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post #21721 of 21741 Old 06-29-2015, 08:02 PM
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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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Well the best thing happened to me....

So i joined the dual club about a month ago with dual pb-2000's. Enjoyed every second of it in my small two person movie room (10x13). Well just accepted a job and am moving out of state. Transitioning from a house to an apartment. Anyways, hard decision but decided one of the pb-2000's had to go back. The final deciding factor was that I would be lucky to fit/play even 1 pb2000 in an apartment yet alone 2. So i pop in the ultimate bass demo disc and give these duals a final run....even ran it 3db hot just for the heck of it. My friends i was blown away and began to regret this decision immediately. So before i tried to tell myself dual or bust i figured let me listen to the same scenes with only 1 sub on. I go to turn off one of the subs and it was already off(black electrical tape hides the blue light). Come to find out i had just watched those scenes with only 1 pb2000 on and was blown away and satisfied. Now of course i turned on the 2nd sub and re-watched the scenes..and literally thought my houses foundation was about to be destroyed, BUT i think i can live with one pb-2000 for a year or so. Had this all not happened im not sure i couldve said that.

On a sidenote svs customer service lives up to all the hype. I once thought i would leave for hsu...but that thought is long gone.

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Well the best thing happened to me....

So i joined the dual club about a month ago with dual pb-2000's. Enjoyed every second of it in my small two person movie room (10x13). Well just accepted a job and am moving out of state. Transitioning from a house to an apartment. Anyways, hard decision but decided one of the pb-2000's had to go back. The final deciding factor was that I would be lucky to fit/play even 1 pb2000 in an apartment yet alone 2. So i pop in the ultimate bass demo disc and give these duals a final run....even ran it 3db hot just for the heck of it. My friends i was blown away and began to regret this decision immediately. So before i tried to tell myself dual or bust i figured let me listen to the same scenes with only 1 sub on. I go to turn off one of the subs and it was already off(black electrical tape hides the blue light). Come to find out i had just watched those scenes with only 1 pb2000 on and was blown away and satisfied. Now of course i turned on the 2nd sub and re-watched the scenes..and literally thought my houses foundation was about to be destroyed, BUT i think i can live with one pb-2000 for a year or so. Had this all not happened im not sure i couldve said that.

On a sidenote svs customer service lives up to all the hype. I once thought i would leave for hsu...but that thought is long gone.
Yeah, I used to only have 1 as well and loved it. Thought people on here were crazy for getting duals. Now I have 2 ultras, and obviously, LOVE IT. But if I HAD to go back to one, after a 1 movie adjustment period, I'd be fine with it.
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I still can't figure out why svs hasn't built a mammoth 16-18 inch subwoofer system. I want to get low gosh darn it, lower!!!
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I still can't figure out why svs hasn't built a mammoth 16-18 inch subwoofer system. I want to get low gosh darn it, lower!!!
in a proper room, even 12 inch sub can go low to 7-8 Hz, it the question of how much real output can it muster, I have dual SVS SB-2000 and have flat extension to 8 Hz in 1500 cubic ft rom. 18 inch drivers will get you more output/power then 12 inch, won't necessarily go lower, it very well depends on room integration.

If you want 18 inch subs then try to look at PSA, they have a few coming out.

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I got my sister a hi-fi stereo amp to go with two speakers I'm lending her for her apartment. I also got her an SB-2000 to accompany it.

If I output my entire 2.1 system from the amp, will the subwoofer crossover frequency override any presets inside the amp itself? Note that it doesn't have any settings on it, so I'm just making sure that if I set 80Hz on the SB-2000, everything will be taken care of as needed.

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The sub would go to the LINE OUT portion.
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I have a question regarding placement of a possible second sub, but I would like to include a pic (a drawing of my humble listening room). Damned if I can figure out how to include a picture (it's sitting on the C drive in my old Windows XP machine)...can anybody walk me through the process of making a message and including a picture, step-by-step? Thanks

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I have a question regarding placement of a possible second sub, but I would like to include a pic (a drawing of my humble listening room). Damned if I can figure out how to include a picture (it's sitting on the C drive in my old Windows XP machine)...can anybody walk me through the process of making a message and including a picture, step-by-step? Thanks

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Use the Attachment button (paper clip) to insert picture from local drive.
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