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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    So after 7 years I’m starting the slow path of upgrading my equipment. I really didn’t know that I needed to.

    My first upgrade piece is the SB-2000 that will be delivered tomorrow. I never thought I’d spend $699 on speakers, let alone one speaker, haha.

    Second upgrade - LSi M 703’s will hopefully be in house by Jan 12.

    Hopefully these two will allow me to hear what I’ve been missing and both movies and some Jazz/Classical.

    Guess my wallet will be hurting over the coming years….but think of the fun!

    I feel timid for listing my equipment, but let the journey begin.

    I have an sb1000 in my basement, Mid wall and puts out effortless bass in that size of room. You will be happy with the upgrade, that sub will give you years of enjoyment.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    I've been using the PB 13 Ultra for about 6 months now. The thing i notice most about it is that I no longer notice any LF deficiencies in my system.
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,143
    I've been using the PB 13 Ultra for about 6 months now. The thing i notice most about it is that I no longer notice any LF deficiencies in my system.

    PB13 is on my wish list for someday but my 25-31PC+ leaves a smile on my face...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • dizzydizzy Posts: 91
    After reading this thread I'm really considering one of these subs. I have a paradigm dsp 3200 now. Will I hear a big difference with a svs?
    Pioneer sc-07
    center-CSi5
    fronts-RTi8
    Surrounds-Polk FXi A4
    sub-Paradigm DSP 3200
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,143
    dizzy wrote: »
    After reading this thread I'm really considering one of these subs. I have a paradigm dsp 3200 now. Will I hear a big difference with a svs?

    Nope.....JK, hell yeah
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • dizzydizzy Posts: 91
    edited January 2016


    Even if it's a sb or pb 2000? I know I can't get anything bigger or more expensive.
    Pioneer sc-07
    center-CSi5
    fronts-RTi8
    Surrounds-Polk FXi A4
    sub-Paradigm DSP 3200
  • Hooray!

    My first real speaker is in place and setup!

    Received the SVS SB-2000 on Saturday, calibrated the receiver but it really didn't sound any better than my Polk PSW10.

    Knowing that I really don't know anything I called SVS support today (Sunday) when they first opened at 12 PM EST.

    I believe it was Ed who walked me through settings on my receiver and the SW.

    I did have the everything correct on the SW, I just needed to turn the volume between the 1 and 2 o'clock position.

    He was on the phone with me for 25 minutes while I found my Matrix Blu-ray and played the whole rooftop helicopter rescue scene.

    I don't know if my terminology is correct but it definitely is tighter and delivers a punch. But not just window rattling thundering bass for the sake of bass. But a bass that just blends well all around well.

    Can't wait to put it through its paces!

    Definitely glad I made the investment. Rather than thinking about a second one I need to upgrade my other speakers. LSiM703's and Skylan stands on the way and hopefully in place Jan 15!
    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    Hooray!

    My first real speaker is in place and setup!

    Received the SVS SB-2000 on Saturday, calibrated the receiver but it really didn't sound any better than my Polk PSW10.

    Knowing that I really don't know anything I called SVS support today (Sunday) when they first opened at 12 PM EST.

    I believe it was Ed who walked me through settings on my receiver and the SW.

    I did have the everything correct on the SW, I just needed to turn the volume between the 1 and 2 o'clock position.

    He was on the phone with me for 25 minutes while I found my Matrix Blu-ray and played the whole rooftop helicopter rescue scene.

    I don't know if my terminology is correct but it definitely is tighter and delivers a punch. But not just window rattling thundering bass for the sake of bass. But a bass that just blends well all around well.

    Can't wait to put it through its paces!

    Definitely glad I made the investment. Rather than thinking about a second one I need to upgrade my other speakers. LSiM703's and Skylan stands on the way and hopefully in place Jan 15!

    My pb ultras didn't sound so impressive out of the box, after a few weeks of break in the driver will loosen up some.

    Also I think you got used to the unrefined boomy bass of the psw10. The svs puts out clean tight bass. Give it some time for your ears to get accustomed to the sound, and some break in. You will find that the Polk sub sounds like junk if you swap it back in.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Good to know and looking forward to it.
    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    Polk subs are not very good. SVS subs are at the other end of the scale.
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • gurot1gurot1 Posts: 481
    edited January 2016
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    So after 7 years I’m starting the slow path of upgrading my equipment. I really didn’t know that I needed to.

    My first upgrade piece is the SB-2000 that will be delivered tomorrow. I never thought I’d spend $699 on speakers, let alone one speaker, haha.

    Second upgrade - LSi M 703’s will hopefully be in house by Jan 12.

    Hopefully these two will allow me to hear what I’ve been missing and both movies and some Jazz/Classical.

