Originally Posted by gbenrus25
… I just talked to SVS customer service and they said the PC-Ultra is closer to the PC-4000 than the PC-2000. That seems a big deal if that's the case considering how much more powerful and expensive the PC-4000 is. I reiterated to him that it's the 12" driver (not the PC13-Ultra) and he said he knew and was very sure of what he was saying. …
According to this 2004 review of the PC-Ultra
- 12" driver
- 525W (RMS/continuous) amp
- 20-100Hz +1/-3dB (+/-2dB)
According to the product page for the PC-2000:
- 12" driver
- 500W (RMS/continuous) amp'
- 16-260Hz +/-3dB
According to the product page for the PC-4000:
- 13.5" driver
- 1200W (RMS/continuous) amp
- 15-200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
- 16-200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
I believe the CS rep is mistaken.
… If that's truly the case, $350 for the PC-Ultra seems pretty good even with the risk. …
Even if that were there case, I'd be reluctant to spend $350 on a ~16-year-old subwoofer.
… Another option is getting the PB12-NSD from the SVS outlet for $450. Would you recommend the Monoprice over the PB12-NSD? …
Although the PB12-NSD might have stronger sub-20Hz output, I'd still go with the Monolith 10" as it is newer, will have strong overall output (with likely more mid-bass than the PB12) and is tune-able (flexibility that may not - or may - be useful).