I hope the review was worth the wait.Greetings, Mr Withers! As you know, I've been waiting very patiently for over a fortnight for this review to appear! I have a pedantic observation, a factual query and a value-for-money query.
The pedantic observation is that you refer in the review to Blade Runner 2046, I do believe that it's Blade Runner 2049.
The factual query is the room equalisation, since SVS subwoofers do not have an automatic feature. You mention that one can make adjustments manually with a calibrated microphone and audio spectrum analyser software. Could you please suggest suitable examples of a calibrated microphone and spectrum analyser software, because otherwise I'm at the mercy of too much choice on eBay or Amazon. How much do these items cost?
The valuer-for-money query is in two parts. First, this PB-4000 replaces the long-running (over a decade) PB13-Ultra subwoofer. For those who already have a PB13-Ultra, is this new machine sufficiently better than its predecessor to justify selling the PB13-Ultra and buying the PB-4000? (And I would have a similar question about the new cylinder PC-4000 replacing my older PC13-Ultra.) Second. the PB-4000 is now second in the SVS hierarchy to the even bigger PB16-Ultra subwoofer. The PB-4000 costs £2249, but the PB16-Ultra costs £2999, which is quite a lot more. With the PB-4000 being so good and already so physically big, is it worth getting the PB16-Ultra which is £750 more and 9 kg heavier (assuming that one has the space for it)?
I'm very curious about which particular 10-year-old SVS subwoofer could use an app, since I thought apps were much more modern devices??An SVS sub has been in my home theater setup for almost 10 years now, very happy about it.
Said that I needed to check the app permissions on Android Play on the companion app, I'm quite picky about permissions and there's a common tendency for apps to request more than actually needed...
Ah, that's not what I meant, sorry.I'm very curious about which particular 10-year-old SVS subwoofer could use an app, since I thought apps were much more modern devices??
I think there may be a few logistical issues with a subwoofer shootout but we're planning to review a few more, so we should be able to put together a round-up.Would be nice if AVF could organise a subwoofer shootout of some sort. I'd like to think it would be rather popular.
From memory, various reviews of the previous 13-Ultra series, comparing the PB13 with the PC13 showed mixed results - some reviewers and paid customers preferred the box, others preferred the cylinder. In my case I simply couldn't accommodate the ported box versions, of either the old 13 Ultra or the new 4000 models, so it has to be the cylinder versions for me.As the pc4000 is lighter, cheaper and fires down instead of towards you, I’m guessing the PB would out perform it?
They are tuned / designed differently. PB4000 will be very strong around 16-20hz with the extended mode eeking out +106db @ 16hz from 2m (in-room more). Something which Sub3 won´t do, but it "shines" on higher where the most impact of movies are. From memory, Arendal uses thinner driver material etc. and they aren`t after the crazy SPL at ULF (reply from them). The trend with SVS has clearly been the opposite giving lot of usable deep bass output, plus same as with Arendal very low distortion numbers.Would love to hear a comparison against the arendal sub 3. I reckon the arendal would have it beat hands down.
How carefully did you read the review? The Pink Floyd reference is the title "The Delicate Sound of Thunder" alone should have answered your question. To pick just one sentence from many similar ones, the conclusion section says "This huge ported subwoofer can produce subterranean levels of bass but does so with a surprising level of subtlety and grace."Is the quality as good for music or is it just a brute