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I noticed the SVS website, since its redesign, no longer has an image of the Ultra 13 driver. Good thing I saved a few on my PC.
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i have the pb13 manual pdf file saved if anyone needs it, let me know
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I noticed the SVS website, since its redesign, no longer has an image of the Ultra 13 driver. Good thing I saved a few on my PC.

Just looked at the site. No more gloss black Utras, only that black ash?
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I wonder if the new ultra cone material (Rohacell) is stronger/better than the previous (Polymethacrylimide) cone.
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Just looked at the site. No more gloss black Utras, only that black ash?

I see Piano Black, Black Oak, Cherry, and Natural Oak.

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I wonder if the new ultra cone material (Rohacell) is stronger/better than the previous (Polymethacrylimide) cone.

The following is from Post 251 in this very same thread. It should answer your question.

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Quoting Mr. Stephen Ponte the SVS Ultra13 driver designer:

" . . . Rohacell is the brand-name of the composite foam material we use, for the cone's core (Polymethacrylimide is the technical name of the stuff). . . . we do not purchase the material from the Rohacell people...hence why we don't label it as such.

It was originally developed for the aerospace industry. Specifically for aircraft wings. Since it's inception into the consumer market (maybe 6 years ago?) the speaker industry has embraced the material for it's ultimate rigidity when reinforced with laminated layers of fiberglass, kevlar, carbon fiber, etc etc. Not to mention it's extremely light. Very high stiffness:weight ratio. Which is all ideal for speaker/subwoofer diaphragms...."


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The following is from Post 251 in this ver same thread. I should answer your question.

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Finally have my PB13 ultra set up right. At first, i was completely disappointed, I did not feel bass anywhere in my small living room. I felt deeper bass from a $400 Samsung HTIB Sub. Could not believe the hype it gets, Just a horrible experience overall, i almost gave up on my entire System and was ready to sell everything and forget about HT systems forever.

Well, that was until i moved it to a new location, then I was Blown away! i could not believe subs can be that much sensitive to locations, i mean it was as if I added 10 more subs in my room, just a complete day and night difference. Now i could not be happier with my Pb13

So my advice is, if you aren't satisfy with the bass you're getting with your PB13 MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT till you find that sweet spot, It really can make an enormous difference.

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Just looked at the site. No more gloss black Utras, only that black ash?

Piano black= Gloss black
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Finally have my PB13 ultra set up right. At first, i was completely disappointed, I did not feel bass anywhere in my small living room. I felt deeper bass from a $400 Samsung HTIB Sub. Could not believe the hype it gets, Just a horrible experience overall, i almost gave up on my entire System and was ready to sell everything and forget about HT systems forever.

Well, that was until i moved it to a new location, then I was Blown away! i could not believe subs can be that much sensitive to locations, i mean it was as if I added 10 more subs in my room, just a complete day and night difference. Now i could not be happier with my Pb13

So my advice is, if you aren't satisfy with the bass you're getting with your PB13 MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT till you find that sweet spot, It really can make an enormous difference.

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Piano black= Gloss black

Sweeeet

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Piano black= Gloss black

I realize that. I have a few of their piano finish offerings. I just saw the black ash and oak.
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I realize that. I have a few of their piano finish offerings. I just saw the black ash and oak.

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On another Note, My sub is spitting out Pink insulation lol. have you had this happen before or should i be worried?
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Yes. My PC-12 did this. The side insulation came loose and got chewed a bit by the speaker. Used spray adhesive (per SVS) to reattach it.
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Ok, thanks i sent SVS an email so lets see if they advise likewise.
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Can anyone please tell me the dimensions of the SVS PB 13 ultra shipping box? Im wondering it it will fit in the back of my Toyota highlander? Picking up tonight, need to know soon! Thanks!\\

Nevermind, got them 36x26x31

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Is there way to eliminate some of the shacking in the house? At first it was kinda of cool, but now it has begun to annoy me.... any help appreciate it.
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Is there way to eliminate some of the shacking in the house? At first it was kinda of cool, but now it has begun to annoy me.... any help appreciate it.

How did you go about setting it's gain level?

Sounds like it might be set too hot.

What type of foundation is your house built on? Concrete, raised wooden, etc.

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svs pb13 ultra is great

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Is there way to eliminate some of the shacking in the house? At first it was kinda of cool, but now it has begun to annoy me.... any help appreciate it.

I think mine arrived at -6, turn it up to -12 or something and have you run the room correction software? I find it really dials down the bass. My biggest concen with my bass it having the sound travel through the walls. When they Denon 4313 arrives it looks like it will have a new feature called Audyssey LFC.
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Anyone's woofer installed crooked on the PB13 ultra? Crooked as in the SVS logo is not straight? Would it be a bad idea to un-screw/re-screw to correct position? Also, has anyone had a SVS delivered scratched? or marks on the woofer/grill?

