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Old 07-02-2015, 11:17 AM
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Correct, a flat calibration is just that...flat. In a perfect room, all frequencies would play at 75 dB from the sub's lower limit to the speakers upper limits i.e. 16-20k Hz. So yes when playing movies or content with an LFE signal it is 10dB hotter.

Years ago when I first started using SPL meter to calibrate, i'd do all to 75dB. Then put in scenes I was familiar with and the bass was lacking severely. So I'd tinker with it and would end up at about 85dB.

Then came the receivers with the built in microphones. Again, would calibrate to 75 and put in my test scenes and would be lacking. Then got on the phone w/ Ed at SVS and he said he hears that a lot and it's not uncommon for people to run 5 - 10dB hot.

So, I guess it's just a matter of taste. Sure there's some scenes when my wife is scared our house is going to come down, but I can live with that!!!
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is it ok to turn these on and off at mains plug (with switch "on") on subwoofer ?

just mine seems to use about 50W in idle on auto - I thought this would have been improved over the BASH amps (this is a SLEDGE one)

50W not a huge amount, but 24/7 at current electricity prices it all adds up !
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is it ok to turn these on and off at mains plug (with switch "on") on subwoofer ?

just mine seems to use about 50W in idle on auto - I thought this would have been improved over the BASH amps (this is a SLEDGE one)

50W not a huge amount, but 24/7 at current electricity prices it all adds up !
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Never again am I buying an SVSound product. My SB 13 Ultra stopped working, blows a fuse everytime you turn it on. Always set to "Auto" mode so not left running. Here's SVSound's response (I know what the Sledge amp costs $599! and they brag about what quality materials they use blah blah blah -- mine is one with the BASH amp):

Thanks for contacting SVS! Unfortunately, when the amp starts to blow fuses repeatedly, it is time to replace the amp. The usual cause is an internal issue in the power supply section of the amp and cannot be replaced. The replacement amp for that sub will be the Sledge STA-1000D that currently ships with our Ultra subs. Let us know if you'd like the link for the Sledge amp and we'll send that over to you.
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Never again am I buying an SVSound product. My SB 13 Ultra stopped working, blows a fuse everytime you turn it on. Always set to "Auto" mode so not left running. Here's SVSound's response (I know what the Sledge amp costs $599! and they brag about what quality materials they use blah blah blah -- mine is one with the BASH amp):

Thanks for contacting SVS! Unfortunately, when the amp starts to blow fuses repeatedly, it is time to replace the amp. The usual cause is an internal issue in the power supply section of the amp and cannot be replaced. The replacement amp for that sub will be the Sledge STA-1000D that currently ships with our Ultra subs. Let us know if you'd like the link for the Sledge amp and we'll send that over to you.
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What I wonder should be acceptable?

If it's out of warranty, then what else? Yes it's expensive and that sucks but do you think you should be given a free amp? Free repair?

It is a problem with digital amps, compared to regular amps in say Rel/BK that are pretty simple and easy to fix.

I have a SBU13 and the cost of replacement amp is a little concerning..

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What I think is reasonable is them offer to repair it or offer a discount on a Sledge amp to replace the crappy BASH amp. Any idea why they switched from BASH to Sledge in the PB 13 Ultra? I have my guesses...
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What I mean by repair is charge me to repair it I don?t expect them to do anything for free.
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yeah I understand and agree, the £600 price is a bit extortionate. I don't think these digital amps are easy to fix.

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What I mean by repair is charge me to repair it I don?t expect them to do anything for free.
How long have you owned the sub?
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7 years
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That is tough. I would be upset as well..but this could happen with any manufacture, if you were within the 5 year warranty period with SVS they wouldn't repair the amp they would replace it. I assume if they had the means to repair the amp they would provide you that option.

If an hsu, psa, rythmik component gave out, outside of the warranty coverage period your option would probably be very similar to what SVS is offering.
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What I mean by repair is charge me to repair it I don?t expect them to do anything for free.
Does HSU, Reaction, PSA, etc offer to repair blown amps that are out of warranty?
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Never again am I buying an SVSound product. My SB 13 Ultra stopped working, blows a fuse everytime you turn it on. Always set to "Auto" mode so not left running. Here's SVSound's response (I know what the Sledge amp costs $599! and they brag about what quality materials they use blah blah blah -- mine is one with the BASH amp):

Thanks for contacting SVS! Unfortunately, when the amp starts to blow fuses repeatedly, it is time to replace the amp. The usual cause is an internal issue in the power supply section of the amp and cannot be replaced. The replacement amp for that sub will be the Sledge STA-1000D that currently ships with our Ultra subs. Let us know if you'd like the link for the Sledge amp and we'll send that over to you.
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Not sure I see anything really wrong here. Not all manufacturers are going to repair an older amp that is out of their production run.

You could consider just getting the amp repaired locally at a local AV repair shop. That's your best option...
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Not sure I see anything really wrong here. Not all manufacturers are going to repair an older amp that is out of their production run.

You could consider just getting the amp repaired locally at a local AV repair shop. That's your best option...
That's if the class D amps can be fixed.

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I have 3 750w bash amps for sale if interested.
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