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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    KYFHO wrote: »
    I’ve had my SB16 Ultra for a week now. I gotta say, this thing is amazing! I replaced dual 12” Klipsch subs and couldn’t be happier. I was thinking about going dual but it is absolutely not necessary as this sub fills my room with a ton of headroom to spare (my dedicated room is right at 1200 cf).
    The output of the SB16 is phenomenal and just blows away the Klipsch subs. I added the soundpath isolator feet and that really helped with the rattling of my walls. The first movie I played with this sub was Tron. I never realized the low bass I was missing. With music it’s even better. Expensive but worth it in my opinion.

    Since you have the same sub, can you hear anything like the above description?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    This was response from SVS

    This is the noise floor of the amplifier (essentially the signal-to-noise ratio) and is perfectly normal. As you noted, it’s not audible at the listening position or when source content is playing. When the amp drops into Standby, it should be completely silent. To ensure this, under System Settings, set the Subwoofer Standby to Auto. After 20 min of no signal, the amp will drop into Standby. Thanks.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,626
    I was wrong, missed the part where you had to have your ear basically next to the driver. Yes, mine has the faint white noise sound.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Ok cool. That makes me feel better about dropping 2k
    Thank you.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    All I gotta say is :D :D
  • KPGMKPGM Posts: 8
    In the market for a new sub and I keep hearing amazing things about SVS. In my budget range is the SB and PB 2000. Would you suggest one over the other if it's being used strictly for HT use. Would be pairing this with RTi A9's.

    thanks!
    Panasonic 60" plasma, Denon AVR-3313CI, Outlaw 5000, Polk Rti A9's, CSi A6, FXi A4's & A6's
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,582
    HT = ported all the way.

    SVS are nice subs, HSU are good too but no free shipping.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,234
    mrloren wrote: »
    HT = ported all the way.

    SVS are nice subs, HSU are good too but no free shipping.

    Agreed
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Love mine. Customer service was unparalleled
    Built like a tank.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,598
    Just ordered a SB 4000 in piano for my 2ch/combination man cave HT system. I'm gonna move my SB2000 to the bedroom rig which now consists of Peachtree Nova 125SE, Focal 905's. The SB 4000 will go with the Ushers and the Parasound amps and provide a little more thump in HT use.

    BTW SVS offers you a 5% discount if you are a repeat buyer when you have ordered direct from them before. Very nice deal on an already nice deal.

    Any feedback from series 4000 users?
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Congrats man! I think you will love the app control (if you don't already have that with the SB2000?) of this sub
    post pics when you get it setup!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,626
    Just ordered a SB 4000 in piano for my 2ch/combination man cave HT system. I'm gonna move my SB2000 to the bedroom rig which now consists of Peachtree Nova 125SE, Focal 905's. The SB 4000 will go with the Ushers and the Parasound amps and provide a little more thump in HT use.

    BTW SVS offers you a 5% discount if you are a repeat buyer when you have ordered direct from them before. Very nice deal on an already nice deal.

    Any feedback from series 4000 users?

    It's a beast, you'll like it. The app.....I see no need for it.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    F1nut wrote: »

    It's a beast, you'll like it. The app.....I see no need for it.

    If you have young children and like to watch late at night, sure is convenient being able to turn down the sub. The remote is there, but it's line of sight

  • Nice setup Mikey
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,753
    Pretty that system is worth more than my first house lol...I’m sure it’s more than I have ever spent on a car...wowzers!!!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,598
    So after the SB4000 I have decided that I am going to do some more upgrades to this man cave 2channel HT combination system.... Keeping with the SVS theme of this thread I started researching surround speakers and have decided on trying a pair of the SVS Ultra Surround Speakers. The interesting thing about these https://www.svsound.com/collections/ultra-series/products/ultra-surround is that you can run them in Bipole, Dipole, and DUET modes. In DUET mode you can run 2 channels of side/rear surround to each speaker which then makes your 5.1 into a 7.1 system.... Interesting ? Gimmick? Only one way to find out and that is to give them a try so I ordered a pair. If they are crap then I can send them back...
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,598
    So I give a Mikey Likesit 2 thumbs up to the Ultra Surrounds...

    I watched and listened to a couple of blu rays last night and let them breathe ,

    The whole system for a small package is really quite the beast in a 12' x 15' room . No problem with feeling immersed with the surrounds and of course the amp upgrade and configuration of this room also contributing greatly to this.

