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
Combining Power, Intelligent Processing, and Innovative Driver Design
The SB-2000 500 Watt DSP Controlled 12" Compact Sealed Subwoofer delivers an unrivaled bass experience for music, movies, TV, and everything you want to listen to. Enjoy deeper, more impactful sound experiences worthy of emotional and visceral reactions.
The SVS SB-2000 subwoofer achieves a staggering 19 - 240Hz frequency response from an enclosure weighing only 35 pounds and measuring 14.2" all around (without feet and grille). The subwoofer's weight, compact footprint, and elegant appearance make it easy to set up in any room. It's also one of the best subwoofer for 5.1 home theaters and other surround systems.
No small performer, the SB-2000 matches or beats the output levels of subwoofers twice the size and weight. An innovative driver and amplifier, high end materials, and revised tuning allow the SB-2000 subwoofer achieve levels of articulation, musicality, dynamics, and fathomless extension unequaled in other compact subwoofers. Put simply, it's the best performing sealed subwoofer under $1000 by a wide margin.
Sledge Amplifier STA-500D
The Sledge STA-500D is the sonic engine that brings an unprecedented amp technology and sophistication not found anywhere else at this price point. On sheer power alone, it effortlessly punches out 500 watts RMS and 1100 peak watts.
The SB-2000 boasts smooth and precise digital signal processing at all drive levels, plus flexible connectivity for ease of setup and seamless integration into all home theater and stereo systems. When it's not in use, the energy-saving standby mode consumes less than 0.5 watts. All told, this subwoofer is a never-before-at-this-price sonic package.
SVS 12" High Output Driver
Designed from scratch - and optimized through exhaustive testing until it delivered unprecedented performance - the powerful 2000-series driver does SVS proud.
Matched and maximized to its Sledge amplifier, it effortlessly delivers the STA-500D's precision, dynamic flexibility, and raw punch. The result: the driver delivers higher output, improved linearity, and lower distortion, which means loads of clean, precise, deep, powerful bass for your movies and music.
- Computer FEA-optimized motor for even lower distortion
- Heavy-duty voice coil for extreme power handling
- Upgraded suspension for improved linearity and control
- Rubber surround for durability and long life
- 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.