Hello all there!
I've been looking into the Submersive more and was trying to get a better sense of whether this would be a good product to include in my system.
It would be placed in a 24'x21' finished basement. The main viewing area would be at one of the small ends of the room with a bump out closet next to it blocking off the stairway going down.
I actually have a SVS PB13-Ultra on pre-order but was wondering how this compared to that unit, or to one of the BMF's which are scheduled to come out later in the year.
Also, what kind of warranty comes with the submersive?
Any advice or help you could give in the matter would be greatly appreciated...
Obviously it's tough to give any real comparison to a product that isn't in anyone's hands yet and no measurements have been published or mentioned. I have my guestimates of what I expect it to do, and there are of course limits to how much air can be pushed through given size ports. If you search the threads on AV123 of the BMF I have posted many comparisons between my expectations of it an other subwoofers on the market, including the SubMersive and PB13-Ultra.The SubMersive and PB13-Ultra are rather different, and of course are priced and sized differently. I do expect the PB-Ultra13 to be a very capable performer like other SVS products before it. The SubMersive is a bit different in both design and strengths. In the upper 2/3rds of the bandwidth where the detail and slam come from, the SubMersive will clearly pull away. In use this generally translates to the ability to play notably louder overall or produce bigger dynamics without strain.
With all ports open the SVS will be quite powerful around 20Hz and will probably edge out the SubMersive in maximum numbers. The trade here is in extension below 15-18Hz where the SubMersive will couple into your ~4000 cu.ft. basement rather well. The SubMersive is also very well behaved right to its limits, where there is very little compression, or loss in dynamic peaks, right to the point you clip the amplifier. A port will exhibit more gradual softening of the peaks as level increases and the air-flow becomes non-linear. One of the significant strengths of the SubMersive is the in-room depth of the response, and this will be hard to match without sacrificing dynamics in the upper octaves. Also remember that if you ever add a second SubMersive, you continue to gain useful output to the very lowest frequencies, and if you put the time into measuring and EQ'ing your subwoofers, there are even more gains to be had that will not be found with other products.
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