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Only you can answer that question I'm afraid - the best any of us can do is give general advise and suggestions. We would need a lot more information before anyone can really assist though. Things like budget, usage (HT, music, gaming), listening habits (loud, quiet), room size (HxWxD), current speakers, physical size and/or WAF restrictions, etc.


Ascend 340 cmts for left, center, and right
Definitive 800 rears
Definitive 60 top middles
Polk psw 505 sub

Denon x1200w
Sony 65xbr900b

Size of room LxWxH
10.5x9.5x6.5

Budget is open so just want suggestions.
 

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The PB-1000 would easily be able to handle a room that size, so from that standpoint you would be fine. It should be able to play deeper as well - in spite of the smaller driver - but the Polk might have more mid bass and so may appear to be more powerful when the two are compared. What about the Polk are you not happy with that makes you want to change?
 

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The Polk is pretty good for the money, and as Jim said good mid bass output, for even a medium sized room. However, below 30hz, it rolls off pretty quickly. This will leave for wanting on action movies with deep stuff.


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The Polk is pretty good for the money, and as Jim said good mid bass output, for even a medium sized room. However, below 30hz, it rolls off pretty quickly. This will leave for wanting on action movies with deep stuff.


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So would you say buy the PB 1000?
 

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So would you say buy the PB 1000?

Personally? Even if my space was that size, I'd at least go for a PC/PB2000. This will yield a better experience overall, and mostly not leave you wanting for an upgrade. At least for awhile...lol


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Personally? Even if my space was that size, I'd at least go for a PC/PB2000. This will yield a better experience overall, and mostly not leave you wanting for an upgrade. At least for awhile...lol


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Would the sb2000 be sufficient enough over the PB?
 

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I assume you mean PB as in PB1000.
I did consider the sb2k. It's a fantastic little sub, and I think it would do good in that space. I'd call SVS and ask Ed since he's intimately familiar with both, and could tell you the differences with total certainty. IMO? Yes it would be better. For my own taste? I'd go with the PC2k. I just like everything a little above what's necessary. Future proofing?


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Yeah. Multiple subs offer the potential to smooth the response at the LP. In that size room two PB1000's would be plenty. I saw budget is open but what's the actual limit?


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I am looking to upgrade from my current subwoofer which is a Polk DSW 550wi. It would pair up with a Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar.
The room is 14x21 with 10ft ceilings. Usage is pretty much 70% movies and 30% music. We listen at medium to loud levels.

I have been looking at the SB-1000 because of size and WAF. My budget is around $700.00 but could go a bit higher is need be, so the SB-1000 is well within my budget. SVS told me the SB-1000 should be able to handle a room of this size with no problem but would just not play as loud through the frequency range.

Anyone have experience with the SB-1000 in a room of this size?

I have been looking at the SVS and Martin Logan Dynamo 700w and if I go with the SVS would be also purchasing their
wireless kit.
 

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I am looking to upgrade from my current subwoofer which is a Polk DSW 550wi. It would pair up with a Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar.
The room is 14x21 with 10ft ceilings. Usage is pretty much 70% movies and 30% music. We listen at medium to loud levels.

I have been looking at the SB-1000 because of size and WAF. My budget is around $700.00 but could go a bit higher is need be, so the SB-1000 is well within my budget. SVS told me the SB-1000 should be able to handle a room of this size with no problem but would just not play as loud through the frequency range.

Anyone have experience with the SB-1000 in a room of this size?

I have been looking at the SVS and Martin Logan Dynamo 700w and if I go with the SVS would be also purchasing their
wireless kit.
My review was done in a room about 1200 ft^3 smaller than yours, and the SB1000 was just enough for the amount of space I have. Frankly, I don't see the SB1000 being able to provide sufficient output and depth for movie watching in the 2940 ft^3 you have. For music perhaps, but not movies. If WAF prevents you from getting something more appropriate - like the PB2000 - you might want to consider the SB2000 instead. That would fare better in your room and fits within the budget.
 

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My review was done in a room about 1200 ft^3 smaller than yours, and the SB1000 was just enough for the amount of space I have. Frankly, I don't see the SB1000 being able to provide sufficient output and depth for movie watching in the 2940 ft^3 you have. For music perhaps, but not movies. If WAF prevents you from getting something more appropriate - like the PB2000 - you might want to consider the SB2000 instead. That would fare better in your room and fits within the budget.
Thanks for the input. I will have to take a look at the SB2000 and PB2000, even though I don't think the PB2000 will pass the WAF.
When I contacted SVS they said the SB1000 should be able to handle a room that size. That is why I like to ask forum members to get their feedback on real world applications.
 

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I Agee with Jim here. A pb2k is the minimum sub I'd purchase for that much space. If you're on concrete, it's that much worse(not sure if you are). I had an sb2k and it's fantastic and small. I think it's not enough for 3000cuft either. As far as WAF goes, don't forget that it's your space too. I remind myself that periodically, however we have 7.3 in our living room so I've use up a lot of WAF.


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I Agee with Jim here. A pb2k is the minimum sub I'd purchase for that much space. If you're on concrete, it's that much worse(not sure if you are). I had an sb2k and it's fantastic and small. I think it's not enough for 3000cuft either. As far as WAF goes, don't forget that it's your space too. I remind myself that periodically, however we have 7.3 in our living room so I've use up a lot of WAF.


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Thanks, I am not on concrete. Wood floors and full basement under that. I have also used up a lot of WAF but we will see what happens.
I may be able to swing the SB-2000, at least it is a little narrower and not as high as my current sub.
 

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I agree. If your budget is $700, the SB-2000 would be a better option. If you can stretch your budget a bit (and maintain WAF), you might want to try dual SB-1000s.
 

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Hi guys. I can new to this forum and I wanted to ask some questions about the PB1000. My room is about 1100 cubic feet with a carpeted floor. I like games, movies, and music equally. I like Metal/rock/dubstep/EDM. Would that sub be enough or should I increase my budget? I read Jman's review and it seems the PB1000 seems good to me. Thanks.
 

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If your room is sealed, so 1100 ft^3 is the entire space, then the PB-1000 would have no problem with that. The room I used for my review is about 50% larger than yours, and it was just fine. If you really like to push things the PB-2000 might be more to your liking, but if your budget doesn't allow that I think you would be pleased with the PB-1000.
 

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If your room is sealed, so 1100 ft^3 is the entire space, then the PB-1000 would have no problem with that. The room I used for my review is about 50% larger than yours, and it was just fine. If you really like to push things the PB-2000 might be more to your liking, but if your budget doesn't allow that I think you would be pleased with the PB-1000.
Do you think the PB2000 to be worth $800? I assume you would consider the Rythmik LV12R a much better buy for $590? The PB1000, PB2000, and Rythmik get lots of positive reviews though. Thanks!
 
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