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by Marc Rushton

3 months ago


If there's one thing Ohio-based, US brand SVS knows, it's subwoofers. The company has built a very highly regarded reputation around them. So the announcement of its brand new 3000 Series range subwoofers is welcome news.

Comprising two models, New Zealand pricing is SB-3000 Sealed Subwoofer ($2,999 RRP - Black Ash, $3,299 RRP Piano Black), and the PB-3000 Ported Subwoofer ($3,299 RRP - Black Ash), both featuring SVS's new 13-inch high-excursion driver.

The 11kg SVS driver uses a dual-toroidal magent motor which is said to "deliver punishing low-frequency output" while maintaining crisp speed in transients and fast response.

It uses an Aluminium vented cone that is also said to be exceptionally stiff, and a proprietary injection-moulded extreme-excursion surround.

Both models utilise a Sledge STA-800D|2 plate amplifier rated to 800w RMS or 2500w peak power. SVS says its "fully discrete Class D MOSFET amp maximises the full potential of the new 13-inch driver with effortless power and control."

An all-new rear panel features SVS's "New Intelligent Control Interface", which intuitively features touch buttons and an LED bar interface. The panel allows control of volume, low pass frequency, phase and other critical functions.

One of SVS's greatest advancements has been the development of its SVS Subwoofer Smartphone App (iOS and Android). The 3000 Series is compatible with the app which offers a convenient way to control volume, access multiple DSP functions and program custom presets. The advanced app included provision for setting crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and more, from the convenience of the listening position.

Also unique to the PB-3000 ported subwoofer is the Dual Port cabinet design drawing on the legacy of models higher up the range including the 4000 Series and 16 Ultra Ported Box model. 

SVS 3000 Series are available in New Zealand now.

For more information, visit SVS.

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Marc Rushton

StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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