Originally Posted by lalakersfan34
It totally depends on your expectations. Have you had a sound system with a subwoofer before? How loud do you like to listen?
You have a large room, and most forum members here would probably consider the PC12-NSD a bit underpowered for your space. Then again, many of us like to crank the volume quite a bit and expect our subs to keep up without complaining. Many of us regulars demand much more from our subwoofers than normal people do
My opinion is that if you're coming from a cheap sub (or no sub at all) and/or don't envision yourself listening at really high volumes, the PC12-NSD will be a good fit. It won't be able to truly pressurize such a large space, but you'll certainly get a quality bass experience.
SVS makes great products at very competitive prices and backs them with (in my opinion) some of the best service and support available anywhere. Shoot them an e-mail if you haven't already and see what they recommend. They won't try to up-sell you and if anything, they often end up recommending less expensive products than you originally thought you needed. Good luck.
I appreciate the feedback!
In terms of expectations, I'm a recovering bass head
. I was heavy into car audio throughout my high school and college days, but I've since opted for the no sub set up because I appreciate the extra room. But I digress. Bottom line, I love me some quality bass. I like to crank up the volume too.
My current HT set up:
- Denon 1909 AVR
- Definitive Tech speakers (SM450's L/R, PC2000 center, BP 1.2X's for surrounds)
- 52" Samsung LCD
- Mirage Prestige S8 sub.
The Mirage Prestige S8 sub was more than enough in my town home, but my new house has too much open space in the living room to provide the amount of pressurized bass I'm looking for. As an aside...the s8 actually sounds pretty decent right now, better on the mid bass with enough low end to complete the experience, but we'll likely be renovating soon so the S8 will have to satisfy even more cubic sq ft.
Here's what I'm thinking. There's a chance the renovation may not happen (depends on the cost of construction) so if we don't renovate, I'm thinking one PC 12 NSD will be more than enough considering how the S8 handles the space now. But if we do renovate, I might need to upgrade to another sub. I'll pose the question to SVS and see what they would recommend. Thanks again.