SVS SB 3000 vs SB 4000

 

SVS SB 3000 vs SB 4000
SVS SB 3000

SVS SB 3000 vs SB 4000

In summary, both the SVS SB-3000 and SVS SB-4000 bring great value to the table. The build quality and design live up to the high level of quality for those familiar with SVS products. Both offer an excellent sound that works equally well for music and movies. Despite the powerful bass response, they are very compact and clean in the delivery of the same. The app you can use on your phone to control settings is a great feature, but its user-friendliness is not its strongest feature. The SVS SB-3000 is the less expensive of the two. If you need more power for a larger room and would want a couple of more connectivity options, the SVS SB-4000 is the right choice for you. If you need something more compact that fits easily into your room, the SVS SB 3000 is the one to go with.SVS SB 3000 vs SB 4000

Design

SVS SB 3000 

The first thing you will be presently surprised at is how light this box is for a subwoofer. Just around 15 inches on each side and weighing in at 54.4 lbs, the ability to lift and place it on your own is a big plus. This is a very compact and portable piece of equipment.

The reinforced MDF cabinet encases a sealed design and offers two designs to choose from. Both are black. One is a Piano Gloss finish and the other is Black Ash. A little caveat: while the former looks chicer, it might be challenging to keep it clean of visible fingerprints and dust.

Dimensions: 15.2 x 15.6 x 17.8" / 38.6 x 39.6 x 45.2 cm (with the Grille).





SVS SB 3000 vs SB 4000
SVS SB 4000


SVS SB 4000

The SVS SB-4000, on the other hand, comes with a front-firing port. This makes it easier to place and gives it a lot more power and deeper bass. Even though the rest of the components are similar to its sibling, the added materials in the construction make it heavier (it weighs in at 102.3 lbs). It does come with a blue LED display with controls in the front, though. This gives it a more techie look.

Dimensions: 17.8 x 18.3 x 20.9" / 45.3 x 46.5 x 53 cm (with the Grille).

Sound

Subwoofers are very dependent on their placement and the size of your room for their quality. Non-directional bass frequencies can be quite unforgiving in this regard. So the key here is not just the technical specs of your choice but their appropriateness in context to your space.

As you’ve probably gathered by now, the SVS SB-3000 is a bit more compact and controlled in this regard. So if it’s a smaller space you’re looking to cater to, it might be your better bet.

If it’s a more powerful bass response you’re after, though, the SVS SB-4000 has a lot more of that to offer. It’s the bigger beast of the two.

While the SVS SB-3000 offers a frequency range of 18 to 270 Hz, the SVS SB-4000 gives you 19 to 310 Hz. So that is a considerable difference we are looking at.


Connectivity

The back panel on both subwoofers gives you access to the sockets and inputs.


SVS SB-3000

1 x Stereo RCA Input

1 x Stereo RCA Output

1 x USB Type-A

1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input (12 V Trigger) 

SVS SB-4000

2 x XLR Input

1 x Stereo RCA Input

1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input (12 V Trigger)

2 x XLR Output

1 x Stereo RCA Output

Price

The SVS SB-3000 is available at $1099.99 and the SVS SB-4000 for $1799.99.


Verdict

In conclusion, this is how the SVS SB-3000 and SVS SB-4000 stack up against each other:

Design: Tie. The SVS SB-3000 is lighter and more compact.

Sound: The SVS SB-4000 is more powerful. The SVS SB-3000 is more restrained.

Connectivity: The SVS SB-4000 wins with its XLR options.

Price: The SVS SB-3000 costs lesser. 

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