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Old 07-28-2014, 08:06 AM
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Question to those with STA-1000D amp -- is it usual for this thing to be non responsive unless it has a signal. Two times now I have had to either start playing content, or unplug the sub for 10+ seconds and repower -- in order to get the menus to come on when toggling with the select knob. This can't possibly be normal behavior??
I find to get the welcome screen to come up, I have to push the knob for a few seconds (this is normal I think). However, when the welcome screen appears, it quickly disappears before going into the menu. Further, it then takes a looooong time for the welcome screen to come back up by again pushing the knob -- but this time, when the welcome screen appears, it does then go into the menu and all is well. It's a pain but I control the sub via my A/V receiver, so after initial setup, I'll almost never touch the sub's internal menu.

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Old 07-28-2014, 08:16 AM
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Just a quick note to pass along something that surprised me about the new SB13-Ultra that I just bought and have been posting about this past week. Although I expected for bass to be louder, cleaner and more powerful, I didn't expect the entire system to sound so much better. The system sounds much clearer, open and better overall - not just the bass but everything. I can't explain it but my wife has definitely noticed this too.

I'll stop now so I don't sound too much like a fanboy!
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Just a quick note to pas along something that surprised me about the new SB14-Ultra that I just bought and have been posting about this past week. Although I expected for bass to be louder, cleaner and more powerful, I didn't expect the entire system to sound so much better. The system sounds much clearer, open and better overall - not just the bass but everything. I can't explain it but my wife has definitely noticed this too.

I'll stop now so I don't sound too much like a fanboy!
That was my exact same thoughts after bringing the SB13 into my setup. Everything just sounded amazingly better. Congrats on your new Ultra.

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Just a quick note to pas along something that surprised me about the new SB13-Ultra that I just bought and have been posting about this past week. Although I expected for bass to be louder, cleaner and more powerful, I didn't expect the entire system to sound so much better. The system sounds much clearer, open and better overall - not just the bass but everything. I can't explain it but my wife has definitely noticed this too.
I had the same sensation when I added the SB-2000 to my system, in a smallish room. I did not get that impression with a PB-1000. That probably says more about the room than the PB1, however.
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Just a quick note to pass along something that surprised me about the new SB13-Ultra that I just bought and have been posting about this past week. Although I expected for bass to be louder, cleaner and more powerful, I didn't expect the entire system to sound so much better. The system sounds much clearer, open and better overall - not just the bass but everything. I can't explain it but my wife has definitely noticed this too.

I'll stop now so I don't sound too much like a fanboy!

I've owned a few bad subwoofers that made everything sound worse.
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I find to get the welcome screen to come up, I have to push the knob for a few seconds (this is normal I think). However, when the welcome screen appears, it quickly disappears before going into the menu. Further, it then takes a looooong time for the welcome screen to come back up by again pushing the knob -- but this time, when the welcome screen appears, it does then go into the menu and all is well. It's a pain but I control the sub via my A/V receiver, so after initial setup, I'll almost never touch the sub's internal menu.
Thanks for the reply...

I talked with Ed at SVS, and it seems that the DSP section of the amp will go to sleep and this makes it difficult to wake. The best option seems to be flipping the power switch to on, as opposed to auto for a moment to get it to come on...

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Thanks for the reply...



I talked with Ed at SVS, and it seems that the DSP section of the amp will go to sleep and this makes it difficult to wake. The best option seems to be flipping the power switch to on, as opposed to auto for a moment to get it to come on...

Thanks for the info. As I said, I won't be using the sub control menu much, but it's good to know.