Do you have all these issues on your PB13?
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Anyone's woofer installed crooked on the PB13 ultra? Crooked as in the SVS logo is not straight? Would it be a bad idea to un-screw/re-screw to correct position? Also, has anyone had a SVS delivered scratched? or marks on the woofer/grill?

Did you get a B-stock sub? I would NOT unscrew the woofer to re-adjust. It weighs about 60lbs (more than many complete subwoofers), and if it fell out would damage the woofer/box. I read that special tools are needed to remove the woofer. THe driver is a real best.
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I agree with Croseiv...additionally, if you were able to "turn" the driver so the logo is straight, the mounting screws probably wouldn't be aligned with the threaded inserts in the cabinet. Just curious, how crooked is the logo? I understand you though, crooked stuff drives me nuts.
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I agree with Croseiv...additionally, if you were able to "turn" the driver so the logo is straight, the mounting screws probably wouldn't be aligned with the threaded inserts in the cabinet. Just curious, how crooked is the logo? I understand you though, crooked stuff drives me nuts.


They are threaded inserts? Not just screwed into the wood? Yes these are all the things I found on my new non b stop pb13 ultra

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They are threaded inserts? Not just screwed into the wood? Yes these are all the things I found on my new non b stop pb13 ultra

I remember a few posts regarding rotated logos on the driver. You might lose some extension or accuracy due to this.

I do think it is a reasonable expectation, when making a purchase such as this, that it arrive with good craftsmanship and be blemish-free.

My impression is that SVS has a very good reputation and it would be worthwhile discussing any concerns you might have with them.

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How did you go about setting it's gain level?

Sounds like it might be set too hot.

What type of foundation is your house built on? Concrete, raised wooden, etc.

it's wooden foundation. I have set at 12 o'clock and +3db lol.

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I think mine arrived at -6, turn it up to -12 or something and have you run the room correction software? I find it really dials down the bass. My biggest concen with my bass it having the sound travel through the walls. When they Denon 4313 arrives it looks like it will have a new feature called Audyssey LFC.

Well, I did but I relocated the sub and havent had the chance to re run audyssey. I did change the distance manually.


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Anyone's woofer installed crooked on the PB13 ultra? Crooked as in the SVS logo is not straight? Would it be a bad idea to un-screw/re-screw to correct position? Also, has anyone had a SVS delivered scratched? or marks on the woofer/grill?

I think they are all crooked, the SVS logo itself not the "woofer" post some pictures.
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Was told by svs that my svs pb13 ultra is ready to rock and roll out of the box (plug and play) being that I am using a Denon 4311ci and that I can run audyessy without tweaking any settings. Your thoughts? Also, whats most common as far as using port plugs? I see many using only one, what do you guys think? Should I plug one port before running audyessy? Any other suggestions as far as settings go before running audyessy?

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Was told by svs that my svs pb13 ultra is ready to rock and roll out of the box (plug and play) being that I am using a Denon 4311ci and that I can run audyessy without tweaking any settings. Your thoughts? Also, whats most common as far as using port plugs? I see many using only one, what do you guys think? Should I plug one port before running audyessy? Any other suggestions as far as settings go before running audyessy?

Depends on your frequency mode. No plugs for 20hz mode, 1 for 16 Hz. Get a sound meter to set it up if audessey doesn't do right.

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Was told by svs that my svs pb13 ultra is ready to rock and roll out of the box (plug and play) being that I am using a Denon 4311ci and that I can run audyessy without tweaking any settings. Your thoughts? Also, whats most common as far as using port plugs? I see many using only one, what do you guys think? Should I plug one port before running audyessy? Any other suggestions as far as settings go before running audyessy?

I have the exactly same set up and I made no changes all all. I plugged it in, and the Audyessy software did the rest. Mine was set up with a -6 from the factory on mine and I tried other settings but found myself coming back to a -6 db for my room. ymmv

Are you going to be using for music, movies or a combination. I run about 50/50 and if I ever need to go below 25 then I will adjust the sub but I have not found too many reasons to adjust the sub for those very low extensions especially if it is going to take anything away at the top end. So much of what I send it is around 60-80. I bought the ultra for clean mid bass but it sure does not disappoint at the bottom end. In fact I am really considering adding a second one when I get my Denon 4313 once they start shipping.
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I'm not familiar with the sledge amp but you should always make sure the hipass and crossover are off, PEQ's set to Minimun, room comp off.

I like the stock 20hz tune the best (no ports plugged) you have to try the 3 tunes see which one u like the best Id say.
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I have the exactly same set up and I made no changes all all. I plugged it in, and the Audyessy software did the rest. Mine was set up with a -6 from the factory on mine and I tried other settings but found myself coming back to a -6 db for my room. ymmv

Are you going to be using for music, movies or a combination. I run about 50/50 and if I ever need to go below 25 then I will adjust the sub but I have not found too many reasons to adjust the sub for those very low extensions especially if it is going to take anything away at the top end. So much of what I send it is around 60-80. I bought the ultra for clean bass and mid bass but it sure does not disappoint at the bottom end.

So you didnt use a port plug at all?

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