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My guess is that the trend in the market is smaller because of the WAF and people just want small and compact units. I would personally like a larger sub than my ACI Force. The 10" unit does a fantastic job and is much more musical then the 12" sub I had. I prefer the Force over my previous sub because of the quality and musicality of it, no question about it... But when I'm watching movies I miss how much air a 12" unit can move.
Great review on the SVS PB-12 plus at Secrets. I enjoyed reading it and it very much influenced my decision to purchase that model today. It should be here next week. I wonder how the newer version compares to the older version you reviewed. Thanks again.
Chris Eberle said:
A sub-moving wife is all the more reason to get a large one. At 127 pounds, my wife won't be moving our SVS PB-12 Plus any time soon! Frankly, I won't be moving it either.
Any well made sub that can reach realistic (20Hz Flat) frequencies and acceptable SPL's will suffice regardless of size and shape. I've always felt that seven quality bookshelf speakers mated with seven quality subwoofers would yield a great surround system. This theory is probably more cost affective than an expensive front end with di-pole surrounds augmented with subs for low frequencies because full range speakers will not be required and it eliminates placement issues. Either way, ones love for movies and music (...and ability to hear) should dictate the investment made and the willingness to deal with W.A.F's. When you buy your next home, specify a man-cave as a deal breaker and put to rest years of agony and grief!
Fantasy Edit: Can you imagine seven Paradigm Signature Sub 2's in a home theater system????