SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer

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One Subwoofer to Rule Them All

An unrelenting passion for awesome bass performance and engineering perfection guided every aspect of the SB16-Ultra subwoofer’s design. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design, and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments allowed SVS to achieve massive output levels, extreme low frequency extension, near-perfect frequency response accuracy, and pinpoint transient response. The culmination of all SVS design advancements, SB16-Ultra represents the greatest leap forward in performance and innovation since the inception of subwoofers.

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 SB16-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 78mm peak to peak Xmech excursion (65mm 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 SB16-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 SB16-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 SB16-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 an equally robust cabinet design. The SB16-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.




  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 20" x 19.5" x 20.1"
  • Weight: 122 lbs.
  • Driver size: 16"
  • Frequency response: 16 - 460Hz ± 3dB


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


  • 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


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What's in the Box:

  • SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer
  • Power cord



Customer Reviews for SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer

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SB16 Deep and Tight
This is an amazing subwoofer! I have a rather high end system, and the subwoofer that the Ultra replaced seemed more than adequate but the Ultra has changed everything! I can hear the subtle nuances in the low end like never before, and can also rock the house off its foundation if I choose. Thank You SVS!
November 29, 2016
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Upgraded from a pair of SB13s to a pair of SB16s. Upgrade was well worth it. When compared, the SB16 has more output at lower frequencies, is faster, looks better and sounds better when listening to music or watching movies just to name few. The SB13 is a great sub with few minor flaws in today's age: display located in the back, no remote control and no app. SVS addressed all of those lacking features to the new sub, which in my opinion, makes the SB16 one of the best subs out there. I wouldn't expect anything less from SVS. Once you purchase one of their products, you can only expect great performance and that speaks volume.

I would also like to make a point regarding SVS's excellent Customer Services!! Their team is always responsive to any inquiries I have had.
December 2, 2016
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I purchased the SB-16 Ultra after researching subwoofers on various AV sites and forums. I wasn't sure about ordering a sub without being able to hear or see it first, but after reading the "bill of rights", what did I have to lose? At first, I was hesitant to plunk down $2000 on a sub, so I ordered the SB-13. This is an amazing subwoofer. I was all set to keep it, but as a Christmas present, the upgrade cost of the SB-16 was given to me. Sending the 13 back was super easy after speaking with an SVS customer service rep, and I soon received the 16. This sub is absolutely incredible! I never thought that I could have such a movie watching/music listening experience in my own living room. If there's space in your viewing room, you have to just go for it. you will never have the feeling of "maybe I'll upgrade in the future". This is the ultimate piece of equipment to complete any HT. Thank you SVS! Now, about those gorgeous tower speakers.............
January 6, 2017
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SB-16 Ultra Absolutely Awesome
I replaced my B&W 15 Subwoofer for the SB-16 Ultra. Cant say enough about the superior clean sub-bass response Solid and Tight. A lot of adjustments possible to ensure your system matches the bass. SVS support team is really great. This is a sub-woofer that is not exactly plug n play. You really need to make adjustments and finesse the settings for different media ex Vinyl, Pure Audio, Movies, etc. If you are an audiophile demanding the highest and purest this is for you,
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