I know that this thread is a bit old but when I read through it looks to me that all of you seem to be very well informed and I wanted to ask for your help with regards to picking sub.
Just want to say first that my only subs (I know it's laughable) were one from logitech z5550 and one I currently have that came with the setup I use the q acoustic 3060s along with bookshelf setup. I will be getting floor standers soon as it suits my budget plus it will color match, however, I have no idea what sub to pick.
I was planning to get svs pb 1000 pro with the option of going dual down the line as I never (sic) was considering to spent so much money to me on a sub...then I saw reviews for pb 2000, and sb and pb 3000 series...
Im living in Ireland ROI, and prices for svs subs from richer sounds are ok for base models but higher ones seem to be really expensive (compared to US pricing). I want to feel the punch of the bass but also I want it to integrate well with music without boominess.
I'm looking to get something for room 4x4m that plays well with music and movies/games (not sure if going ported or sealed, although the price is a factor).
Then I have found Arendal subs...and to me the new line 1961s or v with prices that include delivery to Ireland seems like a better deal (799 and 999EUR respectively, might strech it to 1723S). I honestly don't know about this brand and reviews seem to be rare online.
Would I be better off with going Arendal or pay more for SVS from Richersounds? (SVS seem to have more reviews etc)
Thanks Gents in advance for the suggestions, I'm really new going into quality subwoofer territory as my exp with subs suggests (and probably audio kit).
That isn't a big room, I'd say dual SB2000 will be more than enough. With Arendel you'll ned to pay VAT and duty.
Personally I'd buy two at the same time, just in case they are no longer made when you want the second.
I've got a SVS SB Ultra 13 (similar to the SB4000) and buying one of these second hand...very rare they turn up on classfieds.