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Seismic Output, Subterranean Low Frequency Extension

A subwoofer is a purpose-built loudspeaker solely responsible for playing low frequencies (bass). SVS ported subwoofers deliver massive, effortless bass while remaining accurate and refined so you can hear and feel every heart-pounding detail with its full impact and clarity.

Ported subwoofers are popular for users who enjoy pushing sound pressure levels (SPLs) to the max in a home theater environment and for music fans who want the deepest extension and most output possible. If you want to experience the full energy of every action movie explosion or the guttural feeling of a musical bass drop, an SVS ported subwoofer is ideal for you.

All SVS ported subwoofers (and nearly all SVS sealed subwoofers) play below 20Hz, the threshold of human hearing. Below this frequency, sound is only felt and playback adds a deeply immersive, palpable effect that draws you further into movies, music and other audio experiences.

Compared to sealed cabinet subwoofers with similar sized drivers and amplifier power, ported (or vented) subwoofers produce greater dynamic output and can generally play lower. Sealed subwoofers excel with punchiness, accuracy, and transient response, while being more compact in size. SVS is always narrowing the delta between ported and sealed subwoofer performance and for a more detailed explanation, check out the SVS Sound Experts article, Ported vs. Sealed Subwoofers.

Known as our “PB” (Ported Box) and “PC” (Ported Cylinder) models, SVS offers a range of ported subwoofer options for all different home theaters and audio systems.

Choosing the best subwoofer for your home theater or music system is a completely objective...

HiFi Choice - Recommended Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick 2019 Award
Consumers Digest - Best Buy Award
HiFi Test TV HiFi - 2019  Reference Class Award
HiFi Test TV HiFi - 2019 Highlight Award
HCReview - Reference Award
Hemmabio - Test Winner
AVS Forum - Recommended 2019 Award
Video Magazine - Preis/Leistung: uberragend
Audioholics - Bassaholic Certified Large Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year 2018 Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
AVSForum - Top Choice 2017 Award
Audio Reference - 2018 Test Winner Award - SB16-Ultra
AVForums - Highly Recommended Award
HC Review - Reference Award
Stereoplay - Highlight Award
Audioholics - Bassaholic Certified Extreme Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award

User Reviews

Matt N. Reviews the PB-1000

"Every movie I play now is like the first time experiencing it. I hear things I've never knew existed in the audio track. Every sound is so subtle but I HEAR...

Chad K. Reviews the PB-1000

"I have never felt a room shake like this before. I purchased two of them and the sweet spot never ends. They deliver the most hard hitting, smooth clean bas...

Anthony F. Reviews the PB-1000

"Absolutely blown away by the pb-1000 shipping was extremely quick my ears have never been happier"- Anthony F.

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.

Miguel S. Reviews the PB-4000

"I never experience a subwoofer like pb 4000. WOW I’m blown away I’m very satisfied."- Miguel S.

Michael B. Reviews the PB-3000

"Everything I was expecting and more!! SVS has hit the jackpot with this sub..."- Michael B.

Christopher S. Reviews the PB-2000

"Sub arrived very well boxed and protected. Fired it up with all kinds of venues and was blown away. Punches hard and clean. Tested the Sub-low frequencies w...

Daniel I. Reviews the PB-1000

"I'm absolutely blown away by the amazing sounds coming out of this subwoofer"- Daniel I.

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Press Reviews

PanTheOrganizer (YouTube) Reviews Dual PB16-Ultra Subwoofers

“Soul-shattering bass. Absolutely outstanding, it completely changed my movie-watching experience. Build quality is flawless and they are massive in sound. ...

HiFi Choice (Poland), PB-4000 Earns "Recommended" Award

“A powerful sub for the most demanding audience. Can hit extreme volume levels and deep bass with absolute precision and the dynamics make you feel every not...

Heimkino Names 2000 Pro Series "Outstanding Product"

“Both woofers in the laboratory test easily reach lower limit frequencies of fabulous 18 Hertz with enormous output levels, whereby the ported cabinet PB-200...

SpareChange Reviews the PB-2000 Pro Subwoofer

“Shakes the room violently with massive output. It will deliver a big, booming cinematic experience and easily hits down to 20Hz with authority. A tough subw...

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...

SVS PB-3000 Subwoofer Receives Soundstage Access's Reviewer's Choice Award

"The PB-3000 proved so capable of massive output with very-low-frequency effects from this blockbuster that it could move my room with apparent ease. Once yo...

4000 Series Subwoofers Receive HCReview's Reference Award (French)

"Delivers linear bass with impressive pressure levels, while managing to maintain extremely low distortion rates. Visceral, agile and powerful performance. A...

AVS Forum Reviews the PB-3000 Subwoofer

"So potent it almost startled me. The PB-3000 cannot only handle volume, it seems to relish the challenge. In effect, it performs better the more you crank i...

Video Magazine (Germany) Reviews the PB-3000 Subwoofer

"The new SVS PB-3000 is the champion in the range under 2000 Euro. Its lightning-fast response to impulses predestined the PB-3000 not only for the intended ...

Mixdownmag.com Reviews the PB-3000 Subwoofer

"SVS has produced a subwoofer worthy of studios of any level, or home listening experiences looking to be bought to the next level. Intuitive design, handy ...

