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post #421 of 635
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Originally Posted by fatsow View Post

Joel Solid, how do they look mounted to the walls? I know what you mean about the getting the upgrade fever too often, and there's only one prescription. I am not sure I can get away with two sets of mbs's (7.2) in the living room where they have to go, WAF. She let's me have two subs, so I might have to compromise on this one, but I don't want to be looking for something better to soon.

Well let me start by saying I have a dedicated theater room so WAF isn't much of an issue. But even saying that they look pretty good. But let me make some qualifying statements. If your room has eight foot ceilings it might be tough. Unless you have 8 foot ceilings and the speakers are mounted in places that people don't walk by/under. For example above a couch or something similar. My speakers are mounted about 5 feet off the ground to the bottom of the speaker. Since my room doesn't get much foot traffic I'm not too concerned about them smacking people in the head
post #422 of 635
The new SVS lineup made a public appearance yesterday & today at the Audioholics State of the CE Union event in Orlando. Featured in the Audyssey room, wasn't expecting to see any SVS speakers there but glad I did get to see them in person
post #423 of 635
Here's a few pics








SVS sent four (4) PB-13's to Orlando. Thank goodness that Audyssey didn't use them all. The room wasn't that big and I'm quite sure Disney didn't want the hotel rumbling.
post #424 of 635
What did you guys think of them?
post #425 of 635
Audyssey used such short demo scenes it was impossible to get a feel for the quality of the SVS system. I meant to go back later on Friday and try to spend more time with them but didn't get a chance to.
post #426 of 635
Well guys, SVS sent me a replacement tweeter because mine was dinged during shipping. I got the old tweeter out yesterday (with great difficulty) connected the wires to the new one, lined up the screw holes and pushed it in. Well, I began tightening the screws, 4 of them went in ok, 2 of them went right down without getting tight. I took em all out, tried to take the tweeter out again, but couldn't. I didn't have a small enough flat head screw to hook into the bezel, I used a small picture nail instead, and it wasn't coming out the second time.

So, I very carefully put the screws back in. This time five of them tightened up perfectly, but I still have one loose screw at the bottom of the tweeter, not to mention a couple of tiny scratch marks in the metal from trying to pull the darned thing out. I tried to be careful, I guess I grazed it when I was pulling up on the nail with the pliers. I emailed SVS about it, we'll see what they say. I am so upset at myself. I have a loose screw in my tweeter dome, when all the first tweeter had a tiny wrinkle in it after I sucked it out with the vacuum. I should have left well enough alone. SVS was top notch to send me a replacement tweeter, but now I go and do this. Luckily, it sounds fine.
post #427 of 635
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Originally Posted by DamageMcRamage View Post

Well guys, SVS sent me a replacement tweeter because mine was dinged during shipping. I got the old tweeter out yesterday (with great difficulty) connected the wires to the new one, lined up the screw holes and pushed it in. Well, I began tightening the screws, 4 of them went in ok, 2 of them went right down without getting tight. I took em all out, tried to take the tweeter out again, but couldn't. I didn't have a small enough flat head screw to hook into the bezel, I used a small picture nail instead, and it wasn't coming out the second time.

So, I very carefully put the screws back in. This time five of them tightened up perfectly, but I still have one loose screw at the bottom of the tweeter, not to mention a couple of tiny scratch marks in the metal from trying to pull the darned thing out. I tried to be careful, I guess I grazed it when I was pulling up on the nail with the pliers. I emailed SVS about it, we'll see what they say. I am so upset at myself. I have a loose screw in my tweeter dome, when all the first tweeter had a tiny wrinkle in it after I sucked it out with the vacuum. I should have left well enough alone. SVS was top notch to send me a replacement tweeter, but now I go and do this. Luckily, it sounds fine.

Sorry to hear about the tweeter problems. When I blew a tweeter in my MTS-01, SVS quickly replaced the entire speaker. They offered to send a tweeter if I didn't want to mail back to speaker. Now I'm glad that I didn't attempt it myself. You might ask customer service to replace the entire speaker. I have been very impressed with the customer support.
post #428 of 635
DamageMcRamage, with a name like that, you should stay away from sharp tools.
post #429 of 635
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Originally Posted by xcjago View Post

DamageMcRamage, with a name like that, you should stay away from sharp tools.

LOL, no kidding.
post #430 of 635
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Originally Posted by Kmorel View Post

Sorry to hear about the tweeter problems. When I blew a tweeter in my MTS-01, SVS quickly replaced the entire speaker. They offered to send a tweeter if I didn't want to mail back to speaker. Now I'm glad that I didn't attempt it myself. You might ask customer service to replace the entire speaker. I have been very impressed with the customer support.

