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SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer (Black Ash)


Big 12" Driver With 500 Watt Amplifier

SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer - Front angle view with grille removed.

SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer - Front angle view with grille removed.

Front-Firing 305mm (12") Subwoofer Driver

Sealed Enclosure For Deep, Accurate Bass

500 Watts Of Continuous Power Output

Frequency Range 19-270Hz. Designed In USA

Colour Selected: Black Ash
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Your price $1,272

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Product Description

Search the web and you'll read a lot of very favourable reviews on SVS Subwoofers. And there is a reason. Nice clear, powerful and exciting sounding bass that can keep up with both music and movies in a small to medium set up. Finding a sweet spot for it is easier than many due to it's compact size.


SVS was founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop a better alternative to the under-performing and over-priced subwoofers of that time and refute the notion that exceptional sound quality has to be ridiculously expensive. The SVS design approach involves a fusion of leading edge technology, precision engineering, exhaustive lab and real-world testing, as well as, a deep personal passion for audio excellence, all brought to life by their team of acoustic engineers. By using the highest quality components, the SVS team has developed a line of high-performance, high-value audio subwoofers that bring music and movies to life with stunning realism. The SVS SB-2000 steps up the amplifier to the bigger and beefier 500 Watt amp, keeps the woofer size to a 300mm monster and uses a sealed enclosure.

A Closer Look

Look at the Audio Trends range of subwoofers and you'll see we love bass - especially deep, accurate bass that rocks the house and adds intense realism to our movies, music, and video games. But that kind of low-end performance can cost heaps unless you have deep pockets. So we're always on the lookout for subs that deliver the kind of performance we crave at a price we can afford. The SVS SB-2000 answers the call. Yes, it is more expensive than the '1000 series but read on to see why and why it is the most popular model under $2000. 

300mm High Output Woofer: The front-firing 300mm (12") high output woofer pumps out deep and powerful bass with low distortion, for smooth and accurate performance on music and movies soundtracks. The woofer features a lightweight cone for enhanced sensitivity and transient response, a long-throw suspension for high output at low frequencies, plus a rubber surround for durability and long-life. It also incorporates FEA-optimised motor technology for low distortion, high-power voice coil for excellent thermal management, and vented pole piece for greater cooling.

STA-500D Sledge Amplifier: The SB-2000 employs a Sledge STA-500D amplifier with efficient and cool-running Class D topology. The amplifier is conservatively rated at 500 Watts RMS and 1000 Watts Peak and features a highly advanced DSP processor offering unmatched control over the subwoofer at all volume levels, for distortion free bass. 

Variable Controls: The SB-2000 subwoofer has simple and straightforward control options that make integrating the subwoofer into your listening environment an easy task. The control knobs are actually digital actuators for precise and noise-free adjustment.

  • Volume Control: The Volume Control (Min/Max) affects how loud the subwoofer plays. It should be adjusted to match the output level of your loudspeakers.
  • Low Pass Crossover: This Low Pass Crossover affects the upper frequency limit of the powered sub. The control range is 50-160Hz, along with a "LFE" (disabled) setting. The slope of the low pass crossover is 12 dB/octave. For connection to a home theatre receiver, the low pass should be set to "LFE" (disabled). For stereo receiver, it should be adjusted to blend with the natural roll-off frequency of your loudspeakers.
  • Phase Control: The Phase Control (0-180°) delays the signal being processed through the amplifier. It should be adjusted to obtain the most coherent and stable soundstage and transition between your loudspeakers and the powered subwoofer.

Placement Options: Although subwoofers can be placed at the side or back of your room, it is best if possible to place it at the front so it will 'blend' with your front and centre loudspeakers.

