We at HomeTheaterReview are unabashed fans of SVS subwoofers, not only due to their performance and price, but also because the company seemingly offers something for everyone. Its super-affordable 1000 Series subs are just an incredible value for small rooms and small systems, and at the other end of the spectrum, it’s 4000 Series and 16-Ultra Series subs threaten to break foundations without breaking the bank.
But what if the company’s existing lineup didn’t quite hit the Goldilocks Zone for you? What if the 2000 Series wasn’t oomphy enough but the 4000 Series was overkill? You see where this is going, don’t you?
The new 3000 Series subs come in both sealed and ported varieties for $999.99 or $1,399.99 a pop and reach down to 18Hz and 16Hz, respectively.
More info directly from SVS:
SVS, one of the fastest growing high-performance speaker, subwoofer and audio accessory brands, proudly announces the new 3000 Series subwoofers. Each new model boasts a completely new high-excursion SVS driver and a potent 800 watts RMS, 2,500+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with discrete MOSFET output for subterranean, room-shaking bass with pinpoint control and accuracy. Loaded with advanced technology from the flagship 16-Ultra models with features only available from SVS, 3000 Series subwoofers redefine reference subwoofer performance for music and home theater fans at their price range and beyond.
Comprised of the SB-3000 sealed cabinet subwoofer and PB-3000 ported cabinet subwoofer, each new SVS model features advancements to the driver, amplifier, cabinet and overall user experience that outpace anything available in the industry. The result is massive and effortless low frequency output below the threshold of human hearing, with accuracy in frequency response and precise speed in transients, at a breakthrough price.
Powering the 3000 Series is a massively powerful and sophisticated Sledge STA-800D2 amplifier that combines the high current output of discrete MOSFETs with Class D efficiency. Boasting an impressive 800 watts RMS and 2,500+ watts peak power, the unique design unleashes nearly limitless on-demand power while maintaining precise driver control, so the 3000 Series can play effortlessly at reference levels and still achieve accurate frequency response.
Harnessing the fathomless power of the Sledge amplifier is a 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering, the most sophisticated DSP engine ever used in a home subwoofer. The abundant processing power maintains pristine sound quality that’s true to the source material through advanced in-room tuning, optimized frequency response curves, powerful DSP controls and more.
Drivers in the 3000 Series subwoofers are completely new designs and built for serious punishment as well as finesse and accuracy. The proprietary SVS design features a dual ferrite magnet motor assembly weighing over 25 lbs. and delivering immense magnetic force to a 13-inch drive unit with long-throw parabolic surround for extreme excursion, SPLs and longevity. A lightweight and rigid aluminum venter cone with composite fiber dustcap moves massive amounts of air to create tactile sonic energy without ever flexing or losing control. The result is pinpoint accurate frequency response and crisp transient speed, even at the most intense listening levels.
Another SVS 3000 Series driver innovation is the flat edge wound split-wind voice coil within the motor assembly. The unique design creates a gap within the voice coil to provide effortless, on-demand power at the highest excursion levels, while reducing mass and improving overall driver efficiency. The result is room-shaking output with amazingly precise response when the music, movie or other content demands it most.
Launched originally with the flagship SVS 16-Ultra subwoofers, the 3000 Series also feature convenient control and custom presets via the SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for Apple, Android and Amazon devices. The SVS app is the most convenient way to control volume, access multiple DSP functions and program custom presets for one-touch tuning optimized for music, movies, gaming, and more. Uses can also adjust crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and more, all from their favorite seat.
The SVS subwoofer app also allows advanced customization so you can name your subwoofer for easy preset switching, choose the subwoofer standby mode and reset the subwoofer to factory settings. Bluetooth connectivity allows full control, even when the subwoofer is out of sight and bi-directional feedback shows adjustments in real time on both the app and rear panel subwoofer interface.
Subwoofers capable of such extreme performance levels require equally formidable cabinet designs so the 3000 Series are built with a double-thick MDF front baffle and rigid internal bracing to support the drive unit and ensure an acoustically inert environment. The highly reinforced internal design eliminates any chance of coloration or resonance from the cabinet, even when the deepest low frequencies are played at reference levels.
“SVS is further asserting its dominance in the home subwoofer market by deploying the most advanced technology and achieving unrivaled performance at a lower price range than ever before with the 3000 Series,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS President and Managing Partner. “Our engineering team challenged themselves to bring reference subwoofer performance to new lows so more people could enjoy chest-thumping output, subterranean deep bass extension, pinpoint accuracy and all the benefits of a world-class subwoofer. I’m proud to say, mission accomplished. The 3000 Series are unmatched in performance for the price and well beyond.”
SVS 3000 Series subwoofers borrow heavily from the flagship SVS 16-Ultra Series and 4000 Series subwoofers, recipients of nearly every industry award in 2017 and 2018, including the CES Innovations Best of Innovation for High Performance Audio and the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) “2018-2019 and 2017-2018 Best Subwoofer.”
SVS 3000 Series subwoofer models include:
SB-3000: Sealed Cabinet Subwoofer
Unheard of reference performance for the price and for the astonishingly compact size differentiate the SB-3000 from any subwoofer available. A sophisticated 800 watts RMS, 2,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-800D2 DSP amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output, innovative new 13-inch high-excursion SVS driver and a rigidly braced, acoustically inert sealed cabinet design take control of a room with deeper bass and greater output levels than what is typically possible from a compact subwoofer. An ideal solution for reference bass in audiophile music systems or home theaters, the SB-3000 sets all performance benchmarks at its price and leaves larger and more expensive subs trembling in its wake.
PB-3000: Ported Cabinet Subwoofer
Crushing output and extreme low frequency extension down to 16Hz with accuracy and control, the PB-3000 is a tour de force of bass performance at any price. All new 13-inch high-excursion SVS driver, sophisticated 800 watts RMS, 2,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-800D2 DSP amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output and first ever dual port SVS cabinet design ensure effortless output at the deepest octaves without a hint of distortion. PB-3000 features two port tuning modes with individual response curves to achieve the most accurate in-room frequency response possible for both sealed or standard mode. With massive output that extends far below the threshold of human hearing, PB-3000 unleashes the full impact of every movie, bassline and low frequency effect without compromise.
SB-3000 comes in a premium black ash or piano gloss black finish. PB-3000 comes in premium black ash. Both models feature a standard protective, non-resonant steel mesh grille.
Pricing for the 3000 Series Subwoofers is below, both models are available now:
SB-3000 (Premium Black Ash) – $999.99
SB-3000 (Piano Gloss Black) – $1099.99
PB-3000 (Premium Black Ash) – $1,399.99