Originally Posted by chengbin
The PB13 is $1200 cheaper than the F112. I'd go for the PB13 unless space is an issue. Both JL and SVS will outperform the Sunfire by a very large margin. How much can you get the Sunfire for?
The better Sunfire (13" one) wasn't cheap, but I think he said list was like $2K, and he would give me 20% or so off it. I didn't push hard, because I had already decided against Sunfire, but I said I'd do a little research and reconsider.
For me, the decision between the PB13 and the F113 is coming down to:
1) Which one performs better if I only have one
2) Sealed v. Ported - I'm mostly HT, so I want more "punch"
3) Vendor - Which vendor will stick by me if there are problems
It seems like #1 leans slightly towards the PB13, #2 might be a wash for my room size, and #3 is where I'm really unclear.
Sound-wise they both seem to be in the upper-eschelon, so while there are some differences (F113 is slightly better for music), I think I'd be thrilled with either one.
Anyway, sounds like the Sunfire is back off my list.