Yes!.. and taking extension into account, a hefty driver also.
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I also measured my room when I got home from work and found out it is a lot smaller than I previously thought. It is ~950 cu ft and completely closed but the given how the room is shaped, it is essentially split into two areas, so the home theater area is only 8.5' x 8.5'. with an empty area to the left that is 12' x 6'. So I'm pretty sure that dual PB200s is going to be crazy overkill and absolutely demolish the room, so this should be fun!
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Never mind. I just reviewed the thread and noticed that in your OP (and my original reply in post #2), you're looking at a house with a larger HT space. Yes, the PB-2000s sound like a good choice for you, both for now and for later.
Edited by eljaycanuck - 1/15/14 at 5:03pm
I read a thread somewhere but can't find it, of a guy that has a 3000 cu ft room and was asking about dual pb2000s. Someone responded saying that they would work well in the space but may not provide the impact that he would like. Your best bet is calling SVS and asking them. They were extremely helpful with me.
sqr feet or cu ft? there is a big difference.
WxLxH is what you want to measure. Also any other rooms that are open to the listening space. So the room has to be closed off or can be by shutting a door.
having said that, My theater is 4k cu ft with dual PB1000's now and they sound great! But i knew I always wanted more so dual PB 2000 were ordered. So I know from what my 1000's can do these will be a
much better improvement.
That room is 2000 cu ft alone then you have to add the hall and dinning room to that.
Duals is the way to go.
can you mix Cylinder and Ported. I maybe able to do a PB-2000 or PB-12 plus with a Cylinder corner behind chair at knee wall.??.... (preferably a PB-2000)..$$
thanks for your thoughts.
I know everyone's room is different. I have 2600 cu. ft and my pb12-nsd fills the room wonderfully. I even have two french door openings to adjoining rooms and two other open doorways. I must be getting good room gain due to placement and a lot of tactile feel from my older 1928 home. On "Bass I love You", I get tremendous couch shaking bass that is too low to be heard. And on War of the Worlds, it shook my house so much that my wife shut off her shower on the second floor to ask what was wrong and why was the house shaking.
I suppose it depends on what you are willing to spend to get what you want. If budget is tight, audition the PB2000 and if it does not meet your needs, upgrade to the 12 plus.
Looking at your sketches, remember that placement can make a dramatic difference in room, so use the subwoofer crawl to find optimal placement since you have several options.
Now as for the subs. Like I said in my previous posts, this is my first real subwoofer so was really looking forward to them. It is very interesting how these sound to me compared to subs I've heard in the past. Previous subs I've heard, the bass really stood out, but with the SVS subs, it just seems to be there. Not really too sure how else to describe it. I can feel it digging deep, but nothing is overwhelming at all. In this regard, I'm sort of disappointed as I thought it was just going to absolutely blow me away with some movie scenes and songs. This could very well be due to placement, settings, or a number of other things. I purchased a calibrated Dayton umm-6 microphone that should come next week, so I'll mess with the subs some more then. I also did some testing with turning off the subwoofers on the receiver which made the Paradigm Studio 60s full range and there was very little change. The level of bass was pretty much the same. The only differences I really heard with the subs on was that I could tell the subs were hitting lower mostly by feel and when the subs were off, the Paradigms seemed to lose something, probably because the woofers were too busy handling the sub-80hz frequencies. The fact that it sounded so similar though, probably means two things. 1. The Paradigms are very good full range speakers, and 2. The svs subs blend extremely well with them.
I've only watched one movie so far and mainly kept it at about -15dB. It was the new Hunger Games movie. Overall I didn't really notice the sub, but there was one scene Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is the eq audyssey applied to my two front speakers: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)