Press Reviews

  • SVS PC13-Ultra Subwoofer Review by Soundstage

    "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."
    "Despite turning up the PC13-Ultra way higher than ARC suggested, I never ran out of headroom while watching movies. Not once did the SVS complain, distort, or otherwise signal that it was anywhere near reaching its limits."
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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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  • Sound + Vision Reviews the PC-13 Ultra Subwoofer

    "The SVS PC-13 Ultra is one of the best subwoofers you can buy."
    "It offers a range of sound characters to suit different tastes, enough digital features to optimize the sound for any room, and enough power for any conceivable residential application"
    "The combination of the three sound character options with advanced DSP capabilities and the PC-13 Ultra's sheer muscle gives you the ability to get pretty much any subwoofer sound you could want."
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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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  • 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 "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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