Originally Posted by AC2011
Anybody ever do an actual in-home comparison of dual SVS-PC12-NSD with dual PSA XS15SE's?
Most of the comparisons are ported vs. ported or sealed vs. sealed.
The reason is the room environment in question will either work best with sealed or ported from most subwoofer manufacturers. In other words, if the PB12nsd is a better choice for your room instead of say the SB13ultra....then you probably should be looking at the XV15se instead of the XS15se.
Now, having said all that, the XS15se and the sb13ultra are practically identical in performance(extension, clean output, etc). So another way of thinking about your comparison might be...."how does the pb12nsd compare to the sb13ultra"? The reason I bring that up is you might call svs and get their opinion in that regard.
Based on their measurements at www.data-bass.com
you can make several observations.
1)The XS15se will extend deeper in most room environments <3500 cu-ft or so.
2)The XS15se will have nearly twice the clean output capability from about 25hz and up.
3)The pb12nsd will have a slight edge in the narrow bandwidth of 16-25hz because the porting adds so much efficiency to the system. Looks to be about 1.5 to 2.0dB
4)The XS15se measures significantly better in all of the "sound quality" metrics (impulse, waterfall, group delay).
I would spend some time at Data Bass reviewing both models before making a final purchase decision.
Also, a new XS15se review has just been published
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