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I have narrowed down my search for a replacement sub to the pa 150 or the pb1000. I have a roughly 2700 cb ft room, would the pa 150 really provide better pressurization? (As what has been suggested to me). From everything I have read svs just knocks it out of the park with quality and customer support. Is there a reason I should even be considering the premier acoustic sub? Btw I'm coming from a velodyne vrp1000, I know either of the new subs would be an improvement, just want this purchase to be the right one. Thanks!
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I have narrowed down my search for a replacement sub to the pa 150 or the pb1000. I have a roughly 2700 cb ft room, would the pa 150 really provide better pressurization? (As what has been suggested to me). From everything I have read svs just knocks it out of the park with quality and customer support. Is there a reason I should even be considering the premier acoustic sub? Btw I'm coming from a velodyne vrp1000, I know either of the new subs would be an improvement, just want this purchase to be the right one. Thanks!

Since the SVS has a 45 day return policy, I would try the PB1000. 5 year SVS warranty is damn good.
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Between the two subs you mention I strongly recommend the SVS PB 1000. If you'll allow me to muddy the waters just a little I would also suggest looking at the Rythmik LV12R. It's about $100 more than the SVS. But I do like SVS and their 5 year warranty and the free shipping. But the Rythmik might be worth a look.

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Between the two subs you mention I strongly recommend the SVS PB 1000. If you'll allow me to muddy the waters just a little I would also suggest looking at the Rythmik LV12R. It's about $100 more than the SVS. But I do like SVS and their 5 year warranty and the free shipping. But the Rythmik might be worth a look.

To further add some muddy waters, which would you choose between the LV12R and the Outlaw EX (if it goes on sale during black Friday for $600 shipped)?smile.gif
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Good question, I would go with the Outlaw LFM-1 EX.

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I have to laugh. Every time I read a post about subwoofers I see a comment, "for just another 100....." I have decided to keep it at 500 as this seems to be the entry point of qualified subwoofers. I am at a point in my life that it's really hard to justify spending more (three girls under 5 years old). I think the comments here seal it for me, that customer service and warranty are hard to beat. I also like the fact these come from Ohio, I went to school not far from where svs is located, little home town pride.
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I have to laugh. Every time I read a post about subwoofers I see a comment, "for just another 100....." I have decided to keep it at 500 as this seems to be the entry point of qualified subwoofers. I am at a point in my life that it's really hard to justify spending more (three girls under 5 years old). I think the comments here seal it for me, that customer service and warranty are hard to beat. I also like the fact these come from Ohio, I went to school not far from where svs is located, little home town pride.

Lol, I agree with the "for just $100 more…." comment. It does seem to happen a lot. I threw it out there in case you didn't know about Rythmik but it is funny how, if you aren't careful, how quick you can go from a simple budget of $500 for a single sub to suddenly spending $1500 on three subs. FWIW, I like the SVS as well for all the reasons mentioned.

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Lol, I agree with the "for just $100 more…." comment. It does seem to happen a lot. I threw it out there in case you didn't know about Rythmik but it is funny how, if you aren't careful, how quick you can go from a simple budget of $500 for a single sub to suddenly spending $1500 on three subs. FWIW, I like the SVS as well for all the reasons mentioned.

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If you want more deep bass(20-30hz output) go with the PB1000, If you want more midbass slam(40-80hz) go for the PA-150. Even at that I would still lean towards the SVS due to the 5yr warranty and 45day trial period.
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Another vote for the PB-1000.
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PB-1000. Well-rated, well-priced, well-backed, and with free return shipping. cool.gif


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There is a $150 difference here as the PA150 can be had for 350. what's the split between HT and music?

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There is a $150 difference here as the PA150 can be had for 350. what's the split between HT and music?
It's 95% movies and tv. Would be more music if my denon sacd were up in theater, but it is a DVD player in living room.
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i have the bigger svs subs and a pa150 the pa150 can definitely hang in the mid to upper bass regions... if you want the rumble then go for the svs. if you want loud save the $150 and go for the PA smile.gif

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i have the bigger svs subs and a pa150 the pa150 can definitely hang in the mid to upper bass regions... if you want the rumble then go for the svs. if you want loud save the $150 and go for the PA smile.gif

That’s the thing, there are so many different angles to consider. If I were just starting out I could see me doing the SVS for just bragging rights alone. Down the road I’m not sure what I would go with considering the criteria if I had to choose one? Extension is such a big thing to me now, (not to mention the other reasons listed) but in a room that size having to pick one??.. no wrong answer here imo anyway, even though I consider SVS home when it comes to ID.

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Order placed! Now I suddenly wish I still lived in northeast Ohio. Can hardly wait for it to get here. It's been about three years since I have purchased new equipment for the theater, I almost forgot how much fun it is to obsessively research for two months.
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Sounds like you went the SVS route! Congrats! cool.gif Let us know what you think and a few pics if you can?

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Good choice!
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Great choice. Let us know what you think.

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It has arrived. Got it hooked up and just from square one I could hear the difference. The wife even noticed the cleanness of the bass, she is the opposite of an audiohalic. The older velodyne is a ten inch as well, you can see the heft of this unit. Very pleased, now to put some hours in it.
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Congrats on the new sub! It's great that you're happy with it, and it's a bonus that your wife is, too. wink.gifbiggrin.gif


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Ah…. looks like its a good day to be you! Congratulations on the sub, Enjoy. :p

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