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

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Rated 5 out of 5
Couldn’t be happier with my
Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. This monster wants to absolutely destroy my house in many ways. My wife hates it, my kids hate it, I love it. I can’t wait until
I can add a second one ??
April 28, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
My room is 12x12x9H so
My room is 12x12x9H so take my review with a grain of salt as this was likely too much subwoofer for the space. I was debating between adding a second PB3000 or doing a single PB16. I started with a single PB3k and was wanting just a little more.

After setup and testing, the output didn't wow me as much as I anticipated. It seemed like there was more bass everyone in my house except my room. Still a great subwoofer that I imagine would be better utilized in a larger room. Definitely sold me even more on how great the PB3000 is so I'm adding a second one. :)

The company was great throughout the trial process and the return was super seamless (I guess as much as reboxing a 175lb subwoofer can be lol). Thanks SVS!
March 30, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love my SVS PB16 Ultra
Definitely a quality theater sound that leaves my wife and I in complete awe when the action starts in a movie. This sub is a heavy hitter and weighing in at 174 lbs, you won’t be moving this much. The front grill is metal and has a pretty good look. I am running Denon 4500 receiver, SVS Ultra center channel, and 4 SVS Ultra book shelf, along with the PB16 Ultra sub. A theater quality sound and listening to music is crisp and clear. Yes, the PB16 is bigger than a side table. Worth every penny!
March 23, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
WOW. Just WOW.I or
I have a fairly large size living room where my home theater is located, it is an open concept to the kitchen and dining room along with 20+ft ceilings so you can imagine filling the space with proper sound is a challenge. I currently have KEF 5.1 set up and powering it with Denon AVR4700 receiver. I originally purchased the PB-2000 PRO and although it was a massive step up and upgrade in sound for my movies and music, there was scenes in movies where I wanted more. I needed more. I contacted SVS customer support and it truly is true what they say, they have TOP NOTCH customer service, absolutely top of the line customer service! I returned my PB-2000 Pro and upgraded to this PB-16 ULTRA. Hooked the sub up wirelessly, put on my dolby atmos Demo. and WOW. JUST WOW! Not only do you feel the bass tremble and shake your very inner soul, but it truly just changes the sound quality of all other speakers. I now have a movie theater inside of my home, the sound is SO CLEAN, so POWEFUL. If I wasn't building an expensive swimming pool at home, I would of purchased a second one for even more immersive and massive house trembling experience. Not that this big space needs it now, but just because I cant imagine what two of these could do. But I will find out very soon. If you are contemplating purchasing this one, don't, just do it and you will thank yourself later.
March 3, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Now that I finally got
Now that I finally got me 16ultra for a week I’m very please and happy with how it performs, subwoofer looks amazing, authoritative sounds, super tight bass, this is the sound that I had been looking for, for many....years and it just different kind of “ Animal “ lol. SVS Custumer service teams was great and special thanks to President Garry and Ed for opportunity and created the great products ??????. I’m a fan and looking forward to purchase svs products in the future.
February 26, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Dual PB-Ultra16 - Extreme Pleasure
I have 2 of the Ultra in a large room with 10 foot ceilings. I had to put museum tape for items on any shelf as they literally were knocked off by the SPL levels by the subs. If you need serious power and LFE in a large room, look no further. Did I need 2? Probably not, but I wanted symmetry and had the volume of air to move that the Ultra's would be able to easily.
February 26, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Better than advertised! Awesome!
Better than advertised! Awesome!
February 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best investment I ever made.
I was so happy with the first one I bought 2 years ago, I had to buy a second one.
February 2, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Happy with it after lots of tuning. Good customer support
Big, heavy, high power, high quality sub with pleasing full bodied sound. Even with some aspects I don't love, I would buy again. I wanted BIG bass for stereo music (not home theatre) and simply could not find anything in stores that provided both the quality and quantity of bass I craved. It was hard to spend over $2000 and deal with the logistics of the big set up for something I had never heard and might not like, but both the SVS marketing and their generous return policy were persuasive. While all the sealed subs I shopped for in stores were incapable of providing enough bass, I was worried that a huge ported sub like the PB-16 could be too muddy or slow for music. SVS provides some excellent guidance from their website, YouTube Videos and informative customer service staff. Tuning with the port plugs, tuning with the slope, tuning with the gain, working with their nice phone app, lots of experimenting with room placement and after hours of thinking and adjusting I've got excellent quantity of volume of sound and good quality. At first I didn't like the big lighted digital info in front, nor did I like the grill. In real world experience having the phone app to adjust and then getting visual confirmation of adjustments on the sub is nice. If you go back and forth between ages and styles of music with various recording levels, adjusting the sub is very easy with the app. Plus you can make the invasive lights go to sleep. Steel grill, I still think it's ugly and wanted something more elegant looking, however that SVS truck grill is very effectively protecting the sub from my dog (or an unexpected car collision in my living room). The automatic on-off as a signal is detected is ideal. If you've got the physical space, got the money, and are willing to make all the effort to properly tune it then I recommend it. I've now tried SVS Sub, SVS feet, and SVS Stereo speakers. This company has good products, very good customer service, and excellent marketing. As a side note, I also bought the SVS Ultra speakers to mate to the Ultra Sub (from a retailer not direct from website). Those were also a good quality build and beautiful cosmetically, so I wanted to love them. However the tower speakers were not the sound I personally was looking for. Sound was super clean, but in my room, with my amp, they happened to be too bright and fatiguing for my ears. Not that they were bad in any way, just not right for me and my environment. I think most people would be pleased with them as home theatre speakers or if they like somewhat forward stereo speakers. I was thankful to be able to return. SVS proclaims the SVS Tower speakers to stand with some of the best audiophile speakers out there. In my experience they were good for the money, but not the best. I ended up spending almost double to get the warmth of sound I wanted. So we are all unique, in my experience I'd say yes, buy an Ultra Sub, maybe Ultra speakers depending on your personal preferences in sound and your environment. In the end, a customer with high expectations is mostly happy with the products and impressed with their thoughful customer service.
February 2, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best sub I have ever
Best sub I have ever owned
February 1, 2021
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