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post #61 of 68 Old 07-01-14, 04:03 PM
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I have been the owner of a pair of SB-13 for about 7-8 months now and are still impressed by they overall performance. Great looking subs in a small footprint.





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I have been the owner of a pair of SB-13 for about 7-8 months now and are still impressed by they overall performance. Great looking subs in a small footprint.
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You lucky dawg thanks for sharing I have had mine(1) for just over a year and have the same reaction, , I don't even have to turn it on to crack a . By the way, those Ultras look sick in your room, nice job


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Thanks hyghwayman, me and my 11 year old boy are really enjoying the room and the subs every time we watch a movie. I have been moving they around and finding the best spot for them. I have them setup in the room 1/4 from the sidewalls at the front wall. I will take some new measurements in this positions to see if my ears are not lying to me. I have Gik Basstraps in the corners (last picture) and doing a little eq to flatten out the peaks, this is done by an Antimode 8033 which is a great little box.
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Thanks hyghwayman, me and my 11 year old boy are really enjoying the room and the subs every time we watch a movie. I have been moving they around and finding the best spot for them. I have them setup in the room 1/4 from the sidewalls at the front wall. I will take some new measurements in this positions to see if my ears are not lying to me. I have Gik Basstraps in the corners (last picture) and doing a little eq to flatten out the peaks, this is done by an Antimode 8033 which is a great little box.
Im seriously considering a 2nd SB13 ultra, i absolutely love mine. Mine is black ash but they look so good in that gloss finish. awesome system mate.

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After months and months of trying to find just the right subwoofer for my situation, I finally found it in the SB13U : )

First was the HSU ULS15, which I had hoped would match my dark cherry ML Motion speakers ... The unit I received was instead a plum color, so far from what I was hoping for, I didn't even give it a listen ... Swallowed hard, paid $230 for shipping both ways, and turned to SVS.

I was also looking for a sub for my son as well ... First up was the SB12NSD, then a pair of SB2000s ... James then expressed a preference for ported sub ... Next up, a PB2000. I was quite impressed with the LFE capabilities of the ported SVS ... Eventually, we ended up sharing dual PC12+s.

After deciding on a new home last summer, I upgraded to an outlet PC13U.

But after thinking about how I rarely experience many LFE opportunities in the movies my wife and I watch, I began to think about the sealed sub route ... With some saying there is and some saying there isn't a difference between sealed and ported in regards to music, I decided to call SVS and see what they said.

Darren assured me that, indeed, there is a noticeable differences between the SB and the PC for music ... He said I'd find the SB13U tighter, quicker, and providing more detail while listening to music ... And I'm here to say he's right : )

After thinking about for an hour, I called back and arranged an upgrade swap for the following day after work ... With the PC13U in tow, I arrived at SVS the next day and brought home a new SB13U.

It does indeed provide a noticeable degree of improved detail for my music ... Thanks to the unparalleled audition and upgrade policy offered by SVS, I've been able to find just the right subwoofer for my HT.

My son, by the way, is quite happy with his PC12+ ... I encouraged him to consider the SB13U upgrade as well, but so far he's declined my offer.

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After months and months of trying to find just the right subwoofer for my situation, I finally found it in the SB13U : ) First was the HSU ULS15, which I had hoped would match my dark cherry ML Motion speakers ... The unit I received was instead a plum color, so far from what I was hoping for, I didn't even give it a listen ... Swallowed hard, paid $230 for shipping both ways, and turned to SVS. I was also looking for a sub for my son as well ... First up was the SB12NSD, then a pair of SB2000s ... James then expressed a preference for ported sub ... Next up, a PB2000. I was quite impressed with the LFE capabilities of the ported SVS ... Eventually, we ended up sharing dual PC12+s. After deciding on a new home last summer, I upgraded to an outlet PC13U. But after thinking about how I rarely experience many LFE opportunities in the movies my wife and I watch, I began to think about the sealed sub route ... With some saying there is and some saying there isn't a difference between sealed and ported in regards to music, I decided to call SVS and see what they said. Darren assured me that, indeed, there is a noticeable differences between the SB and the PC for music ... He said I'd find the SB13U tighter, quicker, and providing more detail while listening to music ... And I'm here to say he's right : ) After thinking about for an hour, I called back and arranged an upgrade swap for the following day after work ... With the PC13U in tow, I arrived at SVS the next day and brought home a new SB13U. It does indeed provide a noticeable degree of improved detail for my music ... Thanks to the unparalleled audition and upgrade policy offered by SVS, I've been able to find just the right subwoofer for my HT. My son, by the way, is quite happy with his PC12+ ... I encouraged him to consider the SB13U upgrade as well, but so far he's declined my offer.
They offer some of the best value and performance in the subwoofer industry. Not to mention customer service and that trade up policy is outstanding! Congrats and enjoy.
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Just got a DSPeaker Antimode 2.0 DC installed and setup with my two SB13Us. Watching a few test movies, Startrek, Fast Furious2, Casino Royale. All i kept saying was holy snappin duck sheet... hmmm, I've never heard that before.... interesting...

I thought I had the FR pretty flat before the Antimode 2.0, but I didn't know what I was missing out on until now.
Not only do the SB13Us dig deeper... much much deeper.They are some how so much tighter, my KEF XQ30s and XQ50 sound so much cleaner with loads more detail.
The other interesting thing is, before the AM. I used to run the SB13Us in dual mono, this was to get the punch and slap in the face I was after.
Although the sound was pretty good in this config, I always felt something was amiss with the soundstage and I had a few odd base notes that kept bugging me.
Now that I've place an AM 2.0 in the mix, I have the SB13Us running in stereo and have all the punch and slaps I could ask for, plus the sound stage seems to have opened up and the prickly notes that we bugging me before have all but disappeared.
I can honestly say that I have rediscovered or just discovered what the SB13Us can actually do... effortlessly rock my world or more literally rock my house.
I'm now also rediscovering my CD, SACD collection as well..

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Hello fellow SB3 Ultra owners. Well, I'm not really an owner... just borrowing right now. Wonder if anyone can lend a hand with some tips or share any similar experience for early bottom-end roll-off in a small room about 13L x 9W x 8H? I've been auditioning this sub for two weeks now at different locations and orientations in the room, but just can't get mine to dig below about 20Hz. If you like, details start around Post #67 here.

Sure, it sounds great and goes deeper than the REL T9 it's replacing; but it doesn't blow it away. One of the guys over at SVS thinks blame may lie with the tall, floor-to-ceiling window on the same side of the room (behind the wolf blanket in the pics). Sometimes these can flex quite a bit, which imparts a sound of its own. The window also causes more bass loss than does the surrounding drywall. I find myself asking if similarly capable subs would exhibit the same behavior (i.e. subsonic frequency loss). What happened to my room gain??!

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