Question SVS SB-1000 or SVS SB-2000

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  1. mrben2475

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    Hi All,

    I'd really like some advise please. I'm looking to upgrade my BK Gemini 2 sub and after some searching the SVS SB-1000 or SVS SB-2000 appear to be good upgrade options(?). The SB-1000 retailing at £519 and £799 for the SB-2000.

    The room is approx 4x4m with 3 front Monitor Audio Apex A40's, 2 A10 rears and a BK Gemini 2 sub running off a Pioneer SC-LX58 receiver. I'd say the usage is 50/50 film and music and the given space restrictions I think the sealed option would be better.

    I've taken a look on SVS's site and used their Merlin Sub selection tool (Subwoofer Selection Tool | Best Home Theater Subs). It recommended the SB-2000 based solely upon existing speaker setup, but given the size of the room I'm wondering whether the SB-1000 is sufficient, and whether it's worth an extra £280 for the SB-2000, or whether the SB-2000 is overkill?

    Does anyone have experience of the SB-1000 and/or 2000?
    If you own either which sub did you upgrade from?
    Would either the SB-1000 be a significant upgrade from the BK Gemini 2?
    Would you opt for the SB-1000 or 2000 taking into account the size of the room and £280 price difference between the two, if it were your choice?

    Thanks All
     
  2. Cold blooded

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    I'd go sb2000 without doubt
     
  3. mrben2475

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    Ok thanks, could you tell me why?
     
  4. kutsanagi

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    I'd happily recommend the sb2000. It's amazing but it is powerful! Mines a similar sized room to yours with high ceilings.

    That being said, I feel like I could quite happily accommodate the sb1000.

    I upgraded from the Gemini ii and haven't looked back!
     
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    I used to have the sb2000 and it is a beast, get it! :D
     
  6. mrben2475

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    Haha thanks. Out of curiosity what did you replace it with?

    It's a Edwardian property so the ceilings are perhaps about a foot higher than a more recent build.

    Did you sample the sb-1000? How would you rate the difference between the Gemini and sb-2000? Do you find it over powering at all?

    I don't necessarily want a bone shaker and picture rattler. Just a great performer for the room size, with nice lows and a tight response.

    On a side note I purchased an auralex isolation platform for my Gemini and it really tightened that up, highly recommend one, especially on a hardwood floor. If it improved the Gemini I'm sure it'd work wonders for the SVS

    Auralex Acoustics | SubDude-II[emoji769]
     
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    Because I feel it best go for the more capable unit..... You'll have no regrets (I don't about my sb16 ultra)
     
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    Without knowing your listening habits I'd go sb 2000. I own one and it's a great little sub. Also look at the pb 2000 only £30 be better for films
     
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    Hi @mrben2475

    I do have LCR Apex A40 and did have SB2000 in the past in a 4.2X3.5m room. i would certainly recommend the SB2000 over SB1000. May be not much of a difference in Music but certainly for movies SB2000 will dig deeper. You will only wonder what would have been if you went for SB1000 and then upgrading after selling it will be costly, better to go for the best one you can afford now.
    I had BK400 before I upgraded to the Sb2000 and going by my experience there will be huge difference from you going from Gemini to SB2000. When I bought the SB2000 it was around £630 then briefly the price came down to £580 and now SVS has priced it crazily high.

    on a separate note I run a dual XTZ 12.17 setup now ( with same speakers) If you can accommodate the size of 12.17 then consider it some serious thought as it is only £540 a single one with its current promotion by XTZ and atleast equals SB2000 for punch and speed for music and beats it hands down for movies. It has sealed/ ported modes and built in eq options so you could with a flick of a switch get mid /upper base attenuated when playing music and then for movies make the low end more attenuated as well. £250 saving over SB2000 if you can accommodate its size ( around same size /weight of BK400) The sb 2000 is tiny by comparison and only weighs 15kg, but I did find the SB 2000 cabinet vibrates a bit when there are big bass hits likely due to its lack of weight.

    Sanjay
     
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    Didn't sample the sb1000 but I imagine that it would surpass the gemini.

    I was ideally looking for the SB1000 - but SVS recommended that the SB2000 for my setup : KEF Q300, Q200 and the Q800DS. I managed to luckily find one through a wanted advert on this very forum; as you would expect from some of the AVF crew was extremely well looked after.

    The sb2000 is gutsy and to be honest, probably more than I need, but now it's sitting there looking amazing and sounding awesome - I doubt I'll find another sub manufacturer now.

    Thanks for the heads up on the isolation advice, I was considering something as I have laminate flooring in here!
     
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    I think you’d be happy with either of the SVS subs, but the SB2000 uses a more powerful amplifier and a better driver than the SB1000. I use an SB2000 in a room similar in size to yours, and with a Subdude as well. It’s a very capable subwoofer, and very surprising just how deep it can dig for such a small subwoofer. You’ll not regret going for it.
     
  12. mrben2475

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    Many thanks to you all for your your great feedback! I think i'll go for the SB-2000 but see if i can get it at a better price. The XTZ 12.17 was a very good shout but just a little too large dimensions wise, mainly in height.
     
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    If you can`t get SB2000 discounted do not forget the XTZ 10.17! Smaller at 43cm height (vs. 51cm for 12.17). Extension wise about same as SB2000 (-3db @ 20hz vs SVS 19hz). XTZ has little edge output wise cause of the ported design and tad larger cabinet & powerfull amp (20-63hz), especially at the 50-63hz area where the chest thump starts. XTZ has price advantage too 480£ vs. 799£. My point of view is only for movie use and the SB2000 is known to be very musical sub so you need to weight that too. There is no doubt that it wouldn`t be good enough. Just that the price is quite salty, but you do get 5year amp warranty vs. 2years for others and SVS customer service is great. :)

    Joker card; Dual BK XXLS400 grade b (need to ask Tom if available) at 390£/each= 780£ + delivery. ;) FF cabinet is 40cm height wise.
     

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