Originally Posted by GeoJustGeo
From someone who started out with a PB12 NSD and moved up from there, i recommend you get rid of both those subs and just save yourself time and money and go for dual Monolith 15's.
If you can only afford 1 now start there, but dont bother with mixing and matching. I have 2 different subs, diff driver size, diff port tune, different everything, its a pain.
2 Monolith 15's and a BOSS would be my end game (for my budget) if i could do it all over again. I dont think you can get better bass for under $3k than that.
Originally Posted by badtlc
Looking at those plots I think one monolith 15" in your corner will be as good or better than your current duals. Sell what you got now, get the 1 monolith 15 and then get a 2nd later when you got the funds.
Well its worse. The Monolith 15 got rejected at the door for shipping damage and now I have SVS PB4000.
Just trust SVS so much and a few of the test specs I liked:
I had no time to calculate as one must leap on the SVS Memorial Day week deal ($1500 less 5% returning customer discount for the gloss model), but the PB4000s stronger output at 16 Hz was a real attraction (the worse 12.5 hz number didn't stick out like it should) and 1 db less output was not a concern in my room.
I'm doing a Hover Boss in the next 30 days likely a deluxe one with a ton of drivers, so I suspect that will get the 12.5 Hz job done just fine.
I literallly just hooked it PB4000 and have applied the settings (adjusted gain levels for the reality) that I modelled in MiniDSP. Impressions/Musings:
1. Latency - I'm flying blind here because I doubt the two subwoofers are the same.
2. I'm on a concrete slab and the pants are flapping a bit differently, but this has not been tranformational.
I'll have to measure and tune tomorrow. The sound is about what I expected from the trial run. Its reasonably balanced, but I'll have try a bit harder now that the subwoofer in question is actually in my room.
I'm always one to hear what I lost first before I pick up what I've gained. My last dual pb 12 setup had a little bass bulge at 22 Hz that gave a little choclately bass flavoror maybe it was getting those extra 2 Hz of extenstion down to 19 Hz . The new combo seems lean to the ear right around this area so will interesting to see how it measure right out of the gate with these initial modelled setting and then of course to see if I can get the desired extension with a smooth response.
Keeping score right now in my room:
Two PB12NSD with minidsp HD >>>>>>>>>> PB4000 without minidsp HD (if you really care about sound you simply have to have minidsp and for one listening spot I'd rate that over dual subs). Granted with SVS app and REW (plus mic) you could get the PB4000 much closer to the Minidsp HD. (And in reality they could be the same if you end up only needing the range of settings that the SVS app completely covers.
Two PB12NSDs really setup well with minidsp HD >> PB4000 with Corner PB12NSD setup blind with minidsp HD and untuned (and maybe one of those two sub clashing deals is happening, but I doubt it here).
I'm beginning to suspect that what look like small changes in response in the low 20 Hz range and maybe a bit lower are much more audible then a similar small change at lets say 60 Hz.