Press Reviews

  • HXOS+ SoundVision (Greece) Review the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    "The SB13 is a subwoofer to have a good time with, a speaker that nails you to your listening room and makes you want to watch more movies, throw more parties and listen to more music. It is accurate, speedy and doesn’t spout. It brings out elements in movies that would otherwise go unnoticed. Explosions acquire intense, falls are persuasive, and music is deeper than ever. Everything sounds exciting."
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  • Z-Reviews - Review of the PB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    "No home theater is complete without one. It’s like the whole room is breathing and it’s so fast. Witness me says the PB13. There’s no reason not to buy this sub."
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  • SB13-Ultra awarded as Stereophile "Recommended Component"

    “In its price range, it’s the best subwoofer I’ve heard”.

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  • Stereophile - Larry Greenhill Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    The SB13-Ultra's detailed, toe-tappingly pitch-perfect, stop-on-a-dime response, and its small size, low weight, rugged construction, superb finish, simple but sophisticated IFC control, sturdy drive-unit, and great customer support, all put it on my list of recommended subwoofers.
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  • Sound + Vision names our SB13-Ultra as “Best over $1000”

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  • Magazine-Audio.com Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer (French)

    "In this price range, I've never heard of subwoofer operate with as much ease, ever… highly recommendable"
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  • The Poor Audiophile - Review of the SB13-Ultra

    "If you’re an enthusiast who wants the speed and control of a sealed enclosure with the deep bass extension typical of a ported sub, then you’ve found your pot of gold in the SB13-Ultra...arguably one of the best (or possibly the best) price-performance value in subwoofers"
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  • Audioholics - Joshua Ricci Reviews the SB13-Ultra

    "I would expect no less than rock solid reliability and well balanced performance from any SVS subwoofer…the SB13-Ultra is my personal favorite…the SB13-Ultra operated and performed flawlessly…"
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  • Everything Audio - John Gatski Reviews the SB13-Ultra

    "Overall, the SB13-Ultra performance is so good, and its quality build and price so impressive, I have absolutely no negatives…For under $1,600, the SVS SB13-Ultra gets you a high-performance, acoustic suspension subwoofer that can handle about all the serious bass of a multi-channel or stereo speaker system."
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  • The PC13-Ultra Subwoofer Receives Stereowiseplus.com's Editor's Choice Award

    "The SVS PC13-Ultra seemed to easily handle whatever I threw its way. Bass had excellent low end extension, with no bottoming out…At an MSRP of $1,699 it is a real bargain for the performance you are getting!"
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  • The SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Receives HomeTheaterReview.com's Best of 2013 Award

    "Dollar for dollar, the SVS SB13-Ultra is one of the best (if not THE best) subwoofers on the market. Powerful, deep bass. Equally adept performance for music and moves. The only way to make it much better is to buy two."
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  • AVForums Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    "…one of the very best subwoofers I have had the pleasure of spending time with… The way the SB13-Ultra goes about low end exertion is so utterly convincing that going back to most other devices seems like a bit of a letdown afterwards."
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  • Big Picture Big Sound Reviews the SB13-Ultra

    "I couldn't believe how low this SVS could go. More importantly, I was struck by how clean and nuanced the bass is at even its lowest levels... It is far and away the deepest and most detailed sub I've had the pleasure of listening to in my home theater."
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  • HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    "I found the bass to be authoritative, while at the same time complimentary to the mids and highs. From the bass guitar to the djembes and piano, every low-frequency element was well fleshed out and engaging… With a sub of this caliber, you'll surely make enemies of your neighbors, but you'll have so much fun doing so that it's totally worth it. The bottom line is that the SVS SB13-Ultra is a meaningful audio component that's worth every penny of its $1,599 asking price.I found the bass to be authoritative, while at the same time complimentary to the mids and highs. From the bass guitar to the djembes and piano, every low-frequency element was well fleshed out and engaging… With a sub of this caliber, you'll surely make enemies of your neighbors, but you'll have so much fun doing so that it's totally worth it. The bottom line is that the SVS SB13-Ultra is a meaningful audio component that's worth every penny of its $1,599 asking price."
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  • Electronic House names the SB13-Ultra Best Products of 2013

    "Designed to deliver vigorous, versatile bass performance, the SVS SB13-Ultra is a low-frequency, high-output knockout offered at an unbeatable value, in a surprisingly elegant footprint."
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  • Home Theater Shack reviews the PB-13 Ultra Subwoofer

    "...the PB13 will challenge you to find a single weakness... It reached the deepest notes with ease, and was very crisp and clear the whole time, without getting muddy or boomy. Did I mention it was smooth? It was oh so smooth."
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  • SVS PC13-Ultra Subwoofer Review by Soundstage

    "The SVS SB13-Ultra is an exceptional product that is true to SVS's tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... this is an exceptionally high-performance subwoofer that can accurately reproduce the sound of music or movies."
    "Despite turning up the PC13-Ultra way higher than ARC suggested, I never ran out of headroom while watching movies. Not once did the SVS complain, distort, or otherwise signal that it was anywhere near reaching its limits."
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  • Widescreen Review Magazine Features the SB13-Ultra In their November Issue

    "The SVS SB13-Ultra is an exceptional product that is true to SVS's tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... this is an exceptionally high-performance subwoofer that can accurately reproduce the sound of music or movies."
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  • Sound + Vision Reviews the PC-13 Ultra Subwoofer

    "The SVS PC-13 Ultra is one of the best subwoofers you can buy."
    "It offers a range of sound characters to suit different tastes, enough digital features to optimize the sound for any room, and enough power for any conceivable residential application"
    "The combination of the three sound character options with advanced DSP capabilities and the PC-13 Ultra's sheer muscle gives you the ability to get pretty much any subwoofer sound you could want."
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  • AVForums' Russell Williams gives the SVS cylinders a Best Buy award!

    "If there is a single subwoofer that revolutionized both the price/performance ratio and the way we buy subwoofers, the SVS Powered Cylinder is it."
    "...what it does do very well is the task of producing accurate and powerful bass with depth and finese that most other subs in this price range cannot match."
    "Outstanding bandwidth uniformity, linear response, low distortion and true 20Hz extension, etc... There is a whole lot to like about the PB12-NSD..."
    "...the PB12-NSD fires on all cylinders and provides a bulletproof, low distortion bottom end. $769 shipped to your door is a bargain price for this kind of all around performance."
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