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The SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Receives HomeTheaterReview.com's Best of 2013 Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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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