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post #1321 of 1326 Old 04-06-2015, 02:57 AM
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I have a few questions, as I just bought an F12 and have been messing around with the settings to figure out what is optimal.

I was advised on this forum to keep the sub volume at 2-3 (out of 10) on the dial. If I do that an run the calibration on my Sony receiver, it puts the sub to +6 dB (max is +10 dB on this receiver).

Now I am reading that this is wrong? And that I am running the sub too hard (I am assuming that's what running the sub hot means).

So should I turn the volume on the subwoofer itself up? Maybe to 5/10 and then re-run the calibration? And see if it's closer to 0?

I actually turned it down to +3 dB on the receiver because I don't think +6 is necessary.
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I have both the SVS SB-1000 & SVS PB-1000.

I started with SB1000 and really liked it - still do. It hits hard and does shake the room often. However, I had heard the PB1000 was more powerful and would offer a lower bass at 19hz so ordered that also with the idea to sell the SB1000.

After much testing i couldn't/can't really tell the difference between the two to any degree to say one is better than the other. That was a surprise. I had thought the PB would overshadow the SB

Although one is ported and one sealed; in the end (and to those i have shown also to get 2nd, 3rd opinions); these two subs seem to have more in common than not.

Also, contrary to what i had read; i have mixed both together (one at front on 0 and one at back on 180; both set on -1 db, both on 2 o'clock). I do not hear any bad/negative bass cancellation or any issues whatsoever mixing these 2 subs; that would warrant me only using one at a time, or thinking it was a bad mixture. Those with far better ability at hearing the differences/negatives may disagree if they listened of course. So these 2 points may seem a surprise to some; but it is my experience and may help others looking into these subs. In the end i think your ears are more important than SBL meters etc; and this is why i am using both as a set - they sound good to me and my guests!
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I have both the SVS SB-1000 & SVS PB-1000.

I started with SB1000 and really liked it - still do. It hits hard and does shake the room often. However, I had heard the PB1000 was more powerful and would offer a lower bass at 19hz so ordered that also with the idea to sell the SB1000.

After much testing i couldn't/can't really tell the difference between the two to any degree to say one is better than the other. That was a surprise. I had thought the PB would overshadow the SB

Although one is ported and one sealed; in the end (and to those i have shown also to get 2nd, 3rd opinions); these two subs seem to have more in common than not.

Also, contrary to what i had read; i have mixed both together (one at front on 0 and one at back on 180; both set on -1 db, both on 2 o'clock). I do not hear any bad/negative bass cancellation or any issues whatsoever mixing these 2 subs; that would warrant me only using one at a time, or thinking it was a bad mixture. Those with far better ability at hearing the differences/negatives may disagree if they listened of course. So these 2 points may seem a surprise to some; but it is my experience and may help others looking into these subs. In the end i think your ears are more important than SBL meters etc; and this is why i am using both as a set - they sound good to me and my guests!

I'm deciding between the pb 1000 or the sb 1000.
so you're saying that sb 1000 kicks as hard as the pb 1000 does?

i'm leaning to get the sb 1000 but am afraid that i will miss out the lows/deeps of the pb!
my room is really small and space is limited but pb 1000 does fit.

i will be using it with my Sony TA-Fa5es amp and Boston Acoustics A25 and am looking for advice which subwoofer to pick!
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I'm deciding between the pb 1000 or the sb 1000.
so you're saying that sb 1000 kicks as hard as the pb 1000 does?

i'm leaning to get the sb 1000 but am afraid that i will miss out the lows/deeps of the pb!
my room is really small and space is limited but pb 1000 does fit.

i will be using it with my Sony TA-Fa5es amp and Boston Acoustics A25 and am looking for advice which subwoofer to pick!

No the SB does not "kick as hard" as the PB depending on what you mean by "kick as hard". The SB (24Hz @-3db) can't go as low as the PB (19hz @-3db) and it won't go as loud (however, in a small room you may not need it to go as loud.
If you get the chance listen to some of the podcasts on AVRANT. They are often asked about the SB1000 PB1000 comparison and more or less echo what I have said above.
If you're in the US you can always get both and return the one that does not suit you. SVS are very good at taking returns. I'd also suggest talking to SVS as they are known for giving solid advice and will advise you without pushing their more expensive products if they are not needed.


I have the PB1000 in a roughly 2000sq foot room and it's perfect. It was to replace a B&W PV1 although now I use them together . They're placed on roughly the midpoint of opposing walls and they work really well this way giving smooth low bass around the room.
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