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My new pb-2000 is almost inaudible at 50%... it's on and plays, but the woofer just sort of vibrates. It doesn't move. I went to watch a movie and had to turn it up all the way to about 3:30 75-80% to get it moving and putting out good rumble when the scenes called for it.
I think it is consensus by now that the gain dial on the SB-2000 or PB-2000 should be set to the 2:00 position (or thereabouts) for these subs to equalize properly. My experience with the SB-2000 was similar to yours, until I advanced the gain knob from 12:00 to 2:00. There is more discussion of this on another thread: New SVS PB2000 and SB2000 subs!!!!!!
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Hi folks,

I'm new to the AV world. I recently have upgraded a few components, all starting when my Onkyo receiver's HDMI ports started to fail. We bought a new Yamaha receiver (3030) and hooked it up to my Paradigm speakers and my old Kenwood sub. My wife and I immediately took note of the clarity of the mids and highs but were both disappointed with the bass output. Started to look around at subs in forums and quickly found SVS. Well, we ended up picking up a PB13U. Sat down and watched Avatar without doing any calibrations. Sounded amazing, but now I need to figure out how best to set up the sub. I'm assuming the first step is to buy an SPL meter and run some tests... I'd appreciate any links that will help me in setting up my system.

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Hi folks,

I'm new to the AV world. I recently have upgraded a few components, all starting when my Onkyo receiver's HDMI ports started to fail. We bought a new Yamaha receiver (3030) and hooked it up to my Paradigm speakers and my old Kenwood sub. My wife and I immediately took note of the clarity of the mids and highs but were both disappointed with the bass output. Started to look around at subs in forums and quickly found SVS. Well, we ended up picking up a PB13U. Sat down and watched Avatar without doing any calibrations. Sounded amazing, but now I need to figure out how best to set up the sub. I'm assuming the first step is to buy an SPL meter and run some tests... I'd appreciate any links that will help me in setting up my system.

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Have you run YPAO? If not thats what you should do until you get everything else figured out.
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Run YPAO and that should be enough. Manually change crossovers after, if need be. Maybe check levels manually I found my Yamaha auto setup a little bit off by .5 or 1dB
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Hi folks,

I'm new to the AV world. I recently have upgraded a few components, all starting when my Onkyo receiver's HDMI ports started to fail. We bought a new Yamaha receiver (3030) and hooked it up to my Paradigm speakers and my old Kenwood sub. My wife and I immediately took note of the clarity of the mids and highs but were both disappointed with the bass output. Started to look around at subs in forums and quickly found SVS. Well, we ended up picking up a PB13U. Sat down and watched Avatar without doing any calibrations. Sounded amazing, but now I need to figure out how best to set up the sub. I'm assuming the first step is to buy an SPL meter and run some tests... I'd appreciate any links that will help me in setting up my system.

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Congrats on the new sub! You got a beast!

Doesn't your Yamaha have YPAO? That should do everything for you. Maybe start with the placement. Most will recommend a "sub crawl" to find the best spot for it.
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Congrats on the new sub! You got a beast!

Doesn't your Yamaha have YPAO? That should do everything for you. Maybe start with the placement. Most will recommend a "sub crawl" to find the best spot for it.
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Thanks for the feedback, I have run YPAO and it set my sub quite low in comparison to my Paradigms. I've compensated by setting the centre and FL/FR down about -4 to -5. It's more balanced now but am now concerned that my sub might be running hot. I'm back home this weekend and will try the sub crawl to see if I can find a more balanced position. Shy of increasing the sub through the receiver, is there any other method of increasing the sub output?
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Thanks for the feedback, I have run YPAO and it set my sub quite low in comparison to my Paradigms. I've compensated by setting the centre and FL/FR down about -4 to -5. It's more balanced now but am now concerned that my sub might be running hot. I'm back home this weekend and will try the sub crawl to see if I can find a more balanced position. Shy of increasing the sub through the receiver, is there any other method of increasing the sub output?
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Thanks for the feedback, I have run YPAO and it set my sub quite low in comparison to my Paradigms. I've compensated by setting the centre and FL/FR down about -4 to -5. It's more balanced now but am now concerned that my sub might be running hot. I'm back home this weekend and will try the sub crawl to see if I can find a more balanced position. Shy of increasing the sub through the receiver, is there any other method of increasing the sub output?
Don't turn your speakers down, just turn the sub trim up a few dB in your AVR until it sounds good to you. Almost everyone I have seen on here runs their sub 3-6 dB hot. No need to be concerned, run it however it sounds good to you, there are no rules against it.

Also, doing a sub crawl to find a possible better position never hurts. In the end, if you want flawless bass, it will likely take two subs, good placement, and some eq.

