SVS PB-4000 13.5" 1200W Ported Box Subwoofer

Model: PB4000BA UPC: 856677007411 Item: 2295

$1,899.00

Color: Black Ash - In Stock

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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.  

Specifications

Specifications

  • 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

Reviews

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

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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
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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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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 no...it 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
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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
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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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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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This is a great sub I honestly thought it woulda had more kick to it but it definitely brought my sound system to life my other two subs would be drown out by the speakers after a certain level but this one gives a slightly overpowering bass which is what I like. I need to figure out more on the settings mostly for movies the sound quality there isn’t as good lots of humming noise but that’s prolly because I don’t know how to set it up properly or use the lpf. Music sounds great though overall 4 out of 5 stars it isn’t as chest pounding as I thought but it dose a decent job maybe the ultra 16 would have been a better choice for me.
July 26, 2018
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I received it, bottom corner busted, didn't notice till after brought it up 3 floors and unpacked it and hooked it and noticed the damage. I had a jl audio fathom 12 and this pb-4000 doesn't come close to it . I am really hoping it just needs a breaking in period. Will update later with damage and sound
November 6, 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
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I never experience a subwoofer like pb 4000. WOW I’m blown away I’m very satisfied.
September 26, 2018
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