SVS PB-4000 13.5" 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer

Model: PB4000BA UPC: 856677007411 Item: 2295


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SVS PB-4000 13.5” 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer Overview

Today’s movies and music feature meticulously and artistically designed bass tracks meant to pull you into the middle of your media, creating a sonic tapestry that you can not only hear but feel. Unfortunately, most household speakers are not equipped to handle today’s complex bass tracks.

Experience every detail buried inside your music and movie soundtracks with the SVS PB-4000 13.5” 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer. This ported self-powered subwoofer delivers mind-boggling, clear and powerful bass, accurately producing low-end response all the way down to 13Hz.

With the SVS PB-4000 you are going to feel like you are in the middle of your favorite movie scenes or sitting in the front row of a concert hall watching your favorite artist perform.

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Product highlights

  • Fully powered ported subwoofer
  • 1,200 watts RMS, 4,000+ watts peak power amplifier with Analogue Devices
  • Frequency response
  • 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
  • 13Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
  • 18Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Innovative SoundMatch two-way crossover
  • Near-perfect real world frequency response
  • Control your speaker with the free smartphone app for Android and iOS
  • Line-level/LFE RCA and balanced (XLR) inputs
  • RCA and XLR outputs
  • Infrared (IR) remote control included
  • SVS PB-4000 13.5” 1200W Subwoofer dimensions (H x W x D): 23.4 in x 20.5 in x 30 in
  • SVS PB-4000 13.5” 1200W Subwoofer weight: 153.2 lbs
  • Warranty: 5 years (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Powerful DSP amp

The SVS PB-4000 is a self-powered subwoofer that features a 1,200 watt Class D DSP amplifier that controls power flow and ensures crystal clear output no matter what you are listening to and no matter how loud or quiet the volume. It also creates three port tuning modes with their very own response curves -- imagine three subwoofers housed in one cabinet.

iOS and Android compatible

The SVS smartphone app for Android and iOS devices gives you even more control over your listening experience. Download this free app and take control of all of your ported subwoofers DSP functions including: volume, parametric EQ, low pass filter, phase, polarity, room gain, port-tuning, custom presets, and system settings. The app allows you to save favorite settings and presets and displays updates in real time. Whether you want to dial back the bass during a romantic dinner or you want to shake the paintings off the walls with your favorite dance tracks, SVS makes it easy for you to hear every musical detail with dynamic clarity.

Quality Components

This subwoofer pushes the limits of sonic possibility. The SVS PB-4000 features a massive 13.5 inch high-excursion driver, a dual ferrite magnet motor assembly, edge wound voice coils, and an advanced high resolution audio digital signal processor (DSP). All of it is house inside a cabinet featuring a thick MDF front baffle and rigid internal bracing. Technical talk aside, all of these components work together to deliver powerful, clear bass, free of distortion.  



  • Weight: 153.2 lbs.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 23.4" x 20.5" x 30"
  • Amplifier power: 1,200 watts continuous power/4,200 watts peak dynamic power
  • Driver: Proprietary 13.5" 4000 Series driver
  • Frequency response
    • 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
    • 13Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
    • 18Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Maximum low frequency output: 134.5dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • PB-4000 13.5" 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer


Customer Reviews for SVS PB-4000 13.5" 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer

