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  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
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    Watching Olympus Has Fallen on BLu Ray...Helicopters crashing and all kindsa LFE... This is a serious BOOMER!
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • gce
    gce Posts: 2,158
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    The good news is that I have the PC12-NSD since 2012 and its a great Sub for movies and TV.

    The bad news is that I started to have problems with it. It would get louder on its own and I could not turn it down by using the gain or even the AVR bass level! :s

    Now the even better news is I got ahold of SVS and they are sending me a new Sledge STA-400D amp. All shipping of the new and old unit is free. They also send you the complete instructions on how to replace the amp.

    So I just want to say that not only are their Sub's great their service is top notch too! B)
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    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
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
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    Yes SVS CS is the defacto standard of CS along with Polk's of course... When I was making my decision SVS's reputation for CS clinched it for me.

    BTW been listening to this thing for hours now and it indeed the ****!
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,850
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    Yes SVS CS is the defacto standard of CS along with Polk's of course... When I was making my decision SVS's reputation for CS clinched it for me.

    BTW been listening to this thing for hours now and it indeed the ****!
    Indeed. When I first got mine, from a fellow Polkie, the user manual was incomplete. I emailed Customer Service on a Sunday, and got a reply from the owner within an hour. Can't beat that.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    3. Don't know why i bothered with my other subs.

    That says it all and I agree.

    The back-mounted display is a common complaint and I feel no differently. You need a mirror and the ability to read backwards when trying to adjust the settings. Oh well, once they are set, you never need to access it and another bright blue light in a dark home theater would be annoying.

    Glad you're enjoying it!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    Got 2 myself...

    A PC12-NSD I got just before they transitioned to the new cylinder models last year.
    And a 20-39 PC-Plus I have had for a while now.
    Combined they produce some amazing LFE effects.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • rtart
    rtart Posts: 830
    edited June 2015
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    I've owned many SVS subs. Cylinders, boxes, etc.

    I am now running a pair of PB12/ Plus2's in my HT. SVS quit making them a few years ago.....they are enormous, and I understand why most folks won't accept a big, black end table in their living rooms. I probably wouldn't either, but mine are in a dedicated home theater, so it's not an issue.

    Twin 12" drivers in each one. Since lower tuning sacrifices output somewhat, in my setup, one unit is tuned (plugged) for 15 Hz, the other unit for 20Hz. The pair I have included the built-in EQ, so I guess they were the "Ultra" versions. I don't use the EQ, though. I owned a SMS-1 for a long while, and was able to move them around and tune them for a fairly flat response curve. Now, my Onkyo PR SC5507 will control and tune them individually with Audyssey, so the SMS-1 isn't needed.

    The only real trick with my setup was to figure out how to blend them with the built-in subs in my RT3000p mains and CS1000p center. Audyssey helps a lot here, as well.

    While they never work very hard, it's always fun to run subharmonic test tones and watch stuff bounce around upstairs...with no noise. Looks like an earthquake.
    My 7.4.4 DIY 4k Home Theater:
    Polk LSiM 707 L-C-R, LSiM702 side surrounds, LSiM 705 rears
    Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
    2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
    Denon X3700H
    Emotiva XPA11 Gen 3
    XBox One X 4k & BD and streaming
    Panasonic UB-420 4k player
    HD-A35 HD DVD
    Oppo BD-103D for hirez audio
    Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
    JVC DLA-RS2000/NX7 projector
    Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
    Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 4,174
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    I picked up the 20-39PCi last year and my living room hasn't been the same since!!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • gce
    gce Posts: 2,158
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    Got my Sledge STA-400D amp replacement today. Installed and everything is back to normal! B)
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    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
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
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    Late again, but I'm still using a PB13U in Rosenut (not cherry)...one of the first off the line in 2007. No Sledge amp...on my 2nd Bash, but hey no worries. Used to serve an area of about 2000 cube...now I'm in an open floor plan that's probably over 10k...doesn't matter...I'm older now and don't need 16hz at 115db.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,556
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    Ron Temple wrote: »
    ..I'm older now and don't need 16hz at 115db.

    BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!! :wink:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
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    Yes, it's blasphemy that I feel like 19, but if felt I'm much more prunelike.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • RduNC
    RduNC Posts: 87
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    Bought the PB-2000 not to long after it was released. Best damn sub I have ever had. To be honest it is only the second sub I have ever had. lol. Music, Movies no matter what I throw at it, it handles it, no problems at all!
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
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    Just bought my 5th svs. Having 2 sealed ultras, and trading up to to ported ones. I now have a wee little sb1000 for the living room system. Needed something small, that I can hide away. I only set it up quickly tonight but seems to blend seamlessly with my towers. I can't believe the bass that comes out of this tiny cube.
    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.

  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,826
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    My only gripe with their dual driver design is that it is like old Christmas lights; when one driver went bad, the other one didn't work either. So for about a week I had no LFE at all :'(


    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    My PB-2000 is great. I will get a second one, one day for the main room. The PB-1000 is more than enough for the bedroom.
  • felipe
    felipe Posts: 423
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    I got those Soundpath isolation feet for my PB1000s..noticable change..even on carpeted flooring. Decided to give a try since my homemade ones didnt really work. Bass has more definition in music, and in movies I feel it more in my chest now than anything...while the pic frames on the walls remain silent. These feet work :).
    My Setup: Denon AVR X3600h, Polk Signature S50 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S15 Rears, LG UBK90 4K Player, TCL 6-Series 65”4k TV

  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
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    felipe wrote: »
    I got those Soundpath isolation feet for my PB1000s..noticable change..even on carpeted flooring. Decided to give a try since my homemade ones didnt really work. Bass has more definition in music, and in movies I feel it more in my chest now than anything...while the pic frames on the walls remain silent. These feet work :).

    I had a pair of these thrown in for my sb1000, which sits on hardwood for my 2 channel system. I absolutely love them. The bass doesn't carry over to the neighbors house. And is very tight and precise. Doesn't seem to rattle the tt either. Highly recommend them. Nice quality as expected.
    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.

  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
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    I was considering those feets... the SVS guy said to wait and see... My PB13 ultra is about month old now and I couldn't be happier.... hard to find a weakness at all. It basically fills the neighborhood with bass.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
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    I was considering those feets... the SVS guy said to wait and see... My PB13 ultra is about month old now and I couldn't be happier.... hard to find a weakness at all. It basically fills the neighborhood with bass.

    Mine are on carpet and do nicely there, the feet even though six are required seem underrated for a giant pb 13 ultra. the only thing I see making a small difference under those giants are some auralex sub dudes.
    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.

  • felipe
    felipe Posts: 423
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    I wouldnt think the PB13 ultras would even need the feet. At roughly 150lbs, I figure their solid "tank" like build wouldnt produce much vibration...
    My Setup: Denon AVR X3600h, Polk Signature S50 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S15 Rears, LG UBK90 4K Player, TCL 6-Series 65”4k TV

  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
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    It doesn't...but moving them around to find the best spot is a real pain...lol.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • felipe
    felipe Posts: 423
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    I can imagine. Leave me with my dual PB1000's..easier to move..but can still cause a small earthquake lol.
    My Setup: Denon AVR X3600h, Polk Signature S50 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S15 Rears, LG UBK90 4K Player, TCL 6-Series 65”4k TV

  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    Thanks for the comments on the feet. SVS CS told me I wouldn't need the feet with the 13 Ultra's on carpet but I have wondered whether they would make a difference. They are tanks and don't vibrate even at high volumes.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • Sami
    Sami Posts: 4,634
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    Picked up my 4th SVS today. First boxed sub in PB13 Ultra. I am keeping my old PC Ultra but where each one goes is the question...
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
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    Nice...Black lacquer?

    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • Sami
    Sami Posts: 4,634
    edited August 2015
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    Matte black. Older model but the amp has been replaced to the new Sledge amp.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    Hey I still have time to trade up my PB2000. Does anyone think it would be better to have one higher end SVS or a second PB2000?
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 8,025
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    Depends on the room, but generally speaking one higher end is better. It will do things that two lesser subs combined cannot do...
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SA30; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room 5.1.4:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 900 mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350 surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos x4; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra

    Bedroom 2.1
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Sami
    Sami Posts: 4,634
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    I cannot comment on the particular subs as I don't have experience with them but one higher end my preference. You might get slightly higher output with two (or not) but most of the time the higher ends output is, well, higher end. You'd probably tighter, less boomy bass out of it. Especially if the system is used for music I would lean towards a higher end model. Plus your upgrade path next time is easier...