Reference Subwoofer Performance Hits New Lows. Again
2000 Pro models replace the most popular SVS subwoofers of all time, and since we don’t believe in anything less than a complete reimagining, they represent a massive performance upgrade over the original 2000 Series in every way. Jaw-dropping deep bass extension and massive output with stunning musicality that will delight both audiophiles and home theater fans. Reference subwoofer performance has never been available at this price range.
A sophisticated 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-550D DSP amplifier, innovative new 12-inch high-excursion SVS driver and optimized dual ported cabinet design take control of a space with amazingly deep and room-filling output without a hint of distortion, even at reference playback levels.
PB-2000 Pro features convenient control and custom presets via the SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. The SVS app is the most convenient way to control volume, access multiple DSP functions and program custom presets for music, movies, gaming, and more. An ideal solution for reference bass in audiophile music systems or home theater surround sound systems, the PB-2000 Pro sets all performance benchmarks in its price range while outperforming much larger and more expensive subwoofers.
Breathtaking Output and Deep Bass Extension with Pinpoint Control and Accuracy
Featuring technology from the flagship SVS 16-Ultra Series, winners of nearly every industry and media award as the top subwoofers worldwide, the PB-2000 Pro unleashes breathtaking output and extension without ever sacrificing driver control or frequency response accuracy. The ported cabinet design combines the most sophisticated SVS subwoofer technology ever developed with trailblazing innovations to set a new standard for subwoofer performance based on price and cabinet size.
All New 12-inch High-Excursion SVS Driver – Sonic Sledgehammer with Finesse
Completely redesigned 12-inch SVS driver delivers massive low-frequency output with unerring accuracy and transient speed. An aluminum vented cone with exceptional stiffness to mass ratio and a proprietary injection molded extreme-excursion surround ensure flawless pistonic motion for flawless control and accuracy.
Dual ferrite magnet motor assembly weighing over 15 lbs generates massive amounts of magnetics to produce extreme driver excursion without losing control. Effortlessly achieves extension below 20 Hz without distortion.
Lightweight and rigid aluminum vented cone with composite fiber dustcap creates room-energizing SPLs while maintaining control even at the highest drive levels.
Long-throw parabolic surround using proprietary injection molding allows extreme excursion for bass you can feel while preserving drive unit longevity.
Aluminum pole piece extension improves thermal management properties for exceptional heat dissipation.
Dual layer voice coil design maximizes linearity and accuracy at full excursion while minimizing distortion and power compression.
Sledge STA-550D Amplifier – Effortless Power and Absolute Command
Conservatively rated at 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power, the Sledge STA-550D amplifier maximizes the full potential of the 12-inch driver with effortless power and precise control. The innovative design combines the efficiency of a Class D amplifier with the ability to move colossal amounts of current through the fully discrete MOSFETs for outstanding real-world subwoofer performance at all drive levels, in any room.
High Current Output from Fully Discrete MOSFETs with Efficiency of Class D Amplifier allows the Sledge STA-550D amplifier to move massive amounts of current enabling immense output with surgical precision.
Sophisticated 50Mhz High Resolution Analog Devices Audio DSP is the most advanced digital processor ever used in a subwoofer and maintains pinpoint accuracy and pristine sound quality through advanced in-room tuning, powerful DSP controls and more. Frequency response curves optimized specifically for the PB-2000 Pro allow the subwoofer to pressurize a room with as much crisp, heart-pounding bass as possible.
PB-2000 Pro Smartphone App – Easiest Way Ever to Manage Subwoofer DSP and Control
2000 Pro Series subwoofer app is the most convenient way ever to control volume, access multiple DSP functions and program custom presets for one-touch tuning optimized for music, movies, gaming, and more. Adjust crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and more, all from your favorite seat.
The SVS subwoofer app also allows advanced customization so you can name your subwoofer for easy preset switching, choose the subwoofer standby mode and reset the subwoofer to factory settings. Bluetooth connectivity allows full control, even when the subwoofer is out of sight and bi-directional feedback shows adjustments in real time on both the app and rear panel subwoofer interface.
