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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2019, 08:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Small Inexpensive Subs To Pair With SVS PB2000

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I own an SVS PB 2000 and am thinking I'd like to buy two smaller (as in form factor) subs to pair up with this. I would like them to not cost a lot. I was thinking something like the Dayton Audio 1200 or 1000. I would then use the two smaller ones to help even out the bass in the room and help with the mid range while leaving the PB 2000 for the low end kick. Any input as to whether this could work well or what is a less than $200 subwoofer that isn't terrible?

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This has been getting a lot of attention of late. At that price you can get two for the price of one SVS.

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Ooo! Thanks. I will do some looking into this sub.

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Ooo! Thanks. I will do some looking into this sub.

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Just be advised that those JBLs are sealed enclosures so they a have a quite different low end response and roll off. They're going to be harder to integrate with a ported sub.

The best thing would be if you could put them so they fire directly into the seats from a few inches.

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Just be advised that those JBLs are sealed enclosures so they a have a quite different low end response and roll off. They're going to be harder to integrate with a ported sub.



The best thing would be if you could put them so they fire directly into the seats from a few inches.
What kind of poor effects would I be at risk for? I know this is what they say, but I havent played around enough to really know what kind of problems can arise in a situatuon like this. Ive tried pairing it with some cheaper subs but i could hear the boominess and muffled sound of the cheaper sub. My hope with a sub like this is that i would get cleaner bass and mitigate some of those problems.

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What kind of poor effects would I be at risk for? I know this is what they say, but I havent played around enough to really know what kind of problems can arise in a situatuon like this. Ive tried pairing it with some cheaper subs but i could hear the boominess and muffled sound of the cheaper sub. My hope with a sub like this is that i would get cleaner bass and mitigate some of those problems.

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There are members here that can explain it better than me, but it can result in a large range of frequencies that cancel each other out or create excessive peaks.

You should email SVS tech support and ask them if the SB12 (on sale for $399) would work with your PB2000. They'll explain the reasons why it's not a good idea.

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There are members here that can explain it better than me, but it can result in a large range of frequencies that cancel each other out or create excessive peaks.



You should email SVS tech support and ask them if the SB12 (on sale for $399) would work with your PB2000. They'll explain the reasons why it's not a good idea.
Ok, yeah i have read about it and i can probably do more reading. One of these days im just going to have to try it, because reading about it only goes so far.

I haven't been all that happy with my SVS sub, which is why i am where I am. If I loved it, I'd get a second PB 2000 and be done with it, but I would like to try a HSU, Rhythmik, PSA or something similar. The thing is I would like to try and even out the bass now instead of starting over. I suppose I could try and add one from one of those other brands in with the PB 2000, but I am hoping to run at least two identical subs. I was sort of hoping to add 2 cheap ones, that were still decent and then eventually when im ready to spend the money, just get two monster subs from one of the internet direct brands.

I have an older thread where I explain my issues with the PB 2000 and I don't want to sound like I'm constantly complaining about it, because I have come around to really enjoying the way it sounds and SVS has been a great company to work with, but I've always felt the midbass was lacking. After more research it sounded like I could've got more sub for my money with one of the other brands and others felt the way I did about the midbass. I don't know, its really tough to make a determination without sitting down and listening to 5 or 6 competitors at the same time.

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...I have an older thread where I explain my issues with the PB 2000 .......
Just want to thank you for sharing this valuable info on PB-2000. So glad I didn't grab one from their BF sale.
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Just want to thank you for sharing this valuable info on PB-2000. So glad I didn't grab one from their BF sale.
Thanks, I'm glad you could find value in it. Just a note though, this is mostly a personal preference thing, but I do find many people tend to agree with it. The PB 2000 is a good sub, I just prefer my midbass hot and I can't do that with the PB 2000, because it is has such an even sound that then the sub 30HZ stuff is too much and will just rattle everything.

I ended up ordering two of the JBL 550p subs. We will see if they can fill the void or if they just bring me problems based on the fact that they are sealed and the SVS is ported. They should arrive Monday and I will be comparing them to the SVS. I know they won't rumble or hit as deep, but they might give me what im looking for in that 50 - 80hz range.



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Thanks, I'm glad you could find value in it. Just a note though, this is mostly a personal preference thing, but I do find many people tend to agree with it. The PB 2000 is a good sub, I just prefer my midbass hot and I can't do that with the PB 2000, because it is has such an even sound that then the sub 30HZ stuff is too much and will just rattle everything.

I ended up ordering two of the JBL 550p subs. We will see if they can fill the void or if they just bring me problems based on the fact that they are sealed and the SVS is ported. They should arrive Monday and I will be comparing them to the SVS. I know they won't rumble or hit as deep, but they might give me what im looking for in that 50 - 80hz range.



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If they do give you what you are looking for in the 50-80 range, but the interaction with the SVS is problematic, you might consider selling off the SVS and letting the JBLs do the job. In fact, a third might just be in the mix depending on the proceeds from the SVS.

Alternatively, maybe SVS will allow you to turn it in for an SB3000 upgrade ...
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If they do give you what you are looking for in the 50-80 range, but the interaction with the SVS is problematic, you might consider selling off the SVS and letting the JBLs do the job. In fact, a third might just be in the mix depending on the proceeds from the SVS.



Alternatively, maybe SVS will allow you to turn it in for an SB3000 upgrade ...
Yeah, we'll see how it goes. I don't think I'll be happy replacing the svs with something that doesn't have the extension that it does, but maybe I'll take advantage of their return policy and see if maybe a second PB 2000 will give me what I'm looking for. If not, I'm not out anything and I can try another brand. My brother would be happy to take the PB 2000 off my hands if that's the route I go, but I might have a hard time letting go . Even though I find myself wanting more, it is still very impressive.

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The PB12 and PB2000 have decent low end 16-30 Hz but are rather weak compared to most ID competitors in the mid and upper bass. The PB2000 may be a couple dB ahead on output. If looking for a better value with more output, Hsu VTF3-MK5.
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