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post #241 of 15829
Like Kipp said, check all your connections. Best to unplug and plug back in with a twisting motion. Check your DVD connections, too. Are you using the optical, coax, or analog outputs from the DVD player?
It is hard to describe a sound and harder to interpret what it sounds like from someone's description. But it sounds like you may have bottomed the driver, or you have a defect in the DVD, or you have a problem with one of the electronics (sub amp, AVR, DVD player). Can you recreate the problem? If you can repeat it, turn off the sub and set your speakers to large. Try it again, but listen closely to the passage that makes the pop. If you hear it from your mains, then it is the DVD, the DVD player, or the AVR. If you repeat it and you only hear it from the sub, then it's time to contact SVS. They will be very accommodating.
post #242 of 15829
A bit off the subject but though it was worth a mention
When I was looking for a new sub as you know it came down to the Velo SPL12 or the SVS SB12+
WE know who won and here is why
after reading SVS owners /Velo Owners threads 90% of the Velo foks were posting My amp is brurned out /poping noises and other PROBLEMS -That did NOT make me comfortable & did not want to play that game
Cant wait to Get my new SVS SB12PLUS
Thanks ~
post #243 of 15829
Hmm popping noise is what i heard. Almost like when you blow up a brown paper bag then pop it.

I will double check my connections. I am using my xbox with a Digital optical cable to my receiver. I suppose that could be a problem. Never was before though. But i suppose things are vibratinf more then they use to .

Think i am going to swing by radio shack and grab a SPL meter.
post #244 of 15829
I hear a poping sound when my sub comes on and when it goes off after it not being used. I have a old Advent 8====inches====>. Not sure what it means but it never happens during movies.
post #245 of 15829
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Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

I hear a poping sound when my sub comes on and when it goes off after it not being used. I have a old Advent 8====inches====>. Not sure what it means but it never happens during movies.

I have an SVS and I never hear any noise when it comes on or turns off. I have to wait until the source is going before I know the sub turned on and I trust when I shut down that the sub will turn off.
post #246 of 15829
well arent you guys lucky, the JBL 8400P (thats going back to the store) sounds like the "little cricket" from men in black whenever it turns on, making this CREEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKK sound that makes me think the tweeters on my fronts just ruptured.
post #247 of 15829
By the begining of November I will be the proud owner of a SVS sub! Waiting for my funds to come in.... until then I can only dream of my wet pants flapping in the wind!
post #248 of 15829
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Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

By the begining of November I will be the proud owner of a SVS sub! Waiting for my funds to come in.... until then I can only dream of my wet pants flapping in the wind!

Please leave out the visuals. With statements like this, the forum may attract a whole new class of members.

Shouldn't you have moved the word 'wet' three words to the left?

What are you going to order? Are you going through the Canadian distributor?
post #249 of 15829
My pants are wet now!

Im going to order when my funds are ready!

I'm going to order a PB-10 from sonicboomaudio, plus the Avia/RS SPL meter, would of went with the 25-31PCi .......but its to much.

I can get the PB-10 plus the the Avia/RS bundle for the same as the 25-31
post #250 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

My pants are wet now!

Im going to order when my funds are ready!

I'm going to order a PB-10 from sonicboomaudio, plus the Avia/RS SPL meter, would of went with the 25-31PCi .......but its to much.

I can get the PB-10 plus the the Avia/RS bundle for the same as the 25-31

Well let us, and especially your fellow hosers, know how you are treated by SBA.
post #251 of 15829
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Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

My pants are wet now!

Im going to order when my funds are ready!

I'm going to order a PB-10 from sonicboomaudio, plus the Avia/RS SPL meter, would of went with the 25-31PCi .......but its to much.

I can get the PB-10 plus the the Avia/RS bundle for the same as the 25-31

You may want to chat with AVS member scottadowns as he was the PB10 King. He had two of them and knows the PB10 inside and out. He can probably share some tweaking tips with you.
post #252 of 15829
hi everybody

I'm looking at SVS SB12-Plus and PB12-plus with one would be better for music/HT
I like the looks of SB12-Plus since a lot of u are happy with it
In two weeks I'm going down to Sonicboom Audio to demo few of SVS subs.
I'm interested in people opinions and those two subs, wright now i'm using Paradigm PS-1000 so i need to upgrate my sub, it just doesn't work well with Paradigm Studio 60v.3

Thank you

Chris
post #253 of 15829
I will be able to tell you in a few days how the SB12 Plus blends with my paradigm 40's V.3
post #254 of 15829
Looking forward to that
What made u decide to get SB-12plus over Pb-12 plus
Do u think seald sub SB-12plus is superior to vented
post #255 of 15829
The SVS SB12 is a compromise for people that want an SVS product but can't have a sub as large as their traditional subs.

