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Hi.

I'm currently running a 5.0 system in my apartment and am now looking into my first sub purchase. Tossing up ideas as to which direction I should go, duals or single. Budget is around the 2k mark. Unfortunately I don't have alot of space to play with, so thinking sealed would be an easier option for placement. Room is open plan with entrance, lounge and dinning together. Use of setup would be 70% movies + tv and 30% music. 

First ideas are 2 x svs sb1000 vs 1 x svs sb2000.

Main question is. Am I better off getting 2 smaller / lower quality subs over 1 larger / better quality sub? 

Cheers

Ben Mo 

 

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Does you avr do twin subs? Some don't fyi.

 

I reckon twin subs is nearly always the best, but that said sometimes one sub is optimum for the situation.

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9 hours ago, warweary said:

Does you avr do twin subs? Some don't fyi.

 

I reckon twin subs is nearly always the best, but that said sometimes one sub is optimum for the situation.

Currently running a marantz sr5013. Pretty sure it has 2 sub outputs. Not 100% sure if it's independent or parallel. 

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On 12/10/2019 at 9:39 PM, m0rkz said:

Hi.

I'm currently running a 5.0 system in my apartment and am now looking into my first sub purchase. Tossing up ideas as to which direction I should go, duals or single. Budget is around the 2k mark. Unfortunately I don't have alot of space to play with, so thinking sealed would be an easier option for placement. Room is open plan with entrance, lounge and dinning together. Use of setup would be 70% movies + tv and 30% music. 

First ideas are 2 x svs sb1000 vs 1 x svs sb2000.

Main question is. Am I better off getting 2 smaller / lower quality subs over 1 larger / better quality sub? 

Cheers

Ben Mo 

 

I have a reasonably large open plan living, kitchen, dining with a double width hall opening too. If you can't close this area off I'd definitely look at ported, and 1x the 2000 or similar. If that doesn't work get a 2nd...

 

I use a pb2000 in my HT room along with another older sub to even out response throughout the room, the 2nd sub doesn't actually increase bass levels. In my open plan area a $3k+ Rel sub does a great job with music but it wouldn't have the clout for HT use, except our non critical TV viewing, as it can't pressurise the room.

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I have had both subs in my system.  TBH, if you're contemplating duals, have a look at the SB3000, it is a much better sub then the other 2.  I moved from having dual SB2000s to just one SB3000 and it just so much more of a sub, control, flexibility and power over the other 2.

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2 x PB 2000s will have enough slam and pressurisation, no questions.

 

However, if you can - go the PB 3000s. One of the cool features of that thing is the ability to select presets via a remote app.

 

This means you can have dedicated crossovers set for movies and music. You will NO need to adjust the crossover settings dial manually when switching between 2 ch audio and HT if you ever combine HT and 2ch listening and require subs.

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, MaxPlumage said:

2 x PB 2000s will have enough slam and pressurisation, no questions.

 

However, if you can - go the PB 3000s. One of the cool features of that thing is the ability to select presets via a remote app.

 

This means you can have dedicated crossovers set for movies and music. You will NO need to adjust the crossover settings dial manually when switching between 2 ch audio and HT if you ever combine HT and 2ch listening and require subs.

 

 

 

 

Yep..the 3000 range is the best bang for buck value in the SVS range atm.  The new driver tech is really good

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Because your room is open it's better off getting ported sub, but if you must go for sealed I recommend buy one sb 2000 first then save up for second sub.


Either way, dual is better than single sub as the entire room will get more even frequency response for you + family to enjoy.
 

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Hi @m0rkz I just "upgraded" from 2x PB1000 to 1x SB2000 and frankly I'm not happy.

Although you can feel the SB2000 is a superior subwoofer, the bottom end doesn't spread around my room evenly. Granted, I'm still running it in, but already I can feel more focus and energy at one or two points but not the whole room.

My point: the better experience would be 2 subs, carefully located and calibrated.

I'm saving up for a second SB2000, which I recommend due to your constrains in room size and requirements in performance.

Cheers

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I would be very careful when buying subwoofer for apartment. Getting power amp or integrated and setting up main speakers to large might be more neighbour friendly option. 

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On 15/10/2019 at 12:02 PM, blybo said:

I have a reasonably large open plan living, kitchen, dining with a double width hall opening too. If you can't close this area off I'd definitely look at ported, and 1x the 2000 or similar. If that doesn't work get a 2nd...

 

I use a pb2000 in my HT room along with another older sub to even out response throughout the room, the 2nd sub doesn't actually increase bass levels. In my open plan area a $3k+ Rel sub does a great job with music but it wouldn't have the clout for HT use, except our non critical TV viewing, as it can't pressurise the room.

Unfortunately I am very restricted for space in my apartment. 2xsb1000 I could sneak in. Or going a slightly larger single is the only other possibility. 

 

On 15/10/2019 at 12:44 PM, shogo33 said:

@m0rkz

I have had both subs in my system.  TBH, if you're contemplating duals, have a look at the SB3000, it is a much better sub then the other 2.  I moved from having dual SB2000s to just one SB3000 and it just so much more of a sub, control, flexibility and power over the other 2.

Sb3000 as single is a possibility. Just means I'll have to save a bit longer as they are roughly 2.5k 

 

7 hours ago, Irek said:

I would be very careful when buying subwoofer for apartment. Getting power amp or integrated and setting up main speakers to large might be more neighbour friendly option. 

That's what I first did. Been trying to avoid buying a sub as to keep my neighbours happy.  Even with a dedicated power amp powering my front left and right towers as full range. It  still lacks the depth of what a sub would bring. I'm not looking to shake the house down. More so to fill in the gaps in the low frequency range that my front towers arnt able to produce. 

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Sub placement is going to be less than optimal at best. I will get a floor layout of my apartment with a few photos of how my furniture and setup is arranged to hopefully give a better understanding of what I'm working with. 

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49 minutes ago, m0rkz said:

Sub placement is going to be less than optimal at best. I will get a floor layout of my apartment with a few photos of how my furniture and setup is arranged to hopefully give a better understanding of what I'm working with. 

What is your usual playback MV?

2 x SB-1000's "should" be plenty in an apartment , especially if you're someone who is conscious/considerate of not disturbing your neighbours.

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4 hours ago, jamiebosco said:

What is your usual playback MV?

2 x SB-1000's "should" be plenty in an apartment , especially if you're someone who is conscious/considerate of not disturbing your neighbours.

Mv stands for?

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Sorry - MV  = Master Volume ie. how loud do you like to listen?

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24 minutes ago, jamiebosco said:

Sorry - MV  = Master Volume ie. how loud do you like to listen?

On my sr5013, General free to air viewing / Netflix 55-60.

Movies / music on the weekend 60-65. I think I've only gone past 65 a handful of times to show the control of the power amp. 

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