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I just purchased an SVS PC12-NSDsubwoofer. This is replacing a Polk PSW505. I noticed a few thingsAudessey related I was wondering if anybody had any advice.
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I have found I like the SVS around +9db above the calibration. I was wondering if anyone else likes running there SVS sub this hot? I do not listen at reference level, but I do like it somewhat loud on occasion. Should I worry about running the sub this hot?
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I am in much the same boat, as Audyssey set my sub AVR trim to -10.5, and I had to raise it +4.5dB just to get a flat calibration (as determined using an SPL meter and calibration BD). I goosed it a further 5dB to run it hot (I do not use Dynamic EQ). In your case, +9dB from where Audyssey set it is not that unreasonable (I am at +9.5dB), as Audyssey tends to set LFE several dB cold relative to the sats in the first place. How hot should be measured from a flat calibration, so your best bet is to get an SPL meter and good calibration disk to find out just how hot you are running. Good luck!

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What is the difference in ported vs sealed? I've narrowed my choices down to these 2 and the Goldenear. Anyone known which one is better?
Real generally, Sealed has a slower rolloff in the deep low frequencies but less output power in this region. Ported has a steep roll off after the tuning frequency and has more output in this region.

In general, in small rooms (sealed) sealed subs work well. The room adds gain which tends to complement the slow roll off and because the
room is small you can get all the output you need down to very low frequencies.

For larger rooms they almost always need ported subs for more max output. You may not get the extremely deep frequency extension of sealed subs in small rooms but you get output in spades.

Ported subs have larger box volume which makes them overall bigger. This reduces the WAF. Sealed subs can be made in small enclosures which can more easily be hidden if cosmetics is a big concern.
Thank you for your response. My room is 14x24 with 7' ceiling. Is a ported too much? How about the GoldenEar? Is SVS that much better?
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Thank you for your response. My room is 14x24 with 7' ceiling. Is a ported too much? How about the GoldenEar? Is SVS that much better?
Not at all, your room is a nice size ported will do great there. What sub or subs are you thinking about?

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Thank you for your response. My room is 14x24 with 7' ceiling. Is a ported too much? How about the GoldenEar? Is SVS that much better?
Not at all, your room is a nice size ported will do great there. What sub or subs are you thinking about?
I am leaning toward the pb2000, I think its $800. GoldenEar 5 subwoofer. Tough choice considering I can't hear the SVS. GoldenEar sub sounded great but im reading bad things about there subwoofer. Everything I've read about the SVS, says its the best subwoofer in that price range.
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I love my SB12-NSD in my 1400cu. ft. room. Just ordered some Elite bookshelves to audition before I decide on GoldenEar 5.1 with Triton 7 towers.

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I am leaning toward the pb2000, I think its $800. GoldenEar 5 subwoofer. Tough choice considering I can't hear the SVS. GoldenEar sub sounded great but im reading bad things about there subwoofer. Everything I've read about the SVS, says its the best subwoofer in that price range.
PB-2000 is for sure great sub, SVS have excellent reviews on great subs and customer services. Why not you can't try it?

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Hey guys,

Looking at getting an SVS Sub in the coming weeks. My system consists of an Anthem MRX 710 + Anthem MCA 30 Power amp, with Focal Aria 926 fronts. These speakers already put out an impressive amount of bass, but they obviously are lacking for Movies. I really like the look of the SB-13 Ultra, but wonder if it's worth the extra money over the PB-2000. Also not sure if my room is too big for a sealed Sub. Room is reasonably acoustic friendly - carpet, rectangular in shape. Opens up to a Kitchen/Dining area that is tiled.

Dimensions of the space are 4m x 6m x 2.7m which roughly translates to 2000cu ft. This doesn't include the kitchen/dining area which is roughly the same dimensions again on one side.

Would be great to get some recommendations.