If you have an option, get the larger sub, the PB12+, hands down. Or even a PB10-isd if you don't need insane levels. There is no comparing the SB12 and the traditional SVS offerings.
post #256 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

My pants are wet now!

Im going to order when my funds are ready!

I'm going to order a PB-10 from sonicboomaudio, plus the Avia/RS SPL meter, would of went with the 25-31PCi .......but its to much.

I can get the PB-10 plus the the Avia/RS bundle for the same as the 25-31


What are you doing!?

Get the 25-31Pci, and see if you can borrow a RS meter, or maybe santa will bring you one for Christmas. But don't skip out on a better sub just to get a calibration disc.

You can use the tones in your receiver to set up your sub. And you can download the proper test tones from Marchand electronics to adjust the phase.
post #257 of 15829
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Originally Posted by rockemsockem View Post

What are you doing!?

Get the 25-31Pci, and see if you can borrow a RS meter, or maybe santa will bring you one for Christmas. But don't skip out on a better sub just to get a calibration disc.

You can use the tones in your receiver to set up your sub. And you can download the proper test tones from Marchand electronics to adjust the phase.

This purchase IS what Santa is bringing me this Christmas and the one after and the one after that....
Can't borrow a RS meter. Don't know anyone with one.
How do you go about doing the phase adjust?
Why is the 25-31PCi better than the PB-10 ?
post #258 of 15829
25'x15'x7' finished drywalled basement, carpet, acoustic suspended ceiling and either Ascends or SVS complete package, with Yamaha reciever.

Will I be disappointed if I get the PB12-NSD/2 instead of the PB12-Plus/2?

My setup will be mostly DVD's and Comcast HDTV.

Thanks for your advice...
post #259 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by FR0ST View Post

hi everybody

I'm looking at SVS SB12-Plus and PB12-plus with one would be better for music/HT
I like the looks of SB12-Plus since a lot of u are happy with it
In two weeks I'm going down to Sonicboom Audio to demo few of SVS subs.
I'm interested in people opinions and those two subs, wright now i'm using Paradigm PS-1000 so i need to upgrate my sub, it just doesn't work well with Paradigm Studio 60v.3

Thank you

Chris


I am running a pair of SB12's in stereo configuration. They sound excellent particularly with music. I still run my LFE through my large custom ported box for HT.

Whether the SB12's can do justice to HT on their own would be dependent on the room size. For a fairly large room, I would suggest two SB12's.

They are beautiful little well constructed boxes that operate very nicely within their own size limitations.
post #260 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPainMD View Post

This purchase IS what Santa is bringing me this Christmas and the one after and the one after that....
Can't borrow a RS meter. Don't know anyone with one.
How do you go about doing the phase adjust?
Why is the 25-31PCi better than the PB-10 ?

Here is one of my emails from Stephen @ SVS:
"For a general overview, the two subs will be quite similar to eachother when running at moderate levels. The PB-10 will extend a bit lower, but just not as loud overall.
The 25-31PCi has about 50% more potential than the PB10, but like I said, when running at regular and “sane” levels, they’ll both be pretty similar."

There are several different ways to adjust the phase. The simplest way IMO is to download a test tone that is 1 octave lower than your xover from Marchand Electronics and burn it onto a CD. On octave below 100 hz would be 50 hz, and 80 hz would be 40 hz. My xover is fixed at 90 hz, so I just used the 40 hz tone.

Play the test tone, but not too long, because you don't want to damage your sub, so try to get this done in under a couple of minutes. It shouldn't take you more than one minute. Have someone ready to adjust the phase dial while you sit in the sweet spot with the SPL meter. I would calibrate at either 75 or 85 hdBbut 85 dBin my room is too loud, so I calibrate @ 75 db. Basically, you want the volume level to be the same at the bottom and top of the 40 hz tone sweep. i.e you don't want the needle jumping up and down. You want the needle to remain in the same position as the tone pulsates. So have the person turn the phase dial until the needle stays still. It will move a bit, but you at least want to get it within .5 db.

