Answered Svs ported or sealed??

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  1. tim1982

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    I know, I know... a question as old as time in the speaker community but I'd rather get the opinions of "actual" owners rather than YouTubers who get sent the subs for free. ANYWAY! I'm on the fence about getting my first svs sub, either the pb1000 or sb1000 but I'm in 2 minds which one to get, on one hand I'm a big movie watcher so have heard ported is best but I have a room of approx 14x12 foot so would think sealed best due to the "tighter" base (less boomy).

    Come on folks convince me what to go for
     
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    Did you read the FAQ on svsound.com?.They also wrote a nice blog about picking the right subwoofer. I would recommend emailing SVS and answer the questions as explained in the FAQ.

    Also try out the Merlin tool (loudspeaker/subwoofer matching tool).
    In the end it always bout personal preference and not somebody else's, keep that in mind too.
     
  4. tim1982

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    Yes had a good read of it but haven't contacted them yet as I thought I'd see if there similar owners who may say "don't get that because" or visa versa.
     
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    Just to add my two pennies worth ..... don't believe the hype that a sealed Sub isn't any good for movies, a good sealed Sub is equally at home with music and movies, also they tend to be faster and tighter in the bass delivery, 'port' chuff/noise can be a problem with vented/ported Sub's.
    Also worth taking into consideration the size difference, especially if placement options are limited.
    Consider looking at the PSA range of Sub's or the XTZ 12.17 which can be run as sealed or vented.
     
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    Sealed are less sensitive to placement location and go lower but won’t have as much output. Why not get a sealed sub now and then add another later on? That way you get to balance out any room modes with both plus get a decent level of output.
     
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    Perfect advice :smashin:
     
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    The SB also has 2" more and in that size room you should be getting plenty of boom, boom, shake the room frequencies bouncing about so the cleaner the better.
     
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    More about placement and having the ability to measure results - Laminar flows, port chuffing (letter box rather than circle) , wave lengths, peaks and nulls ,cross over frequency and phase cancellation.

    HTG 177/178 for speaker/sub placements.

    Simple answer
    Buy a genelec sub from ebay - sorted!
     
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    I have a room 10.5ft x 11ft & first went for a sb2000, within 3 months I changed it for the pb2000. I found the ported better for movies (more output in dbs in the lower end) & is great with music too, I also use the anti-mode 8033. If you're near to Northampton, you're welcome to pop by.
     
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    Thanks would have taken you up on the offer of a demo as I'm only in brackley but getting my pb2000 delivered on Wednesday!!
     
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    Hope you enjoy, it's a big beast of a sub! I bought the svs isolation feet which help & find better than my old auralux gramma. You're still welcome to pop by if you need any help, it took me awhile to get it right.
     
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    Was going to get the isolation feet also but thought I'd see how it sounded first then go from there, may ping you a message if I get stuck trying to find tune it :thumbsup:
     
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    I've had all the SB models released by SVS except the SB4000, the SB1000 is good but if you can stretch to the SB2000 it is well worth it (there are a couple in the classifieds). I also use my SB2000 with an Audio Serenity Level 2 and it sounds awesome.
     

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