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I am leaning toward the pb2000, I think its $800. GoldenEar 5 subwoofer. Tough choice considering I can't hear the SVS. GoldenEar sub sounded great but im reading bad things about there subwoofer. Everything I've read about the SVS, says its the best subwoofer in that price range.
PB-2000 is for sure great sub, SVS have excellent reviews on great subs and customer services. Why not you can't try it?
I live in Boston Ma. There's no SVS dealer near me. I know they have a 45 day return policy but it's a pain in the ass shipping back waiting on a refund. It's really a toss up. The Forcefield 5 is only a thousand bucks and the svs is 800, perfect world, I could demo them side by side. God knows this site has fed my movie room sickness into thousands upon thousands with no end in site. I was hoping to hear from someone that had one of the goldenear subs and also had the SVS.
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Hey guys,

Looking at getting an SVS Sub in the coming weeks. My system consists of an Anthem MRX 710 + Anthem MCA 30 Power amp, with Focal Aria 926 fronts. These speakers already put out an impressive amount of bass, but they obviously are lacking for Movies. I really like the look of the SB-13 Ultra, but wonder if it's worth the extra money over the PB-2000. Also not sure if my room is too big for a sealed Sub. Room is reasonably acoustic friendly - carpet, rectangular in shape. Opens up to a Kitchen/Dining area that is tiled.

Dimensions of the space are 4m x 6m x 2.7m which roughly translates to 2000cu ft. This doesn't include the kitchen/dining area which is roughly the same dimensions again on one side.

Would be great to get some recommendations.

Luke
I don't think you can go wrong with the PB-2000, especially considering you could get almost two for the price of the ultra.

You aren't going to be getting much room gain with the open room so I do not see much in the way of benefits for you going with the ultra sealed.
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I live in Boston Ma. There's no SVS dealer near me. I know they have a 45 day return policy but it's a pain in the ass shipping back waiting on a refund. It's really a toss up. The Forcefield 5 is only a thousand bucks and the svs is 800, perfect world, I could demo them side by side. God knows this site has fed my movie room sickness into thousands upon thousands with no end in site. I was hoping to hear from someone that had one of the goldenear subs and also had the SVS.
It's actually really easy to demo an SVS sub. Just keep all of the packaging and if your not happy call SVS and they will send a return shipping label to your email print it out and box up the sub.Just ask SVS to have Fed Ex pick it up from your house.

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I am leaning toward the pb2000, I think its $800. GoldenEar 5 subwoofer. Tough choice considering I can't hear the SVS. GoldenEar sub sounded great but im reading bad things about there subwoofer. Everything I've read about the SVS, says its the best subwoofer in that price range.
I've never heard a GoldenEar, so take this FWIW. I do have a PB-2000 in a >7000 cu ft room and it rocks. Chest thump, floor rumble, tight bass, etc. SVS pays for the return if it doesn't work for you.

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I live in Boston Ma. There's no SVS dealer near me. I know they have a 45 day return policy but it's a pain in the ass shipping back waiting on a refund. It's really a toss up. The Forcefield 5 is only a thousand bucks and the svs is 800, perfect world, I could demo them side by side. God knows this site has fed my movie room sickness into thousands upon thousands with no end in site. I was hoping to hear from someone that had one of the goldenear subs and also had the SVS.
Well then it is easy you buy it try it if you like it keep it if you want to try better SVS sub or just return it call SVS they will prepare all for you. This is easy man, pain in the ass is companies where you have to pay shipping back then you really need to done some serious thinking not with SVS, Their customer servise is outstanding. You can also get 2 subs from them at same time let say PB-2000 or maybe bigger PB12-Plus and compare them side by side and then just send it back what you don't like. Shipping is fast I get it from them in 3 days and refund take 2-3 days no worries there at all.

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Thanks for everyones help. I think I will buy the pb-2000. I will update after I received the subwoofer.
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I live in Boston Ma. There's no SVS dealer near me. I know they have a 45 day return policy but it's a pain in the ass shipping back waiting on a refund. It's really a toss up. The Forcefield 5 is only a thousand bucks and the svs is 800, perfect world, I could demo them side by side. God knows this site has fed my movie room sickness into thousands upon thousands with no end in site. I was hoping to hear from someone that had one of the goldenear subs and also had the SVS.
Hello, I have heard both and the choice is very easy, pb2000 is 3 times the sub.
The FF5 is decent if the size is taken into consideration but not when compared the pb2000 as the under 30 hertz is 2-3 times the output and it also doesnt have the 5 year warranty and customer service svs comes with.
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