5 Tips For Pairing a Subwoofer with your Soundbar
If you’ve chosen a soundbar for lifestyle reasons or to get better sound than what your TV speakers provide, a subwoofer is a necessity. Subwoofers add thrilling immersive bass impact you can hear and feel and allow soundbars to focus on the mid and high frequencies, resulting in a noticeable improvement to the soundstage and overall audio experience. If you’ve never considered adding a subwoofer, you may have asked yourself, what is the best subwoofer for my soundbar?
To properly reproduce bass in music and low frequency effects in movies, a subwoofer needs a powerful motor and amplifier, rigid yet lightweight driver and an acoustically inert cabinet. It also requires careful tuning by an acoustic engineer. Many soundbars come packaged with subwoofers, but these imposter subs are little more than one-note bass boxes where the output is more of a distraction because of its muddying effect and high potential for distortion. Full disclosure, we’re a bit biased, but it’s certainly not what an artist or director intended you to hear.
The best subwoofers deliver massive output and hit the deepest bass notes with ease. Every note should be rendered with pinpoint tonal accuracy, no overhang and blend seamlessly with your soundbar. The best subwoofers effortlessly handle low frequencies without calling attention to themselves or overtaking the soundstage. For more on this, check out our article on What to Listen for When Choosing a Subwoofer.
Browse SVS Subwoofers by Series
Changed the game by bringing world-class performance to a new level of affordability. The 1000 Series feature high-excursion 12-inch (SB-1000) and 10-inch (PB-1000) drivers and 300 watts RMS, 700+ watts peak power amplifier with advanced DSP tuning.View 1000 Series
2000 Pro Series
Complete reimagining of the most popular SVS subwoofer models of all-time. The 2000 Pro Series feature 12-inch high-excursion driver and 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power amplifier with advanced DSP tuning and smartphone app control.View 2000 Pro Series
Reference performance hits new lows. The 3000 Series feature 13-inch high-excursion driver with 800 watts RMS, 2,500+ watts peak power amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and SVS smartphone app for convenient DSP and control.View 3000 Series
Reference quality bass, groundbreaking SVS value. The 4000 Series feature 13.5-inch high-excursion driver, 1,200 watts RMS, 4,000+ watts peak power amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and SVS smartphone app for convenient DSP and control.View 4000 Series
The ultimate reference standard for bass. The 16-Ultra Series feature a 16-inch high-excursion driver with 8-inch voice coil, 1,500 watts RMS, 5,000+ watts peak power amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and SVS smartphone app for convenient DSP and control.View 16-Ultra Series
Audio System Setup Articles
Share Your Thoughts