Product Comparison: SVS PB16-Ultra vs SVS SB16-Ultra


General Specifications
Brand
SVS
SVS
Model
PB16-Ultra
SB16-Ultra
About the Product
An unrelenting passion for breathtaking bass performance and engineering perfection guided every aspect of the PB16-Ultra subwoofer’s development. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments allowed SVS to achieve unmatched low frequency extension and output capabilities all while keeping it amazingly detailed and articulate. The culmination of all SVS design advancements, PB16-Ultra represents an incomparable bass experience, nothing else comes close.
An unrelenting passion for awesome bass performance and engineering perfection guided every aspect of the SB16-Ultra subwoofer’s design. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments allowed SVS to achieve massive output levels, extreme low frequency extension, near-perfect frequency response accuracy, and pinpoint transient response. The culmination of all SVS design advancements, SB16-Ultra represents the greatest leap forward in performance and innovation since the inception of subwoofers.
Key Specs
Power RMS
1500 watts
1500 watts
Driver Diameter
16 in.
16 in.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
25 in.
32 in.
Width
21.7 in.
29 in.
Depth
30.9 in.
29 in.
Weight
200 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • It's freaking huge, so plan in advance where you will put it because its basically the size of a small fridge put on its side.
  • Let's begin with weight, it is heavy. I'm 34, male and in average shape. The box has handles so you'll be able to carry it while still in the box pretty easily with two people.
  • Extremely heavy
SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • Very big and very heavy
Audio
Amplifier Class
Class D
Min. Frequency Response
13 Hz
16 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
280 Hz
460 Hz
Peak Power
5000 watts
5000 watts
Sound Output Direction
Front-firing
Front-firing
What customers say about "Audio"
SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • The effects are impressive. I was watching a scene in which there's a train going by. It felt as if I were sitting next to the tracks.
  • The amp supplies 1500 continuous watt (RMS), and that's only if you're pushing it to the limit, and I highly doubt you'll be pushing this monster to it's limits.
  • A 15 amp circuit breaker is plenty to handle this sub, even while also using other electronics on the same dedicated circuit.
  • This sub is incredible, clean, powerful, room filling bass. There are only a small amount of other speaker brands that can come close in comparison of sound quality.
  • This is an awesome subwoofer. Loud and worth the money. Fills the entire Room with bass, no distortion just clear crisp bass.
SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • It does a great job filling a 4000 sq ft sanctuary. It handles the 32’ pipe stops (16Hz) well.
  • I have had several other subs. Nothing compares to these for clean and powerful deep bass.
  • The subs impress me more with hip hop and bass songs but not quite as much with Rock music but I may not have found that perfect dsp setting for Rock and Metal yet.
Features
Box Design
Ported
Ported
Controls
Volume control, Bass adjustment
Volume control, Bass adjustment
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Indoor
Indoor
Extras
Massive All New 16” Ultra Driver With Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil., Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control And Bass Management Smartphone App .
Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control And Bass Management Smartphone App ., Massive All New 16” Ultra Driver With Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil.
What customers say about "Features"
SVS PB16-Ultra 1500 Watt 16" Ported Cabinet Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • The SVS app for controlling the sub has a great interface and easy to navigate. It has fairly detailed settings for optimizing the sound.
  • You may need to research what each setting does, or you can just play around with the settings to find what sounds best to you. Also, you can restore the app settings back to default at any time, just in case you make too many changes and want to start fresh.
  • My favorite feature is that with the included remote or the IOS/Android app, you can control the volume of the sub from where you sit. I absolutely love this thing!
  • The phone app is really easy to use.
SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • Slick mobile app provides precise control over myriad customization options
  • No provision for automatic room EQ
  • The dsp settings are more for the advanced user rather than the novice.. not to say its hard to use bc the app tutorial is detailed but wish it also included easy genre setting options.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Connectivity
Inputs
RCA in, Line in (LFE unfiltered/low frequencies filtered in)
Outputs
Low-frequency filtered stereo out for 2 external speakers
What customers say about "Connectivity"
 
SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 Watt DSP Controlled 16" Subwoofer (Black Oak Veneer)
  • Flexible connectivity options for two-channel or complex home theater setups


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