Official SVS owners thread!

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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 129
    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.
  • 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:


    hyg9x4626dua.jpg
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 129
    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.
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 450
    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!
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,931
    Congrats on the new sub! Post some more reviews once you've gotten it dialed in.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,172
    I'm sitting here with 2 pb ultras blasting a movie. I can't imagine more, they are already huge!
  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 56
    Hey guys, do you guys think the SB-1000 out performs the PSW505 from Polk? Worth the extra $300?
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Hey guys, do you guys think the SB-1000 out performs the PSW505 from Polk? Worth the extra $300?

    Yes and YES
  • VoodooGTSVoodooGTS Posts: 56
    SVS here I come! lol
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,663
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    SVS here I come! lol

    And another satisfied customer
  • 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.
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 129
    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.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,172
    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.
  • 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.
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 129
    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.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,931
    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...

  • LegenderLegender Posts: 264
    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.
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 264
    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.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,172
    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?
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,931
    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.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,172
    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.
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 264
    @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.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,553
    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.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,931
    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.

  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 957
    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.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,172
    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.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    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...
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 957
    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
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,040
    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.
  • marcpamjocemarcpamjoce Registered User Posts: 40
    edited March 24
    dual JTR 1400s rule
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