Thanks, Kmorel. In retrospect, I should have left the tweeter alone. You did the right thing. Not that it was a hard job, just a bit of bad luck. SVS emailed me with more direction on taking apart the speaker again, but I told them I don't think it's a good idea. As for asking for a new speaker, I'm not sure if they'd be up for that, or if I even have the gumption to ask. I wouldn't want to come off sounding like I'm asking for too much. They did the right thing in your situation and I doubt they would feel that mine warrants that. It's depressing to be sure, but I still love these speakers.
post #431 of 635
Hey guys, I'd like to have your opinion on something. SVS has told me that I can ship the speaker back, but I have to cover shipping both ways. I would also have to pay a repair cost for the speaker to be fixed. It has been great dealing with SVS so far, but this, to me, seems a bit of an expense after I spent over $3,000 on a speaker set, having it arrive with a dinged tweeter (which is not their fault) and then me installing the replacement, and then having the problem with the screws.

If this were a B&M store, and I unboxed a speaker at home and it had a damaged tweeter, I just would have brought the speaker back for a replacement, no fuss, no muss. It just seems a bit extreme for me to absorb all of the cost. Perhaps I'm just being cheap, or over-thinking it, but I would like your opinions. I never was a certified speaker driver installer guy. Either way, I want my speaker to be perfect so I am considering it. Any input would be great.
post #432 of 635
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Originally Posted by DamageMcRamage View Post

Hey guys, I'd like to have your opinion on something. SVS has told me that I can ship the speaker back, but I have to cover shipping both ways. I would also have to pay a repair cost for the speaker to be fixed. It has been great dealing with SVS so far, but this, to me, seems a bit of an expense after I spent over $3,000 on a speaker set, having it arrive with a dinged tweeter (which is not their fault) and then me installing the replacement, and then having the problem with the screws.

If this were a B&M store, and I unboxed a speaker at home and it had a damaged tweeter, I just would have brought the speaker back for a replacement, no fuss, no muss. It just seems a bit extreme for me to absorb all of the cost. Perhaps I'm just being cheap, or over-thinking it, but I would like your opinions. I never was a certified speaker driver installer guy. Either way, I want my speaker to be perfect so I am considering it. Any input would be great.

Damage, if the ding was not SVS's fault, you really can't expect them to cover the costs of repair. However, if the damage occurred during shipping, I would think the shipment would be insured. Once you undertake the repair, I would think you assume the risk of any damage that you cause. If you want your speaker to be perfect, I would send it back and pay for the repair. If it sounds great the way it is you may decide it's fine.

Good luck. I hope you enjoy your new system!
post #433 of 635
Hi all,

Does anyone know how the MTS-01 would compare to the Boston Acoustics VR-3 mains and MCS-01 to the Boston VR-12 center. Since I have no way of auditioning the SVS speakers I am looking for feedback to justify replacing the Boston's with the MTS & MCS.

I do own the SVS PC Ultra and it's one AWESOME sub.
post #434 of 635
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Originally Posted by RCJ View Post

Hi all,

Does anyone know how the MTS-01 would compare to the Boston Acoustics VR-3 mains and MCS-01 to the Boston VR-12 center. Since I have no way of auditioning the SVS speakers I am looking for feedback to justify replacing the Boston's with the MTS & MCS.

IMO the SVS speakers are far superior in sound quality to the Boston's. IMO this is not even close.
post #435 of 635
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Originally Posted by RCJ View Post

Hi all,

Does anyone know how the MTS-01 would compare to the Boston Acoustics VR-3 mains and MCS-01 to the Boston VR-12 center. Since I have no way of auditioning the SVS speakers I am looking for feedback to justify replacing the Boston's with the MTS & MCS.

I do own the SVS PC Ultra and it's one AWESOME sub.

I have used The BA VR-M series for a number of years (BA's former top of the line) and I thought I might never get rid of them. It wasn't until the MTS line with the upgraded x-over that I changed my mind.

-Robb
post #436 of 635
Has anyone compared the SCS to the MBS, and if so, is the price difference justified? I'm thinking for movie playback only.

I've been thinking about going SCS all the way in a 7.1 set up, but I could also buy the MBS and MCS for the front row and keep my B&W 600 and DS6, which I use for surround.

Since the price difference is quite substantial and the fact that I'll probably have to buy a new receiver, I own a Yamaha 661, I'm kinda leaning toward the SCS set up.

One last thing, and I know this isn't the SCS thread, but would SCS speakers work placed on the side walls?

I wish SVS released a dipole speaker, but I've read that some speakers work just fine placed on the side walls directed toward the sweet spot. I guess it depends on how the speaker's disperison is.

