Product Comparison: SVS PB-2000 vs SVS SB13-Ultra

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General Specifications
About the Product
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.
Black-Tie EleganceAre there 17 square inches in your home to make room for the most critically acclaimed subwoofer on the planet? The SB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13" Compact Sealed Subwoofer is the most popular Ultra for more than its modest stature alone. This flagship of the SVS sealed models delivers superhero levels of power detail speed and musicality. Yet disguised in an elegant and compact cabinet it goes practically unnoticed in any décor until it's called into action. You'll quickly find the SB13's reputation is well deserved and its value unparalleled
Key Specs
Power RMS
500 watts
Driver Diameter
12 in.
13 in.
Size & Weight
17.3 in.
18.5 in.
23.2 in.
17.4 in.
20.9 in.
17.4 in.
66 lbs.
107.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
SVS SB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13" Compact Sealed Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)
  • My first impression, apart from the enormity and weight, is of a piece that oozes quality and flawless finish, from every angle.
  • The aesthetics of the piano gloss are a seamless match for my other speakers and the sub looks perfectly at home
  • About 105 pounds boxed by the way. Inside, the Subwoofer, the curved steel grille, not a cloth plastic nothing as usual. This one is made for war!
  • Limited finish options (textured black oak and polished black)
  • Only thing you need to be aware of is, this beast is heavy!
Min. Frequency Response
17 Hz
17 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
260 Hz
460 Hz
Peak Power
1000 watts
3600 watts
Sound Output Direction
What customers say about "Audio"
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
SVS SB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13" Compact Sealed Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)
  • But this sub goes so low and plays so loud I can't imagine ever needing more in that department. Plus the lower amount of distortion and decay (thanks to it being sealed) even at the lowest frequencies is a joy to listen to.
  • Sound is clean and not muddy. Using it for movies and music. Its output is excellent for its size/dimensions.
  • The audio thrown at you is a clear, spatially separated--no splatter, unadulterated astonishing sound that has more head room than one would ever imagine.
  • This subwoofer has a monstrous sound. Movies have never sounded like this before
Box Design
Volume control, Bass adjustment
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
SVS 12 inch High Output Driver, Premium Finishes, Handsome Styling, Versatile Placement, Easy Integration
Premium Finishes, Handsome Styling, Versatile Placement, Easy Integration
What customers say about "Features"
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.
SVS SB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13" Compact Sealed Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)
  • Dual-band parametric equalizer (PEQ)
  • 4 adjustable rubberized pointed feet, AC power cable USA configuration IEC.
  • It also has more power and settings (including a second band for the PEQ) than my PC13 with the older amp.
  • Auto on appears to work well. Packaging was good.
RCA in, Line in (LFE unfiltered/low frequencies filtered in)
Stereo speaker level input (4 terminals, +/- for each channel), Line in (LFE unfiltered/low frequencies filtered in)
2-channel (+/- for each channel) satellite speaker outputs from the integrated amplifier
What customers say about "Connectivity"
SVS SB13-Ultra 1000 Watt DSP Controlled 13" Compact Sealed Subwoofer (Piano Gloss Black)
  • This subwoofer is absolutely gorgeous and performs as good as it looks. Have it matched with my Klipsch reference series home theater.
  • The SB13-Ultra comes with both balanced and unbalanced (RCA) low level inputs / outputs, but no high level inputs / outputs (speaker wire connections).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)

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