Im about to purchase my first subwoofer for my home theater! Ive been 5 years without one since I was living in an apartment, but ive since moved into a house and life is about to change
I've had my eye on the a couple subwoofers from SVS - PB-2000, PB12-Plus, or PC12-Plus. Im also maybe considering another brand like Rythmic, maybe the FV15HP?
-My max budget is $1399 - which is honestly more than Id prefer to spend but im a believer of the "buy once, cry once" saying. Im willing to spend that extra bit to be happier in the long run.
-Size does matter, I live in Southern California and the houses are not that big. The PB12-Plus looks HUGE from the images ive been seeing as well as the demensions and that is the largest im willing to go.
-Room size - im not sure how to calculate the cubic feet but the dimensions are something like this: 15.5'W x 23'L x 8'H (dining area is behind couch). Listening Distance: 11.'
-Primary use is for home theater. Maybe 80% HT the rest is music and gaming.
-Listening habits - when I watch a movie I like to be around -16db (which is what my AVR displays, so maybe 85db?). The types of movies I like watching are mostly action movies and lots of Christopher Nolan, ie Interstellar, Dark Knight, etc. I want to be able to feel that chest impact but I wouldn't say im an extreme, ball splitting, bass-head person
-Appearance - I do really appreciate nice aesthetics. So its got to look good.
-Will probably buy either this week or next.
My current setup is a 5.0 set of Klipsch RF7ii, RC64ii, & RS62ii with a Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH. I do use the MCACC but I dont think it eq's the sub except for distance and timing, I could be wrong. Ive never ran any measurements or anything because 1, I dont know how and 2 because I dont have the equipment or a laptop. I do plan on doing a sub crawl first though. As far as the choices I picked - the PB-2000 was what I was originally going to go with but im also worried it wont be enough, so enters the PB12-Plus. Both are almost the same size. Havent heard either of them in person. I also picked the cyclinder version because its the same spec as the 12-Plus but also its "smaller," even though it kind of makes up for it in height... its also $200 less then the PB12-Plus. I am open to suggestions and really look forward to hearing from you guys!