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Dtown Reviews the PB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Dtown Reviews the PB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"This subwoofer kept surprising me again and again, he just didn't give in, he was present, contained and accurate. What makes him so good is the fact that his bass is so true, so accurate and fast, with excellent impact capabilities. He knows to be polite and strong, the Ultra 16 does not just come to show a large amount of boomy bass. That’s not the name of the game, but it knows how to play correctly with precision and impressive sound quality. These capabilities are very difficult to get from any other subwoofer."

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Enjoy the Music Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Enjoy the Music Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

“Setting up the SVS subs was easy and fun. I could feel the sub-sonic tones on the surface of my exposed skin, but I could swear I could feel my loose shirt sleeves vibrating against my arms. For those who desire more than a full-frequency range high-end system, spending more than the SVS's very reasonable price makes no sense. Highly recommended.”

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Dagogo Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Dagogo Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"I can kick myself for being so stubborn all these years, these decades about my feelings towards subwoofers. It was my long-held contention that subwoofers were the domain of failed speaker designers who just could not get the concept of full-range right. I’m human, I’m fallible, and I was wrong. That’s not to say that there aren’t some speakers that are capable of reproducing the full-range, but at what cost and size? The subwoofer and I are now inseparable. I am re-listening to music relishing those lower registers, appreciating drummers and bassists that much more."

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Stereophile Names SB16-Ultra as a Class A

Stereophile Names SB16-Ultra as a Class A "Recommended Component for 2018"

Stereophile magazine, the leading voice for audiophiles in the U.S., recently announced its “Recommended Components” for 2018 and honored the SVS SB16-Ultra with its highest “Class A” ranking for subwoofers. This is a real testament to the pinpoint accuracy and precisely controlled power of our reference subwoofer since the Stereophile reviewers are some of the most discerning in the world.

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SpareChange Reviews the PB16-Ultra (Youtube)

SpareChange Reviews the PB16-Ultra (Youtube)

"It can slam you hard in the chest or gently move the hair on your arms. For a subwoofer of this size, it handles transients amazingly, almost like a sealed subwoofer. And at the price, you simply won’t find a better subwoofer performer."

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SB16-Ultra Subwoofer Receives Audio Magazine's "Recommended Product" Award (Germany)

"The SB16 Ultra trembled the room – powerful, focused and long breath. An enormous amount of power for manageable money."

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SB16-Ultra Subwoofer named

SB16-Ultra Subwoofer named "Best Subwoofer You Can Buy" by Digital Trends

"It’s our favorite subwoofer ever, built to excel in any and all circumstances. Offers everything you could want in a subwoofer – high-end power, impressive clarity, precise detail, and good looks too."

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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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