Thoughts and advice are highly appreciated. Thanks.
post #437 of 635
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Originally Posted by Bookhouseboy View Post

Has anyone compared the SCS to the MBS, and if so, is the price difference justified? I'm thinking for movie playback only.

I've been thinking about going SCS all the way in a 7.1 set up, but I could also buy the MBS and MCS for the front row and keep my B&W 600 and DS6, which I use for surround.

Since the price difference is quite substantial and the fact that I'll probably have to buy a new receiver, I own a Yamaha 661, I'm kinda leaning toward the SCS set up.

One last thing, and I know this isn't the SCS thread, but would SCS speakers work placed on the side walls?

I wish SVS released a dipole speaker, but I've read that some speakers work just fine placed on the side walls directed toward the sweet spot. I guess it depends on how the speaker's disperison is.

Thoughts and advice are highly appreciated. Thanks.

Look at it this way. The MBS/MTS speakers are in Dynaudio Focus league.
post #438 of 635
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Originally Posted by VectorLabs View Post

Look at it this way. The MBS/MTS speakers are in Dynaudio Focus league.

That's a very interesting comparison, the Dynaudio's are significantly more expensive. I knew the MTS were special when I fired them up for the first time, so it doesn't necessarily surprise me.
post #439 of 635
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Originally Posted by VectorLabs View Post

Look at it this way. The MBS/MTS speakers are in Dynaudio Focus league.

Thanks for your answer. I was actually considering getting the Focus 140 and 200C, so I'm happy to hear that the MTS/MBS speakers are comparable for a more desireable price tag.
post #440 of 635
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Originally Posted by Bookhouseboy View Post

Thanks for your answer. I was actually considering getting the Focus 140 and 200C, so I'm happy to hear that the MTS/MBS speakers are comparable for a more desireable price tag.

There are a few good threads over at Sound and Vision (audio section) about the Dynaudio/SVS comparison.
post #441 of 635
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Originally Posted by mazersteven View Post

There are a few good threads over at Sound and Vision (audio section) about the Dynaudio/SVS comparison.

Thanks for the tip. I found a lot of useful info and feedback on the MTS line.
post #442 of 635
Well guys, after a few emails back and forth with SVS, they shipped me a new speaker. Everyone was right about how they treat people....great. I'll be buying a new PB-13 Ultra in a few months. They have one happy, and grateful customer. Anyone that asks me about audio gear, I'll be directing them to SVS.

Damon
post #443 of 635
any idea when the new top line will be out, site says in 2008 and since 09 is only 6 weeks away well... just thought we would have more info, pics ect by now.
post #444 of 635
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Originally Posted by audio0947 View Post

any idea when the new top line will be out, site says in 2008 and since 09 is only 6 weeks away well... just thought we would have more info, pics ect by now.

I was just going to post the same question. So come on SVS insiders
give us some information!!
post #445 of 635
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Originally Posted by audio0947 View Post

any idea when the new top line will be out, site says in 2008 and since 09 is only 6 weeks away well... just thought we would have more info, pics ect by now.

Can you direct me to the page that says that? I'll make sure Ron updates the page or confirms.

-Robb
post #446 of 635
rob, not sure what you mean by what page for at least 6 months if you click on speakers or systems on the home page (svssound.com) it has a section entitled lts-01 speakers and lts-01 systems with short disc under them says they are cost no object products coming in 2008.
post #447 of 635
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Originally Posted by audio0947 View Post

any idea when the new top line will be out, site says in 2008 and since 09 is only 6 weeks away well... just thought we would have more info, pics ect by now.

I would imagine with them being busy pushing out a new sub, and revising their MTS family to expect them sometime in 09. I would also reckon since they felt the need to replace the x-over's in the MTS, they are probably doing some major testing on the LTS to make sure they are perfect. This is just speculation on my part, however. I can't wait to see what they offer with the LTS myself.
post #448 of 635
yeh, just wondering what they come up with im in the market for new speaks in the 4-7k range for fronts new or used and want to see/hear what they can do.
post #449 of 635
My guess for the LTS is a three way with the same tweeter and mid woofer used in the MTS and a powered 10 inch sub woofer below.
post #450 of 635
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Originally Posted by rjmelkon View Post

My guess for the LTS is a three way with the same tweeter and mid woofer used in the MTS and a powered 10 inch sub woofer below.

Interesting prognostication, though I can't see SVS building a powered sub into a tower speaker. My reasoning for this is that they are primarily a subwoofer company and will want to keep them separate. I do agree with the 3 way design, though. They may keep the same tweeter that the MTS have, but I would suspect a higher quality midrange driver, and perhaps 2 or 3 woofers (depending on driver size) for bass. I also expect them to be quite large. Isn't guessing fun?
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