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Old 05-09-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Please discuss your SVS speakers in this thread. You can include pictures, reviews, or any other comments regarding your speakers.

Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.svsound.com/products-spks.cfm



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http://hometheatermag.com/compactspeakers/708svs/
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...ite/svs-sbs-01
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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Thought I would post my thoughts on my SVS SCS-01 speakers I purchased in late April that replaced a pair of Polk rt600i towers and a Polk cs30i center speaker:

My speakers arrived yesterday morning. The boxes were small and easy to manage and were packed very well (kudos to SVS for not skimping on packaging). Here are my thoughts:
- It was torture, and I mean torture, working from home and making myself wait until the work day was over to unbox them and set them up

- Wow. These speakers (SCS-01's) are much smaller and lighter than my old Polk towers and center. I am not having buyers remorse at this point, but I am wondering if the SVS speakers will be much of an upgrade over the old Polkies...

- The speakers appear to be well made and look good. Wife came down as I was unboxing them and they passed the WAF test!

- I really like the tilt-base for the center speaker. I have a 100" screen and a projector so the center has to sit below the screen. My old Polk center was placed lower than I would have liked, but the SCS center with the tilt base really helps Nice touch SVS (and I like that it is optional).

- I had some old metal stands and the SVS speakers fit pefectly on them. The stands are nice and modern looking and I never used them (they came with a nice TV stand that I used to use with my 56" Samsung DLP before I sold it and got a PJ).

- Got everything hooked up and ready to go around 5:30pm but had to eat dinner, run some errands, and then get the kids to bed and help pickup the house (a 3 and a 1 year old can make some big messes)

- Around 8:30 I calibrated the speakers using my Radio Shack SPL meter and the internal test tones on my Onkyo 605 receiver. So far so good

- I remembered the Avia II disc that SVS sent for free with the speakers and decided to calibrate off their internal sounds as well using the SPL meter. Interestingly enough, I found some minor differences between Avia and the Onkyo test tones. I went with Avia. Everything was close, but four out of the five speakers were off just a decibel or two. Again, nice touch including this disc SVS. Kudos.

- I really debated with crossover settings. With my Polk speakers things seemed to sound good at 100hz all around vs 80hz. I went with 80hz this time all around.

- I did bump up my subwoofer a few decibels above the reference point (75db) that I used for the rest of my speakers. Settled on 78(db's) on the SPL.

- Time for the show! Anticipation was killing me.....

- Decided on Ratatouille on Blu-Ray as I have spent a lot of time with this disc and am very familiar with how it sounded with the Polk speakers.

- Skipped straight to scene 4 (Caught!). Wow! And to think that I was worried that the SVS speakers would not be an improvement over my Polk speakers.... The difference was immediate and apparent as soon as the scene started. First of all, the sound was much cleaner than with the Polks. The dialogue was definitely more audible through the center channel and the overall sound seemed very natural and uncolored to me. I felt the highs were perfect along with the imaging. The Polks were definitely lacking compared to SVS in terms of both imaging and highs, but what I love about the SVS speakers is that it is not forced upon you like I have noticed with Klipsch speakers that I have demoed. I keep coming back to the word natural to describe these speakers, along with balanced. Very impressed. The soundstage was definitely broad enough for my space and seemed slightly broader than the old Polk speakers.

- It was amazing how clear these speakers are. There was a lot going on during this scene in the movie. You have the sound of rain falling. You have shotgun blasts. You have water running. You have the clang of metal on metal. Windows breaking. Thunder. And mixed in all of the above you have dialogue. The SCS-01's did not hesitate once or let me down. Everything came through clear and balanced. Nothing felt overpowering to me at all. Wow. I had every intention of trying out other material but I ended up watching the movie for another 20 minutes just taking everything in My wife came down and wanted to hear them as well so I fired back up the "Caught" scene and she was very impressed as well (my wife is no audiophile). She told me that they definitely sounded better than the old speakers as well and that she was happy that they were smaller

I don't know what else to say except that I am kicking myself for not getting these speakers sooner. Now I feel that I have to go back and watch many of my movies again because of the apparent improvement in sound quality. My wife insisted that we watch both "24" and "Chuck" last night (twist my arm) so I was not able to demo any other movies, but plan on watching another movie tonight.

