I finally have my SVS PCI set up and calibrated, It really is a beautifully finished piece. The size and shape of the sub connote power which I find perfect for my dedicated ht room.I am still getting used to having real bass in my theater. I was watching the trailer for Final Fantasy and my head is still ringing. I really believe now that a good sub is essential for HT. My HT now sounds the same as a huge multiplex.
When I first contacted Tom from SVS he in fact advised me to get a VTF2- I figured that a guy trying his best to be fair and honest was a guy I wanted to do business with. Whether his sub was the absolute 'best' or not mattered little. As it turns out I am happy with the PCi.
I noticed recently that the VTF3 is being favorably compared to the SVS. However for $650 I am very happy with my choice( to be honest I would really have to hate the SVS to pack up the bohemoth and roll it down my driveway)