Connects via Bluetooth for convenient control even when subwoofer is out of sight.
custom presets can be saved for movies, music and more so you have one-touch tuning optimized for your listening preferences.
3-band parametric EQ controller allows precise adjustments for frequency slope and Q factor down to the single Hz level with four different slopes, so users can improve performance by eliminating peaks, nulls, and other room issues.
Variable Port Tuning Modes with customized frequency response curves for “Standard” and “Sealed” allow tuning for maximum output or deep bass extension and transient speed.
2-way feedback shows updates in real time on both the app and rear panel subwoofer interface.
Rear Panel Intelligent Control Interface (ICI)
Intelligent Control Interface (ICI) on the rear panel of the 2000 Pro Series cabinets provide control options for the subwoofer’s most critical functions. Adjustments can be made for volume based on listening preferences and content to achieve full and balanced bass response.
Other features of the ICI include a low pass filter frequency to ensure smooth sonic transitions and seamless blending with loudspeakers and phase control to shift timing of subwoofer output to align with main speakers or additional subwoofers.
Acoustically Inert and Rigidly Braced Ported Cabinet Design
Extra-thick MDF front baffle and extensive internal bracing in the acoustically optimized PB-2000 Pro Series cabinet create a resonance-free environment that serves as a blank canvas for uncompromised subwoofer performance. Acoustic insulation eliminates all coloration or resonance from the cabinet, even when the deepest low frequencies are played at reference volume. Includes protective, non-resonant extra-thick ABS grille and custom iso-elastomer feet for reducing noise artifacts within a room.
I upgraded from a Polk PSW505 to dual PB 200 Pros and it was a word of a difference. Not only do I now get the couch-shaking power that others have mentioned, but I can also hear bass is now more refined. I can hear details in them that I previously didn't. The purchase process and speed are also phenomenal. I ordered online on a Thursday morning and they were on my doorstep by Saturday afternoon. Once I had it set-up, the first thing I did was watch Blade Runner on Netflix. My wife who was upstairs started to panic as she thought there was an earthquake.
Incredible power & low end extension! However, I still prefer the SB series for music.
I am a musician who has been looking for as close as I can to a reference sub to compliment my Yamaha HS50m studio monitors for critical listening/mixing applications (these speakers also double as our home theatre system). I currently own an SB2000 Pro which has been absolutely phenomenal, however due to the the massive 12,000 cu feet of my high ceiling loft, it just couldn't put out much below 30Hz, and didn't carry throughout the room enough to feel the bass after stepping more than a few feet away. I purchased this PB-2000 Pro due to the recommendation of an SVS staff member I spoke with over the phone to go with a ported design due to the sheer size of my room. As expected, the PB performed very well in the power department as well as extending quite a bit deeper. However, the combination of the size and weight was really difficult for me to manage, and more importantly, the overall response and blend with my main speakers was just not as clean as accurate as I'd come to expect from my SB-2000 Pro. This is not a knock against the PB, this was my first ported sub, and I think I just personally prefer the sound and response of sealed subs for my use case, hence my 5 star review. I think this would definitely be an awesome sub for most people & I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for monstrous low end authority that can deal with the size & weight.
Im no audiophile, so when I sought advise via Audioholics and AVS forums on how to fill this large living area with sufficient bass the general consensus was ‘go big w duel PB-3000’s. As it happens, a single PB-2000 was more than enough deep wall shaking, window rattling bass to fill this space. Very surprised with the power of the sub. I have a connected open-galley-kitchen too, with not one but two open doorways—as well as a pass-thru window opening. Just a massive space, and this PB-2000 is up to the task. 18’ foot cathedral ceiling, all this area; completely dominated by the sub. By the way, Steven at SVS is about as kind a human being there ever was. Really, all those guys over there! PB-2000, wholeheartedly recommended for large areas.
Bought this for a theater room I am having built. Hooked it up in my man cave until theater is done so it is currently being used in a dual setup with my PB 12 NSD. Had to drop the gain a fair amount so it wasn't overpowering the 12. This sucker has shake your couch levels of low frequencies but never sounds boomy or out of control.
