There’s plenty of reviews for the SVS PB-2000 but, nevertheless while it was still in my possession I figured I would take some measurements and post them for other readers.
To be honest when I first came into contact with the PB2K we did not get along, at all. Unfortunately to properly get it outputting all she could it took two furniture rearrangements and a week’s worth of time..so I was not a fan of this particular transducer at first but, I have came around after a couple of months of usage to be a big fan of what SVS has accomplished with a single 12” driver.
Speaking of I’m sure most people here know SVS uses a single customer 12” driver by Peerless featuring a cast aluminum basket, dual ferrite magnets, FEA optimized motor, dual shorting rings, extended pole, 2” diameter voice coil, Nomex spider design, tinsel leads, aluminum cone material with a polypropylene dust cap, & rubber long throw surround.
In combination with the customer 12” Peerless driver is a 500Wrms/1.1kWpk STA-500D sledge plate amplifier including on-board proprietary DSP featuring limiter with attack/release function. The plate amplifier also includes a 12v trigger, stereo line level input & outputs with an input impedance of 47 kΩ (unbalanced line level RCA). Continuously variable phase control (0-180), continuously variable (50-160 Hz) 12 dB/octave low pass filter frequency with disable/LFE setting, & fixed 80 Hz 12 dB/octave high pass filter on line level outputs.
The enclosure is a reflex design with an internal volume of 3.84924^3 including a single 4” flared port tuned to 19Hz with an F3 of 17Hz.
Per my subjective opinion just based solely on what my ear is hearing, the SVS PB-2000 has an extremely flat frequency response with more usable bass < 160Hz than is necessarily required in an ID subwoofer. Also for a single 12” reflex design there is sufficient tactile sensations especially if placed in a nearfield location.
This subwoofer in my opinion excels in a home-theater application more so than primarily music as per the sound signature, again; completely subjective and my personal opinion.
Here is the specs for the SVS PB-2000
*note* all measurements are taken via Ground Plane 2m or nearfield.
SPL & Phase
Sound & Vision