One Subwoofer to Rule Them All.
SVS Obliterates Expectations. Nothing Else Comes Close.
SVS subwoofers stand alone as the reference standard for bass. All SVS subwoofers effortlessly produce the lowest frequencies at the highest output levels while maintaining pinpoint accuracy and speed in transients, and blending seamlessly with all speakers. Music, movies and TV shows become more convincing and every audio experience takes on an added energy and feeling with an SVS subwoofer anchoring the low end.
SVS makes a variety of ported and sealed home subwoofers to fit every room, audio system and budget. Our Sound Experts are available 7 days-a-week to help you choose the best powered subwoofer based on your personal set-up and listening preferences.
Featuring award-winning technology from the Ultra Series, the 2000 Series subwoofers are the best-selling SVS models for their rare combination of effortless power, quickness, intelligent processing, and innovative driver design, all at a price that is within reach of any audio enthusiast. This potent recipe is redefining expectations for subwoofers in every class.
Featuring Ultra Series technology, our best-selling subwoofer features an unbeatable combination of low frequency extension, room energizing power, and lightning-fast quickness from a compact cabinet measuring only 14” on all sides.
Featuring Ultra Series technology, this ported subwoofer unleashes effortless, commanding bass down to 17 Hz with exceptional detail and musicality. Sets all the performance benchmarks for a subwoofer under AED 4,000.
Featuring Ultra Series technology, the iconic SVS ported cylinder design uses cabinet height to reduce footprint so you enjoy deep low frequency extension, floor-shaking power and incredible precision, without sacrificing floor space.
SVS Subwoofer Design Philosophy
The essence of our design philosophy is driven by five key performance objectives that elevate SVS Subwoofers above all others. This essence is revealed with every visceral and emotionally charged moment that only SVS can deliver. From startlingly realistic high impact movie sound effects to the subtlest musical details, it’s like hearing everything for the first time.
A powered subwoofer is a purpose-built speaker designed to exclusively deliver bass, yet it may be the most important single part of any home theater. Subwoofers exploit the non-directionality of human low frequency perception by creating bass for all the other speakers in a 2-channel stereo or home theater surround sound system.
Bass is critically important to the enjoyment of any music or cinematic content. It contains sounds that a listener hears and more importantly feels, and is a huge part of the immediacy, excitement, and emotional impact of our favorite music and movie content. To unleash a truly convincing and immersive audio experience, the amplifier, driver and cabinet each must do their jobs properly.
>> Massively Deep Low Frequency Extension – This may seem obvious, but the truth is, many subwoofers can’t reproduce the deepest low frequencies, down to 20Hz (the threshold of human hearing) and below, so they attempt to make up for it by exaggerating the mid-bass performance to address the deficit. This results in boomy, one-note bass and a less convincing experience because it robs the listener of hearing and feeling what the artist or director really intended to present in the music, movie or other content. Whether possessing an 8-inch, 12-inch or 16-inch driver, it should produce the deepest notes with ease, sometimes at frequencies so low they can only be felt!
>> Produce Deep Bass at the Highest Sound Pressure Levels (SPLs) – The best powered subwoofers play effortlessly loud and distortion free, no matter how demanding the source material. Unlike passive speakers, subwoofers are self-contained ecosystems and make their own volume adjustments when a stereo or home theater system is cranked up. Cheap versions use amplifier limiting to cap output, resulting in the bass “disappearing” at the moment you want the most sonic impact. This is meant to save it from damaging the driver or amp, but it creates a deflating experience. The best sounding subwoofers perform flawlessly at massive volume levels without clipping or bottoming out.
>> Crisp Speed in Transients – This is frequently described as the ability to “stop and start on a dime.” Speed in musical and cinematic transients are important because it means the subwoofer can keep pace with content with no bloat, overhang or smearing. Poorly designed models have difficulty keeping up with full range speakers when complex musical basslines, aggressive movie action scenes and other full range content is unleashed, which results in a loss of detail and believability. SVS subwoofers stop playing bass at the precise moment they’re supposed to and kick back in at the perfect moment so the sound is indistinguishable from the speaker output and everything plays in perfect unison, whether used in a 5.1 surround sound or audiophile stereo system. Transient speed is especially important for music.
>> Pinpoint Accurate Frequency Response – Proper bass should only include the exact frequencies you’re supposed to hear in the exact proportion contained in the source with complete faithfulness to the movie, music or other content. This is a hugely important factor in creating a convincing and believable home theater experience because it reflects what the artist or director intended you to hear and feel in its purest form without coloration or distortion.
Blend Seamlessly with Full Range Speakers – No one wants to hear only bass in their home audio system. Proper home theater audio is about creating a total experience where the subwoofer serves as the low frequency foundation but never draws attention to the bass alone. Bass is omni-directional and should energize or pressurize a room without overwhelming the soundstage or announcing its location and presence in a distracting way. It should always add a powerful and tactile sonic element that can’t be ignored, but always complement overall audio system performance.
From infectious bass guitar riffs and drum beats to attention-grabbing action movie and TV surround sound effects, a subwoofer unleashes low frequency content a loudspeaker is not equipped to handle. And while lesser models simply add more bass, the best subwoofers elevate the listening experience in a unique and visceral way so everything you listen to sounds and feels more convincing and immersive, as if you’re onstage or in the middle of the action.