    Guess my wallet will be hurting over the coming years….but think of the fun!

    I feel timid for listing my equipment, but let the journey begin.

    And so it begins....turn back while you can...unless of course your wallet is feeling too heavy in which case I have some education funds for my kids that could help lighten that load :smiley
    I started out by looking at setting up the rti10 I had for five years and now I have new towers, new sub, power amps...lol, enjoy the journey and enjoy the new sub. I had been resisting a new sub purchase for a year, but as they say, resistance is futile! I have the sb2000 as well and it I a lot tighter than my old sub, and not as loud, but loud enough until the kids get older. Having said that I am.sure I will end up getting a second one down the line sometime. I need to find time to properly set this one up first...and my 45 day trisl period is almost up!

    lsim705,lsim706c,fx500,rti4
    rti6,csi5...no rears on system 2
  • gurot1 wrote: »
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    So after 7 years I’m starting the slow path of upgrading my equipment. I really didn’t know that I needed to.

    My first upgrade piece is the SB-2000 that will be delivered tomorrow. I never thought I’d spend $699 on speakers, let alone one speaker, haha.

    Second upgrade - LSi M 703’s will hopefully be in house by Jan 12.

    Hopefully these two will allow me to hear what I’ve been missing and both movies and some Jazz/Classical.

    Guess my wallet will be hurting over the coming years….but think of the fun!

    I feel timid for listing my equipment, but let the journey begin.

    And so it begins....turn back while you can...unless of course your wallet is feeling too heavy in which case I have some education funds for my kids that could help lighten that load :smiley
    I started out by looking at setting up the rti10 I had for five years and now I have new towers, new sub, power amps...lol, enjoy the journey and enjoy the new sub. I had been resisting a new sub purchase for a year, but as they say, resistance is futile! I have the sb2000 as well and it I a lot tighter than my old sub, and not as loud, but loud enough until the kids get older. Having said that I am.sure I will end up getting a second one down the line sometime. I need to find time to properly set this one up first...and my 45 day trisl period is almost up!

    Yes....someone should have warned me to turn back when I created my first post asking for recommendations! :)

    My wallet certainly isn't heavy... having a freshman in college!

    I just need to figure out what I'm using more of HT/Music and so far music is the clear winner.

    Now... I need to figure out what pre/amp combo or set up that will work well with 703's and the SB2000. Looking for something in the $1500 range this year to give me a little umph...(but I have no clue when it comes to pre/amp tube, SS, integrated...etc.) Someone had recommended the Dayens Menuetto for the 703's. But I don't know how I would integrate the sub with that...which is question I have in general. How do you ingrate the sub with music system. Every time I think I learn something, there are two more aspects that confuse me!!!

    Anyway, if I upgrade for the music side I'll just rewire into the AVR when I watch a movie.

    I have about 30 days or so left on my 45 day trial. I called SVS tech support and they walked me through setting up the sub to my system. As a matter of fact, the help me set my AVR up properly....I said I was a n00b! They told me to call back once I got my 703's and they would run through the setup again.
    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,125
    I am wondering if the Ed you spoke to is the same Ed who helped me out all those years ago when I was considering an SVS? He happened to be a member here as well, going under the screen name Dr. Spec, IIRC? We exchanged many emails over a few weeks, and while he was always mindful of not bashing anything Polk had out there, I couldn't help but detect a sense of "you GOTTA try one to believe one" in his replies!
    I ended up waiting a little bit before getting a B-stock PB12-NSD/2 ; still the single best audio purchase I ever made, though the 2Bs run a close 2nd!

    Congrats on the new sub, definitely a step in the right direction IMO.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,083
    polrbehr wrote: »
    I am wondering if the Ed you spoke to is the same Ed who helped me out all those years ago when I was considering an SVS? He happened to be a member here as well, going under the screen name Dr. Spec, IIRC? We exchanged many emails over a few weeks, and while he was always mindful of not bashing anything Polk had out there, I couldn't help but detect a sense of "you GOTTA try one to believe one" in his replies!
    I ended up waiting a little bit before getting a B-stock PB12-NSD/2 ; still the single best audio purchase I ever made, though the 2Bs run a close 2nd!

    Congrats on the new sub, definitely a step in the right direction IMO.

    I think it is the same Ed.. could be wrong. Man he was full of knowledge (not that he isn't now) when he posted on here.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android Mi Box3. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • Well the Ed I spoke with was definitely a knowledgeable person. He was over my head and I told him I had no idea what he was talking he about he took 10 minutes to try and explain the concepts. That was after I bought it and he was helping me set it up.

