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SVS PB13-Ultra


$1,600.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Large 13.5" driver. Very powerful. Huge enclosure.

The Cons:Very large and heavy (155 pounds). Expensive. A little old looking.

The SVS PB13-Ultra is a high performance 13" powered box subwoofer and is SVS' flagship model from their Ultra box series, intended to compete with in-home theater and media room subwoofers.

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Product Shot 2  The subwoofer is designed with a 13.5" die-cast aluminum frame which houses a high-excursion SBR rubber surround with an integrated top gasket, dual linear 9" spiders, and a 3" aluminum voice coil.  It includes a flush-mounted 750-watt BASH amplifier which adjusts to the room size and utilizes a high efficiency linear circuit for powerful sound without cost penalties. 

The enclosure of the PB13-Ultra is computer designed with three 3.5" high-flow front-firing flared ports with CURVE venting to allow for proper air flow in the unit.  It comes with a curved perforated magnetic grill in a choice of steel or traditional fabric and is available in a variety of finishes including oak or rose nut veneer, gloss black, or textured black.  The subwoofer has an MSRP of $1600 and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs

  • 13.5" (edge to edge) die-cast aluminum frame in SVS metallic blue
  • 750 watt BASH amp with room compensation
  • High-temp, flat-wire, 3" US-built aluminum voice coil
  • High-excursion parabolic SBR synthetic rubber surround with integrated top gasket
  • Dual linear 9 inch "spiders" with sewn-in tinsel leads
  • Computer Assisted Design (CAD) enclosure
  • Cast and chromed SVS badging
  • Front-firing configuration with co-located vents
  • Distinctive curved perforated magnetic grill
  • High-tension chrome plated binding posts
  • "Stackable" form factor allows easy dual subs
  • 3.5" high-flow flared ports CURVE (TM) tuning
  • Available Finishes: Oak, rose nut, gloss or textured black
  • Grill Types: Traditional fabric or stylish steel
  • Selectable Sealed, 20Hz, 15Hz or 10Hz modes
  • +/- 3 dB 18 Hz-150 Hz (anechoic) in 20hz mode
  • Size: 27” D x 20.5 " W x 22" H (w/o grill)
  • Weight: 155 pounds
  • 3 year warranty 

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Pros
  • 5

    large 13.5" driver

  • 5

    very powerful

  • 4

    huge enclosure

  • 4

    variety of finishes

  • 4

    great performance for both movies and music

  • 3

    very flexible - highly tunable for ones personal needs and preferences

  • 0

    unpolished black color

Cons
  • 1

    very large and heavy (155 pounds)

  • 1

    expensive

  • -1

    a little old looking

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