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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,129
    afterburnt wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    Tonight I am having delivered an PB 10 NSD I found used locally. I am looking forward to joining the SVS family. I'm sure it will beat my Energy 10.2. I am contemplating using both not sure yet. I have a funny feeling I'll want to get a 12" in the coming years.

    I have that svs in the living room and have a mirage in the bedroom that is very similar to your energy. In a smaller room with most music you wont notice much difference. However, in a larger room or with movies with deep LFE you will notice a HUGE difference.

    As for using both, the best HT setup I've had used a sub to supplement the center channel and then a big bad LFE sub. So much bass comes through the center that it really made a big difference. You should try it if you have space.

    I was going to try that center sub thing but had no room to do it. How did you hook up a sub to your center?

    You need the speaker cable input in the sub. You can't use LFE directly.

    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and 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, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Marantz DV 4200 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,740
    Willow wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    Tonight I am having delivered an PB 10 NSD I found used locally. I am looking forward to joining the SVS family. I'm sure it will beat my Energy 10.2. I am contemplating using both not sure yet. I have a funny feeling I'll want to get a 12" in the coming years.

    I have that svs in the living room and have a mirage in the bedroom that is very similar to your energy. In a smaller room with most music you wont notice much difference. However, in a larger room or with movies with deep LFE you will notice a HUGE difference.

    As for using both, the best HT setup I've had used a sub to supplement the center channel and then a big bad LFE sub. So much bass comes through the center that it really made a big difference. You should try it if you have space.

    I was going to try that center sub thing but had no room to do it. How did you hook up a sub to your center?

    You need the speaker cable input in the sub. You can't use LFE directly.

    or preouts, thats how I did it. I had a receiver with preouts, and an amp with inputs and outputs. I ran the cs400i full range, and used the subs built in crossover at about 70hz. It sounded pretty sweet...
    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
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,661
    I have the center preout going to an amp. So are you hooking the sub to the center preout and then the the center to the sub speaker outs? I have to look at my subs, I never used any of the extra stuff lol.
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


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    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

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    Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,129
    Ok! I have not been able to truly test it out at real listening levels, tonight I popped in a bass test disk I downloaded form a link on CP many years ago while everyone is sleeping, I heard and felt bass that was never there with my Energy S10.2. I'm talking about a -45 on my rxA1010. Earlier today I was listening to an Enya cd and there is a track where someone is playing bongo drums and it sounded like the drums where in my room. I'm looking forward to a day when the family is not around so I can crank it. Not crazy but decent. This pb10 nsd is amazing so far I can only imagine what you guys are experiencing with the bigger ones.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and 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, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Marantz DV 4200 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,740
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I have the center preout going to an amp. So are you hooking the sub to the center preout and then the the center to the sub speaker outs? I have to look at my subs, I never used any of the extra stuff lol.

    U can do it a couple different ways depending on ur amp and sub. 1. Run receiver per out to sub input, sub output to amp input. 2. Run amp loop output (if it has one) into your sub, or 3. Run teh speaker outputs from your amp into the sub line level inputs, and then line level outputs to speakers.
    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
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,145
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    As for using both, the best HT setup I've had used a sub to supplement the center channel and then a big bad LFE sub. So much bass comes through the center that it really made a big difference. You should try it if you have space.

    This ^^^ caught my eye; what kind of sub did you use for your center, and how did you have it hooked up? And where did you have it positioned?
    I have an older 10" Advent powered sub on loan to a friend, I am intrigued by your idea though and may just ask if I can get it back to give this a shot :smile:

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


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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,166
    edited November 2015
    I just did the Center Sub on my system. It sounds amazing. I have two mid-fi 12" Sony subs flanking my 2As, and the PB-2+ at the rear of my room. the Sonys are connected to the Center pre-out, and the crossovers are set to 50 Hz. I re-calibrated the system, and was impressed with the amount of deep bass coming from those subs.
    If you have an extra powered sub or two, it's worth the experiment.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,752
    I just did the Center Sub on my system. It sounds amazing. I have two mid-fi 12" Sony subs flanking my 2As, and the PB-2+ at the rear of my room. the Sonys are connected to the Center pre-out, and the crossovers are set to 50 Hz. I re-calibrated the system, and was impressed with the amount of deep bass coming from those subs.
    If you have an extra powered sub or two, it's worth the experiment.

    I may try this. Although wondering what I might gain, I have 2 ultras in my room. But I think my sb1000 would be the perfect fit. Did you use a sub cable? And a y splitter off your pre out?
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, 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.

