Personally i am very happy indeed with mine so i would definately recommend them but, as i am sure you have read on this forum, most people seem to favour the SVS range which, now they are distributed in the uk, only offer a limited choice.
Plus the fact if you have a local REL dealer you may well be able to take one home for a home audition, which you cant do with the SVS's, but, again, most people who have bought an SVS have kept them so i suppose something has to be said for them.
It sounds like I could do better. What kind of money for a sub am I looking at if my speakers are Proac D15s, and the Processor is a Tag AR32R? I'm completely oblivious to SVS, and I remember the B&W PV-1 being heartily criticised. Is £1000 too much to spend in my system?
Not at all.
The PB2 Ultra looks to be super-duper. It's "lesser" brother the Plus is greta value for money. You might just have to wait a little while for the Ultra to arrive here in the UK. Either of these subs are someway removed from the PV-1.
It could all be just marketing hype or it could be that a good few forum members know a good deal when they hear it.
Secrets of Home Theater is one of the most respected AV mags around and they tested the baby of the SVS range here. This is the PB-10 which is available from the UK distributors via the forum powerbuy for £420 and which would probably outperform the Stentor 2 even though it costs much less..
I have a Stentor 3 and its a cracking subwoofer. Nic I agree with you about the early models having poor crossovers, it is definitely not the case on the 3 generation of them though, no leakage at all.