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Will a PB2-ISD fill a space of about 3000 cubic feet?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Tuan Vo

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Posted November 09 2004 - 01:57 AM

I am about to buy a PB2-isd for my apartment and was wondering if the PB2-isd would be efficient enough for my setup. I use my setup mainly for movies and my music doesn't utilize the subwoofer that much. I currently am using a borrowed Onkyo HTIB subwoofer from a friend that has already upgraded to a PB2-Plus. I listen my movies from 75 to 85 db.

My speaker setup includes:

Axiom M22ti (fronts)
Axiom VP100
Axiom QS4 (surrounds)
Pioneer Elite VSX-05 DD 5.1 reciever

The living room where I have the setup has one wall open to two small hallways and a kitchen which I've already taken account into calculating the volume of the room. The 3000 cubic feet includes the kitchen with the living room and both hallways. I don't know if this is the right way to calculate the volume but I did it just to be safe. The living room alone is about 2200 cubic feet. If any PB2-ISD owners can give me the size of their rooms, that'd be great. Any other input would also be great as well.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted November 09 2004 - 04:12 AM

More than enough.
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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Tim O...

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Posted November 09 2004 - 04:48 AM

Definitely more than enough Tuan. I have one in an unfinished basement - currently about 3800-4000 cu. ft. - eventually about 2500, and it is still very impressive. I think you'll be fine.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Eric Ha

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Posted November 09 2004 - 07:48 AM

No problem. A PB1-ISD would fill it up just fine. The PB2-ISD is just that much more, like an amp that goes to 11!

I've got a PB2+ in a 3400 cu. ft. room, and it is way more than I need.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   TonyWright

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Posted November 09 2004 - 09:49 AM

Ron Stimpson (SVS co-founder) once told me that my PB2-ISD would be able to "melt the paint off the walls" in my room. He couldn't have been more right. It's just plain scary how well it pressurizes that room. I think my room is about the same size as yours. You will be in heaven when you get that thing all calibrated.


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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Tuan Vo

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Posted November 09 2004 - 01:16 PM

I will post in a couple weeks my opinion on the sub as I am buying it used from a member off of HTF. However I won't be able to pick it up til thanksgiving break. The wait may be agonizing but the wait for my "2-day" shipped Axioms was agonizing over the summer. I was wondering how I should transport the subwoofer in my car. The guy selling it doesn't have any of the packing materials left so would the packing materials from a PB2+ fit since they are the same size? Should I transport it on the foam or would it be fine just to transport the bare subwoofer in the back of an SUV?

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   TonyWright

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Posted November 09 2004 - 01:24 PM

It'll be just fine in the back of an SUV. You should be able to use the packaging from a PB2+ though if you need to.

I had to take mine out of it's packaging to transport it. I had to colapse the packaging to fit it in the bed of my truck (under a tonneau cover) and then place the sub in the rear of the cab. Just barely fit.

I got it home ok thought with no packaging.


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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Tim O...

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Posted November 09 2004 - 01:37 PM

One caution Tuan: it is VERY heavy. I actually pulled a muscle in my back just moving it a couple of feet in my basement once, and it gave my dolly a real workout going down the stairs. It's really best done with 2 people.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   TonyWright

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Posted November 10 2004 - 01:07 AM

I agree on the weight issue. The PB12-ISD/2 is 115lbs and very large. It took me and a buddy to get it in my truck and then me and a buddy to get it out of my truck.

115lbs isn't all that bad to pick up on your own, but not when the box is as big as these subs.

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Tuan Vo

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Posted November 10 2004 - 01:12 AM

Yeah I plan on having a friend come along when I go pick up the sub. Only two more weeks.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Tim O...

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Posted November 10 2004 - 01:46 AM

I'm getting excited for you. Like Tony said, you'll be in bass heaven. Wait until you hear (and feel) that thing. It's an incredible value.

I had a big party this past weekend - very loud, lots of bass-heavy music (trance). Everyone that came over *could not believe* how my sub performed. Even guys who've been into HT for a long time.