Originally Posted by iKine
I know as a general rule of thumb a sealed sub will be more accurate and musical, but its usually followed by a decrease in output.
How much of a difference in output should I expect comparing the PB12 and the SB12?
For musical situations, I suspect that unless trying to drive off the demons of evil, the neighbors or a loved one, even if duplicating "1812 Overture," you're not going miss out on anything,
(I will suggest that you might not be replicating Heavy Metal sound, front row left, in front of the main stadium sound bank; 140, blast your ears out, dB.)
Either sealed or vented, musically, expectedly you'll get more than a normal person would expect. For most normal everyday systems, the overall system will become the limiting factor, not the subwoofers.
In my opinion, where subwoofers come up short is in Home Theater and then it's because someone is trying to achieve a continuous, greater than >100dB response.
When one asks a question of your kind, in real terms, any responder needs to know how loud are you expecting to go?