That was an excellent review of an impressive sub!
PN2 is post numbe... oh hekk, you know what post number you are. :grin2:That was an excellent review of an impressive sub!
Great question, and one I've been asked by more than one person already. :T I expected it though because there is some definite overlap in their target market.Jim, I know you don't compare subs directly and I previously read that you purchased the JTR S1 review unit, and that you mentioned in another thread you don't want to purchase two great subs as you don't get to listen to one sub enough as it is, with your review schedule, so buying the SB16 is not a option. But if you had it to do all over again knowing what you know now, which one would you purchase and why? I was also looking at the S1 and the SB16 and I know which one I purchased and why, but it was a tough call - and I never saw you use the words "I love" a subwoofer before
Another question I figured someone would ask. I have fond memories of the E15HP I once owned, and its new owner is still loving it to this day.Now, here comes the inevitable question: How does it compare to the Rythmik E15?
You want subs that total four 15" drivers and two 16" in a room the size of mine? You have gone down the rabbit hole for sure my friend...
Total output probably favors the XS30, but perhaps not by as much as it might seem - the SB16 has tremendous capability. If those PSA's are the original, and not the SE version, then detail and precision would favor the SVS. This thing sounds really good. Are the new subs going to be nearfield? If so, what about a pair of SB13's instead? They won't be required to work as hard as the XS30's further away, and the sound signature would probably be a closer match to the early PSA's (I owned an SB13 myself, and reviewed the PSA XS15 and XS15se, so I have some history with a lot of the model's we're talking about).
Not surprising you feel that way. Saying otherwise would be like expecting you to tell us your kids are not as intelligent as someone else's. :wink2:Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to demo the SB16-Ultra at the local offices of an online A/V publication. The thing is beautiful, solid, and it's a beast. But through the whole thing, I couldn't help but think, "My setup sounds as tight, and has a fair amount more output than this". That's not a knock on the SVS; it's just that the value proposition on DIY is everything people say it is.