5 Things to Listen for When Choosing a Home Theater Subwoofer
A subwoofer is a purpose-built speaker designed to exclusively deliver bass, yet it may be the most important single part of any home theater. A properly designed subwoofer exploits the non-directionality of human low frequency perception, so a single subwoofer creates bass for all the other speakers in an audio system or home theater.
Low frequencies are critically important to the enjoyment of any music or cinematic content. The sounds the listener not only hears, but literally feels, and a huge part of the immediacy, excitement, and emotional impact of the source is contained there. But to unleash a truly convincing and immersive experience, the subwoofer must do its job properly.
Whereas choosing a full-range speaker is a highly personal and subjective decision, choosing the best subwoofer for you is a complete objective process. A great subwoofer must do its job in five highly objective and easily understood ways:
From infectious bass guitar riffs and drum beats to attention-grabbing action movie and TV sound effects, a subwoofer unleashes low frequency content a speaker is simply not equipped to handle. And while some subwoofers merely add more bass, a world-class subwoofer elevates the listening experience in a unique and visceral way that makes everything you listen to more convincing and immersive, as if you’re onstage or in the middle of the action.
From our most compact sealed box SB-1000 subwoofer to the flagship ported box PB16-Ultra, all SVS subwoofers are engineered with the five key performance attributes driving our design philosophy. To make choosing a subwoofer as easy as possible, SVS offers a risk-free 45-day in-home trial with fast and free shipping and returns, so you can judge for yourself, in your own home, how a world-class subwoofer can impact your home audio experience.
If you’re ready to unleash world-class bass in your home theater or music system, start browsing all SVS subwoofers now.
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1000 Series Subwoofers
Changed the subwoofer game by bringing world-class subwoofer performance to a new level of affordability. 1000 Series subwoofers 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 Subwoofers
Complete reimagining of the most popular SVS subwoofer models of all-time. 2000 Pro Series subwoofers 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
3000 Series Subwoofers
Reference subwoofer performance hits new lows. 3000 Series subwoofers 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
4000 Series Subwoofers
Reference quality bass, groundbreaking SVS value. 4000 Series subwoofers 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
16-Ultra Series Subwoofers
The ultimate reference standard for bass. 16-Ultra Series subwoofer 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
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