SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer

Model: PB16ULTBLK UPC: 850071005615 Item: 1604


Color: Black - In Stock

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An Incomparable Bass Experience

An unrelenting passion for awesome bass performance and engineering perfection guided every aspect of the PB16-Ultra subwoofer’s design. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design, and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments allowed SVS to achieve unmatched low frequency extension and output capabilities, all while keeping it amazingly detailed and articulate.

Massive New 16" SVS Ultra Driver with Unprecedented 8" Edge Wound Voice Coil

When designing the biggest and most formidable driver ever used in an SVS subwoofer, it was of utmost importance to meet or exceed the same supreme standards of control and accuracy as every other subwoofer SVS manufactures. One huge advancement that allows the PB16-Ultra to handle the crushing force of a 16” driver is the 8” edge wound voice coil, the largest ever deployed in a consumer subwoofer. This innovation ensures ultra-low distortion and pinpoint control at the highest drive levels resulting in incredible output and low frequency extension. By nature, larger drivers are more difficult to control, but the unprecedented voice coil design ensures accuracy in frequency response and speed in transients without ever sounding boomy.

Pushing the driver are four massive, dedicated toroidal ferrite magnets that unleash a staggering 95mm peak to peak Xmech excursion (82mm Xmax) and the highest levels of motor force and palpable SPLs. The light and rigid 16” Ultra driver cone consists of a premium fiberglass resin composite with optimal stiffness to mass ratio to maximize movement of air and sonic energy without ever distorting or losing control.

Stunningly Powerful, New Sledge Amplifier with Fully Discrete MOSFET Output

Conservatively rated at 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power, the PB16-Ultra Sledge STA-1500D amplifier’s 64 Amp 200-Volt MOSFETs are the sonic muscle behind arguably the most powerful and highest fidelity subwoofer amplifier ever developed. Discrete MOSFET output unbridles the nearly limitless power in the Sledge amplifier and pushes the 16” driver to extreme levels of performance. They also represent an upgrade over the less robust integrated circuit output stages found in nearly all other Class D subwoofer amplifiers.

Effortless power must be harnessed to ensure refined behavior and pristine output at the most demanding drive levels. To achieve this, the PB16-Ultra subwoofer uses the audio industry’s most advanced 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering to handle the nearly limitless power, only unleashing the perfect amount of low frequency energy at just the right time.

Innovative New Smartphone App for Subwoofer DSP and Control

Compatible with Apple and Android platforms, the innovative PB16-Ultra smartphone app unleashes the full depth, force, and nuance of the world’s finest subwoofer. The groundbreaking SVS subwoofer app controls all DSP functions and conveniently stores custom presets. It’s the easiest way ever to fine tune bass surpassing 16Hz at reference volumes from the comfort of your favorite seat.

For added convenience, 2-way feedback shows updates in real time on both the app and subwoofer interface, and Bluetooth connectivity allows adjustments to be made even when the subwoofer is not in sight. Control is also available via IR remote and an intuitive front panel display.

Acoustically Inert, Rigidly Braced Cabinet

A subwoofer capable of creating such extreme levels of sonic energy requires a formidable cabinet design. The PB16-Ultra is built with a double-thick MDF front baffle and rigid internal bracing to support the massive drive unit and to ensure an acoustically inert environment. The highly reinforced internal design eliminates any chance of coloration or resonance from the cabinet, even when the deepest low frequencies are played at reference sound pressure levels.




  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 25" x 21.7" x 30.9"
  • Weight: 174.5 lbs.
  • Driver size: 16"
  • Frequency response: 
    • Standard mode: 15 - 280Hz ± 3dB
    • Extended mode: 13 - 280Hz ± 3dB
    • Sealed mode: 14 - 360Hz ± 3dB


  • Front-firing 16" driver
  • Rear-mounted amplifier
  • Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille


  • Sledge STA-1500D DSP amplifier
  • 1500 watts RMS continuous power (5000 watts peak dynamic power)
  • High-efficiency, cool-running Class D topology
  • Auto-On/On switch with "green" standby mode
  • Input impedance: 22kΩ (unbalanced line-level RCA)/22kΩ (speaker level)
  • RoHS compliant, lead-free construction, worldwide safety certifications


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer
  • Power cord



Customer Reviews for SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer

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I upgraded my PB13 Ultra
I upgraded my PB13 Ultra with the new amp and also bought a PB16 Ultra. Both are now able to be controlled through a Bluetooth app. That for me with the limited placement of my subs made all the difference in getting them tuned properly. As I’ve tweaked them more and more I’m actually having to turn the volume down on both. The bass is now more localized for my seating position.

