SVS SB-4000 vs. SB-16 Ultra

alucidideaalucididea Posts: 112
So I’m trying to decide between these two subs without having the opportunity to listen to them since I live in an area without any reasonable audio store. The power on both are great. The size is irrelevant to me. But after examining the SPL chart, it seems the 4000 slightly bests the 16 Ultra. I’m mostly interested in musical quality but also enjoy the low extension for electronica and rap/hip-hop as well as movies.

The app available is also a decent consideration although I realize the YPAO equalization does a reasonable.

LSIM 707s as my mains powered by an NAD M22/Yamaha 3070.

Price isn’t really an issue, I’ll probably end up with 2 of them by the end of the year anyways.

Am I missing anything? Might any of you have any input I could consider?

Thanks in advance!

I’m also open to hearing other suggestions from other companies though I’m really not trying to spend more than $2k each.

Comments

  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,936
    The 16?ultra will have more head room than the 4000, or more reserve if it needs it for bass intensive material.

    Hsu and Rythmik are also very good subs at reasonable prices.
  • alucidideaalucididea Posts: 112
    edited April 2018
    rpf65 wrote: »
    The 16?ultra will have more head room than the 4000, or more reserve if it needs it for bass intensive material.

    Hsu and Rythmik are also very good subs at reasonable prices.
    The Rythmic F18 looks pretty solid...
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 708
    I have a Rythmik F12 SE and it's very nice with music and no slouch with HT duty. I can only imagine how much deeper that F18 would go.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

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  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,412
    Check Svs's scratch & dent section I picked up a 16 for $1399 delivered a few months back, one small scratch by the amp. The app is very handy for setting the phase at your listening position.
    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: 1,765
    What did you end up getting?
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • alucidideaalucididea Posts: 112
    joecoulson wrote: »
    What did you end up getting?
    I didn’t end up getting one yet. Just for cost effectiveness I’m thinking I might go with the SB-4000. Eventually I want to have duals, so once that happens I’m sure they’ll be plenty.

    I’m also going to explore a couple Rythmic models, specifically the F15HP & the F18. They don’t have quite as much power but I’m liking the idea of a rumble filter more and more, esp silly while I have housemates.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,765
    Ok so just thought I would throw this out there, the SB16 continues to amaze me. The depth of this thing is unprecedented but it’s the speed that surprises me. It’s as fast as a 10 but as much depth as an 18. Totally blown away by this thing. Totally worth the $$
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • alucidideaalucididea Posts: 112
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Ok so just thought I would throw this out there, the SB16 continues to amaze me. The depth of this thing is unprecedented but it’s the speed that surprises me. It’s as fast as a 10 but as much depth as an 18. Totally blown away by this thing. Totally worth the $$
    Well that’s good to hear because the SB16 is definitey in contention. It stands out for so many reasons; I just wish it had a rumble filter.
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