SVS PB-2000 Review


SVS PB-2000 Review


Featuring Ultra Series technology, the SVS PB-2000 subwoofer unleashes effortless, commanding bass down to 17 Hz with exceptional detail and musicality. Sets all the performance benchmarks for a powered home theater subwoofer under $1,000.

For chest-thumping movie slam and impact and sheer low frequency performance for the price, the PB-2000 subwoofer destroys larger and more expensive subwoofers, dipping all the way down to 17Hz without sacrificing musicality or speed in transients. The subwoofer features a front-firing 4-inch high-flow port with inner/outer port flares and energizes rooms of all sizes with extreme low frequency output for jaw-droppingly powerful and realistic movie and music audio experiences.

SVS PB-2000 Review


Commanding 12-Inch SVS High Output Driver

At the heart of the SVS PB-2000 ported box subwoofer is a newly engineered 12-inch 2000-series driver with dual high-grade ferrite magnets and FEA-optimized motor for nearly distortion-free performance. A reinforced Nomex spider was integrated for improved linearity and driver control, especially important when the STA-500D amp is pushing the subwoofers to their maximum output levels. To ensure the PB-2000 can withstand punishing output levels long into the future, the driver also features a durable low-creep rubber long-throw surround and integrated tinsel leads to maximize longevity.

Powerful and Sophisticated Sledge STA-500D Amplifier

The PB-2000 Subwoofer’s Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier features specs and features normally found in subwoofers costing two or three times as much. Conservatively rated at a robust 500 watts RMS continuous and 1,100+ watts peak dynamic, the amplifier has brains to match its brawn. A sophisticated DSP in the amplifier includes an array of filters and volume, gain, and phase controls for fine-tuning performance. The innovations don’t stop there though. A frequency-dependent limiter/compressor algorithm with adjustable attack/release and compression parameters offers the ultimate in refined behavior at the drive limits of the subwoofer system.

With cabinet dimensions of 20.9” x 17.3” x 22” and weighing 66 lbs, the PB-2000 is nearly 40% larger and twice the weight of the SB-2000.

SVS PB-2000 Review

Subwoofer Specs:

Premium black ash finish.

Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille.

Front-firing 12" driver.

Rear-mounted amplifier.

Screw-in rubber feet.

Robust Medium Density Fiberboard(MDF) cabinet construction.

Cabinet Dimensions: 20.9" (H) x 17.3" (W) x 23.2" (D) (without grille).

Overall Dimensions: 20.9" (H) x 17.3" (W) x 25.4" (D) (with grille).

Weight (unboxed): 65.6 pounds.

Shipped Dimensions: 30" (H) x 23" (W) x 27" (D).

Shipped Weight: 82 pounds.

Driver Specs:

SVS 12” 2000-series driver.

Powder-coated cast aluminum basket.

Dual high-grade ferrite magnets.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized motor structure.

Dual shorting rings reduce gap induction and lower distortion.

Extended pole piece improves heat sink and thermal management properties.

2” diameter, high-power voice coil.

Upgraded Nomex spider for improved linearity and driver control at extreme drive levels.

High-quality insulated tinsel leads with 3-point-contact precision alignment.

Lightweight aluminum cone with polypropylene dust cap provides excellent rigidity and pistonic behavior.

Low-creep rubber long-throw surround for excellent durability and longevity.

SVS PB-2000 Review

Amplifier Specs:

Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier.

500 watts RMS continuous (1100 watts peak dynamic).

Efficient and cool-running Class D topology.

DSP control for accurate response and refined behavior under all operating conditions.

Main power rocker switch.

Auto-On / On toggle switch.

3-12V trigger with 1/8” (3.5 mm) TRS mini-jack input.

Green standby mode with < 0.5 watts consumption.

Stereo line-level RCA Input & Output connections.

Input impedance – 47 kΩ (unbalanced line-level RCA).

Continuously variable volume/gain control.

Continuously variable (0-180 degrees) phase control.

Continuously variable (50-160 Hz) 12 dB/octave low pass filter frequency with disable/LFE setting.

Fixed 80 Hz 12 dB/octave high pass filter on line level outputs.

RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications.

Detachable power cord.

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