Product Comparison: BIC PL-200 II vs SVS PB-1000

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General Specifications
PL-200 II
About the Product
PL-200 II is driven by an audiophile state-of-the-art BASH amplifier capable of delivering up to 1000-watts dynamic peak output. Front-Firing 12" Long-Throw Powered Subwoofer.
Ported box home theater subwoofer with 10-inch high output driver and 300 watts RMS, 700+ watts peak power amplifier, the PB-1000 delivers ground-shaking SPL output and subterranean low frequency extension without sacrificing detail and accuracy
Key Specs
Power RMS
250 watts
300 watts
Driver Diameter
12 in.
10 in.
Size & Weight
17.25 in.
18.9 in.
14.87 in.
15.1 in.
19.5 in.
19.4 in.
45 lbs.
46 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
BIC PL-200 II Subwoofer - Gloss Black
  • The size also needs to be considered: the thing is massive. If you don't care about scratching the gloss top you could use it as a coffee table.
  • This is my first subwoofer and it is perfect. Installation was easy and the size is perfect.
  • Great build quality and stellar looks in a compact size. Great fan, highly recommended product.
  • The speaker is well built, and feels very solid. It's not as heavy as you might expect, but it doesn't vibrate or rattle at all.
  • The size is enormous and the aesthetic is pleasing with the cover on.
SVS PB-1000 300 Watt DSP Controlled 10" Ported Subwoofer (Black Ash)
  • Great medium sized sub for a small room
  • Powerful and smooth. Rather large but I have enjoyed it very much.
  • Check the specs to make sure its physical size won't dominate your room
  • Really, its huge. The sound quality is very crisp, but the size really limited the placement options in my room.
Amplifier Class
Class D
Min. Frequency Response
21 Hz
19 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
200 Hz
270 Hz
Peak Power
1000 watts
720 watts
Sound Output Direction
What customers say about "Audio"
BIC PL-200 II Subwoofer - Gloss Black
  • Everything works and feels fine. No comment on the amplifier as it is still working hard to keep me happy.
  • This front firing sub has a 1000 watt peak 250 watt RMS BASH amplifier. This is excellent performance.
  • This sub will easily be on the same quality level of a sub costing twice what I paid. The amplifier never gets real hot to the touch.
  • I have very nice deep down bass and low frequency effects without being boomy or muddy.
  • I immediately noticed port noise on lower frequencies at relatively low volumes.
SVS PB-1000 300 Watt DSP Controlled 10" Ported Subwoofer (Black Ash)
  • It delivers as much low frequency punch as I will ever need in my (1,500 cubic-foot) home theater room, and the detail is superb.
  • Nice detailed sound for a ported woofer and is very powerful. Perfect for a small to mid size theater.
  • The lower frequencies never sounded more natural in my 25X50 living room, and yes, powerful enough to be felt when called for
  • The low frequencies from it just did not cut it, I hate to say it but the lowly BIC actually did sound better and fuller.
  • Not the most powerful sub out there but for the budget it's really impressive.
Box Design
Volume control, Phase switch, Crossover adjustment, Crossover switch
Phase switch, Volume control
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, Gold-Plated Terminals, BASH amplifier
Premium Finishes, Handsome Styling, Versatile Placement, Easy Integration
What customers say about "Features"
BIC PL-200 II Subwoofer - Gloss Black
  • Nice control to eliminate rumble when needed is very good. Unlike other sub reviews I find the the impact to music is excellent and also can be controlled.
  • The controls show the PL-200 II flexibility with a variable crossover, phase switching and overall volume knob.
  • Great speaker, tons of bass. Controls are easy to use to tune in the exact sound you want.
  • The cabinet as well as the controls were top notch.
  • The controls are very easy and hidden on the back of the sub. The sub itself is much more attractive than the pictures show.
SVS PB-1000 300 Watt DSP Controlled 10" Ported Subwoofer (Black Ash)
  • The finish is beautiful! Well constructed and will look great anywhere.
  • For $500, I don't think you will find a sub-woofer with all the features this one offers. Take a look and see for yourself. This was more money that I had originally budgeted, but I am sooo happy that I went with SVS!
2x Speakers, SUB RCA
2-channel (+/- for each channel) speaker level inputs, Line in (LFE unfiltered/low frequencies filtered in), RCA in
2x Speakers
What customers say about "Connectivity"
BIC PL-200 II Subwoofer - Gloss Black
  • I quickly powered it up and connected it via LFE.
  • I like that it sleeps when not in use. I have it connected to Denon receiver and kenwood speakers. And it's just awesome.
  • Quality construction, beautiful cabinet and easy to connect.
  • The unit was diagnosed as having a faulty speaker connection.
  • In my research I heard of some loose connections that require reconnecting wires.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
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