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I still have it. It is past 45 days so I would have to pay shipping on both subs. I'm just trying to figure out if the SB13 would still give me even more slam then the PC12 plus.
Yes it will. I had the pc12 plus & pc20-39 prior to getting the SB13-Ultra. The 13 series is a big upgrade from the plus series. Just watched Oblivion and wow. Very impressed. Michael Jackson's This is it sounded so much better than the pc12 plus that I am thinking the pc13-ultra may not be an improvement over the SB ultra.
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Well I just have to tell you all because I just can't believe it. After four years with 4 PB13 Ultras and 2 PB12 Pluses and an ASEQ1 in a 12x12 square room, I finally got my room graph flat. I set the ASEQ1 to 1 in and 1 out, which I have never done (always 1 in and 2 out to the left and right stacks of subs respectively), but out of laziness I thought I'd give it a try, and wham, it is flat. I had the graph certificate up on my laptop for a half hour because I just couldn't believe it. I tried to tell my wife about this momentous occasion, but she just stared at me blankly. You fellas, are the only ones that might care lol.
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So i got my klipsch RS-62 II SURROUND'S.And i have to say man these speaker's are big.I am glad i got the surround first over the subwoofer.Thi right now as i am writeing this no joke i am blasting the hobbit desolation of smaug.And let me tell you the sound's i am getting from the surround's are fantastic.I how ever do want to get the svs pb13-ultra still.Man reason i need it I want to feel more power of bass.I feel that the bass in my RF-7 II are a little lover then i thought in bass.Maybe its because the hobbit is more bass driven then it is speaker driven too.IDK i know there is going to be a big different once i get the svs pb13 ultra.I will ost pic soon.just need to do some fixing on my receiver for calabration a little more.
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ok after of weeks of decision making I finally pulled the trigger on SVS PB 2000 yesterday. Im excited ^^ I'll try to post picture once it comes. I almost couldn't sleep last night because of my excitement.
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Well I just have to tell you all because I just can't believe it. After four years with 4 PB13 Ultras and 2 PB12 Pluses and an ASEQ1 in a 12x12 square room, I finally got my room graph flat. I set the ASEQ1 to 1 in and 1 out, which I have never done (always 1 in and 2 out to the left and right stacks of subs respectively), but out of laziness I thought I'd give it a try, and wham, it is flat. I had the graph certificate up on my laptop for a half hour because I just couldn't believe it. I tried to tell my wife about this momentous occasion, but she just stared at me blankly. You fellas, are the only ones that might care lol.
You have 6 huge subs in a 12 x 12 room?

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ok after of weeks of decision making I finally pulled the trigger on SVS PB 2000 yesterday. Im excited ^^ I'll try to post picture once it comes. I almost couldn't sleep last night because of my excitement.
Congrats to your new sub, let us know what do you think when you get it!!!

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Congrats to your new sub, let us know what do you think when you get it!!!


Sure will but it wont come until couple of weeks coz I live in Guam.
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Sure will but it wont come until couple of weeks coz I live in Guam.
I know it is hard to wait even longer but it is worth to wait!!!

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You have 6 huge subs in a 12 x 12 room?
Yes, and with the three Buttkickers in the couch, it's a visceral experience (and now flat!).
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stupid and over the top. In a 12' x 12' room dual PB12 Plus would be more than you ever would need. Let alone two Ultra's.
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stupid and over the top. In a 12' x 12' room dual PB12 Plus would be more than you ever would need. Let alone two Ultra's.
Thanks for your intelligent input.
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That actually is intelligent input because hes looking at it in a practical way. If it makes you feel good to have far more bass than is necessary for your room that would be emotional.
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yeah I'm all for getting quality subs, but 6 high end subs in a medium sized room? Daft! I'd keep the two Ultras, sell off all the others. Or indeed dual SB Ultra 13's. Using SB Ultra 13 in a 800' cu room, you could say that is over the top, well PC Ultra 13 was so I got rid of it. PC Ultra duals in a 3m x 3m room would be way stupid.
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Thank you all for your positive comments. My emotional and stupid room is downright incredible. Perhaps if you all could visit you would feel and think differently. And I like the daft comment. Yes I am daft lol.
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stupid and over the top. In a 12' x 12' room dual PB12 Plus would be more than you ever would need. Let alone two Ultra's.
I don't think Popalock would think it's stupid. But, then again...
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Thanks for your intelligent input.
It's your setup. If you like it, don't worry about what other people say. People like HTIB's to Popalock system. Telling someone that their system is stupid is just a reflection upon themselves. Enjoy the music!
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stupid and over the top. In a 12' x 12' room dual PB12 Plus would be more than you ever would need. Let alone two Ultra's.
Jealous of his subs?
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stupid and over the top. In a 12' x 12' room dual PB12 Plus would be more than you ever would need. Let alone two Ultra's.
Says the jealous man who is experiencing extreme bass envy.

Seriously, your comment is the only thing stupid going on.

How would you know what is "more than" anyone would need?
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Thanks, that's exactly what I think. I'm not judging anyone's setup here. Have fun and enjoy!
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Thanks, that's exactly what I think. I'm not judging anyone's setup here. Have fun and enjoy!
No criticism at all, but I did wonder how you get all the equipment into the room, not to mention chairs? A pic would be terrific, I'd love to see what it looks like. Wouldn't mind hearing it either, but from Denver the impact probably wouldn't be that great.
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Yes a picture or two would be cool.
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That setup must shift internal organs
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