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Many you have probably read my posts which I state that when possible we all should support forum sponsors with our business assuming that price and service are fair and reasonable.


Well I decided to eat my own cookin' and I ordered Dual 20-39 subwoofers from our sponsors at SVS.


I placed them in the same corner and powered each with its own 300 watt monoblock. My God! its a whole new realm to HT...adds realism that you cant get from an image..


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I agree. I have 1 20-39PC and it is amazing!


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Agreed. I've a pair of 20-39CS with 300watts each and they really exceeded my expectations. These babies effortlessly rattle the dishes in my neighbors cupboards! They hold their own against the Velodyne F1800R II I had in my old home theater at half the price...


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This is interesting. I have recently been getting ready to get a sub (FINALLY!!!!!) and have heard of these before but have dismissed them quickly as junk.


I seen this post dug up some reviews and wow they get some damn good reviews!!


I was preparing to get the velodyne hgs-18, but now maybe two 16-46's and a nice amp for less of a price.


What do you guys think?


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Erik - try here .


Chris - I bought 2 16-46 and hooked them, in series, to an empty (~500W) channel on my multi-channel amp. These are not "junk". They produce some serious bass. A word of warning: if you are used to the sound many lesser subwoofers make (one note distortion), the sound of an SVS will be VERY different.


Ron and Tom, the "sub-humans", sometimes hang out on Mike Knapp's home theater talk forum and Ron and Parker's home theater forum. They are two regular guys who's product provides, IMO, an incredible value.


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"This is interesting. I have recently been getting ready to get a sub (FINALLY!!!!!) and have heard of these before but have dismissed them quickly as junk."


If you check out the current issue of "The Sensible Sound", Tom Nousaine gave it an excellent and very balanced review.
 

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ferrocene,


20-39 is a number that corresponds with the model's tuning frequency. The 20 is tuned for a very flat 20hz and is 39" tall (sonotube). As far as rating go, these things really do go down to a thundering 20hz, unlike other manufacturers claim. They also don't rely on equalization to achieve these results. Very clean, yet brutal bass.


They're also the furthest thing from junk http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
 

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I've had a pair of SVS 20-39's for about a year now. Great subs. I'm going to build a Stryke HE15.4(2-15" drivers & 4-18" passive radiators) sub so I'll get a chance for a direct shootout when the drivers get shipped.


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ferrocene,


20-39 is a number that corresponds with the model's tuning frequency. The 20 is tuned for a very flat 20hz and is 39" tall (sonotube). As far as rating go, these things really do go down to a thundering 20hz, unlike other manufacturers claim. They also don't rely on equalization to achieve these results. Very clean, yet brutal bass.


They're also the furthest thing from junk http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
 

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If you guys are up to simple DIY projects, you can build the best sub available for about $850.00 from Stryke, the 15.2 or 15.4.


Shouldn't we move this thread to the Audio & Hi-Fi Section though ??


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Ok...I have been holding out because they are a sponsor and I did not want people to say that I was saying anything because they are a sponsor...But seeing you are talking about them now, I wanted to pop in and add to the thoughts above.


I own the SVS CS-Ultra series! I will do a review as soon as I get sometime. In a nut shell I was totally blown away on the sound these subs produce. I enjoyed them for music, but when it comes to movies....LOOK OUT!!! Totally outstanding.


http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/svs2.jpg

http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/svs1.jpg





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I'm suprised this thread hasn't been moved, does AVS have moderators who move threads to proper topic areas?

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What is a 20-39? Where can I find out more about them? A google search reveals nothing.
http://www.svsubwoofers.com

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This is interesting. I have recently been getting ready to get a sub (FINALLY!!!!!) and have heard of these before but have dismissed them quickly as junk.

I seen this post dug up some reviews and wow they get some damn good reviews!! I was preparing to get the velodyne hgs-18, but now maybe two 16-46's and a nice amp for less of a price. What do you guys think?
SVS are excellent products. The owners are great. Specifically Tom is obsessed with clean low end- I'm sure if you email Tom at SVS and tell him what you're looking to compare to (HGS 18), he'd give you the complete lowdown on how they compare with objective measured numbers.


Svs will not best every sub on th market- but the absolutely oast ANYTHING within twice the price. I have one in my home theater, and as of the end of this month I will also have one in my mixing facility...


I like them THAT much.


If you guys are up to simple DIY projects, you can build the best sub available for about $850.00 from Stryke, the 15.2 or 15.4. [/quote


Cain,


Even the guys at SVS would probably agree that DIY is the best bang for the buck. Really SVS started because Tom and Ron were DIY'ers who gave pointers on the Home Theater Forum. After a while, people without teh facilities started asking Tom to assemble tubes for them, and SVS was born.


SVS does have some small advantages over DIY however, aside from the lack of need for tools. Tom is a perfectionist who spends a lot of time testing and retesting their products. As a result, he's been able to rework the enclosures, and even have alterations made to their drivers to better fit specific needs...


This is something the average DIYer cannot do- although I think you can still get the best sub to dollar ratio by going DIY, SVS is no slouch!


I'd hope maybe Tom or Ron will stop in and give their thoughts (Know Tom posts here under the name TV)- but both are great guys and will go way out of the way to help you. Tom will OFTEN suggest non-svs products for people if their situation would be better suited a non-svs product-- he's jus an honest dude who will tell you how their subs matchup against other subs.



See also: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003918.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003877.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002539.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002699.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002387.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/005538.html


Or do a search for SVS in hardware at the Home Theater Forum...


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Great Pics David!


I'm jealous! I want a dedicated room too!


Looks like HSU subs now have some competition!


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Originally posted by Cain:
Shouldn't we move this thread to the Audio & Hi-Fi Section though ??
Yea, it should have been started there but actually I am glad it ended up here. I have been into hifi and the audio side of home theater for a while. I always felt like I knew what I wanted there. I find the video side of home theater a bit more fun and challenging. So I don't really make it to audio forums anymore.


Recently, I have been considering a new sub and I *always* knew that the HSU sub would be where I would go. However, after looking at these SVS subs and reading quite a few posts it appears that the SVS subs may have been designed to actually outperform the HSU subs. It simply looks like the SVS subs are an improved HSU sub at the same price.


Thanks for making my choice just that much more difficult John!! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

 
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