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SVS Black Friday deals are live. PB12-NSD $499.99/SB12-NSD$399.99.

SVS has revived these older models yet again for BF. Very nice deals on quality subs. Free shipping and a full 5 year warranty.
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SVS has revived these older models yet again for BF. Very nice deals on quality subs. Free shipping and a full 5 year warranty.
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I had been considering getting one Monoprice Monolith 15". Would I be better off with two PB12s? At $500 this would be cheaper than one Monolith. Room is around 4500 cubit feet and perhaps 80% movies 20% music.
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I have never owned a 15" sub, I have a single Monolith 12" and a second low power Sub. The low power sub does OK, but chokes on the really deep stuff. It does help to fill in the room though, so with that thought in mind, I would think that dual 12" subs would trump a single 15", even if the single is larger and could potentially send more bass out, it would be more isolated.


If it is just you listening in a room, then perhaps the single sub would be good on its own, but in a multi person room, or a larger room, perhaps dual is better.


At any rate, the price is low enough that you could resell these easily next year if you didn't like it.


I am hoping the Monolith 12" will go on sale this week so I can pick up a second one. Tempting to buy the SVS though.
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I had been considering getting one Monoprice Monolith 15". Would I be better off with two PB12s? At $500 this would be cheaper than one Monolith. Room is around 4500 cubit feet and perhaps 80% movies 20% music.

That's a really large space to fill. I would go with the Monolith 15 and that will allow you a clear upgrade path to add another down the road if you choose to do so. The PB12-NSD is a great sub and I owned two of them, but that is a lot of real estate for them to fill. The PB12 is around 2-3dB down to the PB-2000 and the PB-2000 will squeeze out a little more extension. However, in that large of a space the extension advantage will be lessened.

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That's a really large space to fill. I would go with the Monolith 15 and that will allow you a clear upgrade path to add another down the road if you choose to do so. The PB12-NSD is a great sub and I owned two of them, but that is a lot of real estate for them to fill. The PB12 is around 2-3dB down to the PB-2000 and the PB-2000 will squeeze out a little more extension.

Thanks for the advice, that is sort of the direction I was leaning. Just hoping for a deal on Ebay or the monoprice site now.
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That's a really large space to fill. I would go with the Monolith 15 and that will allow you a clear upgrade path to add another down the road if you choose to do so. The PB12-NSD is a great sub and I owned two of them, but that is a lot of real estate for them to fill. The PB12 is around 2-3dB down to the PB-2000 and the PB-2000 will squeeze out a little more extension. However, in that large of a space the extension advantage will be lessened.
Hey Ice, I too was thinking about the PB. It the grill really as butt ugly as it looks in the pics?
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Would there be a benefit from purchasing these directly from SVS website over a retailer selling on Amazon with same price? Free shipping with Amazon Prime and I have a card with them that'd get an extra 5% off.
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Would there be a benefit from purchasing these directly from SVS website over a retailer selling on Amazon with same price? Free shipping with Amazon Prime and I have a card with them that'd get an extra 5% off.

Yes, if ordered direct from SVS you get a 45-day trial. If you do not like the sub at all they will give full refund and pay for return shipping.

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Would there be a benefit from purchasing these directly from SVS website over a retailer selling on Amazon with same price? Free shipping with Amazon Prime and I have a card with them that'd get an extra 5% off.
You also get the 1 year trade up policy if purchased from SVS. It's a shame that you pay the same price from an authorized dealer as SVS charges, but the benefits are a lot better when purchasing from SVS. They should all be the same, or price adjusted accordingly. I made that mistake last year, and cannot trade up. Never again. If I do buy another SVS, it would be direct from them, but that's unlikely, unless the sting wears off.

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Hey Ice, I too was thinking about the PB. It the grill really as butt ugly as it looks in the pics?

The grille is fairly heavy and metal. If you have kids or pets, it's probably the best grille on any of these subs to protect the driver. These do have a tendency to work themselves loose sometimes and the more you take it on and off, the looser the rubber cups will get, which further causes problems with the grille coming loose with intense bass. Is it ugly? Sort of. I don't mind the looks of it so much, but rather how it can get loose over time. It is curved, so it does stick out more than a traditional flat grille. I did reach out to SVS and they sent me some new cups for the PB12's I used to own.

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The grille is fairly heavy and metal. If you have kids or pets, it's probably the best grille on any of these subs to protect the driver. These do have a tendency to work themselves loose sometimes and the more you take it on and off, the looser the rubber cups will get, which further causes problems with the grille coming loose with intense bass. Is it ugly? Sort of. I don't mind the looks of it so much, but rather how it can get loose over time. It is curved, so it does stick out more than a traditional flat grille. I did reach out to SVS and they sent me some new cups for the PB12's I used to own.
Hey, thanks for the follow up. I was thinking about a pair of these, but I am to scared the wife will go ballistic. She already has with my JBL 580s! Anyway...I need to make my final decision by Friday, waiting to see if any other last minute Black Friday deals come along. My sub is dead
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The grille is fairly heavy and metal. If you have kids or pets, it's probably the best grille on any of these subs to protect the driver. These do have a tendency to work themselves loose sometimes and the more you take it on and off, the looser the rubber cups will get, which further causes problems with the grille coming loose with intense bass. Is it ugly? Sort of. I don't mind the looks of it so much, but rather how it can get loose over time. It is curved, so it does stick out more than a traditional flat grille. I did reach out to SVS and they sent me some new cups for the PB12's I used to own.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but I recently purchased the PB12 and was wondering if anyone has replaced the grill with something else? I have 3 small children and am worried a matchbox car or Barbie will get stuffed between the grill and woofer since it leaves a pretty big gap..
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