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king hyp

hi. thanks for the great review :) did you test it with percy jackson lightning thief 1st 2mins when a giant stomps the ground. i hear the pb1000 pumps a lot of port noise down 20hz on this movie & similar like parts of war of the worlds, under world awakening werewolf foot stomps. only on those freq range of heavy foot stomps did the pb1000 struggle but overall it is a great sub for the price. i hope the pb2000 doesn’t have this similar limitation to handle because i want to upgrade soon :)

I don’t own either of those titles unfortunately. I will see if I can find anything else with a 20 Hz deep note to test, but I should have CEA-2010 test data up soon which will show 20 Hz performance.

hussain

still waiting

Since I’ve never had the SB13U in house, I really can’t say how it sounds. Your room is larger than mine as well so extra power would be useful. Brent Butterworth did a nice article this week where sub designers, including SVS, talk about Ported vs. Sealed subs that is worth a read: http://www.soundandvision.com/content/subwoofers-guts-and-glory

It looks like your room falls in the area where they would go with ported or sealed, and the PB13-Ultra might almost be the best of the choices since it includes port plugs to convert to a sealed sub. But it also costs more of course.

ariel

How well does this sub perform in a room around 4800-5300cf?

My room was under half that size, so I can’t say. You’d probably want to either run two, or step up to something like the Power Sound dual 15″ or another larger sub. The PB-2000 is very good, but that’s a really big room.

viipottaja

Repeating in an effort to catch you attention to a comment in an old thread.. sorry! :) Oh darn it.. there is SVS PB-1000 for $160 on craigslist near my house,
but now I yearn (like George in Seinfeld) for a PB-2000.. Movie room in a
converted 1 room garage so I guess about 2000cf. Any comments, Chris?

ps. I gather you have Finnish family roots? :)

viipottaja

Oh darn it.. there is SVS PB-1000 for $160 on craigslist near my house, but now I yearn (like George in Seinfeld) for a PB-2000.. Movie room in a converted 1 room garage so I guess about 2000cf. Any comments, Chris?

ps. I gather you have Finnish family roots? :)

Gordon

Hi Ben, I known your comment was posted long ago but I am currently thinking about buying two svs pb-1000s and I’ve got similar size room as you commented. I’ve seen some reviews of pb-1000 saying they don’t have much punch, so with two of them did it give you any punch in the chest experiences?

Mike Kaupert

Hi, I know it’s been a while for this thread, but I was looking at getting either 2 pb-1000 or 1 pb-2000 for a 3000 cubic feet room. I was wondering which you would recommend? I listen 50/50 to music/movies, and both are just as important to me and just want to make sure theirs enough quality/power behind the option I choose. What do you think?

Dual PB-1000 is going to provide more even bass response in the room, while the PB-2000 will provide better bass response below 30-35Hz or so. If you’re going to sit at one location in the room typically, the PB-2000 can be optimized for that location, and you can always add a second down the road if needed. It’s likely the path I’d take.