SVS PB12-NSD 12" 400W Ported Box Subwoofer (Premium Black Ash)

Model: PB12-NSD UPC: 851888000176 Item: 170104

$499.00

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The PB12-NSD subwoofer is the ultimate subwoofer over-achiever. Simply put, it provides room-energizing, pants-flapping bass, for a fraction of the cost of the typical reference subwoofer. SPLs and output also compare with much larger ported box subwoofers but with a greater control and accuracy from the sophisticated Sledge amplifier, overbuilt driver, and precisely tuned cabinet.

Features

  • Rigid and braced Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) cabinet
  • Fine textured black vinyl finish
  • Front-firing driver
  • Front-firing 4" high-flow flared port
  • Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
  • Power cord length: 8 feet
  • Nomex linear roll long-throw spider
  • Low-creep rubber long-throw surround
  • Spider-integrated tinsel leads
  • Aluminum cone and composite dust cap with SVS logo
  • Powder-coated cast aluminum basket
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized motor structure
  • Dual shorting rings and pole extenders to reduce gap induction and distortion
  • Vented pole piece for greater cooling and low noise.
  • Dual high-grade ferrite magnets
  • Pole piece vent for greater cooling, low noise, and reduced air compression
  • STA-400D Sledge with 400 watts RMS continuous power (800 watts peak dynamic power)
  • High efficiency cool-running Class D switching topology
  • Detachable power cord with main power switch and fuse
  • RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications
  • Auto-On / On switch with "green" standby mode
  • Stereo line-level RCA input/output connections
  • Fully adjustable low pass filter with Disable setting
  • Unfiltered (for daisy-chain) and 80 Hz HPF line level RCA outputs
  • Customized EQ and DSP limiter settings specifically for the PB12-NSD
  • Input impedance - 20 kΩ (unbalanced RCA)

True to SVS design philosophy, the PB12-NSD obliterates performance expectations for the price with a driver, amplifier, motor, and cabinet combination at an all-new low price. Equally adaptable for music, home theater, TV, and gaming, the PB12-NSD produces amazingly deep and articulate bass with pinpoint accuracy and speed in transients at all drive levels.

Sledge STA-400D Amplifier

Effortless power with smooth and precise signal processing for accuracy and clarity at all drive levels, the PB12-NSD’s STA-400D amplifier is conservatively rated at 400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power) and effortlessly delivers massive amounts of current to the motor and driver to create convincing cinematic and musical bass you can hear and feel at the most important moments. With digital bass management features and flexible setup options normally reserved for more expensive subwoofers, the Sledge amplifier makes it easy to optimize with any equipment in any room setup.

DSP for Fine-Tuning In-Room Performance

Internal Digital Signal Processing (DSP) allows for easy integration into rooms of all shapes and sizes as well as with all different models and brands of speakers.

Optimized Cabinet Design

The PB12-NSD features a front-firing 4” high-flow port with inner/outer port flares for extremely powerful and controlled output with palpable slam. The 21" x 17" x 22" cabinet is substantial but not over-sized, and features a protective steel mesh grille and comes in a premium black ash wood grain finish for a handsome look that fits most room décor.

 

Specifications

Specifications

Subwoofer

  • Cabinet dimensions (H x W x D): 20.9" x 17.3" x 22"
  • Overall dimensions (H x W x D): 21.4" x 17.3" x 25.4"
  • Weight: 66 lbs.
  • Power cord length: 8 feet

Driver

  • Driver: SVS 12" NSD driver
  • Voice coil: 2" diameter, high-power voice coil with high-temp former
  • Frequency response: 18 - 150Hz ± 3dB

Amplifier

  • Input impedance: 20kΩ (unbalanced RCA)
  • Power: 400W RMS continuous power; 800W peak dynamic power

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • PB12-NSD 12" 400W Ported Box Subwoofer

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for SVS PB12-NSD 12" 400W Ported Box Subwoofer (Premium Black Ash)

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Awesome Sound Quality
It really ties the room together, with very full evenly detailed bass. It absolutely owns the 20-130hz range in my living room. Performs way better than any other sub $1000 sub I've ever listened to or owned. Well built, packaged, and operates perfectly, auto on has been flawless for music or movies. I've had other subs where the volume needed to be spiked to get the sub to kick in. Couldn't be happier with purchase.
February 22, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Svs PB 12-nsd
It’s a great sub for the price. Pairs well with my svs PB2000.
Just added a svs pd12-nsd to pair with my pd-2000. Sounds great.
Just added a svs pd12-nsd to pair with my pd-2000. Sounds great.
February 17, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I never knew what a good sub can do for any setup, a story you see over and over in A/V forums but one every enthusiast should experience. For the price I think I got a Sub that performs well above it's cost. It's jaw dropping in comparison to a few $500-$700 Klipsch subs I've gone through just to "match" my other speakers. I'm so glad I gravitated to a dedicated Sub company with a great reputation. This unit easily fils my 15x20' living room with 15' arched ceilings with amazingly detailed full range bass at perfectly flat levels. Can't wait to match it with another one. Now I know what I'm missing when I see setups with two 12-16" subs from top sub companies in big enclosures that dwarf everything else in the room, mind blown. Definitely agree with the mentality of starting with no compromise on subs when building a home theatre and cutting corners on other components if need be. All features work great, the amp is a strong performer, the auto on works perfectly at any level, something every other sub I've owned struggled with. Couldn't be more happier and it's only be 2 days.
February 16, 2018
Awesome sound
Love it! The room got pressured so much that my 4-yr old complained his ears were hurting. I promptly lowered the volume. Everything others are saying I agree. Great sub at amazing price. As usual folks at WWStereo had great customer service.

There is simply no better deal to be had at $500. I bought two. They are large looking but beautiful!
February 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I'm fairly new to the hobby, but in all my research for subwoofers, SVS was always in the conversation. I decided to pick up a 2nd PB-12 from world wide stereo after the manufacturer sold out. Outstanding performance from a sub at this price point!
December 29, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
excellent sub and great service from WWS
December 29, 2017
Best bang for the buck there is. I returned an SVS PB-13 Ultra because PB-12 NSD does 90% of what that one does for less than a third of the price, and much more appealing size wise (where as the ultra is an unwieldy beast).
December 27, 2017
Excellent build quality and frequency response is perfect.
December 26, 2017

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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Best performance for under $500, fuul extension down to 20hz, powerful amp, company reputation were all factors.
Richard A on Feb 8, 2018
Wanted to pick this for a Long time, after reading Good Review took a Plunge today..
Anand R on Dec 21, 2017
Best performance for under $500, fuul extension down to 20hz, powerful amp, company reputation were all factors.
Richard A on Feb 8, 2018
I have a friend in the audio business that says this is one of the best subs under 500.
Brad G on Jan 19, 2018
Wanted to pick this for a Long time, after reading Good Review took a Plunge today..
Anand R on Dec 21, 2017
Great deal on a great sub!
Richard S on Nov 28, 2017
I have a friend in the audio business that says this is one of the best subs under 500.
Brad G on Jan 19, 2018
Great deal on a great sub!
Richard S on Nov 28, 2017
Regardless of price, this sub is better than the PC 2000?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2018
  The PC2000 offers the same performance as the PB2000 (which replaced this PB12 subwoofer in the lineup), but does so in an alternative cabinet shape, so that it can be more versatile in positioning.
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