I feel like SVS making a new plus driver would only drive up the price of the plus. IMO, the plus is already close enough in price to the ultra to be a deciding factor. Making the plus more expensive, to me, wouldn't make sense because what's another couple hundred bucks to get the ultra over the plus if they make the plus more expensive. The current $600 price difference between the 2 is enough to sway customers to spend less IMO.
People like me and others really want a 15'' driver in an SVS sub. I'm extremely curious to see the kind of performance SVS can get out of a beastly 15'' driver and I know others are just as curious as I am. Having said that, SVS has more customers for their SB 13 Ultra than the PB13 and PC 13 Ultras combined! This was stated by Gary himself on an AV Rant podcast I heard him on back in Feb. The PB, and PC for that matter, are just too big for most people to fit in their rooms, or most people just don't want a sub that is that big. I am not one of those people haha. Laws of physics cant be broken.
You have to have goals in mind when designing a product as most of us know I'm sure. The goal I want SVS to achieve is the absolute BEST performing 15'' subwoofer they can make for a price of $3000-$3200. I think SVS' only option to go with a 15'' driver is to make it sealed first. A SB 15 Ultra would be great IMO. I'd love to see a dual opposed 15'' design like the Seaton Submersive has. You can get insane performance and still keep it on the smaller side than if they made a PB15 Ultra. A PB 15 Ultra would have to be INSANELY HUGE! I'd get one I'm sure haha, but it might not be the smartest business decision/investment for SVS to make when the SB13 Ultra sells more than the huge PB13 they already have for 2k.
The market and customers are there for SVS to go after more of the higher end marketplace (Seaton, JTR etc) if they decide to go more expensive.
I'm extremely hopeful SVS will one day take the plunge and try to compete in that higher end market. They have the budget subs, mid level subs, and semi high end covered. I want to see them go huge! Problem is they don't build crappy subs with crappy materials and amps. All their subs, especially the PB 13 Ultra, are build like tanks! I still miss mine
haha It's just a matter of if SVS can build something with that kind of high price tag that meets/exceeds their expectations and matches their companies reputation.
I know they can do it. It's just a matter of when. I hope it's within the next 5 years. People seem to never upgrade from a Seaton Submersive. I want SVS to throw a monkey wrench into that and deliver a sub that truly competes with it on a price/performance level. I look forward to the day they do.
In the meantime, I'm excited to see what it is they're revealing in October