SVS announces new ‘reference’ 1000 Pro Series subs

SVS has today announced the arrival of a new “reference” performance version of its budget subwoofer line known as the 1000 Pro Series. The range includes the SB-1000 Pro sealed cabinet model (available in Premium Black Ash finish for $499.99, or Piano Gloss Black/Piano Gloss White for $599.99) and the PB-1000 Pro ported cabinet model (pictured above and available in Premium Black Ash for $599.99). Both can be purchased now.

SVS says that the Pro line, which incorporates tech from the flagship 16-Ultra sub, sets new performance benchmarks for the price range. Both PB and SB versions deploy new 12-inch high-excursion drivers, Sledge STA-325D amplifiers with fully discrete MOSFET output, 50 MHz Analog Devices DSP, reworked cabinets and a smartphone app for tuning and control. Frequency response for the SB-1000 Pro and PB-1000 Pro are measured as 20Hz to 270Hz +/-3 dB and 17Hz to 260Hz +/-3dB, respectively.

SVS SB-1000 Pro (Piano Gloss Black)

“We shocked people with the upgrade in performance delivered by the 2000 Pro Series, which replaced our most popular subwoofers of all-time,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS President and Managing Partner. “With the 1000 Pro Series, the performance bar has been set even higher and I have no doubt audio fans will be blown away by what these subwoofers deliver. Our engineers deployed the most advanced amplifier technology from our flagship subwoofers, while upgrading the drivers, the cabinets, and the user experience with our SVS smartphone app. Compared to their predecessors and the competition, 1000 Pro Series are a quantum leap forward.”

The onboard Sledge amplifier boasts Class D efficiency, 325 watts RMS with 820+ watts peak power, combined with “vanishingly low” distortion. As originally launched with the 16-Ultra, the 1000 Pro Series also sports a DSP smartphone app designed for Apple, Android and Amazon devices, allowing volume control, DSP functionality, three-band parametric EQ manipulation and content customization. For more information, visit SVS here.




















Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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HW Reviewer
Dec 9, 2015
New Joisey
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You are indeed correct, I've secured a PB-1000 Pro for eval. It will be arriving at the beginning of March so I'll be putting it through the wringer shortly thereafter.


Senior HTF Member
Mar 4, 2001
Catfisch Cinema
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Interesting. Will have to learn more later this year. Look like a good entry level sub.
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