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Just ordered some svs ultra tower to round out my ultra line. Have a question though, can anyone tell me the height of the tweeter from the floor? Gonna redo my center speaker and would like it set up correctly before towers arrive
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Thanks for the replies guys. How would I go about integrating the PB-2000 and 25-31? I asked the SVS guys this and Ed said its not advisable. But then there are many of you in this thread running different dual subs happily.
I run dual, mismatched, subs. You need two subs that have similar capabilities. I talked with SVS before mixing my Plus and Ultra and was told that because they had they have the same tuning frequency they could work together. Likewise, while the Ultra has considerably more output it isn't to the point that the Ultra completely overwhelms the Plus. Advice I was given is that typically you can mix and match with SVS as long as you're just going one model up or down. So a Plus and an Ultra is fine, a Ultra and PB-2000 isn't.

Now the setup is definitely more challenging with mismatched subs. REW and a measurement mic are basically requirments, otherwise you're doing to a lot of guess work. Also either a MiniDSP or a receiver with Audyssey XT32 and SubEQ will make life so much easier. Placing the smaller sub a little closers will also help make up for the difference in power.

Under the right circumstances mismatched subs does work, you just need the right subs and the equipment to make it work. It's not exactly a plug and play experience.
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Now the setup is definitely more challenging with mismatched subs. REW and a measurement mic are basically requirments, otherwise you're doing to a lot of guess work. Also either a MiniDSP or a receiver with Audyssey XT32 and SubEQ will make life so much easier. Placing the smaller sub a little closers will also help make up for the difference in power.

Under the right circumstances mismatched subs does work, you just need the right subs and the equipment to make it work. It's not exactly a plug and play experience.
^^^Exactly correct^^^
My 2 subs are from different manufacturer's, everything about them is different, but the output and FR looked close enough to make them work.
For me the miniDSP and measurement equipment were a must!

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Just ordered some svs ultra tower to round out my ultra line. Have a question though, can anyone tell me the height of the tweeter from the floor? Gonna redo my center speaker and would like it set up correctly before towers arrive

SVS would be able to tell you precisely, but just for fun I estimated it by looking at the photos and dimensions. Around 31.5" or 32" to the center point of the tweeter should be pretty close.

FWIW, even if the tweeters on the fronts and the CC were not at identical heights, I would concentrate on the height of the CC with respect to seated ear height at the MLP. For most people, measuring to the center of the ear canal, that would probably be in a range from about 30" to 34". Based on that, you should be right in the sweet spot.
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SVS would be able to tell you precisely, but just for fun I estimated it by looking at the photos and dimensions. Around 31.5" or 32" to the center point of the tweeter should be pretty close.

FWIW, even if the tweeters on the fronts and the CC were not at identical heights, I would concentrate on the height of the CC with respect to seated ear height at the MLP. For most people, measuring to the center of the ear canal, that would probably be in a range from about 30" to 34". Based on that, you should be right in the sweet spot.
Yeah I did contact them but haven't heard back . Was thinking that'd be around where I guessed too. I have 28" speaker stands that I'm currently using for my bookshelves that I was hoping would work for my center. From the sound of it, should work out great
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Yeah I did contact them but haven't heard back . Was thinking that'd be around where I guessed too. I have 28" speaker stands that I'm currently using for my bookshelves that I was hoping would work for my center. From the sound of it, should work out great

The 28" stand would put your center at just about 34" to the center of the tweeter, so you should be fine. Please let me know when you get actual dimensions. I would like to know for future reference. I imagine you are a little excited.
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Update - I scored a good deal on a outlet PB-2000, it should ship next week! I'm already an SVS customer (old cylinder sub) but the outlet prices were a bigger factor

I've been thinking about an upgrade for a while and looking at all the usual suspects in the $1k range. As much as we like to compare and contrast the subs and debate numbers endlessly, I don't think any of the ID subs is bad. I was considering PSA, RA, SVS, HSU, Rhythmik and also a DIY 18". In the end what made my decision is I figured that at moderate listening below reference levels, there isn't much to choose and it'd be very hard to tell the difference.

I wouldn't have minded a PC-2000 due to lighter weight and to match my existing cylinder and it also seems to have a 1Hz lower extension (which I guess is due to higher volume in the tube?) but again I doubt if that's audible.

I'm quite curious now how much improvement I will hear after 2 generations (ISD to NSD to new driver, new amps) of changes.
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I've got the Prime Towers, Prime Center, dual PB-2000, and can tell you that my front soundstage is phenomenal.
Hi Seth...you and I (and a few others here) are running dual PB-2000's and you're right...they sound "phenomenally" good and contribute significantly to the excellent sound stage. But there is someone in these threads who is running four PB-2000's...just can't remember who. I'm asking because it's in the back of my mind to try quads. I like the 2K's SQ so much that I think I would even prefer quad 2K's ...believe it or not...over dual PB13U's...anyway, just thoughts for now.

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I just connected my SVS Prime Bookshelves to the HTR-3066 and keep getting E-8 No Signal error/message... no other speakers are connected except sub and when I play manual test tones from the AVR both FL and FR channels are loud and clear. Had no error message before with Sony Bookshelves. The only thing I could try and see is if the 2ch stereo mode is the culprit.

What else could be the cause? Don't think the YPAO mic suddenly went bad and mic cord looks fine.

EDIT: Straight mode didn't help.

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Hi Seth...you and I (and a few others here) are running dual PB-2000's and you're right...they sound "phenomenally" good and contribute significantly to the excellent sound stage. But there is someone in these threads who is running four PB-2000's...just can't remember who. I'm asking because it's in the back of my mind to try quads. I like the 2K's SQ so much that I think I would even prefer quad 2K's ...believe it or not...over dual PB13U's...anyway, just thoughts for now.
Gene, just go for it, when you will have time order another dual PB-2000 and play with them to see if that is what you been looking for. Nothing worst then send them back will not happened. I'm getting scared because you know me I try to keep up with you so I will start looking for another dual Pluses. Will have to sell some furniture
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Gene, just go for it, when you will have time order another dual PB-2000 and play with them to see if that is what you been looking for. Nothing worst then send them back will not happened. I'm getting scared because you know me I try to keep up with you so I will start looking for another dual Pluses. Will have to sell some furniture
Of course...you are absolute right! If someone else was asking this question, I would be giving the same advice! I'll likely place an order very soon...so I can scratch the itch! I'll definitely post my impressions and results. Until then...don't sell any furniture!

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PB-2000's in the outlet right now for $649.99. Lowest I've ever seen.
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PB-2000's in the outlet right now for $649.99. Lowest I've ever seen.
I've seen one a bit lower that's all I'm saying. There are a few at 650 right now.
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PB-2000's in the outlet right now for $649.99. Lowest I've ever seen.
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I've seen one a bit lower that's all I'm saying. There are a few at 650 right now.
Thanks guys...saw that too! Gets me closer to pulling the trigger.

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The 28" stand would put your center at just about 34" to the center of the tweeter, so you should be fine. Please let me know when you get actual dimensions. I would like to know for future reference. I imagine you are a little excited.
Svs did get back to me and said its almost dead center at 34"
That's going to be perfect for me
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I've seen one a bit lower that's all I'm saying. There are a few at 650 right now.
When and what price? $649.99 is $150 of retail. Lowest I've ever seen and I check often. Normal outlet prices with dings/dents are $729.99, sometimes $699.99.
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