Dual SVS 1000 Pro's vs single 2000 Pro

sydvest

Novice Member
It's easy as that.

Currently running a 3.0 LCR setup in my living room. Next upgrade is a subgrade. As the title stated: dual 1000 Pro vs single 2000 Pro (or Micro 3000). My budget allows me to either get a dual 1000 Pro setup, or a single 2000 Pro/Micro 3000 setup.

Image below is my place. Dual SB-1000 Pros could be placed in any of the combinations of yellow boxes. PB-1000s can only be in spot 1 & 2. A PB-2000 could also only be placed in spot 1 or 2.

So! Dual SB-1000, Dual PB-1000, Single SB-2000, Single PB-2000, or single Micro 3000?

I'm thinking about ordering one of each (SB- and PB-1000 Pro) to try, before returning one of them. But are there any drawbacks in going with dual sealed sub vs single ported? I have upstairs neighbours so I'm gonna get a DSP to tone down the lower frequencies

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AmericanAudio

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You have a bit of an issue because of the size of your room, not just the listening / viewing space.

So whilst a Dual setup would usually be the only answer, every single time. In this case, the argument for more physical power is a strong one. It would fill the space better (in Sub world Dual Subs doesn't equate to twice the power)

Have you read the article about going Dual on SVS's website, or you could even reach out to them and their support team for advice.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
A single bigger sub PB2000 would probably work better in top left hand corner of the pic in the corner to get some room gain. Like AA has said it's a big room to fill even though it's an apartment and you don't want to upset the neighbours.

You could try position 1/2 or 3 if the corner does not work.
 

Kapkirk

Active Member
I would go with a Single PB-2000 in position 3.
 

Dobbyisfree

Well-known Member
Hi, the link here is a useful guideline regarding room size:

 

sydvest

Novice Member
I would go with a Single PB-2000 in position 3.
A ported subwoofer will be taller than the couch on this side. So I might have problems accepting this layout.
A single bigger sub PB2000 would probably work better in top left hand corner of the pic in the corner to get some room gain. Like AA has said it's a big room to fill even though it's an apartment and you don't want to upset the neighbours.

You could try position 1/2 or 3 if the corner does not work.
You mean top left corner above the door? That place is furnished atm. There are also windows from the floor up to the ceiling. Bad for soundwaves, no?


You have a bit of an issue because of the size of your room, not just the listening / viewing space.
Maybe I should reveal that there is also approx 700 ft3 connected to our living room. Combined making the whole place 4250 ft3 combined. You can see the wall is open between the TV and kitchen in the picture in original post. This would probably not make is easier to pressurize the whole room.

What I got out of the room size guide posted by Dobby, is that I need something that fits between these two rows in the graphs marked red (see spoiler). Making me realize that a sealed woofer from SVS is pointless at this price level.

From this graph it looks like I should review SVS' ported options. Ideally a PB-3000. Probably a 1000 Pro, maybe a 2000 Pro :p

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akk0091

Active Member
Dual subs all the way. Especially if you’re planning to DSP them. Get a miniDSP and with two subs you’ll be able to eventually get yourself a nice sweet bass. With one sub in that room (no matter how powerful the sub is) you’ll forever be chasing a smooth and uniform output.

Moreover, you’ve got neighbours to consider so chasing a <20hz output doesn’t make sense either.

And the SVS 1000 Pro is a very capable sub. And two of them - no need for a comment.

Go dual. You’ll never be disappointed
 

Dobbyisfree

Well-known Member
you’ve got neighbours to consider so chasing a <20hz output doesn’t make sense either.

Interesting. I wonder what the real life worst frequencies are for neighbours. From experience, LF say less than 30Hz neighbours I have had don't even notice it. They don't even think it is anything to do with a speaker and more a drone of vehicles from a nearby fast road for example.
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
It's easy as that.

Currently running a 3.0 LCR setup in my living room. Next upgrade is a subgrade. As the title stated: dual 1000 Pro vs single 2000 Pro (or Micro 3000). My budget allows me to either get a dual 1000 Pro setup, or a single 2000 Pro/Micro 3000 setup.

Image below is my place. Dual SB-1000 Pros could be placed in any of the combinations of yellow boxes. PB-1000s can only be in spot 1 & 2. A PB-2000 could also only be placed in spot 1 or 2.

So! Dual SB-1000, Dual PB-1000, Single SB-2000, Single PB-2000, or single Micro 3000?

I'm thinking about ordering one of each (SB- and PB-1000 Pro) to try, before returning one of them. But are there any drawbacks in going with dual sealed sub vs single ported? I have upstairs neighbours so I'm gonna get a DSP to tone down the lower frequencies

B99F9FL.png

2x PB1000 Pro behind the couch drivers and ports close by would give you the most impact, they are going to hit you hard that the couch will be vibrating and some war movies you are literally going to feel the bombs in your back, i have run it like this in apartment with lesser sub than PB1000 Pro to not bother neigbours. If you move your head one sub can still locate so two are likely going to be much better. But i don`t know are you going to like the brutal impact the nearfield placement gives let´s say after few months.. All the bass energy from the drivers and ports are moved to that couch and your back so it will be felt big time - less interaction with room and don´t have to run them so hot to bother neighbours which are good things!

So 2x PB1000 Pro behind the couch (1. & 2.) or one PB2000 Pro at the 3. position, although i wonder can you even listen so loud that it would make different to move from one PB1000 Pro to PB2000 Pro in that 3. position. If we look the measurements the FR is same and the 2000 is better when listened at very loud levels which i`m not sure is possible if you have neighbours and questionable sound proofing. Bass frequencies will be transfered quite easily there.
 

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