SVS keeps hitting all the right (low) notes

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SVS keeps hitting all the right (low) notes
SVS’s upgraded mid-range sealed subwoofer promises deep bass with musicality. Which sounds just up Steve Withers' street
Steve Withers

THE SVS 2000 Pro is a reimagining of the company’s most popular subwoofer series, integrating features found further up the range to produce a powerful performance at a competitive price.

In keeping with SVS’s usual strategy, the new lineup consists of three models: the ported PB-2000 Pro; the sealed SB-2000 Pro; and the cylindrical PC-2000 Pro. This pragmatic approach provides ample choice, with the ported model delivering low-end grunt for film fans, the sealed unit offering greater agility for those who also favour music, and the cylindrical option providing deeper bass from a limited footprint.

Regardless of which you choose, all three feature new technologies combined with tech filtered down from more expensive models. These include a newly designed 12in woofer, 550W of Sledge digital amplification, and the Intelligent Control Interface. Best of all, the 2000 Pro series now becomes the entry-point for SVS’s remote app.

This Bluetooth-based feature, available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices, provides an intuitive and effective method of controlling your bass bin. It also offers access to preset sound modes, crossover and phase adjustments, room gain compensation, and three-band parametric EQ. All from the comfort of your sofa.

The sealed SB-2000 Pro reviewed here manages to cram its forward-firing 12in driver, digital amplification and electronics into an acoustically inert and compact cabinet that’s only 15 inches cubed, making this sub ideal for those with limited space. It also weighs a sensible 17.5kg, so you can easily move and position it without risking a hernia. You can choose any colour you like, as long as it’s black, with ash (£900) or piano gloss (£1,000) finishes.

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