SVS SBS-01 Owners thread - Page 13 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #361 of 1330 Old 08-28-2006, 08:56 AM
Newbie
 
lrbkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Here's my set up- just completed all connections this past weekend but still need to calibrate- early impressions with DVD, monitor and sound are fantastic although the 2807 set up was rather daunting for this first-timer home theater:

SVS SBS-01 5.1
Sony KDS-60A2000
Sony SU RS11X stand
Denon AVR-2807
Oppo 970
Motorola DCT6200 HD cable box (Comcast)

Center speaker is mounted (rigged) on monitor; SVS speaker stands for front. surrounds to side wall/corners with SVS mounts; sub is 4 ft left of monitor. Thanks AVS threads for the help on research/QA and set up specs for the equipment.
lrbkr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #362 of 1330 Old 08-28-2006, 03:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Zinje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi everyone,

Just wondering if there is anyone in the SoCal area that has an SBS-01 speakers and would not mind sharing by doing an informal demo in Costa Mesa? It would be a good chance to hear and compare it to an X-LS speaker and other brands if you want to bring them along. Here is the link if you don't mind volunteering a set.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&goto=lastpost
Zinje is offline  
post #363 of 1330 Old 08-28-2006, 04:41 PM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
lrbkr the SVS's sound deep rich with DVDs? I am looking on getting the 7.1 ones from SVS and the same reciever you have, I might order them this week.
maingon is offline  
post #364 of 1330 Old 08-28-2006, 07:26 PM
Newbie
 
lrbkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
My sub is the PB10-ISD; I see now SVS has replaced it with PB10-NSD and curious to see if anyone can tell a difference. The best lows and bass I have ever heard from DVD's at low db; maybe not quite as good from CD's and Tuner although TV is almost on par with DVD's. SVS shipping was fast-2/3 days. This set mates well with the 2807-finally got around to callibrating today; haven't played Avia and metered the speaks just yet
lrbkr is offline  
post #365 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 09:09 AM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
With the 2807 I shouldnt be dissapointed with these speakers? I think I will order them tonight or tomorrow morning
maingon is offline  
post #366 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 10:07 AM
Advanced Member
 
EJRothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
why did you spend nearly as much on your receiver as you plan to on your speakers?
EJRothman is offline  
post #367 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 11:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
We wanted a good reciever where we could upgrade the speakers in the future plus it seems a few people use this reciever or a reciver in the same price range with these speakers
maingon is offline  
post #368 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Advanced Member
 
EJRothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yes they do...When I started researching this hobby I too was going to get a recevier roughly equal to the cost of the speaker package. However after learning more I realized that the speakers are far more important and more money should be spent on them. A speaker is responsible for the vast majority of the sound production. Regardless of which recevier you use - assuming the receiver can adequately power them - they will sound roughly the same.

Further, recevier technology changes at a far greater rate than speaker technology. A great pair of speakers are a great pair of speakers regardless of whether they are a day old or a decade old. Obviously not the same for receivers.

Personally, my 5.1 speaker package cost $1300 and my receiver cost $400.

I'm not trying to knock you or your purchase. The Denon 2807 is a great receiver right now and the SVS SBS-01 package are capable speakers.

However, in a game where the object is to get the best possible sound from a given budget, I think shaving $300 off the receiver and putting it towards the speakers would have been a better choice.

Just my 2 cents.

-Eric
EJRothman is offline  
post #369 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Advanced Member
 
Digital Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 716
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJRothman View Post


However, in a game where the object is to get the best possible sound from a given budget, I think shaving $300 off the receiver and putting it towards the speakers would have been a better choice.

Just my 2 cents.

-Eric

What speakers that are $300 more than the SVS, and better, do you recommend?

Guy
Digital Man is online now  
post #370 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 03:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
cyberbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 8,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Man View Post

What speakers that are $300 more than the SVS, and better, do you recommend?

Guy



Ascend - 2 pairs of the 170SE speaker, a 340SE center channel ($898 package price), and whatever $400 sub you want (HSU, SVS, etc.) would be a marked improvement.
cyberbri is offline  
post #371 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 04:35 PM
Advanced Member
 
EJRothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:


Originally Posted by Digital Man
What speakers that are $300 more than the SVS, and better, do you recommend?

Guy

I got 6 Paradigm Titans and an SVS PB10 and feel it is an improvement - note that I use 5 of them in a 5.1 setup mated to a B-stock Denon 2106.

PSB Alpha B1s + SVS sub

I second the Ascend suggestion

possible a Klipsch setup - I'm not very familiar with these speakers

Axiom Audio: 5 M3v2's +SVS

Tannoy's offering in the price range

Etc.

Point is that there are a lot of non internet-direct speakers that I think compare favorably to the SVS SBS-01 system. No one can tell you what sounds best to you, however, you need to go listen.

