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post #1 of 9 Old 09-10-2007, 01:28 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried this new Orb subwoofer yet? Just curious as I have the Super 8. Thinking about upgrading if it is worth it.

http://www.orbaudio.com/index.asp?Pa...PROD&ProdID=57
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I have never heard that sub, but for the price I am certain there are many other subs that come to mind which will out perform it. There are even a few choices about the same size which should out-do it.
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Has anyone tried this new Orb subwoofer yet? Just curious as I have the Super 8. Thinking about upgrading if it is worth it.

http://www.orbaudio.com/index.asp?Pa...PROD&ProdID=57

Hi

If you really need a subwoofer of that size, the SVS SB-12 Plus would be my first choice.

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I'm betting it's better than you think...the Super Eight is pretty awesome. Looks like they updated that sub, too, I think the 200W is an upgrade. Anyhow, I have only had the Orbs for a couple of years and don't have the luxury of upgrading the sub just yet. Not sure I even need to, but of course I'm curious.
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I might take a look at the SVS SB-12. I hear it's a pretty good sub. I have orbs right now. This is the only reason I was thinking of staying with an orb sub because I'm not sure how another brand of sub would sound with the orb sats.
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I don't see how this sub would be a better choice than the SVS SB12Plus

The SB12 is/has
- about the same size (just slightly larger 13.5 x 13.5 x 14.5)
- uses a superb 12 inch custom driver (much better than most other drivers in this price class)
- 45 day trial guarantee
- more power: 425W bash vs 300W
- has room compensation and one band PEQ to get a flat response for almost any room (this is a BIG advantage IMO)
- more inputs/outputs
- excellent verified specs (flat down to 22Hz anechoic which is excellent for a small sub)
- superb build quality

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I might take a look at the SVS SB-12. I hear it's a pretty good sub. I have orbs right now. This is the only reason I was thinking of staying with an orb sub because I'm not sure how another brand of sub would sound with the orb sats.

How a sub sounds is a matter of your room and the way it integrates with your mains. Integration is done by calibrating its controls and choosing your location carefully. With all the options that the SB12 has (PEQ, room, phase, high level inputs and outputs), there is no way that SB12 cannot be successfully integrated with ANY speaker.

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The SB12 is superb with everything except the deepest bass (<25). With music, it is exceptionally good. Lets put it this way: For 2ch music, I use a stereo pair of SB12's and that's with a PB-13Ultra in the house. The reason they are so good is that they don't sound like subs at all. If you didn't see them, you would just think my front towers simply had excellent extended bass response. They sound that natural.
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any more thoughts on this?
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I agree that based on the specs it is difficult to see how the SVS would not be superior.
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