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Wharfedale Linton Heritage Speakers


New Member
Oct 3, 2017

can you please tell me how does the chane sbe 118 subwoofer compare to the svs pb16 ultra subwoofer in terms of performance and lowest sub frequency

and how low in frequecy possible does the sbe 118 subwoofer go

i want to use your 3600 amplifier with 4 chane sbe 118 subs i want to connect it to a denon 4400
with a marantz 7025 amp as well
i want to connect it with the high frequencies of the left and right speakers of the jbl 590 speakers bi wired
with the marantz 7025

and the low frequecies of the jbl 590 frequencies to the emotiva xpa2 gen3
amp then both amps connectesd to the denon 4400

and the 4 chane sbe 118 subwoofers connected to the 3600 as well

would this work and do i have all the connections to do all this

and would the subs work well with the jbl 590 front speakers
with the jbl 580 centre
with the 2 svs ultra towers as rears
and 2 jbl 580 as additional rears
and 4 svs prime elevations as atmos height speakers

with blue jeans speakers cables and using either 7 marantz a700 monoblocks
or the 7 outlaw 2200 monoblocks for the 7 other speakers to enhance them


Well-Known Member
May 17, 2009
I can't comment on either as I have never heard them. I am more inclined towards SVS, having heard one of their sealed sub woofers.

Looking at spec sheet alone, the SVS seems to do a lot better from a smaller driver which suggests better cabinet design and a far more capable digital amplifier. The Chane sub is passive and needs to driven off an external amplifier. I also do not know how you would daisy chain 4 units of a Chane sub woofer with the 3600 as you would typically get no more than 2 sub woofer outputs per pre amplifier. Perhaps you can as you have a Denon and a Marantz. Sounds overly complicated to be honest and you may end up degrading the sound than gain anything. More than this is finer gain and frequency control across all sub woofers.

With the SVS, you can sit in your chair and control the sub which in my books is quite a bonus. I must admit that once you set up a sub woofer, the chances of fiddling with it again are highly unlike so the whole remote business seems rather pointless except for that one time set up purpose.