Investment time, need a sub (Bought svs pc2000)

Mat-Moo

Active Member
So many years ago (2005, build thread on here STS 2 (Subwoofer) but pics no longer around) - This has a Hypex 200watt amp and a Shiva III 12" sub) and to be honest I think it's bloody epic, but I don't think it's very refined and as 16 years old - thinking maybe time to sell it on and buy the real deal.

My current Amp is a Sony STR DN1080 (bought on here a couple of years ago) with a set of Q Accoustics 2000 series, with 2050 floor stands at the front and 2010 rears.

I see SVS PC2000 Gloss Black Top Cylinder Subwoofer - Subwoofers - AV Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists ok has a little mark, but it's going in a corner of my room and won't be seen anyway - however it is an older model now. I would love the newer Pro version with app, but want ported and the pb1000 pro is 849, getting a but out of reach.

Thoughts on a sub?

Old old pic of the build, just top to finish:
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Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
PC2000 is a great sub for 599£ price! There isn´t anything that offers similar performance for such low price. The grade-m comes from SVS to AV-Online and most members haven´t seen any noticeable marks in them, full warranty also so quite safe purchase! PC2000 is still step up over the new PB1000 Pro in deep bass region. Your receiver doesn´t eq the sub, the room correction in Sony is rather poor so don`t go blame the sub if it doesn´t sound as good as it could. Consider used Antimode 8033 Cinema if one pops up, you can put wanted add on classifieds too. Very easy to use as you run it (plug & play) and forget it. Might pop up around 100-150£.


@StefanBFC had dual PC2000 while ago and he can answer anything you have in mind.
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
I'd read the the newer 1000s pro where about the same as the older 2000? Maybe I misunderstood as the spec on the older 2000 does seem superior imo.
Anti mode I assume fixes the peaks and lows of thensub to try and level over the dynamic range?
 

StefanBFC

Well-known Member
The PC 2000's were absolutely brilliant suns for "bang per book" if you like. The low end was brilliant.

When I had one, placement was key, these are beasts, when I the first on the main front wall, it was epic. When I ran needed to move it around the room (wife) it really wasn't happy, I ran Dirac and definitely needed a second. Both diagonal corners which worked well.

Since I've moved too a single sealed sub which is excellent for my room, but 100% I miss the PC 2000's. My opinion, placement is absolute key.
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
Currently my diy sub is in a corner, really not a lot of other places for it. I’m so tempted, at the same time I see Bits coming up for sale and wonder if a 2nd hand sub in the 600 mark would be Better than this new? So torn!
 

GrazzaB

Distinguished Member
I'd read the the newer 1000s pro where about the same as the older 2000? Maybe I misunderstood as the spec on the older 2000 does seem superior imo.
Anti mode I assume fixes the peaks and lows of thensub to try and level over the dynamic range?
Hi

You’re right I think, the PB1000 Pro now does 17hz whereas the previous PB1000 was 19 or 20. By the way I’m shocked by the price of the Pro 1000 now, it’s gone up over £200
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
Yea, really stretching my budget (probably too much) for the PB1000 pro- 849 vs the older PC2000 for £599 -I am a gadget man though and the app is such a pull, although I suspect once setup you never touch it again...
 

Mr Music

Member
I’m shocked by the price of the Pro 1000 now, it’s gone up over £200
It's probably to do with the recent massively increased container cost, that obviously affects SVS's larger, ported subs more than the smaller sealed ones. That's at least according to a dealer I spoke to.
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
Deed done, ordered the svs pc-2000 from av online... eek... I really hope it's better than my diy one form 15 odd years ago!
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
So…. Ok I’m impressed, this thing can shake the room, and is definitely a step up from my diy sub, I have it in the corner of the room and it shakes the room, yea. One question, does the direction that the port faces, make any difference?
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
So…. Ok I’m impressed, this thing can shake the room, and is definitely a step up from my diy sub, I have it in the corner of the room and it shakes the room, yea. One question, does the direction that the port faces, make any difference?
Happy to hear that, but no suprise really. :) I doubt it makes much difference, but you can always ask directly from SVS. They have one of the best service/support.

[email protected]
 

Mat-Moo

Active Member
Response was pretty much should not matter as long as not covered, very close to something
 

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