Originally Posted by ransac
In most setups the remote would not be a selling point. Once your system is properly calibrated, the subs volume should be controlled by the AVR's master volume. I haven't heard of many people using the preprogrammed curves in the Velo. I have heard several say they like the Jazz setting and that is where they leave it.
Without any real listening pro reviews of the SB12, it is hard to say how it will compare to the SPL in sound quality or output. Those that have heard it say it sounds very good, but that is from a consumer's perspective. The real advantage to the SB12 is the price vs the Velo. With the Velo you are paying more for electronics you may or may not use. The SB12 could have external EQing added, but at additional cost. If you were to add the SMS-1 it would make the price comparable to the SPL. For less, you could add the BFD. Or, you may like it as is and save the cost of the electronics.
I hate paying shipping costs, but the price difference is enough that I might take a chance on the SB12. If it performs well, you just saved several hundred dollars. If it doesn't, send it back and go with the SPL.
You are definitely "confused" on this.
It has a 6 Band Auto EQ with mic. This accounts for the room and the user can tailor the bass the way he wants.
The remote can be programmed into a universal in case he wants to make changes on the fly.
SVS SB12 was reviewed in S&V.
Here are some Velodyne Reviews:http://www.velodyne.com/velodyne/new...x?sid=584u130h
I would extrapolate from the Velodyne in the S&V comparison using the specs on their website.
Since, he decided to throw the MSRP price out the window you have to assume he can get them for similar prices.
Ransac, IMO that was not good advice
. You got the major advantage of the Eq wrong and you focused on price which the poster said to ignore.