Our take on the SVS SB-2000
The SVS SB-2000 is the best sealed subwoofer you’ll find for under $1000. It provides 12 inches of absolutely unrivaled bass and a sound that will bring out every kind of emotion. The raw punch of the powerful bass brings together this unseen sonic package.See full details
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 14.6" x 14.2" x 15.4"
- Weight: 34.8 lbs.
- Driver size: 12"
- Frequency response: 19 - 220Hz ± 3dB
- Front-firing 12" driver
- Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier
- 500 watts RMS continuous (1100 watts peak dynamic)
- Efficient and cool-running Class D topology
- Green standby mode with > 0.5 watts consumption
- Input impedance: 47kΩ (unbalanced line-level RCA)
- RoHS compliant, lead-free construction, worldwide safety certifications
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- SB-2000 500 Watt DSP Controlled 12" Compact Sealed Subwoofer
- 8 foot power cord
Customer Reviews for SVS SB-2000 500 Watt DSP Controlled 12" Compact Sealed Subwoofer
1. Price - You can't get any better bang for your buck.
2. Performance - Depth and extension without bottoming out.
3. Power - Hard hitting, yet articulate.
4. Support - Got a question? Call them and ask!
Do yourself a favor and pick one of these subs up. You won't be sorry.
But... everything changed when my Blu-ray copy of Edge of Tomorrow arrived. This movie contains a few very low frequency sweep tones at the intro of the movie and that's where all the problems started. The driver excursion was extremely high and the subwoofer chassis started shaking too much causing the rubber feet to bounce lightly on my even level floor. I was shocked but played the scene again to study the behavior from the sub up close. The chassis wasn't only shaking too much, but the woofer excursion seemed so high that I could actually hear a little rubber 'flapping' from the woofer itself (hard to hear from seating position). The weird thing is that the volume of my receiver and sub were set on a normal (not loud) level and my receiver crossover is only set to 60Hz. No other movies posed problems thus far except this scene (the rest of the movie wasn't really LFE heavy).
Not only it seamed that the woofer itself had a difficult time, but the chassis itself is to lightweight to handle the power of the internal components. I actually placed new feet under the sub to try if that solves it, but unfortunately it is a weight problem. Placing something weighty on top of the sub solved the problem, but of course the driver excursion was still shockingly high and the rubber 'flapping' was still there. I also tested the scene on an older REL Q50 (12 inch) sub and that one handled it without problems and even sounded almost similar (of course it can't go as deep as the SVS). That sub has the same weight and is only 50 Watts...
So eventually I want to like the SVS SB-2000, but am suprised that it already showed it's limit with one movie on a normal volume in a small living room, but an older sub like the aformentioned REL Q50 didn't.