Press Reviews

  • CNET Names SB-1000 Best Subwoofer Under $500

    “I've used a lot of subwoofers in my time, but nothing has so far matched SVS in terms of value for money. I use the larger SB-4000 as part of the CNET test system, but the SB-1000 is a great sub. It's compact and offers satisfyingly deep bass for both movies and music. It makes a great companion to single soundbars with a sub out connection too.”
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  • The Pixelated Gamer Reviews the SB-1000

    "The SVS SB-1000 is an absolute workhorse and decimates the competition anywhere near its $500 price tag. Its compact size allows it to be placed just about anywhere, perfect for small to medium sized rooms. The sealed design and advanced DSP on-board delivers outstanding responsiveness, where each bass hit from the durable 12″ driver is shockingly fast and clean. This model shines in precision and clarity, delivering a wonderfully balanced experience. As it stands, the SB-1000 sub is the undisputed king at its price point and simply a phenomenal performer."
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  • HiFi Class (Poland) gives SB-1000 Five Stars

    “Massive, springy and strong bass from a small compact box. Effective and precise sound in a multi-channel configuration. It will also well complement the sound in the lowest tones of the classic stereo systems. Difficult to upset even when I forced it to work at higher than average volume levels - the bass was always played with proper control, without compression or audible distortions. Boasts performance I would expect from much more expensive constructions.”
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  • SB-1000 Awarded "Best Subwoofer for Small Spaces" by Wirecutter

    "Measuring 13½ by 13 by 14⅝ inches (HWD), it’s compact enough to hide under many end tables, yet this 12-inch subwoofer actually exceeds the performance of some larger subs we tested. Its punchy, well-defined sound makes it better for music than for action movies, but it’ll do a respectable job with anything you play through it."
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  • Gadgetreview.com - James Pikover Reviews the SB-1000

    "The SVS SB-1000 is a powerful and price-conscience subwoofer to give your entertainment center the bass it doesn’t just need, but that it deserves… I can’t recommend the SB-1000 enough."
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  • The Man Cave Cinema Reviews the SB-1000

    “…butter smooth and hard hitting at the same time……you will most definitely fall in love with it, like I did. Also for $499 you just can’t go wrong."
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  • Audiofi.net - Sujesh Pavithran Reviews the SB-1000

    "This has to be one of the best bang-for-buck subwoofers in the market right now."
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  • PB-1000 Subwoofer Wins the Audioholics 2013 Consumer Excellence Award

    "Let's recap. Great price, check. Great performance, check. Great customer service, check. Three checks and the PB-1000 breezes into a winning spot in our 2013 Consumer Excellence Award competition."
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  • Reference Home Theater - Chris Heinonen Reviews the PB-1000 Subwoofer

    "As subwoofers go, for $500 it's going to be hard for another sub to beat the PB-1000... Highly recommended."
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  • Audiohead Reviews the PB-1000 Subwoofer

    "I immediately noticed a positive impact on the sound... you can feel it in your chest. Movies explode, delight and frighten just a little more with a lower sub sonic signature."
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  • Sound&Vision Magazine - Brent Butterworth Reviews the SVS PB-1000

    "I don't need to come up with any flowery verbiage or clever analogies to sum up the PB-1000. Its performance speaks for itself... the best thrill ride I've gotten from a sub-$500 sub."
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  • Stephen Withers - AVForums, Reviews the PB-1000 Subwoofer

    "The PB-1000 produces the kind of forceful, yet detailed bass that we would expect from more powerful and certainly more expensive subwoofers… If SVS's goal was to create a subwoofer that could deliver deep bass at a price that doesn't require deep pockets, then they have succeeded beyond all hope."
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  • Home Theater Shack Reviews the SB-1000 and PB-1000 Subwoofers

    SB-1000
    "I found myself falling for this dinky overachiever...the SVS SB1000 is amazing for its size. When you look at this thing you almost can't help but laugh and think "That's a subwoofer?" Put in a blu-ray with a pounding soundtrack though and the laughter will stop, because it's probably going to leave you amazed."
    PB-1000
    "The PB1000 handled its sweeps down to "feel it" level... the bass was potent and rich...and had a very clean presentation to boot. I could actually feel it in my chest...with powerful depth and impact."
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  • Digital Hippos Reviews the SB-1000 and PB-1000 Subwoofers

    SB-1000
    "...represents a stunning achievement that must have the competition shaking in their boots...What SVS Sound has done with the SB-1000 is nothing short of amazing."

    PB-1000
    "...the pinnacle of value in home theater...To say that this sub digs deep would be a huge understatement...you will not be dissapointed."
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  • Technology Tell reviews the PB-1000 subwoofer

    "The only incredible thing about its price is how low it is: just $499 for an incredibly well-engineered 10-inch sub capable of reaching down to an astounding 19 Hz."
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  • About.com Reviews the SB-1000

    "If you are looking for a subwoofer that provides a good balance of power output, low frequency response, installation convenience and price definitely give the SB-1000 consideration….with its easy-to-hide compact size, this subwoofer can make a great addition to your system…"
    "I found that the SB-1000 provided very good tight bass for its small size…On music-based material, the SB-1000 reproduced good overall bass response, doing especially well with music tracks featuring acoustic bass detail…"
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