SVS PB13-Ultra?

Hi I currently have SVS PC12-Ultra(525 Watts Bash AMP) and wondering if upgrading to PB13-Ultra worthy?
TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,819
    Absolutely!
    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
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    Absolutely!
    Thx

    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,767
    edited March 2015
    I never heard the PB13-Ultra and its supposed to be awesome. However, $2K can buy a lot of bass these days. Two of the new Power Sound Audio V1500s for $2K would put up number like two Ultras. Its better to use the same level matched subs when running duals.

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0153/1797/files/Comparison_Mini_Chart_V1500_big_v3.png?2735211151400977133
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    I believe SVS quality is awesome and seems way better than other you have listed...
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    I believe SVS quality is awesome and seems way better than other you have listed...
    I hear where you're coming from, but I'm also willing to get my read on and see what "other" sub manufacturer's have to offer. PSA is no slouch.

  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,767
    edited March 2015
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    I believe SVS quality is awesome and seems way better than other you have listed...
    Well, SVS has been around for awhile (Since 1998) and one of the leaders in the sub-bass industry. Also, the Ultra is a $2K sub, so heck yes its a quality product.

    Power Sound Audio is co-owned by Tom Vodhanel and Jim Farina. Tom is one of the previous co-founders and former head of R&D at SVS. Jim is a former SVS head engineer! http://www.powersoundaudio.com/pages/about-us
    Their products have gotten great feedback....don't take my word for it...I've only read up on them. Their products are what I would buy right now if I were looking. However, I went the DIY route and will probably do the same for the next subs when I have more space.


    Post edited by WLDock on
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • chefkungfuchefkungfu Posts: 645
    Absolutely, without a doubt! Even at that price it's worth it! I'm also considering a pair of those subs... I was also looking at the Gotham subs, but I like these better! If I purchase some SDS SRA 1.2's, then the subs are out.
    It's one or the other for me! Other wise it's ouch time from the wife!
    SRT Seismic System with dual PSW1200's
    RT5000 x 2
    RT2000p
    CS400i
    CS350-LS
    LS F/X
    PSW650
    PSW1000 w/Dayton SPA1000
    DSW MicroPro 4000
    Adcom amps
    Pioneer Elite SC-89
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable
    PS4
    XBOX One
    MIT Interconnects
    BJC
  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,051
    Pick up a PC 12 plus and run duals.
    Shoot the jumper.....................BALLIN.............!!!!!

    Home Theater Pics in the Showcase :cool:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showcase/view.php?userid=73580
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    WLDock wrote: »
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    I believe SVS quality is awesome and seems way better than other you have listed...
    Well, SVS has been around for awhile (Since 1998) and one of the leaders in the sub-bass industry. Also, the Ultra is a $2K sub, so heck yes its a quality product.

    Power Sound Audio is co-owned by Tom Vodhanel and Jim Farina. Tom is one of the previous co-founders and former head of R&D at SVS. Jim is a former SVS head engineer! http://www.powersoundaudio.com/pages/about-us
    Their products have gotten great feedback....don't take my word for it...I've only read up on them. Their products are what I would buy right now if I were looking. However, I went the DIY route and will probably do the same for the next subs when I have more space.

    great but I probably go with SVS because sleeker design, modern input and output for future proofing and better quality!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    Not to mention it's look awesome!!!Then con is higher price for smaller 13.5' Driver!!!even it perform better than most of the 15' Driver and it only come with one color which is black!!!
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    What about PB-2000? And or SVS PB15-Ultra?
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,307
    If you're spending that kind of coin, check out the HSU Subs. You can grab a dual drive 15h Mk2 for about 2100 shipped, which will best a single PB13 ultra in sheer output and provide a more even room response.

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,767
    edited March 2015
    As will going with another PC12...but the OP seems set on a "better" single sub vs. lesser dual...or subs from other makers. Seems he answered his own question.
    Can't go wrong with SVS.
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    I currently own 2 PB13 ultras and combined with an antimode 8033sii in a 2800cubic foot room, they kick some serious ****. I have one friend with an hsu vtf15h, another with diy's, and most recently rythmic fv15hp. All awesome subs! But what everyone seems to comment on is the high quality fit and finish of the ultras, and legendary smooth and deep base. There are subs out there where you get more bang for your buck, but in the price range svs fit, finish, and outstanding customer service trumps them all.
    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.

  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,307
    OMG...Two PB13 ultras...in a room 1/3 the size of mine...that must be an experience.
    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I currently own 2 PB13 ultras and combined with an antimode 8033sii in a 2800cubic foot room, they kick some serious ****. I have one friend with an hsu vtf15h, another with diy's, and most recently rythmic fv15hp. All awesome subs! But what everyone seems to comment on is the high quality fit and finish of the ultras, and legendary smooth and deep base. There are subs out there where you get more bang for your buck, but in the price range svs fit, finish, and outstanding customer service trumps them all.
    I agree 100%

    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    WLDock wrote: »
    As will going with another PC12...but the OP seems set on a "better" single sub vs. lesser dual...or subs from other makers. Seems he answered his own question.
    Can't go wrong with SVS.
    My Room is only 14x16 so one Ultra will do it just more than fine!!!!

