Press Reviews

  • 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

    "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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  • Home Theater Shack Reviews the SB-1000 and PB-1000 Subwoofers

    SB-1000
    "I found myself falling for this dinky overachiever...the SVS SB1000 is amazing for its size. When you look at this thing you almost can't help but laugh and think "That's a subwoofer?" Put in a blu-ray with a pounding soundtrack though and the laughter will stop, because it's probably going to leave you amazed."
    PB-1000
    "The PB1000 handled its sweeps down to "feel it" level... the bass was potent and rich...and had a very clean presentation to boot. I could actually feel it in my chest...with powerful depth and impact."
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  • Digital Hippos Reviews the SB-1000 and PB-1000 Subwoofers

    SB-1000
    "...represents a stunning achievement that must have the competition shaking in their boots...What SVS Sound has done with the SB-1000 is nothing short of amazing."

    PB-1000
    "...the pinnacle of value in home theater...To say that this sub digs deep would be a huge understatement...you will not be dissapointed."
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  • 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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  • About.com Reviews the SB-1000

    "If you are looking for a subwoofer that provides a good balance of power output, low frequency response, installation convenience and price definitely give the SB-1000 consideration….with its easy-to-hide compact size, this subwoofer can make a great addition to your system…"
    "I found that the SB-1000 provided very good tight bass for its small size…On music-based material, the SB-1000 reproduced good overall bass response, doing especially well with music tracks featuring acoustic bass detail…"
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  • 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 magazine names the SB13-Ultra subwoofer best 18 products of 2012

    "No matter how loud I played it, I couldn't get the sub to bottom out or show any signs of strain. Furthermore, my room is more than 5,000 cubic feet, and I never once felt the subwoofer running out of headroom. That's pretty damn impressive."
    "Outstanding value. Powerful deep bass response. Built-in parametric EQ"
    "... the SB13-Ultra is going on my short list for future upgrades to my home theater. Highly recommended."
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  • Digital Trends reviews the SB13-Ultra

    "No matter what we threw at this subwoofer, it came back with exactly what we wanted to hear... If there is a more perfect subwoofer in production today, we haven't heard it."
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  • Widescreen Review Magazine Features the SB13-Ultra In their November Issue

    "Sound & Vision names the PC13-Ultra subwoofer best 23 products of 2012."
    "In his review of the PC13-Ultra, Brent Butterworth commended its versatile tuning options, which in combination withh advanced DSP capabilities allowed him to tune it for a fatter, more powerful sound, or a tighter, punchier one."
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  • 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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  • Home Theater Shack reviews the SB-13 Ultra Subwoofer

    "It is not just the aesthetics. It is not just the power. It is not just the precision and it is not just the level of detail that can be heard in the VLF range. It is all of these things combined that make the SB13 Ultra my Sub Zone Reviewer's Choice. There is simply no better performing subwoofer in its class."
    "It is not only a gorgeous piece of hardware but it performs like no other sub I have ever heard."
    "Knowing that there is a subwoofer that can reproduce incredibly dynamic bass with as much clarity, precision and 'Refined Brutality' for less than $2K ($1599 with free shipping to be exact) is a testament to the commitment of the SVS team and they should be applauded for it."
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  • 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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  • SB13-Plus Sound+Vision Certified and Recommended 2011

    Sound + Vision's Brent Butterworth reviews the SB13-Plus. His take: "...nothing but lean, deep, powerful bass. I just couldn't make this thing distort..." "...the SB13-Plus can keep up with its super size brethren..."
    "I cued up tracks from showboating bass players ..."yet the SB13-Plus portrayed them all beautifully, with plenty of punch and perfect pitch definition."
    "The result is a sub that never ever gets close to sounding like it's reaching it's limits and is as bomb proof in normal day-to-day abuse as it's possible to be."
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  • Home Theater Shack Loves the SB13-Plus Subwoofer

    "The beautiful looks, the metal grill, the single knob control, the multiple hook-ups, the Sledge™ amp with digital signal processing, make for a killer package."
    "This new SB-13 Plus subwoofer is certainly one of the great deals in today's home audio market."
    "If you want to save yourself lots of hassles, and money, believe those of us who have heard this sub. This is the one to put on the top of your “A” list., I didn't put it “one” on my list because I purchased two of them!"
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  • 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

    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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