    I have also decided to live without the Parsound P5 for 2 channel listening using the AV7004 's surprisingly nice 2 channel music modes.

    Using all balanced outputs to the amps makes for a very quiet/low noise floor between sources the AV PrePro and amps.

    In 2 channel mode I have it configured using the trigger options to only turn on the A21 leaving the A52+ idle until the TV/GAME/BD options are turned on.

    What's left to do? Maybe some additional room treats and some Logitech remote tweaking.
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,397
    Anyone having issues with the amplifier in their SB-16 Ultra?
    I hope not, but I'm getting ready to install the third amplifier in mine since February of this year.
    I think it's great SVS has awesome customer service I'm just getting tired of having to use it, real tired.
    Am I abusing the sub? Far from it, it's probably one of the most underutilized subs they have ever sold.
    HT:
    Polk S60
    Polk S35
    Polk F/Xi3
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Def Tech Reference Sub
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Wonder if it’s either your power or source causing issues?
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,598
    edited October 6
    I have 3 svs subs not 1 issue

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,626
    No issue here.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Sorry meant to answer the question, have the SB16 ultra and never had one issue except with my back after moving it.
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,397
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Sorry meant to answer the question, have the SB16 ultra and never had one issue except with my back after moving it.

    No that's cool I really don't think it's anything on my end but I never say never.
    Better Cables sub cable, using the stock power cable to a dedicated plug, sub signal coming from a Yamaha RX-A3070 in negative territory.
    If something was surging on my end I would think I would be able to hear it through the sub before it just killed over. One more amp, different cables and AC outlet. If that don't work I guess I'll box it up and request a refund.
    Fun fun.
    HT:
    Polk S60
    Polk S35
    Polk F/Xi3
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Def Tech Reference Sub
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,626
    Has SVS said what they found wrong with the previous amps? If not, find out as it could be a clue.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,397
    Alrighty got the new amp in today and installed. Attached are a couple pics of the replacement amp and the replacement amp for the replacement amp. They look Identical with the exception of the bad amp having a layer of three stickers over the casing for the low level inputs vs just one sticker on the new amp. Clue? I don't know.
    The amp that originally came in it I did not really look it over before I dropped it in the
    return box. There is some chatter out there that claim SVS did get a batch of bad amps for this model, maybe I just ended up with two of them. This was a scratch and dent model I ordered from them.hfjgb7h9qjqd.jpg
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    HT:
    Polk S60
    Polk S35
    Polk F/Xi3
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Def Tech Reference Sub
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • TheheadsnTheheadsn Posts: 390
    Need some suggestions. Recently redid my house and received the wife's blessing to move my set up from the garage into the living room. Issue I'm running into now is my PSW505 is woefully under powered for this size of space. The whole room is open concept, so the living room, dinning room, and kitchen are all open to each other. I have over 6000ft3 worth of room to fill with bass now.

    My 2 major questions I have are
    Single PB-4000 or Dual PB-2000's
    and
    Placement

    Right now I have my sub in at the bottom of my media rack on the right wall. Once I really started doing research, it sounds like that's probably not the best location. If I keep the PSW505 going I can move in on the fireplace hearth in between the towers. But if I upgraded to an SVS, I would have to move the towers onto the hearth and put the subwoofer on either side of the speakers.
    Buying the one PB-4000 would mean either putting it in the right corner of the room, or the left side which is more open to the kitchen.
    Buying the two PB-2000's would mean one on each side.
    I could eventually swing buying a second PB-4000 but it wouldn't be for at least a year. For the time being would I be doing myself a disservice by only having one sub, or is the upgrade from the 2000 to the 4000 worthwhile enough to hold me off? As you can see there isnt a lot of seating positions to worry about, and I really only have to worry about myself and sometimes the wife watching movies. But the amount of cubic space in the room is very large, so would the dual 2000's get lost in there?


    Equipment:
    RTiA9's powered by dual 200 watt outlaw monoblocks
    CSiA6 center
    Onkyo TX-RZ1100 9.2 ch receiver
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    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    IMO
    I would get the 4000 (or even 16 from scratch and dent) and save for the next one.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,467
    Willow wrote: »
    Too bad you couldn't stuff an SVS in the fireplace

    That would certainly help the looks of that "fireplace"
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