This is intended as a far from scientific, technical, or comprehensive review, but is meant as purely thoughts on my new PB2+, which arrived yesterday. I should probably say before I start that I've had to almost calm myself down before writing it (yes it is that good), and that I hope only to give my thoughts in a way to perhaps help (either way) others who may have gone through the same thought process in terms of deciding to buy one of these items from SVS. Having read an awful lot of reviews on this forum, AVS, Hometheaterforum, Secrets and elsewhere, I started by e-mailing SVS and asking them for their thoughts on my current set up. What I got back very quickly from Ron at SVS was an extremely balanced and incredibly professional response, going through my budget, likes/dislikes etc. I was very very impressed immediately - there was no hard sell, no pressure, what i received was information that helped me to make (as far as I could) an informed decision. That decision I found still very difficult, as you are shelling out a not inconsiderable amount of money on something you have never heard, is going to be flown in on a plane etc., and so it is a bit of a leap of faith, or it was for me. Anyway, this is not about how I reached the decision..... Nothing could have prepared me for how big or heavy it is. It is 25" high, 28" long, and my pallet (which is cork) and the subwoofer weighed 75.5kg! It would be, I would say, impossible for one person to lift it. Putting it into position in place of my MJ Accoustics Pro 100 sub. (about to go into the classifieds), it fulfills the term "the beast" before it was even plugged in. I prepared myself, or so I thought. I decided to calibrate it straight away (I surprised myself, I'm normally more impatient!), running Avia test tones, and I knew straight away that this was no leap of faith any more. I found that even running the test sweep with my SPL meter set at about 65dB was starting to make things in the room shake - this had to be corrected by means of phase contols, and I ended up with a fairly clean sweep which went way way way on down to levels which I couldn't hear but I could feel in my bones. I could wait no more.... I put on the opening of Toy Story 2, and I can only describe what I heard as utterly and totally outstanding bass. I've watched this scene a gazillion times, and found myself awestruck at the whole experience. Next was scene 6 from Jurassic Park III, which had me thinking the T Rex was in the room. gain was at between a quarter and a third, and I had to turn it down! I next played (of course) the Pod Race, a scene I've always thought on DVD was never quite as good as it was as at the cinema....until now. It was throbbing, pulsating, exciting. I'm 40 years old and I was 14 again!! The next thing I played almost had me gasping for breath..... Thanks to Ian J and Nimby's errrr..suggestion (I think that's what it was, although the health warning they gave should have been much much stronger), I played the Darla fishtank scene from Finding Nemo. If I thought that I was allowed to swear now I would, but I make absolutely no apologies for capitals - IT ABSOLUTELY STAGGERED ME - the windows and walls and floor and sofa all went in and out up and down at once - I was in the fishtank! I have heard in my time lots of loud (and overplayed) demos in the backrooms of AV stores before, some of them (or most) you end up (or I do) thinking, "well, I wouldn't have played it that loud anyway, and that's why the attack seems so impressive". This is not what I have just heard. I felt like I had been catapulted somewhere and back again. It made me smile so much I played it again - about 17 times, and it did the same thing again to me every time. I am in Home Cinema heaven. I finished my first session with the opening and the stampede from the Lion King, the sock explosion from Monster's Inc. and then the factory scene from Minority Report. In each, I not only heard (and felt) the thunderous and sensational bass, but I heard in each scene other things I don't think I've heard before. To say I was smiling and happy would be the biggest and most inept understatement of all time. It also stops on a button - for a thunderous smack to just stop in an instant is something I can not even describe to you. Tonight I'll be looking forwards to some U-571, das Boot and I reckon some Saving Private Ryan, maybe Behind Enemy Lines or Black Hawk Down, or even some T2. I haven't tried any music yet, but I think that Fleetwood Mac and Eagles on DVD-A and also Frankie Goes to Hollywood on SACD are going to leave me appreciating them more than ever, and thanking SVS for bringing this thing of utter joy into my world. In fact I'll probably have to play my whole DVD collection all over again. Sorry I know this is overlong already, so I'll shut up - I need to go back to listening to it, looking at it, worshipping it, appreciating it. I just had to put this down in words. I've read a lot of other people writing about SVS subwoofers, and I've thought sometimes that they were just too excitable, perhaps hearing a "proper" subwoofer for the first time, or maybe even employees of SVS drumming up support for their product. Well all I'll say is that I am now in the fortunate position of knowing just how they feel. I am indeed a lucky man. If anyone wants to know any more about the PB2+, I'll try to tell you if I can. I'm not into graphs of frequency dips or anything - sorry it's just too technical for me. What I want to do is listen to something that gives me the excitement of the movies, the rush, the power, that you can only get when you've ended up where you thought you wanted to go in the first place when you got into Home Cinema. I have arrived.