Official SVS owners thread!

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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    polrbehr wrote: »
    sgmsmg wrote: »
    Nice! Did you get them from the President's Day Sale? Enjoy!

    I purchased an SB13 from the SVS outlet sale for my 2 channels setup but I won't get it until next week. FedEx somehow put it on the wrong truck so it traveled an extra 1000+ miles out of the way.

    So that makes 3? Sweet!



    Yup. If it ever makes it here. Not going in the same room though.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • Tacitus86Tacitus86 Posts: 17
    edited March 2
    I just received my PB16-Ultra subwoofer on Monday, it's set up and working but will require some tuning between using REW and a microphone and the YPAO room correction on the Yamaha CX-A5000 processor to optimize everything.

    Out of the box with some minor initial adjustments the low frequencies and volume it produces on a dynamic movie soundtrack such as U-571 or Edge of Tomorrow are very impressive, I'm sure it will be even better once it's dialed in.

    For music I've been testing it with classical pieces like The Planets, the low organ notes are shaking parts of the house I've never heard before.

    It's also rather large, here is a pic of it in front of an SDA-SRS for comparison; at 175 lbs. it almost weighs as much:


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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    Congrats on the PB16! You are the first here with one I think. That thing is a beast. I can't imagine moving it around.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 463
    I can only imagine how big the pb16 is! Every time I look at the pb13's, I am like are wow, those are large subs! Don't even wanna think what the room would look with pb16's!
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,999
    Congrats on the new sub! Post some more reviews once you've gotten it dialed in.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    I'm sitting here with 2 pb ultras blasting a movie. I can't imagine more, they are already huge!
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 58
    Hey guys, do you guys think the SB-1000 out performs the PSW505 from Polk? Worth the extra $300?
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,562
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Hey guys, do you guys think the SB-1000 out performs the PSW505 from Polk? Worth the extra $300?

    Yes and YES
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 58
    SVS here I come! lol
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,759
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    SVS here I come! lol

    And another satisfied customer
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607(pre), Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android MXQ Amlogic S805 Media player. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Rotel 1075, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs

  • WVHillbillyWVHillbilly Posts: 94
    Being New Here--This is a Strange Thread--While SVS might be a good and possibly better than Polk--This is a Polk Forum.

    Polk sells Subs and all you guys are Hawking SVS Subs.

    Regardless of what you think about Polk Subs This is outright Disrespectful to Polk Speakers.
    Denon X1200W
    Sony BDP S-590
    Mains Signature S60
    Center Signature S55
    Surrounds Polk RTi-4
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    Not sure if you are serious? In my opinion it seems this thread is more about discussing ownership of a particular brand of subwoofer and how they are being used. I can see how you could view this as being disrespectful to Polk but many of the subs discussed in this thread do not compete with what Polk currently has to offer. Polk no longer offers higher end subwoofers. Many of us have owned Polk subs and moved on due to lack of better options from Polk. There are tons of threads on this forum discussing many different manufacturers of components and speakers not to disrepect Polk but to just discuss the hobby in general.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    edited March 16
    This is a Polk forum, and also an audio forum. Therefore we discuss all things audio, including music. This is not a you must buy an svs thread. I have had about 10 Polk subs before I moved on.

    It's your turn to pull your head out of your f a n n y on this one. Try to relax. Or you won't last long around here.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • WVHillbillyWVHillbilly Posts: 94
    This thread is about SVS Subs--a competitor of Polk.
    Polk is in business to sell loudspeakers including subs and when a member of the forum makes a thread dedicated to another brand, a competitor of the Host of this Forum--That is disrespectful.
    Are there threads dedicated to other brands of speakers in the speaker area where members talk about how much better these speakers are than Polk?

    Yeah we can say that we have different brands, say what they are and give the reasons we own them--even say we think they are better than the brand the Host (Polk) is selling. There is nothing wrong with that.

    I own some Klipsch Speakers and have said so in this forum but I have not dedicated a thread to Klipsch Speakers to tell other forum members that they are better than some Polks and they should buy Klipsch instead of Polk. That would not be right of me to do that.
    Denon X1200W
    Sony BDP S-590
    Mains Signature S60
    Center Signature S55
    Surrounds Polk RTi-4
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    There are tons of threads about other speaker manufacturers on this forum but you decide to attack the one about subwoofers? Trolling?

