SVS PB-2000 vs Klipsch R-115SW

SVS PB-2000 vs Klipsch R-115SW: choose the subwoofer you need

SVS PB-2000 vs Klipsch R-115SW

The main advantage of the PB-2000 is its high nominal output power – compare its 500 W with 400 W, which is the nominal output power of the R-115SW. The maximal output power of the PB-2000 is 1100 W, while the maximal output power of the R-115SW is 800 W. Therefore, these solutions are a great option for large rooms and for people who need a lot of power. Nevertheless, both models output the clean deep bass sound. The advantage of the R-115SW is its building quality – it is durable and it also looks elegant.

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Features & Performance

The Klipsch R-115SW vs SVS PB-2000 performance comparison shows that the R-115SW is more flexible with its wider crossover frequency range – 40-160 Hz, while the PB-2000 range is 50-160 Hz. The frequency response of the PB-2000 is 17-260 Hz, while the R-115SW frequency response is 18-125.

The R-115SW can use the wireless connection protocol – it is necessary to use a WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit. This model also uses an all-digital amplifier, which is very precise and outputs the clean sound.

The PB-2000 uses the Advanced Digital Signal Processing solution that helps to achieve the perfect blending with other speakers.

Design

The SVS PB-2000 vs Klipsch R-115SW design comparison shows that both manufacturers pay special attention to the design to avoid any noise or resonance. The main difference is the driver size – the PB-2000 has a 12-inch driver (the woofer is made of aluminum), while the R-115SW uses a 15-inch spun-copper cerametallic woofer. Both models have front-firing ports – the SVS model has a traditional round-shaped port, while the R-115SW has a rectangular port. Both models have detachable grills that protect the drivers and the ports.

The back panel has all the ports, switches and dials you need. Everything is easy to access. The dimensions are 20.9x17.3x25.4 in. for the PB-2000 versus 21.5x19.5x22.3 in for the R-115SW.

SVS PB-2000 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It is very powerful so the output sound is house shaking, but it doesn’t distort. It is great both for music and movies.
  • You can easily blend it with other speakers.

Cons:

  • Some customers state that this model has chuffing issues in the port at low and intense frequencies.

Klipsch R-115SW pros & cons

Pros:

  • The wide crossover frequency range allows using it with different audio solutions.
  • The output sound is loud and clean (no muddy bass sound).

Cons:

  • The configuration process may be quite challenging.
  • Some customers state that this model isn’t very reliable – it may work for 1-2 years only (amplifier issues).

SVS PB-2000

SVS PB-2000 review

Nov 16, 2021

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Klipsch R-115SW

Klipsch R-115SW review

Apr 15, 2019

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Common

Product

SVS PB-2000
Klipsch R-115SW

Model

PB-2000
R-115SW

Brand

SVS
Klipsch

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.7 of 5

Reviews

93
115

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

500
400

Maximal output power (RMS), W

1100
800

Audio amplifier output power, W

500
800

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

118

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

17-260
18-125

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-160
40-160

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
15

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
front panel

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
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
MDF

Woofer composition

aluminum
polymer

Colors

black ash
black

Enclosure type

vented
vented

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

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

53 x 43.9 x 64.5/20.9 x 17.3 x 25.4
54.6 x 48.3 x 55.9/21.5 x 19.5 x 22.3

Weight, kg/pounds

29.7/65.6
34/75.4

Subwoofers HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 12.7
  • 8.7
  • 12.7SVS PB-2000
  • 8.7Klipsch R-115SW

SVS PB-2000 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check SVS PB-2000 price