Reference Home Theater Reviews the PB-3000 Subwoofer

“Packs plenty of impact and depth, fills the room with thunderous bass. Fantastic performing subwoofer that does a wonderful job with movies and music. It f...

PB-4000 Subwoofer Receives the Audioholics 2018 Product of the Year Award

"It is as much of a beauty as it is a brute, in that it looks and acts sophisticated but that is just a veneer that hides some truly explosive power. It exe...

Elrief1 Reviews the PB-2000 Subwoofer (Youtube)

"The PB-2000 does everything you would want from a high-end subwoofer, and more. Build quality is top-notch, the sound is out of this world with bass that w...

KSpaceGuy Reviews the PB-4000 Subwoofer

“This subwoofer sounds phenomenal. For a 13-inch driver to sound as crisp and accurate as it does is just a testament to SVS engineering prowess. Plus, the ...

Hemmabio (Sweden) Reviews the PB-4000 Subwoofer

"Massive, powerful, controlled, forceful, extremely deep, detailed, nuanced, it’s a lot of words in my book and they’re all positive. An extremely competent...

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...

PB-4000 Subwoofer Receives Audioholics Bassaholic Extreme Award

"Tears into bass, the deeper the frequency, the more energetic it gets…users who want strong, uncolored bass that doesn’t change its character at all with v...

SB-4000 and PB-4000 Subwoofers Receive Heimkino's Reference Class Award

"The SB-4000 subwoofer convinces with a crisp, precise reproduction of lowest frequencies. For the ultimate pressure in the diaphragm, the PB-4000 is partic...

PB-4000 Subwoofer Receives the Highly Recommended Award from AVForums

"Subterranean levels of bass with a surprising level of subtlety and grace. It loaded the entire room with low frequency energy in breathtaking fashion with...

PB-4000 Subwoofer Review by Home Theater Review

"A sub with brute force that also performs so nimbly and even gently when the source material calls for it. I found myself so viscerally impressed by the PB-...

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PB-1000
The deepest, most detailed and authoritative bass you can get for under $500. No subwoofer comes close to delivering this level of high performance at such a low price.

$ 499.99

  • Driver | 10"
  • Amplifier | 300 watts RMS (720 watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 19-270 Hz ±3dB
  • Dimension | 18.9" (H) 15" (W) 19.4" (D)

$ 499.99

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"Impressive low frequency punch. A crazy thrill ride that vibrated my chair and walls." AV Tech
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"I'm absolutely blown away by the amazing sounds coming out of this subwoofer." - Daniel I.
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PB-2000 Pro
Breathtaking output and subterranean low frequency extension down to 16 Hz with astonishing detail and accuracy. Optimized with dual ports for maximum SPLs with vanishing distortion, PB-2000 Pro also features the SVS subwoofer smartphone app for convenient control of volume, DSP functions, custom presets and more.

$ 899.99

  • Driver | 12"
  • Amplifier | 550 watts RMS (1500 watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 16Hz to 290Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
  • Freq. Response | 17Hz to 290Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Dimensions | 20.9" (H) 17.3" (W) 23.6" (D)

$ 899.99

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"This PB 2000 pro will bring a smile to your face as it rocks your house" - Steve N.
 
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"I couldn't be more impressed with this sub the way it blends with my onkyo system is incredible."- Eric M.
 
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PB-3000
Earth-shaking output, subterranean low frequency extension, crisp speed in transients and pinpoint control, the PB-3000 delivers reference subwoofer performance at a breakthrough price. Breathtakingly forceful and refined bass hits new lows.

$ 1,399.99

  • Driver | 13"
  • Amplifier | 800 watts RMS (2500+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 16-260 Hz ±3 dB (standard mode)
    18-260 Hz ±3 dB (sealed mode)
  • Dimensions | 21.9” (H) 18.3” (W) 26” (D)

$ 1,399.99

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"No matter the volume, no matter how punishing the source material, it shrugged off everything. Composed and powerful is a nice combination" AVS Forum
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“Everything I was expecting and more!! SVS has hit the jackpot with this sub...”- Michael B.
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PB-4000
Staggering low-frequency output and subterranean deep bass extension down to 13Hz with an amazing degree of subtlety and finesse to thrill both action movie buffs and ardent audiophiles.

$ 1,899.99

  • Driver | 13.5"
  • Amplifier | 1200 watts RMS (4200 watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 16-200 Hz ±3 dB (standard mode)
    13-200 Hz ±3 dB (extended mode)
    18-200 Hz ±3 dB (sealed mode)
  • Dimension | 23.4” (H) 20.5” (W) 30” (D)

$ 1,899.99

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"Subterranean levels of bass with a surprising level of subtlety and grace. It loaded the entire room with low frequency energy in breathtaking fashion with impact that you felt rather than heard…There was also a crispness and clarity to the bass, coupled with a sense of delicacy and responsiveness that is a testament to the engineering inside the incredibly inert cabinet. Pure bass heaven!" AVForums
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“I never experience a subwoofer like pb 4000. WOW I’m blown away I’m very satisfied.”- Miguel S.
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PB16-Ultra
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

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"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." Sound & Vision
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“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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