4.8 / 5.0
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SVS PB4000
Was a little concerned when i purchased that I should of gotten 2 smaller models to effectively cover my room....but Oh no....phenomenal room shaking bass from the PB4000 that far surpasses Klipsch and Polk subs I have owned in the past!
January 24, 2018
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Audio paradise
I spent several months researching subs. I bet I had considered a dozen options. All signs pointed to svs. At one point I was going to get two pb2000's. Later, I was ready to get two used pb13 ultras. In the end I went with the single pb4000 with the plan to get a second one eventually. The one thing that swayed me away from the pb13 was the remote and Bluetooth control options. In my opinion, that is an infinitely useful feature. As for the sound...I couldn't be happier. It is everything I expected, and more. If you are on the fence about this sub and you have the money, don't hesitate. I can't imagine anybody being disappointed. Thanks svs.
February 7, 2018
Originally posted at
What else could make me happier?
I bought this beautiful piece of audio equipment, in piano gloss, 2 weeks ago to replace a PC-2000. I re-watched old movies to compare the 2 subs and boy the difference is night and day! The comparison is unfair, I know...the PC-2000 is an AMAZING sub but from my point of view the comparison is inevitable.
The PB-4000 doesn't break a sweat to reproduce even the most demanding soundtrack. It performs with absolute subtlety in what appears an astonishing easy way. I use it in extended mode and I love the way it reveals any previously uncharted or unexplored frequency in movies or video games (I play a lot of those too). It feels like I have "more sounds" coming out of the sub. I was afraid it'd overpower my other speakers (I have the Ultra System btw) but blends in amazingly. I watched Dunkirk, 4 days ago, with my friend (an audiophile enthusiast); he'd turn to me several times during the movie to say "man that sub sounds amazing".
A shout out to the amazing people at SVS Customer service for always being there to help me tweaking and tuning the system with useful advice.
One last thought. I was afraid my wife would kick me out of the house once she saw the PB-4000 (it's still bigger than the average sub) but, to my surprise, she liked it more than the old one! She said that the PB-4000 looks like a "mini fridge" and she doesn't mind it! lol
Well honey "grab me a beer from the mini fridge and enjoy the movie!"
What else could make me happier? Only another PB-4000!
April 6, 2018
Originally posted at
The Bruiser !!!
I currently own an svs pd 12 nsd for about 5 plus years now and. I like to read reviews from other ppl and such and b proud I own one of their sub. Anyways I thought about the new 16 ultra....a little too big. Since the 16 was new to the line up I was wondering and hoping that something between that and the 13 ultra would submerge and then boooom! Really....the pb4000 is showcased. I was gonna get the 13ultra after looking at it for a year (glad I waited). After several months I pulled the trigger and boy did I. It was good and deep the first few days, but like my pb12 I felt it could do more. A little bit of this and that and learning how to utilize the phone app along with getting this baby broken in some and, whoa momma. I mean this " in a good way" folks. This thing is a home wrecker, a disrespectful abandon, a bully and a pusher arounder!!!! Every time I play this thing at the same volume it's starting to hit heavier and heavier. I go back and watch some of the same movies and music over again and can't believe it. I would like to believe myself and everyone who bought this pb4000 or the 16 is in for a real treat in the near future because the cones r so rigid and stiff and the rubber surround so thick and heavy duty that I would assume it will take about 1yr maybe more to fully break this thing in to the fullest. This thing seems to push air more than you feel vibrations and it pushes heavy. I would give it more stars, but there aren't any. Anyone who says this sub is expensive must not know anything about quality. I feel like I stole something. For this price and performance coupled with the 3 in 1 subwoofer options and phone app, subs that are more than double the price are beaten worse than the bad news bears. P.S. Get used to lookin for rattles and screwing lightbulbs back in.
March 9, 2018
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The PB-4000 Sub is absolutely fantastic. Having purchased an M&K sub 23 years ago I just thought I was getting the best bass out of movies, that was until I purchased the PB-4000 sub. What a difference this sub made. I wish I had this sub years ago. I am going back and watching some of my old movies and it's like a new experience. I highly recommend this sub, better sooner than later. You want believe what you have been missing. Also the technical support is outstanding.
February 13, 2018
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Ultra Sonic sub bass is where this is at!
Had a PB-12 plus and upgraded to this. No comparison, this thing is the real deal.
February 14, 2018
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Love, love, love it!
First, I'm not an audio professional, etc, and I haven't taken the time to do anything more than autocalibration on a HTR after a couple of test locations. Having said that, short version, I love it and it sounds (and feels) great.

My first impression (and that of my wife's) was, "Wow, it's big." The spouse acceptance factor was stressed by the arrival of the very large package on a crate. I assured her there was a lot of packing material, and there was, but even after unpacking, it's big. And it's beautiful!! It's huge and built like a tank Its size does limit available locations in a living room. I'm not sure what kind of multi-use room could accommodate this sub at the front of the listening space.

The sound is fantastic. I will say that, having upgraded from a chuffing piece of junk, I was thrown off a bit at first. It's similar to having a junky loud muffler on your car when you're a teenager, and then buying a very nice, powerful sports car and being surprised it isn't just loud all the time. That is, until you stomp the gas and all those horses are applied where they're desired. This subwoofer, being much more precise, is more nuanced based on the source material. To be clear, I do not mean it isn't a butt-kicking thumper. But it doesn't overreach when the source material doesn't reach. Watch the olympics, and you barely hear it (unlike the old chuffer). Plug in the intro scene to Blade Runner 2049, and you not only hear it, but you feel it. It's awesome, filling the room with loads of tasty bass way down in the bottom end. It's also more than adequate (excellent, actually) listening to musical content. I literally shouted, "I had no idea that was a tone!" listening to a familiar piece of music. I previously only heard a vague, non-pitch-specific "muH" in the bottom end. Now, I can actually hear the pitch of the note. It's ridiculous.

I haven't messed with the DSP/tuning very much yet. I'm letting my ears settle into "as is" since my palate isn't used to the richness available. I really like having the flexibility available, though.

