PB13-Ultra - The Ultimate Expression in Sheer Power
Our flagship ported subwoofer the PB13-Ultra commands respect. At 155lbs it is physically imposing and monstrously powerful. Yet musical nuance and refined character are what truly earned its stripes. When sheer impact is what counts, the PB13-Ultra delivers its music and movie payload B52 bomber-style with strategic precision, subterranean extension, and jaw dropping slam and impact. When the score calls for sound in a supporting role, the PB13-Ultra is deft, and gentle—perfect in its part. This unmatched combination of power and poise will delight the discriminating audiophile and hard-core home theater enthusiast alike.
Exclusive Ultra-13 Driver − Brutal Output and Subtle Nuance
An SVS-exclusive design, our Ultra 13 driver was uncompromisingly crafted using the highest quality components, custom-tooled parts, and innovative technologies. As a result it, delivers an unparalleled combination of extreme output, ultra-low distortion, and exceptional linearity.
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Cabinet Dimensions: 22 (H) x 20.5 (W) x 27 (D)
Overall Dimensions: 22.5 (H) x 20.5 (W) x 29.9 (D) (includes feet, grille, amplifier)
Carton Dimensions: 31 (H) x 26 (W) x 36 (D)
Shipped Dimensions (palletized): 36 (H) x 26 (W) x 40 (D)
Weight (unboxed): 155 pounds
Weight (boxed): 171 pounds
Shipped Weight (palletized): 188 pounds
Rigid and braced Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) cabinet
Black gloss or full veneer black oak finish
Front-firing triple 3.5 high-flow flared ports
Dense foam port blockers (3) included
Variable 20 Hz, 16 Hz and Sealed tuning modes
Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
Detachable power cord.
SVS 13.5” extreme performance underhung Ultra driver
SVS custom-tooled die-cast aluminum basket
Flat-wire, 3” diameter, high-power, high-temp, 8-layer, aluminum voice coil
Polyimide impregnated fiberglass former/bobbin
Dual 9, composite layered, linear roll, extreme excursion spiders
Integrated tinsel leads
Nickel-plated high-tension spring terminals
Proprietary injection molded gasket and parabolic SBR extreme-excursion surround
Composite pulp/fiberglass press layered cone with stitched surround
Low carbon 1008 steel components, electrophoresis black plating
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized underhung motor structure for the lowest possible distortion
Copper shorting sleeve reduces gap induction and distortion, and enhances thermal conductivity
Dual Genox 8H/Y-35 high grade ferrite magnets
Oversized pole vent for greater cooling and low noise
STA-1000D Sledge with 1000 watts RMS continuous power (3600 watts peak dynamic power)
High efficiency cool-running Class D switching topology
Detachable power cord with main power switch and ceramic fuse
RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications
Auto-On / On switch with green standby mode
Stereo line-level RCA and balanced (XLR) input/output connections
Normal and Hi input voltage switch
Customized EQ and DSP limiter settings specifically for the PB13-Ultra
Variable tuning with 20Hz, 16Hz, and Sealed settings to match subwoofer port settings
Fully adjustable (frequency and slope) phase-correct speaker/sub digital crossover
Intelligent Feature Control (IFC) with bright LCD display
Two (2) digital PEQs with adjustable frequency, cut/boost, and Q values
Room gain compensation control with adjustable frequency and slope
Adjustable digital delay on main speaker line-level outputs to time-align the speakers and subs
Input impedance - 24 kΩ (unbalanced RCA) / 22 kΩ (balanced XLR)
The PB13-Ultra is a very powerful product that is competently engineered, heavily built, bulletproof, high tech and high output, possessing true extension to below 20Hz and a ton of configurability options. Its a clear winner.
Audioholics, Review by Josh Ricci, 9/28/2011. Read Review
...the PB13 will challenge you to find a single weakness... It reached the deepest notes with ease, and was very crisp and clear the whole time, without getting muddy or boomy. Did I mention it was smooth? It was oh so smooth.
Home Theater Shack, Review by Peter Loeser, 1/16/2013. Read Review
Simply couldn't get the subwoofer to call mercy even at reference levels with some really tough material.
Home Theater Equipment, Review by 'pbc', 12/23/2011. Read Review
...the SV Sound PB13-Ultra subwoofer did a remarkable job of providing great bass extension and power to my Quad ESL-989s. I heartily recommend it for its relatively low price, rugged construction, and sturdy drive-unit.
Stereophile Magazine, Review by Larry Greenhill, 8/20/2008. Read Review
Gone are the days of having to talk about a speaker or subwoofer made for movies vs. music. An excellent product like the PB13-Ultra works for everything.
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Review by John Johnson, 9/2007. Read Review
Sound & Vision Magazine, Review by Daniel Kumin, 10/2008. Read Review