-Eric
EJRothman is offline  
post #372 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 08:07 PM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
okay we havent bought the Reciever yet but we were looking at this one, because we were planning on Upgrading the speakers in a year and move the SVS upstairs in the living room maybe. Whats a good reciever around 400-500 then? Want HDMI hookups.

Okay if we have 1,500 for speakers cant go over so if its online must include Shipping then. Is there a 7.1 Setup Better then the SVS's for the price range?

what about .....
For Front speakers ..
Klipsch Synergy III 8" 2-Way Dual-Woofer Floorstanding Speaker (Each) - Black/Titanium Color Model: F-3

Center speaker:

Klipsch Synergy III 6-1/2" 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker - Black/Titanium Color
Model: C-3


Rear Speakers : Klipsch Synergy III 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black/Titanium Color
Model: B-3?

or

CBM-170 SE front pr + CMT-340 SE center + CBM-170 SE surround pr + CBM-170 SE back surround pr

If we did this we would get the Subwoofer Down the road though

Or would the SVS be a better choice just go with a cheaper reciever? Been looking for Speakers for a while and Everyone on the board kept referring to the SVS setup for the price range.
maingon is offline  
post #373 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 08:25 PM
Advanced Member
 
EJRothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
It's impossible to say what would be "better" to you. Speakers are very subjective. Some people love the Klipsch sound, others hate it. You need to go listen. The major point is that by opening up your speaker budget you have many options which wil likely sound superior to the SBS. Not to knock them, they can only do so much for their price. Check out the Paradigm lines - Titans, MiniMonitors, Studio 20s. Look at the PSB lines of speakers, ascends, tannoy, etc.

There are a lot of speakers out there for ~$1000 for 5 speakers. You need to find the one that souds best.

As for receiver. If you MUST have HDMI then you're not going to find anything much in the $400-$500 range. There is a Panasonic digital receiver model that has some HDMI switching and some people swear their life on. I am yet to be convinced that Panny is making decent receivers.

Why do you need the HDMI switching? HDMI is far from a stable connection and is still undergoing major change. HDMI 1.3 is coming out and the 2807 doesn't support that. If you buy a receiver now without it you can get another one in 3 years with much better video features. Video switching on receivers is still relatively new.

I have a Denon 2106 B-stock which does not have HDMI switching (does have component). Buying B-stock allowed me to get a receiver with a much higher MSRP for close to $400. Also remember that if you buy Denon you want to buy from an authorized dealer or else you're SOL of something goes wrong. This means fewer discounts up front.

If you're looking to upgrade something a few years down the line I really think you will be better served by getting the speakers you really want now and upgrading the receiver later.

Best of luck,

-Eric
EJRothman is offline  
post #374 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 08:30 PM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
okay 1500 just for speakers what would you guys buy?
maingon is offline  
post #375 of 1330 Old 08-29-2006, 08:42 PM
Advanced Member
 
EJRothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by maingon View Post

okay 1500 just for speakers what would you guys buy?

I'm a Paradigm guy so I'd probably take one step up from my Titans and buy a system based on Paradigm MiniMonitors.

You should probably take this to a new thread though. It's getting off topic.

I also don't want you or anyone else to think that I have any particular dislike for the the SVS SBS-01. SVS makes great products and for what it is I think the SBS-01 is very solid. When I was looking at buying a Yamaha RX-V2600 I was considering pairing it with the SBS-01. Then I learned that that receiver was way too much receiver for my budget and I shifted money from receiver to speakers.

I'm greatly looking forward to SVS' mid and high end speaker lines coming up. I'm already a proud PB10 owner. But I digress...
EJRothman is offline  
post #376 of 1330 Old 09-21-2006, 09:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Zinje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just wondering if there are any SBS owners that run their speakers with a Yamaha AVR. What type of sound do you get with these speakers? Bright? Warm? Your thoughts sincerely appreciated.
Zinje is offline  
post #377 of 1330 Old 09-21-2006, 12:09 PM
Advanced Member
 
drdoan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I run my SVS's with the Yammie HTR-5990 and it sounds great! I think the speakers will do well with any good receiver. I also think that sound treatment on my walls has improved the sound the most noticeably. Dennis

Dr Doan, Gonstead Chiropractor
It's the NERVE!
drdoan is offline  
post #378 of 1330 Old 09-21-2006, 10:34 PM
Member
 
rossi46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I really want this speaker package, but shipping to Hawaii would be $280. Is it worth it?

edit: turns out shipping will be a bit less, this quote was using a freight company instead of UPS/FedEx.

Thinking about jumping on this deal...

