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post #31 of 271
Looks great Roger and jimcap4.

Hey Jimcap what center and tower speakers are those so I can have a size refrence rti_? and csi_?

thanks
post #32 of 271
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Originally Posted by ShawnS View Post

The box looked a little beat up.

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Originally Posted by Roger Weiner View Post

There was a gash in one of the corners of the box but no internal damage.

Unfotuanately, that seems par for the course around here as well--the last few audio components I have taken delivery of have had significant damage to the boxes including large puncture wounds, gouges, crushes, etc.

It's good to know SVS does a good job packing the insides to ward off the damage! Keeping my fingers crossed until next week...

Thanks for all the pics, everyone!

(Roger and Shawn--can you please consider posting pics of the sub in your system so we can get an idea of the size and how the sub integrates space-wise in your system?)
post #33 of 271
Now that pictures area surfacing and theres an actual "review" of it I really want to get it home. I'm renting a uhaul tomorrow if I can't grab a truck from someone.
post #34 of 271
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Originally Posted by Gelinas View Post

Looks great Roger and jimcap4.

Hey Jimcap what center and tower speakers are those so I can have a size refrence rti_? and csi_?

thanks

Gelinas. Polk rti-8 and csi-5. Here's a couple of pix's Thanks
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post #35 of 271
My god is that a sub or a water heater?

Sorry if i sound like a hater, but I actually own my little SB12 plus and I love it. Most of the pleasures of sub ownership, ... none of the fugly.

Hey, I won't lie, if i were single, I'd probably buy one of those too. I'll just read the reviews and live vicariously through you guys, ha!
post #36 of 271
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Originally Posted by jimcap4 View Post

Gelinas. Polk rti-8 and csi-5. Here's a couple of pix's Thanks

Congrats! Looks great.
post #37 of 271
Tube subs are mathematically effective however!
post #38 of 271
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Originally Posted by Azanon View Post

My god is that a sub or a water heater?

Sorry if i sound like a hater, but I actually own my little SB12 plus and I love it. Most of the pleasures of sub ownership, ... none of the fugly.

Hey, I won't lie, if i were single, I'd probably buy one of those too. I'll just read the reviews and live vicariously through you guys, ha!

Well it sure can't be called pretty. but it's a badass. Plus it's big enough to hug.
post #39 of 271
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Originally Posted by Roger Weiner View Post

It arrived today just as promised. As others described SVS is shipping it in boxes labeled 20-39 PC Plus. There was a gash in one of the corners of the box but no internal damage. Calibrated it using Audyssey which came with my Denon 989. First blu ray I grabbed was Master & Commander, dialed in the first scene with canon fire. WOW. The chair I was sitting began vibrating. I'm off for the next few days with 8 new blu rays to watch. In between I'll try some music and get back to you. Here are a few pics.

Great pics! I'm sure you will love your new cylinder sub especially it's the plus. I had 20-39 PCi model 3 years ago and I love it. Congrats!
post #40 of 271
Somebody mentioned a review of the new sub, where is it? I checked the official SVS thread and Googled it, I still can't find it.

I see new pictures but nothing on the bass and sound.
post #41 of 271
I'd like a review as well

Also, thanks for the pics with the rti8.
I have the same speakers and thought the pc12 plus was going to be the same height. Now I know
post #42 of 271
Well having played with the sub for 24Hrs here my first impressions

Looks
Built quality is excellent. I was worried that the fabric covering might make it look cheap. But thats not the case. My GF summed it up best saying, “It looks dangerous”

Sound
I have a Yamaha RX v3800 I first calibrated using its YPAO system. It set the mains/surrs to large, cross over to 60hz and ran the sub 6dB below the mains/surrs. I wasn’t thrilled with those setting so I changed mains/surrs to small, cross-over to 80Hz and ran the sub 3dB a above the mains/surrs. I used 300,The Hulk. Hancock and Band of Brothers, Blue-rays as my test material. The bass was clean and deep. It could be felt and seem to come from all parts of the room. Very Nice! I’m planning to get a hold of a SPL meter this weekend and do some more tweaking

I‘ve spent over 8 months looking for the right sub. I’m grateful to the people on this board in helping me make an informed decision. Thanks I’m a Happy Guy.

