Originally Posted by shadyJ
Why do you think the LV12 or PB1000 would outperform the ML 1000? If the 1000 driver is decent it could potentially outperform those, although probably not around their tuning points. The 1000 probably isn't a great deal at its MSRP, but depending on the discount, it could be worth considering over ID brands.
First, Ford and GM could have built multiple 30+ MPG cars fifteen years ago, but they didn't. So I think most of us AVS subwoofer forum regulars are always a little wary of traditional speaker company subwoofers given their similar track record of not responding well to the market with good price/performance values. But you know that already.
That being said, the answer to your question is already implied in the last sentence of my post. The ML 1000 is a small sealed 12" sub, with an enclosure no bigger than the SB12-NSD, so it's reasonable to have doubts that it will significantly out perform it or say the NHT B-12d. The 1000 has an MSRP of $1000, so note that I said consider the SB12 if the 1000 isn't 40% off, which obviously takes into consideration that it might perform as well as an ID sub that is a similar sealed design
Now that I have spelled out for you what you could have figured out for yourself based on what I wrote, satisfied? Or was that just a flame because someone recommended SVS Audio subs??? Fortunate that I forgot to mention the PSA XS15 for consideration, too.