SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer Review & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      I have the PC-2000. At first I was skeptical about it due to its weight and form factor but I was proven wrong.

      It can easily hit 18-17Hz and around 15Hz with room gain. Glad that SVS are continuing with these cylinders as it is so easy to carry around and place whereever you like without occupying a huge footprint.

      Personally I won't be buying these heavy subs after owning these cylinders as what I get out of these for its weight and size exceeded my expectations.
       
    3. Steve Withers

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      I'm not sure I'd call the PC-4000 "easy to carry around", but it's definitely less obtrusive once installed and it can go really deep.
       
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      I've always been tempted to change my PC-2000 to a sealed sub, but then I've always thought, id instantly regret it.. This seems to be the perfect "upgrade" option for me if I change the PC-2000.

      Might have to get some saving done!
       
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      I can see the weight is around 23 Kg which is 1/3rd the weight gigantic front firing subs. So in that context, this should be easy to carry. My entertainment room is the 2nd floor and I remember carrying the PC-2000 all by myself. :)
       
    6. Steve Withers

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      The PC-4000 is actually 42kg, but I'll admit to being out of shape. :)
       
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      I've got the PC+ 20-39, and it's comfortably the oldest component in my setup now, and I've been considering upgrade options. This may require some serious examination.
       
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      I used to own this when I had a dedicated cinema room, it was amazing and you felt the bass as much as heard it.

      Amazing but of kit.
       
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      Ah I see. Thought it was 23 Kg. Yeah, it is not easily movable then. I concede defeat lol. :)
       
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      Now that's what I call a bass bin!
       
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      The 23Kg is the drive unit alone....
       
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      Somehow I don't think that having a near life size R2-D2 parked in the corner will be counted by my missus as 'unobtrusive' ;)
       
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      NO! You dont need to spend more money just yet.

      I wonder if it would be better to upgrade my PC2000 to the 4000 or just get a second 2000.
      I moved from a PB2000 to a PC and im certainly missing something. Im not getting that feeling of pressure or the doors vibrating even though the sub is in the same place.
      I also put this down to Down fireing vs forward firing but maybe there is something to do with volume of the box vs its ported brethren.
       
    14. Steve Withers

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      It is if you've ever seen the PB-4000!
       
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      I have a great sub that goes sub 20hz and costs about 1/6th of the price.
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      But I want one...... Thank God I can't justify the price.
       
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      I know that when my PB series sub arrived, I really hoped that the box had a lot of packaging inside. It didn't!
       
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      The PB16 Ultra is 80Kg! My SB16 is heavy enough!
       
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      Don't go sealed if you watch movies and have the space for a ported (enter the PC range). I went from an SB13 ultra to a PC12 Plus and never regretted a thing.
       
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      Horses for courses I guess. I always liked downfiring better and gave me better results. More pressure feeling on the ears.
       
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      There is not "supposed" to be that much difference however if you have people living below you then down firing is probably not appropriate.
       
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      I have the SVS SB2000 and it is more than enough for my small room . This however would give me a better option on placement as my SVS I have now will only fit in one position . Would be an upgrade with option on placement ?
       
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      I went from an sb 2000 to pb 2000 and regretted it, each to there own
       
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      And that’s the thing. One persons opinion isn’t the holy grail, it’s just an opinion.
      Sealed subs are awesome for movies if you ask me and are my preference.
       
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      Ask your missus if the PC13-Ultra (the predecessor of the PC-4000, and the same size and weight) in this picture is "unobtrusive" - granted the lighting's not the best, but I can hardly see it! :) Mind you, it's not actually in the corner ...
      Image060_146.3_kB_2-Mar-2016_11h07.jpg
       
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      My old SVS was huge and 85-90 kilos heavy beast,but i do miss it a lot and practically no cinema can provide the same subterranean experience i had at home.

      The cylinders have smaller footprint,but i dislike the rubbish bin shape and only SVS does them,so it seems like the market doesn't either.

      Still,it is probably the most practical option for a real deal sub in UK.The likes of JL are smaller,but the price doubles.
       
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      Did you get the SB16U for home demo?
       
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      No unfortunately.
       
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      I actually purchased the PC-4000 3 months ago and have been delighted with the results. I was principally attracted to this sub due it being a powerful, ported sub but requiring only a relatively small footprint to fit in the space available. I also like the option of the foam plugs which I tend to use in sealed mode for listening to music and removing them when watching movies for deeper extension.
       

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