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SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofers

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A little over a year ago I had contacted SVS and suggested they should add a subwoofer in the $500 range, something that had SVS quality but was a bit easier on the wallet than their current offerings were. The response was rather tepid, so I let it go. Apparently someone at SVS must have been thinking along the same lines because they ultimately released not one but two models priced under $500, the PB1000 and SB1000. After spending time with both I understand why; they're targeted at two different customers, and they fill those niches perfectly. The PB1000 will probably end up being the bigger seller, because it has the depth and output most home theater fans crave. Don't completely dismiss the SB1000 though, because it fills a need like few other subwoofers can. It's tiny, but that's not how it sounds or performs. The bottom line is that SVS has created a pair of entries in the budget subwoofer category that have their signature sound, but at an affordable price.

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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

I will most likely end up with the PB-1000 as its main application will be Home Theater. I run my PSBs full range when listening to music without the sub in play.
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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Stellar review Jim - what a great experience to be able to do two at once!

I am glad to see SVS get into the budget sub arena - really impressed with their higher end subs so I am sure these are up to their normal standard.


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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

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Stellar review Jim - what a great experience to be able to do two at once!
I think it was the proofreading that made it stellar...

Reviewing two units simultaneously did turn out to be a bit of a challenge, but ultimately I concocted a system that worked for me. It was an enjoyable experience though, in spite of all the effort it took. They're both very nice subwoofers in their own right. I'm sending them off to Dale now so he can add them to the Sub Zone.

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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Thank you very much for the review. It had to take a while to give this detailed of a review. I remember I had a review done right after I got my MTS-02 speakers, and I never got it posted for a long time because I was always worried about how it would sound to everyone else.
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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

I hope you ultimately posted your evaluation. I always encourage everyone to do a write up of some type, even if they don't think it's "great". The more people who add their impressions the better these forums become. That's my 02 anyway...

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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Great review! Thanks for that.
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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Jman,

I did finally post my review on this forum a half year later, but I felt terrible because it was only a few months later that SVS discontinued their M series. I have always felt bad because I was thinking that they could possibly of sold more if my review came out sooner. I realize the internet based companies need good reviews to sell their product. Oh well, this won't be my last SVS product so I will do better at posting my next review.
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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Thank you for the review Jim , this is a nice option for us in Canada since the price is the same as the US counter part and compared to what it's sold in big brick/mortar stores at insane prices and regarding very low quality when it comes from bang for your buck .
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Re: SVS PB1000 and SB1000 Subwoofer Review Discussion Thread

Thanks for the review Jim. I've been recommending SVS subs to several friends and wondered how the new entry level subs performed.

Prior to my SB13-Ultra, I had a PB10-NSD which I was very, very impressed with. I thought SVS had discontinued a great little sub when they did. Too bad you didn't have a PB10-NSD to compare with the new PB-1000.
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