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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,676
    I like how they basically say cables matter up to the cost of the cables we sell. More expensive and exotic cables are not worth it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • halohalo Posts: 5,285
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I like how they basically say cables matter up to the cost of the cables we sell. More expensive and exotic cables are not worth it.

    Agree. Ridiculous and obvious.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,712
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I like how they basically say cables matter up to the cost of the cables we sell. More expensive and exotic cables are not worth it.

    Well they wanted in the bigger profit part of the game so it's game on I guess? For myself , I have no plans to ditch any of my cheap cables to jump to their cheap cables and think the approach the company used here was cheap as their ropes probably are? The folks with higher end gear probably aren't looking to add SVS cables to their stable but in defense, I'm sure the folks that have the SVS speskers would be ok with SVS ropes?? It's all relevant.

    Not letting go of my SVS PC2000 subs anytime soon and still am a fan of their Subs!

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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,107
    edited October 26
    Stunning how a company that has established themselves as almost the authority in HT subs (In a very short time, I might add) would wade into this particular pool and start flailing about like a 5 year old.

    Now they risk alienating a substantial portion of their target market, and for what? If they want to sell cables, great - offer your cables and extol their virtues, but really? And if they really think they are going to change anyone’s mind at this stage of the game, well.... nope.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,300
    I reviewed their speaker cables here and didn't care for them. https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/186483/svs-soundpath-ultra-speaker-cable-review
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,293
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I reviewed their speaker cables here and didn't care for them. https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/186483/svs-soundpath-ultra-speaker-cable-review

    Yep I remember that. Quality problems, and performance, meh. Can't blame them, trying to grow the business as all companies do.

    Love their subs though! :)
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,534
    Agree, that's just advertising to goose sales for their own product. Low budget advertising. :)
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
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    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,148
    It seems they have been trying to sell cables for at least the last 4 years if the date of this post at SVS is correct.
    I love my SVS sub and your company after seeing so many positive feedback from your customers and great advice from you. It is a shame that just about all of that is gone over you guys trying to sell your cables. I hate that I now think of your company in the same company as the Monster Cable company.

    As I've never seen SVS cables for sale new or on the used used market I'd have to say their effort has been a huge failure.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,656
    I've seen a few of their cables on the used markets. Lets just say they aren't very sought after.

    Kind of a shi ty practice though if you ask me. Make some mediocre cables then denounce any competition that may be better as hype or placebo. Just the fact that they feel a need to do that should be telling. Means their product can't stand on it's own merits.

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    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
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    Tad 803 speakers
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,429
    edited November 1
    You guys are howling at the moon here. Email SVS and tell them what you think, maybe they will tone it down a little? I did just now.
    FWIW I bought a 10m sub cable from them many years ago, IIRC it was made by Better Cables so it was before they made their own. It's been durable and does what it was made to do.

    From SVS website- "Speaker and interconnect cables perform a very important role so it’s worth looking for quality from a name you trust, but it’s not worth overpaying for what could amount to minimal or nonexistent improvements in sound quality."
    So while it is important to get the best you can, there's no sense looking past what we sell because you would just be throwing your money away. LOL
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 952
    I use their interconnects and their speaker cables. My experience has been very positive with them. The ones I received had excellent build quality, they sounded great and looked very nice with my gear.
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 278
    Never understood the whole “ they look nice “ thing with cables ....
    How often do you kook at your cables ?
    They’re behind your gear .

    Personally , I don’t care what they look like , so long as they do their job competently .

    Just ‘sayin

    Bk
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  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 952
    gyosa wrote: »
    Never understood the whole “ they look nice “ thing with cables ....
    How often do you kook at your cables ?
    They’re behind your gear .

    Personally , I don’t care what they look like , so long as they do their job competently .

    Just ‘sayin

    Bk

    I totally understand what you are saying. But I have a minimal amount of gear at three different locations. In the living room set up, the McIntosh integrated amp and the LUMIN network streamer are on top of a small entertainment center. About a foot of each of the cables is very visible coming out the back of those pieces of equipment if you are standing or walking anywhere near that part of the room. My wife cares what they look like so I have to care what they look like for her sake. I only mentioned the appearance of the SVS cables in case somebody else was in a similar situation.
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,595
    edited November 3
    I think SVS was smart and hedged their bets with their comments.
    What % of people would notice a difference or even care to find out?

    oops. Didn't see this...
    "So while it is important to get the best you can, there's no sense looking past what we sell because you would just be throwing your money away."
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,065
    gyosa wrote: »
    Never understood the whole “ they look nice “ thing with cables ....
    How often do you kook at your cables ?
    They’re behind your gear .

    Personally , I don’t care what they look like , so long as they do their job competently .

    Just ‘sayin

    Bk
    With sound quality covered, personally, aesthetics add to the experience for me. Just one of those refinements I enjoy about the hobby - the beauty of a nicely designed product, even cables and connectors. Additional satisfaction if I've made them, myself.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,656
    gyosa wrote: »
    Never understood the whole “ they look nice “ thing with cables ....
    How often do you kook at your cables ?
    They’re behind your gear .

    Personally , I don’t care what they look like , so long as they do their job competently .

    Just ‘sayin

    Bk
    gyosa wrote: »
    Never understood the whole “ they look nice “ thing with cables ....
    How often do you kook at your cables ?
    They’re behind your gear .

    Personally , I don’t care what they look like , so long as they do their job competently .

    Just ‘sayin

    Bk

    Not always behind your gear. Some speakers need to be out into the room more away from walls, and some gear too is out in front of a rack. This makes your cables very visible.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,195
    edited November 3
    tonyb wrote: »

    Not always behind your gear. Some speakers need to be out into the room more away from walls, and some gear too is out in front of a rack. This makes your cables very visible.

    Tony is correct. Some folks even practice symmetry with wire. :wink:

    Once upon a time I had active crossover bi-amped speakers so I needed two sets of speaker cables. Those speakers are gone but the wire stayed.

    Since the speaker wire is the same, (other than woofer cables being internal bi-wire), and my amp has two sets of speaker posts, I used them on my Salk's instead of jumpers.

    The cables are older Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ (woofers, internal bi-wire) & Pro 11+ (tweeters). They used a high purity 6N Single Crystal Copper wire.

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 613
    edited November 3
    Of course looks matter..........no matter what your ears hear your eyes have to believe in your cables too. They have to look and feel quality. And the thicker (physically, not gauge) a cable is the better. Seems like some manufacturers like to stuff their cables in garden hoses.

    Does anyone here use a $200+ cable that is bare with the printing on the side and not sheathed? (and I am not talking about 20 foot pairs)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,676
    My MIT SL-12's are pretty physically small. I think they were somewhere around $1,600 MSRP.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,676
    edited November 3
    nothing can help a Ford. :p

    Exactly, not even the government bailout money they didn't need and everyone else took. ;)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,650
    Nightfall wrote: »
    nothing can help a Ford. :p

    Exactly, not even the government bailout money they didn't need and everyone else took. ;)

    Yeah, but Ford's gonna need some bailin' out soon, methinks :(

  • hauxonhauxon Posts: 138
    The article is basically right ... for most people. The 1% lives in here (and other places) and the article is not aimed at us. The only thing "wrong" is the salesperson's approach. In my eyes it serves no purpose for non-audiophiles to spend great amounts on cable but they might still benefit from buying reasonably good ropes and I assume the SVS cables are reasonably good even if they're not the ultimate high-end cable.
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