  • Corner Placement: Corner placement will accommodate most rooms and will reduce the chances for encountering a null (an acoustic cancellation in the bass response) at the listening position. If your AV receiver equalises the subwoofer channel during auto-set-up, corner placement will often provide the best overall performance.
  • Other Placement Options: If corner placement sound excessively boomy, then try moving the subwoofer to other available locations along the front stage, listening for the best balance of output and a smooth accurate response. Important! Always redo the auto-set-up of your home theatre receiver after moving the subwoofer to a different location to ensure the acoustic distance and calibration level are set correctly.
  • Dual Subs: To maximise the bass output and impact of your home theatre, two SB-2000s can be paired; one on either side of your room. This is no sales push! It really works.

Auto/Standby & On Switch: If this switch is set to "Auto/Standby", it will automatically turn-on the powered subwoofer in the presence of an audio signal. If no signal is present for a period of several minutes, the powered subwoofer will enter "Standby" mode, where power consumption will be less than 0.5 Watts. If this switch is set to "On", the amplifier will remain on continuously and will not enter "Standby" mode.

In The News

"All of SVS's experience and expertise has combined perfectly to create a subwoofer that punches well above its weight, delivering deep bass and real impact…The SB-2000 sealed subwoofer is a triumph for SVS, packing a staggering amount of technology and power into its diminutive enclosure." AVForums, Review by Steve Withers.

Our Take

The SB-2000 delivers fast, tight, and accurate bass. It will dramatically improve your system's sound stage to the point where a blindfolded listener could be excused for thinking that you're running a systen of hundreds of Watts (RMS) through huge floor-standing speakers. No small performer, the SB-2000 matches or beats the output levels of many subwoofers twice the size and weight. An innovative driver and amplifier, high end materials and revised tuning let the SB-2000 Subwoofer achieve levels of articulation, musicality, dynamics and fathomless extension that many other compact subwoofers struggle to equal. The subwoofer’s weight, compact footprint and elegant appearance make it easy to set-up in any room. It’s also one of the best subwoofers for 5.1 home theatre and other surround sound systems. Put simply, it’s one of the best performing sealed subwoofers at the price-point. It definitely delivers 'bang for the buck' making it a wise choice for both those new to subwoofers or upgrading with a definite limit on investment.

  • Design: Lightweight, long-throw 300mm (12") woofer in acoustic-suspension (sealed) cabinet
  • Frequency Response: 19-220 Hz (±3 dB)
  • Amplifier: Built-in Class D amplifier delivers 500 Watts RMS of continuous power (1000 Watts peak dynamic power)
  • DSP: Advanced DSP processor maintains control over the subwoofer at all drive levels for refined, low-distortion sound
  • Design: Lightweight, long-throw 300mm (12") woofer for enhanced sensitivity and high-output levels
  • Controls: Rear-mounted volume, crossover, phase, and power controls
    • Digital actuator control knobs for precise and noise-free adjustment.
  • Crossover: Continuously variable low-pass 50-160Hz crossover with a disable (LFE) setting for connecting an A/V receiver
  • Phase Control: Continuously variable phase control (0-180°)
  • Power: Main power on/off switch plus auto standby/on mode
  • Inputs: Line-level/LFE RCA inputs
  • Speaker-Level Inputs: Yes
  • Outputs: Filtered RCA line outputs (fixed 80Hz, 12dB/octave high-pass)
  • Remote Trigger Input: Yes
  • Power Cord: Detachable Type allows for easy upgrade. Click here to see your options
  • Finish: Imitation black ash woodgrain vinyl 
  • Dimensions (WxHxD: 370 x 360 x 360mm
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Big 12" Driver With 500 Watt Amplifier
Brand SVS
Subwoofer Driver Size 305mm (12")
Colour Black Ash
Subwoofer Power Output 400- 799 Watts
Subwoofer Firing Direction Front Firing
Other Subwoofer Features Speaker/Hi-Level Inputs, Phase Selection, Auto Power On/Off, Variable Crossover, Upgradeable Power Cable
Shipping Weight (kg) 18.0000
Price Range $1,590


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