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SB2000 grill options

Hey @SVS ,

I recently noticed the offering of a "special edition" SB2000 in high gloss white and one unmentioned thing about it caught my eye: The flat fabric grill.

This is interesting and begs the question of "Can I get that in black?"

I know for a fact that SVS loses a number of sales opportunities because many people just don't appreciate the 'rugged beauty' of the perforated curved steel grill. I don't mind it, but really would prefer the option of moving to a black version of the that white one on the special edition SB2000.

Any hope?
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Hey @SVS ,

I recently noticed the offering of a "special edition" SB2000 in high gloss white and one unmentioned thing about it caught my eye: The flat fabric grill.

This is interesting and begs the question of "Can I get that in black?"

I know for a fact that SVS loses a number of sales opportunities because many people just don't appreciate the 'rugged beauty' of the perforated curved steel grill. I don't mind it, but really would prefer the option of moving to a black version of the that white one on the special edition SB2000.

Any hope?
I'm sorry but a black cloth version of the SB-2000 grille is not available. It's only available in white cloth to support the SB-2000 white gloss model.

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Thanks for letting me know, Ed. I appreciate the response, just wish it was a different answer. 😕

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I'm sorry but a black cloth version of the SB-2000 grille is not available. It's only available in white cloth to support the SB-2000 white gloss model.
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Is the white cloth version available for purchase from SVS as separate item? If so can you provide p/n and price.
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Is the white cloth version available for purchase from SVS as separate item? If so can you provide p/n and price.
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We had a white cloth grill available for the limited-production piano gloss white SB-2000s many months back, however, we have completely sold out of both the subwoofer and the grills and they are no longer in production.

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We had a white cloth grill available for the limited-production piano gloss white SB-2000s many months back, however, we have completely sold out of both the subwoofer and the grills and they are no longer in production.
I should have asked years ago if I could buy a white one for my black SB2000 because it would have been fairly simple to strip off the white fabric and re-cover it with black.

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I should have asked years ago if I could buy a white one for my black SB2000 because it would have been fairly simple to strip off the white fabric and re-cover it with black.
Ken....I contacted Ed and another person at SVS; they are looking into the possibility of providing an engineering drawing of their SB-2000 frame that was designed for cloth cover material. Obviously it's company proprietary information but they seemed to indicate to me that the may be able to release the info as I indicated my interest was to DIY a frame for the SB-2000 I quite recently purchased.

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Ken....I contacted Ed and another person at SVS; they are looking into the possibility of providing an engineering drawing of their SB-2000 frame that was designed for cloth cover material. Obviously it's company proprietary information but they seemed to indicate to me that the may be able to release the info as I indicated my interest was to DIY a frame for the SB-2000 I quite recently purchased.

Take care/Bill
That would be very nice of them to do! My son has a well-equipped woodworking shop and I gifted him a top-of-the-line Porter Cable 557 biscuit cutter. Come to think of it, I have all the inspection tools need to measure and reverse-engineer one and make a drawing. I would just have to match the fasteners.

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That would be very nice of them to do! My son has a well-equipped woodworking shop and I gifted him a top-of-the-line Porter Cable 557 biscuit cutter. Come to think of it, I have all the inspection tools need to measure and reverse-engineer one and make a drawing. I would just have to match the fasteners.
Let's see if SVS will release detailed/dimensional documentation - I'll post here unless for some reason they want me to keep the info out of public domain; Ed told me one of the people involved is travelling so may take few days for response to my inquiry. May save your the reverse engineering, tho for this grill that can't be a difficult task. I don't have any machine shop or wood working tools, maybe I'll buy a frame from you! Stay tuned on this.
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ps- I just got my sub a few days ago, the metal is not looking as 'bad' as it initially did, but I still think I'd prefer cloth for a bit more refined look, and match my Focal 3-way's.
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Any chance of the gloss white sb 2000 coming back in stock?
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Let's see if SVS will release detailed/dimensional documentation - I'll post here unless for some reason they want me to keep the info out of public domain; Ed told me one of the people involved is travelling so may take few days for response to my inquiry. May save your the reverse engineering, tho for this grill that can't be a difficult task. I don't have any machine shop or wood working tools, maybe I'll buy a frame from you! Stay tuned on this.
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ps- I just got my sub a few days ago, the metal is not looking as 'bad' as it initially did, but I still think I'd prefer cloth for a bit more refined look, and match my Focal 3-way's.
We emailed you the detailed grille drawing, and also shipped two sets of grille pins and two badges - should be all you need to build a pair of SB-2000 MDF grilles. Good luck!

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Any chance of the gloss white sb 2000 coming back in stock?
Nothing has been discussed or announced about that internally - I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Any chance of general availability of the drawings and parts to make a cloth grill for the SB-2000? I, too, would like something different from the metal grill.


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I know from some older posts on this forum that SVS is missing out on many sales opportunities with the '2000' series subs just because of that perforated metal grille. I'm going to be making a couple of wood-framed flat ones soon, and will let you know how they work out.

It would be ethically wrong for me to use their drawings to make and sell them, so I'll not do that without the blessing of SVS. I also cannot in good conscious share the drawing for the same reasons, it's proprietary and their property.

Hopefully they'll see this opportunity to make many existing customers happy and offer them, but also offer a choice when buying.

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Hi


Did you succed in making your own grill, just ordered a SB-2000, and would like to do the same :-)


Thanks in advance!


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Hi


Any chance I can get the drawings for the grill?


Have a nice summer


Thanks in advance!


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Any chance I can get the drawings for the grill?
I would be interested in those details too!
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