    I have no complaints or regrets with the sub. :)
    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,767
    Good man, glad your a happy camper. The guys here won't steer ya wrong. Enjoy yourself....and don't forget to eat something after you've wiped that silly grin off your face. lol
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,476
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,767
    edited January 2016
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    Polk subs are not very good. SVS subs are at the other end of the scale.

    This^^^ I will never own another polk sub..

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    SVS for the WIN!!!!

    How do I miss this thread??? :-(
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,476
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,756
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.

    Upgrade to the sb2000, if less than a year old.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,767
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.

    The higher end stuff has multiple ports, so plugging one or 2 isn't a big problem. If the sub only has one port, plugging it is a no-no. That pressure has to go somewhere, and if you don't give it an escape, what do you think will happen ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,525
    edited January 2016
    "The higher end stuff has multiple ports, so plugging one or 2 isn't a big problem. If the sub only has one port, plugging it is a no-no. That pressure has to go somewhere, and if you don't give it an escape, what do you think will happen ?"

    It will have the same effect as eating chili,sauerkraut,baked beans, deviled eggs and drinking Guinness...Not going to be pretty...

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • bmsbms Posts: 144
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    Well the Ed I spoke with was definitely a knowledgeable person. He was over my head and I told him I had no idea what he was talking he about he took 10 minutes to try and explain the concepts. That was after I bought it and he was helping me set it up.

    I have no complaints or regrets with the sub. :)
    I believe you folks are talking about Ed Mullen, who was a rather prominent audio reviewer for years, and now works at SVS. He is indeed extremely knowledgeable, and firmly believes in the SVS brand and line of products. He is the man.

    He, and really all of SVS's staff, are simply the best customer service people out there. Ed and other SVS staff have spent many afternoons with me setting, calibrating, and tweaking my equipment, and two of my three SVS subs I bought used! That is one main reason why I keep buying SVS.
    bms
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    Dual SVS PB13-Ultra’s

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  • bms wrote: »
    I believe you folks are talking about Ed Mullen, who was a rather prominent audio reviewer for years, and now works at SVS. He is indeed extremely knowledgeable, and firmly believes in the SVS brand and line of products. He is the man.

    Yep...just checked a followup email from them(him).

    Ed Mullen
    Director - Technology and Customer Support
    SVS - Specialty Technologies


    HT : Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH | Sony BDP-S350 | Parasound HCA 1500A | LSiM 703's | SVS SB-2000 | Polk Audio RM101 | Polk Audio RM7 | Sharp Aquos 52" LED | Speaker Cables - MIT AVt3 | ICs - MIT AVt3 | Harmony One

    Headphones : Sennheiser HD-600 | Little Dot MK III tube amp | HRT - Music Streamer II DAC
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,143
    ZenDawgg wrote: »
    bms wrote: »
    I believe you folks are talking about Ed Mullen, who was a rather prominent audio reviewer for years, and now works at SVS. He is indeed extremely knowledgeable, and firmly believes in the SVS brand and line of products. He is the man.

    Yep...just checked a followup email from them(him).

    Ed Mullen
    Director - Technology and Customer Support
    SVS - Specialty Technologies


    Yep and indeed the former Dr Spec here on CP. IIRC back then he rocked RT800's and moved on to Lsi7's. He started propping SVS back then that if you didn't like it HE would pay the return shipping. Still own mine to this day on his recommendation..
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,476
    rpf65 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    If your having trouble with placement....otherwise I wouldn't. Maybe try adjusting it better if your experiencing port noise. Placement is also key, you have to experiment a bit, but plugging a port should be a last resort in my book. If it's the only port, then definitely not.

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.

    Upgrade to the sb2000, if less than a year old.

    damn I dont have the money and got about 3 weeks to do it
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • JPeteJPete Posts: 246
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Is it advisable to try and plug the port on a PB1000?

    I know that they have the option of plugging ports on their higher end stuff and I was thinking that the PB1000 could be a little more musical. I wish I just had the SB version for that system.

    I have a PB10-ISD in my HT system that gets occasional SACD, redbook CDs, and music streaming. I think it is similar to your newer PB1000. I find it very musical in my room. Have you played with the phase, or better yet, have someone else sweep the phase while you are in your listening position? Took me a little while to get it dialed in with some big Paradigms, but it is sweet now.

    I also use the SB12-NSD in my 2 channel system. Very musical, but that is it's only purpose. If you are using it for HT as well, I'd recommend staying with a ported sub. Just my take though from personal trials.
    Parasound P5, McCormack DNA 0.5, NAD C515BEE, Polk SDA CRS+(RDO 194s)/Polk Monitor 10B, SVS SB-12 NSD sub

  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    FYI...SVS is have a Presidents day sale... Here

    Anaheim Hills CA,
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    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
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