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I realized long afterwards, but it was almost definitely improper forum etiquette to change the main topic thread of PSA subs (which I will be buying for sure) I should have sent a PM instead. sorry about the error.
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Hey, since you have experience with SVS. Which SVS sub do you think is on par with the XV-15 performance wise?

Well, I only want to comment on the SVS and PSA subs I've owned, which are the PC12-NSD and the XS15. However, measurements at Audioholics and Data-Bass make me think that Fineberg may be on to something.

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Well, I only want to comment on the SVS and PSA subs I've owned, which are the PC12-NSD and the XS15. However, measurements at Audioholics and Data-Bass make me think that Fineberg may be on to something.

I envy you and Fineberg. Well, that's not totally true. I envy all PSA owners here!
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Btw the pb12+ vs xv15 comparison is supported by Tom V as will smile.gif
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Pretty impressive for the XV15, considering the respective price points of the 2 subs!

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Been having my XV30 for about a week now. The only thing I have to say is that it's ridiculous! In a good way, Lol biggrin.gif

Don't mind my gear. Had to take the baseboard out to fit it in that cubby. Its a perfect fit and sounds great!

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Been having my XV30 for about a week now. The only thing I have to say is that it's ridiculous! In a good way, Lol biggrin.gif

Don't mind my gear. Had to take the baseboard out to fit it in that cubby. Its a perfect fit and sounds great!

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I hate houses with openings like yours. I would take that wall down and make it flat.
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Been having my XV30 for about a week now. The only thing I have to say is that it's ridiculous! In a good way, Lol biggrin.gif

Don't mind my gear. Had to take the baseboard out to fit it in that cubby. Its a perfect fit and sounds great!

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Is the rear port being blocked by placing it in that area??? Couldn't that cause damage to the sub?
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I also think to my unprofessional knowledge that it would make the bass directional being 'holed' up in there, no?!?! Sub should be out in the open rather than 'holed' up.

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I hate houses with openings like yours. I would take that wall down and make it flat.

Great insight. That's good information to know. rolleyes.gif
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Been having my XV30 for about a week now. The only thing I have to say is that it's ridiculous! In a good way, Lol biggrin.gif

Don't mind my gear. Had to take the baseboard out to fit it in that cubby. Its a perfect fit and sounds great!

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How much of a gap is there from the port to that wall? It should be at least 4-6"

Congrats!
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Great insight. That's good information to know. rolleyes.gif

haha I was just thinking to myself, how does that comment help.
I'm sure you're not about to rip down the wall....lol
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Crappy smartphone camera but that is my XV30 next to my ARX A3.
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Crappy smartphone camera but that is my XV30 next to my ARX A3.

Nice setup. Not very much space in between.
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haha I was just thinking to myself, how does that comment help.
I'm sure you're not about to rip down the wall....lol

Well besides my and his comment. I do agree that's not the best place for that sub.
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Nice setup. Not very much space in between.

Lol nope, if I moved the tower any further in it would be infront of the screen.
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What if you moved the sub further along the wall, towards the back of the room (couple feet or so)? Would give your tower a bit more room to "breathe"......and, may just improve your bass. wink.gif
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Well besides my and his comment. I do agree that's not the best place for that sub.

No I agree that it's not the best placement, I just found the comment about ripping down the wall pretty funny.
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No I agree that it's not the best placement, I just found the comment about ripping down the wall pretty funny.

I would rip that wall out. I was serious too. smile.gif
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What if you moved the sub further along the wall, towards the back of the room (couple feet or so)? Would give your tower a bit more room to "breathe"......and, may just improve your bass. wink.gif

Do you mean bring the sub out some? Because the sub can't go any further in, towards the screen wall because of the vent hole on the sub.
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Yes, out, towards the back of the room.
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My 2 cents. If you move the sub a few feet towards the back of the room, it might help with the bass.....but
he might get some reflections from his main right front speaker off the top of the sub. It (the sub) is pretty tall
at 25" or so.

