SVS Launches SB-1000 and PB-1000 Subwoofers

Two new SVS subwoofers reach the $499 price point for the first time in the company's history, achieving unprecedented value on two separate fronts: compactness and low-frequency performance for the price.

Girard, OH - November 19, 2012 - SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces the SB-1000 and PB-1000, two $499 subwoofers achieving new levels of value based on price but also for the SB-1000's ultra compact size and the PB-1000's performance for the price. Designed to produce deep, accurate bass in any size room, the new SVS subwoofers outperform models costing two to three times as much and benefit from years of research on cabinet design, build materials and the link between objective measurements and subjective impressions to achieve unparalleled low frequency performance for the size and price.

SB-1000: Ultra-Compact Cabinet with Big 12-inch Sound

Small subwoofer cabinets are not conducive to big bass sound, which presented a challenge for SVS engineers when designing the 13"x13"x13" sealed enclosure for the SB-1000. Refusing to sacrifice performance at the expense of dİcor-friendliness, SVS packed the micro subwoofer cabinet with a front-firing 12" driver with dual high-grade ferrite magnets and FEA-optimized internal motor technology for high output with extremely low distortion. The lightweight cone material of the long-stroke driver reproduces subtle audio tones with lifelike realism, making the SB-1000 a perfect option for serious music lovers.

Thermal management is critical when dealing with such little space and a sealed cabinet, so SVS implemented a unique vented pole piece and efficient high-power voice coil to keep the SB-1000 cool without impacting performance or adding noise. Durable rubber surrounds also ensure long-lasting performance, even when the subwoofer is pushed to its performance limits for extended periods of time.

Weighing in at an easily movable 27 lbs, the SB-1000 is SVS's lightest and smallest subwoofer, making its 24Hz to 260Hz (+/- 3dB) frequency response all the more impressive.

PB-1000: Best Performing SVS Subwoofer for the Price

Deep bass extension and output between 19 Hz and 270Hz (+/- 3dB) is usually the domain of hulking subwoofers costing far more than $499. The PB-1000 offers a breakthrough value for low frequency performance with a front-firing 10" driver and 3.5" high-flow port with inner/outer port flares. Years of intensive research and optimization of enclosure dynamics, build materials and cabinet design led to this significant advance in subwoofer performance for the price.

Weighing 46 lbs with dimensions of 18.4"x15"x18.4", the PB-1000's cabinet and carefully selected components are optimized for maximum efficiency and low-frequency punch with almost no distortion.

Driving the SB-1000 and PB-1000 subwoofers is an integrated SVS Sledge™ STA-300D amplifier with sophisticated DSPs perfectly matched to each unique driver and cabinet configuration, and an equalization curve optimized for enhanced transient response and room gain. Conservatively rated at 300 watts (700 watts peak dynamic), this amp allows precise control of the subwoofer at all levels to allow fine tuning of audio playback and easy set-up and integration into any home theater or stereo system.

"Lowering our price threshold creates opportunities for all music and entertainment lovers to enjoy the benefits of high performance subwoofers," said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president and managing partner. "In a world of mobile entertainment, the subwoofer is a stalwart of home audio performance that renders music and movies with the visceral experience that all too often gets compressed away."

Both the SB-1000 and PB-1000 subwoofers feature a stylish premium black ash finish with curved edges and a black cloth grille. For connection options, stereo line-level RCA inputs and 80Hz high pass filtered output connections, as well as speaker level five-way binding post input connections, are available. Both models are shipping November 26 for $499.

"We designed the SB-1000 and PB-1000 to be price attainable for all, but also to meet the expectations of discerning customers with demanding tastes. SVS subwoofers are always the best on the market for the price and these new models are no exception," Yacoubian said.

Not sure if the SB-1000 or PB-1000 are the right subwoofers for your system? Let SVS's online technician, Merlin, help you decide. Merlin matches with your existing speaker system, regardless of brand, to provide SVS's recommendations and customized settings to optimize your new subwoofer's sound to your specific setup. Offered direct to the consumer, all SVS subwoofers include a 45-day in-home trial for worry-free evaluation.

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About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

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