SVS has announced a family of new subwoofers, the 2000 Pro Series. All three models include a new 12-inch high-excursion SVS driver and a 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-550D amplifier with discrete MOSFET output.

SVS says the subs come armed with tech gleaned from the 16-Ultra models, and the new entries are comprised of the SB-2000 Pro sealed cabinet (Black Ash – $799.99, Piano Gloss Black – $899.9), PB-2000 Pro ported cabinet (Premium Black Ash – $899.99), and PC-2000 Pro ported cylinder cabinet (Piano Gloss Black Top Cap – $949.99). All are claimed to produce “deep and thunderous” low frequency output below the threshold of human hearing.

The in-built Sledge STA-550D amplifier has a high current output of discrete MOSFETs with Class D efficiency, with a claimed 550 watts RMS and 1,500+ watts peak power, and “vanishingly” low distortion, while achieving reference levels and an accurate frequency response. SVS deploys a 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56-bit filtering for what the company asserts is the most “sophisticated” DSP engine ever used in a home subwoofer.

The proprietary incorporated design includes a dual ferrite magnet motor assembly with a long-throw parabolic surround for “extreme excursion” with room-pressurizing SPLs. A lightweight aluminum vented cone with composite fiber dustcap promises to move large quantities of air to create a tactile sonic energy without losing control, and accurate response at high listening levels. SVS’s app for Apple, Android and Amazon devices allows for control and custom preset manipulation, optimized tuning for varying music and movie content, and you can also adjust crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity and room gain from the sweet spot.

PB-2000 Pro Ported Cabinet Subwoofer (Rear View)

“Our engineers obsessed over making the 2000 Pro Series a truly breakout product line since we’re replacing the most popular subwoofer models in our company’s history,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS President and Managing Partner. “We reimagined every aspect of the 2000 Pro design, from driver and amp to cabinet and control. By deploying the most advanced technology from our flagship models with new innovations, we’ve achieved reference performance at a lower price range than ever before. They are a true reflection of the passion we have for creating world-class audio experiences.”

For more information, go to SVS here.

 

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Nice to see the classic lineup being refreshed. I owned a cylinder sub many years ago from SVS and enjoyed it thoroughly!
 
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Nice to see the classic lineup being refreshed. I owned a cylinder sub many years ago from SVS and enjoyed it thoroughly!
Does a cylinder sub perform as well as the traditional cube?
 

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The logic of a cylinder is it can have a larger volume cavity with low cost and small footprint. So, ideally it can be tuned lower, cost less and take up less floor space.
The cylinder is $50 more than the other highest price SW in the same class.

Has anyone here owned one?
 

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Typically, a cube sub of the same internal volume as the cylinder models would cost a lot more.

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I hope you didn’t think I was being difficult. I think you’re saying a cube and cylinder of the same volume would be similar in sound but the cylinder will cost less and be as good as the cube.
 

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That cylinder is covered in a fabric, it looks like. And we have cats.
 

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Patrick Sun had cylinder subs back in the day. He made some of them himself.

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I have what I think was the introductory model from HSU, and they’re cylinders. Pretty low end at that time. No comparison to models of today. They’re mostly sitting unused. I think I got them about 28 years ago.
 

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Somebody's gonna be having some fun today! :D
 
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Can’t listen too loud while my wife works from home, but music has been playing consistently since 9 am this morning.
 

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I had the 20-39PC+ cylinder sub from around 02 until 2019. Great sub, wife hated the "water heater" which sat in a corner between our love seat and couch behind an end table. I was able to not really see it, but she noticed it every day. The sub held up well, hit hard and deep. That sub had a 500-watt amp give or take. I sold it and upgraded to dual sb3000's last fall. It is really hard to compare because these dual subs aren't really a fair comparison to a single cylinder. The SB's don't go as deep, but between having dual subs and so much more power its just not a fair comparison. I could honestly commend a cylinder SVS to anyone and if possible, dual cylinders would be incredible.