It isn't a perfect method, but it's better than nothing.
post #261 of 15829
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Originally Posted by jpomp View Post

25'x15'x7' finished drywalled basement, carpet, acoustic suspended ceiling and either Ascends or SVS complete package, with Yamaha reciever.

Will I be disappointed if I get the PB12–NSD/2 instead of the PB12–Plus/2?

My setup will be mostly DVD's and Comcast HDTV.

Thanks for your advice...

SVS's customer service is the best, email them or call them, and they will be able to answer that question better than any of us could.
post #262 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by FR0ST View Post

Looking forward to that
What made u decide to get SB-12plus over Pb-12 plus
Do u think seald sub SB-12plus is superior to vented

Well it did come down to looks and size my old sub was even smaller 10x14x14 so I was looking for a small footprint & the rosenut looks great also
My room is on the larger size 13x 25 and opens into a 10x 10 room so I hope this sub will work well for me
My old PDR8 was FINE for HT (it was an 8"ported) but major lack for music.
I am mor concerned with better lows for music & that is another reason I chose the sealed sub.I do hope this sub will be good enough for HT also COME On its got to be better than a PDR8 RIGHT LOL
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post #263 of 15829
I ordered a PB10-NSD yesterday for my birthday, so I'm excited about that.

How long do things usually take to be shipped from SVS?

Also I have a Panasonic XR-57 and a pair of Polk Audio RTi6's (so it will be a 2.1 system), anyone have any specific advice on how to set things up (i.e. set speakers to small, etc?) on the reciever?
post #264 of 15829
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Originally Posted by Profiled View Post

How long do things usually take to be shipped from SVS?

I received my sub in five business days. Ordered on Sunday, shipped Monday, received Friday. That was the longest five days of my life.
post #265 of 15829
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockemsockem View Post

Here is one of my emails from Stephen @ SVS:
"For a general overview, the two subs will be quite similar to eachother when running at moderate levels. The PB-10 will extend a bit lower, but just not as loud overall.
The 25-31PCi has about 50% more potential than the PB10, but like I said, when running at regular and sane levels, they'll both be pretty similar."

There are several different ways to adjust the phase. The simplest way IMO is to download a test tone that is 1 octave lower than your xover from Marchand Electronics and burn it onto a CD. On octave below 100 hz would be 50 hz, and 80 hz would be 40 hz. My xover is fixed at 90 hz, so I just used the 40 hz tone.

Play the test tone, but not too long, because you don't want to damage your sub, so try to get this done in under a couple of minutes. It shouldn't take you more than one minute. Have someone ready to adjust the phase dial while you sit in the sweet spot with the SPL meter. I would calibrate at either 75 or 85 hdBbut 85 dBin my room is too loud, so I calibrate @ 75 db. Basically, you want the volume level to be the same at the bottom and top of the 40 hz tone sweep. i.e you don't want the needle jumping up and down. You want the needle to remain in the same position as the tone pulsates. So have the person turn the phase dial until the needle stays still. It will move a bit, but you at least want to get it within .5 db.

It isn't a perfect method, but it's better than nothing.

I don't have a cd-burner.
Won't have a spl meter if I get the 25-31.
Damned if I do and damned if I don't...
post #266 of 15829
>Won't have a spl meter if I get the 25-31.
Damned if I do and damned if I don't... <<br />
Get the bigger sub and wait for the SPL meter. It's easier to save for the meter than save for 1/5th more sub later!
post #267 of 15829
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Originally Posted by Profiled View Post

How long do things usually take to be shipped from SVS?

I ordered mine this Past saturday Just checked the tracking
Scheduled Delivery: 10/25/2006
Can you say SICK DAY Tomrrow
post #268 of 15829
Just an update, here's the 20-39PCi in it's new home...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...SC_3854-01.jpg
post #269 of 15829
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Originally Posted by Raindog314159 View Post

Just an update, here's the 20-39PCi in it's new home...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...SC_3854-01.jpg

Hiding it from the wife I see.
post #270 of 15829
Ok so when I get me SB12 Plus tomorrow how should I set it up ?
I use a Denon 3805 AVR with Paradigm 40s
So set the main speakers to small, crossover @80 HZ LFE & MAIN
What about the settings on the SB12 Looks like about 7 knobs on there
Phase ?
Room comp I think would set to large 13x25 room
Auto crossover ??
What else does it have ?
Thanks ~
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