If this thread already exists, please disregard. I looked, but couldn't find it.
I recently purchased a PB Plus/2, and have been itching to share my experience so far. Here's my 5.1 set-up:
Denon AVR 5803 (Purchased Used)
Panasonic BD-55 Blu-ray Player (Analog 5.1 Outputs)
Samsung 5687 DLP
GR Research A/V3S x 3
GR Research A/V1RS x 2
SVS PB Plus/2
PURE AV Power conditioner
Listening area is 14x17x8 living room with one 8' opening to kitchen/dining area, and one opening to hallway, laminate floor with large area rug, SVS position is RF corner next to ent center (very limited in where I could put it), listening position is center of 14' wall across from TV, Not an ideal HT room, but could be worse.
All speakers set to 75 db, with SVS running hot at about 82 db
SVS Gain at 1/4, 20 hz tune (one port plug), used the included 3M rubber feet
LFE pre-out on Denon is -2.0 db
Listening is 90/10 Movies to Music
After more research than I care to get into, I settled on the Velodyne HGS 15x and the SVS PB Plus/2. I actually ordered the Velodyne, but it was discontinued. I had decided on the Velodyne mostly because of the smaller size and the positive experience a relative of mine has had with his. The SVS and the Velodyne seemed to be close in performance based on what I had read, but
the size of the SVS was scaring me off. WAF. She's been very patient with my hobby. After the Velodyne fell through, I decided to order the SVS rather than looking elsewhere for the Velodyne. Got the size past the wife by telling her it was a lot cheaper than the Velo. I'VE NEVER LOOKED BACK!
Support from SVS before, during, and after the sale has been outstanding. It was shipped fast, and arrived on it's own pallet, very well packaged. The manual and set-up were a snap. I have since contacted SVS a couple times with questions and comments, and they always reply quickly and seem very interested in my impression of their product. Not to mention the money I saved by going with the SVS.
It's performance so far has been excellent. I had a Klipsch KSW 15 prior to the SVS, and let me tell you, this thing blows it away, and the Klipsch was no slouch. From the sock explosion in Monsters Inc. to the Tripods in WOTW, I'm lovin my new toy.
Sorry if this was a puff piece, and again, I hope an owners thread doesn't already exist. If so, let me have it, if not, lets hear about your SVS!
Edited by Big Bri - 6/11/12 at 10:13am