Originally Posted by mpk1970
I hear what you are saying...but I cant rearrange my FL room trying to make a sub work and put in middle of floor or in some obscure corner or against my glass sliders that fully open up. The thing I don't understand, I had HSUs, Earthquake, Bic, and my friend brought his JBL 12s yesterday, all have worked fine up front in the exact same spot as the SVS.
Totally agree, if its placement its not the SVS fault, but then even more so SVS subs NOT for me and my room. If 4 diff brands work fine in those spots yet I get nothing from SVS, I cant worry about where I'm going to lug around 155lbs subs, where I'm going to move my furniture, etc...its just not worth it to me. I dont have flexibility in that room with how long and narrow it is.
If I order another pair of subs, put up front, and they perform like the SVS, then I'll just have to succumb to the fact that the VTF2s are the best up front and add subs L/R couch or behind.
Actually, depending what I hear back from SVS, going to go with HSU VTF3 up front and put the VTF2s behind couch or L/R couch. I can only go up to 18" up front to fit in my towers.
Looks like VTF3s perform as good as better than the Mono 15s so they worth the modest investment.
No I completely understand the hesitation, the trade offs, etc.. Plus I know it's a bitch to move big heavy subs around. I have carpet in my room so it makes sliding them a bit easier but, I can see especially not wanting to scratch your floors the headache it causes. Plus you have a gorgeous room so I completely understand your aesthetic concerns.
I know it's mind bending, a sub basically a piston that moves air, they should all work in the same place but, it just doesn't work like that. I know I was totally perplexed when I encountered this issue as well..funny enough I actually said the same thing you did, my $250 BIC subwoofer would blow the SVS out of the water with both extension & output. I totally took mine apart, checked the driver, the spider, made sure the voice coil wasn't warped & rubbing, took the amp off the back & made sure all capacitors & resistors was attached & not corroded but, everything was fine. So I said the hell with it..the only advice I was getting was placement since I knew my settings were correct & the sub itself didn't appear to have any damage so I totally rearranged my room & wallah, she opened up & started shaking the walls.
I know it's frustrating, you spend $2800 & expect to not have to drag 100's of pounds all across your living area spending hours of your time for no output. Hell if I spent that on a lawnmower & it didn't cut the grass, well; is it really worth $2800?
Also I'm not trying to bust your balls about all this, I just don't want you to be discouraged about SVS and your experience with them. I do believe especially saving the hundreds of dollars you would that the HSU 3.5's would be the best direction at this time. Personally I don't think the 15H is worth the extra money. As someone stated above I would put them flanking your cabinet & move the 2.5's on both sides of your couch.
Do you have XT32 for dual sub EQ?