Feel the earth move
Crutchfield offers plenty of high-quality, modestly sized subwoofers capable of delivering bass kick that adds excitement to your movies and music. Warning: The SVS PB13-Ultra is not one of them! This 155-pound, 1000-watt titan delivers something altogether different; more along the lines of a seismic event. But don't let this subwoofer's sheer size and power fool you. The PB13-Ultra combines staggering levels of low-frequency output with a high degree of subtlety and finesse that will please movie buffs and audiophiles alike. If you have a large space you're looking to fill with truly subterranean bass, you've come to the right place.
The SVS PB13-Ultra delivers staggering levels of deep bass that will thrill home theater enthusiasts and music lovers alike.
A subwoofer with plenty of brawn, and brains to match
At the heart of the PB13-Ultra lies a muscular and sophisticated Class D amplifier. The amp's built-in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) dynamically controls output power to ensure you hear nothing but deep, low-distortion bass no matter how loud your music and movies get.
The PB13-Ultra's on-board tools for fine-tuning the sound include dual digital parametric EQs with adjustable frequency, cut/boost, and Q values, plus a room gain compensation control with adjustable frequencies and slope to help tame pesky room response issues.
And of course you get fully adjustable phase compensation and digital crossover controls. To make adjustments easier, and keep track of all your settings, SVS put a bright, two-line LCD readout on the sub's back panel. And they also included stereo line-level RCA plus balanced XLR inputs and outputs for flexible connectivity with a wide range of audio gear, including high-end stereo preamps and A/V preamp/processors.
A ported box with options
The PB13-Ultra employs a large bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design that allows its SVS Ultra 13 driver to make long excursions for exceptionally deep bass at high output levels. SVS placed the sub's three flared, low-noise ports on the front of the enclosure to minimize back-wall interaction for greater bass accuracy. They also included three dense foam plugs that allow you to custom-tune how deep and loud the sub will play by blocking the ports. The PB13-Ultra's strong, rigid enclosure helps eliminate cabinet flex and resonance to keep your bass ultra-clean.
Who is SVS?
SVS was founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop a better alternative to the under-performing and over-priced subwoofers popular at the time. By leveraging advanced technology, using the highest quality components, and applying rigorous engineering and design principles, the SVS team has developed a line of high-performance, high-value audio products that bring music and movies to life with stunning realism.