Originally Posted by Slickman
Yes just going ported and being done with it, ordered dual PC-4000's. I know SVS gets alot of hate on here nowadays but of all the different companies I've owned(PSA, SVS, HSU, Epik) I like the sound of SVS subs the best. I should've listened to what people told me before, don't worry about what other people say and go with what sounds best to you.
That was an interesting thread, and an interesting journey which I'm sure you hope is over now. Reading the thread again, from scratch, it occurred to me that someone (like myself) should have suggested ported subs. You mentioned the FV15HP at one point, and I thought of SVS cylinders when you mentioned wanting a small foot print. All the emphasis was on sealed subs, but too many people like the sound of ported subs, for both music and movies, to completely discount the potential sound quality of ported subs in favor of sealed ones.
I will confess that, when I read that you had decided to go with dual S3601's, I liked the fact that you had gone big, and I fully expected you to be satisfied with your choice. From everything I have heard about them, those are very good subwoofers. But, as you noted, sound quality is very subjective, and different people will inevitably like different things. I think that some people especially enjoy the tactile sensations associated with ported subs. Perhaps that was a factor in your decision to return the S3601's and go with the ported PC4000's.
I hope that you will provide an update, once you have the PC4000's, and have had a chance to listen to them for a while. I am always interested in the diversity of preference that we see in this hobby, and the reasons that people may have for preferring one sub over another. I'm sure that others will also be interested in your personal observations of the sealed subs versus the ported subs.