It’s been said a million times but I’ll say it again, their workmanship, attention to detail, customer service and the subs output are world class. It’s almost like doing business with an old friend. They strive for complete satisfaction and always follow up to ensure that you are happy with your purchases. Their business model should be a tutorial for achieving success. Thank you SVS!
August 17, 2020
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Oh My God Thank you
My God
Thank you
My wife thanks you
I dont need to buy more stuff.
Hi end audio quest is complete.
Now we can go on vacation after I pay AMEX bill. Best speakers and sub woofers yes 2 subs the world bar none
August 6, 2020
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Customer Service Win
I’ve had my SB 2000 for just under five years and for whatever reason the amp gave out. I’m not a fan of customer service – none of them - and I’ve been known to junk things that were under warranty, just because the reps are usually shills for their companies. Not CORY B. Cory helped me out completely. He sent me a box, so I could pack it up correctly and send it back to them for repair. I never had to ask for status or tracking numbers, as they were automatically supplied. He told me to call or email with questions/concerns and when he had an off day another rep jumped right in and assisted, without me waiting in limbo for Cory to return to work.
The SVS customer service department could teach classes on customer service to fortune 500 companies. I’m completely impressed and will be a customer for life.
July 21, 2020
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SVS PB-16 Ultra Review
There is so much positive about the SVS PB-16 Ultra that not sure how to express my true thoughts. I have read the professional reviews and from trusted sources. Even tonight I am playing Pure Moods CD music and I need to say with even one subwoofer that I have so far in my stereo setup ALL Frequencies our sounding more expansive not just the deep bass. All music hall is expanded in depth and you can hear much deeper in the soundstage. In orchestra works the trombones have the weight and power in real life and voices have new found body and weight to them in jazz recordings. The timing and speed is amazing in low bass once levels are adjusted. I am running the subwoofer in balanced mode on my Prima Luna EVO 400 preamp with 120 watt tube mono block amps. The source is a modified Tascam CD player with tube outputs. The speakers are Magnapan 1.7’s with relative low efficiency; but even with that the SVS app on my iPhone dials everything perfectly and I am astounded by the improvements which are staggering. I can speak for experience as I have been playing trombone for 50 years with 25 years in The Skagit Symphony as the bass trombonist and 6 years in a professional big band with the arranger playing back up with Frank Sinatra. You have it a home run with this amazing SVS PB-16 Subwoofer. Keep up your great work for making a state of the art subwoofer that is attainable to much more audiophiles without needing to spend 7.5K from your competitors single subwoofer. All I can do is praise you for the biggest sound improvement and impact on my stereo system ever period. I should point out I don’t have a surround system at all nor and AVR but soon looks like that will be changing and will be anxious to hear what this sub can do on movies. I have been playing organ music which can shake the walls even at -14DB.
July 15, 2020
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Best sub ever hands down!
This thing is a absolute MONSTER! The amount of bass that this sub produces and how crisp and clean it is..completely insane! I have it in my living room which is 30x30x10 and it fills it up nicely! My only down side is I kinda want to try DUAL PB16s but they are a hefty price tag! Maybe the misses may let me! But GREAT JOB SVS FOR PRODUCING THIS SUB!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS AND GALS!!!
July 13, 2020
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Customer Service
I’ve had a PB-13 Ultra for about 11 years and the amp finally gave out. This baby might just have 50,000 hours on it. I have a pretty good estimate because of how many projector lamps I’ve been through and the projector counts the hours. I called Scott with customer service and he walked me through the trouble shooting process and determined the amp was shot. Now this all happened on a Saturday and the new upgraded 1,200 watt amp is shipping out on Monday. Now I tried to guilt Scott into covering it under warranty but he said he would if he could but he couldn’t. The process couldn’t have been easier or more pleasant. an upgraded Ultra amp that I can control from an app on my phone, now that’s a deal. Many thanks to Scott and SVS.
July 11, 2020
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Simply wow!
Just recieved my pb16 ultra 3 days ago. This monster sounds deep and throaty. I'm a little worried the nails will back out of the framing and my house will fall down. If your house rattles and vibrates simply turn the bass up untill you cant hear them anymore ;) On a serious note this thing blows my duel klipsch spl 12s out of the water. I haven't yet found its limits. Make sure you get help moving this into your house, it's a serious piece of hardware.
July 11, 2020
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Review of build quality only
So i recently purchased a pb-16 in anticipation of adding it to my theater which is currently under construction. I haven’t had a chance to plug this beast in yet as the theater room is not finished yet. What i can tell you is the build quality and finish are top notch. This is an incredible piece of furniture. I cant wait to actually plug it in and take it for a test drive. The sheer size of it and weight are impressive on their own. The speaker grill or cover is like a metal shield worthy of defending an Avenger. I bought this purely on reviews and other user testimonials, so i am going purely on good faith here when it comes time to plug this bad boy in. While I can’t comment on sound quality. I can tell you this. The company shipped it right away and packaging is top notch.
July 6, 2020
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Benchmark piece of equipment
This subwoofer truly is a benchmark piece of equipment. It will reproduce crystal clear bass so powerful that you become addicted...I just ordered a second unit. Trust me, you get past the size once you take it for a listen...then it takes you!
July 6, 2020
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A perfect upgrade!
I went from a sealed 15” 250 watt sub to this powerhouse. Before the PB16 my sub was the weak point in my system, distorting the lows and unable to keep up with my bi-amped pair of line arrays. This sub fills in all the sound I was missing below the 30 hertz range and performs flawlessly at the volume level needed for home theater.
June 2, 2020
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