Press Reviews

  • SB-2000 Pro Receives the Home Cinema Choice Best Buy Award

    "A polished performer, capable of delivering deep bass from a compact cabinet, while simultaneously remaining controlled and fleet of foot. Cracking value."
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  • The SB-2000 Pro Receives the Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

    "Ridiculously impressive -- very fast, very tight, and very deep, with enough output to fill my room. It brings to a low price and small size a level of bass quality I didn’t think possible."
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  • The Pixelated Gamer Reviews the SB-1000

    "The SVS SB-1000 is an absolute workhorse and decimates the competition anywhere near its $500 price tag. Its compact size allows it to be placed just about anywhere, perfect for small to medium sized rooms. The sealed design and advanced DSP on-board delivers outstanding responsiveness, where each bass hit from the durable 12″ driver is shockingly fast and clean. This model shines in precision and clarity, delivering a wonderfully balanced experience. As it stands, the SB-1000 sub is the undisputed king at its price point and simply a phenomenal performer."
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  • HiFi Class (Poland) gives SB-1000 Five Stars

    “Massive, springy and strong bass from a small compact box. Effective and precise sound in a multi-channel configuration. It will also well complement the sound in the lowest tones of the classic stereo systems. Difficult to upset even when I forced it to work at higher than average volume levels - the bass was always played with proper control, without compression or audible distortions. Boasts performance I would expect from much more expensive constructions.”
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  • HiFi (Netherlands) Gives the SB-3000 Subwoofer Five Stars!

    "This sub has an enormous amount of power and knows how to implement that power perfectly. All the bass tones that the SB-3000 performs sound tight, fast, detailed, full and deep. The only way you could improve the sound is to add a second one to create a stereo image. It is guaranteed to cost much more to find the same quality elsewhere. I can't help but give the SB-3000 five stars. The operation via the app is very useful, the sub is high-end looking and compact (for a subwoofer). The SB-3000 manages to produce enough violence with perfect timing and depth for abundant film and music enjoyment."
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  • SB-1000 Awarded "Best Subwoofer for Small Spaces" by Wirecutter

    "Measuring 13½ by 13 by 14⅝ inches (HWD), it’s compact enough to hide under many end tables, yet this 12-inch subwoofer actually exceeds the performance of some larger subs we tested. Its punchy, well-defined sound makes it better for music than for action movies, but it’ll do a respectable job with anything you play through it."
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  • SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives CE Pro "CES/CTA Mark of Excellence" Award

    "SVS SB-3000 goes where no subwoofer of its size or price has gone before. The sub produces output and deep bass extension below 20Hz enhanced by an advanced DSP and subwoofer app control."
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  • SB-3000 Receives Soundstage "2019 Products of the Year" Award

    "The bass I heard from this small box, unassuming yet nice to look at, bordered on the difficult to believe -- very fast, very tight, very deep, with more than enough output to fill my 15’L x 12’W x 8’H room with sound-pressure levels that would satisfy all but the most demanding bass heads."
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  • TONE Audio Reviews the PC-4000 Subwoofer

    "Digs down deep. In a larger room, it was easy to achieve near concert hall levels, and we could not drive the PC-4000 to clipping or exceed the woofers excursion levels. Excellent upper bass response, with low coloration, making it easy to mate with a wide range of main speakers. If you need bass, and floor space is at a premium, the SVS PC-4000 is the way to go." Read Full Review
  • SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives HomeTheaterReview's "Best of 2019" Award

    “For those looking for a right-priced yet highly powerful sealed box subwoofer, the SVS SB-3000 is a perfect choice for so many music and home theater enthusiasts. Greg Handy wrote: "If you're looking for state-of-the-art, high performing subwoofer, with small proportions and the qualities of a sealed enclosure, the SVS SB-3000 is worth every penny and more in my opinion."
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  • AV Forums (UK) Editors Choice Award Given to the SB-3000 Subwoofer

    “It’s remarkable how deep and powerful the SB-3000 is considering its relatively small cabinet. However, it never loses its sense of timing and precision, delivering pin-point accuracy and plenty of speed. It retains a refinement and musicality that is genuinely excellent but still delivers seismic levels of low frequency energy.”
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  • SB-3000 Receives Positive Feedback "Writers Choice" Award

