SB13-Ultra - Piano - Outlet - 1249

SB13-Ultra - Piano - Outlet - 1249

Turnkey subwoofer SB13-Ultra-Piano Gloss 110V
SB13-Ultra - Piano - Outlet - 1249
SB13-Ultra - Piano - Outlet - 1249

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SB13-Ultra

AVForums - Best Buy Award
Audioholics - Bassaholic Certified Large Award

Product Overview

Chest-thumping power, fathomless low frequency extension, pinpoint accuracy and refined musicality - all from a relatively compact 17-inch square cabinet. With a legendary 13.5-inch Ultra driver and 1,000 watts RMS, 3,600 watts peak Sledge STA-1000D DSP amplifier, the SB13-Ultra is an all-time great subwoofer for music and home theater fans alike.

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • 20-460Hz ± 3 dB
  • Roll-off slope specifically optimized to take maximum advantage of available room gain
  • 2-meter ground plane away from reflective structures (quasi-anechoic).

Subwoofer Specs:

  • Piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finish options
  • Front-firing 13.5" driver
  • Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
  • Rigid and braced MDF cabinet
  • Detachable power cord
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 17.9" (H) x 17.4" (W) x 18.5" (D) (without grille)
  • Overall Dimensions: 17.9" (H) x 17.4" (W) x 20.4" (D) (with grille)
  • Weight (unboxed): 92 pounds
  • Shipped Dimensions: 23" (H) x 23" (W) x 27" (D)
  • Shipped Weight: 105 pounds

Driver Specs:

  • SVS 13.5” high-performance Ultra driver optimized for sealed applications
  • SVS custom-tooled die-cast aluminum basket
  • Flat-wire, 3” diameter, high-power, high-temp, 8-layer, aluminum voice coil - unique to SB13-Ultra
  • Polyimide impregnated fiberglass former/bobbin
  • Dual 9", composite layered, linear roll, extreme excursion spiders
  • Integrated tinsel leads
  • Nickel-plated high-tension spring terminals
  • Proprietary injection molded gasket and parabolic SBR extreme-excursion surround
  • Composite pulp/fiberglass press layered cone with stitched surround
  • Low carbon 1008 steel components, electrophoresis black plating
  • FEA-optimized overhung motor structure with custom gap extension plate enhances force/displacement symmetry, lower distortion and increases linear stroke
  • Copper shorting sleeve reduces gap induction and distortion, and enhances thermal conductivity
  • Dual Genox 8H/Y-35 high grade ferrite magnets
  • Oversized pole vent for greater cooling and low noise

Amplifier Specs:

  • STA-1000D Sledge with 1000 watts RMS continuous power (3600 watts peak dynamic power)
  • High efficiency cool-running Class D switching topology
  • Detachable power cord with main power switch and ceramic fuse
  • RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications
  • Auto-On / On switch with "green" standby mode
  • Stereo line-level RCA and balanced (XLR) input/output connections
  • Normal and Hi input voltage switch
  • Fully adjustable (frequency and slope) phase-correct speaker/sub digital crossover
  • Customized EQ and DSP limiter settings specifically for the SB13-Ultra
  • Intelligent Feature Control (IFC) with bright LCD display
  • Two (2) digital PEQs with adjustable frequency, cut/boost, and Q values
  • Room gain compensation control with adjustable frequency and slope
  • Adjustable digital delay on main speaker line-level outputs to time-align the speakers and subs
  • Input impedance - 24 kΩ (unbalanced RCA) / 22 kΩ (balanced XLR)
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User Reviews | Press Reviews

User Reviews | Press Reviews

HXOS+ SoundVision (Greece) Review the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

"The SB13 is a subwoofer to have a good time with, a speaker that nails you to your listening room and makes you want to watch more movies, throw more...

SB13-Ultra Receives StereoNet Best Subwoofer Under $5,000 Award

Exemplary…bass with authority and slam that’s defined and informative…I had to surrender to the charms of the SB13-Ultra…The best subwoofer for the money I’ve auditioned in the last decade.

SB13-Ultra awarded as Stereophile "Recommended Component"

“In its price range, it’s the best subwoofer I’ve heard”.

Stereophile - Larry Greenhill Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

The SB13-Ultra's detailed, toe-tappingly pitch-perfect, stop-on-a-dime response, and its small size, low weight, rugged construction, superb finish, simple but sophisticated IFC control, sturdy drive-unit, and great customer support, all put...

Sound + Vision names our SB13-Ultra as “Best over $1000”

Magazine-Audio.com Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer (French)

"In this price range, I've never heard of subwoofer operate with as much ease, ever… highly recommendable"

The Poor Audiophile - Review of the SB13-Ultra

"If you’re an enthusiast who wants the speed and control of a sealed enclosure with the deep bass extension typical of a ported sub, then you’ve found your pot of...

Audioholics - Joshua Ricci Reviews the SB13-Ultra

"I would expect no less than rock solid reliability and well balanced performance from any SVS subwoofer…the SB13-Ultra is my personal favorite…the SB13-Ultra operated and performed flawlessly…"

Everything Audio - John Gatski Reviews the SB13-Ultra

"Overall, the SB13-Ultra performance is so good, and its quality build and price so impressive, I have absolutely no negatives…For under $1,600, the SVS SB13-Ultra gets you a high-performance, acoustic...

The SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Receives HomeTheaterReview.com's Best of 2013 Award

"Dollar for dollar, the SVS SB13-Ultra is one of the best (if not THE best) subwoofers on the market. Powerful, deep bass. Equally adept performance for music and moves. The...

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity - Jim Clements Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

"It plays loud and deep with extremely low distortion. But it also has the ability to deliver finely nuanced bass with textures and dynamic shadings that are quite rare even...

AVForums Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

"…one of the very best subwoofers I have had the pleasure of spending time with… The way the SB13-Ultra goes about low end exertion is so utterly convincing that going...

Big Picture Big Sound Reviews the SB13-Ultra

"I couldn't believe how low this SVS could go. More importantly, I was struck by how clean and nuanced the bass is at even its lowest levels... It is far...

HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

"I found the bass to be authoritative, while at the same time complimentary to the mids and highs. From the bass guitar to the djembes and piano, every low-frequency element...

Electronic House names the SB13-Ultra Best Products of 2013

"Designed to deliver vigorous, versatile bass performance, the SVS SB13-Ultra is a low-frequency, high-output knockout offered at an unbeatable value, in a surprisingly elegant footprint."

Home Theater magazine names the SB13-Ultra subwoofer best 18 products of 2012

"No matter how loud I played it, I couldn't get the sub to bottom out or show any signs of strain. Furthermore, my room is more than 5,000 cubic feet,...

Digital Trends reviews the SB13-Ultra

"No matter what we threw at this subwoofer, it came back with exactly what we wanted to hear... If there is a more perfect subwoofer in production today, we haven't...

Widescreen Review Magazine Features the SB13-Ultra In their November Issue

"Sound & Vision names the PC13-Ultra subwoofer best 23 products of 2012." "In his review of the PC13-Ultra, Brent Butterworth commended its versatile tuning options, which in combination withh advanced...

Widescreen Review Magazine Features the SB13-Ultra In their November Issue

"The SVS SB13-Ultra is an exceptional product that is true to SVS's tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... this is an exceptionally high-performance subwoofer...

Home Theater Shack reviews the SB-13 Ultra Subwoofer

"It is not just the aesthetics. It is not just the power. It is not just the precision and it is not just the level of detail that can be...