Originally Posted by Billy p
Well the Svs SB13u is here...I hope to hear from Tom either tomorrow or Wednesday telling me my XS has shipped. Fingers crossed...
Anyhow...here are some pictures of it...I only ran a quick set up for now with my avr for a quick listen. I'll say one thing right off the bat ....the ultra drivers hardly move unless they're driven...I noticed this prior with its big brother the pb13 and again with this unit. I don't plan on pushing this to its limits but I'll need to get some EQ before I can seriously give it some listening. Heh...I'll also need to read or download the manual because its missing and I want to read up on all the DSP modes & setting offered within this unit. I'll likely find something that works and leave it alone.
Do you guys think once my xs30 arrives it would be better to stack em or co-locate the 2 subs to compare them?
Anyhow here some pictures of the sb13u...same location for now as my last sub and likely where the xs30 will settle into. For now the one word I'll use to describe the sb13 is cute...my wife called it that when see seen it tonight...women...lol.
You are certainly doing it right, Billy p. Tom mentioned to me that stacking would be best to compare the two (obviously, the little SB13u on top of the much larger XS30). I, along with everyone else, will be curious about your thoughts on the two after breaking them in and testing them.
There is one musical track I used to compare their music capability (most music, you may not hear much of a difference, but this track I had no problems determining the subs' capabilities). It's Mike Oldfield's "Shabda" track from "Music of the Spheres". I suggest you download the track and test them.
I downloaded the manual from the SVS website. If you have any questions at all about either sub, contact PSA / SVS. I interfaced with Ed Mullen at SVS and Tom at PSA. Both were extremely helpful and prompt with their responses.
I wish you the best, Billy!
Music area: Magnepan 3.6, McIntosh MC2205 amp & C48 preamp, SVS SB13-Ultra, Oppo BDP 95, dbx 3BX, and assorted equipment.
Movie area: EMP Tek E5Bi (were rebadged to R5Bi), RBH/EMP Tek R55Ti, PSA S3000i, Denon X2000, Oppo BDP 83.