So it looks like I may need to find a replacement for my PB2 Plus sub. I've been working with Jack Gilvey over at SVS and seeing if he could help me with my sub that has been giving me some issues lately.
For those that may not know, this is a fairly large sub. It's actually larger than a PB13 Ultra (though I doubt it's anywhere near as powerful as it's 10 yr old technology now), has dual 12" drivers and a 900 watt amp.
My room is 16 x 20 with a vaulted ceiling, 7.5 ft on one side and about 14.5 ft on the other so in total about 3500 ft^3.
The problem is that on any demanding passages, the sub is making a chirping type of sound. I don't know if that means that there is damage to the drivers (or some other part) or maybe its the voice coil or if it's just being pushed too hard and what I've heard is referred to as "chaffing".
There are replacement drivers available, but that would cost about $600 so not sure its worth it and maybe instead just buy a new sub.
If that's the case, do you have any recommendations? I am a big fan of SVS as I have had a great experience with this sub,and have had bought 3 other subs for friends who have all been very happy with theirs. However, I know there's now options from PSA, etc.
I would like to keep the budget under $1000 but is there anything out there that would perform like this one under that price? Ideally, I would love something smaller that could perform as well but given the volume of the cabinet i doubt that's possible. Jack suggested 2 PB-2000s to get comparable performance but that is certainly out of the budget and too much real estate!
Maybe just replacing the drivers is the best option?!?!
Thanks for you help.