Originally Posted by spyboy
Too bad no one here has forked over the money to get one of these subs and test it. Ricci would be great.
Ilkka tested all of these subs. He did not do any subjective listening, but his results should be comparable to Ricci's.
This is a list of all Ilkka's tests.http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...rer-model.html
This should be very similar to the funkywaves 18.0.http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...aled-100l.html
The measurements back up what bfreedma experienced between the svs and jl. The JL has more output above 40 and the SVS in the ported configurations has more output below 40hz. The TC Sounds does measure the best. It will give the most output just about everywhere, can handle the most EQ at low frequencies to match its output to the room and has the least distortion.
The size difference between the SVS and JL is pretty significant, so first I would decide if you have any size restrictions and what type of finish you want. This alone may make your decision for you.
Personally, this is how I would sum up these choices.
If you don't need the most output at low frequencies, but want a small sub and are uncomfortable buying a sub without seeing it or listening to it, go for the JL.
If you want to save some money or possibly get dual subs, gain some output down low over the JL and lose some output above 40hz and don't mind a larger sub go for the SVS.
If you want the most output, can handle a box larger than the JL and are willing to pay the most, go for the Funkywave 18.0.
To make things more complicated, two other top choices to look into would be the JTR Captivator and the Seaton Submersive HP.
I would suggest calling each company (SVS, Funk Audio, JTR and Seaton) and explain your situation and goals. A good conversation can sometimes help you figure out what sub best fits what you want.