USD 2,499$

PB16-Ultra Introduction

The PB13-Ultra has for a long while been SVS's chief subwoofer, and all through the long haul, has consistently been referred to as one of the 'big bosses' of subwoofers. i.e., quite possibly the most awe-inspiring business subwoofer open. While it really remains a great choice in its worth reach, there have been various headways all through the long haul, and fighting subwoofer makers by and by offer a couple of solid and connecting with different choices.

SVS has not been known to become smug, yet it had been for so long since the farewell of their last top-end subwoofer that the presentation of the new 16-Ultra series took a critical number of us in the sound neighborhood. SVS has advanced their new 16-Ultra series as the most outstanding subwoofers on earth, so we were incredibly anxious to have SVS send us their new ported super-sub for review, the PB16-Ultra. So moving along, could we jump into the PB16-Ultra and see how much a subwoofer SVS can bring to you for a cool $2,500.

Dumping and Setup

The PB16-Ultra boats through freight and the holder appeared lashed to a bed. The transportation weight is an astonishing 207 lbs., so various people will be relied upon to move it inside the home expecting there are steps or steps crashing into the home. The holder has fundamental handles that make moving it sensible for two people once off the bed. The boxed subwoofer should be set near where the emptied subwoofer's last target is wanted to be, and the legitimization behind this is in light of the fact that it is easy to rush the sub there in the inside packaging, and when the subwoofer is put there, the client will not want to move it around much a brief time frame later in view of the weight. Dumping bearings are contained inside the inward overlay of the case, yet the client should simply open the forward and raise box terminations and slide the sub out of one end by pushing it from the contrary side. The PB16-Ultra is especially squeezed, and a lot of accepted was set into how to easily dump such a significant and immense subwoofer. I was worried about how I intended to manage dumping such a bruiser, so SVS's undertakings are overall around appreciated here.

Setting up the PB16-Ultra isn't especially jumbled regardless of the way that there is a ton occurring with it. There is a fast starting associate, yet I would enable clients, especially youngster subwoofer owners, to go through the owner's manual. It covers the movement of the subwoofer totally, gives extraordinary position urging, and it even obligingly reminds clients not to eat the battery to the regulator (it is hurtful!).


While the sheer size will absolutely be a state of mind executioner for specific people, the awesomeness are great. This is also incredible as a tremendous ported subwoofer can look. The piano shimmer finish and changed edges go very far towards making it elegantly satisfactory for the people who could customarily avoid such a gigantic thing. A slanted, top-mounted show that is sunk into the top front edge adds a fair, automotively-styled touch. The glass fiber covered cone has a hypnotizing sheen with 'SVS' engraved in the center. SVS has given a changed metal grille, but it is an exhausting faint surface, and the PB16-Ultra looks much better without it. One slight condemn: I would have inclined toward an alluring grille so there would be no observable connections for the grille guides, yet that would not have been functional for the significant grille that SVS gives. SVS has endeavored to make a gigantic ported isolate region as elegant as could be anticipated, and they have made a superb appearance


Plan diagram

The PB16-Ultra arrangement bestows many arrangement resemblances to the PB13-Ultra, and, at first, one could appallingly think it is essentially a greater variation of the PB13-ultra. Regardless, in the motor, there are a couple of progressive departures from the PB13-Ultra, which we will analyze in a bit. In the first place, we should discuss the verifiable comparability, the alcove plan. The PB16-Ultra is a front-ending, triple-ported, variable tuned subwoofer. It has three strategies for action: three ports open, two ports open, or fixed, which according to SVS, have specific - 3 dB points of 17 Hz, 14 Hz, and 21 Hz. For individuals who are new to subwoofers, this implies when one of the ports are fixed with an included port fitting, the subwoofer can play back additional bass frequencies, in spite of the way that it comes to the burden of more grounded significant bass. Fixing all of the ports, in any case, kills a lot of the significant bass outcome all things considered. A single port open mode was not maintained by the PB16-Ultra, perhaps because port unsettling influence would happen too really with that much air evacuation versus so negligible port volume.

