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post #101 of 208 Old 04-04-14, 11:41 AM
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Hey guys, I have a SVS PB1000 right now, still in the audition phase. While overall happy with it so far, I my only gripe is with music with a lot of mid bass. I've gotten some feedback from members on this forum that svs subs can be alittle weak in this area. I listen to a lot of traditional and smooth jazz, so I was wondering how the Rythmik lv12 handles this type of bass?
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Hey guys, I have a SVS PB1000 right now, still in the audition phase. While overall happy with it so far, I my only gripe is with music with a lot of mid bass. I've gotten some feedback from members on this forum that svs subs can be alittle weak in this area. I listen to a lot of traditional and smooth jazz, so I was wondering how the Rythmik lv12 handles this type of bass?
The Rythmik is great, but unless you have a small room and have optimized the location to avoid any nulls at the listening position, the problem is not your PB1000 but your setup and/or room....
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The Rythmik is great, but unless you have a small room and have optimized the location to avoid any nulls at the listening position, the problem is not your PB1000 but your setup and/or room....
Ok, playing around with phase also, as recommended by follow members. Just asking about Rythmik because I read you could adjust it to sound like a sealed sub or it was just more musical than the PB1000.
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If buying subwoofers.....money can buy happiness.

When budgeting for a subwoofer, keep the above thought in mind.
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Ok, playing around with phase also, as recommended by follow members. Just asking about Rythmik because I read you could adjust it to sound like a sealed sub or it was just more musical than the PB1000.
You can tailor the Q of a Rythmik subwoofer, which will alter how "precise" the output sound will be, but I'm not really sure if I would classify that as the ability to emulate a sealed subwoofer (which can have a wide range of Q values itself). What that essentially means is you can adjust the sound quality to be a bit more pronounced for something like HT, or increase the transient response to make music more satisfying.

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kdaq - I recently purchased 5 new HTM-200 SE speakers and the LV12R sub. My room is not complete so I have not installed them yet. I wanted to ask if there is anything I need to watch out for when I get ready to install and configure my 5.1 system.
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kdaq - I recently purchased 5 new HTM-200 SE speakers and the LV12R sub. My room is not complete so I have not installed them yet. I wanted to ask if there is anything I need to watch out for when I get ready to install and configure my 5.1 system.
Hey tx56tn86ga06,

Congrats on your purchase!

Every room is different, but I think you'll find these speakers to be pretty easy to place, so long as your room isn't huge. They have great dispersion, especially considering their size. In my use I confirm that they are capable of playing down to 80Hz quite nicely, and that's where I have my crossover point. Each of mine are sitting on a ledge or speaker stand, so I can't speak to wall mounting if you're going that route.

I had more trouble with bass. Not the LV12R's fault, this is just inherent to low frequency. If you have flexibility in placement, you may want to try the crawl test. For me, I could only really place the sub behind my TV and to the right slightly. This position works well, but bass response changes greatly depending on where you are seated. As a result, some seats in my room get more bass than others. Not a huge deal, but it leads me to tweak the output level up and down sometimes depending on where I am and what I'm listening to. I suspect that a second subwoofer could help even this out, but my money's better spent elsewhere at the moment.

Best of luck and report back on your results!

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Kevin - thanks for the input. I still have to finish the baseboards and then have the carpet installed. Hopefully, I will be ready to install the speakers in another few weeks.

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post #110 of 208 Old 10-10-14, 04:20 PM
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This was the most thorough review I have found on the forums. I know you said the tests were done in a 1700 cu ft room. Do you think that (1) of these LV12R subs is enough for that size room or would (1) FV15HP have been better? I'm curious as I have the same amount of room, but don't have the space for (2) subs.
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