I am Comparing numbers directly for m databass ( see the 2 charts i recently posted).... How am I making this up.
The HSU VTF-2 Mk5 and the Outlaw measure almost exactly the same so the comparison is good. Here is the chart with the (corrected 2m) HSU numbers and the Outlaw database numbers.
20 25 31.5 40 50 63 80
Outlaw LFM-1 EX | 101 | 107.3 | 110.7 | 112.3 | 113.7 | 113.8 | 113.7 |
HSU VTF-2 Mk5 | 101.4 | 106.8 | 110.1 | 112.1 | 113.7 | 114.1 | 113.7
First off, the VTF-2 isn't a $500 sub. It's normally $604 w/shipping and $664 if you want the 5 year amp warranty, which is standard on all SVS subwoofers. There's also a lot more to a sub than just max burst numbers. Like I mentioned previously, to achieve similar extension to the PB12-NSD, the VTF-2 must be run in 1 port mode, with just a 3" port. If you listen to demanding LFE at very loud levels, this will likely result in unwanted port noise. The PB12 also has much lower THD levels than the VTF-2. The PB12 driver is also very robust and uses a cast basket. The VTF-2 uses a less impressive driver with a cheaper stamped basket. The PB12 has a strict limiter that makes it very unlikley it will make any bad sounds, even when played at extreme levels. The larger 4" port also helps with this. SVS uses the Sledge amps, which have proven to be rock solid. HSU still uses BASH amps, which you usually only see in mass market subs now days. SVS and PSA used to use BASH amps, but moved on to better amps. BASH amps just aren't known for using high quality components.^ this guy +1
my opinion/recommendation is unbiased since i have no money/emotions invested in these subs. SVS most likely released the PB2000 because the PB12-NSD was falling behind the competition.... it's a great sub don't get me wrong, but you can do better for almost the same $$ ex: VTF2-MK5 is the $500 king
edit: DIY is the $500 king, but the HSU is the ID $500 king