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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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The SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer Review
Set Up and Listening

A huge favorite in our household is HBO’s Game Of Thrones, which is a multi channel tour de force. The SB-2000 transformed our viewing and listening experience to the point that my wife nearly jumped out of her seat during particularly explosive scenes. I was, yet again, taken with how the thunderous low frequency content stopped and started precisely.

The SB-2000 showed its versatility in that also performed beautifully on music. HD channel Palladia put the SVS through its paces with live concerts, music videos, and classic concert films in both multi-channel and stereo mixes. The sub was always up to the task, displaying a precision that you just don’t hear from so called “budget” subs.

The SVS also an enjoyed a brief time in one of my two-channel set ups, with a few different speakers. It was easy to integrate, and blended well with no overhang. Make no mistake, the SB-2000 is at home in variety of installations, I can see how it would be a superb match with the SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers, although those were not lacking in bass themselves. But it would add that last layer of realistic weight.

SVS SB-2000

SVS has knocked out of the park with the SB-2000. At $699, it is absolute steal, a high class product, and offers plenty of set up options. To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of subwoofers, even having owned a number of them, even expensive ones. The technology and design has leapt forward significantly, and SVS has taken full advantage of this.

There are several other subwoofer models in the line up, depending on your needs. For me, a sealed design is perfect, as it produces all the output and low end heft I could ever need in my rooms. If shopping for a sub, I strongly suggest checking out the SVS model line up for outstanding value, the in-home trial and, of course, the superb performance. The SB-2000 is a homerun.


SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer: $699

Dimensions: 14.2"h x 14.2"w x 14.2"d
Weight 34.8lbs
Amplifier: 500 watts RMS (1100 watts peak)
Woofer: 12"
Port Size: N/A
Freq.Response: 19-220 Hz ± 3 dB

Review System 1

CD Transport: Marantz SA-14S1 SACD player
Server: Squeezebox Touch
DAC/Server:  SIM Neo 308D
Headphone Amp: Pro-Ject Head Box II
Headphones: Grado SR60
Preamp: Channel Islands Audio PLC-1 MkII
Amplifier: Audio Research  VS 55. Bob Carver Black Magic
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4
Cables:  Stager Silver Solids, Darwin Ascension (IC), Transparent  MM2 Super (IC), Transparent Plus (Speaker) Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (AC),Transparent (AC).Shunyata Venom (AC) Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs TosLink, DH Labs AES/EBU, Audioquest, Forest, WireWorld Ultraviolet, DH Labs USB(USB) DH Labs (USB)
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner, Salamander rack

Review System 2

Home Theater Set Up:

Marantz 7005 & 7055 pre-processor and pooer amp
Paradigm Monitor 5 speakers in 5.1 setup, with PSB sub.
Texas Instruments HD-DVR
Oppo BDP-93 BluRay Player
Panasonic DVD-R
Kimber & Audioquest cables
Vizio 55 inch HDTV


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