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Hey guys. I figured I'd post this thread as it caters better to this particular topic.


I am trying to determine which subwoofer to purchase. My max budget is under $1,000. The room that this will be utilized in is 20x13. It is an open floor plan into the breakfast area and kitchen.


Here are the subs I'm considering that are within my price range:


Power Sound Audio

~ XV15: $799


SVS

~ PB-1000: $499

~ PB-2000: $799

~ Dual PB-1000: $949



Let me know what you guys think of any of these options or if you'd have any other suggestions!


Thanks!!
 

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If it is for home theater, or a combination of home theater and music, i would suggest:

 

PSA XV15

SVS PB2000

HSU VTF3.4

 

These would be your best bang for your buck under $800.

 

Music only I would add several sealed options to that.
 

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Originally Posted by bear123  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24505010

 

If it is for home theater, or a combination of home theater and music, i would suggest:

 

PSA XV15

SVS PB2000

HSU VTF3.4

 

These would be your best bang for your buck under $800.

 

Music only I would add several sealed options to that.
Thanks for you response bear. The primary use will be for home theater. It will be used for music as well. It's probably 90% home theater and 10% music.

 

EDIT: what are the main specs I need to focus on when comparing units?
 

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So do you guys think I should take klipsch off as well?


Also, for the size of the room and the openness, would it make more sense to go single or double subs?
 

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Originally Posted by KHarmo88  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24505613


So do you guys think I should take klipsch off as well?


Also, for the size of the room and the openness, would it make more sense to go single or double subs?

Go with the best you can afford now. I think the PB-2000 is the way to go.


Forget about the Klipsch subwoofers, there is no comparison here.


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Okay. Def tech and klipsch have been removed.


Now it's down to the PSA XV15, the PB-2000, or the dual PB-1000.


Just out of curiosity, if I can get my wife to cave and give me a $1,500 budget, what are my options?
 

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Duals of either the PB2000, XV15, or VTF3.4 would be drastic upgrades from dual PB1000
 

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Duals of either the PB2000, XV15, or VTF3.4 would be drastic upgrades from dual PB1000
If I can't go over $1,000, would it be better to do the single PB2000 or the dual PB1000?
 

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Thats a tough call.  Either way you go on that route, you will upgrade to dual PB2000's within a year with their upgrade policy anyway.
 

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Thats a tough call.  Either way you go on that route, you will upgrade to dual PB2000's within a year with their upgrade policy anyway.

I missed that. Where can I read into that?


Also, I hope this isn't a stupid question, as I said before, I'm still learning this stuff. Can the SVS subs be hooked up wireless or do I need to run wire to them?
 

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All subs can be hooked up wireless.

Easy enough haha. I saw the wireless accessory on there website.


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Okay so I'm leaning toward SVS. However, I have another comparison request:


Single PB12-Plus $1,399


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Dual PB-2000 $1,499
 

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Dual PB-2000 will have better performance, but you do not get the variable tuning and extra amp features that the Plus has. It all comes down on what is more important to you. Dual subs will help smooth room modes which can require less eq from your avr room correction software to achieve a flat response...and that will equal more headroom. If you never see getting another Plus down the road then go dual PB.
 

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Originally Posted by KHarmo88  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24505788


Okay. Def tech and klipsch have been removed.


Now it's down to the PSA XV15, the PB-2000, or the dual PB-1000.


Just out of curiosity, if I can get my wife to cave and give me a $1,500 budget, what are my options?
A $1,500 budget is just begging for dual PB-2000 (or XV15). 

 

Dual PB-2000 is $1,499 shipped from SVS. 

 

Pretty much everybody that does something like that seems quite happy.
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Originally Posted by KHarmo88  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24505817



If I can't go over $1,000, would it be better to do the single PB2000 or the dual PB1000?
Good question. I have no idea. But I asked myself the same question and looked into it quite a bit. The most popular answer seemed to be: Get a PB-2000. Then, later on, you can upgrade to a second if you want. Or get the dual PB1000 with the potential to upgrade to dual PB2000 within a year. But if you are going to end up with two PB2000, it probably makes more sense to start with one, and then just get the second one, because

 
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I missed that. Where can I read into that?

 
SVS has a 1 year upgrade policy. For one year from the purchase of your sub, you can exchange it for a higher model and the entire purchase price of the first one will be applied towards the second. So say you spend $1,000 on a pair of PB1000...for a year after that you could pay $500 to up them to a pair of PB2000. The catch is that you have to pay return shipping on the less/older sub. This is why my personal recommendation would be to just get a single PB2000 with the intention of maybe, possibly, getting a second one later. That way you don't end up paying to ship/return two of the 1000s

 
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Originally Posted by KHarmo88  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24506976


Okay so I'm leaning toward SVS. However, I have another comparison request:


Single PB12-Plus $1,399


Vs


Dual PB-2000 $1,499
 
I'm asking myself the same question right now. My PB-2000 just arrived a few days ago but I know I want to either get a second one or upgrade to a 12-Plus.
 
Speaking of which, is there a particular reason you selected PB12-Plus and not PC12-Plus? The PC is only $1,199 and performs just like the PB12-Plus, only it is $200 less expensive and only weighs 75 lbs. 16.5" diameter by about 40" tall. 
 

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Originally Posted by Farley1  /t/1523360/buying-a-new-subwoofer-need-suggestions#post_24507070


A $1,500 budget is just begging for dual PB-2000 (or XV15). 


Dual PB-2000 is $1,499 shipped from SVS. 


Pretty much everybody that does something like that seems quite happy.

Good question. I have no idea. But I asked myself the same question and looked into it quite a bit. The most popular answer seemed to be: Get a PB-2000. Then, later on, you can upgrade to a second if you want. Or get the dual PB1000 with the potential to upgrade to dual PB2000 within a year. But if you are going to end up with two PB2000, it probably makes more sense to start with one, and then just get the second one, because


SVS has a 1 year upgrade policy. For one year from the purchase of your sub, you can exchange it for a higher model and the entire purchase price of the first one will be applied towards the second. So say you spend $1,000 on a pair of PB1000...for a year after that you could pay $500 to up them to a pair of PB2000. The catch is that you have to pay return shipping on the less/older sub. This is why my personal recommendation would be to just get a single PB2000 with the intention of maybe, possibly, getting a second one later. That way you don't end up paying to ship/return two of the 1000s


Speaking of which, is there a particular reason you selected PB12-Plus and not PC12-Plus? The PC is only $1,199 and performs just like the PB12-Plus, only it is $200 less expensive and only weighs 75 lbs. 16.5" diameter by about 40" tall. 
there are differences between the PB and PC+. the PB has about 1.5db more output and less THD from 20hz and below.
 
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