Originally Posted by basshead81
did you look at the data-bass thread? max output on a pb12nsd is 109db, max on the psa 2xv15 116.8, and the xv15 has a 5db adavantage at 16hz. so 2 pb12's will not have the out put of 1 xv15. I would cross them off your list.
Like I said in one of your other posts...if you could get me 2 sw-115's for 950.00 shipped I would buy them, thats a smoking deal...the xv15 is a better sub, but for the cost difference its a close one.
here is a good read on the sw-115. its rated 18-150hz +/-3d with a max spl of 121db corner loaded. take note that is not how data bass measures subs so subtract about -12db to compare with data bass charts. so your looking at 109-110db max output at 30hz. so basically the xv15 will extend lower 16hz and has considerable more out put @ 116db. also PSA has a 5yr warranty opposed to Klipsch 2yr warranty.
the next thing to take in consideration is, how much output do you need? 2 sw-115's will get ya into reference levels with ease and thats pretty good for under 1000.00 dollars. definately a much better value than the SVS PB12NSD.
How much output do I need is a question that is driving me crazy. That is what first attracted me to Dual PB1000 SVS subs. I loved that they could get down to 19 htz and had a small footprint. I've been trying to balance output, size & performance that would satisfy me in my 2600 c/f room. The SW-115 is just plain huge when I saw it & I'm worried that 2 of them would be overwhelming. I'm planning on placing the 2 subs on the front wall under the screen on either side of the center channel & L/R towers. The hardest part is that I'would most likely be happy with any of these set-ups but trying to pick the one I want the most is hard.
I know that every time I've looked at going to a better sub that performance has gotten better but I would only know what would be good enough if I could try them all! This is my path I've taken so far.
My 1st choice.... Dual SVS PB1000
Then I decided on getting Dual SVS PB12-NSD
Then Dual PSA XV15 looked great at a similar price.
The SW-115 has always been there too with the deal that I can get but I worry that the footprint is just too big for where I'm going to put them.
I'm guessing that the SVS PB12-NSB will out perform my Energy S12.3 & I love how it sounds in a larger space. So by having Dual PB12-NSB subs I'm sure that it would blow me away. So by going to Dual PSA XV15 that sound just gets even better & deeper. Damn I hate decisions.