Originally Posted by braveheart123
It is less than approx 1800 cu ft for now i.e. in my bedroom. I need to future proof this purchase in terms of headroom and pressurization of a room twice the current one.
Totally understandable. This one is a hard one imo. I never have had a chance with the Rythmik but we all know what a great sub it is. Take a little max output away from the PC version of the ULTRA (you would have to ask Ed where unless there has been a change???) and the disparity in spl is a tad more than suggested over at data??? That being that though, I have always been a big fan of the ULTRA. The ULTRA’s I‘ve had, I favored the PC version over the PB. It’s just so darn easy to deal with, that’s not to say you would be moving it around all the time, but something to think of if you make it back stateside, and like you say $hipping to you. I agree with Brian that the ULTRA has a little of a thicker sound trait to it.. the SQ suited me very well. What SVS is able to do with that 50.5 pound driver we all know is quite a achievement! That’s not to take away from Brian on what he has done with the HP. They both have feature rich amps. I guess it comes down to if you want to base your decision totally on SPL/headroom or consider the other factors into your decision? SVS costs a little more, but then how much difference in shipping are you looking at? You then want it to be a long term decision if you can, so $$ shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. If you ever want two for smoothing and more headroom, what can you place better?? Being where your at and the history I’ve had with SVS customer support, I would definitely favor SVS. OUTSTANDING
.. Just shoot them a test mail and see what I mean.
I dunno, things to think about, either or, your decision will be the right one for you and like said, nice to see you make the plunge as hard as it is with your situation. Looking forward to your impression whatever you choose.
EDIT> Thinking about it, I think it’s just the low end on the PC is a little less 1-2dB max due to the internal volume is a little different between the PC and PB.Edited by steve nn - 10/16/13 at 6:23pm