Originally Posted by Bazzy
Out of interest, which do you think might be better - the SVS SB1000 or the XTZ 99.W10.16 that I believe you have/had? Also, how would they both compare to the SB12-NSD? Sorry to ask such broad scale questions but I figured you have toyed & tested so much, you can probably tell just by looking!
I certainly do appreciate the vote of confidence, but I very seriously doubt anyone can really do more then infer simply by looking.
The XTZ has tuning options that neither of the SVS subs have, which could prove beneficial. Want to choose between acoustic suspension or bass reflex? Rather have extension over output? Want to boost either the 25Hz or 50Hz range? The answer to all of those questions is 'yes' with the XTZ.
The SB1000 is tiny and inexpensive (relatively speaking). If it's anything like the other subs SVS sells it's probably quite nice. The numbers they quote certainly look solid, especially for what you're paying.
The SB12 is a proven winner, with a history of over-achieving. I'm not sure I've ever seen a negative post about that sub, which is extremely rare. That, alone, is a compelling argument.
It all boils down to what an individual is looking for I suppose. Want a "junior" SB12? The SB1000 seems like the ticket. Want something you can configure however you'd like? The XTZ would be the way to go. Want something deemed one of the best small subs being made? The SB12 is the best choice then.
I have a PB1000 on the way to me for review. It was supposed to be delivered today, but I guess FedEx decided I didn't really need it after all. I'll be doing a review on that one, which will be in the beginning of next year. I don't have an SB1000 scheduled though.