I ordered my sub last wednesday, and it finally arrived today. By finally I don't mean to imply it took too long... just that I was impatient waiting for it to arrive! Anyhow, so the truck pulls up in front of my house, and the driver asks me to give him a hand as he doesn't have a hand truck. No problem I think, until I see the size of the box when he opened the door. Holy crap! This thing is huge! I thought I was prepared for the size of it by the dimensions listed on SVS's web site but seeing it in person still suprised me. With packaging it weighed about 150 pounds. I don't blame the driver for not wanting to carry it by himself. So after we get in the house I thank the driver and then proceed to unwrap the sub. This thing is packaged extremely well, I don't see any way one of these subs could be damaged without dropping it off a dock or truck. SVS really goes the extra mile to make sure you get your sub in pristine condition. After getting it all unpacked, I'm still amazed by the size of this sub. If you wish to get one make sure you realize how big it is. After wrestling the sub into position in my living room, I then decided to fire up some scenes from a few favorites... Star Wars TPM and AOTC, Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor and U571 and a few others. Basically all the ones SVS recommends on their web site. Keep in mind that my previous sub was a Sony SA-WM40. Now I know some of you will laugh, but I thought (and still think) it was a good sub for the $150 I paid for it. Needless to say, the PB2-ISD blows it out of the water. Whereas the Sony would strain if pushed too hard on scenes with a lot of bass, the SVS plays them effortlessly. I can't imagine needing a PB2+ or Ultra... the ISD is everything I hoped for. I was especially impressed with the way the beach landing and end battle in Saving Private Ryan sound. Also the Pearl Harbor attack scene (in the movie Pearl Harbor) and the depth charge scenes in U571 are simply amazing. It is like you are in the middle of the war alongside the actors. I can say without a doubt that this is by far my best home theater purchase, and I highly recommend looking to SVS if you are in the market for a new sub. They get a thumb's up from me, that's for sure!