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Which would you guys choose???? Help me decide!! smile.gif
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Just curious if the Rythmik FV15HP would beat out the Ultra?? It can go as low as 14hz!! So it's making me wonder. Thanks! smile.gif
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Either should be a fine subwoofer.

Go with your gut my son and enjoy your decision and question no more else be lead astray by fanboys. ;}

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It can go as low as 14hz!!
I doubt it. If it does go that low, what kind of dbs can it output? Correct me if I am wrong but those highly rated subs like Submersive, JTR Captivator, etc.. are not even rated down that low from their specs. Honestly, it is hard for me to spend that much for a single 13" sub and I love SVS (I have the SB12NSD). I would get the passive Captivator + Behringer EP4000 amp for the price of the 13 Ultra. I see you are in Canada, so SVS might be the cheaper route.
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My vote is the PB13. I own a PB and a PC Ultra and I can't imagine anything better

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My vote is the PB13. I own a PB and a PC Ultra and I can't imagine anything better

Thx for the info! smile.gif
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I doubt it. If it does go that low, what kind of dbs can it output? Correct me if I am wrong but those highly rated subs like Submersive, JTR Captivator, etc.. are not even rated down that low from their specs. Honestly, it is hard for me to spend that much for a single 13" sub and I love SVS (I have the SB12NSD). I would get the passive Captivator + Behringer EP4000 amp for the price of the 13 Ultra. I see you are in Canada, so SVS might be the cheaper route.

It does go that low, and it has respectable output, especially considering the cost.

98.5dB at 12hz in one port mode.

http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=51&mset=49

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If you are in Canada, you ought to check out Funk Audio's subwoofers. Extremely competitive performance wise and very sexy. The 18.0 is to die for.
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At least were down from 3 choices to 2 subs choices... The data-bass sight should provide a lot of info


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I see you're still over-thinking this... wink.gif
You've stated numerous times that you REALLY want SVS' flagship sub. So...buy it. smile.gif
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The FV15HP seems to offer very similar performance at a bit lower price. Why not?
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At least were down from 3 choices to 2 subs choices...
Actually, we're back up from one choice - the PB13-Ultra the OP had recently settled on - to two. wink.gif

I'd reiterate my suggestion that he sell his current subs and go with dual PB12-Plus subs, but that would just muddy the waters... biggrin.gif
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Pretty similar performance between the two but the FV15HP digs a bit deeper. +9dB over the PB13U at 12.5Hz. Less footprint and smaller overall as well.

Due to the significant price difference I'd think it's a no-brainer in favor of the Rythmik- though it's on back order according to the website.

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Due to the significant price difference I'd think it's a no-brainer in favor of the Rythmik ...
Too late - he already bought the PB13-Ultra. wink.gif
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Aknot5,
Do you happen to have similar data for the HSU VTF15H? Thanks.
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I don't think that can of worms should be opened again in this thread. biggrin.gif

But I'll let you read through this and do some comparison: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/hsu-vtf-15h-supplemental/hsu-vtf-15h-cea-test-results

Remember to drop 6dBs comparing 2m vs 1m.

Short version, SVS and Rythmik are better performers ($ not withstanding).
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Yeah I finally decided on the SVS PB13-Ultra and hope its amazing and worth every penny! I sat on the checkout button for 2 hours!! hahahha
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Thanks Aknot. I was trying to compare all of these with the Power sound XV15 and weigh the performances and prices. StylZ25, sorry to use your thread for this.
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