While the PB16-Ultra fenced in region arrangement doesn't break any new ground for SVS, the driver design is a huge change, and for SVS as well with respect to most financially made subwoofers. Setting to the side the imperceptibly capricious woofer width of 16", it uses an incredibly phenomenal motor design.


The cone is created utilizing an astoundingly beautiful glass fiber overlay with an upheld composite cone sub-structure, and is related with the cast aluminum bushel by a tremendous flexible incorporate pb16 ampc.jpgand a very colossal nomex bug. Two shorting rings are used to diminish inductance and thusly even-demand symphonious contorting. The motor uses four stacked ferrite magnets, giving the motor region itself a 56 lbs. weight, which makes up the majority of the driver's colossal 63 lbs. Ordinarily in this piece of the review I would kill the driver to take a couple of pictures, simultaneously, due to the weight, the driver is mounted in an exceptional way that makes dispensing with it an incredibly clumsy cooperation, so we will use driver pictures that SVS has given us.


Close by critical advances in the driver office, SVS has added improvements in the increase as well. To power such a ruthless driver, the PB16-Ultra usages a 1,500-watt, class-D Sledge speaker. The intensifier is so jam-stacked with features that instead of endeavoring to show them all, I will address a few the highlights. The enhancer can be obliged by either the front LED show, regulator, or by SVS's mobile phone application. Something wonderful with regards to the phone application is the ability to control the repeat response with a parametric agent. For sure, for all intents and purposes all aspects of execution can be compelled by SVS's application, which is extraordinary for individuals who like to never-endingly change their sub, since now they can do as such from their lounge chairs. The improvement uses a totally discrete MOSFET yield stage rather than an organized circuit yield stage. MOSFETS offer favored exchange speed and lower bending over the activity amps commonly used in class D enhancers, especially for the colossal energy that the 16-Ultra drivers can pull in. Taking care of is done by a 50Mhz Analog Devices Audio DSP with twofold exactness 56bit filtering, which sounds like more taking care of force than is expected for low PB16-Interio-rCab.jpgfrequency sound waves. Regardless, since dealing with power is so humble nowadays, why might it matter? The PB16-Ultra has both XLR and RCA data sources and results, so network with any state of the art device addresses no issue. Obvious level data sources and results might have been extraordinary for more settled or more straightforward courses of action using composed amps, yet those sorts of plans are ending up being dynamically fascinating, so I can't fault SVS for disposing of those affiliations.

Whenever people portray their subwoofer pantries, the saying 'created like a tank' is consistently used. Concerning the PB16-Ultra, 'gathered like a tank' doesn't even very depict it. Imagine the best heaviest tank made, and a short time later maybe we have an appropriate assessment for the PB16-Ultra. (Minor wandering: a Google search says the heaviest tank made is the WW2 German model Panzer VIII Maus, weighing 188 tons!) The PB16-Ultra is worked with 1" MDF sides and inside setting and 2" thick in the front bewilder. Two window upholds are set near the point of convergence of the sub with one of the backings insightfully supporting the motor section of the driver and the other supporting the ports. A liberal layer of stuffing lines the authority all around to help with damping resonances. The grille is incredibly significant and extraordinary; it genuinely will help with protecting the woofer and ports from young people and pets. It looks like a plate of assurance for the front of the sub, making the tank similitude significantly more appropriate. To help the full weight of the PB16-Ultra, SVS used six flexible feet rather than four, with two feet supporting the midsection.



16" broadness cone

Project aluminum compartment

Four high-grade ferrite magnets

Twofold shorting rings

Widened post piece

8" estimation edge-wound voice circle

Nomex bug

Twofold 24 strand copper and Nomex composite leads

Fiberglass composite tar cone

Flexible incorporate


Sledge STA-1500D DSP speaker

1,500 watts RMS incessant (5,000+ watts top dynamic)

Class D topography

50Mhz Analog Devices Audio DSP with twofold precision 56bit filtering

Dynamic PFC (Power Factor Correction)

XLR and RCA sound framework input/yield with very wide information voltage for buyer and master sound applications

Front-mounted show with subwoofer controls and 8 digit LED show

Subwoofer Control and Bass Management Smartphone App for

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