If you really want to see what is going on your room, REW and a Umik-1 mic along with an HDMI laptop will be a real eye opener. Beware though, this eliminates "ignorance is bliss" and will likely have you contemplating dual subs and eq ability.

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Thanks for the feedback, I have run YPAO and it set my sub quite low in comparison to my Paradigms. I've compensated by setting the centre and FL/FR down about -4 to -5. It's more balanced now but am now concerned that my sub might be running hot. I'm back home this weekend and will try the sub crawl to see if I can find a more balanced position. Shy of increasing the sub through the receiver, is there any other method of increasing the sub output?
How low? If YPAO set your sub at -10 you need to turn the sub down and rerun YPAO.
Bear is correct. Dont turn your speakers down. Turn the sub up.
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My room is empty now Sending back my Dual PB-1000's. But greatness will soon be upon me when I order Dual PB-2000's Now if only I can readjust to my BIC H-100 until I get the other subs.
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My room is empty now Sending back my Dual PB-1000's. But greatness will soon be upon me when I order Dual PB-2000's Now if only I can readjust to my BIC H-100 until I get the other subs.
I remember that feeling of haveing a empty room with no home theater gear.All my 5 speakers and subwoofer were gone .But now I got my klipsch RF-7 II and my center RC-64 II speaker.Hopeing to get my surrounds back's very soon.Going for the RS-62 II as a pair.And then topping it off with the svs PB13-ULTRA.Cant wait .
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[QUOTE=accordex;25239186]Hey guys, so I got my PB-2000 setup the other day. I have a couple other questions, hopefully someone can help.

So this is replacing my bic F-12.
The bic, while it doesn't do below 25-30hz too well, it does 30 to 35 and up really really well. It fills the room completely and hits very hard. Now the bic, has never been turned past 12 o clock (50%)...that's almost too loud.

My new pb-2000 is almost inaudible at 50%... it's on and plays, but the woofer just sort of vibrates. It doesn't move. I went to watch a movie and had to turn it up all the way to about 3:30 75-80% to get it moving and putting out good rumble when the scenes called for it.

The only way to get that chest pounding great bass was to play a bass mekanic video off of YouTube, again at about 75% volume.

What am i doing wrong? I've gotta be missing something here. Do you guys all keep your sub gain at 80%?

I also split the signal and ran both and at 50% volume, the bic is killing the svs.

I'm not posting this to sh$$ on the sub btw, but with the $600 difference here, i could use some pointers on tuning this thing.

Svs pb-2000 set to lfe

Pioneer vsx-1021k receiver sub x-over at 80hz

Receiver sub level at 0db

Thanks in advance guys. Let me know what i can do and what volumes you run.[

This normal. I run my PB12 Plus at 75% and did the same when I had a PB12-NSD. Once you turn it up to where it comes alive, you will experience something very special - bass that is authorative and musical. My old sub only went boom.
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Thanks for all your replies. So it seems these sub's are being ran at 70+ by everyone. As long as it can take it, I guess its all good.
Well I bought another one Thursday, it came yesterday. Onecall honored SVS dual pricing and gave me the 2nd one $100 off, and I used my new chase card that gives me $200 statement credit when I spend $500 so I figured what the hell.
They're sitting on either side of my couch at 75% and, wow, you can literally feel the couch shaking. I haven't watched a movie yet, just some DTS-HD trailers.
Sounding great!
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Thanks for all your replies. So it seems these sub's are being ran at 70+ by everyone. As long as it can take it, I guess its all good.
Well I bought another one Thursday, it came yesterday. Onecall honored SVS dual pricing and gave me the 2nd one $100 off, and I used my new chase card that gives me $200 statement credit when I spend $500 so I figured what the hell.
They're sitting on either side of my couch at 75% and, wow, you can literally feel the couch shaking. I haven't watched a movie yet, just some DTS-HD trailers.
Sounding great!
Congrats to your new sub!!! Why did you bought it from Onecall, SVS web sites the best place to buy SVS subs, even for they 45 days free exchange, 1 year trade up and all warranty, the best customer service, better to order it always from them !!!!
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One call is an authorized dealer. I think they're about the only one. So I get all the support. And they're in Washington state like me, so it's overnight delivery at no charge
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One call is an authorized dealer. I think they're about the only one. So I get all the support. And they're in Washington state like me, so it's overnight delivery at no charge
Oh ok good if you have it close to you but I read you have just regular 30 days replace but you pay shipping back is your sub is not damaged you just want to step up for example and warranty is same if you want to trade it within a year I don't think it will be possible with Onecall like with SVS with full price trade in.
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Need help guys. I watched my first movie with my PB12-Plus and it bottomed out twice! I owned a PB12-NSD before and at the same level it didn't exhibit this stress. I watched Once Upon a Time in Mexico at -10.5 on the receiver and the sub is at -10. I run the gain hot - it is at 85 db the same as my old NSD. Sub is in 20 hz tuning. Any ideas?

