"Overall, this is ridiculously good for the size and the price.
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SB-1000 Subwoofer Review - Home Cinema Choice
Best Buy Award
700 Watt Active Subwoofer - SVS SB-1000
OUR VERDICT - Okay, so many of you won't have heard of SVS. I don't blame you as to be honest I only stumbled across them a few years ago whilst reading some forum posts. After reading the posts and looking at the test results ( Some of these forums offer extensive testing ) I decided to buy an SVS PB 13 Ultra. When it arrived I was not home, my wife rang offering some rather dark swear words which basically interpreted meant "Get this 70kg box on a pallet out of our hallway as its blocking the stairs" Now that subwoofer was a beast, in fact it was a scary beast but to be honest it was too large for our average UK lounge. This was replaced with a dual SVS SB12 NSD setup, much more friendly and wife approved.
Anyway, that's enough about me, the whole point of that story was to explain how SVS make a subwoofer for everyone. Here we are talking about the SVS SB1000 which follows on from the immensely enjoyable and compact SB 12.
Lets get one thing straight, the SVS SB 1000 are nothing short of extraordinary in fact the only thing I can compare to is a mini nuclear bomb, no honestly it is that powerful and in fact better looking than the bomb. The way in which this little 13 inch cube with a 12 inch driver can beat your chest, rattle the walls and flap your trousers is quite mind boggling. Not only can the SB 1000 let its hair down when required, it can also tread with a delicacy that is normally unheard of at this price point making it a star player for music too.
Rather than boring you with my obvious love of SVS subwoofers why not read below about the specs and features. Now that we have introduced you to SVS all that is left to say is that we believe their performance to price ratio is that good that we have installed a dual setup of the SB-1000 in our Dolby Atmos Lounge - THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED
At first glance, it’s easy to underestimate the abilities of the SB-1000 subwoofer. But when it erupts to life with deep and hard-hitting low frequency output, there’s no mistaking it as a bonafide, high performance home theatre subwoofer.
Commanding 12-inch SVS High Output Driver
SVS packed the compact SB-1000 subwoofer with a front-firing 12-inch driver, dual high-grade ferrite magnets and FEA-optimised internal motor technology for high output with extremely low distortion. The lightweight cone material of the long-stroke driver reproduces subtle audio tones and massive low frequency impact with lifelike realism. Durable rubber surrounds ensure long-lasting performance, even when the subwoofer is pushed to its performance limits for extended periods of time, making the SB-1000 a perfect option for serious music or home theatre lovers.
Powerful and Sophisticated Sledge STA-300D Amplifier
Driving the SB-1000 subwoofer is an integrated SVS Sledge STA-300D amplifier with sophisticated DSP perfectly matched to the unique driver and cabinet configuration, and an equalisation curve optimised for enhanced transient response and room gain. The SB-1000 subwoofer’s ability to start and stop on a dime and stay true to the source content is a performance hallmark normally reserved for much more expensive subwoofers. Conservatively rated at 300 watts RMS, 700+ watts peak power, the Sledge STA-300D amplifier maintains precise control of the subwoofer at all drive levels so you can push to reference volumes without distortion. The advanced DSP engine also allows for fine tuning of audio playback and easy set-up and integration into any home cinema or stereo system.
Innovative Subwoofer Engineering
Thermal management is critical when dealing with such a powerful amplifier and motor in a compact sealed cabinet, so SVS implemented a unique vented pole piece and efficient high-power voice coil to keep the SB-1000 subwoofer cool without impacting performance or adding noise. The cabinet is rigidly braced and sonically inert so the bass you hear is always effortless and pure, even at the highest drive levels.
Weighing in at an easily movable 12 KG, the SB-1000 is SVS’s lightest and smallest subwoofer, making its 24Hz to 260Hz (+/- 3dB) frequency response all the more impressive.
|Cabinet Type||Forward Firing Sealed|
|Finish||Premium Black Ash|
|Amplification||STA-300D Sledge DSP Amplifier|
|Power||300 Watts RMS - 700 Watts Peak|
|Frequency Response||24-260 Hz +/- 3dB|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||330mm x 330mm x 330mm|
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