Which SVS sub for 20'x22' room?

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  1. AnnLucky

    AnnLucky Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I am debating on whether to get a SVS PB10-ISD or the PB12-ISD. As stated in the title, the room is 20x22 feet, and I'm looking to spend around $400-$600 for a good sub.

    I know both subs are in my price range, but is the extra $200 for the PB12 really make it a lot more noticeable than the PB10 in a room my size? I was going to go with the PB10 if it doesn't make a noticeable difference.

    The following are my other speakers...

    Center = Infinity Primus c25
    Rear Surround = Infinity Primus 150
    Mains = Infinity Primus 360
    Receiver = Some Pioneer, most likely 1014x.

    Any suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I'll let you know later this evening after I get the PB-10 fired up [​IMG] My room is ~19x20 with high vaulted ceilings. I have been running a HSU VTF-2 for a while and it has done better than expected in this size of room. I'm looking for a bit more, and I expect the PB-10 will be fine in a room that size unless you are looking for some serious SPL down low.
     
  3. steve nn

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    The PB10-ISD might be up to it Ann but imo I would spend the extra $$ and go with the PB12-ISD if you can. Thats one fairly good size room your in there and a little headroom would be nice. If your ceiling is a minimum 8' your looking at a 3520^ room with possible openings? I guess it just depends what your looking for and your listening level. If you have a sub placement option close to seating? That would be a (good thing) in favor of the PB10-ISD and would require less gain with a little more feel to your bass/LFE.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    With a room that size, I was going to suggest the PB-12 or HSU STF-3 also, but that ups the budget a bit and it depends if you are looking for "enough" or "a lot" [​IMG] Corner loaded in a nearly square room can get touchy too, as nulls are far more likely (I have one now with my VTF-2).
     
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    "enough" or "a lot"[​IMG]
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    Very good point John. That kind of reminds me of a little Joke I have going with Frank. MMmm, I wonder what he would suggest?[​IMG]
     
  6. Eric Hargrove

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    If a cylinder doesn't fit into your plans (25/31 PCI), I would go for the PB12-ISD as you are looking to fill a large room. That being said, a PB-10 may do the trick depending on your listening preferences. Regardless of which one you choose, it should exceed your expectations when properly set up.
     
  7. Joey_V

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    SO John G, how is the pb10 faring in that room of yours? Im interested.
     
  8. John Garcia

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    You can see my initial impressions in my post. So far though, it has plenty of rumble in my room. Not as much air movement as a 25-31PCi, but plenty for this room and my needs.
     
  9. AnnLucky

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    So this is what I got...the sb10 should work for what I want, but if possible I should go with the sb12 to ensure that it have what I want with some extra.
     
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    So this is what I got...the sb10 should work for what I want, but if possible I should go with the sb12 to ensure that it have what I want with some extra.
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    Since the PB12-ISD fits within your stated budget and your room is 20 X 22. I once again would recommend the PB12-ISD. It will give you a little more feel with your bass. (Move more air) That would be the extra. Certain HTF members would settle for nothing less than the PB12-Plus/2 in your size room, but admittedly (some would say) we get carried away with our bass. I believe you would really like the PB10-ISD but you might like the PB12-ISD a little better in that size room??
     
  11. frank manrique

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    Very good point John. That kind of reminds me of a little Joke I have going with Frank. MMmm, I wonder what he would suggest? [​IMG]
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    Won't want to disappoint 'ya, Steve...so I'll recommend... the more, the marrier! [​IMG]

    Seriously...I would also go with the 12-incher sub for that size room if it was me...

    -THTS

    "...hi, my name is Frank...and am an SVS bassaholic..."
     
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    "...hi, my name is Frank...and am an SVS bassaholic..."

    Won't want to disappoint 'ya, Steve...so I'll recommend... the more, the marrier![​IMG]
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    I see your new here on the Forum AnnLucky so please let me introduce to you Frank Manrique. He is the proud owner of 8 16-46 CS cylinders and 2 B12-Plus/4 subwoofers. He's the type of guy who knows what true headroom is[​IMG]
     

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