I bought a SVS PB-12NSD and I cannot get the output from this thing that I'm looking for, my last sub was a 10" cerwin vega @ 100 watts and nearly put out the same output.. obviously the SVS sounds LOADS better and is about 30% more powerful but for 700$ vs 50$ its nothing like I expected.. I have to literally put the knobs on FULL and put my receiver on +12db on the subwoofer setting to achieve anything close to what I'm looking for lol.. I'm a dubstep/HEAVY bass fanatic, looking for something that you can bring to the point where you don't want to turn it any louder, where pictures and objects are literally vibrating off the table across the house.. but I feel like I could have 2 of these subs in my room and not be satisfied(4x5 meters room)... I was going to buy a 21" powered 2400 watt cerwin and I guarantee that thing would have left me in awe... I don't really understand why this SVS sub gets all the love because either I haven't set this thing up right, or the pb-12nsd isn't as great as everyone makes it out to be..
when I searched this sub on amazon one of the comments said that buddies 12" 300 watt klipsch was much more powerful then the svs that he had purchased, and thats exactly how i feel, like i've been schmucked into buying this thing by a bunch of reviews!! I thought to myself no way the sub wont be powerful enough, 1 guy of 50 had a problem it has to be him, figures I am not satisfied either lol.. i've seen people(multiple) say that they put it half way(volume/gain) and its overly powerful lol, i put mine half way and can barely hear the bass on any reasonable volume.. i'm wondering did i buy a sub that was messed up? but then, when I put her on full blast the limiter starts kicking in and the excursion and bass is massive, but i don't feel like i should have to put the knobs to 10/10 on both gain and volume knobs to achieve that volume.. thats another thing the limiter light is always on, if I am playing a song at the volumes i prefer it literally glows 24/7 and i don't think thats really healthy for the amp..
don't get me wrong, the subwoofer sounds 100% amazing, it does shake stuff in the room but when I'm playing at 110-120 db its really fading out, the high's overpower it big time.. not what i had originally thought is all.. unless someone can maybe give me some pointers on what I might be doing wrong with the setup(moved it to 2 different spots in my room)i think i'm going to sell it and go with either the 18" 1400 watt cerwin or the 21" 2400 watt cerwin.. sure I won't be hitting 20hz but I think for what I use the sub for I don't need to.