  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,166
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I just did the Center Sub on my system. It sounds amazing. I have two mid-fi 12" Sony subs flanking my 2As, and the PB-2+ at the rear of my room. the Sonys are connected to the Center pre-out, and the crossovers are set to 50 Hz. I re-calibrated the system, and was impressed with the amount of deep bass coming from those subs.
    If you have an extra powered sub or two, it's worth the experiment.

    I may try this. Although wondering what I might gain, I have 2 ultras in my room. But I think my sb1000 would be the perfect fit. Did you use a sub cable? And a y splitter off your pre out?
    The Sonys have a line-level pass-through, so I wired the 1st off the Center pre-out, then daisy chained the 2nd. The SVS is off the LFE pre-out. All the cables were custom made.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    I need to stop visiting this forum...just had an sb2000 delivered today. Waiting for the munchkins to go to bed to open it up! This forum is bad for my wallet...good for the economy though.
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,230
    gurot1 wrote: »
    I need to stop visiting this forum...just had an sb2000 delivered today. Waiting for the munchkins to go to bed to open it up! This forum is bad for my wallet...good for the economy though.

    Congrats! Pic's or it didn't happen, you should know the rules, LOL...
    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
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    Lol. Just for you Ken, this is what was waiting for me when I got home from work today. It arrived in less than 24 h from when I ordered it from the Canadian distributor. It helps I am only an hour and half away, but that was quick delivery. I did manage to get it to the basement...but not out of the box yet...waiting for kids to go to sleep.kduo6egogjtm.jpg
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,166
    Looks sweet. Enjoy
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    It will look even nicer outside of the box :p
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    apmf73c726d4.jpg
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    Here it is outside of the box
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,968
    Nice looking sub, what did you have before this?
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    I was using a velodyne dps12. So far this sounds a lot tighter (the velodyne is ported and a step or two lower in terms of quality). I love the nice clean lines. Haven't had much time to play around with it yet...had it hooked up to a cd player and ran it for 12 hours at low level so far. I have to place it behind the sectional, so it is hidden from.view unfortunately, but better protrcted from 3 kids.
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • bmsbms Posts: 145
    Hello,
    Currently running 2 SVS's for a few years now: 16-46 PC Plus, and a PB10-ISD along with my Polk RTI set up. Works great and shakes the house.

    Always wanted an Ultra, and just got one used on AVS. Amp needs to be replaced, and, as usual, SVS is replacing at no charge. Their CS is indeed the best I've ever encountered anywhere.

    I may sell one of the other 2 subs, after much testing deliberating with the wife, etc... will report back.
    bms
    Family Room:
    Onkyo TX-RZ920
    Sony UBP-X700
    Vizio M75-E1
    Polk RTi10's
    Polk CSi5
    Polk RTi6's
    Polk RTi4's
    Dual SVS PB13-Ultra’s

    Bonus Room:
    Onkyo TX-SR806
    PS3
    Panasonic TC-P42G10
    Polk R50's
    Polk CSM
    Polk R15's
    SVS PB10-ISD

    For sale:
    Onkyo TX-SR603X
  • Strong BadStrong Bad Posts: 4,198
    Very nice Gurot! That should do some evil things to your home and your hearing.

    I'm still sporting my SVS PC Ultra circa 2007. Yeah, almost 9 years and it shows no signs at all of slowing down. Still looks brand new. I run it hard on occasion and it continues to impress. As a matter of fact, tonight it'll be Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on Blu Ray doing the damage in Dolby TrueHD 7.1.

    Say a prayer for my home and hearing.
    No excuses!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,591
    You are going to love the Ultra....
    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 |
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,230
    Love an Ultra 13 someday but my 25-31PC+ still puts a smile on my face...
    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
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,752
    You are going to love the Ultra....

    The ultra is the once piece of gear I will hold onto for years. It's a lot of sub.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, 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.

  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,129
    I just checked out the Ultra 13. What a monster. My sub story: Polk sub, was ok at the time, didn't know any different plus we lived in a condo. Then moved on to an Energy s10.2, again good sub, better than the Polk one it did lack in the low end dept and did a decent job of blending in with the mains. On to my SVS PB10, this thing was huge to me, blends really well with the mains has decent output for our listening levels, goes deeper but loses its breath when very low frequencies are played, so I can only imagine what one Ultra 13 let alone 2 of those beasts would be like.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and 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, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Marantz DV 4200 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 490
    I would love an ultra...but the size might not work for me. I can hide the sb2000 for now while kids are young. In a few years down the road when kids older i'll buy an ultra off one of you guys who are experiencing upgraditis!
    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,591
    Willow wrote: »
    I just checked out the Ultra 13. What a monster. My sub story: Polk sub, was ok at the time, didn't know any different plus we lived in a condo. Then moved on to an Energy s10.2, again good sub, better than the Polk one it did lack in the low end dept and did a decent job of blending in with the mains. On to my SVS PB10, this thing was huge to me, blends really well with the mains has decent output for our listening levels, goes deeper but loses its breath when very low frequencies are played, so I can only imagine what one Ultra 13 let alone 2 of those beasts would be like.

