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My theater room is 26X14. I am having trouble figuring out which model to get. I don't want to get something that is overkill though. I am thinking either the Pc Ultra or the PB Ultra 13. I have a stage with a proscenium so the cylinder would be ideal but would that affect the bass since its back there? The other option is getting the box sub and putting it out in front of the proscenium on the floor where the corner meets which would put it more out in the open and not behind a structure like the cylinder would be.

Also, for that size of a room are these subs overkill?

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I am having trouble figuring out which model to get. I don't want to get something that is overkill though. I am thinking either the Pc Ultra or the PB Ultra 13.

Contradictory statements, you don't want overkill yet you mention SVS latest and greatest subs.

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I don't want to skimp but will either of those be too much for a room that size?
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I don't want to skimp but will either of those be too much for a room that size?

You're in luck. As part of the clean sheet redesign for the new flagship ultra-13 sub, they added a volume control.

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No get it then your done. Not over kill imo unless the room is sealed they you maybe able to go smaller but I wouldn't JME
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Ok, the volume knob would definately help. I just don't want to overpower everything else. I currently have a pair of Def Tech in wall subs which was stupid because the rattling is unavoidable and they just don't pack enough punch but oh well lesson learned.
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In that size room, if it is a sealed room, then only the PB10 might have to strain. With either Ultra, you are getting the best sounding SVS sub with enough output headroom that the grin on your face will tell you it is not overkill.

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There is no such thing as overkill... IMHO, getting the new Ultra13 is a no brainer if you can afford it.

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It's only overkill if you calibrate it too hot. The 13Ultra is about high SQ and a lot of headroom. Headroom is a luxury you should always try to afford. You don't actually hear headroom, but when you run out of it, the SQ goes right with it.
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Get the 13, It won't be too long, and you will buy another one...

You can never have enough bass !!!!
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It's only overkill if you calibrate it too hot. The 13Ultra is about high SQ and a lot of headroom. Headroom is a luxury you should always try to afford. You don't actually hear headroom, but when you run out of it, the SQ goes right with it.

He's right. I got a PB10 for my tiny 11x10 room about a month ago and I've already talked to Ed Mullen from SVS about adding another SVS to my system. If you can afford an Ultra (PC or PB), get it! Sound quality will be excellent, and as mojomike said, headroom is something you never hear, but as soon as you run out it ruins the experience a la port chuffing, driver bottoming, and distorted bass that can't keep up with the rest of the system.
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Ok, what about the cylinder vs the box sub? If I put the cylinder behind the proscenium will that affect the bass?
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Am I the only one wondering what the f**k a proscenium is?
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Am I the only one wondering what the f**k a proscenium is?

Unfotunately, I think you are

Do a search on the Dedicated HT thread.

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Try a dictionary..........
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/proscenium

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Basically, I have a stage and then dummy walls built on the left and right that are covered with gom fabric that hide the left and right channels. So the sound can escape but didn't know whether the sub being back there behind wooden structures would dampen the sound?
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I haven't heard the PC but my PB13U is excellent and hard to fault from a sound quality point of view.

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Ok, what about the cylinder vs the box sub? If I put the cylinder behind the proscenium will that affect the bass?


There is no difference between the box and cylinder subs of the same line.

Just a matter of taste really....box or round!
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I'm not worried about the difference. What I am curious about is if I go with the cylinder and put it back behind the stage whether all the wood from the structure will dampen the bass affect vs the box out on the floor in front of the stage.
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I'm not worried about the difference. What I am curious about is if I go with the cylinder and put it back behind the stage whether all the wood from the structure will dampen the bass affect vs the box out on the floor in front of the stage.

A definite maybe, depending on how much reinforcement it creates. I had a cylinder in a corner, loaded behind a big DLP, large fronts and a fully loaded rack/stand, with no drawbacks. It might be just fine. If you go with the cylinder and have to move it out, at least you can pick it up.

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