12" High Output Woofer: The front-firing 12" high output
woofer of the SVS SB-2000 powered subwoofer pumps out deep and powerful bass with
low distortion, for smooth and accurate performance on music and movies
soundtracks. The woofer features a lightweight 12" aluminum cone for enhanced sensitivity
and transient response, an upgraded suspension for improved linearity and
control, plus a long-excursion rubber surround for durability and long-life. It also
incorporates FEA-optimized motor technology for low distortion, heavy-duty 2"
voice coil for extreme power handling, and an extended pole piece that improves
heat sink and thermal management properties.
STA-500D Sledge Amplifier: The SB-2000 powered subwoofer
employs a Sledge STA-500D amplifier with efficient and cool-running Class D
topology. The amplifier is conservatively rated at 500 watts RMS and 1000 watts
Peak. This amp features a highly advanced DSP processor offering unmatched
control over the subwoofer at all volume levels, for distortion free bass.
MDF Sealed Enclosure: The SVS SB-2000 powered subwoofer
features a rigid MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinet with screw-in rubber
feet and a non-resonant steel mesh grille to resist unwanted distortion caused by
vibration. The enclosure is an acoustic suspension (sealed) design for tight,
accurate bass response. The cabinet is elegantly finished in a premium black ash
wood-grain vinyl or gloss piano-black lacquer, and fits with practically any
Variable Controls: The SB-2000 subwoofer has simple and
straightforward control options that make integrating the subwoofer into your
listening environment an easy task. The control knobs are actually digital
actuators for precise and noise-free adjustment.
- Volume Control: The Volume Control (Min/Max) affects
how loud the subwoofer plays. It should be adjusted to match the output
level of your loudspeakers.
- Low Pass Crossover: This Low Pass Crossover affects the
upper frequency limit of the powered sub. The control
range is 50-160 Hz, along with a "LFE" (disabled) setting. The slope of the
low pass crossover is 12 dB/octave. For connection to a home theater
receiver, the low pass should be set to "LFE" (disabled). For stereo
receiver, it should be adjusted to blend with the natural roll-off frequency
of your loudspeakers.
- Phase Control: The Phase Control (0-180°)
delays the signal being processed through the amplifier. It should be
adjusted to obtain the most coherent and stable soundstage and transition
between your loudspeakers and the powered subwoofer.
Inputs & Outputs: Comprehensive and flexible connectivity
options allow for easy set-up
and integration into your home theater or stereo system
- LFE/RCA Inputs: These unbalanced RCA inputs are used
for line-level connection between your receiver and the powered sub. For a
single mono connection to a home theater receiver, use the R/LFE input. For
stereo receivers, use both the L/R inputs.
- RCA Outputs: These unbalanced RCA outputs are used in
stereo applications to high pass the signal being sent to the loudspeaker
amplifier. The line level outputs feature a fixed 80Hz, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter.
Placement Options: If possible, place the subwoofer near the
front stage, for best blending with the front and center loudspeaker channels.
- Corner Placement: Corner placement will accommodate
most rooms and will reduce the chances for encountering a null (an acoustic
cancellation in the bass response) at the listening position. If your AV
receiver equalizes the subwoofer channel during auto-set-up, corner
placement will often provide the best overall performance.
- Other Placement Options: If corner placement sound
excessively boomy, then try moving the subwoofer to other available
locations along the front stage, listening for the best balance of output
and a smooth accurate response. Always redo the auto-set-up of your AV
receiver after moving the subwoofer to a different location to ensure the
acoustic distance and calibration level are set correctly.
- Dual Subs: To maximize the bass output and impact of
your home theater, two SB-2000s can be paired; one on either side of your
Auto/Standby & On Switch: If this switch is set to
"Auto/Standby", it will automatically turn-on the powered subwoofer in the
presence of an audio signal. If no signal is present for a period of several
minutes, the powered subwoofer will enter "Standby" mode, where power
consumption will be less than 0.5 watts. If this switch is set to "On", the
amplifier will remain on continuously and will not enter "Standby" mode.
Power Status Light: The power status light is located on the
front-panel of the powered subwoofer in the upper left corner. The light will
illuminate blue when the amplifier is on. The light will illuminate red when the
amplifier is in standby mode.
3V-12V Trigger Input: When in standby mode, the powered
sub's trigger input (3.5mm) can be used to automatically turn on the powered
subwoofer if a signal is sent to this input from another component in the system
(like your AV receiver) that features a trigger output.
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