PB +/2 owner here--upgraded from an M&K v2b 12 (sealed)... running with the 20hz tune (one port blocked).
I've had it a couple weeks and worked through calibration and crawl tests to find the best spot (turns out front right corner-loaded yields no "nulls" in any of my listening positions). Ed at SVS has been such a stud helping me out...
I am truly impressed with the headroom of this beast!
Music is a real (gross understatement) surprise--very clean and full, without boominess. My wife immediately and consistently has said it is a vast improvement over the M&K.
I was afraid of a ported design for music and was aided and abetted by some comments in other threads about the Hsu being more "musical." I cannot comment on how the Hsu might sound, it probably is fantastic, but I can say that I have no second-thoughts on the SVS with every music demo I can throw at it (I have ecclectic tastes--White Stripes, U2, John Mayer, Diana Krall, John Legend, AC/DC, B-Tribe, Jesse Cook, George Gershwin, Enya, ERA, E.S. Posthumous, etc.) No boominess, just presence and appropriate thump/slam/boom. One very cool thing about the music is Jesse Cook's guitar strings and triangle clang remain above and distinct from the "floor" of the bass--its amazing. Like I said, my wife is really impressed and that is a feat!
I'll save the superlatives, unless you want me to wax eloquent (which I gladly will).
Which brings me to my question/comment: I never hear anyone talk about the "Council scene" in FOTR EE. Everyone talks about the "ring drop" and the Mordor sequence (which are truly incredible). Still, I've never heard/felt/experienced anything quite like Frodo laying down the ring and Gandolf muttering in whatever language and the argument that ensues. I shave my head and it moves my stubble, I tell you!!! It is inexpressibly impressive--I had a sound engineer over from the University I work at and he brought his RTA with him to help me calibrate/evaluate. He was stunned and asked me where I got this sub. He was about to buy a studio Mackey (sp?), but is going to re-evaluate that after hear/feeling this +/2!
Does anyone know what hz that scene is? Is anyone else more impressed with this scene than others usually mentioned?