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#373207 - 04/13/12 10:40 AM If you had the money...
Shoie Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Loc: Paris On, Canada
Which route would you chose? SVS PB13-ULTRA or the EP800, thoughts? Is the EP800 worth the $575.00 extra?

Thanks
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#373208 - 04/13/12 10:54 AM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
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If i had the money, i would order both... Both companies offer a 30 day return window right?

That is the only advice i can give you...

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#373210 - 04/13/12 11:25 AM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
tomtuttle Offline
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That's decent advice, Dakkon.

Some years ago, I was fortunate enough to compare a PB13-ultra and EP600 in the company of several other forum members. The subs sounded different, and they were both excellent. The forum member (myrison) ended up keeping the EP600.
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#373212 - 04/13/12 11:58 AM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hi Shoie,
Dakkon called it on trying both.

However, for what it's worth, I have an EP500 (v2 I think) and my in-laws have a PC Ultra 13 (not the PB). Both subs are excellent, but I find while the SVS can go lower, it somehow does not sound quite as 'clean' or 'articulate' as the EP500. Keep in mind this is an off the cuff impression based on 2 totally different rooms and HT setups, so not a real back to back comparison. The SVS does have huge amounts of output however to fill a large room (Transformers3 sure was fun with the SVS) cool My goal eventually is to have maybe an EP800 or equivalent sub to have the lowest extension (EP500 drops off at 20Hz) and keep the clean articulate sound of the EP500 in my HT.
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#373225 - 04/13/12 01:05 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
Listener Offline
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I would ge the SVS PB13-ULTRA
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#373228 - 04/13/12 01:29 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
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Neither, I'd go for dual vs-18.1 with the Dayton sa1000 outboard amp, under 2k total. Don't forget set additional funds aside to repair the foundation of your house. grin
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#373241 - 04/13/12 02:33 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
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Dana, why the vs instead of the ss?
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#373251 - 04/13/12 04:16 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
avjunkee Offline
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Registered: 07/28/10
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Originally Posted By: Shoie
Which route would you chose? SVS PB13-ULTRA or the EP800, thoughts? Is the EP800 worth the $575.00 extra?

Thanks


Doubtful that you would be unhappy with either one. I was down to Axiom vs SVS as well and chose Axiom for several reasons. Here they are in no particular order; take from them what you will:

1. The EP800 shaves off a huge 10 inches of depth. For me, the less protruding into the room the better.

2. The EP800 plays deeper, down to 12Hz (PB13U down to 16Hz), which is important to me for movies.

3. The EP800 is linear down to 15Hz (PB13U linear down to 20Hz).

4. In sealed mode, the SVS does not remain flat while the EP800 stays flat down to 15Hz.

5. I'm partial to sealed subs. Although port noise very rarely occurs with ported subs, the possibility nonetheless exists. With a sealed sub, I know it will never happen.

I don't recall why, but at the time the difference in cost for me would've been roughly $250-$300, so it was worth it for me to go with the EP800. Honestly I haven't regretted it; whether movies or music, the EP800 has been a stellar performer.
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#373253 - 04/13/12 04:25 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
Dduval Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
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TomT,

I only suggest VS just from a pure output/slam factor. smile
I actually wanted to go with the ss.2 originally when i bought mine, but couldn't due to WAF. shocked frickin thing is HUGE!

I'm 50% music which is why I went sealed, now if OP does listen to decent amount of music, then I most certainly recommend the SS versions. smile


Edited by Dduval (04/13/12 04:27 PM)
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#373369 - 04/14/12 03:58 PM Re: If you had the money... [Re: Shoie]
Shoie Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Loc: Paris On, Canada
Thanks for all the help!
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