Press Reviews

  • 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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  • Audioholics and Sound + Vision love the new PB13-Ultra

    "The PB13-Ultra was quite possibly the best subwoofer I've ever had in my system. It went lower and louder than any single-piece sub I've tried here, and it did so without producing a hint of excessive sound on the middle-bass octaves from 60Hz on up."
    "Massive wattage and slick control in a compact package."
    "The PB13-Ultra is a very powerful subwoofer that is competently engineered, heavily built, bulletproof, high tech and high output, possessing true extension to below 20Hz and a ton of configurability options. It’s a clear winner!"
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  • The Legato Subwoofer is marveled at by Home Theater Shack

    "SVS has delivered a unique system in Legato - they've given home theater and music lovers the chance to purchase a dual subwoofer system and locate them flexibly with a central DSP amplifier."
    "... it was a marvel of engineering that so much performance could be had with so little floor space sacrificed."
    "SVS as usual, has put a lot of thought and care into designing the Legato subwoofer system. It offers a degree of flexibility and out of the box functionality rarely matched in today's Internet Direct and commercial subwoofer offerings."
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  • 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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  • 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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  • PB12-Plus Sound+Vision Magazine Editor's Choice 2010

    Sound + Vision's Brent Butterworth reviews the PB12-Plus. His take: "Innovative company" "...the PB12-Plus delivered perhaps the most detailed, subtle performance of all these subs."
    "Probably the best deal going on a high end subwoofer."
    "From its ungodly output capabilities, true 20Hz extension, and ability to play clean and distortion free, the PB12-Plus DSP has truly earned the right to be called a "subwoofer."
    "This superbly-built sub includes quality amplification, a sweet-sounding 12-inch driver and plenty of adjustability."
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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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  • Home Theater Sound highly recommends the PC12-Plus Subwoofer

    "With this model, SVS literally thought outside the box."
    "The SVS PC12-Plus is an extremely versatile subwoofer that plays both music and film soundtracks in a way that belies its paltry asking price."
    "Highly recommended."
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  • Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity Calls the PC13-Ultra a "fantastic subwoofer"

    "So as to not mince words, the PC13-Ultra knocked me on my tail. We're talking wall shaking, glass-rattling, floor-rumbling bass."

    "The PC13-Ultra is a fantastic subwoofer. It has tons of power, useable output well into the infrasonic range, yet remains musical. How SVSound manages to make such an amazing product for $1,399 is beyond me. It must be that disintermediation thingy. I already own five subwoofers, but I still didn't want to let this one go. Highly recommended!"

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  • Prime Series Speakers Receive Digital Trends Editors Choice Award

    "With effortless performance, elegant design, and striking value, SVS’ Prime Series hits the ultimate sweet spot in the audiophile segment."

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  • HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews the Prime Satellite 5.1 Surround System

    "SVS has redefined value for the satellite speaker category by packing an astonishing amount of sound quality into a very small speaker cabinet, at an extremely aggressive price. The SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 home theater system is the best satellite speaker surround sound system I know for under $1,000. Congratulations, SVS. The old king is dead, long live the new king."

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  • AVS Forum - Mark Henninger Reviews the Prime Satellite 5.1 System

    "SVS has achieved a great balance of price, performance, aesthetics, and physical size with its Prime-series speakers… When I look at them and listen to them, I tend to forget how affordable they are. There's simply no sign of any cut corners; SVS Prime speakers exude nothing but pure competence with style to match."

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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Tower Loudspeaker

    "The Ultra Tower offers a listener serious power – thickly textured and finely tuned power – loaded with an amazing depth of sound. Delivered sweet audio, with a very powerful yet relaxed presence, punctuated by the expansive sound I was seeking. Soundstage and imaging were excellent, with pinpoint precision of voices and samples. SVS Ultra Towers can make audiophile dreams come true possessing the ability to tackle discerning two-channel listening and the dynamic demands of full-on home theater presentations."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

    "Off-axis performance was excellent with highly intelligible vocals. Issued an expansiveness of sound that was breathtaking. They do everything exceptionally well while offering enthusiasts a price to performance ratio that ranks at the top of the industry. It’s quite amazing that SVS managed to cage such great potential in a space friendly center channel speaker."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf Loudspeaker

    "Performance wise, this dynamo is off the charts, possessing the ability to throw a massive audiophile grade soundstage. It’s a speaker that plays twice its size. I was floored by its evenness of sound, low-end punch, tightness, and clarity. Projects an airy aura and composition of soundstage that is exceptional."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Surround Loudspeaker

    "Versatility, easy-to-use bracket system, and great sound quality are delivered in a space-friendly design. The Ultra Surrounds produce an intricate side and backend presentation that kept my head on a swivel. Surround activity was spectacularly layered and truly immersive."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Prime Elevation Loudspeaker

    "Brings immersive sound to life, while offering an insane amount of versatility because of its size and mounting system. I was impressed with the speaker’s controlled crispness as volume increased. The Elevations have a breadth of sound and wide dispersion that literally creates a blanket effect. Well done, SVS. Atmos has never sounded this good!"
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

    "This sub is insanely good… and two of them? Off the charts! I can’t speak highly enough of the sub’s integration offerings, especially when used with software such as Room EQ Wizard – Bravo, SVS! And taking the subs beyond reference levels isn’t a problem (I was never able to reach a breaking point). The crossover from subwoofers to speakers was undetectable, blending with a seamless grace that truly picky enthusiasts would appreciate. Super clean bass that thunders with precision."
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