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    Is that door to the left of the TV a closet? If so, you could go with the PB-2000 and sit it on the floor, in the closet.

    If you're into building things, you could always build a "false floor" over the sub so that you don't lose too much room in the closet.

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    Yeah it's a small coat closet, currently packed with stuff on hangers and on the floor lol. Hmm, so you don't think it would cause a problem to stuff it in a closet? The false floor thing would definitely be possible, my Dad does a lot of woodworking. We built those speaker stands and I was going to get him to help me build the new unit into the wall cubby to hold the TV/etc.
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    Bass is non-directional. A good test would be to move your current sub there, recalibrate it, and see how it sounds.

    The only issue might be airflow for the amp. Make sure nothing will block the flow to the sub's amp. Worst case it might need a fan behind the sub to keep air moving past it while it's on.

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    This is my other thought for the media center layout. I planned to have a bulge in the middle to pull the TV flush with the wall (the stand for stability reasons sticks out about 3-4 inches in front of the panel). What do you think about stuffing a PC-2000 behind the TV in a cutout in the design of the media unit?
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    Oh, woops we kinda posted at the same time. Hmm, well it will be hard to test the current sub there without somehow getting power in there (I do have a 25' sub cable I bought to do placement testing so I can use that to reach in there from the receiver). So, the other speakers I think I was considering at one time were the HSU bookshelf/center combo. Anyone have any input on those? So I guess I'd use 4x HSU bookshelf + center paired with the SVS sub and heights or maybe an HSU sub of some kind but still the SVS or something similar for heights? The price on the HSU stuff is a couple hundred cheaper for the 5.0 package. I'm just not sure about the horn thing (though they do describe they're not using them for a bright sound). The 92db sensitivity is attractive though.
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    Putting the sub behind the display would work as well. It would keep the sub in the front, which many think allows better integration with the LCR speakers, but it also hides it.

    As for HSU, I have no experience with them. They do have a big following.

    As for horn drivers, they do tend to, or at least used to, have a unique sound. It has been many, many years since I have heard speakers with horns.

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    So I just did a little looking and according to SVS's website between a Fry's and a Best Buy Magnolia Design Center that are both about 20 miles north of me I should be able to go check out both the SB and PB 1000/2000 and the satellites. I smell a short road trip this weekend.
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    Oh and thanks for the input on the sub. I sent that drawing to SVS and they said it should work just fine up there. so now I just have to decide for sure PB or PC. I'm kinda leaning towards the PC for future design integration when we eventually move and the frequency graph looks like it has a little stronger response on the subsonic stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpaluda View Post
    So I just did a little looking and according to SVS's website between a Fry's and a Best Buy Magnolia Design Center that are both about 20 miles north of me I should be able to go check out both the SB and PB 1000/2000 and the satellites. I smell a short road trip this weekend.

    Cool, be sure to let us know what they had and your impressions. Post a photo too.

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    So I managed to get up to look at stuff today. Fry's has a PB-2000, it wasn't hooked up, but on display. That thing is easily twice the size of my 8" velodyne lol.

    Then I went to the Magnolia design center and got to listen to the SB-2000, something from a different brand (don't remember now, and one of the higher end SVS subs. Also demo'd some definitive and Martin Logan speakers. Didn't like the definitive as much, big difference between the wood and plastic enclosure. I'm pretty sure it was the Martin Logan LX16 bookshelf speakers. What do you guys think of those? Any input? They seemed ok, but Magnolia didn't have any SVS bookshelfs to compare to just the satellites and I want to go bigger for the front L/R. What about Bowers & Wilkins 600 series I think it's the model 686. That was what I listened to the other day next to some Martins and I think I liked the Bowers better but the person was demo'ing both with music not movies.

    Also not sure what to make of the specs on each and compatibility/suitability of my Marantz 1606 to drive them. The Bowers are 8ohm but only around 85db sensitivity. The Martins are 92db but 5ohm. I'm also thinking I should go maybe with something around 3-400 a pair range in rear, and maybe save a bit more and dump extra into the 3 fronts plus forego height speakers for now (add on later) if I don't do the SVS bookshelf surround package. I think I'm now more confused than ever on what to get. There's just so many options how do you decide?
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