SVS PC-4000 13.5" 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)

Model: PC4000PG UPC: 856677007459 Item: 170183

SVS PC-4000 13.5” 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer Overview

You have never heard or seen bass quite like this.

The SVS PC-4000 13.5” 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer delivers breathtaking reference quality bass without taking up as much floor space as traditional subwoofers. This unique and elegant powered subwoofer measures a mere 16-inches in diameter and delivers ground shaking, wall rattling bass all the way down to 15Hz. Featuring a powerful 1,200 watt amplifier, an advanced 50Mhz High Resolution Analog Devices Audio DSP, and a customizable EQ, the SVS PC-4000 13.5” 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer lets you experience majestic and complex bass without overpowering the rest of your audio soundstage, and without any distortion.

Product Information

Reference Caliber Bass with Less Floorspace Required

With a footprint measuring just 16” in diameter, the iconic cylinder subwoofer design is only available from SVS and achieves unparalleled low frequency output and deep bass extension per inch of floor-space. Sophisticated DSP technology in the PC-4000 creates three port-tuning modes, each with individual response curves to achieve the most accurate in-room frequency response possible. The PC-4000 also comes standard with the SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System for cleaner sounding bass with increased definition and more punch without room rattle and reduced bass bleed to the rest of the house.

High Current Output of Discrete MOSFETs with Efficiency of Class D Amplifier

Combines the efficiency of a Class D amplifier design with the ability to move massive amounts of current through the fully discrete MOSFETs, enabling immense low frequency output and precise driver control. Put simply, outstanding real-world subwoofer performance at all drive levels.

Sophisticated 50Mhz High Resolution Analog Devices Audio DSP

Most advanced digital processor ever used in a subwoofer maintains pinpoint accuracy and pristine sound quality through advanced in-room tuning, optimized frequency response curves, powerful DSP controls, and more.

Room Gain

Maximizes the subwoofer’s ability to take control of a room and benefit from the acoustic potential of the space it occupies by tailoring the roll off slope. The effect is accurate frequency response with staggeringly deep in-room extension – often as low as 10Hz - without the “boominess” commonly associated with room gain.

Port Tuning

Each response curve for the three port tuning modes; standard, extended and sealed, is fully configured to the respective mode to achieve perfectly balanced and accurate low frequency response with all tuning preferences.

Advanced Limiting

Allows the amplifier to deliver all the way to the limits of its rated power and maximize on the driver’s potential with massive output and no distortion.

Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)

Serves as a line conditioner, surge suppressor, and voltage regulator letting the amplifier deal with wide voltage fluctuations and ensuring the subwoofers operate flawlessly on any household circuit, no matter how unstable the incoming current.

An isolated circuit creates a vanishingly low noise floor by eliminating the potential for ground loop hums from outside components resulting in absolute sonic transparency.

Legendary SVS Output and Control

SVS 4000 Series drivers handle every watt of the Sledge STA-1200D amplifier’s power with precision and control to produce room energizing SPLs and effortless low frequency extension with pinpoint accuracy at all drive levels.

  • Dual ferrite magnet motor assembly weighing nearly 40lbs generates immense magnetic force and excursion of the 13.5-inch driver to produce massive low frequency output well below the limits of human hearing.
  • Edge-wound voice coil with eight-layer aluminum flat wire minimizes distortion and power compression while providing excellent heat dissipation and linearity ensuring precise control.
  • Lightweight and rigid composite cone with premium glass fiber dustcap generate massive output with pinpoint accurate frequency response.
  • Proprietary injection molded gasket and long-throw parabolic surround ensure longevity and allow extreme excursion and SPLs.

Easiest Way Ever to Manage Subwoofer DSP and Control

Groundbreaking smartphone app works with Apple iOS and Android devices to unleash the full depth, force, and nuance of the 4000 Series subwoofers by controlling all DSP functions including: volume, parametric EQ, low pass filter, phase, polarity, room gain, port-tuning, custom presets, and system settings.

  • Connects via Bluetooth for convenient control even when subwoofer is out of sight.
  • 3-band parametric EQ controller allows precise adjustments for frequency slope and Q factor down to the single Hz level with four different slopes, so users can improve performance by eliminating peaks, nulls and other room issues.
  • Stores 3 custom presets for movies, music and other listening experiences such as sports or gaming.
  • 2-way feedback shows updates in real time on both the app and subwoofer interface.

