Originally Posted by dlyz
Thanks for the feedback fquails. That is what i am looking for actually. Some feedback so i can make a solid judgement
But any help/comment is welcome. Im here to learn because im noob who just entered hifi world last year.
How bout u other guys? Do you guys use it a lot for music? What are your impressions?
From what fastslappy and fquails says, the pc12-nsd is a great performer but the sealed svs could be better for 100% music.
How does efficiency affect performance? Is it because its ported, it can output higher spl?
Not a problem. I hope I don't sound like I'm monopolizing this conversation, but I just happen to like sharing what little I know. I know I appreciate feedback from other forum members when I have questions of my own.
Ported subs generally are more efficient, able to produce louder bass using less wattage than a sealed sub. With the PC12-NSD's HUGE cylinder, in addition to its ported design, it is just super efficient. It can output unbelievable amounts of deep clean bass effortlessly.
A sealed sub, on the other hand, will require significantly more amplifier power. The SB12-NSD's sealed, portless design is very inefficient compared to the PC12-NSD. I haven't heard the SB12-NSD as it's not out yet, but theoretically it wouldn't be able to have the same mind-boggling output as the PC12-NSD if
using a simlarly powered amp.
As Fastslappy stated in his posts, we all recommend that you contact SVS for advice. I did that before I purchased my PC12-NSD---they are honest folks who will not oversell to you. You have to tell them the following:
1. Volume of your room (h x w x l)
2. Purpose of the sub (100% music)
3. How loud you listen (if you can give the dB level, much better. 10 o'clock on the volume knob is not really very helpful
. If you listen to music at around 70dB, a super loud PC12-NSD may be overkill.
4. Your other gear and main speakers. For example, if you have monster Klipsch's with 15" woofers like Fastslappy , a small sealed sub may be a waste of money as the Klipsch's will gobble it up!!
5. The lowest frequency your main speakers can handle. For example, if you have smaller main speakers that start rolling off at 60-80Hz, then you'll want a subwoofer that can perform well up to 60 or 80Hz.
SVS has a generous trial period and return policy if you're not happy with your purchase, so f you are not averse to shipping huge packages for return, you can't really loose anything by auditioning SVS subs. Well, I guess you pay for shipping for delivery and return. Hope this helps.