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Home Cinema Choice - Ed Selley Reviews the SB12-NSD

Home Cinema Choice - Ed Selley Reviews the SB12-NSD

"Overall, the SB12-NSD is a talented bass beast that marries impressive weight with control and finesse… the SVS boasts excellent low-end extension and ferocity – but is also fast, detailed and extremely accurate."

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Audioholics reviews the SB12-NSD Subwoofer

Audioholics reviews the SB12-NSD Subwoofer

"At the end of our term with the SB12-NSD we came away impressed with the overall build quality, look and behavior of this small sealed unit. Highly Recommended."
"...after spending a few weeks getting intimately acquainted with the review unit provided by SVS, we found very little to gripe about and a whole lot to like."
"Diminutive form factor + light weight allows plenty of placement options"
"Impeccable design execution and optimization"

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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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Audioholics gives the PB12-NSD their

Audioholics gives the PB12-NSD their "Bassaholic" seal of approval

"At the end of the day that is what a subwoofer is supposed to do and the PB12-NSD does not disappoint."
"...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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Sound + Vision Gives the PB12-NSD Subwoofer a Rave Review

Sound + Vision Gives the PB12-NSD Subwoofer a Rave Review

"A true reference-grade sub at a super-affordable price"
"SVS claims on its site that the frequency response measurement of this sub is “ruler flat,” and they’re pretty much right."
"The PB12-NSD is a true reference-grade sub at a super-affordable price, delivering flat response and high output all the way down to 20 Hz."

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SB12-NSD Another AV Forums fave

SB12-NSD Another AV Forums fave

"Build and operation is smooth and apparently bomb proof, the finishes you're allowed are superb, it's looks distinctive without being overly extrovert."
... but ultimately it's the performance level achieved that sets the SVS SB12-NSD apart."
"... you can't go lower, louder, as cleanly as well as doing it all in such a musical fashion, with such impact, in such a small box."

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S-Series Speakers and SB12-NSD System Rave in Home Theater Shack

S-Series Speakers and SB12-NSD System Rave in Home Theater Shack

Enthusiast forums in the US have been just effusive of the newest SB12-NSD's. Home Theater Shack has long been a hotbed of SVS advice and fans but few know our products better than Dennis Doan. Accomplished musician and Doctor, Dennis knows a clean acoustical sound when he hears it! Both our S-Series speakers and the SB12-NSD got praise in this piece!
"This small sub is truly a giant killer."
"... incredible definition."
"...this little bugger will hold its own right to the level of wall destruction."

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