Originally Posted by whiteboy714
I will also be in a good sized room with valted ceilings.
Thank you I'll give it a read.
If you are in a good-sized room with vaulted ceilings, I would definitely recommend ported subs. Any of the subwoofer brands you have been considering will be a very significant upgrade, so I'm not personally too concerned that you won't like whatever subs you select. But, I understand that you may want to do a no-risk audition in your own room.
If you do want to, then SVS would be the way to go, and I would buy directly from them. That way, you will not only have the free shipping both ways, but you will also be able to take advantage of the upgrade plan if you want to move-up to even better models sometime after
your trial period. Many people find that their bass interests actually increase after they are exposed to lower frequencies in their HT's.
If you can afford it, I would recommend either the PB2000's or PC2000's (that's the cylinder version), rather than the PB1000's. There will be enough difference in a larger room to be worth moving to the larger model subs. (Eventually, you will probably end-up with two of whatever you select now.) Mid-bass frequencies aren't usually too much trouble for most good subs. But, in larger rooms, cabinet size and lower port tunes are very helpful, since the room itself isn't reinforcing the low-frequencies as much.
It's the low-frequencies, and the tactile sensations that accompany the special effects in movies, that you are really missing now and that you may find that you enjoy the most. Based on your description of a good-sized room with vaulted ceilings, I would recommend either of the larger ported 2000 models over the PB1000's.