I have done a good bit of research and was teetering on the edge between 1 PB-2000 or dual PB-1000s. I decided to go with the 2000 because I can get a second one if I feel it is lacking but wow..does it have some kick. I primarily watch movies and play video games and I wanted the full engulfment in the film or game with excellent, accurate sound. This sub provides and it seems like it is not even trying. While watching A Quiet Place II, the initial crash or landing of the aliens was the best part. It almost sounded like thunder but the replication made by the subwoofer was incredible. It was a constant bass sound that fluctuated frequencies throughout the part. The bass was not boomy and you could hear it more than you feel it. Many other great moments ahead with the subwoofer. The app for enhanced control is great, the build quality is perfect. The headroom on the sound is insane, I don't think I will ever get close to max volume with this sub. If I really wanted to be picky, I would say the only thing that could be improved is to just include the isolation feet from the start with the purchase rather than buying separately. Besides that, I could not think of a single thing to change. It was hard to spend this much money on a subwoofer (I am used to the <$300 subwoofers), but I am glad I did. This will hopefully last a long time and I will enjoy the sound I get from it for years to come! Also, the box came pretty heavily damaged from FedEx. Thankfully, SVS puts lots of protection in their packaging and the subwoofer was unharmed. I will definitely be purchasing a second subwoofer to cancel any standing waves and really fill the room with bass in the future.
So far everything is 100 percent great. I had the SB 1000 and was happy with it’s performance but it lacked the IPhone app control so if I wanted to change the volume or other features, I had to more or less stand on my head to get to the controls on the back of the sub. The phone app is a snap to use and would highly recommend this model.
I’ve owned and loved SVS products for over a decade now, first populating my HT system with the original SC-01 and SB-01 line of speakers with a PB12-NSD sub. I eventually upgraded to the newer Prime channel and Prime Pinnacle towers and most recently decided to finally retire my beloved PB12-NSD in favor of dual PB-2000 Pro’s. I’ve had the new subs installed now for just over a week, let them break in a bit then re-calibrated my whole system. And WOW… the difference two subs makes in not only evening out the bass response but just the sheer visceral “rumble the seat” feeling is incredible! I am always proud to showcase m SVS system for friends and family when they come over but now I’m really excited to show them what it’s capable of. World class products matched only by world class customer service. I’ll remain a loyal customer and owner forever! There is literally no reason to consider alternatives.
the first one was excellent but definitely needed higher volume as was suggested initially for my room 15x16x10. i thought of going one step higher with PB 3000 or 4000 instead of this one but then settled with 2000 pro with the idea or adding another sub later. it made a hell of a difference with the second one paced diagonally. now even at low volumes i can see the difference when watching movies. no wonder why everyone who has 2 subs always suggest that way. once you hear it you will not go back. also the sound is very clean and deep and doesn't feel flat.
Precise sound, extreme low thunder surrounding bass great for movies and great for music. Just spot on, can’t say enough about customer service team dealing with me for hours debating and planing out my room and set up. The best subs and company I’ve dealt with hands down
I cannot say enough good things about SVS as a company and the products they provide.
This PB-2000 Pro is the second subwoofer I have purchased from SVS. I'll try to sum up my opinions of the PB-2000 first. Then for those that wish to read further about my experience with SVS that makes me rate them highly as a company, read further.
I've been able to listen to the PB-2000 for about a month now. Using different sources. Mostly BluRay live concert recordings in DTS master audio. BluRay movies. Multiple sources streaming through my Apple TV. Mostly Netflix, Prime, Disney+ and Apple TV content. Also remastered classic rock recordings done in multi-channel now on BluRay. Find remastered recordings done by someone that really knows what they are doing and it can be a whole new enjoyable listening experience to what you've been listening to for years.
When it comes to musical abilities. This sub blends in seamlessly in my system. I can really appreciate how it beautifully reproduces the sounds of a traditional acoustic standup bass. Not to mention how well it sounds with electric bass guitars. The best thing I think I can say is this blends in so well and fills in the bottom end so seamlessly, I just forget it's even there. It sounds great. I'll list later what equipment I use.
