Customer Reviews

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Long Live the King!

Upgraded from a pair of PB-2000's to a pair of PB-16's.

Everything you've read is true. Unbelievable power and infrasonics, highly detailed and subtle, and it even looks more ridiculous in person than in pictures. Sealed mode is also excellent for music! Zero regrets. Service from Aamir is 2nd to none!

As my wife said about these: "Idiotic in the best possible way."

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A.S.
Great service

I bought a PB-16 Ultra about two years ago (very happy with the sub by the way, especially good for movies, but it is also great for music (sounds best with modern, high bass content music)). Unfortunately, recently the amp went dead. I spoke with Aamir who was super helpful, quickly sending out another one.

He even let me know that if I were to have an issue after the 5 year warranty was up, he would have me covered, so I wouldn't have to hold back about cranking up the volume, now that is good customer service!

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J.V.
SVS PB16 Ultra... simply amazing

I previously had dual SVS PB1000 subs, they sounded great but lacked that punch in the chest I was desiring so they got the boot and replaced by dual PB16s. HOLY MAMA, these bad boys are no joke! I'm in LOVE!

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B.
Great product and great service

The SVS PB16U is an amazing subwoofer. They are next level bass for your home theater, they will shake everything. The service from Aamir is amazing as well, next level customer service for a next level subwoofer. Don't hesitate to buy from Summit Hifi and Aamir, don't hesitate to buy the PB16U either.

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SVS Subwoofers

I have purchased 2 subs from Aamir in the last 2 months. A PB16 ultra for my theatre and sb3000 for my small tv room. Best additions I have made on both rooms for very little cost really, in comparison to other brands. Great value for the money and in regards to the Ultra16 I am stunned as to how well it pressurizes the space. Love the app for adjustments as well. It is really impressive and easy to use. Aamir is a complete pleasure to deal with. He is willing to bend over backwards to make sure his customer is happy and accommodated. He is a rarity in today’s world.

SVS PB16-Ultra Subwoofer - Summit Hi-Fi
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$3,350.00

ONE SUBWOOFER TO RULE THEM ALL.
INTRODUCING THE PB16-ULTRA

An unrelenting passion for breathtaking bass performance and engineering perfection guided every aspect of the PB16-Ultra subwoofer’s development. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments allowed SVS to achieve unmatched low frequency extension and output capabilities all while keeping it amazingly detailed and articulate. The culmination of all SVS design advancements, PB16-Ultra represents an incomparable bass experience, nothing else comes close.

PB16-Ultra

The ultimate reference standard for bass, PB16-Ultra features a massive 16” Ultra driver with astonishing 8” edge wound voice coil, a stunningly powerful 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output, triple 3.5” front-firing high-flow ports and an innovative subwoofer control and DSP smartphone app with custom presets for precision tuning.

MASSIVE NEW 16” SVS ULTRA DRIVER WITH UNPRECEDENTED 8” EDGE WOUND VOICE COIL.

When designing the biggest and most formidable driver ever used in an SVS subwoofer, it was of utmost importance to meet or exceed the same supreme standards of control and accuracy as every other subwoofer SVS manufactures. One huge advancement that allows the PB16-Ultra to handle the crushing force of a 16” driver is the 8” edge wound voice coil, the largest ever deployed in a consumer subwoofer. This innovation ensures ultra-low distortion and pinpoint control at the highest drive levels resulting in incredible output and low frequency extension. By nature, larger drivers are more difficult to control, but the unprecedented voice coil design ensures accuracy in frequency response and speed in transients without ever sounding boomy.

Pushing the driver are four massive, dedicated toroidal ferrite magnets that unleash a staggering 95mm peak to peak Xmech excursion (82mm Xmax) and the highest levels of motor force and palpable SPLs. The light and rigid 16” Ultra driver cone consists of a premium fiberglass resin composite with optimal stiffness to mass ratio to maximize movement of air and sonic energy without ever distorting or losing control.

OUTPUT AND 1,500 WATTS CONTINUOUS, 5,000+ WATTS PEAK POWER.

