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I have a Definitive Technology pro sub 1000. Set to 0dB on the receiver I have the volume knob set to about 35%-45% on the sub itself. It seems the higher the volume I watch movies at the less bass I get from the sub, at least not as deep as lower volumes. So I'm looking at something in the same price range to the upgrade to, the SVS pb-1000 caught my eye.

I'm looking for a direct comparison from an owner of both if possible. I'm curious how much of an upgrade this would be? My LP is about 5' from the sub and my room is 19x11, small. I'm also curious when using both subs in the same room if the mixing sound from them would detract from my experience if they perform very differently from each other.

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I found this post here at AVS..

"I had a ProSub1000 for a few weeks. Couldn't get loud enough for my taste. It had pretty decent output above 35Hz. Below 35Hz, it was dismal. The PB10 NSD will be significantly louder below 35Hz. Since BB/Magnolia has a generous return policy, there's no risk in trying the ProSub1000 at home. Worse thing that can happen is what I ended up doing, returning it."


Here is a review that didn’t stack up very well.
http://hometheaterreview.com/definitive-technology-prosub-1000-powered-subwoofer-reviewed/?page=2

Personal experience> A guy when going the PR route should be looking for dual high excursion PR’s to go with a single high excursion driver, if that’s what the driver indeed is even if claimed. A couple good examples would include..
http://www.creativesound.ca/
http://www.funkaudio.ca/18.3_Overview.html All one driver two PR options.
http://www.funkaudio.ca/15.3_Overview.html

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SVS or any good sub bests any Def Tech sub at any relative price point. Simply put, there is no comparison.
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The PB-1000 is the better sub. SVS will pay shipping both ways so no reason not to give it a shot.
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I know you asked for a comparison between those two particular subs and I can't do that for you but FWIW I have owned a number of subs throughout the years, all from the mass marketers who sell in the brick and mortar stores. I just made the switch over to the ID companies and there is no comparison between the two. Companies like PSA, SVS, Hsu, Outlaw and Rythmik make quality subs that are so far beyond what the mass market companies offer that it's not worth trying to compare them. 

 

I have no doubt that the SVS PB1000 would slap the def tech around like a cat slaps around a frightened mouse. The def tech would have to run for its life. :cool: 

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I went ahead and put a line through the part of the quote in my last post I did not agree with, just so there is no misunderstanding. smile.gif

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I know you asked for a comparison between those two particular subs and I can't do that for you but FWIW I have owned a number of subs throughout the years, all from the mass marketers who sell in the brick and mortar stores. I just made the switch over to the ID companies and there is no comparison between the two. Companies like PSA, SVS, Hsu, Outlaw and Rythmik make quality subs that are so far beyond what the mass market companies offer that it's not worth trying to compare them. 

I have no doubt that the SVS PB1000 would slap the def tech around like a cat slaps around a frightened mouse. The def tech would have to run for its life. cool.gif  

Im excited to hear this massive performance increase at reference volume. biggrin.gif Dual PB1000's is an affordable option for me if I like the first. I will hold you to it!

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^ I think you will be happy, I really do. Like Braveheart said, there really is no comparison. Let us know how it goes.

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Dual PB1000's is an affordable option for me if I like the first.

That is the best budget-dependent investment you'd ever make in an HT set up.

I own a SC Reference and trust me all those sweet $1800 went down the drain. Def Tech is notorious for false FR claims in their published specs. I could live with 2-3dB being off; not 15-20dB eek.gif. I was willing to go all the way to buy Trinity. Thank Lord I didn't. That purchase would have actually caused a heart attack

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That purchase would have actually caused a heart attack

I would be careful on your next in-house SW option that’s on the way also. biggrin.gif

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I would be careful on your next in-house SW option that’s on the way also.

Um sure that is one sub of all THE subs, if you know what I mean wink.gif

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Um sure that is one sub of all THE subs, if you know what I mean wink.gif

I'm not sure that I do?? anyway..

It might keep up with the lil reb rouser I dunno? smile.gif Don't make me mad, I'll pull 18"s on you. rolleyes.gif lol all in fun I'm sure you know. cool.gif

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Now I'm eying a refurb Velodyne LINK and the Outlaw LFM-1 Plus in the same price range. Oh the decisions! rolleyes.gif

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I thought I'd update this thread if anyone is making a similar decision. I went with a DIY sub, that destroys all the subs mentioned above for around $650. Search Marty sub in forums.

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