Panasonic 50ST60 | Oppo BDP-103 | Marantz SR5008 | KEF KHT-3005 | BlueJeansCable
rossi46 is offline  
post #379 of 1330 Old 09-22-2006, 04:49 AM
Senior Member
 
subbedout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wild wild west
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I also run mine with a Yamaha RX-V620, and I thoroughly enjoy the sound! I am in the market for a new receiver, but I'm taking my time with that one... my Yamaha has served me well, and I was so pleased with how everything (movies and music) with my SVS 5.1 setup, I figure I'm in no rush
subbedout is offline  
post #380 of 1330 Old 09-22-2006, 07:27 AM
Member
 
jswanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm seriously considering purchasing SVS's 5.1 speaker system. I want to know what people think of the quality of the center channel? Is the dialog clear while watching movies?

Will the speakers accept banana plugs?

The room is about 3200 ft^3, and a pretty open floor plan. So, I'm thinking the 12" sub would probably be the better choice, but that would be stretching my budget.
jswanner is offline  
post #381 of 1330 Old 09-22-2006, 08:08 AM
Advanced Member
 
drdoan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
jswanner, I have had the 7.1 setup for almost a year now and I can assure you that dialog is the best I have had in my HT room. The clarity is noticeable when I listen to other setups with different speakers. There is no sibilance or harshness at the levels I listen to. I can't wait to see (hear) how they are going to improve on these speakers with their next level of speakers. PM me if you want more info. And, yes, they accept banana plugs. Dennis

Dr Doan, Gonstead Chiropractor
It's the NERVE!
drdoan is offline  
post #382 of 1330 Old 09-23-2006, 03:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
maingon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Any suggestions for Speaker Stands that are 2 feet or less for the SBS Center Speaker? Any suggestions for Subwoofer Cables for the PSB PB10-NSD need a length about 25-30 Feet so it can be in the front of the room. Or else we could put it in the back of the room
maingon is offline  
post #383 of 1330 Old 09-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Newbie
 
EdForsythe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Try Blue Jeans Cable. I bought the LC-1 Subwoofer cable and I am pleased with the quality *and* price. You may actually talk to these people on the phone. They're friendly, helpful, and they know what they are doing!
EdForsythe is offline  
post #384 of 1330 Old 10-04-2006, 07:12 AM
Senior Member
 
flyNAVY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I second Blue Jeans Cable. They have one of the best customer service departments of all the companies I've dealt with and their product quality is second to none. I try to get all my stuff from them.
flyNAVY is offline  
post #385 of 1330 Old 10-04-2006, 02:31 PM
Advanced Member
 
nate358's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Do you think these would work in a 23'x35.5' with 7.2' 5,000 cubic ft room? I'm thinking of a 7.1 setup and upgrading to the 12" sub. They will most likely be run by an Onkyo 604, which I believe puts 90 watts per channel.
nate358 is offline  
post #386 of 1330 Old 10-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Advanced Member
 
nate358's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
sure would be nice to know if anyone thinks they will work!
nate358 is offline  
post #387 of 1330 Old 10-05-2006, 09:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
cyberbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 8,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 53
The speakers should be fine, but that may be a bit of a stretch for the sub in that room. If you go with just the PB12, you'll want to be sure to put it pretty close to the listening position (behind the couch, next to it, etc.).
cyberbri is offline  
post #388 of 1330 Old 10-25-2006, 12:14 PM
AVS Special Member
 
bgillyjcu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 3,018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm getting my mains and center tomorrow! Can't wait to hook them up to my Pioneer 1014 and see how much better they sound that my Cerwin Vegas did.

(two E-310's for mains and E76c for the center that are now gone to a lack of new living room space)

Still going to use the LW-12 for the Sub for the time being.

So I'll have SVS Fronts and Center, LW-12 Sub, and Average surrounds for the time being.

I Hope I'm not sad to lose my Vegas....

Twitter @ Clefoodandbrews
 

bgillyjcu is offline  
post #389 of 1330 Old 11-06-2006, 10:22 AM
Member
 
MugenPower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
SBS-01 Owners,

I just bought an SBS-01 HT system to go along with my Plus/2 sub. I have a question for y'all. I want to buy somes stands for the speakers. Are the stand offering by SVS the same as the Sanus BF31B Speaker Stands?

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-bbDGZ0v...+speaker+stand

Thanks,
M1
MugenPower is offline  
post #390 of 1330 Old 11-09-2006, 02:08 PM
Newbie
 
Tomislav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yep, they are the BF31s. (Just got my SBS setup today!)

Nice stands, and a nice touch is that you can fill 'em with sand for added weight. Something that is VERY goofy (to me, at least) about them is that the speakers just sort of sit on them. Not screwed in, not 'slotted' in or anything of the sort. You just set 'em down on the shelf.

Not sure if I am very keen on that part. I do plan on wall-mounting eventually, but still, I would have liked the stand-to-speaker attachment to be more positive.

(Minor quibble overall, though. The speakers themselves, which are what matters, are awesome!)
Tomislav is offline  
Reply Speakers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off