Originally Posted by G-star
craig, any qualitative comments you might want to add about the performance of the PB-10? those of us w/o the $$$ to pony up for some of the higher end stuff are quite interested in your opinions about these better entry level subs.
When you look at the PB10, you really do need to remember this subwoofer is regularly available for $379 from "B" stock. An area of the PB10 which is overlooked is just how bulletproof it really is. $379 is a VERY appealing number for an entry level sub, which often means a somewhat "rookie" user.
You can try to, and will fail, to hurt the PB-10 regardless what you throw at it. For an inexperienced subwoofer user, that is a very good thing. No worries about "I tried the Pods emerge scene @ 110 dB and blew up my subwoofer" here.
It plays very deep, is pretty decent on music, and the compromises made in its design were excellent compromises. The PB12, for example, is better on music. It also hits deeper. In "my world", the $170 difference (whether it is "B" stock or "A" stock, it is $170.) is pretty minor - but it is really 45% more $$$$ for a "B" stock PB12 than a PB10.
To answer your question more directly ... the PB10 does nothing that sounds "BAD", ever. It is not quite as articulate or visceral as its more expensive competition, but it is still very good.