Conservatively rated at 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power, the PB16-Ultra Sledge STA-1500D amplifier’s 64 Amp 200-Volt MOSFETs are the sonic muscle behind arguably the most powerful and highest fidelity subwoofer amplifier ever developed. Discrete MOSFET output unbridles the nearly limitless power in the Sledge amplifier and pushes the 16” driver to extreme levels of performance. They also represent an upgrade over the less robust integrated circuit output stages found in nearly all other Class D subwoofer amplifiers.

Effortless power must be harnessed to ensure refined behavior and pristine output at the most demanding drive levels. To achieve this, the PB16-Ultra subwoofer uses the audio industry’s most advanced 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering to handle the nearly limitless power, only unleashing the perfect amount of low frequency energy at just the right time.

INNOVATIVE NEW SMARTPHONE APP FOR SUBWOOFER DSP AND CONTROL.

Compatible with Apple® and Android® platforms, the innovative PB16-Ultra smartphone app unleashes the full depth, force and nuance of the world’s finest subwoofer. The groundbreaking SVS subwoofer app controls all DSP functions and conveniently stores custom presets. It’s the easiest way ever to fine tune bass surpassing 16Hz at reference volumes from the comfort of your favorite seat.

For added convenience, 2-way feedback shows updates in real time on both the app and subwoofer interface and Bluetooth connectivity allows adjustments to be made even when the subwoofer is not in sight. Control is also available via IR remote and an intuitive front panel display.

ACOUSTICALLY INERT, RIGIDLY BRACED CABINET

A subwoofer capable of creating such extreme levels of sonic energy requires a formidable cabinet design. The PB16-Ultra is built with a double thick MDF front baffle and rigid internal bracing to support the massive drive unit and to ensure an acoustically inert environment. The highly reinforced internal design eliminates any chance of coloration or resonance from the cabinet, even when the deepest low frequencies are played at reference sound pressure levels.

Tech Specs:

  • Black Oak and Piano Gloss Black finish options
  • Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
  • Front-firing 16" driver
  • Rear-mounted amplifier
  • Triple front-firing flared high-flow ports
  • Screw-in rubber feet
  • Robust Medium Density Fiberboard(MDF) cabinet construction
  • Cabinet Dimensions (w/ grill): 25” H X 21.7” W X 30.9” D
  • Shipped Dimensions: 34.2" H X 27.5" W X 38.6" D
  • Weight (unboxed): 174.5 lbs
  • Shipped Weight: 207.3 lbs

  

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
82%
(9)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
9%
(1)
B
B.
Long Live the King!

Upgraded from a pair of PB-2000's to a pair of PB-16's.

Everything you've read is true. Unbelievable power and infrasonics, highly detailed and subtle, and it even looks more ridiculous in person than in pictures. Sealed mode is also excellent for music! Zero regrets. Service from Aamir is 2nd to none!

As my wife said about these: "Idiotic in the best possible way."

A
A.S.
Great service

I bought a PB-16 Ultra about two years ago (very happy with the sub by the way, especially good for movies, but it is also great for music (sounds best with modern, high bass content music)). Unfortunately, recently the amp went dead. I spoke with Aamir who was super helpful, quickly sending out another one.

He even let me know that if I were to have an issue after the 5 year warranty was up, he would have me covered, so I wouldn't have to hold back about cranking up the volume, now that is good customer service!

J
J.V.
SVS PB16 Ultra... simply amazing

I previously had dual SVS PB1000 subs, they sounded great but lacked that punch in the chest I was desiring so they got the boot and replaced by dual PB16s. HOLY MAMA, these bad boys are no joke! I'm in LOVE!

B
B.
Great product and great service

The SVS PB16U is an amazing subwoofer. They are next level bass for your home theater, they will shake everything. The service from Aamir is amazing as well, next level customer service for a next level subwoofer. Don't hesitate to buy from Summit Hifi and Aamir, don't hesitate to buy the PB16U either.

B
B.I.
SVS Subwoofers

I have purchased 2 subs from Aamir in the last 2 months. A PB16 ultra for my theatre and sb3000 for my small tv room. Best additions I have made on both rooms for very little cost really, in comparison to other brands. Great value for the money and in regards to the Ultra16 I am stunned as to how well it pressurizes the space. Love the app for adjustments as well. It is really impressive and easy to use. Aamir is a complete pleasure to deal with. He is willing to bend over backwards to make sure his customer is happy and accommodated. He is a rarity in today’s world.