PB10 demo

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  1. KeithY

    KeithY Stunt Coordinator

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    Haven't seen anyone post a link so I will. It was a great
    time, meeting Ron and putting faces with the typing. It was
    4hrs of mind numbing bass, demoing the PB10 and comparing
    to the PB2ultra....Thanks to Robb for hosting the event!

    PB10 demo in Arizona
     
  2. Robb Roy

    Robb Roy Supporting Actor

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    Keith,

    I started working on a little write-up last night. I only took a few pictures. I know you brought your camera. Did you have the sense to take more pictures than I did?

    Thanks again for bringing those demo disks!

    -Robb
     
  3. Edward J M

    Edward J M Cinematographer

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    That sounded like a great time! So how did everyone's impressions of the PB10-ISD compare to mine in the Secrets review?
     
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    kevin tate Stunt Coordinator

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    It sounds like everyone had a great time. Robb, what is the dimension of the listening room?
     
  5. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Sweet. Just confirms my reasons for ordering one of these guys [​IMG] Sounds like a great time too [​IMG]
     
  6. EdNichols

    EdNichols Second Unit

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    Keith/Robb,
    Sounds like the Pb10 was holding its own with the HT volume compared to the PB12/2 but what about quality of sound in music? I have read where the ultra driver has a sound quality of its own. What was some of your impressions?
     
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    We were all very impressed, but the perspective was a bit different. We did a back to back comparison with the PB12-Ultra/2 -- in other words, it was totally unfair, and the thing held its own.

    Kevin,

    The room is 22 x 20 x circa 8 feet with a doorway sized opening to the rest of the house.

    Both subs were awesome with music. It's worth noting the PB10-ISD woofer benefitted greatly from the development of the Ultra driver.

    I put together a summary of the event at:

    http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsth.../page/0#656727

    -Robb
     
  8. kevin tate

    kevin tate Stunt Coordinator

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    Robb & Ed, I have a Hsu VTF3 MKII & calibrated w/Sound & Vision disc and Rad Shack sound meter. According to S&V's instruction, I calibrated the sub w/receiver's sub-output setting at 0. The volume knob on the sub is between 8-9 o'clock (0 volume is at 6 o'clock) after calibration. The VTF3 is corner loaded 3' from the sofa in a large family room: 12'L x 13'W x 9'H. There is a small 3'W x 9'H wall separating this room from the kitchen, so there basically almost no wall between the kitchen and this room. The kitchen size is 12'L x 20'W x 9'H. The approx cubic ft for the kitchen and family room combined are approx. 3564 cubic ft. This family room also opens up to a 6'L x 4'W x 7'H hallway & an entrance of 8'L x 5'w x 9'H. The VTF3 is plenty for my room and can shake the pictures hang on the wall at the calibrated level.

    My neighbor lives down the street in the same tract homes development & has the exact same house model as mine. I told him about the SVS PB10. Do you think the PB10 is enough for in his house?
     
  9. Robb Roy

    Robb Roy Supporting Actor

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    Kevin,

    That room is a bit larger than mine. I think the answer is "it depends". Neither the PB10-ISD or the VTF3 is going to fill the entire space with reference level bass. If you're looking for normal playback levels (keep in mind during the demo we were at or very close to reference the whole time, and just about everyone of us was "bassed out" by the end of the day) and the sub will placed in a corner near the listening position, then the PB10-ISD should do the trick. Whenever you're trying to put a smaller sub in a larger room you have to worry about excessive distortion and/or bottoming. Given the design of the PB10, I don't think either would be an issue with the PB10-ISD.

    HTH,

    -Robb
     
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    Just curious, which Godsmack disc/track was used?
     
  11. KeithY

    KeithY Stunt Coordinator

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    [​IMG]

    This disc has an incredible amount of bass for a live concert, will give your sub a good workout.

    Voodoo and Batalla De Los Tambrores, but the whole disc hits pretty hard
     

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