SVS PB-2000 review & specs

SVS PB-2000: be ready to be amazed

SVS PB-2000 review & specs

SVS is a very popular and respected name. SVS entered the market in 1998 with the aim of filling the most sought-after niche of high-quality, but justifiably cheap subwoofers. Very difficult to choose when the market is overloaded with all types stated theirs are the best. With its powerful amplifier, light speaker, large magnet and big coil, SVS PB-2000 produces tight, rich sounding bass. For build quality, deep-bass, loudness, and sound quality, the VSV-SB2000 significantly beats most others and well deserves the five-star rating I gave it. Even one of these in a system is extremely impressive. This and even more read in our SVS PB-2000 review below.

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Design

This thing is huge, weighs a ton, and rightfully moves the air through the room. The SVS digs deep, shakes the floor, and truly disappears as a sub should. The SVS is big and very impressive both in appearance and performance. The metal grille on the front creates an expression of really worthy thing to be bought. So much more deliberate than the fabric fronts on everything else. When people walk in the room they will see this sub and will take a second look, every time.

The PB-2000 model has a phase inverter design and a noticeably larger body. The enhanced return in the bass of this model is more in line with the cinema application of the device.

Features

This sub is a beast. It's flipping huge. Bass is great but you really need to have it dialed in or else you're missing out on what this thing can do. We can see all the PB-2000 specs in the clarity of bass and on this woofer is immense. It shakes a room and other furniture. It shakes the hair follicles on my arm and will do the same with you.

The reason to choose the PB-2000 since it's capable of hitting the lower frequencies when needed which made movies more fun. Many reviews emphasize how big the PB2000 is and they are right. I encourage anyone considering this beast to get some scrap cardboard and make a crude rectangle/cube of its size to get an idea of placement options. The dimensions are 20.5" tall x 17.25" wide x 25" deep. Also, understand you cannot cram the sub's rear flush to the wall as you need room for the cable to "turn". This is a tremendous amount of fun as it adds a new layer of depth to the movie watching experience. Nobody talks about this a lot but they should. It just adds a new sense of realism and feeling like "you are there" in the movie.

Performance & Sound quality

It delivers all the low bass you can want nice and cleanly, with no distortion. For music, it delivers some welcome, extra low end without shouting, “I’m a subwoofer, look at me!” It gives a nice, seamless enhancement to the sound. For movies, especially action, you can crank it up a bit and get that “vibrate you out of your seat” kind of sound you get at the Cineplex. When turned up, you feel the music and lows and it's an experience, not just "something nice to listen to." This subwoofer is another level up from most consumer subs. It's worth the price if you really want to experience your music. Most genes of music sounded very good but, not all. Best with organic sounds. For movies, I am convinced that the PB-2000 cannot be beaten. It is downright amazing.

Setup

For pleasant PB-2000 setup go to SVS site and consider using tool Merlin to help define the frequency cutoff of your front speakers. Even though your front speakers can go down to 42Hz, it got better sound from movies when using the Merlin suggested 80Hz cutoff. The only thing you might need to plan ahead before SVS PB-2000 settings is a place to put it, even if you've done the subwoofer crawl and have your placement, make sure there's room because this sub is big. It's deeper than it is wide or high. The base completely complements the sound system perfectly. The base is a nice deep full sound. Never muddy and always pure.

Conclusion

Powerful, home shaking bass. Adding the PB-2000 to your high-end speaker system gives it that extra warmth and kick that the speakers needed. The extra low bass and warmth that you literally feel make this subwoofer a need to have an item to go along with your speakers. This subwoofer is a monster in sound and in size and I can't say enough wonderful things about it. Just do yourself a favor and try it. While this enclosure is huge, it is worth every cubic inch of space, as well as every dollar spent.

Common features

Product

SVS PB-2000

Model

PB-2000

Brand

SVS

Rating

4.8 of 5

Reviews

78

General

Amplification type

active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

500

Maximal output power (RMS), W

1100

Audio amplifier output power, W

500

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

17-260

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-160

Driver

Driver quantity

1

Driver size, in

12

Driver placement

front panel

Port placement

front panel

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1

RCA outputs

1

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

Speaker inputs (pair)

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

aluminum

Colors

black ash

Enclosure type

vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

53 x 43.9 x 64.5/20.9 x 17.3 x 25.4

Width, kg/pounds

29.7/65.6

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