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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.

SVS President Gary Yacoubian shares five things to listen for when choosing a subwoofer for your home theater of HiFi system.

Sound & Vision - Top Pick 2021
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award 2021
AVForums - Editors Choice - Best Home Cinema Subwoofer - PB-2000 Pro
HiFi Test -  Product of the Year 2021
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

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

Home Theater Review Honors PB-2000 Pro As “Best 12-Inch ”

"Astonishing output with deeeeep low-frequency extension down to 16 Hz. Features run the gamut: 550 W (1500+ peak) Sledge amplifier with fully discrete MOSFE...

Soundstage Reviews PB-1000 Pro

“A heck of a value, especially if you’re looking for a good ported sub that’s equally up to the task of delivering foundation-shaking low-frequency effects a...

Audioholics Honors PB-3000 in “Best Powered s under $1,500 for 2021”

"A competent deep bass digger with strong output to below 20Hz. PB-3000 may be our favorite subwoofer that SVS has yet produced. Another great well-rounded ...

HiFi Reference Reviews the PB-1000 Pro

"Whether it’s with music playback or watching movies, the PB-1000 Pro offers the best of both worlds. Delivers some of the loudest and deepest bass that I ha...

YouTuber “ 101” Reviews PB-1000 Pro

"At this price point, this subwoofer is a home run and is absolutely the one you want. Especially for those who want quality bass without a huge budget. Hig...

PB-1000 Pro Receives AVS Forum's Top Choice 2021 Award

"The PB-1000 Pro is a great subwoofer. A quality of bass that resulted in rich, expansive sound. Don’t be surprised when it exceeds your expectations, espec...

YouTube Creator “Home Theater Gamer” Reviews PB-2000 Pro

“Enormous levels and undistorted playback down to the deepest levels. Optimal sound in the real listening rooms, even room modes can be targeted and correcte...

HiFi Test (Germany) Honors PB-2000 Pro and SB-2000 Pro as Dual Winners “Product of the Year 2021 – ”,

“Enormous levels and undistorted playback down to the deepest levels. Optimal sound in the real listening rooms, even room modes can be targeted and correcte...

YouTube Creator “Erin’s Audio Corner” Reviews PB-2000 Pro

“Enormous levels and undistorted playback down to the deepest levels. Optimal sound in the real listening rooms, even room modes can be targeted and correcte...

Audioholics Honors SVS PB-2000 Pro with Prestigious 2020 "Product of the Year"

“It is an entirely new redesign with major performance gains, especially in mid-bass frequencies which is where so much content dwells. The Pro iteration of ...

Audioholics Names PB-2000 Pro 2020 Best Powered Under $1,000

“The SVS PB-2000 Pro keeps the superlative low-distortion and extension that SVS is known or while dramatically improving mid-bass headroom. That alone would...

AV Nirvana Reviews the PB-2000 Pro

“A deep digging and articulate subwoofer that punches far above what it’s modest price would suggest. Unassuming and relatively compact for the performance l...

Home Theater Hobbyist Reviews the PB-1000 and SB-1000 s

“Excellent output and deep extension but also great balance and extremely detailed bass. Both can play music and movies and you’ll have an enjoyable experien...

Two Tech Guyz Review the PB16-Ultra

“Incredible that is ported but still exhibits the characteristics of a sealed subwoofer, with control and speed. With the PB16-Ultra, hearing is believing. O...

PB-1000 Takes Top Spot in Audioholics' "5 Best Powered s Under $500"

“Great balance of size, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. It is one of two subs in our list that can dig down to a solid 20Hz…Able to catch much of t...

PanTheOrganizer (YouTube) Reviews Dual PB16-Ultra s

“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

“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

"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...

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PB-1000
Special Offer!
Massive output and low frequency extension to 19Hz and below at a fraction of what subwoofers with similar performance specifications sell for.

$ 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

PB-1000 Pro
Heart-pounding bass to 17Hz. Easily outperforms larger, more expensive subwoofers.

$ 799.99

  • Driver | 12"
  • Amplifier | 325 watts RMS (820+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 17-260 Hz ±3 dB
  • Dimensions | 18.9" (H) 15" (W) 20" (D)

$ 799.99

PB-2000 Pro
Most popular SVS ported subwoofer for chest-thumping output to 17Hz with accuracy and control.

$ 1,099.99

  • 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)

$ 1,099.99

PB-3000
Breathtaking, room-shaking output to 16Hz with pinpoint control and accuracy.

$ 1,599.99

  • 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)

$ 1,599.99

PB-4000
Breathtaking output below 15Hz with pinpoint accuracy for reference performance.

$ 2,299.99

  • 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)

$ 2,299.99

PB16-Ultra
The ultimate ported subwoofer for the finest home theaters and HiFi systems.

$ 2,899.99

  • 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

$ 2,899.99