    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,767
    edited March 2015
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    My Room is only 14x16 so one Ultra will do it just more than fine!!!!
    Well if you've already made your mind up that the $2K sub is worth it, then why ask here?

    Yes, your room is not large at all and of course the Ultra would be more than enough. However, matching duals will do something that a single Ultra can't. You already have two subs in your sig so you know what I'm talking about.

    Do yourself a favor and ask SVS and their outstanding customer service what they think. Those guys are bass experts.


    http://www.svsound.com/t/why-go-dual

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    OMG...Two PB13 ultras...in a room 1/3 the size of mine...that must be an experience.

    It is truly incredible and they barely break a sweat.
    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.

  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    SVS are playing with PB13-Ultra far too long!!!!They haven't upgrade their Driver yet!!!
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,826
    I bought pair of PB13 Ultra's last fall to upgrade from a PB12 Plus/2. SUBSTANTIAL improvement in SQ. Fit and finish is perfection. They blend smoothly for music and come alive when you want them to. Dual subs is definitely the way to go. If you don't try the 13, you won't know what your missing. Free in home demo, what can go wrong?! :wink:
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,307
    Another vote for two cheaper vs one expensive one.

    Generally speaking Two $1,000 subs will outperform a single $2,000 sub in terms of even response and overall output.
    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    Dual Sub is ok. for large Room probably like 20x18 or more and it's more complicated
    to calibrate it vs. one Sub!!!!!!!!!
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    dpowell wrote: »
    I bought pair of PB13 Ultra's last fall to upgrade from a PB12 Plus/2. SUBSTANTIAL improvement in SQ. Fit and finish is perfection. They blend smoothly for music and come alive when you want them to. Dual subs is definitely the way to go. If you don't try the 13, you won't know what your missing. Free in home demo, what can go wrong?! :wink:
    how did you compare PB13 with PB12+?

    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,767
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    how did you compare PB13 with PB12+?
    I think you should just go ahead and do it. Get the PB13 or your will never be satisfied until you try it. With your size room you could probably even go with the sealed one if you wanted to for added detail and clarity.

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • Lowell_MLowell_M Posts: 1,660
    edited March 2015
    I have used my PB13 in a 12x12 room and also a 40' x 19' room (open concept living room, dining, kitchen) and in both it is remarkable. Unbelievable output, and extremely articulate. 2 of these in a room on the larger side would be awesome.
    Edited...(Correction... I'm a moron. I have the SB13-Ultra. I shouldn't drive by post, I guess. Haven't been here for a while and was looking for some bookshelf speak info... and saw this post. Talk to you all later.....)
    HT
    RTi70 mains
    CSi30 center
    RTi28 Rears
    Velodyne CHT-12
    H/K AVR-247
    ADCOM GFA-7000
    Samsung PN58B860
    Playstation 3
    2-Channel
    Polk Audio LSi15's
    Rotel RCD-1072
    Nakamichi CA-5 Pre
    ADCOM GFA-555
    Signal Cable Analog II IC's
    Signal Ultra Bi-Wire Speaker Cables
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,826
    The improvement in detail over the 12 plus/2 is remarkable. It is so much more refined and articulate. It digs deep without some of the turbulence I experienced from the 12 plus/2. Two $1,000 subs might produce 'more output' than one 13 Ultra but is it quality output? Probably adequate but definitely not superior. In my opinion, the PB13 Ultra is the sub you buy once where you don't need to always wonder if you can do better without taking out a second mortgage.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    Dual Sub is ok. for large Room probably like 20x18 or more and it's more complicated
    to calibrate it vs. one Sub!!!!!!!!!

    placement is key. But audyssey, antimode, sms, and others make this a much easier task.
    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.

  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,307
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Pinktulip7 wrote: »
    Dual Sub is ok. for large Room probably like 20x18 or more and it's more complicated
    to calibrate it vs. one Sub!!!!!!!!!

    placement is key. But audyssey, antimode, sms, and others make this a much easier task.

    Exactly. Sub crawl to start. Put the subs in the two best spots. Use a receiver that that calibrates two subs individually.


    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,051
    Its all about tuning and setup. The PB13 Ultra is definitely an awesome sub, but if I was OP I would go duals and call it a day. I run the newer model PB12/plus 2 in a dual setup and they play very well paired up with the SMS-1.
    Shoot the jumper.....................BALLIN.............!!!!!

    Home Theater Pics in the Showcase :cool:

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