As for BluRay movies. What can I say. Sound effects galore. Explosions will get your attention. Those quiet moments that instantly transition to something surprisingly loud can make you jump. I haven't listened to a lot of subwoofers. But I stopped looking and listening when I found SVS. They just seem to reproduce sound without that fake boominess. Some people like that, I do not. I like accurate bass reproduction. SVS delivers that in my humble opinion.
Please remember that the PRODUCTION QUALITY of your sound source material and how well it is mixed has a huge affect on what we hear. As with any sound reproduction equipment, garbage in, garbage out. Use quality source material and components and you'll sit back and enjoy.
I also really appreciate the black ash finish. It closely matches my existing speaker system.
I am not a fan of any app to control my devices. In my humble experience they usually have faults and do not work for me. Call me old school. (I am over 60 but have been an audiophile since I was a teenager and am not hesitant to check out and use new technology, as I've done throughout my working career, if it is GOOD tech). In the case of the bluetooth SVS app, my seating position, 20' from the sub, line of sight, no obstecles, does not maintain a connection. Not a big deal for me as once I set everything up properly originally in my system, I don't bother to change anything. No need to. If you're someone that just has to have an app, you may find this a negative. I do not.
As to my system I incorporated the PB-2000 into. I've had this setup for some time now and it just works and sounds well in my listening environment.
I use a Marantz AV7005 pre/pro, a Rotel 5 channel RMB-1075 power amp, Paradigm Monitor 7 V3 5 speaker system, Sony BluRay player, Apple TV 4K, Sony 5 disc changer SACD capable, a Mac Mini as a media server and an LG 60" plasma TV (I have yet to find a TV that can reproduce skin tones as accurately as my LG plasma. I'll use it until it no longer works). My listening area is my living room in an old farmhouse that has some modernization done over the years. It is 15' wide by 23' deep with a ceiling just under 8'. Wood frame, drywall walls and ceiling. Most of the wood floor is carpeted with 8' on the deep end where the main equipment and TV are located, exposed wood floor. I used the recommended settings for the sub provided by SVS for my speaker system. I then used the Audyssey Auto Setup of the Marantz. Using the microphone in as many positions as the system permitted. The only changes I made from there was to adjust the input levels from different sources in the Marantz so they would be similar. When looking at the adjustments the Audyssey software incorporated, they are minimal. This has worked well for me. I used the same technique with my former SVS subwoofer. It just seemed to work for me.
One other note. With the purchase of the PB-2000 I also purchased the SVS SoundPath subwoofer isolation system.
I was able to compare the sound with and without the isolation system. Remember, I live in a 100+ year old wood frame farmhouse.
WOW! I cannot believe what a major difference the isolation makes in my particular installation. Without the isolation there were things that would vibrate and rattle in the listening room and beyond. With the isolation- - it's pretty much eliminated all of those. Which makes the bass produced by the PB-2000 that much more detailed and accurate. Well worth the price. I wouldn't buy another sub without this isolation.
As to why I cannot say enough good things about SVS as a company.
The other SVS subwoofer I have is a PB12-NSD I purchased some years ago. I truly enjoyed that subwoofer also.
Earlier this year I was having a very random, very intermittent unfavorable brief metallic rapping sound emanating from the PB12. Because it was so random and so varied in it's timing in repeating the sound (a brief sound, minutes, hours or even days apart) I was having a difficult time determining if the issue might be with the sub or the electronics. I did not have another sub to install to test, nor did I wish to risk possible damage to another sub if the source of the issue was the electronics.
So even though my PB-12 was a few years out of warranty, I reached out to SVS with a description of the issue I was having, and asked if they had any thoughts on if it might be the sub or the electronics. I figured, what did I have to lose other than some time. Time, which as a retired person I find even more valuable then when I was working. So many things to do and want to do.
Anyhow. SVS was very helpful with suggestions and testing techniques. Because the issue was so random in when it might happen we went back and forth with emails over a period of time while I did the suggested testing. In the process I decided I wanted to upgrade to the PB-2000 subwoofer. So I ordered one. Which sat here for a while once I received it. Due to the fact I was still testing my PB12. In the end we determined that the issue was with the subwoofer. The driver was at fault. But in the course of testing the amp failed. Just let me say that the driver may have failed due to a couple of things. One, I may have overdriven it listening to movies. It seems that movie productions really like to push the bass sound effects to the max. While raising the volume level to hear the quiet spoken moments in the movie, it may have been too high when the bass sound effects came in. I just really don't know. I can say that I truly enjoyed my PB12 for many years.
