for the movies, it is close to svs sb12-nsd (the sealed one) or am i wrong ?
Its an aesthethic subwoofer & the customer overpays because of the design. Not saying it doesn't perform...it just doesn't perform that well compared to say real wood veneer types using peerless xls 10" drivers @1/4 of the cost. & the 12" xxls driven with real 400w RMS amp unit, would completely, in every way out perform it musically & movie-wise @ a little over 1/3rd the cost.
Also these veneers are really aesthetically acceptable while being as good or better quality. Of course the king of budget HT subwoofers wouldn't stand a chance against B&Ws, B&O like designed PV1 or PV1D but would absolutely out-perform it exactly where it counts in HT or DIY-HT,mabey not in music, the next one down does that with ease, but in good old room crushing dynamics with the likes of "Flight of the phoenix" plane crash scene. This one stands @ half of the cost of a PV1D.
Even B&Ws own wood-type subwoofers starting from the ASW-610 would give this a good fight, while outperforming it in the important areas.... A case of 'Whatever floats your boat'...if you want double-driven design, one being a passive driver & If you want an subwoofer that wouldn't look out of place on the Starship enterprise & performs about the same as a £300 budget sub... go right ahead.
I'm using the PV1D since a few months now.
It's a very "discrete" sub, the punch is there but not too aggressive.
For music listening honestly I prefer to keep it out of the game as my B&W CM9 sound much better alone... even with bass-challenging tracks.
i still did not understand if this is a limit of this sub, but I can see no benefit brought by the PV1D in a 2.1 configuration.
Please note that the SUB is connected in a MONO config directly to the HT amplifier, which is typical of Home Theater setups, where the SUB takes only the LFE channel. I did not try the other connection possibilities that this sub offers.
I will have to do more tests.
just bought the pv1d, after trying to buy the old one when it was getting to the end of its run, im delighted with it kinda already knew what i was buying, pv1 or pv1d, in my opinion the pv1d is different, its subtle but there is a difference id say just a tad more punch more pointed delivery that round edge is just a bit harder than the pv1 was which is no bad thing all in excellent. thats my tupence worth.
A shorter review could be: "This is a good sub." And then the 5 stars... No, seriously, some more details wouldn't hurt. Description of the sound quality in just two sentences: is OK for Twitter, I guess...
Didn't rate the PV1 as a movies sub, bought a Velo. Still, to each their own.
All sounds very impressive, which I was expecting to be honest. I would of liked to read something about its ability with music as that's far more important than movies. If they get music right with a new sub, then getting a sub to sound good with movies is already assumed.
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