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SVS SB16-Ultra Demo with Prime Elevation Speakers at CES 2017

I popped into the SVS room at The Venetian in Las Vegas during CES 2017 to hear what a PS16-Ultra plus SVS PRime 5.1.2 system sounds like. It was a lot better than the modest channel count would hint at, and the sub had a lot to do with that. Click the link to read more: http://www.avsforum.com/svs-sb16-ult...s-at-ces-2017/
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A Dolby Atmos mix of Guardians of the Galaxy??? Is Disney going to FINALLY support this audio format at home like they consistently do in the theaters??? A new UHD release coming??? I sure hope so!!!!

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Love the elevation speakers and Id rather use multiple subs then the 1 huge ass one lol.
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A Dolby Atmos mix of Guardians of the Galaxy??? Is Disney going to FINALLY support this audio format at home like they consistently do in the theaters??? A new UHD release coming??? I sure hope so!!!!
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received my sub earlier this week, no regrets. Music and movies sound different but in a good way. Coming from pc13-ultra. Didnt think sound could improve but i was wrong
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I witnessed this SVS setup at CES '17 as well. SB16 was very impressive, but I had just received a pair of Elevations the night before my visit. I was definitely motivated to go home and install mine after hearing this setup. The Cymatics video was the one that really amazed me, with the very articulate bass notes that showed off the SB16 and the moving effects that gave the surrounds and heights a few moments of great activity.

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received my sub earlier this week, no regrets. Music and movies sound different but in a good way. Coming from pc13-ultra. Didnt think sound could improve but i was wrong
May I ask, how do you use your sub?

I own a PB13-Ultra and SVS told me the way I use a sub, upgrading to the 16 would not be of any benefit. Adding another sub would but not upgrading from the 13 to the 16.

I don't play my system loud. That is why SVS told me it would be a waste.

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May I ask, how do you use your sub?

I own a PB13-Ultra and SVS told me the way I use a sub, upgrading to the 16 would not be of any benefit. Adding another sub would but not upgrading from the 13 to the 16.

I don't play my system loud. That is why SVS told me it would be a waist.
music and movies, pb16 plays deeper and louder at all volumes
"waste"

edit: i forgot most important part, it plays bass cleaner. Reggae music never sounded so good
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music and movies, pb16 plays deeper and louder at all volumes
"waste"

edit: i forgot most important part, it plays bass cleaner. Reggae music never sounded so good

Thanks for the info

I considered the 16 ever since it arrived on the scene and was surprised that SVS told me I would not benefit.

I'll have to reconsider.

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Thanks for the info

I considered the 16 ever since it arrived on the scene and was surprised that SVS told me I would benefit.

I'll have to reconsider.
if you have some disposable income just do it, another option would be to add another pb13. My room is small(12x18x8) so really they both are overkill
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Thinking about upgrading my Klipsch sub to SVS.

What is the difference between the SB-16 and the PB-16?

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What is the difference between the SB-16 and the PB-16?

SB = Sealed box
PB = Ported box
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SB = Sealed box
PB = Ported box
Thanks, I just answered my own question through SVS's excellent site.

Since my media room is used for 90% movies and games and 10% music, I think I'll go for the PB. I just need to figure out how to fit that huge thing into the room.

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The elevation speakers are interesting,

It would be a good test to have the 5.2.2 VS 7.2 compare against each other for typical living room systems. Try them out in two or three traditional living room settings from 10 foot MLP to around 15 feet or so--vaulted ceilings, flat ceilings etc.

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Thanks for the info

I considered the 16 ever since it arrived on the scene and was surprised that SVS told me I would not benefit.

I'll have to reconsider.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the blind recommendations to upgrade. If you're not listening at loud levels, not running out of headroom with your PB-13, and not sure you're going to see a noticeable difference in what you have now, you shouldn't upgrade. Keep in mind, it's only going to be louder if you want it to be louder. Otherwise you're throwing money at a problem you don't have.

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the blind recommendations to upgrade. If you're not listening at loud levels, not running out of headroom with your PB-13, and not sure you're going to see a noticeable difference in what you have now, you shouldn't upgrade. Keep in mind, it's only going to be louder if you want it to be louder. Otherwise you're throwing money at a problem you don't have.
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That is what SVS told me. Maybe I should just leave things as they are.

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the blind recommendations to upgrade. If you're not listening at loud levels, not running out of headroom with your PB-13, and not sure you're going to see a noticeable difference in what you have now, you shouldn't upgrade. Keep in mind, it's only going to be louder if you want it to be louder. Otherwise you're throwing money at a problem you don't have.

Ding ding ding. Chainwallet wins the internet for the day.

This forum is so heavily weighted to approve of subs with the most power and extension, that everybody convienently forgets about timbre and integration. Personally, I run dual SB2000's, but am very open that the best sounding subs I've had in my room are smaller, less costly subs by a different manufacturer. Only because of the feature set of the SVS subs do I own those over the other.

So, you think your sub's driver and cabinet are inert? How about the drivers in your mains, their cabinet, or your room? EVERYTHING, sounds like something, and the biggest baddest whatever won't absolutely sound the best in your room. It could, but it's not a given.

I love when someone uses the "all subs sound the same, 80hz is 80hz argument," because they conveniently forget about timbre. In fact, timbre isn't something discussed often on this board because it's unique blend of overtones, undertones and harmonics are not easy to qualify with science.

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Thanks for the info

I considered the 16 ever since it arrived on the scene and was surprised that SVS told me I would not benefit.

I'll have to reconsider.
You gotta like a company that says hey,don't buy our new one because the SVS Sub that you have already does the job perfect for what you need.
Thats awesome but,
I say go ahead and get it if you really want it.It won't hurt and it has to be "Mo Better".
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This forum is so heavily weighted to approve of subs with the most power and extension, that everybody convienently forgets about timbre and integration. Personally, I run dual SB2000's, but am very open that the best sounding subs I've had in my room are smaller, less costly subs by a different manufacturer. Only because of the feature set of the SVS subs do I own those over the other.



So, you think your sub's driver and cabinet are inert? How about the drivers in your mains, their cabinet, or your room? EVERYTHING, sounds like something, and the biggest baddest whatever won't absolutely sound the best in your room. It could, but it's not a given.



I love when someone uses the "all subs sound the same, 80hz is 80hz argument," because they conveniently forget about timbre. In fact, timbre isn't something discussed often on this board because it's unique blend of overtones, undertones and harmonics are not easy to qualify with science.


Good point.
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