Originally Posted by Brettmckinney
A small update on my 2X PB-2000 purchase! Not off a great start unfortunately. Once I got them home, I unpacked the first one and found 2 white scratch marks along the side of the cabinet. At this stage I just tried a bit of spit and to rub it but it didn't come off. Any tips on what I could try? After being puzzled that I couldn't find the power cable, I finally found it under the bottom cardboard layer but to my surprise it was a USA cable! (I'm in Australia). I checked everywhere but definitely only the one 2 pronged cable. I quickly opened the 2nd one to find it was exactly the same, shipped with the wrong cable (no scratches though!).
Luckily I had 1 USA-AUS adapter handy (from a guitar pedal) so I could at least set one of them up. I put this in FL corner to replace my old sub - only JUST fit....this thing is a beast!
I've just connected my Onkyo AVR up and at this stage haven't bothered with Audyssey, thought I'd wait to receive the replacement cables and set the 2nd one up first. With the volume @12, phase 0 and crossover on LFE it's sounding pretty nice!
I watched the intro to Ghost in the machine and this sub is on a whole other level compared to my old one!
I've been playing around with Dynamic EQ/Volume a bit due to having a 12m old and only having night time to listen - definitely a bit boomy but it's giving me an idea of what these are capable of!
Hopefully the power cables arrive soon and I can get the 2nd one up and running!
Congrats on the arrival of your new twins!
I do have a couple of comments. First...you will find that SVS customer service is exemplary. I'm sure SVS, through your dealer, will rectify to your satisfaction any blemishes you find unacceptable. Also, I would think your dealer would stock the proper a/c cord or at least provide an adapter while you're waiting. And if I'm in error and you're not working through a dealer, SVS is known to resolve customer issues in short order. As they say...."No worries mate!"
Second, it's important to utilize your room correction to initially set up/integrate your speakers and sub...set distance and crossover points, and in particular the sub trim in the AVR and volume/gain on the sub properly. After running Audyssey, you can determine if you want to utilize it or not...your preference depending on your tastes and room acoustics. Some enthusiasts like Audyssey and leave it on while others turn it off. In any case, a good read and an excellent subwoofer guide has been posted by
at the link below...
Note: Although Dynamic EQ and Volume can be beneficial for certain conditions, many prefer them off...something you can experiment with.
Third...the PB-2000's are definitely not boomy! Once set up properly, you'll find them extremely smooth, clean, clear, crisp, and definitive...but not boomy. You may have to wait until your 12 mo old and mom are out visiting/shopping to achieve proper tune but it will be worth it.
Again, congrats and have fun setting things up!