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.

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

AVTech Media Awards 2019/2020 - Best Subwoofer
Pixelated Gamer - Best Buy Award
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
Audioholics - Bassaholic Certified Extreme Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
CES Innovation Awards - 2017 Best of Innovation
Audio Reference - Recommended Audio Award
EISA Award - Best Product 2018-2019 - Home Theater Subwoofer
HomeTheaterReview.com - Best of 2018 Award
Stereophile - 2019 Recommended Component 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

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...

HiFi Audio Guru Reviews the SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer

“Bass had a thunderous impact with excellent texture and made the music come to life. The dynamic bass was impactful yet had an amazing texture. The Chora s...

SB-2000 Pro Receives the Home Cinema Choice Best Buy Award

"A polished performer, capable of delivering deep bass from a compact cabinet, while simultaneously remaining controlled and fleet of foot. Cracking value."

The SB-2000 Pro Receives the Soundstage Reviewers Choice Award

"Ridiculously impressive -- very fast, very tight, and very deep, with enough output to fill my room. It brings to a low price and small size a level of bass...

The Pixelated Gamer Reviews the SB-1000

"The SVS SB-1000 is an absolute workhorse and decimates the competition anywhere near its $500 price tag. Its compact size allows it to be placed just about...

HiFi (Netherlands) Gives the SB-3000 Subwoofer Five Stars!

"This sub has an enormous amount of power and knows how to implement that power perfectly. All the bass tones that the SB-3000 performs sound tight, fast, d...

SB-1000 Awarded "Best Subwoofer for Small Spaces" by Wirecutter

"Measuring 13½ by 13 by 14⅝ inches (HWD), it’s compact enough to hide under many end tables, yet this 12-inch subwoofer actually exceeds the performance of ...

SB-3000 Subwoofer Receives CE Pro "CES/CTA Mark of Excellence" Award

"SVS SB-3000 goes where no subwoofer of its size or price has gone before. The sub produces output and deep bass extension below 20Hz enhanced by an advance...

SB-3000 Receives Soundstage "2019 Products of the Year" Award

"The bass I heard from this small box, unassuming yet nice to look at, bordered on the difficult to believe -- very fast, very tight, very deep, with more th...

HFC.com (Poland) Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

"Massive deep bass with pinpoint control. In both multi-channel and stereo music, the SB-3000 showed that, in addition to the inexhaustible energy and range ...

SalonAV (Russia) Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

“Bass from the SB-3000 comes across with a natural attack and without extraneous overtones. With action movies, it demonstrated the rate of fire in the liter...

Stereophile Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

The SB-3000's pitch-perfect room-pressurizing bass, small size, low weight, rugged construction, and reliable smartphone app make it an outstanding choice. I...

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 ...

Stereonet (Australia) Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

“Clean and effortless sound. Performance was not only tuneful but tactile, with instruments not only heard but felt. If you're looking for couch-rumbling bas...

AVForums Reviews the SB-3000 Subwoofer

“It’s remarkable how deep and powerful the SB-3000 is considering its relatively small cabinet. However, it never loses its sense of timing and precision, d...

Soundstage Praises the SB-3000 Subwoofer with a Reviewer's Choice Award

“Liver-massaging ultra-low bass. I felt I was simultaneously reaping the rewards of large and small woofer cones: slam and pressure, and nimble speed. Dug de...

SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Reviewed by HomeTheaterReview.com

“A seriously sophisticated audio device, one that can render subtle differences in bass inflection, but with the capacity to slam hard. The power of the sub...

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SB-1000
The extreme depth, power and intensity of a world-class subwoofer, from a compact 13” cabinet. Small enough to conceal in any room, big enough to blow you away with tight, articulate and forceful bass.

$ 499.99

  • 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

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"The SB-1000 astonished me with its depth and clarity…a listening experience that is coherent, cohesive, and musically engaging. I’m not sure there’s a better value today in audio." Soundstage Access
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"The SB-1000 has been excellent on all counts and I recommend this highly." - Rodney J.
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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

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"The SB-4000's bass was deep and powerful, bass transients were quick, and there was no thickening or bloat. Impact and dynamics were visceral. It enlarged the soundstage. A reference-grade subwoofer that doesn't merely dish out room-rattling home theater effects, it's also a very musical sub. I’ve never heard bass like this in the CNET listening room! Highly recommend it."CNET
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“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 does this sub sound absolutely sublime , its build quality is top shelf in both materials and craftsmanship. You folks at absolutely have my trust in your products.”-Rob W.
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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 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

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"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." Home Theater Review
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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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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

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"I can't believe it produces the amount of low end it does in a 15-inch square cabinet. Long live SVS and their amazing subwoofers!" Residential Tech
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“This sub has made all the difference! Amazing change that gave me the chest thump I was looking for even at low volumes.”- Jim D.
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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 subwoofer 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

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"A polished performer, capable of delivering deep bass from a compact cabinet, while simultaneously remaining controlled and fleet of foot. Cracking value." Home Cinema Choice
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"… a resounding two thumbs up and are easily one of the smartest audio investments I have ever made." - Mark O.
 
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