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SVS 20-39Pci without the huge size?
#9974 04/12/03 08:59 PM
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I'm wondering if there are any other subs that can get the huge, wonderful sound quality of the SVS 20-39Pci, but without the massive size? Plus without having to spend a fortune. Any suggestions?

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#9975 04/12/03 11:32 PM
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How about the Hsu VTF-3?

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#9976 04/12/03 11:57 PM
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SVS makes a cubic sub these days. I've read it is very performant.

check it out on their website

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#9977 04/13/03 01:22 PM
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Hi SpockTheater,

It's the laws of physics come into play in subwoofer design. If you want really deep bass and huge output, you have to use either a big enclosure and large driver OR you can get very low frequencies from a much smaller enclosure but you must use a huge amplifier (1,000 watts or more) and a long-excursion driver with an enormous magnet. That's what Sunfire does to get 17-Hz frequencies from its 9-inch cube. It's $1,500 and will have limits on maximum output.

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#9978 04/13/03 01:40 PM
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I have to 20-39PCi, and while I do like the sound from it, I think I am going to have to send it back. It's just too big. Unfortunately, it sounds like that is going to mean a step down in the quality of the bass department. I'm likely going to get the VTF-2 instead. The VTF-3 is a bit too much $ for me. Unless anyone has another suggestion, it seems the VTF-2 is about as good as it gets in the ~$500 range.

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#9979 04/15/03 11:10 AM
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I'm in the process of building my own. Hometheaterforum has a DIY section and while many people build huge boxes or tubes, you can find documentation for smaller subs that end up cheaper and better performing than the VTF-2. That is a good sub for the money though. There are a few free sub design software programs out there that can show you output and frequency response given the specs of a driver.

Frank

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#9980 04/25/03 01:27 AM
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A very nice DIY package for the money (especially for canadian buyers): http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=EZSUB14SHIVA


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#9981 04/25/03 02:39 AM
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How about the pb1-Isd from svs, it's a box sub. Still excellent bang for buck and runs $200 cheaper than the vtf-3.

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#9982 04/25/03 01:12 PM
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I'm usning the same driver as acgman's post (Adire Shiva) but in a ported tube about 2 foot tall, 20 inches around. WIll finish it up this weekend, recalibrate everything, then post some reviews.

Frank


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