16-Ultra Series Subwoofers

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The Ultimate Reference Standard for Bass Has Arrived.

Reference SVS subwoofers set the standard for bass with effortless low frequency extension, massive output and pinpoint accuracy and speed in transients. Featuring three game-changing innovations: a robust 16” driver with unprecedented 8” voice coil, 1,500 watts RMS, 5,000+ watts peak amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and groundbreaking new SVS smartphone app for convenient DSP and control; the 16-Ultra Series are the ultimate reference standard for bass.
EISA Award - Best Product 2017-2018
HCReview - Reference Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
AVSForum - Top Choice 2017 Award
Audio Reference - 2018 Test Winner Award - SB16-Ultra
AVForums - Highly Recommended Award
Stereoplay - Highlight Award
Audioholics - Bassaholic Certified Extreme Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
CES Innovation Awards - 2017 Best of Innovation
Stereophile - 2019 Recommended Component Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

User Reviews

Win G. Reviews the PB16-Ultra

"Buy a PB16 for a lifetime of great music and movies. All the hype... it’s real. Plug this beast in and enjoy the thunder"- Win G.

Tony M. Reviews the SB16-Ultra

"Incredible bass. Soft and gentle when you want it. If you want to shake the building, it will do that also."- Tony M.

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Press Reviews

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 h...

Enjoy the Music Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

“Setting up the SVS subs was easy and fun. I could feel the sub-sonic tones on the surface of my exposed skin, but I could swear I could feel my loose shirt ...

Dagogo Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"I can kick myself for being so stubborn all these years, these decades about my feelings towards subwoofers. It was my long-held contention that subwoofers ...

Stereophile Names SB16-Ultra as a Class A "Recommended Component for 2018"

Stereophile magazine, the leading voice for audiophiles in the U.S., recently announced its “Recommended Components” for 2018 and honored the SVS SB16-Ultra ...

SpareChange Reviews the PB16-Ultra (Youtube)

"It can slam you hard in the chest or gently move the hair on your arms. For a subwoofer of this size, it handles transients amazingly, almost like a sealed...

SB16-Ultra Subwoofer Receives Audio Magazine's "Recommended Product" Award (Germany)

"The SB16 Ultra trembled the room – powerful, focused and long breath. An enormous amount of power for manageable money."

SB16-Ultra Subwoofer named "Best Subwoofer You Can Buy" by Digital Trends

"It’s our favorite subwoofer ever, built to excel in any and all circumstances. Offers everything you could want in a subwoofer – high-end power, impressive...

Positive Feedback Reviews the SB16-Ultra

"I could really feel and hear every bit of nuance the artist intended. The bass lines were just endless, and there wasn't a task too large for the SVS SB16-U...

Stereoplay (Germany) Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"They’re one of the few speakers that do everything well…rare combination of good sound quality and affordability. Great treble response, smooth mid-range a...

The SB16-Ultra Receives AVTech Media's Best Subwoofer Award

"For an authoritative and largescale sub-bass experience to accompany your movies, SVS’s mightily impressive SB16-Ultra is an essential audition. A newly des...

Sterophile Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"Pitch-perfect, detailed, fast bass, and enough power to function in my large listening room. Reproduced the deepest notes with mass and solidity. No muddyin...

SB16-Ultra earns 2017 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Award

PB16-Ultra Subwoofer Receives the European Imaging and Sound Association's EISA Award

"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 softwa...

Home Cinema Choice Reviews the 16-Ultra Series Subwoofers

"Fear-inducing SPLs. Bass that you feel as well as hear. Delicious weight and scale, without a trace of distortion…beauty of its tone to bathe in…a full-bodi...

The SB16-Ultra Receives the Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

"Incredibly dynamic and slamming. Explosions thundered, then rolled through the room and I was able to feel each concussive shockwave. Energized my space wit...

AVS Forum Reviews the SB16-Ultra

"The ability to handle bass moments with both power and dexterity is what really impressed but the SB16-Ultra also managed to deliver incredibly low frequenc...

Subwoofer101 Reviews the Dual PB16-Ultra Subwoofers

As close to real life as I’ve ever heard. For an ultimate home theater, a pair of PB-16 Ultras deliver a wall of bass that remains comfortable while exhilara...

Review of the PB16-Ultra Subwoofer by Z Reviews

"This is the scariest subwoofer I’ve ever played with. I am not able to go to the limit on this subwoofer. It makes the fur on my arms stand up"

Audioholics Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"Tight and natural sounding. The SVS SB16-Ultra was capable of subtlety but also brought grandeur when asked. Hit hard when it needed to and had a soft touc...

Residential Systems Reviews the SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

"No matter the material I threw at it, the sub delivered bass that was massive yet tight and lightning fast. Had no problem energizing the air in my large f...

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The ultimate reference standard for bass, SB16-Ultra features a massive 16” Ultra driver with astonishing 8” edge wound voice coil, a stunningly powerful 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and an innovative subwoofer control and DSP smartphone app with custom presets for precision tuning.

