SVS PB 2000

SVS PB 2000

SVS PB 2000

The SB 2000 is a sealed box while the SVS PB 2000 is ported. The SVS PB 2000 is also much larger, 2.7 times the volume of the SB-2000.

As a ported design, the SVS PB 2000 can be expected to have a deeper response with a steeper rollback at frequencies below its acoustic resonance. Ported subs tend to have a lot lower muscle than sealed subs, and they tend to be more sensitive and perform better. However, they sometimes lack the punch and definition of the best-sealed subwoofers.

SVS PB 2000 Functions and Setting

Features of the SVS PB 2000 subwoofer include:

SVS PB 2000


• 12" woofer • 500W RMS / 1,100W class D dynamic peak amplifier • RCA stereo analog input and output • 0-180 degree phase control • Frequency control from 50 to 160 hertz • 3.5mm trigger input for automatic inclusions • Dimensions 20.5 by 17.3 by 22 inches • Weight 65.6 lbs.

The SVS PB 2000 feature package is the same as the SB-2000. Both don't give you any fancy features, but if you hook up a subwoofer to an A/V receiver and use the receiver to do the crossover (the circuitry that sends the bass to the subwoofer and the mids and highs to the speakers), you're putting on "We need a lot more than level control.


The setup is simple. Place the SVS PB 2000 in a room, connect its LFE input to your receiver's subwoofer output, and adjust the channel balance.

SVS PB 2000


SVS PB 2000 Performance

In a test using Holly Cole's "Train Song" by Tom Waits, you immediately knew how the SVS PB 2000 differs from the SB-2000. On bassist David Pilch's first note, which can distort some substrates, the SVS PB 2000 played without a trace of audible distortion and with plenty of pleasant studio power. While Pilch hit the high notes on his bass, the SVS PB 2000 didn't have the definition of mid and high bass and punch like the SB-2000.

Steely Dan's "Aja" gave a similar result. The SVS PB 2000 sounded clean and precise; it just doesn't convey as much character in the bass tone and fingering subtleties. However, it sounded a lot more satisfying than the SB-2000, easily reproducing notes on which the smaller sealed sub-beat had a little trouble.


In Olive's syn-pop band "Falling" - a demanding tune that the SB-2000 played remarkably well given its size - the SVS PB 2000 didn't just play notes, it almost felt like big woofers in a good P.A. club. systems, with light, physical power, and the result of distortion.

He took a truly amazing test track, a recording of Saint-Saƫns' Symphony No. 3 "Sensory Symphony" from the Boston Audio Society's test CD, to find the limits of the SVS PB 2000, though even that barely got him out of his comfort zone. The low notes at 16Hz caused a little bit of distortion, but a ton of chair vibration and a visceral feel that can only be surpassed by the largest subs.

In terms of movie playback, the SVS PB 2000 surpassed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which starts with deep and powerful bass as a silvery space yacht soars overhead and then explodes. The SVS PB 2000 completely nailed this difficult test, shaking the chair and sounding almost like it was tearing air.


The SVS PB 2000 lacks a top bass kick. If you're pairing your sub with some thinner speakers or using it in a small room, the SB-2000 is probably better for you.

SVS PB 2000 Measurements



SVS PB 2000 tariff measurements are as follows:

Frequency response 17 to 165 Hz ± 3 dB

Crossover Low-Pass Rolloff -24 dB/octave

Max. CEA-2010A output traditional (1M peak) (2M RMS) 40-63Hz with 119.7dB 110.7dB63Hz 120.5dB 111.5dB50Hz 119.5dB L 110.5dB L40Hz 119.1 dB L 110.1 dB L20-31.5 Hz vs. 116.3 dB 107.3 dB31.5 Hz 118.6 dB L 109.6 dB L25 Hz 116.6 dB L 107.6 dB L20 Hz 112, 8 dB 103.8 dB


This chart represents the measured frequency response of the SVS PB 2000 with the crossover frequency set to maximum (green trace) and 80 Hz (purple trace). Measurements were taken by zooming in on the driver and port, scaling the port measurement, and summing it with a port measurement using an Audiomatica Clio 10 FW audio analyzer and a MIC-01 measurement microphone.

The CEA-2010A measurements used an Earthworks M30 measurement microphone, an M-Audio Mobile Pre USB interface, and the free CEA-2010 measurement software developed by Don Kiel. These measurements were taken at 2 meters of peak power and then increased to 1 meter equivalent per CEA-2010a reporting requirements. The two sets of measurements here - CEA-2010A and the traditional method - are functionally identical, but the traditional measurements used by most audio sites, and many manufacturers report results at 2m RMS equivalent, which is -9dB lower than CEA-2010A. The L next to the result indicates that the output was dictated by the subwoofer's internal circuitry, and not by exceeding CEA-2010A distortion thresholds. Average values ​​are calculated in pascals.

This is an excellent output for a 12" subwoofer in the price range. They drop about -4 to -6 dB shy of the biggest and best subs, but the uniformity of response and output across the sub's operating range is impressive, and the output is likely to be the same as many serious home theater enthusiasts. At 20Hz, however, it did have some port noise on the CEA-2010A test.

The SVS PB 2000 is an outstanding mid-range subwoofer. It is suitable for the operation of the best subwoofers; the only difference you will hear is a few dB less output. You might not even miss it unless you're the type who runs full tilt subwoofers all the time and sees nothing but action.

When it comes to music, the SVS PB 2000's refined muscle in the lowest bass octave, 20 to 40 Hz, makes it round if you have room for it.

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