My Stuff
Receiver- Yamaha RX-V3800
Front speakers –Polk RTI 8
Center –Polk CSI-5
Rear – Polk FX/ A4
Surr- Polk FX/3
SUB - SVS PC-12+
HD-dvd - Toshiba HD-A35
Blu-Ray Panasonic DMP-BD35
TV - Panasonic 50PZ750U 50in Plasma
post #43 of 271
I haven't opened up my Band of Brothers yet, how is it? I have the DVD set so I am curious to how much the Blu Ray version has improved. I haven't even touched most of my Blu Rays because I am waiting on my new PC12 Plus sub and the 20-39 PC+ amp replacement. Can't wait!
post #44 of 271
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I haven't opened up my Band of Brothers yet, how is it? I have the DVD set so I am curious to how much the Blu Ray version has improved. I haven't even touched most of my Blu Rays because I am waiting on my new PC12 Plus sub and the 20-39 PC+ amp replacement. Can't wait!

Picture. Noticeably better than the standard DVD.
Sound. Remixed in DTS-HD. Awesome.
post #45 of 271
Finaly got it home. I'm in an apartment though so wasn't able to watch any movies or even get it going tonight since it was 9pm. Did run the antimode sweeps. Whole place started vibrating a couple times.

Planning on doing an impromptu movie night (day) saturday and run through iron man, hulk, wotw and either sunshine or cloverfield if we can get them in before the sun goes down.

Jimcap4, looks like hancock on the screen there, is that movie any good? Looks like it has the potential to have some heavy bass scenes too.

EDIT: The baseplate on mine has a knick in it. I haven't looked at in detail yet but figure one of you might know. Is the baseplate easily removed and replaced? If so I'll ask them RMA and replace the baseplate but I'll be damned if I'm going through the effort/hassle to ship the whole monster around for a 1inch piece of torn mdf/vinyl.
post #46 of 271
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Originally Posted by kreativeimages View Post

Somebody mentioned a review of the new sub, where is it? I checked the official SVS thread and Googled it, I still can't find it.

I see new pictures but nothing on the bass and sound.


Sorry, that was me. When I said reviews I meant the guys saying it sounds good to them. Not proffesional reviews.
post #47 of 271
Thread Starter 
Watched my first movie last night, The Incredible Hulk. The SVS gain set to the midline position. The LFE were absolutely incredible. It is true, not only can you hear the low frequencies but you can feel them. The chair I was sitting was vibrating. During the movie one of the kids went outside to use their cell phone and when they came back they mentioned they could still hear it outside the house. After it was over I replayed a few scenes and walked over to the sub and I couldn't believe how much wind was coming out of the top ports.
I am very happy and glad I spent weeks researching prior to my purchase. The comments from everyone in this forum has been invaluable.

I now know what it means to be blown away!
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post #48 of 271
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Originally Posted by Azanon View Post

My god is that a sub or a water heater?

Sorry if i sound like a hater, but I actually own my little SB12 plus and I love it. Most of the pleasures of sub ownership, ... none of the fugly.

Hey, I won't lie, if i were single, I'd probably buy one of those too. I'll just read the reviews and live vicariously through you guys, ha!

That's what an acoustically transparent screen and false wall are for! Hides my PC-13Ultra well and takes advantage of the limited footprint.

The ultimate in WAF is not seeing it at all!
post #49 of 271
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Originally Posted by SoapDoctor View Post


EDIT: The baseplate on mine has a knick in it. I haven't looked at in detail yet but figure one of you might know. Is the baseplate easily removed and replaced? If so I'll ask them RMA and replace the baseplate but I'll be damned if I'm going through the effort/hassle to ship the whole monster around for a 1inch piece of torn mdf/vinyl.

Hi SoapDoctor,

Very sorry about that nick! Please drop us a line at techsupport@svsound.com and we'll get a new baseplate out to you. They're easy to switch out, no need to send the whole sub back.

Thanks, and have a great day.
post #50 of 271
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Originally Posted by SoapDoctor View Post

Finaly got it home. I'm in an apartment though so wasn't able to watch any movies or even get it going tonight since it was 9pm. Did run the antimode sweeps. Whole place started vibrating a couple times.

Planning on doing an impromptu movie night (day) saturday and run through iron man, hulk, wotw and either sunshine or cloverfield if we can get them in before the sun goes down.

Jimcap4, looks like hancock on the screen there, is that movie any good? Looks like it has the potential to have some heavy bass scenes too.

EDIT: The baseplate on mine has a knick in it. I haven't looked at in detail yet but figure one of you might know. Is the baseplate easily removed and replaced? If so I'll ask them RMA and replace the baseplate but I'll be damned if I'm going through the effort/hassle to ship the whole monster around for a 1inch piece of torn mdf/vinyl.

