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Positive Feedback Reviews the SB16-Ultra

Positive Feedback Reviews the SB16-Ultra

"I could really feel and hear every bit of nuance the artist intended. The bass lines were just endless, and there wasn't a task too large for the SVS SB16-Ultra. Every frequency was played with ease and volume…I wanted to re-watch my entire movie collection to see what I've been missing. This is the missing link to total immersion, where one can both hear and feel the directors' intent. It's obvious SVS has something special here. They've put a ton of care into the design of this subwoofer, from the shipping box, to the sub itself, the app experience, and to the actual product delivered to the end user—a perfect musical experience all packed into one."

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Stereoplay (Germany) Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Stereoplay (Germany) Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"They’re one of the few speakers that do everything well…rare combination of good sound quality and affordability. Great treble response, smooth mid-range and deep accurate bass makes them a great choice for both movies and music."

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The SB16-Ultra Receives AVTech Media's Best Subwoofer Award

The SB16-Ultra Receives AVTech Media's Best Subwoofer Award

"For an authoritative and largescale sub-bass experience to accompany your movies, SVS’s mightily impressive SB16-Ultra is an essential audition. A newly designed 16-in bass driver, claiming a massive 3.7-in excursion, is partnered with a 1500W Sledge DSP amplifier, and the result is a thrilling combination of slam, speed, and precisions, with a low-frequency extension that unearths the deepest soundtrack details."

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Sterophile Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Sterophile Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"Pitch-perfect, detailed, fast bass, and enough power to function in my large listening room. Reproduced the deepest notes with mass and solidity. No muddying of the clarity and transparency of the highs. The dynamics ranged from soft murmurs to a thunderous rumble. A Class A component if ever there was one."

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PB16-Ultra Subwoofer Receives the European Imaging and Sound Association's EISA Award

PB16-Ultra Subwoofer Receives the European Imaging and Sound Association's EISA Award

"This sub is insanely good… and two of them? Off the charts! I can’t speak highly enough of the sub’s integration offerings, especially when used with software such as Room EQ Wizard – Bravo, SVS! And taking the subs beyond reference levels isn’t a problem (I was never able to reach a breaking point). The crossover from subwoofers to speakers was undetectable, blending with a seamless grace that truly picky enthusiasts would appreciate. Super clean bass that thunders with precision."

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Home Cinema Choice Reviews the 16-Ultra Series Subwoofers

Home Cinema Choice Reviews the 16-Ultra Series Subwoofers

"Fear-inducing SPLs. Bass that you feel as well as hear. Delicious weight and scale, without a trace of distortion…beauty of its tone to bathe in…a full-bodied experience. It’s jaw on the floor stuff."
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The SB16-Ultra Receives the Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

The SB16-Ultra Receives the Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

"Incredibly dynamic and slamming. Explosions thundered, then rolled through the room and I was able to feel each concussive shockwave. Energized my space with super-deep, articulate bass. A true reference-quality subwoofer."
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AVS Forum Reviews the SB16-Ultra

AVS Forum Reviews the SB16-Ultra

"The ability to handle bass moments with both power and dexterity is what really impressed but the SB16-Ultra also managed to deliver incredibly low frequencies without distorting. It was a highly accomplished performance that showed how effective SVS's efforts have been in delivering a sealed subwoofer that can hold its own against ported boxes. It's was like the subwoofer equivalent of Muhammad Ali, producing the low frequency sledge hammer punch of the best ported subwoofers but with the fast footwork of the best sealed boxes. Tight, powerful, natural and fast, this subwoofer delivers on all levels."
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Review of the PB16-Ultra Subwoofer by Z Reviews

Review of the PB16-Ultra Subwoofer by Z Reviews

"This is the scariest subwoofer I’ve ever played with. I am not able to go to the limit on this subwoofer. It makes the fur on my arms stand up"

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Audioholics Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Audioholics Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"Tight and natural sounding. The SVS SB16-Ultra was capable of subtlety but also brought grandeur when asked. Hit hard when it needed to and had a soft touch in those moments when less-is-more. It never strained at any volume, no matter how loud I cranked it. At times beautiful and other times thunderous. A top-notch subwoofer."

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