New SVS 4000 Series Subs ‘Shake Audio World’s Foundation’

SVS has today announced the availability of three brand new subwoofers to add to its portfolio, namely the 4000 Series. The three new models which, the company claims, include many advanced features and technology proprietary to SVS, will come in at a price which will ‘redefine’ the cost of entry into reference quality bass for music and home theater fans.

All models in the line will incorporate 13.5-inch high excursion drivers, 1,200 watts RMS, 4,000 watts peak power amplifiers with discrete MOSFET output, Analog Devices audio DSP, and proprietary SVS smartphone app for advanced subwoofer tuning and control.

The SB-4000 is a sealed cabinet subwoofer, the PB-4000 a ported cabinet subwoofer, and the PC-4000 a ported cylinder cabinet subwoofer. With all three able to produce ‘effortless’ low frequency output below the threshold of human hearing, these stylish bass boxes include tech advancements to the drivers, amplifiers and cabinets.

The units are powered by a Sledge STA-1200D amp, which incorporates discrete MOSFETS with Class D efficiency, and a sophisticated 50MHz Analog Devices DSP engine (with 56bit filtering). According to SVS, this vast processing power allows the ideal amount of acoustic energy to be produced ‘at just the right moment with no overhang, at the exact playback level and frequency the artist, director or sound engineer intended’.

With drivers designed for ‘serious output and punishment’, the subs include a dual ferrite magnet motor assembly weighing just under 40lbs, which deliver the magnetic ‘force’ to 13.5-inch drive units.

Like the award-winning SVS 16-Ultra subs (CES Innovations Best of Innovation for High Performance Audio, and EISA 2017 Best Subwoofer), the 4000 Series feature control and custom presets via SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for Apple and Android devices. Meanwhile, Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) facilitates onboard line conditioning, surge suppression and voltage regulation.

Dave Upton gave a determined thumbs-up to the flagship SB16-Ultra earlier this year, and the critical consensus on that product consistently pointed to its ability to go really low, while also being tight and fast.

Let us know if you think the 4000’s will fit your needs…

Pricing and Quick Specs:

SB-4000: Premium Black Ash – $1,499.99, Piano Gloss Black – $1,599.99

PB-4000: Premium Black Ash – $1,899.99, Piano Gloss Black – $1,999.99

PC-4000: Piano Gloss Black – $1,799.99

SVS SB-4000 Subwoofer: Sealed Cabinet
Chest-thumping slam and extreme low frequency extension with pinpoint accuracy and refined musicality. The SB-4000’s sophisticated DSP amplifier, innovative driver and a sealed box design master room gain and command a space with deeper bass and higher output levels than what is typically possible from a subwoofer of its size. Sets all performance benchmarks and leaves larger and more expensive subwoofers trembling in its wake.

  • Frequency Response:
    • o 19-310Hz +/-3 dB
  • Max Low Frequency Output:
    • o 8dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m

SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer: Ported Cabinet
Staggering low-frequency output and subterranean deep bass extension down to 13Hz with an amazing degree of subtlety and finesse to thrill both action movie buffs and ardent audiophiles. Includes three port tuning modes, each with individual response curves to achieve the most accurate in-room frequency response possible. It’s like having three subwoofers in one.

  • Frequency Response:
    • o 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
    • o 13Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
    • o 18Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Max Low Frequency Output:
    • o 5dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m

SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer: Ported Cylinder Cabinet
With a footprint measuring just 16” in diameter, the iconic cylinder subwoofer design is only available from SVS and achieves matchless low frequency output and deep bass extension per inch of floor-space. The PC-4000 features three port tuning modes and comes standard with the SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System for cleaner sounding bass with increased definition and more punch without room rattle and reduced bass bleed to the rest of the house.

  • Frequency Response:
    • o 17Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode)
    • o 15Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode)
    • o 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
  • Max Low Frequency Output:
    • o 1dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1

 

 

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Martin Dew

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3 Comments

  1. I'm thinking of upgrading to a pair of these subwoofers. I currently have the Klipsch R-112SW subwoofers, if I upgrade to a pair of these, what improvement in bass will I get from them?
    also, not sure if I should go sealed or ported? any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks,

  2. TroyH4

    I'm thinking of upgrading to a pair of these subwoofers. I currently have the Klipsch R-112SW subwoofers, if I upgrade to a pair of these, what improvement in bass will I get from them?
    also, not sure if I should go sealed or ported? any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks,

    Compare the specs – http://images.klipsch.com/R-112SW_-_Spec_Sheet_635467157732240000.pdf

    Right off the bat, I notice that you can adjust the tuning of the PB-4000 for low tuning 13 hz to 200 hz + or – 3db. The Kipsch can do 24 hz to 200 hz and they do not provide a standard deviation so it could be up to 10db swing over that frequency range (not good at all). If you aren't good with number, you can go 1/2 octave lower with the SVS.

    You have ported subs now, why not stick with ported?

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