To sum up. SVS offered to help me with the issue on a sub that was a few years beyond warranty. They did not need to do that but they did. As to a resolution. Without question, a very reasonable solution was reached. Which resulted in my having a PB12 with a new driver and amplifier.
Again, I cannot say enough good things about SVS as a company and the products the provide. Simply awesome. Very rare now. All companies should strive to this level of customer service and satisfaction. It definitely kept me as a repeat customer.
As I stated earlier. As a recently retired person, time is more valuable to me now. Even more so than when I was working long hours. Once I retired I realized how important time is. Anyhow. For me to take the time to write this somewhat lengthy and detailed review should say something about how much I think SVS and their products are wonderful. It seems people will take time to write brief bad reviews. I feel it is important to write good detailed review when one finds a company as great as SVS. Thank you for your time.
I upgraded from the Bic f12. I thought I knew what deep bass was....I was so wrong. No comparison, the svs blows Bic out of the water. The Bic sounded boomy and I never could get it right with music. The svs just perfectly blends in with my mains, whether it's with movies or music. It's punchy, deep and accurate.
The pb-2000 pro has met or exceeded my expectations in every way. The thing that really stood out was smooth accurate bass even at lower volume levels where other subs I’ve had fell off. So far SVS customer service has been prompt to respond and quickly took care of mistake I made with my order. I couldn’t be happier!
I picked up my second PB-2000 Pro and, after about 20 hours of listening, I can safely say it was a fantastic investment. I didn't know what to expect going dual -- I thought maybe it would be louder or deeper or more impactful -- but really, the best way to describe the change was that everything sounds more even now. Before, there seemed to be a discernible point when the sub crossed with the mains, but now that point is fluid and completely hidden. Everything just feels natural. The biggest improvement came from movies that don't have a lot of bass -- these sound a LOT better now with two subs, I think because of the more natural response. A single PB-2000 Pro will impress your guests, but two will immerse them so much that they won't even realize they're watching a movie!
Even though I ended up returning it, Ill buy from them again. Saving for the PB4000. My room is 5000cubic feet so the 2000 just didnt quite cut it. I do feel the app can be more reliable and improved. There were times the Bluetooth would not connect and other times when chages made in the app wouldnt do anything with the sub. This resulted in restarting the app and/or power cycling the sub. My saved presets would be forgotten as well. I like the idea of the controls on the front on the 4000 for this reason. But man... When it hits those low notes you forget any problems. I gotta have more cowbell... I mean bass! The 3000 would probably do but im going to make sure I have enough and go for the 4000.
I needed a replacement for my 16 year old Paradigm PW-2200 that finally died and after lots of research and reviews decided to go with the PB-2000 Pro. No thanks to FedEx my sub arrived with a pretty battered box but SVS did good job packaging and protecting this beast so all is well. Right out of the box with just a quick and dirty initial setup it sounds awesome! So deep and blends so well with my speakers. Movies, video games, and music all sound so good. And the SVS app is so cool to use! Great value on this sub for the performance it delivers. If I had one nit-pick is the grill is a little awkward to put on and remove, but other than that I'm very pleased. Great job SVS!
I had wanted to add a second PB 2000 sub to my system bad enough to completely rebuild the it so that the electronics are located in another room giving me the physical space needed to accommodate the second sub. I now have both subs (1 PB 2000 & 1 PB 2000 pro) located under the TV surrounded by other SVS speakers (tower, center, and elevated) creating a impressive sound stage for the family to enjoy our TV viewing.
I would describe the listening room as being mid sized but with a cathedral ceiling. Running these subs anywhere close to to 1/2 volume will literally rattle the family pictures hanging on the walls resulting in a high degree of wife agro even with the isolation feet installed. Needless to say, most times the subs are running at something slightly less than 1/2 volume and still have plenty of bass with ample headroom for more when needed.
