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SVS PB-2 review

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Dazed, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Dazed

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  2. Ian J

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    According to my rough and ready calculations this beast will cost a little over £1,000 and whilst hardly cheap is arguably the best value for money premier league subwoofer around.

    For my next upgrade I will miss this one out and go straight for the £3,000 B4-Plus with four drivers and a beautiful handfinished wooden veneer. SVS say "that this is the most accurate, brutally powerful, and most finely constructed home theater and music subwoofer we know of."

    Nuff said, I want a pair :D
     
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    I would love to get the PB2- Ultra, unfortuantly it's just too big! And the B4 is even bigger!


    Maybe you should get two B4's with four Ultra drivers Ian?

    How big is your room? I'm still trying to decide to go for the 16hz or 20hz models.

    Have you tried using the port plugs?
     
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    How much is the PB1, and is it really THAT much better than something like REL (Storm III, or Q200E) or even the good B&W ASW675?
     
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    I have an average sized living room and I haven't tried the port bung as it sounds excellent as it is. I don't really want it going any lower as I have a sense of responsibility to the local wildlife and wouldn't want to wipe it all out.
     
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    The PB-1 will cost about £550 but I don't know much about it's performance. I upgraded from a Storm to a 20-39 PC plus cylindrical sub which is in a completely different league to the Storm despite actually costing less.

    Gonzo has sold his B&W ASW675 to upgrade to the same one as me

    SV Subwoofers are one of the best kept secrets in the country but the owners club is starting to grow quite rapidly and word is getting around.
     
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    What's average?

    Average, compared to a shoe box, or compared to a aircraft hanger?:D

    My room is
    9' wide
    8' high
    11' deep

    Why haven't you tried the port bungs? At least it'll give people a idea of what the differences are, if any.
     
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    I'm waiting for the SVS bug to really catch and hopefully by the time i have enough money for a nice 20-39 "tower of power" they'll have a UK distributor too.
     
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    There are 10 people who have ordered SVS subs in the last couple of months so the bug has caught. I am not sure whether there will ever be a UK distributor or that we want one as the more links there are in the chain, the more the sub will cost.

    What they have been talking about is a UK repair centre in case anyone needs warranty work done or for buying parts to upgrade older models.

    What you need to bear in mind is that the sub and shipping is purchased in dollars so you need to buy at a time when the pound is strong against the dollar.

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    Currency conversion is still hovering ~1.5/1.6, been like that for ages... if it changes to 1.8 like a few years ago then it's a good time to buy.
     
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    Forget about a UK distributor..the SVS strength is that it sells directly.
    Getting a local distributor defeats the idea and there pricing.
    I think you just wait for a short time and there will be plenty of people who have ordered from SVS directly. Could give you tips about it. On paper the garantee of SVS is extremely strong. For the frst year? they garantee everything 100%.

    Nathan what are you talking about? I pay in euros. And a few months ago the euro was just skyhigh compared to the dollar. Excellent time to buy the subs.
     
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    Presently 1 GBP = 1.61552 USD
     
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    But a couple of months ago the difference was much higher right in favor of GBP?
     
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    A couple of months back you got fewer dollars to the pound than you did euros, but the american banks are apparentlyallowing the dollar to weaken thus allowing increased export (and since imports are fairly irrelevant, they can get away with it). So we should be expecting the dollar to continue weakening and euor the opposite...... until we get to the americans deciding they want their number one spot and destroying the euo with what they have now built in reserve......

    There is only one thing for sure at the moment, you are better buying from the US than the EU!

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    Wow thought that UK being a member of the EU should be liked to the euro?
     
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    liked? do you mean linked? if so, definitely not.

    The euro thing is just a mess!

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