Hi SoapDoctor,
Hancock was okay. The frist half was really funny, but then it kinda dragged. I was also disappointed with the LFE. It seem to be subdued in the mix. I give it a rent.

To all: have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
post #51 of 271
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Originally Posted by Jack Gilvey View Post

Hi SoapDoctor,

Very sorry about that nick! Please drop us a line at techsupport@svsound.com and we'll get a new baseplate out to you. They're easy to switch out, no need to send the whole sub back.

Thanks, and have a great day.

Will do, figured I'd wait until the holiday was over to worry about it.
post #52 of 271
That is what I call customer service!!
post #53 of 271
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Originally Posted by SSweetImpalaSS View Post

That is what I call customer service!!

Assumed I wouldn't get a response until Monday at the earliest if I sent an email to thier CS so I fiugred I'd wait until Monday to email them. Decide to ask on here if anyone knows about the baseplates and they hunt me down and answer my question on Thanksgiving day. Pretty impressive.
post #54 of 271
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Originally Posted by SoapDoctor View Post

Assumed I wouldn't get a response until Monday at the earliest if I sent an email to thier CS so I fiugred I'd wait until Monday to email them. Decide to ask on here if anyone knows about the baseplates and they hunt me down and answer my question on Thanksgiving day. Pretty impressive.

SVS service is incredible. The only problem is that you get spoiled really quickly. On the off chance that it takes more than a few hours for you to get a response to an e-mail you start to worry and get impatient!
post #55 of 271
Here are some pictures of my setup with the new PC12-Plus. It sounds absolutely fantastic. It digs much deeper than my previous subwoofer and I'm hearing bass now that I never heard before on movies. Iron Man and Cloverfield are simply insane. Definitelly my big upgrade for the year. My equipment list is listed below:

TV: Mitsubishi WD-73733 73-Inch Widescreen 1080p HDTV
Receiver: Denon AVR-2805 DD-EX/DTS-ES 7.1
DVD Player: Denon DVD-2200
HD DVD Player: Toshiba HD-A35, Toshiba HD-A1
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic DMP-BD55
Speakers: Klipsch Reference Series (RF-25 Mains, RC-35 Center, RS-25 Surrounds)
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-Plus
Power Conditioner: Monster PowerCenter HTS2600
5.1 Analog Switcher: Zektor HDS4.1
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post #56 of 271
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SoapDoctor View Post

Assumed I wouldn't get a response until Monday at the earliest if I sent an email to thier CS so I fiugred I'd wait until Monday to email them. Decide to ask on here if anyone knows about the baseplates and they hunt me down and answer my question on Thanksgiving day. Pretty impressive.

That really is amazing, on Thanksgiving day. I wish I had more money to buy things from them just so i can experience their awesome customer service some more.
post #57 of 271
Got a chance to watch a movie. Black Hawk Down. Seen a number of times but had no clue what the "Irene" scene was. Was pretty obvious what the Irene scene was with the pc12+. My old sub never did anything like that. I'm in love.

I'm in Baton Rouge so after katrina it was a regular occurence to have Blackhawks flying over pretty low on thier way to New Orleans. You get to recognizing the sound, vibration running through the house and the overall "There's a blackhawk flying over," experience. Had the reciever at -15 (75db at 0) and the sub is calibrated 2db lower than the rest of the speakers. Pretty much perfect simulation of the real thing flying over. If I didn't think my neighbors would show up with torches and pitchforks I'd love to hear it at refrence.

Want to buy a second one for no reason than too much of a good thing is a good thing. 1 is overkill in my apartment/condo so 2 would lead to my homeowners association voting me off the island.

Thanks for the early christmas SVS, I'm happy as... well I can't really say that in an all ages forum.
post #58 of 271
Can't wait, mine shipped out 4 days ago. Thanks for the awesome reviews and feedback!
post #59 of 271
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kreativeimages View Post

Can't wait, mine shipped out 4 days ago. Thanks for the awesome reviews and feedback!

Your gonna love it !
post #60 of 271
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Originally Posted by Roger Weiner View Post

During the movie one of the kids went outside to use their cell phone and when they came back they mentioned they could still hear it outside the house.

SWEEET!!!

BTW, for those of you who have started playing with the sub--any impressions on how the sub operates with the various ports open/closed?
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