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Would the SVA SB2000 be an upgrade over my HSU VTF-2 MK4?

My movie room is 13'x16' with 8' ceiling. Would the SVA be an upgrade?

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My movie room is 13'x16' with 8' ceiling. Would the SVA be an upgrade?

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I don't think it would be an upgrade . More of a lateral move. Same Size woofer and similar amplifier power. The Hsu will dig a little lower and probably provides little more room pressurization due to the two ports. The SVS probably is a little quicker responding. Think of a sharper slapping sound on a table with very little delay in response due to slightly higher quality components.

To really hear a difference when using SVS I believe you would need to go to the PB3000. If I were looking at subs around $1k I would be looking at this new sub from Power Sound Audio. I think it is on a 3 month back order right now . But you get a 60 day trial. More likely to want a second one after 60 days.

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I don't think it would be an upgrade . More of a lateral move. Same Size woofer and similar amplifier power. The Hsu will dig a little lower and probably provides little more room pressurization due to the two ports. The SVS probably is a little quicker responding. Think of a sharper slapping sound on a table with very little delay in response due to slightly higher quality components.

To really hear a difference when using SVS I believe you would need to go to the PB3000. If I were looking at subs around $1k I would be looking at this new sub from Power Sound Audio. I think it is on a 3 month back order right now . But you get a 60 day trial. More likely to want a second one after 60 days.

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I meant the PB2000, not the SB2000. I'd want the ported version for movies. SVS has a great sale going on, and shipping is free. So the PB2000 wouldn't be an upgrade over the HSU?

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I meant the PB2000, not the SB2000. I'd want the ported version for movies. SVS has a great sale going on, and shipping is free. So the PB2000 wouldn't be an upgrade over the HSU?

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The 2000 series SB or PB both have similar specs to your current subwoofer. Could the PB sound a little better? Maybe. I don't think you would be blown away by the difference. Generally you need more power with a bigger woofer to hear a significant difference. That isn't to say that a higher quality woofer of the same size and amplification with the same power but a better design couldn't provide a different sonic experience, but I don't know if most people could hear a difference.

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The 2000 series SB or PB both have similar specs to your current subwoofer. Could the PB sound a little better? Maybe. I don't think you would be blown away by the difference. Generally you need more power with a bigger woofer to hear a significant difference. That isn't to say that a higher quality woofer of the same size and amplification with the same power but a better design couldn't provide a different sonic experience, but I don't know if most people could hear a difference.

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Gotcha. Thanks for the info !

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Naw it would be about the same. If you want the next step up in subs then check out

https://www.powersoundaudio.com/

http://jtrspeakers.com/
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Gotcha. Thanks for the info !

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Extrapolating from Audioholics reviews of pb-2000 and vtf-2 mk5 and the fact that the mk4 is down about 2-3db from the mk5, the pb-2000 will be similar to the mk4 above 40-50hz but have a significant advantage in extension and low bass output up to about 3db at 20hz which is ~50% more output. So it would be a step up (but not a huge step up) for movie watching but not a difference for music. This is comparing 1 port closed on hsu for best extension.

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Naw it would be about the same. If you want the next step up in subs then check out

https://www.powersoundaudio.com/

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