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Subwoofer Dilema - SVS and Klipsch

Listen I understand the love for the SVS but I'm a it torn. The R110SW is on a silly sale basically where I can two for the price of 1 pb-1000.

Question is, will my life and listening experience be that great going to the svs and then adding another later vs the 2 klipsch for less?

I just bought the Rp-160s and 150s. Room size is to be determined as I can leave it open or design it whichever I wish
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Listen I understand the love for the SVS but I'm a it torn. The R110SW is on a silly sale basically where I can two for the price of 1 pb-1000.

Question is, will my life and listening experience be that great going to the svs and then adding another later vs the 2 klipsch for less?

I just bought the Rp-160s and 150s. Room size is to be determined as I can leave it open or design it whichever I wish
The SVS will be a better sounding sub, flatter response, better customer support, and more importantly, a better upgrade path. Many posts from avs members going through multiple amps on the Klipsch subs, so there's that potential as well. Just my 2cents.

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Their higher level klipsch subs (110,112,115) arent as bad as people make them to be. The lower level ones are extremely boomy, however. The best comparison as far as output goes is that the PB2000 = Klipsch 115. You may want to look and see if you can find the PB12nsd as they are routinely on sale for 499$ and that will outperform either mentioned. One of the reasons everybody says to go as big as possible from the start and then upgrade is to try and avoid that inevitable upgrade but which is very costly. Going big or bigger right from the get go will typically save you a lot of money in the long run.

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Listen I understand the love for the SVS but I'm a it torn. The R110SW is on a silly sale basically where I can two for the price of 1 pb-1000.

Question is, will my life and listening experience be that great going to the svs and then adding another later vs the 2 klipsch for less?

I just bought the Rp-160s and 150s. Room size is to be determined as I can leave it open or design it whichever I wish
I know it's tempting to match the speaker brands and it has higher WAF. However, this is not even a comparison. The PB1000 would WALK the R110SW. Especially if you're considering getting duals later.

I can tell you from owning 6 SVS subs that the PB1000 (I had the Pb10 NSD) probably my favorite sub ever for the price. It's the one that really opened my ears to clean bass. You're giving up a good amount of extension for movies and the bass for music is so much more musical than the Klipsch.

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What you guys have all said is what I have been thinking. Now for the next question before buying.... For movies... Ported or sealed? Remember there will be two of them in time and no extreme levels of volume...if running dual 2x10 or 2x12...
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What you guys have all said is what I have been thinking. Now for the next question before buying.... For movies... Ported or sealed? Remember there will be two of them in time and no extreme levels of volume...if running dual 2x10 or 2x12...
Depends on room size, sealed or open, on concrete or floating floor? A ported sub under 40/35Hz will have approx three times more output than its sealed equivalent. A capable sealed sub will dig deeper if in the right smaller sealed room (no concrete floor) and of coarse will be smaller (if thats a concern) and you never have to worry about port chuffing.

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The floor will have carpet and it's a floating wood floor. The room if enclosed will probably be 25x20 at max
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Were talking at least 4000^3 so a large room. I would go ported all the way and shoot for nothing smaller than 12" a 15" would be better in that space.

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IMO SVS makes excellent products but since you did mention price/budge I was curious if you considered other ID sub brands that may offer a better value.

True that SVS has excellent customer service, warranty, and trade up program but all those benefits get factored into the purchase price.

Again nothing wrong with SVS. Just wanted to check if you are aware of all your options.
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