SVS just announced the 2000 Series home theater subwoofers, which reset the bar for subwoofer performance under $800. The new 500-watt subs include the sealed SB-2000 and the ported PB-2000. Both utilize a new Sledge STA-500D amplifier with DSP controls and re-designed 12-inch drivers.
The drivers consist of dual high-grade ferrite magnets and an FEA-optimized motor for nearly distortion-free performance. A reinforced Nomex spider was integrated for improved linearity and driver control, especially important when the STA-500D amp is pushing the subwoofers to maximum output levels. To ensure the SB-2000 (pictured top) and PB-2000 play their best long into the future, the driver also features a durable low-creep rubber long-throw surround and integrated tinsel leads to eliminate tinsel slap and improve reliability.
The Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier is incredibly powerful and flexible. Conservatively rated at 500 watts RMS continuous and 1100 watts peak dynamic, while a sophisticated DSP in the amplifier includes an array of filters and volume, gain, and phase controls for fine-tuning performance. A frequency-dependent limiter/compressor algorithm with adjustable attack/release and compression parameters offers the ultimate in refined behavior at the drive limits of the subwoofer system. The DSP amplifier is effortless in its delivery of all this power, yet it consumes less than half-a-watt in stand-by mode.
Sporting a compact, sealed enclosure weighing only 35 lbs. and measuring 14.2″ all-around (without feet and grille) with a staggering frequency response of 19-240Hz, the SB-2000 easily matches or beats the output levels of subwoofers twice the size and weight. Its understated but elegant appearance make moving and blending the SB-2000 into any listening environment a cinch. A new driver and amplifier, sealed cabinet and revised tuning let the SB-2000 achieve lightning fast transients and levels of articulation, musicality, dynamics and fathomless extension unequaled in other compact subwoofers.
For chest-thumping slam/impact and shear bass performance for the price, the company claims its ported PB-2000 subwoofer outperforms similarly sized subwoofers, without sacrificing musicality. Weighing in at 66 lbs., with cabinet dimensions of 20.9″ x 17.3″ x 22″, the PB-2000 is nearly twice the weight of the SB-2000 and dips all the way down to 17Hz, lower than some $2000 subs. The PB-2000 features a front-firing 4″ high-flow port with inner/outer port flares for energizing rooms of all size with low frequency dynamics that contribute to more exciting and realistic movie and music playback.
Both 2000 Series subwoofers feature comprehensive and flexible connectivity options for easy set-up and integration into any home theater or stereo system.
Price and Availability
The SVS SB-2000 is available now for $699
The SVS PB-2000 is available now for $799