    "These subs allowed me to discover low frequency information that let me appreciate most compositions in a different way. Because the foundation became more accurate, pronounced, and coherent, the music just made more sense. The SVS subs enhanced my system in terms of soundstage, dynamics, and they didn't get in the way. On the contrary, once properly set up they enabled the system to play cleaner and seemed to take some of the burden off the main amplifier/speaker chain. The SVS SB-3000 is the most cost-effective way I know of to transform your restricted lower frequency monitors or floorstanders into a full-range system without sacrificing any quality." Read Full Review
  • The SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives Sterophile's Editor's Choice Award

    "The sub-$1000 SB-3000 wins because it incorporates the technology of SVS's flagship SB16-Ultra, is user-friendly, produces highly musical, pitch-perfect, floor-shaking bass, and offers wireless connectivity and total smartphone control from my listening room seat."
  • SalonAV (Russia) Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

    “Bass from the SB-3000 comes across with a natural attack and without extraneous overtones. With action movies, it demonstrated the rate of fire in the literal sense of the word - the rumble of tank guns, howitzers volleys, machine-gun and machine-gun fire, numerous explosions ... I could not even believe that such a compact bass machine could hit so hard on the ears. Everything sounded apart in completely different tones, although in almost the same frequency range, with a minimum of conventions. After some time, you forget that there is a subwoofer in the system, so organically it fits into the soundstage. When there are no inharmoniously prominent elements in the sound picture, the emotional impact is extremely strong. And this, in my opinion, is the main difference between the SB-3000 and other models on the market.”
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  • Stereophile Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

    The SB-3000's pitch-perfect room-pressurizing bass, small size, low weight, rugged construction, and reliable smartphone app make it an outstanding choice. I was unprepared for the fun I had reviewing this subwoofer. Coupled with both the ESL-989s and LS50s, twin SB-3000s delivered solid bass down to 16Hz in my small listening room—I still don't quite believe it—without bloat or overload. New lows in reference subwoofer performance, indeed!
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  • 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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  • AVReport.ru Reviews the SB-4000 Subwoofer (Russia)

    "Brutal, but beautiful in its own way. Deep, smooth and superbly fast bass. Potent, clear and energetic with movies and pristinely natural with music. Output from the SB-4000 is so seamlessly and inconspicuously stitched with the voices of speakers it provides a clear transfer of details and an accurate attack. A rare quality for a subwoofer."
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  • SVS PB-3000 Subwoofer Receives Soundstage Access's Reviewer's Choice Award

    "The PB-3000 proved so capable of massive output with very-low-frequency effects from this blockbuster that it could move my room with apparent ease. Once you hear a sonic blast out of this sub, you’ll understand that when its amp sends 2500W of peak power to its woofer cone, all of that juice is transformed into clean, room-shaking, low-frequency soundwaves. It reaches musical and cinematic depths with ease and grace, and its app provides a multitude of options for shaping the sound to suit both it and your listening space. The PB-3000 is the first subwoofer that I can describe as being fun to use. It’s a snap to install, delivers the goods with rumbling authority, and can be modified to suit your needs and tastes in real time, from the comfort and convenience of your listening and/or viewing chair. The future of subwoofing is here, and it’s the SVS PB-3000."
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  • Positive Feedback Reviews Dual SB-3000 Subwoofers

    "Changed my expectation of what can be accomplished in a $1K subwoofer and was the perfect complement to my system. Once you hear the expanded soundstage, and all the weight, punch, and rich textures missing from the music, you'll never want to go back. The SB-3000 is diminutive in size, with the heart of a lion. An ideal solution for reference bass in audiophile music system. Highly recommended."
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  • SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives the EISA Best Product Award for Home Theater Subwoofers

    "For its SB-3000 subwoofer, SVS takes the performance-first ethos of its higher-end models and brings it to a new, lower price point. Featuring a freshly designed 13.5in driver in a compact, sealed cabinet, allied to an 800W Sledge DSP amplifier, this dedicated bass-maker excels when it comes to depth, speed, control and slam. Movie soundtracks hit hard, while music playback benefits from nuanced, tight bass. It’s a tweaker’s delight too, with SVS’s Bluetooth control app offering parametric EQ to match its performance to your listening room, in addition to quick adjustments of level, and sound preset selection. For those seeking a sub offering both power and precision, the SB-3000 is difficult to resist."