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post #1 of 12 Old 01-14-2014, 08:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Thinking of picking one of these up and selling the dual Polk PSW505s I picked up, which one is a better sub if you completely disregard the price difference? I noticed the SVS has 100 watts RMS, so will it have higher output than the LV12R? My room is rather big, 13 by 24 by 9 but it is a townhouse so I am sure either one will be enough to piss off neighbors. The seating position will only be about 7 feet from the sub.

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I'd go with the PB12-NSD.
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Higher amplifier power does necessarily mean that it would play louder.
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Both are good choices. I'd probably go SVS is price isn't a factor but then if price isn't a factor it opens up several other options.... I would say you should be looking at dual subs. So maybe even consider dual PB1000's.

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Higher amplifier power does necessarily mean that it would play louder.

I know, that is why I ask as I am sure watts alone doesn't mean a better sub

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Both are good choices. I'd probably go SVS is price isn't a factor but then if price isn't a factor it opens up several other options.... I would say you should be looking at dual subs. So maybe even consider dual PB1000's.

 

Well overall it is a factor but I can get an outlet PB12-NSD for the same price as a LV12R so that is why price isn't a factor because it is essentially the same price. If I lived in a house, I would definitely buy dual PB1000s but think they may be overkill for my setup considering I share common walls with other townhouses?

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IMO don't worry about overkill. You can just turn the subs down if you need to. To me in your situation you have 2 options: 1 forget about buying a sub OR 2 (my advice) talk to your neighbors and ask them what time of day you can play your sub. Tell them to let you know if its too loud and also invite them over for a movie so they can enjoy and understand what the sound really is. No matter what sub you buy and how many you will annoy neighbors unless the shared wall is thick concrete the bass will travel right thru the wall to your neighbors place.

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Those are two subs that never have met as far as I know and what numbers are available regarding the LVR are very limited and vague. If I were choosing between the two though, it would be the PB-2000 in a heartbeat!

Watts/power doesn’t come into the equation except pertaining to the choice of the driver in the enclosure. One driver can take a 1000w to get to 110 dB in a 4cf enclosure while another driver can take as little as 100w in short.

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I would think overkill would be feeling the bass versus it shaking the townhouse off it's foundation. I guess I can always buy one and see how I like it and opt for a second one if need be. I have not mounted the baseboards yet, I should see if I can tell what is between the two townhouses.

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The PB-12 NSD would stomp the Rythmik.

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The PB-12 NSD would stomp the Rythmik.
In what way? Can you be specific?

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At the same price, I would take the SVS as it has better build quality (cast driver, 400 watt amp, better cabinet, etc.). You also get a 5-year warranty with the SVS.
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