If it sounds good to your EARS, let it go.

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My 2 cents. If you move the sub a few feet towards the back of the room, it might help with the bass.....but
he might get some reflections from his main right front speaker off the top of the sub. It (the sub) is pretty tall
at 25" or so.

If it sounds good to your EARS, let it go.

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Yeah I tried that, I didn't really feel a noticeable difference. Also I kind of didn't like how far out the sub was sticking out. I really don't have allot options in sub placement, I think my doors are in the sweet spot because the sub shakes the **** out them. I mean it really sounds like I'm in a freaking earthquake. I'm jealous of my doors. But yeah, the way I routed my sub wire through the wall I'm now limited on sub placement. Lesson learned.
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I'm currently running a Acoustech H100 in my living room setup and want to upgrade. I'm looking for better sound and something I can "feel" more. The H100 was good for my apartment but I don't feel it really fills the room with bass in the house. I've attached a pic of my floor plan with the circle where the sub is. I really cant put it anywhere else. I have a 1 year old and wife to deal with and that's the only approved spot for it. Anyway as you can see from the pic the living room is 2656 sq ft and open to the kitchen. Will a XV15 be enough for my space? 65% movies/tv and 35% music is around what it will be used for. chelsea.JPG 79k .JPG file
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Crappy smartphone camera but that is my XV30 next to my ARX A3.

Nice stuff Smoken! It is a monster!

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I'm currently running a Acoustech H100 in my living room setup and want to upgrade. I'm looking for better sound and something I can "feel" more. The H100 was good for my apartment but I don't feel it really fills the room with bass in the house. I've attached a pic of my floor plan with the circle where the sub is. I really cant put it anywhere else. I have a 1 year old and wife to deal with and that's the only approved spot for it. Anyway as you can see from the pic the living room is 2656 sq ft and open to the kitchen. Will a XV15 be enough for my space? 65% movies/tv and 35% music is around what it will be used for. chelsea.JPG 79k .JPG file

All PSA subs are kid friendly as you can sit on them, push them, sleep on them, bang them with a toy and I am sure it won't put a scratch on the exterior. biggrin.gif
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I'm currently running a Acoustech H100 in my living room setup and want to upgrade. I'm looking for better sound and something I can "feel" more. The H100 was good for my apartment but I don't feel it really fills the room with bass in the house. I've attached a pic of my floor plan with the circle where the sub is. I really cant put it anywhere else. I have a 1 year old and wife to deal with and that's the only approved spot for it. Anyway as you can see from the pic the living room is 2656 sq ft and open to the kitchen. Will a XV15 be enough for my space? 65% movies/tv and 35% music is around what it will be used for.

Yes, I think a single XV15 will handle a 2600 cu. ft. room pretty well, especially if the room has mostly solid walls around it as it seems to have in the floor plan you attached. However you should certainly reach out to PSA's staff and ask for their advice--they'll go over the fine details with you, and give you a more confident recommendation than I can. Contact info is at the PSA site.

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Nice stuff Smoken! It is a monster!
All PSA subs are kid friendly as you can sit on them, push them, sleep on them, bang them with a toy and I am sure it won't put a scratch on the exterior. biggrin.gif

Good to know! Although my wife still wont let me position it anywhere but that corner. frown.gif
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Yes, I think a single XV15 will handle a 2600 cu. ft. room pretty well, especially if the room has mostly solid walls around it as it seems to have in the floor plan you attached. However you should certainly reach out to PSA's staff and ask for their advice--they'll go over the fine details with you, and give you a more confident recommendation than I can. Contact info is at the PSA site.

It's actually pretty open to the kitchen.... there is a wall but it is a half wall with an arch in it. Good suggestion I will definitely contact PSA and see what they say.
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You can't see much of the gap in that pic, but its almost 4" away from the port. I know the manual stated the minimum to be at least 3" away from the port.

I'm gonna try out different areas for placement, but my options are limited.

Thanks!
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Sorry, the post above was in reference to my pic...
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