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Well SVS shipped me a 25-31 and let me just say the thing is a hideous looking beast! For my application it was just WAY too big... I pictured the unit being much smaller - I was completely wrong. The thing looks like an oil barrel. Now no disrespect because upon hooking it up my apartment complex felt like it was going to shake from the very foundation the 6 story building was planted to. The thing is so strong pictures throughout my 800 sq foot pad magically left their homes and fell to the floor. The bass is incredible - crystal clear and strong... your chest feels like it's going to cave in from the pressure! So this is going back for a WAF approved SB-12-Plus in piano black
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If I had a dedicated HTC room 500+ SQ ft I would consider this unit... otherwise stick witha PB10...

BTW - SVS customer service is easily the best online buying experience I have ever had - these guys made the return so easy I didn't even have to blink an eye on the exchange.
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Well SVS shipped me a 25-31 and let me just say the thing is a hideous looking beast! For my application it was just WAY too big... I pictured the unit being much smaller - I was completely wrong. The thing looks like an oil barrel.

Hah. Well, the easiest way to get high-performance bass for a reasonable price is by allowing lots of cabinet space/efficiency in the design...as you noticed from its performance. Still, a big tube ain't everyone's cup o' tea.

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I think the big tubes look sweet. Put that in a corner and people are like WOW ....then they hear it and their JAWS hit the floor.

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You must have never seen this picture :-)

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You must have never seen this picture :-)


That picture is priceless....

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My wife let me have dual 20-39s in our family/theater room. Then she let me have dual PB12 +/2s.

She is so use to living with me that when the new JL arrived she commented that it looked "funny" because it was so small.

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You thinking that your SVS is big is making many DIYers laugh. That is small!

Don't take that as an insult, just the truth.

And remember, when you want to add a second one, just start by showing your wife a picture of SteveCallas's monster. She will quickly agree to the baby SVS.

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try laying your 25-31 on its side, and take off the base plate.
it becomes "smaller" that way.

Relatively speaking.

I have a 20-39 and it actually hides underneath a coffee table that I have in the corner of my room. It fits well and all my guests think I must have one of those tiny little subs that they can't find.
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SVS 25-31 PCPlus is a tiny little tube.............

Here you can see it - placed in the middle - between Dual Center Speakers


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Impressive!!! I'll bet you don't have a problem with snow accumulating on your roof.

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That room has to be an acoustical nightmare!! wow..No absorption and and those walls on the roof line...

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SVS 25-31 PCPlus is a tiny little tube.............

Here you can see it - placed in the middle - between Dual Center Speakers




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Flageborg, you really need to make a video of you walking up to this wall and plugging in your iPod to drive it all.

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Flageborg, you really need to make a video of you walking up to this wall and plugging in your iPod to drive it all.

LOL, I was thinking more along the lines of putting a 13" TV on top of the SVS (in between the two center channels, of course).

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LOL, I was thinking more along the lines of putting a 13" TV on top of the SVS (in between the two center channels, of course).

That would be funny, too. I noticed the DVDs in the rack, but no TV. So how about a 13" B&W with aluminum foil wrapped rabbit ears.


Ooops. Looks like the white bar under the top Center is a pull-down screen.

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I noticed the DVDs in the rack, but no TV.

It just doesn't jump out at you.

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That would be funny, too. I noticed the DVDs in the rack, but no TV. So how about a 13" B&W with aluminum foil wrapped rabbit ears.

There is a pull down screen hanging from the ceiling. But yet, that would be funny.

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There is a pull down screen hanging from the ceiling. But yet, that would be funny.

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Yea. Just noticed that and edited my last post. Well winter is setting in, maybe Flageborg will take some of our advice and give us all a chuckle.

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Flageborg,

Yes the SVS is huge to those who upgrade from tiny subs,I wonder how it all sounds.I have two rooms even fuller of audio goodies! Fun to see I am not alone

You need more subs!

Ask yourself mortal , do you have as much displacement as me ? The answer is no unless you have a Windmere fan sub.
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Flageborg,

Is that a Newcastle receiver?

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You must have never seen this picture :-)


Nice pic , I love my 25-31PCi

(btw , thats a 12x12x12 8" Advent sub next to it)

super dirty , super clean , pow
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oops double post

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I have two rooms even fuller of audio goodies! Fun to see I am not alone

Lets see pictures
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Lets see pictures

Sorry not now,I have to make them presentable. They look like a grand mess.

Ask yourself mortal , do you have as much displacement as me ? The answer is no unless you have a Windmere fan sub.
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How would your wife react if it looked like these?
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Don't hurt 'em Randy.

They ain't ready for that :-)
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They ain't ready for that :-)

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