    Polk no longer offers a high end subwoofer. Their offerings are more entry level and it seems they haven't released a new model in years. For the most part Polk has really not tried to compete in the subwoofer market anymore. If Polk wanted to get back into the subwoofer market this thread could be used to see what we are currently using and where the demand is in the audio community.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,999
    sgmsmg wrote: »
    Polk no longer offers a high end subwoofer. Their offerings are more entry level and it seems they haven't released a new model in years. For the most part Polk has really not tried to compete in the subwoofer market anymore. If Polk wanted to get back into the subwoofer market this thread could be used to see what we are currently using and where the demand is in the audio community.

    +1


    @WVHillbilly, I get where you're coming from. But Polk and SVS almost seem to enjoy a symbiotic relationship, and it seems to me that the moderators here are well aware of this thread, and could have removed it a long time ago. Who knows, maybe Polk has a stake in SVS...

    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 335
    Exactly... newbies need to learn to embrace the site/forum and its independent thinkers and their way of expressing themselves.
    The site works, period.
    If anything is submitted that is not acceptable for the site the moderators will police it as that is their job. Currently there are no openings.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 335
    edited March 16
    Oh yeah, I forgot, I can officially post in this thread... just picked up two SB13 Ultras last week.
    Yeah, they work nice.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    Legender wrote: »
    Oh yeah, I forgot, I can officially post in this thread... just picked up two SB13 Ultras last week.
    Yeah, they work nice.

    Home theater or 2 channel?
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,999
    From what I can recall, the LSiW was Polk's TOTL subwoofer, but it's long been discontinued. Nowadays, their DSW PRO line is their top performer, and having heard the 550wi, I can say (and have said - several times) that Polk can make a very good sub.

    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    polrbehr wrote: »
    From what I can recall, the LSiW was Polk's TOTL subwoofer, but it's long been discontinued. Nowadays, their DSW PRO line is their top performer, and having heard the 550wi, I can say (and have said - several times) that Polk can make a very good sub.

    Owned 2 of the dsw 500's and they did very well. They are built solid, and sound very nice. Owned a micro pro as well, also a very nice sub. I found the dsw to have more bang for buck. The micro pro was, and is over priced in my opinion.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • LegenderLegender Posts: 335
    @mikeyb128 for both I think. Have one hooked up to the 2 channel and want to put the other one upstairs when I get some help for the home theater.
    But driving the 2 channel with a parasound JC-2 and it does not support crossover settings, so not quite working like I want.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,677
    WVHillbilly, you are really off base with this thread. Polks bread and butter are their speakers NOT their subs. I think even they know that.

    No one is saying that Polks subs are bad, we are simply saying there are much better options out there for subwoofers.

    Our goal is to assist everyone in getting the best system that they can afford, including a good sub. Sometimes a Polk sub will do esp. the DSW line, but there are other options and quite frankly SVS is pretty much the cream of the crop.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,999
    Not to throw gas on the fire, but this was in my emails today. :)
    It gives a much better sense of just how huge these Ultra16 drivers are.

    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,017
    Being New Here--This is a Strange Thread--While SVS might be a good and possibly better than Polk--This is a Polk Forum.

    Polk sells Subs and all you guys are Hawking SVS Subs.
    One of THE most respected members who posts/helps frequently, doesn't have any Polk listed in his signature.
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 4 Evidence - 1 at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped early 2018 (I hope)
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,497
    edited March 16
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Not to throw gas on the fire, but this was in my emails today. :)
    It gives a much better sense of just how huge these Ultra16 drivers are.


    Cool video, thanks for sharing.

    And why the hillbilly picked this thread is a mystery. There's about a dozen other threads on other brands.

    That's how cool Polk is. They let us talk all sorts of audio, even if it is other brands. I know I still have polks in my house and always will.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,562
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Not to throw gas on the fire, but this was in my emails today. :)
    It gives a much better sense of just how huge these Ultra16 drivers are.


    Drool...Me wanty...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,017
    edited March 16
    Opinions on accuracy, musicality, "how deep it digs" and output

    Polk DSW Pro 600
    Velodyne F-1200 servo
    SVS SB-1000
    SVS SB12 NSD (site says it digs 1hz lower than SB-1000)

    1000 thanks in advance,Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 4 Evidence - 1 at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped early 2018 (I hope)
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,707
    This is a thread I will respect and not force any silly memes or gifs.
    But, if you wish, I have some cute kitty pics to share.
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