Acoustically Inert and Rigidly Braced

Inlaid front panel display, rounded edges, and a curved metal grille on the 4000 Series cabinet give it a refined yet commanding look that blends visually with home theaters and high-end audio systems.

  • Double thick 2-inch MDF front baffle and rigid internal bracing to support the massive drive unit and to ensure an acoustically inert environment.
  • Highly reinforced internal design and acoustic insulation eliminates all coloration or resonance from the cabinet, even when the deepest low frequencies are played at reference volume.
  • Protective, non-resonant steel mesh grille and custom elastomer feet for reducing noise artifacts within a room.

Product highlights

  • Stylish and elegant cylinder design takes up less floor space than traditional woofers
  • 1,200 watts continuous power/4,200 watts peak dynamic power
  • Down-firing 13.5" driver
  • Frequency response
  • 17Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
  • 15Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
  • 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • (MDF) cabinet construction increases resonance and reduces distortion
  • Three digital parametric EQs 
  • Android and iOS app gives you complete control over your speaker 
  • Remote included
  • SVS PB-4000 Cylinder dimensions (H x D): 46.9 in x 16.5 in
  • SVS PB-4000 Cylinder weight: 92.4 lbs
  • Warranty: 5 years (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

1,200 watts of power

The SVS PC-4000 is driven by a powerful 1,200 watt amplifier that pushes an extraordinary amount of current resulting in clear and clean high-volume output. The amp also features a state-of-the-art digital signal processor (DSP) that controls power flow to ensure clear output no matter what you are listening to and no matter the volume. The SVS PC-4000 also features three port tuning modes - standard, extended and sealed. Each tuning port is configured for balanced and accurate low frequency response.

Quality Components

Our friends at SVS did not overlook any detail when they designed the SVS PC-4000 13.5” 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer. Let’s start with the brilliant cylinder design. SVS lets you get big speaker box sound without having to take up big speaker box floor space. The modestly rated 1200 watt amplifier, dual ferrite magnet motor assembly, edge wound voice coil and rigid composite cone  work in unison to push massive amounts of air while limiting speaker vibration and unwanted noise. The Elastomer feet on the cabinet reduce floor and wall vibration, creating cleaner bass production. And the MDF cabinet that houses all of the speaker components reduce vibration and distortion. You don’t need to be a sound engineer to understand this speaker produces musical and articulate bass.

Groundbreaking smartphone app

Download the free SVS app for your Android or iOS device and gain total control over your PC-4000 right from your smartphone. The SVS app lets you tweak and fine tune all of the subwoofer's DSP functions including: volume, parametric EQ, low pass filter, phase, polarity, room gain, port-tuning, custom presets, and system settings. The app allows you to save favorite settings and presets making it easy to set the mood with music. Dial back the bass during dinner, turn it up when you are ready to rock out to your favorite tunes. No matter what genre or occasion, the SVS PC-4000 will add exciting depth to all of your home audio.



  • Weight: 92.4 lbs. with grill
  • Dimensions (H x Diameter): 46.9" x 16.5"
  • Amplifier power: 1,200 watts continuous power/4,200 watts peak dynamic power
  • Driver: Proprietary 13.5" 4000 Series driver
  • Frequency response
    • 17Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
    • 15Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
    • 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Maximum low frequency output: 133.1dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • PC-4000 13.5" 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer


Customer Reviews for SVS PC-4000 13.5" 1200W Cylinder Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)

