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I'm trying to decide if this beast is just too big and was wondering if anyone would care to post some pics of their SVS PB2 or PB2+ in a real room environment. I have made a cardboard cutout and yes, it is big, but the difference between seeing a cardboard box and possibly seeing it in a real room environment will help me a lot.

If anyone cares to post some pics that would be greatly appreciated.
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Here is a pic of my PB2+ next to my right v3 studio 100. It is definately big, but after a while it looks like it belongs there.

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JRP55: Thanks for the pic. It is quite huge. Is there a reason you have the ports facing the front of the room?
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My PB2-ISD is tucked in the corner (behind santa) on its side to the right of the entertainment center. Virtually hidden and noticed by few.

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My PB2-ISD is tucked in the corner (behind santa) on its side to the right of the entertainment center. Virtually hidden and noticed by few.

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I like your living room. :cool: But where do you have your rear speakers, right in front of that white ledge? :confused:

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<<My PB2-ISD is tucked in the corner (behind santa) on its side to the right of the entertainment center. Virtually hidden and noticed by few. >>

Until you play a movie!

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It's damn big!!

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jrpp5-what speakers are that right next to the sub?
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I like your living room. :cool: But where do you have your rear speakers, right in front of that white ledge? :confused:
Actually the "white ledge" is a half wall between the kitchen and family room. The picture does not show the couch which is directly below the ledge. adjacent to the couch is an end table with the left surround mounted on a 24" speaker stand. The right surround is embaressingly (sp)located to the left of the love seat and can be seen peeking above the pillow. The right surround was originally located on the right side of the love seat but was a bit vulnerable. Although not ideal, it works reasonably well. And yes, we do move the pillow when we engage surround. My wife rolls here eyes when I remind here she moved the pillow in the way. She thinks the remaining speakers are enough(?). I don't think she understands the surround sound concept.

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I am constantly trying different tuning points with music & movies. With the ports facing out its just a lot easier to make a quick change. Plus the ports look awesome, dont they?

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The front mains are Paradigm Studio 100 v3, which are equally awesome IMHO. Here is a pic of the front wall to give you a better idea of the PB2+ size in relation to everything else.

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Actually the "white ledge" is a half wall between the kitchen and family room. The picture does not show the couch which is directly below the ledge. adjacent to the couch is an end table with the left surround mounted on a 24" speaker stand. The right surround is embaressingly (sp)located to the left of the love seat and can be seen peeking above the pillow. The right surround was originally located on the right side of the love seat but was a bit vulnerable. Although not ideal, it works reasonably well. And yes, we do move the pillow when we engage surround. My wife rolls here eyes when I remind here she moved the pillow in the way. She thinks the remaining speakers are enough(?). I don't think she understands the surround sound concept.

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I figured the white ledge/half wall separated the LR and either dining room or kitchen. I wasn't sure how much distance there was between the wall and that coffee table, but apparently it's large enough to fit a couch and rear speakers. Too bad some don't appreciate the value of surround sound. My parents are/were the same way, but I finally convinced him to upgrade his 2.0 sound system. So my siblings and I got him and my mother a 6.1 capable receiver for X-mas. And I told him he needs to get speakers to make that sound system worthwhile, otherwise, the receiver would be badly under utilized. :D

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Here's a PB2+ in a stereo system (the system ain't mine, the sub is :)). It would have looked a lot better if it had been tucked away in the corner and rotated, but the cables were too short.
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rudib, did you try putting the right main speaker in front of all those cables going to the sub? And how far is the TV from the radiator? (Potential fire hazard.) I didn't know a SVS sub is so damn huge! What size woofer does it have?

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rudib, did you try putting the right main speaker in front of all those cables going to the sub? And how far is the TV from the radiator? (Potential fire hazard.) I didn't know a SVS sub is so damn huge! What size woofer does it have?
It was an ad-hoc-one-day setup with the sub, so we didn't experiment much. TV: hm, I'd say that it's a meter or so away... No fire hazards, don't worry. :)

PB2+ has 2 12" drivers, and you can read more about it here...
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It was an ad-hoc-one-day setup with the sub, so we didn't experiment much. TV: hm, I'd say that it's a meter or so away... No fire hazards, don't worry. :)

PB2+ has 2 12" drivers, and you can read more about it here...
OK, so it's > 3' away, which is :cool:. Thanks for the specs. The sub looked huge when compared to the TV/stand you have in that pic. I thought it has a 15" driver. But I'm sure two 12 inchers are more than loud and deep enough for 99.9% of audio enthusiasts. :) 320 W (I'm assuming RMS)?! Hot damn. This sub would definitely get my evicted from my apt. :D Too bad SVS charges an extra $50 if you want custom colors. :(

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OK, so it's > 3' away, which is :cool:. Thanks for the specs. The sub looked huge when compared to the TV/stand you have in that pic. I thought it has a 15" driver. But I'm sure two 12 inchers are more than loud and deep enough for 99.9% of audio enthusiasts. :) 320 W (I'm assuming RMS)?! Hot damn. This sub would definitely get my evicted from my apt. :D Too bad SVS charges an extra $50 if you want custom colors. :(
Actually, the amplifier in the PB2+ is capable of over a kW RMS into 8 ohms as per Tom V., so 500W to each driver. I'm almost sure that I haven't ever burned more than a 100W, the headroom is crazy. :)
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Here is my PB2+ if you wanted more pictures....

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pgatour, really nice! :)

This looks like one hell of an impressive sub. I read the link rudib gave for those 2 reviews. $600 seems a bit high but I guess you pay for the best.

When I build my HTS, I'd be interested in this, but for my parents' HTS that I'm currently putting together, 10" is more than enough and $400 is at their max budget. In fact, my father was asking if he really needs a sub. I told him since he wants satellite speakers, the answer is a "hell yeah"!

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Thanks for the kind comments :)

I would agree...I think a sub is a must at any time, but especially with satellites.

And yes, SVS subs are definitely very impressive.

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Thanks for the pics guys. It is pretty large in size. I'm just trying to figure out if I want to add another 25-31pci tuned to 22hz to my existing unit, or go ahead with the pb2. Decisions, decisions.
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