    I had 2 Polk MP3K's in my HT rig and was never satisfied.. I kept tweaking but never felt they could put out enough. Then my PB13 Ultra arrived and I have been happy as a clam since. Very solid in every aspect and I would give 2 thumbs up recommendation. 2 Ultras would knock your house off the foundation.
    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 |
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,752
    Willow wrote: »
    I just checked out the Ultra 13. What a monster. My sub story: Polk sub, was ok at the time, didn't know any different plus we lived in a condo. Then moved on to an Energy s10.2, again good sub, better than the Polk one it did lack in the low end dept and did a decent job of blending in with the mains. On to my SVS PB10, this thing was huge to me, blends really well with the mains has decent output for our listening levels, goes deeper but loses its breath when very low frequencies are played, so I can only imagine what one Ultra 13 let alone 2 of those beasts would be like.

    I had 2 Polk MP3K's in my HT rig and was never satisfied.. I kept tweaking but never felt they could put out enough. Then my PB13 Ultra arrived and I have been happy as a clam since. Very solid in every aspect and I would give 2 thumbs up recommendation. 2 Ultras would knock your house off the foundation.

    I bought 2 MP3Ks from Amazon. Returned them both and bought my first ultra. I was never happy with the Polk subs.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, 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.

  • bmsbms Posts: 145
    After a week, my new Sledge STA-1000D amp arrived and I installed it in my PB13-Ultra in about 15 minutes. I calibrated using my SPL meter and ran Audessy, but was not satisfied with the result, so I called SVS. As usual, customer service was excellent. Ed Mullen spent almost 1 hour on the phone with me, and we got the Ultra set up. The digital amp is completely different than the analog Bash amps that I'm used to. Mind you, 1 hour on the phone and I bought the sub used from someone else!

    The result - wow. It does everything my PC Plus 16-46 & PB10-ISD do together, and then some. Have not ran the Ultra and the 16-46 together yet - have company for the holiday, and Ed wants me to call him back when setting the 2 up together. He suggests that I run the Ultra with 1 plug and in 16 Hz mode, to match the native tune of the 16-46. I suspect the 2 together will be nothing short of unreal. I am going to try and get it done tomorrow.

    The piano black sub is beautiful, but it is really big, and my wife isn't thrilled at the size, although she agrees that it's gorgeous. I do notice that while the Ultra does what my other 2 subs can do, it does it better - the output is brutal, yet effortless and accurate. It's not breaking a sweat. The Nemo "Darla" scene was an experience!
    bms
    Family Room:
    Onkyo TX-RZ920
    Sony UBP-X700
    Vizio M75-E1
    Polk RTi10's
    Polk CSi5
    Polk RTi6's
    Polk RTi4's
    Dual SVS PB13-Ultra’s

    Bonus Room:
    Onkyo TX-SR806
    PS3
    Panasonic TC-P42G10
    Polk R50's
    Polk CSM
    Polk R15's
    SVS PB10-ISD

    For sale:
    Onkyo TX-SR603X
  • So after 7 years I’m starting the slow path of upgrading my equipment. I really didn’t know that I needed to.

    My first upgrade piece is the SB-2000 that will be delivered tomorrow. I never thought I’d spend $699 on speakers, let alone one speaker, haha.

    Second upgrade - LSi M 703’s will hopefully be in house by Jan 12.

    Hopefully these two will allow me to hear what I’ve been missing and both movies and some Jazz/Classical.

    Guess my wallet will be hurting over the coming years….but think of the fun!

    I feel timid for listing my equipment, but let the journey begin.
    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,061
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    So after 7 years I’m starting the slow path of upgrading my equipment. I really didn’t know that I needed to.

    My first upgrade piece is the SB-2000 that will be delivered tomorrow. I never thought I’d spend $699 on speakers, let alone one speaker, haha.

    Second upgrade - LSi M 703’s will hopefully be in house by Jan 12.

    Hopefully these two will allow me to hear what I’ve been missing and both movies and some Jazz/Classical.

    Guess my wallet will be hurting over the coming years….but think of the fun!

    I feel timid for listing my equipment, but let the journey begin.
    Congrats on the sub.

    No need to be worried about listing your gear. We all have different level systems here. And we all started somewhere.

    You seem to be on the right track.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
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    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH, Parks Audio Budgie; CD - Marantz DV4001
    Preamp - Dared SL2000a, Luminous Audio Axiom II; Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
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