SVS Sealed Subwoofers

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Audiophile Quality Bass for Music and Home Theater

A subwoofer is a purpose-built loudspeaker solely responsible for playing low frequencies (bass). SVS sealed subwoofers deliver audiophile quality bass at massive output levels so you can hear and feel every heart-pounding or subtle detail with its full impact and clarity.

Sealed cabinet subwoofers are favorites of music lovers and home theater fans who crave punchy and pinpoint accurate bass that starts and stops on a dime. Sealed subwoofers are very effective at rendering musical instruments like bass guitars and kick drums in a convincing and natural way. These characteristics make the sealed subwoofer a natural choice for audiophiles and critical music applications.

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.

With a sealed subwoofer, the room itself also has the potential to boost bass below a certain frequency. You get more output than your subwoofer can produce by itself—for free. The effect is called “room gain” and the effect and how to optimize for is explained here, What is Room Gain?

Compared to ported cabinet subwoofers with similar sized drivers and amplifier power, sealed subwoofers are more compact and excel with punchiness, accuracy, and transient response. Ported subwoofers in comparison produce greater dynamic output and can generally play lower, but the cabinets are significantly larger. 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 “SB” (Sealed Box) models, SVS offers a range of sealed 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.

HiFi Test -  Product of the Year 2021
AVTech - Media Awards 2020/2021 - Best Subwoofer - SB-2000 Pro
Stereoplay - Highlight - 2020-11
The Master Switch - Editor's Choice Award
EISA - Best Product - 2020-2021 - Home Theatre Subwoofer - SVS SB-2000 Pro
AVTech Media Awards 2019/2020 - Best Subwoofer
Consumer Technology Association - 2020 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Winner
Sound & Vision - Top Pick 2019 Award
Consumers Digest - Best Buy Award
CES - 2020 Innovation Award
HiFi Test TV HiFi - 2019  Reference Class Award
HiFi Test TV HiFi - 2019 Highlight Award
EISA - SB-3000 Award
HCReview - Reference Award
Home Theater Review - Best Under $1000
AVForums - Highly Recommended Award 2019
Hemmabio - Top Class Award
AVS Forum - Recommended 2019 Award
Video Magazine - KAUFTIPP
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

User Reviews

Dave H. Reviews the SB-2000

"Amazing that so much good sound can come from a smaller box. It has enough controls that integrating it into a system should be straight forward. And the qu...

Donn B. Reviews the SB-2000

"The SB-2000 hits hard, deep, and does so musically and with an effortlessness that makes me break out into a stupid grin every time I listen to music or wat...

Eugene Reviews the SB-2000

"I love the these subs. The bass is tight and floor shaking."- Eugene.

wros Reviews the SB-1000

"One of the best purchases made for my system. You will not be disappointed - every bit as advertised, a little monster in a box. Tight/punchy with great ran...

Joey G. Reviews the SB-1000

"Its perfectly suited for my needs, hits hard and very clean bass. Its especially impressive in handling quick, successive, hard-hitting bass notes"- Joey G.

Frederick J. Reviews the SB-1000

"Great sub, tight, fast, musical. Very pleased with this purchase. Highly recommended."- Frederick J.

Trevor T. Reviews the SB-1000

"A serious upgrade brings new life to my music with very tight loud bass. Really fills in the low end of my music. Customer service was great."- Trevor T.

Robert G. Reviews the SB-1000

"Easy set up, great for small room, delivers the punch to the music. Love the adjustments to fine tune the sub. Quality product produced by SVS."- Robert 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.

Rob W. Reviews the SB-4000

"There a very few absolutes in the universe but I’ll add some to the list. I will absolutely buy only SVS subs for any and all my future subwoofers. Not only...

Jim D. Reviews the SB-3000

"This sub has made all the difference! Amazing change that gave me the chest thump I was looking for even at low volumes."

Mark O. Reviews the SB-2000

"… a resounding two thumbs up and are easily one of the smartest audio investments I have ever made."- Mark O.

Rodney J. Reviews the SB-1000

"The SB-1000 has been excellent on all counts and I recommend this highly"- Rodney J.

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Press Reviews

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

“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...

AVTech Media Awards SB-2000 Pro "Best Subwoofer 2020/2021"

“A polished performer, capable of delivering deep bass from a compact cabinet, while simultaneously remaining controlled and fleet of foot. Crisp delivery an...

Audiovisual Front (China) Reviews the SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer

“The low frequency is not only full and natural, but more importantly, the details and layering of the low frequency are still clear. Performance of the SB-2...

HiFi+ Honors SB-2000 Pro with “2020 Subwoofer of the Year”

“The bass depth shows just how good a modern subwoofer can be. While depth, weight and authority used to be audiophile code for boomy and overpowering, on th...

AV Forums Names SB-2000 Pro Editor’s Choice “2020 Best Value Subwoofer”

“A fantastic value subwoofer that delivers an accomplished performance and some cutting-edge tech at a surprisingly affordable price. If you like a compact c...

Digital Trends names SB16-Ultra "2020 Subwoofer of the Year"

“We’ve had the SB-16 Ultra in our testing chambers for many months now — not because we’re too lazy to move it out, but because we haven’t found anything wor...

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

“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...

SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer Receives Stereoplay Outstanding Award

“The US subwoofer specialist achieves maximum performance through technology taken from its reference 16-Ultra series. SVS focused upgrades from the previous...

HT Hobbyist (YouTube) Reviews the SB-1000 Subwoofer

“Able to energize my room and punch me in the chest, which was surprising for such a compact sub. It’s very accurate, very articulate and sounds incredible ...

Home Media Entertainment Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

“It was not only amazing the kind of power such a small sealed cabinet could produce, and it could produce a lot. It was also the kind of control it had ove...

SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives The Master Switch's "Editors Choice" Award

“What SVS have done with their DSP here is nothing short of miraculous. Quite simply, it leaves its competitors in the dust. Audio quality was meaty and mus...

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...

Sound & Vision Names SB-2000 Pro as "Top Pick" for Subwoofers

“Just as proficient at pumping out huge explosions in action movies as it is playing in a two-channel audiophile setup. Tight, articulate bass that starts an...

AVS Forum Names SB-2000 Pro as "Top Choice 2020"

"It hits hard, accurately. The precision of its output complements music, movies, TV shows and video games equally. A complete product, with high performance...

AV Forums Honors PC-2000 Pro with "Highly Recommended" Award

“Seismic bass with power and serious depth. Low frequency effects are clean and free of distortion, but also highly responsive, with performance that’s tight...

EISA Names SB-2000 Pro "Best Home Theater Subwoofer"

“SVS has taken innovations from its larger, pricier models and built them into this new compact subwoofer. Offering a high level of performance at an afford...

CNET Names SB-1000 Best Subwoofer Under $500

“I've used a lot of subwoofers in my time, but nothing has so far matched SVS in terms of value for money. I use the larger SB-4000 as part of the CNET test...

Sparechange Reviews Dual SB-3000 Subwoofers (YouTube)

"Tight, potent bass that reaches shockingly deep considering how compact they are. No doubt they’re on my ‘Highly Recommended’ list and perform way beyond th...

Reference Home Theater Reviews the SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer

“Small enough to disappear into a room, but makes movies and music come alive and even full-range speakers sound much larger than they did before. A fantasti...

AVForums Reviews the SB-2000 Pro Series Subwoofer

“Delivered exacting precision and depth, with energetic slam and plenty of depth. It’s also well-controlled and responsive with crisp delivery and flexible s...

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SB-4000
Chest-thumping slam and extreme low frequency extension with pinpoint accuracy and refined musicality, sets all performance benchmarks and leaves larger and more expensive subs trembling in its wake.

$ 1,499.99

  • Driver | 13.5"
  • Amplifier | 1200 watts RMS (4000+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 19-310Hz ±3 dB
  • Dimension | 18.3" (H) 17.8" (W) 20.9" (D)

$ 1,499.99

SB16-Ultra
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 smartphone app with custom presets for precision tuning.

$ 1,999.99

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  • 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

SB-3000
Chest-thumping output and extreme low frequency extension with stunning refinement and musicality – reference subwoofer performance has never been available at this price from a cabinet of this size, ever. Measuring just over 15-inches cubed, the SB-3000 outperforms much larger subwoofers and takes command of a room sonically without taking over visually.

$ 999.99

  • Driver | 13"
  • Amplifier | 800 watts RMS (2500+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 18-270Hz ±3 dB
  • Dimensions | 15.6" (H) 15.2" (W) 17.8" (D)

$ 999.99

SB-2000 Pro
Massive output and deep bass extension below 20 Hz with audiophile refinement and musicality, SB-2000 Pro brings reference subwoofer performance to more people than ever from a compact cabinet measuring only 15-inches on all sides. SB-2000 Pro also features the SVS smartphone app for convenient control of volume, DSP functions, custom presets and more.

$ 799.99

  • Driver | 12"
  • Amplifier | 550 watts RMS (1500+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 19-240 Hz ±3 dB
  • Dimensions | 14.6" (H) 14.2" (W) 15.6" (D)

$ 799.99

SB-1000 Pro

Breathtaking bass and stunning musicality from a compact 13-inch enclosure with state-of-the-art features that redefine subwoofer performance at their price and beyond. A true powerhouse with legendary pedigree that punches well above its class, the SB-1000 Pro subwoofer features a 325 watts RMS, 820+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and sophisticated 50 MHz DSP for pristine, room-energizing bass. A reimagined 12-inch high-excursion driver takes control of a room with heart-pounding, tonally accurate low end for more immersive listening experiences. Also includes SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for convenient tuning and control.

$ 499.99

  • Driver | 12"
  • Amplifier | 325 watts RMS (820+ watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 20-270 Hz ±3 dB
  • Dimensions | 13.5" (H) 13" (W) 14.76" (D)

$ 499.99

SB-1000
SB-1000 is no longer in stock. Check out the 1000 Pro Series subwoofers to experience the next generation with massive performance and usability upgrades. Or browse the SVS Outlet store for the best prices you’ll find on all SVS subwoofers.
  • Driver | 12"
  • Amplifier | 300 watts RMS (720 watts peak)
  • Freq. Response | 24-260 Hz ±3dB
  • Dimension | 13.5" (H) 13" (W) 14" (D)

$ 499.99