$ 1,999.99

  • Driver | 16"
  • Amplifier | 1500 watts RMS (5000+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 16-460 Hz ±3dB
  • Dimension | 20" (H) 19.5" (W) 20.1" (D)

$ 1,999.99

"I've heard almost all of the top subwoofers currently on the market. The SB16-Ultra sounds like none of them. It's a whole different category of low-frequency sound. May well be the best subwoofer ever made."
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“Incredible bass. Soft and gentle when you want it. If you want to shake the building, it will do that also.”- Tony M.
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The ultimate reference standard for bass, PB16-Ultra features a massive 16” Ultra driver with astonishing 8” edge wound voice coil, a stunningly powerful 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output, triple 3.5” front-firing high-flow ports and an innovative subwoofer control and DSP smartphone app with custom presets for precision tuning.

$ 2,499.99

  • Driver | 16"
  • Amplifier | 1500 watts RMS (5000+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 15-280 Hz +/- 3 dB (standard mode)
    13-280 Hz +/- 3 dB (extended mode)
    14-360 Hz +/- 3 dB (sealed mode)
  • Dimension | 25” H X 21.7” W X 30.9” D

$ 2,499.99

"Competes with top-performing subs costing twice or more their price. The kinetic energy reached deafening reference listening levels…I’m surprised it didn’t set off the Earthquake Detection System! Very Highly Recommended."
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@SVS_Sound

Check our Instagram to see the PB16-Ultra in real owner systems.

“Buy a PB16 for a lifetime of great music and movies. All the hype... it’s real. Plug this beast in and enjoy the thunder.” - Win G.
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The new 16-Ultra Series are the biggest and most powerful SVS subwoofers ever built and the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements, but that’s only part of the story.

SVS designed a completely new driver, amplifier and cabinet, scrutinized every design element and pioneered 3 game-changing subwoofer innovations to achieve unprecedented output levels, extreme low frequency extension, near-perfect frequency response accuracy, and pinpoint transient response.

One of these innovations would’ve made the 16-Ultra Series an engineering tour-de-force, but the combination of 3 subwoofer firsts and all new driver, amplifier and control platforms propel the SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra into the pantheon of all-time great audio products.

 

Massive All New 16” Ultra Driver with Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil.

 

Stunningly Powerful 1,500 Watts Continuous, 5,000+ Watts Peak Power Sledge Amplifier with Fully Discrete MOSFET Output.

 

Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control and Bass Management Smartphone App for Apple® and Android® Devices.

 

Massive All New 16” Ultra Driver with Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil.

16” Driver with Record-Breaking 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil

To handle the crushing power of a 16” driver, SVS designed a massive 8” edge wound voice coil, the largest ever deployed in a consumer subwoofer. This innovation ensures ultra-low distortion and pinpoint control at the highest drive levels resulting in incredible output and low frequency extension, with accuracy in frequency response and speed in transients.

World-Class Driver Materials and Technology

Four of the heaviest toroidal ferrite magnets used in a consumer subwoofer generate unprecedented levels of magnetic force to drive the highest levels of excursion, SPL, and low frequency output. Cone material is a rigid but lightweight fiberglass resin composite that never flexes and conveys subtle and room-shaking low frequency effects with equal aplomb.

 

Stunningly Powerful 1,500 Watts Continuous, 5,000+ Watts Peak Power Sledge Amplifier with Fully Discrete MOSFET Output.

Fully Discrete MOSFET Output from Highly Efficient Class D Sledge Amplifier

Robust 64 Amp 200-Volt MOSFET’s provide the sonic muscle behind the astonishingly powerful 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power amplifier with fully discrete output. MOSFET output offers far superior power handling and tighter control when compared to the integrated circuit output stage found in nearly all other Class D subwoofer amplifiers.

Sophisticated Analog Devices Audio DSP with Active Power Correction

Effortless power must be harnessed to ensure refined behavior and pristine output at the most demanding drive levels. The 16-Ultra Series subwoofers use the audio industry’s most advanced Analog Devices Audio DSP to handle the nearly limitless power so the perfect amount of low frequency energy is released at just the right time and just the right frequency. To ensure a steady flow of power, the amplifier uses an active Power Factor Correction (PFC) regulator to smooth input current to a clean and steady 360V DC, while using 30-50% less current than a subwoofer without PFC.

 

Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control and Bass Management Smartphone App for Apple® and Android® Devices.

Subwoofer Control and DSP Is Easier and More Convenient than Ever

The 16-Ultra subwoofer app is the most powerful bass management and subwoofer control app ever developed and the easiest way ever to adjust volume, crossover frequencies, parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and all other DSP functions. It also features convenient custom presets for one-touch tuning in any room or system, from your favorite seat.

Bi-directional feedback shows adjustments in real time on both the app and subwoofer interface and Bluetooth connectivity allows control, even when the subwoofer is out of sight.

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1000 Series

The SVS 1000 Series changed the game by bringing legitimate, world-class subwoofer performance to a new level of affordability and serve as the sonic foundation of any music or home theater system.

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2000 Series

Featuring award-winning technology from the Ultra Series, the 2000 Series are the best-selling SVS subwoofers for their rare combination of effortless power, transient speed, intelligent processing, and innovative driver design.

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3000 Series

Breathtaking output and extreme low frequency extension with accuracy and control, the 3000 Series combine the most sophisticated SVS subwoofer technology with trailblazing innovations to achieve reference subwoofer performance at a breakthrough value.

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4000 Series

With trickle down technology from the 16-Ultra Series, named top subwoofers in the world by nearly every audio publication and industry group, the 4000 Series establish lofty performance benchmarks and offer valuable features found only with SVS.

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