Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
So Filecat, the L8400 beats out the PB10? I understand... the asthetics of the room and all that... but in an ideal setting, middle ground if you will, who wins?
THANKS for the info BTW regarding the sub comparisons.
My comment with respect to the PB10 was related to both price and performance. If SVS put the PB10 on a price diet, then the equation changes.
If SVS priced it under $400 bucks, it'd be hard to beat in that segment. Looking at mine, they'd still be making $$ if it were priced at $320-340 IMO. It's a great combination of design and efficiency.
But if I can get an L8400P for a hundred bucks less than a PB10 (and I did), then the PB10 needs a price drop.
You're right in that the PB10 will be better than the L8400 in some installations; the L8400P will be better in others. In my fairly large music room, the PB10 is insufficient, while the L8400P does very well. Of course, the smaller HTPS400, is the king in that room, even if I only use one.