SVS 2000 Series
SB-2000 and PB-2000 – priced £649 and £739 respectively – incorporate 500W amplifier and redesigned 12in SVS driver

SVS has announced the UK debut of its latest active subwoofers – the sealed SB-2000 and the ported PB-2000, both of which feature the 'Ultra' acoustic design of the firm's flagship models.

The new units – priced at £649 and £739 respectively – both incorporate the new 500W Sledge DSP amplifier that drives the "completely redesigned" 12in SVS driver. 

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SVS believes the sealed SB-2000 and ported PB-2000 (above) subs will "challenge the best sub £1000 models" and the manufacturer is confident the designs will "attract new fans to the brand". 

The newly-engineered 12in 2000-series driver features dual high-grade ferrite magnets and an FEA-optimised motor, while a reinforced Nomex spider design aims to improve driver control.

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The SVS drivers promise improved durability and reliability in an effort to ensure the units "play their best long into the future".

Elsewhere, SVS says the new Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier has been "conservatively rated" at 500W RMS continuous and 1100W peak dynamic. 

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The SB-2000 (above) achieves a frequency response of 19-240Hz and has flexible connectivity options, including stereo line-level RCA input and outputs. It weighs in at around 16kg.

In comparison, the PB-2000 weighs nearly 30kg and features a front-firing 4in high-flow port. It also provides a "more physical" bass output by offering a frequency response starting at 17Hz. 

SVS says the SB-2000 and PB-2000 will be available from April.

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by  Pete Hayman

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