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I was doing some tests with my PB13U and got it to ~109dB on a 20Hz test tone. Master volume was set to -15dB. Heard some heavy reverberations that sounded like a jackhammer, which was probably the room, but want to make sure I wasn't bottoming it out. Do you think that output is safe?
I had the volume levels set to -3db on my sledge amp for my Ultra and my avr was set to -3 aswell.And i can say that subwoofer was PUMPING SOME SOUND'S.So i would not worry about how hard you play it worry about who is hearing it lmao.None the less i played my volume level on my receiver at -10 reference sound.IT WAS MIND BLOWING.I MISS MY ULTRA!!!!!
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To calibrate, should I use the sledge amp's built in P-EQ based on my readings first, or just let MultEQ XT handle it?
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My mind is still debateing if it's worth buying dual PB-2000S over buying 1 PB-13 Ultra again.To be far if i buy a pb-13 ultra gain.I don't see me going dual with the ultra as that's subwoofer is a beast of it's own.But everyone is telling me different that haveing dual is better then 1 sub.I was thinking about dual PB-12 PLUS'S.But at this point spending 2,649.99 for sub's s a little bit over my budget.Infact i don't even know what the right budget really is.My mind want's to buy a plus just to see how low it can still get from a ultra .But then my mind is like maybe dual pb-2000s would still shake the house down.Then my mind is like **** it let me buy again the ultra lmao.
If i were you i would buy a dual pb12+ you will still have more output than the ultra and also the benefit of duals...if i had a place i would have a dual pb12+...but now i have dual sb13 ultras (i had dual sb12 before) which are still pretty good and can hammer very well if i want them to but when i had one sb13ultra i thought i would never buy another ultra as one was enough and it was pricey here in Europe...but you know that when you go dual you can never look back at one again...so i just wanted to tell you that pretty soon you will buy another ultra if you get one now ...go for dual pb12+ you will be more than happy... i am done for upgrading subs for a very long time
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I run mine very hot then. -12 on sledge and -3 on AVR for both my ultras.
I need to do REW soon as I have a crap living room with big windows, high ceilings, just lots of crap. Haha
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I run mine very hot then. -12 on sledge and -3 on AVR for both my ultras.
I need to do REW soon as I have a crap living room with big windows, high ceilings, just lots of crap. Haha
try running the sledge amp at -3 then the AVR at -3 trust me you will be happy then set the speakers you have to small and make sure all of the speaker crossover levels are at 80htz then for the bass set that crossover to 120 htz.Trust me you will have the ride of your life.just make sure you follow the setting's i gave to you.And yeah it's going to be one hell of amout of bass.smooth chrisp bass and it wont even hurt in the ear's.
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PCI 20-39 SVS sub

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I have a older model SVS sub, the PCI 20-39, would turning up the gain on the sub or the volume on my receiver get the sub more punch?
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I have a older model SVS sub, the PCI 20-39, would turning up the gain on the sub or the volume on my receiver get the sub more punch?
I used to have the PCI 20-39 and LOVED it. Not sure what you mean by more punch, assume you mean volume. When talking with SVS customer service, think it was Ed, I remember him saying it's a good idea from your AVR to send it a clean signal, around -3 to -5 and then turn up the gain at the sub. That way it's getting a good clean signal from the AVR and letting the AMP on the sub do the work.

From memory, I think my gain was set about 12 - 1 o'clock (it is a turn knob, correct?)
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.. I have a older model SVS sub ... would turning up the gain on the sub or the volume on my receiver get the sub more punch?
It should, and the easiest way to find out is to try it.
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Thanks for your reply, I going to change to the levels you gave and see if their is any improvement.
I will let you know the results.
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Hi all
I have a older model SVS sub, the PCI 20-39, would turning up the gain on the sub or the volume on my receiver get the sub more punch?
Might as well try, SVS love their limiters so it isn't like you're going to be able to do any damage to the sub.

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Cool Worked great

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Thanks guys, the change in my setting were right on point.
Thanks for the fast replies, I am back to how a SVS sub should sound.
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Hi all
I have a older model SVS sub, the PCI 20-39, would turning up the gain on the sub or the volume on my receiver get the sub more punch?
I had a PCI 20-39 a while back and the only issue you have to be careful with is not to drive it too hard. I used to,push mine too hard early on and recall hearing the driver bottom then one day... Silence, I blew the driver. Fortunately I was still in warranty and they were great and sent me a new driver. It was one of the reasons why I sold the 20-39 and got a PC Ultra that I still have.
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Hey question to all who know this answer.What are the materal's SVS use's for the PB-200,PB-12 PLU AND PB-13 ULTRA.Are they all the same or different.From what i was told the only thing i know is the Ultra driver the metal is a metal that is REALLY COST$$$$$$$$ LOT'S OF MONEY .Can anyone tell me more detail's tho.Because i always wondered if they use the same stuff for all there driver's as the ultra.
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I used to have the PCI 20-39 and LOVED it. Not sure what you mean by more punch, assume you mean volume. When talking with SVS customer service, think it was Ed, I remember him saying it's a good idea from your AVR to send it a clean signal, around -3 to -5 and then turn up the gain at the sub. That way it's getting a good clean signal from the AVR and letting the AMP on the sub do the work.

From memory, I think my gain was set about 12 - 1 o'clock (it is a turn knob, correct?)
Interesting, I heard (forget who from, not necessarily an SVS guy) to get the sub's gain as close to 0 as possible, and then adjust your AVR receiver accordingly... even if (for someone like me) it's all the way down to -10 to make that happen.

I guess that's a no, then?
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