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  Reply # 1151763 11-Oct-2014 11:06
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Model advice aside, the usual things apply.
The difference in sub performance often comes down to the listening room and the sub positioning.
Reading reviews is often pointless as you'll be effectively listening to the bass response of the reviewers room...
The ONLY way to know what sub will work for you, it to place two of them in your room for an a-b performance test.
Buying subs and speakers on-line is a crapshoot at best.
My $0.10.



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  Reply # 1151830 11-Oct-2014 13:53
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Dunnersfella: Model advice aside, the usual things apply.
The difference in sub performance often comes down to the listening room and the sub positioning.
Reading reviews is often pointless as you'll be effectively listening to the bass response of the reviewers room...
The ONLY way to know what sub will work for you, it to place two of them in your room for an a-b performance test.
Buying subs and speakers on-line is a crapshoot at best.
My $0.10.


... all fair enough, but not really a realistic option for everyone, you know - many of us don't have either the selection available locally, or shops that will let us try before you buy, or the money to be able to trial multiple options (as mentioned, it would be an additional $240 to trial a second sub). At least in this case, SVS subs come with a 45 day trial, so if it doesn't work out I have a return option. 

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  Reply # 1151867 11-Oct-2014 15:54
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I had two Velodyne's repaired recently, CHT10q and 12q. The 10q's module had blown and the 12q was emitting a high pitch frequency when not in use.

Anyway, I found that they come with a 5 year warranty so got them repaired free. So if yours is less than 5 years old take it into a repairer that's soundgroup holdings authorised, then flick it off on trademe

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Reply # 1151870 11-Oct-2014 16:01
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JamesL: ... and the 12q was emitting a high pitch frequency when not in use.


What without electricity!? Spooky! ;)

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  Reply # 1151874 11-Oct-2014 16:17
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Yep :o

Not quite, without RCA's being connected but powered on. In any case the module was replaced too



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  Reply # 1151913 11-Oct-2014 18:28
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JamesL: Yep :o

Not quite, without RCA's being connected but powered on. In any case the module was replaced too


Interesting to read of others reporting problems with this brand. When reading stuff on the net I came across a number of others with power supply problems with Velodyne subs.

Unfortunately mine was already s/h off TM so no chance of warranty repair! But this is the reason I'm staying away from Velodyne and also purchasing s/h. I don't want to be in the same position, having to replace it in only two years...

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  Reply # 1151964 11-Oct-2014 20:01
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To be fair, Velodyne are one of the biggest selling subwoofer brands, so you'll read of more faults than some boutique brands on the market...

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  Reply # 1151990 11-Oct-2014 20:28
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jonathan18:
kendog: $1,200 for the PB2000
Have you considered that?


TBH, that's currently at the top of my list, despite it being at the total top end of (if not beyond) my budget. My concern (apart from the cost) is that being ported it may not be as tight as the SB2000 for music. Plus it's the size of a bus! Have you heard this and the SB2000, and if so how you would compare them?

Edit- the other downside of both the SB and PB 2000 is the $120 delivery charge!

I have only head the pc13 compared to my velodyne and energy subs.
A PC2000 was released by svs today. Solves the size problem, other than height.

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