Originally Posted by mmmmmmbacon
I currently have dual PC-2000s (love them!) in my theater with the new PB-3000s on their way. I have some travel coming up and won't be able to run REW for a while for fine tuning, but am more than happy to report my initial "seat of the pants" impression. They should arrive sometime later this week and I have high expectations based on nothing more than price point (smh). Thankfully, we all know SVS is outstanding and I have 45 days to convince myself the PB-3000s are worth it.
If anyone is looking for marital advice, the conversation of purchasing new subs so your old ones can be repurposed into a new gaming set up should be avoided at all costs.
That's all for now!
Happy to report, the new PB-3000s arrived Wednesday afternoon! I cast my PC-2000s to side so quickly, one would think they had never shaken my walls or brought huge smiles to my face for the past 3 years. Alas, new gear is new gear and we all know that feeling of anticipation. Will they be noticeably better?
Unboxing and initial set up with the Isolation feet was a breeze. These really are a great balance of overall size and weight which makes them relatively easy to maneuver and reposition in your space (no furniture sliders needed). I positioned them in the same general footprint as my PC-2000s. After plugging them in (power, not ports), downloading the SVS control app, connecting to and renaming each sub in the app, I was ready to give them a run.
I quickly ran through a number of movie scenes (Mad Max, Edge of Tomorrow, Ready Player One, Fury) that I know have impressed me with the PC-2000s. Simply put, the PB-3000s straight out of the box (no break-in or calibration for room correction) are very impressive! Although the PC-2000 and PB-3000 may appear fairly similar to someone that is simply comparing frequency response, the PB-3000s achieve that low frequency extension effortlessly. These can be pushed to levels the PC-2000s would just not be able to handle, so having that extra headroom is a huge bonus.
I am really looking forward to running REW and making some PEQ adjustments after break-in, but that won't be for a few weeks. In the meantime, I'll re-run YPAO and make minor adjustments this weekend and am running some music and movie tracks through them on loops to get them seasoned. Also, being a non-app controlled sub owner prior to this, I can say it is beyond helpful to be able to make any adjustment to either sub without leaving your seat or pulling a sub away from the wall to access menus.
Hopefully, there are some other reports from new SB/PB-3000 owners that get posted. I am very curious to hear other impressions and see how these compare to whatever was previously being used in their set-ups.
Thanks and enjoy your SVS products, whatever they may be!