Originally Posted by abba1
Quick question...presently I have duel sb1000 in a 1000 cu ft room connected to a Yamaha 1080. I am thinking about upgrading to duel sb2000 or sb3000. This will be for movies only. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by tommaazz
I advise you to get a pair of sb3000 as that will be an upgrade from a pair of sb1000 (2000 wont be that huge upgrade but 3000 will be for sure)...if you can then just go for it. I went from two sb2000 to one sb13U a few years back and that also was quite an upgrade but added a 2nd sb13u a few months later as i couldnt live without a dual subs (once you taste dual you cant go back to single sub
)...my living room is aprox. 1500 cubic feet. I had a ported sub before but i didnt like it as it exaggerated low freq too much for my taste but good pair of sealed sub is the heaven for me
I think the last several posts have offered some excellent thoughts and advice. Like Darth, who commented earlier, I tend to be a fan of ported subs for movies. But, I also think it is important to keep things in perspective with respect to room size. A 1000^3 room is pretty small. That means two things. First, there will be a lot of room gain, starting at about 30Hz, and second, the subwoofers will be fairly close to the listening position(s).
A lot depends on the individual, but going from dual SB1000's, I think that dual ported subs bigger than the PB2000's could be a little bit overwhelming to many people in a space that size. With room gain already boosting the low-frequencies, it might be hard to play even the PB2000's with much volume. (Ported subs can sometimes sound boomier in more confined spaces, especially when tactile sensations increase our perceptions of low-bass.) I believe that not everyone likes as much tactile response, which ported subs produce more of, in a smaller room, at close quarters.
Gene's comment on the advisability of using the free-trial period is right on the mark, in my opinion. But, starting with two SB1000's in a 1000^3 room, I might lean toward a couple of SB3000's, unless the OP is certain that he wants a lot
of additional low-bass SPL and tactile response. I believe it is likely that the dual SB3000's will be enough, and if they aren't, there will be several ported models the OP can try. I just thought I would add a different perspective on this.