Sorry to post so many new threads as a noob - at least in post count.
I purchased dual SVS PB12-NSDs a couple of weeks ago and I'm officially in love. Here are some comments before I ask my question:
-These puppies can pump. I have a monster (5,000-12,000 cubic feet depending on how you measure the open space) room and they are doing a great job.
-The reviews don't lie - they are very flat in their output. This means they don't like to go too too far above reference levels - even at 40-80Hz (my crossover point) the limiter will come on a lot at +5-7 dbs
-I have one of them in a corner, equidistant from my other sub that doesn't have a corner to chill in
-During movies that frequently go to 10Hz (I LOVE that thread with the frequency charts - so awesome to have that information on hand) the limiter light is on quite a bit during action scenes. As it should be - there aren't many subs out there that can handle that, including these, as I knew at purchase. They handle it very, very well in terms of sound quality. As audioholics said... they "bow out gracefully"
-During dubstep music, which frequently hits the lower 20Hz and sometimes upper teens, the limiter light comes on when set at reference levels a fair amount
My question is this. If I listen to a fair amount of music and movies at reference levels, when the limiter light isn't coming on or just does from time to time, do I have anything to worry about in terms of the longevity of these? I've heard they're built like a rock, but I'd really like to get a solid 5-10 years out of them. Should I feel safe if I'm putting them at reference levels with music and movies 5-15 hours a week? Besides my ears... sigh. It's amazing how it doesn't feel too loud until I go to bed, lol.
Thanks for any input. I strongly recommend these bad boys regardless.