New SVS SB2000

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mrloren
mrloren Posts: 2,456
Hello,

Was wanting to replace the bedroom sub, old HSU STF-2. https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/196698/whats-up-with-craigs-list-lately#latest

I ordered the SVS SB2000 (non pro) from the July 4th sale. Received the sub on Thursday.

Got home from work, wife was taking a nap out in the living room. I proceeded in swapping the subs, running calibration without waking her up. Played a little music @ -25db and ok not bad, I didn't want to wake her up so didn't go louder. Downstairs there was no more booooomey going thru the family room, could still hear it but no big bass boom.

After a few CD's thought I'd try a movie, Edge of Tomorrow. Oops! This SB2000 came to life I thought that cone was going to blow out the speaker WTF entire room was shaking and I was still at -25db. Wife came upstairs was all pissed off screaming that I am trying to knock the house down. She then sat down and watched the rest of the movie.

I now want the big brother SB16, then again my VTF3 is no slouch.

I took the HSU to work. Was just going to store it till I figured out what to do with it. Co-worker asked me to hook it up. Within 5 minutes he handed me $100, cool sold.
When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
Family Room:LG QNED80 75", Onkyo RZ50 Emotiva XPA3 GEN3 Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM. Main: Polk LsiM 705Center: Polk LSiM 704CFront High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT Surrounds: Polk S15 Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5
Bed Room; Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270Main: Polk Signature S20Center: Polk Signature S35Rear: Polk R15 Sub: SVS SB2000
Working Warehouse; Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc Plok TSX550T SVS PB2000 Mini tower PC with 400GB of music

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  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
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    You mentioned Hsu twice but two different model numbers. If that’s correct, which did you sell?

    😢 a missed opportunity for an upgrade.
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,456
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    Sold the STF-2 for $100. VTF3 is in my family room
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
    Family Room:LG QNED80 75", Onkyo RZ50 Emotiva XPA3 GEN3 Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM. Main: Polk LsiM 705Center: Polk LSiM 704CFront High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT Surrounds: Polk S15 Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5
    Bed Room; Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270Main: Polk Signature S20Center: Polk Signature S35Rear: Polk R15 Sub: SVS SB2000
    Working Warehouse; Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc Plok TSX550T SVS PB2000 Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,456
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    After a week with this sub I am enjoying it.

    I can only compare it to an old HSU STF-2.

    For music it's a tad better a little tighter more output.

    For movies it's insane. Been watching The Terminal List. Oh my just slamming great bass. Well worth it.

    So now I am saving to replace the VTF3, It will be either a single SB16 or dual SB3000. Just don't have the room for dual subs. Might still try to make it work.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
    Family Room:LG QNED80 75", Onkyo RZ50 Emotiva XPA3 GEN3 Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM. Main: Polk LsiM 705Center: Polk LSiM 704CFront High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT Surrounds: Polk S15 Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5
    Bed Room; Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270Main: Polk Signature S20Center: Polk Signature S35Rear: Polk R15 Sub: SVS SB2000
    Working Warehouse; Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc Plok TSX550T SVS PB2000 Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,078
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    Congrats on the SVS and Edge Of Tommorow will definitely put your Sub to the test. Enjoy
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  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 328
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    When I came back to the Illinois house I needed a sub and was lucky to pick up Tony B's used SB2000 but then the July 4 sale came along and I couldn't pass up the chance to get another. I've run the room EQ a few times but it's perhaps still too hot, the pottery on the shelves are rattling.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    stevep wrote: »
    When I came back to the Illinois house I needed a sub and was lucky to pick up Tony B's used SB2000 but then the July 4 sale came along and I couldn't pass up the chance to get another. I've run the room EQ a few times but it's perhaps still too hot, the pottery on the shelves are rattling.

    Sounds proper. Just remove the pottery. 😎
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,456
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    My wife went to LA today for work:) I made a point to get off work on time and came home...

    Midway @ -12db...What a violent little beast of a sub this is.

    So I took it down stairs set it on top of the VTF3 and a quick calibration then continued the movie... nope the beast went away in the bigger open family room. Took it back upstairs and the beast returned.

    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
    Family Room:LG QNED80 75", Onkyo RZ50 Emotiva XPA3 GEN3 Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM. Main: Polk LsiM 705Center: Polk LSiM 704CFront High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT Surrounds: Polk S15 Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5
    Bed Room; Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270Main: Polk Signature S20Center: Polk Signature S35Rear: Polk R15 Sub: SVS SB2000
    Working Warehouse; Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc Plok TSX550T SVS PB2000 Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,219
    edited July 2022
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    My Martin Logan used to rattle the room before I spiked it to the 16" sq. concrete patio blocks sandwiching 2 bicycle inner tubes, minimally inflated with viscoelastomeric isolators against the floor and a steel brace to the wall. Imagine what that does to the voice coil movements in your other speakers. ;)
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  • diholf57
    diholf57 Posts: 4
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    The SVS is a good choice
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,924
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    You should get the SVS isolation feet for your sub. I tried them on my HSU when I had it and liked the result.
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  • jdjohn
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    ^+1 on the SVS feet, especially if using on hardwood, or the like.
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  • Milito
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    Yea, I forgot to mention it was on a hardwood floor. Glad you did.
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  • zarrdoss
    zarrdoss Posts: 2,562
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    mrloren wrote: »
    After a week with this sub I am enjoying it.

    I can only compare it to an old HSU STF-2.

    For music it's a tad better a little tighter more output.

    For movies it's insane. Been watching The Terminal List. Oh my just slamming great bass. Well worth it.

    So now I am saving to replace the VTF3, It will be either a single SB16 or dual SB3000. Just don't have the room for dual subs. Might still try to make it work.

    I have dual SB3000's, excellent for movies and music. I will probably never go with a single sub again. Highly recommended!