So, I have almost a week on my XV15 and what comes to mind is WOW
Coming from a Cadence CSX-12 II to an SVS PB-1000 and finally to the XV15 was an incredible step-by-step process. The Cadence was fine for me from 40hz on up, and not bad to 30hz, but lacked anything below that. The SVS was my first experience into true 20hz, shake my chair stuff, but seemed a bit overwhelmed by my room in the 40hz on up range.
The XV15 is just stupid. During the emergence scene from WOTW, if feels as though someone is behind my seat shaking it......It's pretty ridiculous. It also kills the 40hz plus range and sounds phenomenal on Saving Private Ryan. All of the gun blasts sound like what I imagine they should sound like......LOUD!
I don't like to crank music like I do movies and usually listen to most stuff at -20db to -35db. The XV15 digs deep and reveals so much that I have been missing in songs very familiar to me. It sounds wonderful and blends perfectly with my Klipsch speakers.
This is just a short synopsis of my XV15 and could not be happier. I haven't even gotten into the 30min or more that Tom and I have spoken, (although a lot of that time was about Cleveland Browns football), the fit and finish of the unit, the awesome packaging of the unit, as well as the made in the USA tag that is very important to me. If you are reading this thread and on the fence between a PSA product and another manufacturer, do yourself a favor and trust your gut and go with the PSA, you won't be sorry.
Lastly, some of you guys are nutz! I read that some of you have 2,3,4 of these subs and I just don't know how you guys do it.
One is plenty for me!