Product Comparison: Elac S12EQ vs SVS PB-2000

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Debut S12EQ delivers a colossal kilowatt of BASH amplifier power to a massive 12-inch driver, augmented by a 12-inch passive radiator for bass that truly shakes the foundation. Advanced Bluetooth control and Auto EQ let you operate this no-compromise subwoofer from your smartphone device.
Meet the latest addition to the SVS arsenal. The 2000 Series is the result of obsessive demands and exhaustive testing. Inspired by the Ultra Series, the PB-2000 was brought to life under the same design philosophy as its renowned Ultra siblings. The challenge: to deliver unprecedented levels of real-world output and sonic precision for the price. It does just that—and more. A slam-and-impact super-hero, the PB-2000 shows up in full force when the movie script demands.
Key Specs
Power RMS
500 watts
500 watts
Driver Diameter
12 in.
12 in.
Size & Weight
17 in.
17.3 in.
17 in.
23.2 in.
17 in.
20.9 in.
54.9 lbs.
66 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Elac S12EQ Debut Series 1000 Watt Powered Subwoofer by Andrew Jones with AutoEQ
  • It is a great size, makes my whole system sound better and the ability to calibrate the unit into the room makes this a best buy!
  • The unit is heavy but looks nice and fit easily into the spot previously occupied by my old sub-woofer.
  • My point is that while the unit is heavy, it is not abnormally large for a subwoofer.
  • As for its size it's huge and heavy. But you really get what you're paying for with this.
  • This speaker is big and heavy. But the lines are clean and it fits in with most interior designs.
SVS PB-2000 12" 500-watt Powered Subwoofer (Single)
  • Nice looking, heavy and big - the real deal.
  • This subwoofer is a monster in sound and in size (it's HUGE) and I can't say enough wonderful things about it.
  • This thing is huge! Too big considering its performance.
  • The only downside may be its size, but with ported subwoofers, size matters.
Amplifier Class
Class D
Min. Frequency Response
25 Hz
17 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
150 Hz
260 Hz
Peak Power
1000 watts
1000 watts
Sound Output Direction
Front-firing, Down-firing
What customers say about "Audio"
Elac S12EQ Debut Series 1000 Watt Powered Subwoofer by Andrew Jones with AutoEQ
  • A 500-watt (RMS) amplifier provides ample power to the front-firing active driver.
  • Down-firing 12″ passive radiator augments low-frequency output. ELAC specifies the frequency response of the sub from 28 to 150 Hz.
  • The S12EQ provides a flexible 1-band parametric EQ that lets you dial in the exact bass response you want.
  • The Elac S12EQ has a modern chic look to it. It has a BASH amplifier which is what is found on many high quality powered subwoofers.
  • This unit fills in those lower frequencies in such a profound way that I now know what I have been missing by not starting out my set-up with higher-end gear.
SVS PB-2000 12" 500-watt Powered Subwoofer (Single)
  • This sub woofer is amazing, i listen to a lot of bass heavy music so the upgrade from my 8 inch 100 watt Yamaha to this was much needed. this sub woofer can pump out super low frequencies with ease.
  • Its ability to switch frequencies on the fly is what differentiates it from other sub woofers on the market. when listening to heavy bass EDM such as G Jones, Tipper, or Bassnectar it performs wonderfully and can create massive sound pressure in my room with no problem
  • Good sub that delivers solid low frequencies.
  • Punchy, tight and accurate sound down to about 60hz, Significantly worse from there down.
  • The low frequency sound gets very muddy and sloppy at times with certain music. Especially with hip hop/trap/trance/deep house
Box Design
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
ELAC Sub Control App: Volume/Mode, Low Pass, Phase, BASH-Tracking, Passive radiator: 1 x 12-inch high-excursion doped paper cone, Auto EQ, Auto Power On/Off, Black brushed vinyl
SVS 12 inch High Output Driver, Premium Finishes, Handsome Styling, Versatile Placement, Easy Integration
Volume control, Bass adjustment
What customers say about "Features"
Elac S12EQ Debut Series 1000 Watt Powered Subwoofer by Andrew Jones with AutoEQ
  • The app-based DSP found in the S12EQ sets it apart from other similarly priced subwoofers I’ve seen and heard.
  • I successfully connected to the sub using an iPhone, an Android phone, and an Android tablet.
  • Auto-EQ function is a quick and easy 2-step calibration that smooths out a lumpy bass-response curve.
  • The app provides a volume control, phase control, delay control, and a variable lowpass filter—all very useful tools for subwoofer integration.
  • Gone are all external controls you typically find—there are no knobs or switches in sight. On the back of the sub, there’s nothing but an RCA input and a reset switch. Do not habitually.
SVS PB-2000 12" 500-watt Powered Subwoofer (Single)
  • Very articulate bass with excellent control and dynamics.
  • The oak finish also looks fantastic, so if aesthetics are a concern do not worry.
  • RCA input quit working after a few weeks.
  • The veneer finish is a little cheap, moderately easy to peel at the edges. Knicked the corner when carrying the sub into another room and it peeled back.
RCA LFE input, USB
RCA in, Line in (LFE unfiltered/low frequencies filtered in)
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Elac S12EQ Debut Series 1000 Watt Powered Subwoofer by Andrew Jones with AutoEQ
  • The app remote was well designed, easy to navigate and connected smoothly.
  • It connects perfectly to my receiver and demonstrates excellent performance.
  • I like that it does not have many connectors for plugging in, which makes it easy to connect to my receiver.
  • With this subwoofer, you will forever forget what tangled wires are because it has 1 wonderful connector that works great and connects stably to my receiver.
  • The smart phone app would not connect with the sub. I had to unplug the sub to "reboot" it, which resolved the issue.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
5 year(s)
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