Performance wise, I am very happy with the PB 2000 & and Pro combination as they seem to play nice together and will literally rock my world. The pro appears to be slightly more efficient based on how Audssey wanted to configure it.
There were a couple of items that needed to be addressed to make this setup acceptable but not enough to warrant a star reduction. The first was the change in the grill design between the 2000 and 2000 pro. I wanted to have both subs to have the same grill and to resolve this, SVS support staff were able to find/sell me a 2000 model grill which fit without issue on the 2000 pro.
Unfortunately the second issue is one of design. For whatever reason the blue led light found on the 2000 has been eliminated from the pro version. For what appears to be only a slight savings in cost has removed the visual confirmation that I had so that I could know the speaker is in stand-by mode. With a remote system like mine having that visual would have been nice but I am over it...
Powerful and Great Sounding Subwoofer - Especially for the Price!
I also have a PB-2000 that has the blue/red light at the front, which I like in order to verify that the wireless adapter connection is working. I miss that visible confirmation on the PB-2000 Pro. I find myself removing the cover and feeling the subwoofer to ensure that it is working. Otherwise I have noticed a major increase in bass after adding this third subwoofer in my home theater. I had to lower all the LFE gain that I had set on the pre-amp prior to adding the PB-2000 Pro. Maybe overkill, but I let out a few marine grunts when I see all the firepower in the room.
This thing rocks!!!! i had an original SB1000. Got my upgrade and have been blown away. My wife was worried it was gonna be to much but it has been amazing and pristine sound. every weekend has been rewatching every movie in the collection to experience this incredible sub
So far good, even better than expected. Rich and delicious bass that adds a new dimension to movies and video games. I experienced amazing customer service that started before I purchased my sub! I will be returning to SVS when I have the space to run duals!
Thanks SVS for the opportunity to be a part of the revolution. I own two PB 2000 PRO subwoofers, and let me tell you they are unreal and like nothing I have ever heard before. Down to 16hz? are you kidding me? Anyone reading this review for what it is worth absorb this review and by from SVS, you will be glad you did. I will purchase two more in the near future to complete my home theater, THANK YOU SVS, FOR THE REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!
The bass on this pb 2000 pro is so earth shaking I don’t see how I would need anything stronger. Two of these bad boys are enough to shake the foundation of my two storey home. A friend who lives next door swears he can feel the thumping of my dual Svs subs. The depth of the lows on these are truly amazing. My movie watching experience and music listening have gotten a stratospheric upgrade. If you’re shopping for quality subwoofers, you’ll never go wrong with svs!
I actually returned a PB-1000 Pro to step up to the PB-2000 Pro. I wanted more power and the lower distortion that came along with the PB-2000 Pro. I am very happy with the quality of the bass and impressed with the levels that the sub can put out with ease. I was quite happy with the 1000 Pro, but since I had the opportunity to upgrade I did, and I have no regrets. My wife actually said she notices more bass from the 2000 Pro than the 1000 Pro, so if I can get her stamp of approval I'm all set. Now I just have to add the second one....
This is a great sub. It really brought my system to life. Unfortunately, I had to return it because it was a little too large for the intended space. I swapped it for the smaller sealed SB2000 Pro which is also great.
If you have the floor space and want an excellent sub that delivers ample deep bass this is definitely a good one to go with.
Thanks to the staff at SVS for helping me find the sub that works best for me and for making the swap a breeze.
I oringinally had two subs; SB-2000 & SB-2000 Pro in a large area. The bass faded when you as you walked further away. Now I have 2 of these PB-2000 Pro's and could not be happier !!!! Bass doesn't fade, nice thump/vibrations. The bass extension is unreal. I had super customer support before, during and after ordering. Ed help me set them up. That was an excellent experience aslo!! I never thought of doing what he had me do to set them up correctly and have a lot of bass. I will not be buying another sub. These 2 do the trick !! Note: I didn't buy them as a pair but should have. If you love bass in your music, you will love one of these, possibly 2 if you're anything like me.
Very good subwoofer. This is my 3rd subwoofer from your company. You get a lot of bang for your buck with these speakers. The only issue is that one of the 2000 pro subs is that you have to turn the volume up a little high to get the speaker to turn on. I spoke with a online rep before all purchases and they were all very knowledgeable, and very courteous. I would highly recommend SVS products.
