Originally Posted by OMXP
Thank you guys for your replies, as I mentioned I want to know which model of SVS subs will fit in my room size, I already tried dual Klipsch r-115sw and I think it is a boomy sub at reference level volume , so I want to upgrade to dual subs from svs brand.
Can’t get other the other brands because I live overseas
I think that everyone who has posted on your thread has tried to be helpful, and I agree with much that has been said. But, in an effort to be helpful, some of the posts may come across as damning the SVS subs with faint praise, and that's really not fair. Two PB16's in a 2800^3 room will be terrific! Not just good, but really excellent!
Could you achieve even more SPL, for about the same amount of money, if you had access to other brands? Sure! But, we could say the same thing about nearly any car you chose to buy. There's always more horsepower available somewhere. The real question is how much is enough for your specific purposes? After all, you started out worrying about potential overkill.
To put this in perspective, a single PB16 has more SPL at 16Hz than a Cap 2400ULF. And, dual PB16's have more than twice as much as that single Cap 2400. At 12.5Hz and below, the single Cap 2400 has the advantage even over dual PB16's, but room gain will help to give you more SPL <20Hz in that size room. And, good performance into the low to mid-teens is enough for 99.9% of even the people who post on AVS. With good
dual subs of almost any type, in a 2800^3 room, having sufficient undistorted mid-bass is also typically not an issue.
If you did have access to other brands of subs, it would be fun to compare performance, features, and costs in order to pick the "ideal" subwoofer. But, the reality is that once you achieve really satisfactory performance from a subwoofer, the concept of "ideal" becomes a bit of an abstraction. Just as it does with cars in the analogy used earlier.
I absolutely think that you will enjoy your PB16's, and that's all that is really important!