Originally Posted by SmokenAshes
The room is around 21' by 16'. Approximately 3000 cubic ft. Is the SVS PB12 NSD comparable? Just curious, though my heart is set on the Outlaws. Thanks for the replies
The PB12-NSD is quite comparable. The EX as measured by a reliable third party has substantially higher maximum output over 25Hz, and the PB12-NSD has substantially higher maximum output under 25Hz. By "substantially higher" I'm talking about a difference of 3-5dB at these different bass regions, at the subs' clean output limits.
In your space, assuming that it's a sealed room, the subs and listening positions are optimally located, and your listening habits are *like mine*, then you probably would never come close to the output limits of either one of these pretty powerful subs. Some people are total bass addicts, so the question of "how much is enough?" is one only you can answer, but to be honest, it's better to have enough headroom that you never run any subwoofer near its output limits. That is, before you got there, you should be looking into a multiple-sub solution. Still I think it's a pretty rare person who would need to push these units to their limits in a space like yours, given the qualifiers at the beginning of this paragraph.
The EX is arguably better-looking than the PB12-NSD. I think the cylinder form of the PB12 (the PC12) is better-looking than either, by a wide margin, and its performance is more or less identical to its box form. It's also cheaper and lighter than the box form. I'm thrilled with mine. If you snag one from the SVSound Outlet Specials
page, then you can get it for $699 delivered. I did, and it has no defects that I can find, and I've looked closely.