This sub is absolutely fantastic. The sub set up was super easy. The app makes control and adjustments very user friendly. This sub replaced an older JBL sub and the difference is night and day. From Grunge Rock to Metal, the transient response blew me away for a ported sub. As far as movies and gaming, the bass response and sound is unbelievable. It pairs perfectly with my Klipsch RP 8000F’s. I couldn’t recommend this product enough.
Even more impressive was the great customer service through the ordering process. Nancy at SVS took time to ask questions about my primary application for the sub as well as room size and different variables to help select the right product. I hope her supervisor sees this and recognizes her for getting SVS a lifetime customer. I’ll be ordering my second PB-2000 Pro this week!
Well, let me start out by saying that this thing is a beast. It puts out enough bass to rattle the windows in the house! Works well with the pair of JBL HP88F tower speakers that I've had for over 20 years.Those are being pushed by an Emotiva XPA-DR2 Differential Reference Two-Channel Power Amplifier. If you're looking for something that will put a grin on your face, get this sub. You won't regret it!
First of all, this thing is a monster but looks amazing. Secondly, my unit arrived with a slight chip on the top-rear corner of it however, after contacting SVS’s amazing customer support (thank you Scott) I was able to get a discount on the unit without any trouble whatsoever! Finally, the sheer power of this woofer scares me sometimes because it knocks things off the shelves and walls. My wife and I always look at each other in excitement and disgust because of how ridiculously low it gets! Thank you SVS for outstanding customer support and insane subwoofers!
I wanted to give a real review of this product. I pride myself on my home entertainment set up, I spend a great deal of time using my entertainment center, and quality matters because I suffer nearly constant migraines. That said, I did significant research when upgrading my previous sub to an SVS sub. I discovered ported offers a clean bass that was easier on people who suffer from brain issues, like migraines. So I knew going in I would want a ported design to get the sound without as much actual pressure in the atmosphere.
My room is not small, but also isn’t really medium, however it is an open floor design. I wasn’t certain how to address that, so I reached out to SVS customer care and gave them specifics. I also advised I was choosing between the 1000 and the 2000 ported. After some detailed discussion the advise given was that I go for the larger 2000 if I could manage to handle its girth (it is a larger footprint that you think, I suggest cutting a piece of cardboard the sand size and seeing how it fits). It was going to be close for me, but I really need the best I can manage for quality of sound, so I decided I would make it work. The bonus is that SVS offers a 45 day in home trial period and they pay return shipping if you aren’t satisfied, if you check online you will find that people use this service often and never have a problem with the company coming thru for them, that alone is huge.
The sub arrived quickly, and there were actual instructions on how to properly remove it from the box, which was interesting and a sign of how well thought out the entire process was for SVS. I set the sub up, and immediately ran the auto setup for my sound system (tip, locate your receivers microphone for auto setup before the sub arrives). I installed the app (altho tbh it seems rather redundant, I will explain more shortly) and after some test sound movies, I determined the auto setup was about perfect.
The difference about SVS subs is that they don’t overwhelm you with bass, they provide exactly the right amount, since I watch mostly movies, my standard setting is for movies. The goal to know if your sub is performing well, is to understanding that the proper amount of bass means you won’t notice that it is boomy, or that it is lacking, during your movie. If you simply don’t notice it, then it is performing perfectly. This is a concept that did not make sense to me before actually experiencing it. My prior sub was boomy, and I had grown used to that, so much do that I thought that’s how it should sound. Actually having the bass match the events on tv, brought my movie watching experience to a whole new level. Not only that, but reducing the unnecessary and excessive boominess also reduced the pressure in the room, which reduced my migraines. So it was a win across the board.
I have been convinced and won over by SVS. As my components fail, I will replace with SVS components. The quality of their products combined with the quality of their customer care, makes this an easy decision for the future of my entertainment center.
Amazed at what I was missing. I had a polk audio HTS10 and felt something was missing, I decided to give svs a shot and try the 45 days as no one in my area has a show room to hear them. I'm impressed! And keeping it and maybe adding a second one.
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