Originally Posted by wadennis
Thanks for the reply. I have read many of your posts & respect your opinions. Many people seem to suggest dual 1000 over the 2000. It is such a tough decision & I am in Canada so never get the return free shipping. That would make things so much easier. What is your opinion on the SB models vs PB models? I am about 50/50 music to movies but music is played at louder volume. I was looking at PB models because I am thinking they are more versatile for both music & movies
You are very welcome, and I appreciate the compliment!
If I were you, I would definitely stay with a ported subwoofer. Based, on your posts, and on your usage, the ported sub will work better for you, in my opinion. If you want to learn more about the differences between sealed and ported subs, there is a detailed discussion here:
I agree with posters who are advising you to move up to a PB3000, if you can afford to do so. The PB3000 represents a substantial upgrade over the PB2000--even more so than the designers were expecting. It is a very
good sub, and it would be a night-and-day difference compared to a PB1000. But, we all know what it is like to have to make compromises. It is easy to advise someone else to spend money that he may not have right now.
So, if you can't afford to jump all the way up to a PB3000, I believe that the PB2000 would still represent a nice incremental upgrade. I would recommend that you at least move up to a PB2000, though, rather than just adding a second PB1000. You are only a couple of months into your ownership of that sub, and you already want to upgrade. Probably everyone responding to your thread has been through similar subwoofer upgrades (perhaps several of them) so we are trying to help you to avoid a common mistake--starting with insufficient subwoofage and then trying to add multiples to catch-up.
I think that if you do decide to buy a PB2000, there is an excellent chance that you will add another one in a year or so. You might not think so now, but then you probably didn't think you would consider buying a second PB1000 so quickly either. The fact is that low-bass, especially for action movies and blockbusters, can be a little bit addictive. And, it can take a while for us to figure out how much we really need or want.
I would not buy less than a PB2000, and if you can move up to a PB3000, that will be even better. Then, if having just one of those subs is enough, that will be terrific. If not, adding a second sub later will allow you to have started from a much better starting point than the PB1000. To be fair, that is SVS's smallest ported subwoofer, and it is not really an end-game sub for most people. I hope this helps!