You do have the right to question this however I can say that SVS is NOT your ordinary company and customer service and product quality is there number one priority. You wont find many companies that operate this way and if you doubt the performance specifications that they posted why dont you send them an email and I am sure Ed Mullen or Ron Stimpson can clarify any questions or concerns you have.Thankyou for your feedback as you do seem to try and make some sort of sense out of this debate, however what a manufacturer specifies and what actually happens is two different things.
Agreed, Ed Mullen has already stated in many posts that both subs preform almost identical and given the quality of either I would have to believe what he says.Why would SVS not be objective when comparing their own two subs. I can see if you asked them to compare one of their subs to a competitor, but when everything any of these ID companies says is so analyzed and picked over with fine toothed comb, I just don't see them being less than honest on this particular subject.
I have the PC13 and are more than happy with it - ok - haven't heard the box edition - but to call it boomy - not in my setup (also have the AS-EQ1). Also - I don't think the PC13 would have gotten so many nice reviews if it was boomy: http://www.lsound.no/index.php?side=info&group=240&subgroup=1156&id=427121Ive had both in my room and the PB13 is alot cleaner and is not as boomy. I get no port noise unlike the PC13 and the deep bass is more pleasurable. The PB13 is definitely the clear winner and it looks better.