hey Jim, nice article.
it is getting a bit 'too much talking, and nothing happening' at the beginning, with all the ordering thing
what i got from your article (even though you tried not to say it so), is that the SB-1000 is not much for the PB-1000 at all. yes it is good and so on for very small rooms, but that's about it.
i also liked the pics with the drivers off. and i was disappointed about the inner look of the PB-1000. it looked so damn cheap to me. i find the SB-1000's inner look more 'careful'.
another thing i would like to see in there is, reasons for not buying this sub. and since you are a guy who tests subs, it would be perfect since you would have some experience on this.
For example, in my mind, i would never buy the SB-1000 because the price difference from the next sealed sub is not that big, (there is an offer from Lsound right now, that you can buy it for 580 i think),
and i bet it will be twice as good.
As for the PB-1000, in my case, with my space and my room, there should be a quote.... "do you feel lucky..... punk? If so, buy the sub and MAYBE (buy 2 or the next model) it will be good for your space".
Personally i still don't know if PB-1000 is what i would like from a sub.
As a customer to SVS, i would like to see an option of black piano look on these subs. even with a small price difference like 20-30 euros more. i would pay it for sure. (not now of course, since i bought it already).
And one personal thing i am experiencing with my sub, is that it doesn't go to auto standby all the time. i have to be lucky in order for it to work. i mentioned that to svs support once, they told me that they would send me a new amp, but then i told them i bought it from Lsound, and they informed me that i need to speak with them. (which i don't want to, since i kinda hate them for a few reasons).