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New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra

New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« on: October 24, 2016, 11:25:38 AM »
SVS has stepped up their game and brought out two new subs to get excited about. Follows the rest of their nomenclature for the Ultra line. PB for ported box and SB for sealed box. 16 for the size of their driver and Ultra to let you know where it stands in their line up.

Specs for the PB16
16" driver with 8" voice coil and 82mm of Xmax.
1,500 watt RMS amp with 5,000 watts of peak power, using class D plate amp.
Smartphone app for subwoofer DSP and control.
Display on the front
Accepts RCA and XLR input
Piano gloss finish
25"H x 21.7"W x 30.9"D
Weight 174.5lb
Standard mode -3db point is 15hz
Extended mode -3db point is 13hz
Sealed mode -3db point is 14hz


Specs for the SB16
16" driver with 8" voice coil and 65mm of Xmax.
1,500 watt RMS amp with 5,000 watts of peak power, using class D plate amp.
Smartphone app for subwoofer DSP and control.
Display on the front
Accepts RCA and XLR input
Piano gloss finish
20"H x 19.5"W x 20.1"D
Weight 122lb
-3db point is 16hz

Great looking subs that have the performance to match.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 11:35:23 AM by AVSMike »
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 11:51:06 AM »
Where's the cylinder version ?  ;D
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 12:12:48 PM »
Where's the cylinder version ?  ;D

I guess they figured people would not like carry a 55 gal drum into their room. Just kidding. It would not be hard to do. Sonotube is made plenty large enough to do so.
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 12:26:25 PM »
Greetings,

I am interested in the PB-16 Ultra as a replacement for my tried and true PB-13 Ultra. Waiting to hear from several colleagues in the industry that just received them for review.

Regards,

 

Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 03:04:22 PM »
Greetings,

I am interested in the PB-16 Ultra as a replacement for my tried and true PB-13 Ultra. Waiting to hear from several colleagues in the industry that just received them for review.

Regards,

From what I have read of the specs, I expect a glowing review from your colleagues. :)
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 05:14:35 PM »
These 16" models, especially the ported version, are really big and really heavy, but I'm sure they really pump out lots of very deep bass.  My tiny (by comparison) 12" SVS does the job for my HT, but I'm certain there will be enough bass addicts out there to make these 16" models a success.
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 05:12:47 AM »
imho they still seem overpriced for what they are....although the finish is second to none (if you care about showing them off)

Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 09:35:28 AM »
The finish is the problem with DIY. If your subs show and you wanted a piano black high gloss finish, you would be hard pressed to do it at these price points, if you counted your billable hours to do so.
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 09:57:15 AM »
The finish is the problem with DIY. If your subs show and you wanted a piano black high gloss finish, you would be hard pressed to do it at these price points, if you counted your billable hours to do so.
If you took your DIY cabinets to a cabinet builder to have them finished with a veneer it gets much more expensive too.
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 10:03:02 AM »
true but still NOWHERE near the cost of these subs...and BLOWS the output out of the water

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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 10:30:01 AM »
SVS had a demo of their SB 16 Ultra sub at CES yesterday. They had a 5.1.2 system with their Prime Series speakers. Sounded really good !  :)
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Re: New SVS PB16 Ultra and SB16 Ultra
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
A bit of info here, for folks that might take an SVS sub overseas -

 The 4000 series and 16-Ultra are auto sensing for voltage ( 110 or 220 volt ). All other models can be configured to 220V on request. No extra charge.
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