SVS PB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13.5" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer

Model: PB13GLOSS UPC: 850071005035 Item: 1581


Regular Price: $1,999.99

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Color: Gloss Black - In Stock

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The Ultimate Expression in Sheer Power

The SVS flagship, the PB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13.5" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer, commands respect. At 155 lbs., it is physically imposing and monstrously powerful. Yet musical nuance and refined character are what truly earned its stripes. When sheer impact is what counts, the PB13-Ultra delivers its music and movie payload B52 bomber-style with strategic precision, subterranean extension, and jaw-dropping slam and impact. When the score calls for sound in a supporting role, the PB13-Ultra is deft, gentle, and perfect. This unmatched combination of power and poise will delight the discriminating audiophile and hardcore home theater enthusiast alike.

Sledge Amplifier STA-1000D

The Sledge STA-1000D amplifier is a perfect match for the Ultra 13 driver, packing 1000 watts of power and sophisticated DSP control. Comprehensive and extensive menu options are accessed via an intuitive single-knob interface and easy-to-use LCD display. This will make your setup and integration with home theater or stereo system quick and simple.

SVS 13.5" High Output Driver

An SVS-exclusive design, the Ultra 13 driver was uncompromisingly crafted using the highest quality components, custom-tooled parts, and innovative technologies. As a result, it delivers an unparalleled combination of extreme output, ultra-low distortion, and exceptional linearity.

  • Expensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized under-hung motor technology for exceptionally low distortion
  • Multi-layer flat-wound voice coil for ultra-high power handling
  • Dual linear-roll spiders and stitched parabolic surround for extreme excursion capability
  • Ultra-light and rigid Rohacell composite cone provides excellent transient response




  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 22.5" x 20.5" x 28"
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Driver: 13.5" Ultra
  • Frequency response: 17 - 200Hz ± 3dB (20Hz mode), 14 - 200Hz ± 3dB (16Hz mode), 21 - 200Hz ± 3dB (sealed mode)
  • Port size: Triple 3.5"


  • Front-firing 13.5" driver
  • Front-firing triple 3.5" high-flow flared ports
  • Variable 20Hz, 16Hz, and sealed tuning modes


  • Sledge STA-1000D with 1000 watts RMS continuous power (3600 watts peak dynamic power)
  • High-efficiency and cool-running Class D topology
  • Auto-On/On switch with green standby mode
  • Input impedance: 24kΩ (unbalanced RCA)/22kΩ (balanced XLR)


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • PB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13.5" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer
  • 8 foot power cord


Customer Reviews for SVS PB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13.5" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer

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2000lb Gorilla's In The Room
I bought PB13 Ultra's last week. I live on the 4th floor with no elevator. I live in Europe!? I had to tumble these bad boys to the 4th floor,but when I heard the sound it was well worth it!!! I bought these to replace 2 Klipsch SW-115. I should've bought these from the start???!!! I must say I've fallen in love like it was the 1st time all over again. My jazz,blues,pop,R & B,Soul and everything else in between sounds heavenly! This is how music should sound!! Keep up the great work!! With Love,Berlin,Germany!!!
July 1, 2016
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Superior Subwoofer Performance & Customer Service Experience, Hands Down!!
I purchased three PB-13 Ultra Subwoofers (dual subs for my main home theater, one for my bedroom). My first contact was with "Jeff" from customer service who went above and beyond to make my purchase experience a pleasure. After my purchase, there was a snafu with the delivery company on the scheduled delivery day in that they wanted to delay my delivery by a week because of a lack of an available truck with a lift gate service (the total delivery weight was over 500 lbs). After recontacting SVS for assistance, Mr. Ed Mullen, PE - Director - Technology and Customer Service became personally involved and contacted the delivery company and kept me informed every step of the way. I received my delivery the next day, with lift gate service! Mr. Mullen even offered to assist me with initial set up and calibration. This excellent level of customer service and personal involvement occurred before I ever connected the first cable to the subwoofers. I've owned these subs for almost a month now, and I'm literally blown away by their performance and engineering craftsmanship. They are extremely well-built and the pride & craftsmanship are readily evident. I have all of the subs configured for 16 Hz primarily for movie watching and they have no problem easily pressurizing my listening rooms by delivering the wall/floor shaking effects I've been missing from movie soundtracks yet they have no difficultly handling delivery of clean music when needed. I appreciate the follow-up from Mr. Yacoubian, Company President to ensure my satisfaction. This was easily one of the best electronic investments I've made and I will likely be a loyal SVS customer for life.
July 2, 2016
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Great product with equal customer service!
I was in the market for high end music and home theater system. Read the reviews and satisfied customers views on SVS subs. Ordered PB13 which arrived on time and in meticulous packing. Connected to my B&W CM2 S2, CM2 Center 2, Pioneer SCLX801 but the sub did not come alive until I called the SVS customer service to guide me through some manual changes in the setup. The individual was more than happy to assist and I did not feel rushed to end the call and this explains why there is a little wait time. I am impressed with sound. I am very sensitive to the service aspect, which is rare now a days. Will purchase SVS products again in future and highly recommend. Thanks SVS and keep up the good work.
December 14, 2016
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Awesome monster of a subwoofer
I couldn't be more happy with my purchase of two of these subs. My listening room is 30' x 40' and these subs fill the room with accurate bass without breaking a sweat. These subs replace 4 sunfire subs and two paradigm subs.
November 9, 2016
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This is nuts!
I own a svs pb12nsd, decieded to upgrade to their flagship sub to run with my ultra towers center and surrounds. (Will get the elevations when available ). The pb12nsd was and still is a beast. BUT OOOOOH MY! The ultra 13 hits low and loud!!! I set mines in 16hz mode and watched the new star wars and the "force" sounds they put in this movie hits soooooo low. You feel the pressure. I love this sub. I will get another to run duals. Love all there products. Great company and great support. Well done SVS!
April 7, 2016
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bass junky
Upgraditis kicked in and i decided to move up from a pb12nsd 1st gen. To the big boy pb13 Ultra. I loved my pb12nsd, but the Ultra is so much better. More refined, more authoritative when need to be. No regrets.
March 7, 2016
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Excellent value for one of the best subs on the planet E
Packing and shipping first rate. Build quality top of the line. Multiple configuration options. Sound quality is amazing. PB13 fills my entire basement with quality bass . Best price / performance in the market
December 16, 2016
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Great Product
I have all Martin Logan's for front, center and surrounds and this is just a FANTASTIC Sub... It complements them and added the bottom end clarity they could never achieve. I have heard many and for the price point this cant be beat... Fantastic Sub... oh yea I said that :-)
April 2, 2014
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Holy Smokes!!!
This beast has been on my wish list for two years since a reccomendation by an installer. Just got it installed and watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night. Wow doesn't cut it. It is hands down the best sub I have ever heard. It is immersive without knocking you out of the room (don't worry, it could do that too) Going to be putting it through it's paces over the next few weeks, but I am convinced it will not disappoint. Be forwarned: this sucker is big. Read the specs on size. Make sure you have a room big enough to handle it. If you do: order it now!!! I got it in Piano Black and it is beautiful.
January 21, 2015
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Best subwoofer I have ever heard. Turned up about 50% and the room vibrates. Clean solid bass. Used in my home theater. We watch movies,lots of action films. All I can say is WOW! Left all the settings factory settings. Very heavy but so what the sound is superb.
January 21, 2015
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