My PB-10 arrived in the worst possible week as I am trying to tie up loads of loose ends before the financial world shuts down for a while but natural curiosity wouldn't allow me to just leave it boxed up until the new year. I really didn't have much time to spare this morning so I unboxed the beast, placed it in a suitable space, connected it up and spent a couple of minutes with an SPL meter and the test tones. Without being setup properly, sited in it's optimum position or even allowed to bed down, I started to put it through it's paces with heavy bass lines from a few music CD's that I reserve for sub demo's plus extracts from a couple of dts demo discs that I have. Suffice it to say that this sub already produces the kind of deep, controlled, distortion free bass that has hitherto been unheard of at anywhere near this price point. The bake off at the end of Drumline is an excellent sub tester as whilst it doesn't plum the depths that a depth charge or tap on a fishtank might, it does sort out the men from the boys in the snap and timing department. The PB-10 passed with flying colours. I only tested the depth briefly and certainly the sonic gun in Minority Report had the depth and power that I have come to expect - Nemo, Master & Commander, The Haunting et al will have to wait a while though as I need to do some work. I will play my current favourite music DVD by The Cat Empire later tonight to see how it handles the double bass in the band and run it in a little more before trying out the usual suspects at reference level and comparing it to my 20-39 PC PLus. In the meantime I have taken a pic of the two subs side by side.