Originally Posted by JimWilson
Please do, I'm sure others will benefit from your insight. Make sure it's fully broken in and calibrated before you do too much critical listening though.
Well by let you know what I think, I didn't mean give a full audiophile quality review. Haha.
So maybe I'm wasting my breath by saying anything...but...
I haven't had time to break it in sufficiently or calibrate my setup since I just moved to a new place and have to experiment with the dynamics of the room and placement....
With only minor adjustments (just for fun) I lined the SB1000 up with a line of subs I had around.
(and yes I expected it to sound better than these, and yes I'm a collector of barely mediocre subs haha)
M-Audio Sbx10, an old Samsung HTIB sub of some sort, and an Energy ESW-M8 which is not mine.
I might not be a an audiophile but I have had past experience with with plenty of better subs than I currently own.. spent some time with a friends adams sub-12 and a few others.
Played a few subby clips from movies and some electronic music / rock. Anyway My initial impression is favorable. It's not breaking any laws of physics but for being a small sub it fills my room (Maybe 15 x 25 or 30? wonky rectangle... Not huge, sitting position is across from it short ways)better than I would have thought for the size (but nothing crazy), and the bass sounds far cleaner and pleasing than any sub I've been able to afford or the subs I switched between which is obvious because even though I've spent time with better subs I've only been able to afford lower priced subs.
For being only a little higher than entry level pricing, and the awesome compact size I think I'll be quite happy with it.
I was considering going with the SB12NSD and judging from my initial impression I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with the SB1000. Plus I can now build a sort of flexy rack idea I had over it I wouldn't have been able to swing with the extra inch on the SB12nsd in that space.
Anyway perhaps in a few weeks when I've broken it in more and calibrated the speakers, maybe I'll take some readings if I have time (I'm still unpacking from my move I mentioned) and give it a more useful review, though I suspect someone else will have by then.
I just wanted to convey that out of the box and turned on, so far I'm giving it a solid alright, pretty cool man, pretty cool type nod....with maybe a little eye squinting and a raised eyebrow.
I do wish I could hear it next to an SB12NSD just for kicks though.
I don't mean to waste anyone's time with my post but you know... sometimes an I like it or don't like it is better than nothing.