SVS SB-1000 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs SVS SB-1000 – Compact and Powerful

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs SVS SB-1000

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 vs SVS SB-1000 is the comparison of two mid-range subs for average customers. Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 can boast a great Low-Frequency Effect. At the same time, SVS SB-1000 is packed with LFE as well but it is not able to handle it with a good intensity.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 could be hardly matched with other brands’ subs inside one acoustic system because the difference in tones is always felt even after calibration. On the other hand, SVS SB-1000 matches any bookshelf type speaker.

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Features & Performance

The SVS SB-1000 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 test demonstrated the advantages of ProSub 1000’s branded radiator tech to avoid booming and to be exactly 300 W of RMS. It produces a decent sound when you play video games or watch movies. However, it has some problems with bass at high volumes, that’s why it can hardly meet the audiophile’s needs. SVS SB-1000 permits to reach 70 Hz with the volume about 50% even with the speakers rated down to 50 Hz.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 has a line level inputs in the sub for the receiver without LFE. This sub together with the compatible speakers gives a very loud sound even in a non-standard room. Besides, its bass is very clear without distortions.

Both units take a short time to get all the elements wired and make all the adjustments. Either ProSub 1000 or SVS SB-1000 fit medium rooms but not large ones because of their output power of 750 W and 720 W respectively.

SVS SB-1000 vs Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Design

When I decided to compare their cabinets, I’ve noted that SVS SB-1000’s elegant design makes it almost invisible in the room versus too ordinary ProSub 1000’s form-factor.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 with a built-in amp has a volume control on the side panel to adjust the bass level quickly according to the type of content. A power on/off button and a variable crossover selector are on the back. The device is small enough to fit any designs of interiors. SVS SB-1000 is also very compact it has a built-in amp too.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Made of durable materials.

Cons:

  • The lack of hard hit at just the right moments.
  • Not too heavy that’s why walks along the floor sometimes.

SVS SB-1000 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Performs without overpowering other speakers of the system.
  • The depth of bass is ideal for 2-channel stereo system.
  • It doesn’t heat during the work.

Cons:

  • Demands proper placement and good room acoustics to sound powerful. It’s not effective in the attic or patio.

SVS SB-1000

SVS SB-1000 review

May 20, 2019

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Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 review

Apr 16, 2019

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Common

Product

SVS SB-1000
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Model

SB-1000
ProSub 1000

Brand

SVS
Definitive Technology

Rating

4.5 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

90
66

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

300
300

Maximal output power (RMS), W

720
750

Audio amplifier output power, W

300
300

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

100
105

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

24-260
18-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-160
40-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

has not
down firing

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

2
2

RCA outputs

2

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

2
2

Speaker inputs (pair)

2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

Enclosure type

sealed
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

30.8 x 28 x 33/14 x 13 x 13.5
36.5 x 30.5 x 45.5/14.4 x 12 x 17.9

Weight, kg/pounds

12/27
13.4/31

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