Hence, I requested SVS for another subwoofer model to review. To determine the right subwoofers for my application, SVS asked me about the room size where the subwoofer would be used in, and my preference on either ported or sealed subwoofer enclosure. Based on my answers, SVS suggested a pair of SB-3000 subwoofers for the review, which I gladly complied with.
The SB-3000 is part of the 3000 series subwoofers, which lie in the middle of the pack of the SVS’ product hierarchy. The SB-3000 utilizes a sealed-enclosure design and has a 13-inch forward-facing high-excursion driver powered by 800 Watts RMS Class D amplifier. The review samples have a glossy black finish, which carries an MSRP of $1099 each. The black ash finish is also available at a slightly cheaper price of $999 each. The SB-3000 subwoofer is quite compact for a 13-incher, but impressively its specifications indicate the capability to produce low bass extension down to 18 Hz. Hence, this compact subwoofer should have what it takes to compete with larger subwoofers out there. The subwoofer also features smartphone app wireless Bluetooth controls, which allow users to manage easily the onboard DSP and other settings. My upcoming review will look into the SB-3000 features in more detail and discuss specifically the performance of the SB-3000 pair in stereo music and home-theater applications.
Dual SVS SB-3000 subwoofers