SVS SB13 Ultra vs SVS SB2000 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 02:36 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked: 2
SVS SB13 Ultra vs SVS SB2000

I'm looking at a new sub and the SVS subs seems very well reviewed. The SB13 Ultra is nearly double the SB2000, is it really that noticeable of a difference? I use my system for a mix of TV, sports, Movies, and Music.
jw3571 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 03:16 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Falconsfan71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,538
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1050 Post(s)
Liked: 309
Definitely get two subs! Figure out what your max budget is to spend and get the two best subs for your budget.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Denon X4300H * DT Studio Monitor 45 front L/R * DT ProCenter 2000 * DT ProMonitor 800 surrounds x 4 * Hsu VTF-3 MK5 subs x 2 * VTI RF Series 29" speaker stands * DT ProMount90 wall mounts * Outlaw OAW4 wireless sub kit *
Falconsfan71 is online now  
post #3 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 03:51 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
indebtbassfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Squamish BC
Posts: 1,212
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 661 Post(s)
Liked: 968
Room size,,,what other speaker's are you running for mains, and AVR will help with a recommendation as well as the volume goals your looking for. You are only listing two different (sealed) subs and if your room is on the large side you may want to consider ported. I had the SB13 and i really liked it for music but found i wanted more for movies, also two SB2000's will give you better coverage if you have multiple seats. More info will help.

Integra DTR-6.8/ Integra DBS-30.3/ Klipsch RP160-M/ Klipsch R-IV RC52 Center/Klipsch SS1 X4 Surrounds/ JTR Cap-S-1's X2. Plasma TV.
indebtbassfreak is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 05:26 PM
Member
 
muscles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 116
I have one SB13 upstairs in my office with my KEF LS50W setup and it doesn't really pound that hard. It's not a sub you will really notice until you turn it up very loud. It is a very subtle sub, doesn't have enough power to really shake anything. It's great for its size and is a good looking sub but it doesn't put out that much bass. I can only imagine an SB2000 is a lot weaker. Go for an SB16 ultra if you can swing it. Much louder and more present.
muscles is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked: 2
My theater area is my basement, the main viewing area is 20x16. I haven't decided on my speakers yet, i'm deciding between the Revel M16 or SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers with matching center channel. I have size limitations, my speakers are behind the my screen so i can't fit two subs. I'm surprised the SB13 doesn't hit hard, it seems very well reviewed around here.
jw3571 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 09:42 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bgtighe23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,176
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1660 Post(s)
Liked: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by muscles View Post
I have one SB13 upstairs in my office with my KEF LS50W setup and it doesn't really pound that hard. It's not a sub you will really notice until you turn it up very loud. It is a very subtle sub, doesn't have enough power to really shake anything. It's great for its size and is a good looking sub but it doesn't put out that much bass. I can only imagine an SB2000 is a lot weaker. Go for an SB16 ultra if you can swing it. Much louder and more present.
Yeah, I got dual SB2000s from svs and ended up sending them back. That's when I purchased UM-18 kits from parts express and went DIY.

Unless you're looking for low output, for modest music that has good extension, sure the sealed versions are good options, but if you want good output and extension, get dual PB-2000s. They have more output down low compared to the SB13.

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
Receiver : Denon x5200
Front Stage : Martin Logan Motion 60XTs/Elac Debut F5 Center
Surround Speakers : HTD Level 2 and 3 Towers
Subwooferage : Dual UM-18s/6 SI HT18s
Born in 1995 and still continuing my HT journey
bgtighe23 is online now  
post #7 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 09:59 PM
Member
 
muscles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Liked: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by jw3571 View Post
My theater area is my basement, the main viewing area is 20x16. I haven't decided on my speakers yet, i'm deciding between the Revel M16 or SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers with matching center channel. I have size limitations, my speakers are behind the my screen so i can't fit two subs. I'm surprised the SB13 doesn't hit hard, it seems very well reviewed around here.
It really depends on what you are used to. My main listening/theater room has 4 subs. 2 JL Audio F113 fathoms and 2 SVS SB16 ultras. I like to feel my bass and I like it clear no matter what volume I decide to play it at.

The SB13 sounds good but I wouldn't say its a sub you can feel in your chest. It does the job and sounds amazing for music, not much of a theater sub though. Just my .02 cents.
muscles is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 08-27-2017, 10:45 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
indebtbassfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Squamish BC
Posts: 1,212
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 661 Post(s)
Liked: 968
Quote:
Originally Posted by jw3571 View Post
My theater area is my basement, the main viewing area is 20x16. I haven't decided on my speakers yet, i'm deciding between the Revel M16 or SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers with matching center channel. I have size limitations, my speakers are behind the my screen so i can't fit two subs. I'm surprised the SB13 doesn't hit hard, it seems very well reviewed around here.
I would scrap the sealed and opt for ported especially since you only have room for one. Are you fixed on SVS? If so try the PB 2000, or you can have a look at HSU 15" ported/ Rythmik 15" ported/ PSA1801 which will smoke the SB13 for movies just to name a few. Not sure what you max budget is but get the biggest ported you can afford and fit in your space as you may get upgraditis if you settle for less. Of coarse thats subjective as we all have different expectations for bass reproduction.

