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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by ScottCarr, Oct 31, 2003.
PB2+ from Home Theater Spot Kris D.
someone started a thread about another review for the pb2+ less than a week ago. for some reason i think it was deleted. does anyone know why?
Well, I'll post here since it sunk in when I read this review. The PB2+ has stereo RCA jacks in and out, with the crossover in the sub. Any benefit to say, running the mains "large" in the pre/pro, "no" sub, and then using the crossover in the sub?
Oops, one probably downside anyway: DVD-A/SACD via the 5.1 analog inputs in the pre/pro. The pre/pro won't do LFE redirection to the mains even if I have "no" sub in the pre/pro. I don't think the player will either, even though it should. Well, for kicks, any advantage if I could do that? I'm thinking mainly phase, but it's not so hard to get phase correct the way most of us do it now (letting the pre/pro do the x-over).
That article was great. Having been thinking about replacing my own sub in a 4300 cubic foot room and my only SVS audible reference is a Twin 25-31 CS+ Setup, this comparison with the 25-31 CS ultras seems to have said that the pb2+ was better so I shouldn't be too worried about being dissapointed if I go that route.
If the Pb2+ Widescreen review article is able to be had via the magazine, which WSR is it available in?
Issue 78, November 2003.
The thread was bumped over to the WIDESCREEN REVIEW forum...
Ed- It's not the BM from the player that had me concerned. In other words, if I wanted to do the crossing over within the sub, then I can't have any separate LFE signal. No .1 of the 5.1. The LFE has to be redirected into the mains so I can have the sub do everything. DD and DTS are easy, because the pre/pro will redirect the LFE to the mains if I have "no" sub selected. But most players won't redirect the SACD/DVD-A LFE even if I have "no" sub selected, and most pre/pro/receivers won't do it either for the 5.1 analog inputs.
I was just curious, because Vandersteen has a more seemless way to integrate their 2WQ sub and their mains with an included external crossover, but I agree, in this case probably just easier to let the pre/pro do it. The complete set of L & R inputs and outputs in the PB2+ brings up that flexibility too.
If the review of the PB2 plus was a good review, I wonder if my PB2 Ultra is of the same ilk? I would assume it would be, with just a little more extension and output. Just curious.
Probably a tick stronger down deep and with greater overall output (those TV-12 Ultra woofers are very capable) but I wouldn't buy it strictly on that basis. The wood cabinets (which are unique to the PB2-Ultra, they aren't just veneered versions of the PB2-Plus box) and the parametric EQ we're planning for the PB2-Ultra will be the most apparent differences.