Overall, I really do not have any complaints. I was worried that the speakers would not play as nice with my RBH 815 in-ceiling speakers, but they really sound great together. I also felt that the eD A2-300 sounded wonderful with these speakers. I truly have no regrets. SVS was great to work with on the phone and I love the fact that they did not cut any corners on these speakers. The look good. They sound great. They were well packaged and the inclusion of the tilt base and the Avia II disc are major pluses. And the price. You cannot beat it. I was listening to speakers that cost almost twice as much as the SVS speakers did and, to me, they sound every bit as good. I really do not see how you can go wrong.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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What was delivered today?!

my 3 svs scs speakers!

after months of researching i finally got my svs scs delivered. ive looked at infinity, polks, def tech, klipsch, b&w, paradigm, and also researched every online company i could think of, eD, axiom, ascend, and aperion. After all that i decided based on my ears, reviews, price vs value, that svs was the speaker for me.

i must say so far im VERY happy with my choice. these speakers sound great, ive never known imaging like this. and dialogue is clear and precise. the great thing is i still have to buy stands and get the speakers set up properly and than even consider room treatments.

i still havnt picked out back speakers, im either going to get the svs sbs for rears, or save for some svs sts (im not sure how the sts can be better than the scs but i want to find out)

also to go with my set up i have

ed a2-300 and a pioneer elite 01. expect a gallery posting in a few weeks when i have things looking respectable
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:34 PM   #4
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Nice!
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #5
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Nice, enjoy them
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:38 PM   #6
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Nice!

Might want to change the eD for an SVS sub! :P

p.s.: I want to see more pics! And I also want your impressions on the AQ!
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:28 AM   #7
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Nice!

Might want to change the eD for an SVS sub! :P
theres a possibility i may switch to a pc-12.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:52 AM   #8
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theres a possibility i may switch to a pc-12.
PC12's are AWESOME! Sorry couldn't help myself...

Those speakers look nice, congrats and I look forward to seeing your gallery in the future!
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #9
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Picked up my SVS System last week. It lies in boxes in my basement patiently awaiting the arrival of the ONKYO receiver.

Went with the SCS-01M for the front with the PB12 Sub. Can't wait to get these bad boys fired up!
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #10
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exciting time for SVS speakers. all the SCS and SBS are getting the improved tweeters that the STS have had. SVS is also releasing a pair of bi pole surrounds which i cant wait to try. They also have metal grills coming out that look SICK so if the price is reasonable ill buy 3 new grills for my existing scs speakers.

and not related to speakers so much is a new amp using ICE modules which is 7x150 at 8 ohms. Price is rumored around $1k so im curious if the ICE will really make it that much better than emotiva
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #11
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Hi fellow SVS freeks! I'm waiting for my dedicated HT to be completed. I already bought full SVS M-series 7.1 system with PB13-Ultra

Any members here with similar set? Looking for "live" pictures of these babies.

Here is one review that i just found, do you any other reviews?
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:19 AM   #12
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I'm thinking about getting the enhanced audiophile package they have...the sts-01s, the scs-01s and the sss-01 surrounds.....just not to many ppl on here have svs speakers
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #13
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Hi fellow SVS freeks! I'm waiting for my dedicated HT to be completed. I already bought full SVS M-series 7.1 system with PB13-Ultra

Any members here with similar set? Looking for "live" pictures of these babies.

Here is one review that i just found, do you any other reviews?
Great choice... This will be a killer setup!

Here are some reviews:

SVSound MTS-01 Floor-standing Speakers

MTS-01 Mini Review

STRONGBADF1 review of SVS's MTS-01

I would love to hear the MTS-01 speakers and I'm anxious to see their future higher end line LTS-01!

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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I have the SCS 01s 5.1 with their 12-nsd sub. Every time we watch a move we are always impressed with them.. I would love to hear a set of M's as I'm sure thay are even better.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #15
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Quote:
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Great choice... This will be a killer setup!

Here are some reviews:

SVSound MTS-01 Floor-standing Speakers

MTS-01 Mini Review

STRONGBADF1 review of SVS's MTS-01

I would love to hear the MTS-01 speakers and I'm anxious to see their future higher end line LTS-01!
Thanks for the links, now i really have to get my HT completed! for myself...
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:14 PM   #16
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Nice
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #17
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Why is there not much love for the SVS speakers discussion on here?
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:50 AM   #18
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Not sure. Sometimes I wonder if people are turned off by the aesthetics of them. I hear they make great speakers but while their subs seem to dominate in some ways they face much stiffer competition when it comes to speakers.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:50 AM   #19
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I plan on upgrading my speakers to SVS in the next few months. Already have the PB13 Ultra. It is incredible.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #20
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I think one of the things with speakers is you really need to listen to them to get a good idea of their "sound," and since SVS is a internet direct company, it makes demo'ing them quite hard to do. I can honestly say I have never heard their sound, so I can't offer much of an opinion on them....but their subs are the best IMO!
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