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Need help guys. I watched my first movie with my PB12-Plus and it bottomed out twice! I owned a PB12-NSD before and at the same level it didn't exhibit this stress. I watched Once Upon a Time in Mexico at -10.5 on the receiver and the sub is at -10. I run the gain hot - it is at 85 db the same as my old NSD. Sub is in 20 hz tuning. Any ideas?
Sounds like your running it just a little too hot. What do you have the sub out from the avr set at? Do you have all the peq off? and the xos all disabled?
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Need help guys. I watched my first movie with my PB12-Plus and it bottomed out twice! I owned a PB12-NSD before and at the same level it didn't exhibit this stress. I watched Once Upon a Time in Mexico at -10.5 on the receiver and the sub is at -10. I run the gain hot - it is at 85 db the same as my old NSD. Sub is in 20 hz tuning. Any ideas?
The Plus has a limiter and shouldn't bottom out. Doesn't sound right. I'd drop SVS an email or maybe a call.

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AVR is at 0 and I have everything disabled. The sub reads exactly 85 db with the Audyssey mic and 65 db on my spl meter - same as I had my NSD. Upon further inspection, it doesn't look like the driver is bottoming out, but it is making a pretty awful noise. I will call SVS to see what they say.

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I called SVS and they said I'm running the sub too hot at -10 on the sub and 0 in the receiver at my listening levels of -11 and it is introducing artifacts. They said my PB12-NSD had a more conservative limiter so it didn't get artifacts, whereas, the Plus is more liberal.

I don't have any other placement options, so what else can I do? I've tried it at lower levels and it just sounds anemic. Crazy to say I miss my PB12-NSD.

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As much as I would love to, it took some convincing to get my wife to agree to the Plus. I believe something is wrong with the unit, as I shouldn't be getting this much distortion. I've been playing with it all day and I have to back it down to -18 on the sub, leaving the sub trim at 0 in the receiver, before I don't get any distortion. In the Dark Knight Rises during the plane takeover at the beginning, I thought the driver was going to explode it sounded so bad. At -18 it still sounds choppy, but not as bad. I'm not going to reference levels, I'm only listening at -12.5, so I'm perplexed.

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As much as I would love to, it took some convincing to get my wife to agree to the Plus. I believe something is wrong with the unit, as I shouldn't be getting this much distortion. I've been playing with it all day and I have to back it down to -18 on the sub, leaving the sub trim at 0 in the receiver, before I don't get any distortion. In the Dark Knight Rises during the plane takeover at the beginning, I thought the driver was going to explode it sounded so bad. At -18 it still sounds choppy, but not as bad. I'm not going to reference levels, I'm only listening at -12.5, so I'm perplexed.
Maybe you have a bad amp inside this could happen out of the box.It's rare but still can happen.SVS has wonderful servise with hardware stuff.If it is a amp they will fix it for you asap.

And as for getting a ultra,well i myself really want a ultra. i dont have a wife.But hey time's are hard today so you have to go with what you can go with.Maybe you can sit down with the wife and tell her what's going on to change her mind on getting a ultra.You just never know.Good luck with everything buddy.and let us know what goes on.
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maybe the wires are flipped on the amp inside. Two out of the 4 svs subs I bought had them backwards. And I have read people here also having that same issue. This is a hail marry pass but its worth looking at.
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I had an amp fail on one of my PC12-Plus 3 days after I got it and they sent out a replacement right away. But while it was working the sub sounded great so it seems like something is off with Riddle's if he's getting distortion. Interesting what SVS said about him possibly running it a bit hot. I thought I've heard something rattling around in one of mine during the light battle scene in Tron but haven't had time to revisit it.
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Figure I would run this question by people here before I got on the phone and bugged SVS.

I have two PB12-NSD's, just got the second about two weeks ago. Set both to 12'oclock and ran audyssey (AVR unit only has one sub output, so I use the y-splitter). Audyssey set the sub volume to -10, which I keep for TV viewing. For movies, I run it hot to -4, I ran it at -4 (for really loud movies so the limiter wasnt staying lit) or -2 (for the rest) when I had just the one.

On demanding scenes in a few movies (WATW pod scene, street scene in cloverfield), the limiter light comes on on the older PB12-NSD. It doesnt stay lit for an extended period, but it flickers and when things get really demanding it will stay lit for maybe a half second. During the exact same scene, the newer PB12-NSD doesn't flicker once.

THe older sub is placed at the front of the room next to the entertainment stand in a little "entertainment" nook about 2 feet deep. The newer sub is corner loaded on my back wall between the wall and my sectional. I'm still a novice w all this, will placement or audyssey cause one sub to work harder than the other, or is this a case of the older PB12-NSD having a more sensitive limiter?

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