SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer

Model: PB16ULTBLK UPC: 850071005615 Item: 1604

$2,499.00 OR

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.

Specifications

Specifications

General

  • 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

Subwoofer

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

Amp

  • 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

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Reviews

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

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Rated 5 out of 5
Ed
Absolutely love my PB 16 for over two years now thinking about adding a second I would like to add a non-ported 16 for back room Phil not sure how that would work out
January 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very satisfied with the fast
Very satisfied with the fast delivery and packaging. Best subwoofer I have heard anywhere.
December 31, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Well...I wasn't expecting a miracle
Well...I wasn't expecting a miracle when I bought the PB16U. I already had a servo-controlled 18" Velodyne HGS18 THX ULRA 3000W sub and it is still totally amazing even at it's age of 15-years. But my goal was to run dual subs as my seating area has a dead spot down around 15-40Hz. Well that dead spot is gone so I am really happy. But now lets talk about the SVS PB16U...slamming! In many ways it bests my old Velodyne. Amazingly the SVS is digging down and supporting that extreme low even more so. And at wall shattering levels the driver travel is nowhere near the limit. This thing can output an extreme SPL...more than my old 18" I am pretty sure. But more importantly...for somebody buying ONE sub (not two)...when I placed this new sub where my old was I had almost NO dead spot down low. By itself it best the Velodyne for sure! So the good news is here than when the old sub dies I have a single-sub solution in place...the SVS! this makes the investment WELL WORTH IT!
December 24, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
This subwoofer looks and sounds
This subwoofer looks and sounds great
December 22, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Feel your movies, don't just hear them.
I needed more Bass. My living room is 15'x15' but shares the space of an open floor plan and tall vaulted ceilings of the Log Cabin, that's about 30'x30'. my 12" Klipsch sub was ok, but the room just absorbed all the bass. The SVS PB16 Ultra is absolutely exquisite, tight, precise and so deep, you really hear and feel everything you've been missing. Music is great with how good it is without being overbearing, but the movies... OMG. helicopters sound like they are landing on the back deck, the PB 16 Ultra pressurizes the room so well you feel the bass in your chest! you won't regret getting one. (unless you have adjoining neighbors) The phone App is a really sweet feature, it makes tuning from your chair a breeze. This Sub is Huge and heavy, its so big, the delivery guy asked me if i was drunk when I ordered it! I managed to bring it into the house myself, with the help of my tractor and some loading forks. One more note, this Sub never sounds boomy either...
December 12, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is an insane beast,
This is an insane beast, with extreme low frequencies
with almost no distortion.
December 12, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
So far great sub
So far great sub
November 27, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Explosions, gun shots, and grenade's
Explosions, gun shots, and grenade's sound real. Music is like being at a concert. And they can literally shake the house. I love my PB16 ultras.
November 24, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! These are heavy duty!
I have really enjoyed my dual PB 16s. To say they’re awesome is an understatement. I just upgraded from a pair the Klipsch R-115 SW’s. To say that these out class the klipsch subs is an understatement. I can’t believe how clear and precise these subwoofers are. My KLipsch’s subs would get very boomy During hard action sequences in movies. The PB 16s do not. They are rocksolid and clear.
They are still a little bit raw right now and I’m still dialing them in. But out of the box they are fantastic and they only get better as they get broken in and dialed in.
I would highly recommend these to anyone there the most powerful awesome subwoofer I have ever used.
October 3, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
The King
I purchased a PB16 after getting a SB16 and deciding I needed more for the size of room that I'm in. I originally planned to return the SB, but after hearing them together, I couldn't imagine it any other way.

The PB16 can absolutely SLAM, but it can also be surprisingly articulate and delicate. I listen to a lot of future bass, ambient, hip hop, dubstep, electro house and the PB16 has revealed new depth in every genre.

It can be rather difficult to place if your room layout is rigid. It took a few days to really find the sweet spot, but once I did... wow it is perfect.

I highly recommend getting the isolation feet, with them my windows don't even rattle and my house is pretty old.

One last thing, make sure you really understand just how big this sub is. I didn't fully realize how large it would be, and I am really lucky my wife appreciates good sound.
September 30, 2020
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