Already Satisfied...haven't even received it yet
Dear Potential Buyers AND SVS (SVS scroll to the bottom),
I have done plenty of research around subwoofers across a wide range of brands and prices and SVS was constantly showing up and after watching ample amounts of reviews online and reading some written reviews/comparisons...I already know that my less than 280 sq/f room is going to change dramatically. However, you would think that one would write a review AFTER receiving the product, but not me. To be entirely honest, not only did I constantly see others commenting on their customer support, but I decided to try their support myself and I'll tell ya, they're the Chick Fil-A of audio customer support. People understood exactly what I was asking, responses via phone call and online chat were quick and my questions were answered respectfully and in detail that I could understand.
I know this subwoofer is going to do miracles too because right now I am running a Sony subwoofer that's over 8 years old and boasts a maximum of 120W...yes, 210W. Jumping to a starting wattage of 800 will be noticable, but I also know that not only is their sound quality clean and clear, but it is well tuned. To any interested buyers, if you order you need to learn how the different modes work. Sealed mode for music will make a noticable change that many find more pleasing to listen to but you will need to insert the foam things and change it on your phone app. I think if you are spending this much on a subwoofer, one should take the time to learn so they tailor their experience to what they need. I won't say you should go with the SB-3000 if you don't want to learn, but I would argue (excluding small environments need compact) the BP-3000 is the better deal because it can do both ported which is usually more desired for movies, and sealed which is more desired for music whereas the SB-3000, your only option is sealed.
For casual home theatre people who want a b***** experience, this will more than suffice for your experience as well as anyone else in the room (do that subwoofer crawl...it exists for a reason). If you're looking for the more optimal experience and your budget is deeper, the PB-4000 is awesome since its the happy middle between the PB-3000 and the 16 Ultra series...but I would recommend the PB16-Ultra first. If I could have dual PB16-Ultra's, I would have them in a heartbeat (remember that 1-year trade up program for in case you change your mind and decide to go 4000/16ultra). Just remember, the PB-3000 is a beast as many other reviews also express; so, don't think because you're not getting the Ultra or the 4000 that you're getting jipped of a great experience. This sub will be a point of conversation after you demo it to your friends, I almost guarantee. Added bonus, it's black ash veneer makes it easier to incorporate into your home without it looking odd and out of place. Black does go with everything. Some may think the look of a subwoofer is not appealing but personally I think the grill cover is less appealing.
To those looking into the PB-3000, I hope my review was helpful and I did not deter you. If you were at all questioning your choice during this read, let me remind you that even after everything I have written in this, I still bought one with my own money. I am personally not concerned and god forbid something goes awry, I know I am still going to be well taken care of by their customer service. If you want a well-rounded experience that makes you want to be a returning customer as well as makes you want to recommend them to others, SVS is the one of few all-around brands that will provide you that. So if I can leave you with one last thing, it's this:
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue
Is the right choice for you!
If you do read this, I personally recommend changing the cover/grill thing to a darker black felt-like material (or at least felt-looking material) such as what you would find on Klipsch, Sony's, Bose, etc.. It makes it easier to blend it into other audio systems integrator speaker lines without looking separate/off-brand. This change would make these speaker much more appealing to who are also focused on aesthetic matching (my other half wanted me to stick with Klipsch to match the rest of our speakers but in no way, shape, or form am I buying a Klipsch subwoofer). So, with first hand experience as well, I can attest that there is a lot of others out there who think the same. To me, that becomes an entire sector of customers lost just because they do not match which cannot be that difficult of a change to make to appeal to those audiences. I recommend considering designing them to all be swappable with other models and just sell it separately...or make it the standard grill that gets shipped...or do both to appeal to both areas of your customer base. If you do find a way to make these style grills, please email me because I want to be at the top of that list. Also, I have seen some reviews online that if you have these subs on carpet and you drag, paint comes off...don't want to test this out myself because my carpets are roughed up enough already thanks to my new puppy, but something I recommend looking into just as a precaution (The_VillaMan on Youtube who is one of your reviewers noticed this issue as well as a reference).
You guys are awesome, you make amazing products, and offer respectable and reputable customer service. Never stop innovating and improving. The sky is the limit for you guys, so don't stop getting creative and innovating. All of the little things add up!