Originally Posted by gene4ht
Just offering a different possibility/perspective...
I’ve have had dual PB2000’s in a 18x30x8 space and found their performance very satisfying. If your use case is primarily movies, have you considered dual PB3000’s? If you have not had a great deal of experience with quality subwoofers, IMO it would be beneficial to listen to the 3000 as a baseline...they will not be disappointing/underwhelming in your space. I’m making the assumption that at least one Canadian dealer offers SVS’s Bill Of Rights policy so the 4000 and 16 are always upgrade options. Most enthusiasts find/consider experimenting with and auditioning different subs the fun and exciting part of our hobby.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Originally Posted by darthray
While I do like your different option[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
After doing a quick check, I could not find a single offering from a Canadian dealer on the PB3000[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG]
For the Bill of Right, I have no idea if any offer-it. Since once they got a sub from SVS, they are stuck with them until they sell.
And the profit margin, must be smaller as a re-seller.
But do offer a 5% discount (at least this one http://www.sonicboomaudio.com/
), for multiple purchase or buying SVS products a second time[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
I also live in Alberta, and welcome as a poster this forum[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
For witch one to get, only you can decide. What you are comfortable to pay, from your budget.
I personally think both are good choice. And have to keep in mind, if going dual in the future.
The BP16 will end-up costing a lot more.
That said, if it was me. I would also go with a single PB16, since I have the mentality of doing once. Even if going dual in the future.
Originally Posted by phannon
Have you thought about ordering a subwoofer directly from SVS in the US?
I ordered an SB-2000 from SVS about 5 years ago. There were no problems with getting it shipped and the landed cost was no different.....if not cheaper!.....than trying to go from Sonicboom......I believe it was at the time. The sub arrived by Fedex I believe in about a week or 10 days or so...not bad for way out here in Newfoundland! I had a problem with a noisy amp section and after a few e-mail exchanges, they sent me a replacement amp to install and I returned the defective unit. The service was great...and from the source. I would recommend this route......unless one can no longer order directly if in Canada. You could contact them and see if this is an option......and you get to chose from all the models......
My post was replying to @gene4ht
trying to help @Tyler Giesbrecht
And did like his option, but could not find a CDN retailer for a price.
To answer your question, my first sub from SVS. A PB12Plus/2 was order directly from them, around 2004.
And also do agree with you, the end cost will turn out about the same after the exchange/broker fee
So is the Outstanding Customer Service, even when asking questions before ordering from a CDN retailer[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
The biggest difference, from ordering from a CDN retailer. You know in advance the end price.
That said, you may not have the Bill of Right if not ordering directly from SVS.
I like to finish by saying Thank You for your post and your suggestion, and will keep-it in mind for future post as a suggestion[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
I work around many Newfoundlander, and like me learning English later in life been French.
I am sometime been ask if I am from back east, since most do not pronounce the H in the words using TH[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]
Edit for CDN future buyer, I was told a few time.
This link is a good place to save money on Broker fee;
That said, no guaranty from me. Since I never tried-it, when I do buying from the US for my next big purchase. I will report back!!!