FWIW, I use mine for both music and movies in a roughly 20'x20' space with ceilings that slop from 9' on the closed side of the room to 15' on the hallway side. I'm a lifetime musician who likes to feel the music, and consequently have Klipsch KLF-30s for my mains. This sub is giving me what I want. Detailed yet visceral at low to reasonable volumes. Literally moving but clear at high volumes. Yes. I'm going to go ahead and assume the neighbors like it as well.
February 20, 2018
Originally posted at
As an electronics engineer I know what it takes to make a product that achieves its goal. It takes solid design, attention to detail, lots and lots of testing and first-rate manufacturing. All too Often compromises are made, for various reasons, often to reduce cost, which in the end can make a product less successful or reliable than it could be. I have to say that after receiving and using my new PB-4000 such is not the case. Frankly, even after reading the many glowing reviews of the SVS subs I was somewhat reluctant to take the plunge and invest in the PB-4000. And I think the word 'invest' is the right one. There are many brands of sub-woofers on the market, some better than others, and I don't mean to imply there are no really good subs out there, there are. But When you purchase something like the PB-4000 it's not a casual purchase. And subs are not exactly the kind of audio item you want to replace often, though that seems to be how it works for many users and I suspect it's because their current sub disappoints in one or more ways so they are seeking better results. Now, you probably have this idealized sense in your mind's ear of what the ultimate experience should be (I know I did) with a sub. In short, you're expecting a particular level of performance and with that idea in mind I have to say the PB-4000 achieves Nirvana for me. The last time I heard low frequency content that comes close to what the the PB-4000 achieves was many, many (I'm dating myself) years ago, in the 70's, when the film Midway (1976) made its appearance in theaters that had to be specially equipped (and structurally reinforced) with banks of Cerwin-Vega subs to handle the artillary fire of the big guns on the battle ships. The Midway film's audio was mixed in "Sensurround", also used with movies such as Earthquake (1974), Rollercoaster (1977) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). As I fondly remember, when those big guns in Midway went off the entire theater shook. I've heard lots of subs but none of them has been able to recreate that effect for me - not that that's what I was aiming for - until now with the PB-4000. However, I should say that the PB-4000 seems to surpass even those thundering guns when I heard them long ago: I optioned the sub for 'Extended Tuning" by inserting one of the three port plugs that comes with the sub into the center port which leaves two ports open and set the Sub's tuning as Extended. Extended tuning makes the sub go down to 13 Hz. (cycles per second) which is in the subteranian bass region, well below the usual so-called 20 Hz "limit" of human hearing. Don't believe it. Your ears can hear well below 20 Hz (if the level is high enough) and this sub will prove it. The first movie I tested with, because of the staggering low frequency effects, is Battle:Los Angeles (2011) on Bluray. Compared to the movie Midway, Battle:Los Angeles is a modern production and though it does not use Dolby ATMOS (Dolby ATMOS was announced the following year in April 2012), it is mixed in 5.1 DTS surround and utilizes the LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel. The low-frequency effects in Battle:Los Angeles are not only realistic but absolutely boggling. The PB-4000 produced literally frightening bass of such intensity and depth that I not only could hear the effects but felt them in a very definite way - my jaw was on the floor - and I was expecting the local fire department or police to be pulling up at any moment. At certain points it was like waves of thunder and vibration so deep that I thought the walls and floors were going to come down - and that was after dropping the volume to -15dB from the default -10dB. Thinking that more of a good thing is even better, if I had a larger room I'd probably want another PB-4000 but then the walls and floors probably would indeed come down! This sub is one you will not want to part with. All I can say is that I'm glad I made the purchase and the only way to describe the PB-4000 is that it's absolutely staggering, and that really doesn't describe what this sub seems able to do. As for build quality, the sub is built like a tank, quite literally: Absolutely solid enclosure and wonderful front-panel display that provides access to the settings. The remote that comes with it works well though it seems to have a narrow beam and you have to be front facing the sub for the remote to be detected, a minor point. The only issue I ran into was that Bluetooth connectivity will not work with Apple iPAD II's and I planned to use it with my iPAD II. After calling SVS they later confirmed that you need a iOS device with newer Bluetooth technology than the 2nd generation iPAD has. However, it would not work with my Android 4.3 tablet either. I wound up getting a cheap but current Anroid 7.x tablet and it worked perfectly. SVS stated there's no Bluetooth connectivity issue when using an iPhone since the iPhone uses a later version of Bluetooth that is compatible with the Bluetooth used in the SVS subs. I would say that you'll need to test your iPad if you plan on using it with the SVS app and get an Android tablet if your iPad won't connect. I was able to make adjustments from my seating position and that's something you can't do even with the included remote unless you're in direct sight of the front panel and not too far from it. This has been a long review but If you're on the fence about this sub I'd say have no fear, this sub is a killer. If you don't mind its weight and size (it's not exactly small) you will not be disappointed and you will be rewarded with staggering levels of incredibly deep bass. Just a warning: Your neighbors might think the house is coming down and call the authorities! Be prepared.
April 3, 2018
Originally posted at
PB 4000
When I pull the trigger ,I will go BIG with 2 or go home with my tail between my legs. ( No honey you can't have those ! ) B.S. Those bad boys are mine !
February 7, 2018
Originally posted at
Mark gutteridge
I've had my pb 4000 for 2 months.
It's an excellent sub apart from reliability. It's now failed and been diagnosed as a faulty amplifier.
It's not really acceptable to pay this much and have it fail in a short period of time. I hope it gets sorted asap.
I've got equipment that is 30 years old (technics) and has never failed.
August 19, 2018
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