SVS PB-1000 vs Klipsch R-120SW

Klipsch R-120SW vs SVS PB-1000: choose the perfect one

SVS PB-1000 vs Klipsch R-120SW

Actually, both subwoofers have much in common. But your preferences may outweigh in some aspects. I would recommend everybody to stop at Klipsch R-120SW model. Even at low settings, it vibrates my walls. The sound is clear and free of hiss compared to SVS PB-1000, but here you'll have a tight and precise bass. If you want a reasonably priced subwoofer to usher you into the reality of high fidelity sound, this is it.

The sound quality is top notch, but explosions and action scenes don't wow me, just like that I had with SVS. When looking for a great subwoofer, the sound is on top of my preferences. So think first what is essential for you when comparing SVS PB-1000 vs Klipsch R-120SW.

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Features & Performance

SVS PB-1000 vs Klipsch R-120SW back

Talking about PB-1000 after listening to music, I decided to run a subwoofer test. This test ran a bunch of frequencies through the sub to test its response. When it started playing, it felt like someone was grabbing my head and shaking it. This sub can hit low and hit it hard what can't be said about R-120SW, it just sounds like a herd of elephants running through the room.

Design

Klipsch is surprisingly boomy for its size, most likely due to the port, versus the ported design of SVS that makes a huge difference. If you like to "feel" the LFE in your home theater, you won't be disappointed. Speaking of "huge," this thing is pretty big as well. The rubber feet are a nice touch on hard floors or carpet, and I like the way Klipsch R-120SW looks without the grille.

Klipsch R-120SW pros & cons

Pros

  • The copper pins for the grille and the accents all over the subwoofer look excellent.
  • Well packaged and easy to set up.

Cons

  • Maybe a little bigger than you expected due to the incorrect vision of the subwoofer fitting in your room.

SVS PB-1000 pros & cons

Pros

  • I know most audio people will say not to mix speaker brands, but once I got the levels balanced everything works together in perfect harmony and I cannot even remotely tell that there are two different brands of subs in the room.
  • Fantastic customer service (from SVS), they look good and come well packaged.
  • This thing can easily compete with 12-inch subwoofers, and it's tight and punchy, fitting in very well with my system.

Cons

  • I have tried the PB-1000 but was a bit underwhelmed by its lack of intensity.

SVS PB-1000

SVS PB-1000 review

Apr 05, 2019

Combining theatrical and musical systems into one is not an easy task, so there is a widespread opinion that these two areas are incompatible. The main stumbling block in this matter is the bass. For...

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Klipsch R-120SW

Klipsch R-120SW review

Apr 05, 2019

Progress does not stand still. And increasingly, in our homes, instead of TV, there are home theaters that allow you to watch programs and films of the highest quality in a pleasant home environment....

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Common

Product

SVS PB-1000
Klipsch R-120SW

Model

PB-1000
R-120SW

Brand

SVS
Klipsch

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.8 of 5

Reviews

106
186

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

300
200

Maximal output power (RMS), W

720
400

Audio amplifier output power, W

300
200

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

116

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

19-270
29-120

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-160
90-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
back side

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)

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

vented
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

46.7 x 38.1 x 45.7/18.4 x 15 x 18.4
41.1 x 35.6 x 48.8/16.5 x 14 x 19.2

Width, kg/pounds

21/46
14/31

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  • 10.5
  • 13.7
  • 10.5SVS PB-1000
  • 13.7Klipsch R-120SW

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