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I am looking at these subs.. Based on my room settings and size and listening habits, SVS recommended the P2B-ISD, but this may be a little expensive for me... So later SVS recommended 25-31PCi if I didn't want to spend as much...



I just want to know what some other users think...

I trust the 25-31 is a good choice, but I was wondering if VTF-2 is a better value or equal or better performance...


18x16x8' room size. No door, but an open gap entrance.
 

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nrezaie, All of the subs that you have mentioned are going to be great performers. If I had to take a guess I would say that you are going to get the most output out of the 25-31pci. With room gain you will be able to get into the 20-21hrz range playing flat. With your size room, I would go for the sub that is going to give you the most output. My brother has a 22-31csi and I am constantly amazed with the punch, and it's ability to shake the room. Tom and Ron know what they are doing so if they thought the 25-31pci would be the best fit, chances are it will. Good luck with your decision! :cool:
 

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If you can wait until the end of October, the new STF-3 may be a great cost effective option. For $610, it should be equal to a VTF-3 in maximum output mode.


The size of my room is 14 x 18 with a sloping ceiling from 8 to 9 feet, one uncloseable door way to the kitchen, and my VTF-3 is MUCH more than I need.
 

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Well, all the options are great.The 20-39 PCI will probably outgun the VTF-2 in terms of clean output in the lowest frequencies.Sound quality wise, I'm sure that they both are amazing performers.


What type of output levels are you looking to get?


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If you want to save money and go lower, get the 25-31Pci and have them retune it to 22hz(they do this for free, all you have to do is ask). OTOH, the VTF2 is a potent performer but like goneten said, the SVS will be capable more clean output.
 

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I really do like high output, but I just want what's best for me and my room.. I would also definitely like something that has the capability of going very low. I really only listen to DVDs, so I don't know that it matters, since I don't think most DVD sound tracks have such low frequency in the 20Hz ballpark.. I don't know??..


Tom suggested that alot of subs probably reach their operating limits quickly in my room, and that is why he originally recommended the PB2-ISD, but I don't know that I want to spend that much, so he recommended the 25-31PCi cause of it's high output..
 

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I have the 22-31 pci and it provides more than enough ouput for my room and I have it turned up only 1/3 of the way. If your room has carpeting, then it should go another 2-3 hz lower which should cover most if not all of the existing DVD's.


My living/HT room is 20x18 with ceilings that slope from 15ft to 9ft. Also, I have an entry way, stairway, and opening to the kitchen and family room. The 25-31 or 22-31pci will have more than enough ouput for your room.
 
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