Originally Posted by chainwallet
Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the blind recommendations to upgrade. If you're not listening at loud levels, not running out of headroom with your PB-13, and not sure you're going to see a noticeable difference in what you have now, you shouldn't upgrade. Keep in mind, it's only going to be louder if you want it to be louder. Otherwise you're throwing money at a problem you don't have.
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This forum is so heavily weighted to approve of subs with the most power and extension, that everybody convienently forgets about timbre and integration. Personally, I run dual SB2000's, but am very open that the best sounding subs I've had in my room are smaller, less costly subs by a different manufacturer. Only because of the feature set of the SVS subs do I own those over the other.
So, you think your sub's driver and cabinet are inert? How about the drivers in your mains, their cabinet, or your room? EVERYTHING, sounds like something, and the biggest baddest whatever won't absolutely sound the best in your room. It could, but it's not a given.
I love when someone uses the "all subs sound the same, 80hz is 80hz argument," because they conveniently forget about timbre. In fact, timbre isn't something discussed often on this board because it's unique blend of overtones, undertones and harmonics are not easy to qualify with science.