Originally Posted by pinkeye
Interesting ... I didn't realize the XV15 would dig down to 15Hz ... is that a realistic, feel-it in the seat of your pants 15Hz that you can notice out of the sub from your listening position or do you need to be like a foot or two from it? I only see one port on the XV15 so I'm assuming there's no max extension mode / plug up a port to get what you want i.e the hsu's? A ported sub doesn't bother me in the least just because that's what i had and I was very impressed with it (again, assuming it's a clean ported sub like what I'm used to) ... i also like being able to get the output from my sub in case I want to put in a blu ray and feel the t-rex coming down my hall
...i'm curious, have you ever owned or have you demo'd / listened to a hsu sub to compare with your PSA's or any others etc.?
Since I am looking, to keep my list as short and concise as possible ... Am I in a good place to just keep it to either hsu or PSA or are there any others in this price range I need to consider? As I'm researching, I just want to make sure I'm looking at the best etc. So hsu & PSA really all I need to look at to get what I want?
I have measured 113db @ 15hz with dual XV15's...however that is with both placed nearfield within 6ft of the main LP. Yes the room feels like its going to fall apart and the windows are going to blow out lol. I have herd one HSU sub and it was a older model, I believe a Turbo? I
I think it sounded good...I have also listened to many other subs ranging from polk, velodyne, paradigm, kenwood...etc. I have been the most satisfied with PSA. What was the final factor in deciding to do business was the customer service. Tom V originally a former owner of SVS is amazing to deal with. He will go out of his way to make sure you are satisfied and happy with your purchase. Never once has he put down any other product, but he simply tells it like it is. Tom always responds in a timely manner and if a problem with your sub ever occurs, he is quick to resolve the issue. I also like how he posts cea 2010 output numbers for each one of his products. There is no hiding anything with PSA, its all laid out on the table.
Another good company to look at is Outlaw audio if you want to stick with a down firing sub...Again all 3 companies mentioned make good products. I think your deciding factors should be biased towards budget, warranty, and customer service. All 3 will excel in performance and sound quality. Matter of fact I have not herd any body complain about sound quality with any ID company....ie SVS, Rythmik, PSA, HSU, or Outlaw.
here is a max output graph of the xv15's before any eq was applied in room.
here is a graph after adding a mini dsp.