SVS Press Ratings & Reviews

Browse home audio reviews of SVS speakers, subwoofers, cables, surround sound systems and speaker wire from experts across the world of home theater and hifi.

Current Product:

All Products

All Subwoofers

PB-1000 SB-1000 SB12-NSD PB-2000 PC-2000 SB-2000 PB12-Plus PC12-Plus PB13-Ultra PC13-Ultra SB13-Ultra PB-4000 PC-4000 SB-4000 PB16-Ultra SB16-Ultra

All Speakers

Prime Bookshelf Prime Center Prime Elevation Prime Satellite Prime Tower Prime Wireless Speaker System Ultra Bookshelf Ultra Center Ultra Surround Ultra Tower

All Systems

Prime Satellite 5.1 Ultra Bookshelf Surround Ultra Tower Surround

All Accessories

SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System SoundPath RCA Audio Interconnect Cable SoundPath Ultra Speaker Cable

Publications

About Area DVD AudioHead Audio FI Audioholics Audiophile Review Audio|Video Revolution AV2Day AV Forums AV Online AV Product Reviews AV Nirvana AV Rant AV Tech AV Tech Reviews AVS Forum Best Stuff Big Picture Big Sound Canada Free Press Canada HiFi CES CE PRO CNET Digital Hippos Digital Trends Electronic House European Imaging and Sound Association Everything Audio Gadget Review Geekanoids HiFiZine High Def Digest HiRes Audio Central Home Cinema Choice Home Theater Home Theater Equipment Home Theater Forum Home Theater Review Home Theater Shack Home Theater Sound HT Guys LA Audiofile Lifewire Magazine Audio Mancave Cinema The Master Switch The Missing Remote New Record Day Outer Audio PC World The Poor Audiophile Popzara Positive Feedback Reference Home Theater Residential Systems Screen Anarchy Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity Six Moons Sound Advice Sound & Vision Soundstage SoundStage Global SpareChange Stereo Mojo StereoNet Stereophile Stereowise Plus Technology Tell Tek Revue TharBamar The Absolute Sound Tone Audio Teknisk Ukeblad Video Magazine Widescreen Review Z Reviews
SELECT PRODUCT REVIEWS
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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

View the Award

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."

Read the full review

SB16-Ultra earns 2017 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Award

SB16-Ultra earns 2017 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Award

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."
Home Cinema Choice Best Buy Award

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."
Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

Ask an SVS Sound Expert

Have a question or need assistance placing your order? The SVS Sound Experts are standing by to help. Just call 1.877.626.5623 from Mon.-Fri. 9AM-9PM EST,Saturdays from 12PM-6PM, and Sundays from 12PM-4PM

You can also email us your question by filling out the form below, or live chat with us during the above hours.

Win an SB-1000 Subwoofer