Integra DTR-6.8/ Integra DBS-30.3/ Klipsch RP160-M/ Klipsch R-IV RC52 Center/Klipsch SS1 X4 Surrounds/ JTR Cap-S-1's X2. Plasma TV.

Last edited by indebtbassfreak; 08-27-2017 at 10:51 PM.
indebtbassfreak is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 08-28-2017, 03:57 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Falconsfan71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,538
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1050 Post(s)
Liked: 309
I've been down that road.. for the price of one SB13 (for $100 more) you can get two Hsu VTF-3 MK5 15" ported subs with variable tuning. If you don't have room for two subs then get one Hsu VTF-15H MK2 15" sub. You can get it shipped for $1,069 and save $1,000 vs a PB13 Ultra. Personally I would check the room and measurements and make room for two subs and get the two biggest ported subs I could get.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Denon X4300H * DT Studio Monitor 45 front L/R * DT ProCenter 2000 * DT ProMonitor 800 surrounds x 4 * Hsu VTF-3 MK5 subs x 2 * VTI RF Series 29" speaker stands * DT ProMount90 wall mounts * Outlaw OAW4 wireless sub kit *
Falconsfan71 is online now  
post #10 of 14 Old 08-28-2017, 04:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Coming from a sb2000 to a pb2000 and now a pair of sb13's, I must say the sb13 hit a lot harder than the sb2000.

Where I noticed the sb2000 bottom out the sb13's handle everything great so far . I'am running them +10 hot and feel a slam in my chest, which I haven't experienced before with the sb/pb 2000.

So If you want to stick to SVS, I recommend picking the sb13. I wasn't satisfied with the sb2000 and returned them to get the pb2000 which I had for a while.
Cyral is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 08-28-2017, 10:33 PM
Member
 
alwaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Liked: 23
What about the SVS PC12 Plus, vs the sb13 ?

1) Polk Audio LSI 9 and matching center
2) RSL CG4 (side speakers)
3) SVS PB13 Ultra subwoofer
4)Onyko TX-SR705 receiver.
5) Outlaw 7125 amplifier
6) Panasonic Blu-ray Player & Panasonic 55" Plasmaa
alwaller is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 08-30-2017, 10:33 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mmiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,408
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 570 Post(s)
Liked: 251
^^^

Al do you live in Delaware and ham radio guy?

Mike Miles
mmiles is online now  
post #13 of 14 Old 08-30-2017, 12:26 PM
Advanced Member
 
Pulloutchamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 343 Post(s)
Liked: 488
Im selling 2 PC12+ at a price lower than 1 SB13 and way better than 2 SB2000's....You can even go sealed with them if thats what you're into..

Sharp Aquos Q+ 70" UQ
Onkyo Tx-nr646
Klipsch RP-280F (F/R towers) RP-250C (Center)
Polk Towers (rear surround)
SVS Elevations (Front Height)
2 PSA V1801 1 PSA V1500 Xbox1
Pulloutchamp is online now  
post #14 of 14 Old 09-04-2017, 09:24 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Jonas2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Bay Area
Posts: 2,637
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1364 Post(s)
Liked: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by muscles View Post
I have one SB13 upstairs in my office with my KEF LS50W setup and it doesn't really pound that hard. It's not a sub you will really notice until you turn it up very loud. It is a very subtle sub, doesn't have enough power to really shake anything. It's great for its size and is a good looking sub but it doesn't put out that much bass. I can only imagine an SB2000 is a lot weaker. Go for an SB16 ultra if you can swing it. Much louder and more present.
Quote:
Originally Posted by muscles View Post
It really depends on what you are used to. My main listening/theater room has 4 subs. 2 JL Audio F113 fathoms and 2 SVS SB16 ultras. I like to feel my bass and I like it clear no matter what volume I decide to play it at.

The SB13 sounds good but I wouldn't say its a sub you can feel in your chest. It does the job and sounds amazing for music, not much of a theater sub though. Just my .02 cents.
I don't think I'd call it a subtle sub. I don't know what your office is set up like, but in my 13 x 16 space (granted, I've got duals) - it shakes a plenty. (But no, nothing like your theater room is capable of! ) I feel them hitting pretty hard. But there's more to it than just that - I really do appreciate the fit and finish as well as the feature set and SVS support. Not that you cant find this in other subs too of course. My neighbor thinks they put out plenty of bass......

5.2.4 System....Display: Sony XBR-65X930D; Processing: Anthem AVM60; Power Distribution: Panamax M5400-PM;
Mains:
Paradigm 85F and 55C (Piano Black); Side Surrounds: Totem Acoustic Tribe III (Dusk); Amplification: D-Sonic M3-2800-7 (7ch. x 400w);
ATMOS:
Definitive Technology DI8R; Amplification: Class D Audio SDS-470C (4ch. x 300w)
Subwoofers:
2 x SVS-SB13Ultras; Media: Oppo UDP-203, Sony BDP S-470, Pioneer CLD-59
Jonas2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off