Originally Posted by m-fine416 /forum/post/16950932
Keep in mind that list is getting out of date. If I was buying today, or in the next 6 months or so, none of the subs I would be thinking about are on the list.
Originally Posted by m-fine416 /forum/post/16951144
Well, I would never even think about buying a sub based on output, so I guess I am a bad person to ask. That said, if I think of the top 6 or 7 subs I would buy for various uses, the PB-13 does not make the list, and only 2 of the subs are over $2k. If the 16" SVS sealed sub I have heard rumor of becomes a reality, I would give give it a look before the PB-13.
Originally Posted by ransac /forum/post/16951526
So you would buy a sub with no output if it looked nice? Why do you assume output only means volume? Accuracy of sound reproduction is an output quality.
Amazing how someone asks for a link to a list and it turns into another SVS vs the world thread.
Originally Posted by m-fine416 /forum/post/16951631
Generally when people say output they mean SPL levels, not SQ. I see that enough on these threads, I assume that is what he meant.
I would weigh output capabilities, along with looks depending on the situation I wanted to use the sub in. Other than telling me how many of a particular sub I would need to meet my output target level, it would not be a major factor. If I want a sub that can hit 100 db at 30 hz, I don't care if option A can hit 105 db and option B 125 db. They both have enough output so cost, SQ, build Q, size, looks, support, reliability etc. would be deciding factors not B is louder. If option C can only hit 95 db, I would factor in the fact that I would want a pair of them.
As for the SVS thing, yeah some people might take it that way but it certainly was not what I was intending. Penngray asked about the PB-13 specifically. I said that is not a sub I would have on MY list, but the "vs the world" in my world would include other SVS subs, so my opinion has nothing to do with the company.