Originally Posted by Pitbull0669
Yes I understand that. It depends on what type of budget you have. I think the SVS stuff looks very nice! I cant wait to test it. But most people don't ness. have a cool grand to drop on a sub. That being said 2 subs as you know are always better than one. Which is why I suggest that specific sub.
The reason why the SB3000 costs a grand is because of its massive and articulate output relative to its size. It's why SVS designed the SB3000. If someone wanted cheaper woofage, then they should go ported and take the trade-off with having the driver contained in a bigger box. But that wasn't the design objective for the SB
3000. They wanted smaller, more output, and for it to go deeper.
As for two subs always better than one. Not when you have a compromise. For instance I'm not willing to give up 10 Hz (28Hz Polk versus 18Hz SVS; -3dB). Other people may not care. Truth be told, 99% of my personal listening time I need a maximum of 2 seats to perform well. A good placement in combo with the SVS app, fixes that problem. So for me, one great sub (the smaller the better) that also plays deep frequencies is what I personally want. Same for a lot of my customers. For my stereo system, I need EQ is so I have the apps works wonders. Barring that, I personally won't own a ported sub (or if I do, it will be plugged). Subjectively speaking, my ears are sensitive to the perceived overhang from ported subs. It's why I've owned JL's, SVS (only sealed), Martin Logan, and way-back-when, the DD series of Velodyne.
Others want even more output and for the frequencies to go even deeper. They take the compromise of putting "caskets" in their home. If it is dedicated and behind a screen, why not? But it's always about trade-offs. Long-gone are the days since SVS catered to the "casket" crowd. Over the past 5+ years, SVS caters to the mainstream passionate subwoofer enthusiasts. People in the DIY crowd or in the "blow your eardrums out" SPL camp need not apply. the sub wasn't designed or marketed for them. SVS isn't shooting for output per dollar folks either. Rather, their value-add is smaller boxes with a plethora of output. Now, with features that a lot of people want. Their model seems to be working rather well for them. Those are the people I sell to.
I'm not taking anything from the Polk especially
for the price. I think it looks really nice in the flesh (they were playing them at CEDIA). I'm positive that you are spot-on and it is a amazing sub for the money! But for me personally, give me one SB3000 over a pair of Polk's. I realize there are others that pick two Polk's (for their room and application). I'm right and they are right. Because it's their
checkbook. Hence, YMMV.