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    New SVS 16 ultras

    Hi all,

    These new svs 16 ultras have me salivating with excitement - look to be exceptional value for money and mind bending performance. Can be controlled using Bluetooth off iPhone. 1500w continuous into 8ohms and 16" driver. This means business.

    https://www.svsound.com/pages/16-ultra-series

    Looking forward to the reviews because the existing pb13 ultra was a beast as is...

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    Well priced in the scheme of things. I've never heard an SVS sub to my knowledge, though. Have you, Bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Well priced in the scheme of things. I've never heard an SVS sub to my knowledge, though. Have you, Bill?
    I haven't either, Justin. I am just going on measured performance from audioholics etc. The pb13 is an animal so the pb16 must be obscene. They are really good value IMO - in terms of specs at least. I have been thinking about adding a pair to my system for ages - might do do after my extension is built.

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    Ooooh. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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    I had the SVS SB16 Ultra for a couple of weeks. It just didn't work in my system/room. Initially I thought it was great; however after extending listening I submit it was slow, loose, and not to my liking. I returned to a JL Audio F110v2 and couldn't be happier. No the F110 doesn't have the low-end rumble for HT like the SB16, but it's more than adequate. The differences really stand out in a 2-channel system...the F110 is much tighter, more articulate, and just sounds musical in comparison.

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    I am glad to finally hear someone report on the sound quality of the SVS. If you fall for the marketing they use claiming it's the world's greatest subwoofer , then you will believe it when you hook it up. But, "Contentment is destroyed by comparison " SVS has become the Bose of the sub world. Does Bose sound the best? No, but they spend the most in advertising convincing you that they are.
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    a great site which measures/compares charts to many subs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LL21 View Post
    a great site which measures/compares charts to many subs.

    http://www.data-bass.com/systems
    ooh.....a 24 now were talking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricjor1 View Post
    I had the SVS SB16 Ultra for a couple of weeks. It just didn't work in my system/room. Initially I thought it was great; however after extending listening I submit it was slow, loose, and not to my liking. I returned to a JL Audio F110v2 and couldn't be happier. No the F110 doesn't have the low-end rumble for HT like the SB16, but it's more than adequate. The differences really stand out in a 2-channel system...the F110 is much tighter, more articulate, and just sounds musical in comparison.
    Quote Originally Posted by 16hz lover View Post
    I am glad to finally hear someone report on the sound quality of the SVS. If you fall for the marketing they use claiming it's the world's greatest subwoofer , then you will believe it when you hook it up. But, "Contentment is destroyed by comparison " SVS has become the Bose of the sub world. Does Bose sound the best? No, but they spend the most in advertising convincing you that they are.
    I've not heard the SVS 16. I do know from expereince some of these unhappy that the integration of a sub in a system takes a long time. I would add that the more powerful the sub, the more a single sub tends to create problems iof its own. We're not comparing Apple to Aple here as the JL 110 may have tools/controls/setting that allows it to better integrate with is particular system. The better test would have been to try the integration with appropriate tools , external to each sub. mini DSP or similar comes to mind.

    My experience with SVS is that if properly integrated those I've tried have proven to be serious contenders. I am not a fan of using just one sub, it may work but more is better, always better when it comes to subs.
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    I have 2 subs in my system,both very different and until I grounded them sufficiently both had problems. Now both are seamless and are most articulate.
    Speakers: ParAcas Satellites ParAcas Dual 16 subwoofer Velodyne FSR18 Fulton Little Maestros Mission speakers
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