Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Waverly Hall, GA
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Here is a thought for you to chew on. I underwent a similar journey as you a couple of years ago. I was a happy and dedicated HSU owner but kept thinking can this be the best bass for the money? SVS must be better based on higher price, right? I test drove SVS and was impressed with the control app and eq which allowed me to dial in tight mid bass, but just could not get the boom and chest crunch I had gotten from HSU. I ran all of the calibrations, moved 200lb subs around the room inch by inch, did the human centipede crawl, had my wife threaten divorce four times in two days, you know the drill.
Bottom line, I discovered I love the sound I was getting from my HSU subs and nothing (science, psychics, or the ghost of Johnny Carson) was going to convince me otherwise.
My advice, if you like how HSU sounds and looks, then stick with HSU. I love mine. I have 2 x 15’s and a 1 (in my office, hehe). I ended up keeping one of the SVS subs as well, the PC-4000, because the form factor was perfect to tuck away in a corner and kill a dead spot I was dealing with after tuning its eq to blend with everything else. Kevin Hsu is also very accessible, a member of AVSForums and has always been a big help when I needed advice.
Good luck with your search for bass heaven, I know where you are.