Thank you for replies !
Originally Posted by Pain Infliction
IMO there is no such thing is overkill when it comes to subs. You can always turn the trim down and it is way better to have head room than not enough. Reading all of the reviews on both the sb and pb subs, the pb was good for music as well.
Yes, that's what I thought - since it's a huge purchase and I won't have an option to return it I'm scared of getting disappointed. I also think that it's always way better to tame the beast than not to be able to bring out the beast at all. So a pretty convincing opinion, thanks
Originally Posted by dsrussell
daru: I agree with everything P.I. and cel said. I'll also add that there really isn't a thing called too much subwoofer for my room (except, perhaps, physical size limitations). Since you do not have the luxury of simply returning something that doesn't perform to your expectations and getting a bigger, badder sub to replace it without selling your sub and buying another, go for the sub that will give you the best performance for movies. If you have the room, I'd be leaning toward the PB-2000 of those subs mentioned.
And if it IS too much sub for music in your small room? Just turn down the gain a bit, when playing music.
Yes I think it is an overall safer bet - so we have 3 opinions driving me towards the PB2000
The only thing I have to figure out is what amp/avr to choose with a sub-out and how to connect all this to make my PC the headquarters of music and movies. But I'll worry about it when I find those golden fronts
Originally Posted by cel4145
If you are a basshead who likes heavy bass, or you know you will be listening to movies at very high volume, then go with the PB-2000. It has significantly more max output than the SB-2000.
If the size of the PB-2000 would severely limit placement options, whereas the SB-2000 would not, then perhaps the SB-2000 is the better choice
I actually never heard a sealed sub. I will because I'm going to audition some REL or Velodyne this week. I guess I am a basshead because I LOVE it ... but not as extreme as some. Well placing might be difficult because what I'm afraid of is this - I have a large long ( wide, not deep ) piano alongside one of my longer walls and that probably won't ever go out because I'm using it a lot and if I wanted to move it to my other, a lot smaller room, it would clump it up totally and probably sound bad. Along the other longer wall there is going to be a couch and there's a rather wide and tall cupboard, which I might get rid of, but not 100%. The point is - I've seen many people place ported subs along the wall, but moved away from the corner. That's also what SVS suggests for best performance/depth. Trouble is with my current furniture if I wanted to move the sub away from the corner ( given the size of the PB2000 which is roughly 2 times bigger than my current PC ) it would get sort of "covered" by either the piano or the cupboard, if you know what I mean. It might need to fit between the furniture, and shorter wall, so it wouldn't fire into open space. Would that be a huge disadvantage? In that case I would have to get rid of the cupboard
I'm not using it anyway actually, it just adds atmosphere to the room because it's a pretty old-fashioned apartment. If I got rid of it though, I would have a lot room to dance with the sub.
Second problem - I live in a block of flats - fortunately on the 10th, last floor and my apartment is pretty well-ish isolated from the other 3 on my floor. The walls are thick and I never hear a single thing from the other flats - even though I do when I step out of my front door. So I guess my biggest concern would be the neighbours below me - but there are rubber isolation pads for subwoofers - also I'm changing floors in my apartment and I want to put some isolation into the one in my listening room. Not that I want to shatter my walls ( well ... more like can't
), but I like to crank up the volume from time to time and get a chest massage - would those additions help the PB-2000 to not bother people under me ?