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Pb10 new,higher used svs or Monolith ?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by kbfern, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. kbfern

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    I have a dilema can you guys help me.

    In my main hc area I have a paradigm PS1000 which I have been happy with for the last couple of years.However I feel an upgrade is needed so I am looking for a decent upgrade but we have a problem, cash (don't we all)

    I can only afford to spend around £400, this would buy me a new svs pb10-1SD probably a used PC+ cylinder or a new monolith.I don't think that I will be able to get a listen to either a pb10 or monolith locally. I may be able to find a couple of members in my region who might demo me their svs cylinders but that leaves me with no comparisson with the other 2 options.

    There has been a second hand PB12 1SD/2 for sale on these forums recently but I think that sub would be much to large for WAF although I am sure would sound great.

    So what do you guys think,how much of a performance gain will any of these subs be over my trusty PS1000.Room size is 16ft x 11ft x 7ft.

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    Any SVS and probably the Monolith too will give you a huge performance gain over your PS1000. The increase in depth coupled with much reduced distortion will take the sound effects on films and the bottom end on music into a completely different realm.
     
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    Ian

    Thanks for the imput,you had both a pb10 and a 20-39 till recently would you say that there was much difference between the two in depth & slam.I must admit I am drawn to a PB10 but don't want to feel buyers remorse.Having said that I haven't seen many cylinders up for sale lately so it could be a while before one comes along and I don't know if I can wait.

    The PB12 that was up for sale recently could be awsome(and just about afordable) but having looked at the dimensions I feel it would be to large in the room considering what other furniture is in the room(its my office cum home theatre)
     
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    There are differences between the two as the cylinder seems to go louder as well as deeper with greater ease.

    Kazman and Scott3 listened to both a few months ago when comparing them to the little BK sub and Kazman's thoughts are here

    The PB-10 hasn't gone yet so if you want to listen to both here you can if you're quick.
     
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    Thanks for the offer of a demo it would be usefull to hear both together,when would it be convenient for me to come for a listen.
     
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    In case people think I was rude for ignoring Keith's post, we made arrangements by PM and Keith came over yesterday and heard both subwoofers.
     
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    A big thanks to Ian for the coffee and demo both the PB10 & 20-39 subs were demoed and it was a big help to me deciding on going the svs route.

    I may be going for a larger box svs sub available to me, as no cylinders currently available second hand, just getting the tape measure out now to see if it will fit in.
     
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    Drat the PB12 was just to big and also to heavy to maul around, so passed on it.Really need to find a pc+ cylinder if poss or maybe that PB10 of yours Ian if Petey don't come up with the cash.
     

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