4.8 / 5.0
48 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Multiple SVS product purchases
So, I started purchasing SVS products on February 23rd 2021. My first purchase was a PC-4000. I instantly fell in love with it. It met my expectations and more. I quickly went on to add a SVS audio interconnect cable on March 1st. From there I bought the SVS Ultra center speaker on March 8th. On March 10th I ordered the SVS Ultra bookshelf speaker set. Then on March 18th I ordered the SVS Prime elevation speakers for my rears of my 5.1 setup. Finally I ended with purchasing another PC-4000 and another SVS interconnect cable. I did all of this basically all in a month. Through all of the purchases I was in constant communication with SVS customer service. I regularly communicated with someone by the name of Scott. We probably have close to 100 emails back and forth. He was a great help and went beyond typical customer service and always responded to any of my questions very promptly. This has been by far the best customer service one can receive for any products. My setup sounds great and the unexpected bass notes while watching movies makes me feel like I am in a movie theater!! The fact that I can adjust the subs using an app is also a great feature of the subwoofers. Turn them down at night so the family can sleep peacefully, but crank them up while watching movies or listening to music. I can say that I have zero complaints about the SVS products and customer service. Definitely top notch! I would recommend them in a heartbeat!! Thank you SVS
April 15, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best service ever. Perfect subwoofer...
Best service ever. Perfect subwoofer...
April 7, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound.
I had bought this Sub off IQ home Entertainment..Well..After I got inside my house,it had a crack on top grill piece. So I call IQ,they send wrong package lol..I call Svs and give them the write SN:,hope this helps me with the write top,cause they sent me Pc 2000 top lol..The sub has a dense bass EQ sound to it.
December 6, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great experience with world wide stereo
This review was collected as part of a promotion
SVS all the way !!!
SVS all the way !!!
December 3, 2020
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Real Theater Sound
I did a lot of research, I purchased this several months ago. I'm about to purchase my second one. This
is the real deal. I was going to settle for the Definitive Technology Supercubes, but I'm glad I didn't. The sound is amazing.
I enjoy watching movie trailers and the PC 4000 gets low.
October 23, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Stunning sound, sleek look!
The unit arrived carefully protected, and was easy to set up. The app connected quickly, and settings were understandable. It's sounded great, even during the first few days of burn-in.
September 4, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Was skeptical, remained hopeful, and was reassured and pleased.
Let me start by saying that I’ve owned the PB16 Ultra. I had to sell it nearly 2 years back during a move to a smaller home where it was hardly practical in size and ability. I later moved, again, and found just enough space for a sub, but a box shaped one can’t fit. Maybe a small one. But I look for the base that you can’t really hear, but feel. The extra dynamic in home theatre that completes the experience when you have everything else. The SVS PC4000 gave back what I lost when I sold the 16Ultra. In my honest opinion, I compares. I play back some of the test scenes that I played so many times with my 16Ultra and I’m impressed and pleased every time. I worried that I would not be able to scratch the itch, but no. This subwoofer is great. It does exactly what I want it to do and with serious power. I’m very happy with this purchase!
August 20, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
I've only had the PC-4000
I've only had the PC-4000 in my theatre room, mated with the PB16-ULTRA for about a week, so a full throated review remains in the future. More great movies will be watched in the coming weeks. But based on the reactions of the few friends who have heard the results of the pairing so far, all have been blown away!

And as always, doing business with SVS is a total pleasure. What a great group of folks the company has assembled to service the audio/video market.

Much continued success to all,

Danny Pedreira
Tomball, TX.
July 15, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Pleased with my purchase.
This fine piece of technology is a very, very welcome addition to my home theatre. Since installing this unit, I've had a much more enjoyable experience with both my music and my movies. If you have the means, then I highly recommend picking one (or more of them) up for your home theatre.
May 26, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Next level bass
After much research and debate, I decided to purchase the PC2000 Pro. I was previously using a SB2000, which is a wonderful sub. It blended nicely with my Klipsch Reference Premier speakers and sounded great with music, but sometimes it did too good of a job not bringing attention to itself in movies. After research I decided a ported sub would be the way to go for added ‘oomph’, and the cylinder subs really called to me with their smaller footprint. I took the plunge and ordered the PC2000 Pro.
After running the sub for a few days, I am thoroughly impressed. There’s is now an extra dimension in movies where you feel things and you feel the bass and not just hear it. It’s not overbearing, but when there is a thump in the movie, you feel a ‘thump’. Instead of replacing the SB2000, I ended up using it in combo with the PC2000 Pro and going dual subs. Now I feel like I have all my ‘basses’ covered (pun intended!). I have smooth bass response all up down the frequency range, and with my Klipsch speakers, movies are just that much more fun to watch. Realism and immersion are elevated with movies, music, and even just normal tv shows. I am happy to have discovered what I was missing and I cannot recommended the PC2000 Pro enough!
February 1, 2020
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svs makes great subs :)
Eddie S on Aug 26, 2020
svs makes great subs :)
Eddie S on Aug 26, 2020
SVS quality and value, increased watts, and improved sound and power processing.
Evan D on Dec 4, 2017
SVS quality and value, increased watts, and improved sound and power processing.
Evan D on Dec 4, 2017