Originally Posted by Hopinater
The direction you decide to go will depend on just how much bass you want. I would contact SVS and tell them what you have and what you want and see what they recommend. Cinemafreak might have a good point about adding more PB-1000s. Then again, perhaps you could just add a PB-12 NSD to the current PB-1000 and run them together. I think I would try that. But no matter what else you do I suggest contacting SVS.
SVS's suggestions for this room size have included, in order of increasing output: PB-2000, dual PB-12-NSD, PB-12 Plus, dual PB-2000, PB-13 Ultra. The median of these would be a PB-12 Plus.
How much bass do I want, hmm, that's a tricky question since it's hard to imagine or measure. What would it take to sound like IMAX? They appear to use between 12,000 to 36,000 watts, but seating is farther away and the theater's volume is much bigger. My listening distance would be something like 1/4. Two doublings, maybe 1/4 the power needed? So I'd need 4,000 to 9,000 watts to sound like a theater. But is that RMS or peak? If it's peak then that's only about one to two PB-13 Ultras, otherwise that'd be *slightly* impractical from a logistic point of view. Ooh right, you could stack 8 Ultras together, two per corner... does SVS give special discounts for the clinically insane? I'm not sure there is a real cure for tinnitus, but I bet they're somewhat familiar with that demographic...
Originally Posted by nashou66
That is a 7200 cu ft room!!! Quad PB1000's!!! Honestly that is a super big room you'd need dual PB 13 ultras for a room that size.
you could try dual PB 2000's that just came out. when did you get the PB 1000? if with in a year they will give you 1000% credit
for it towards another sub and a 5% discount for being a return customer.
I live in Canada and here the PB-2000 is a slightly worse deal because the price has been increased due to forex changes, even though other SVS subs have stayed the same price.
Quad PB-1000 vs one PB-13-Ultra, which is better? Former has more RMS power but latter has more peak power. I've read reports that people generally prefer one significantly larger and better sub vs several smaller subs.
I like the idea of going with a good sub first and then adding more as needed. I suspect PB12-Plus is a better value, but the Ultra has a lot power.
This is getting a bit off topic though since the OP is mainly listening to music. Personally I mostly need the extra power for the occasional LFE, and wish to avoid bombarding the neighbors with constant bass.