SB13-Ultra â Heroic Performance, Black-Tie Elegance
Are there 17â square in your home to make room for the most critically acclaimed subwoofer on the planet? The SB13 is the most popular Ultra for more than its modest stature alone. The flagship of our sealed models delivers a super-hero levels of power, detail, speed and musicality. Yet, disguised in an elegant and compact cabinet it goes practically unnoticed in any dĂ©corâuntil it is called into action. YouâČll quickly find the SB13âČs reputation is well deserved and its value unparalleled. Mission accomplished - SVS style.
Exclusive 13 Ultra Driver â Unrelenting Output, Optimized For Sealed Applications
To equip the SB13, SVSâČs audio engineers started miles ahead of other subwoofers. Their advantage? The famed Ultra 13 driver. Which they then optimized for a sealed application. They revised the motor geometry, added a unique voice coil and custom gap extension plate. The result is a sealed subwoofer that delivers higher thermal power handling, more symmetrical force/displacement profile, lower distortion, and increased linear stroke. Only SVS engineers could start with the Ultra 13 driver. Only SVS engineers would push the envelope this far to deliver the clean, deep low end of the SB13-Ultra.
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Cabinet Dimensions: 17.4 (H) x 17.4 (W) x 17.4(D)
Overall Dimensions: 17.9 (H) x 17.4 (W) x 20.4(D) (includes feet, grille, amplifier)
Weight (unboxed): 92 pounds
Shipped Dimensions: 23 (H) x 23 (W) x 27(D)
Weight: 105 pounds
Rigid and braced MDF cabinet
Piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finish options
Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
Detachable power cord.
SVS 13.5â high-performance Ultra driver optimized for sealed applications
SVS custom-tooled die-cast aluminum basket
Flat-wire, 3â diameter, high-power, high-temp, 8-layer, aluminum voice coil - unique to SB13-Ultra
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
FEA-optimized overhung motor structure with custom gap extension plate enhances force/displacement symmetry, lower distortion and increases linear stroke
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) I/O connections
Normal and Hi input voltage switch
Customized EQ and DSP limiter settings specifically for the SB13-Ultra
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 kÎ© (unbalanced RCA) / 22 kÎ© (balanced XLR)
Designed to deliver the most vigorous, versatile bass performance in its class, the new SVS SB13-Ultra subwoofer is a low frequency, high-output knockout offered at an unbeatable value, in a surprisingly elegant footprint.
International CES, 2013 CES Innovations Honoree, 11/12/2012. View Award
No matter how loud I played it, I couldn't get the sub to bottom out or show any signs of strain. Furthermore, my room is more than 5,000 cubic feet, and I never once felt the subwoofer running out of headroom. That's pretty damn impressive.
Home Theater magazine names the SB13-Ultra subwoofer best 18 products of 2012, Review by David Vaughn, 1/6/2013. Read Review
ââŠone of the very best subwoofers I have had the pleasure of spending time withâŠ The way the SB13-Ultra goes about low end exertion is so utterly convincing that going back to most other devices seems like a bit of a letdown afterwards.â
AVForums, Review by Ed Selley, 3/13/2013. Read Review
â...an exceptional multichannel loudspeaker system that is true to SVS' tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... the SVS Ultras offer a level of price/performance value that is rare, if non-existent.â
Widescreen Review Magazine, Review by Gary Reber, March 2013. Read Review
Overall, the SB13-Ultra performance is so good, and its quality build and price so impressive, I have absolutely no negativesâŠFor under $1,600, the SVS SB13-Ultra gets you a high-performance, acoustic suspension subwoofer that can handle about all the serious bass of a multi-channel or stereo speaker system.
Everything Audio, Review by John Gatski, 6/12/2014. Read Review
âDesigned to deliver vigorous, versatile bass performance, the SVS SB13-Ultra is a low-frequency, high-output knockout offered at an unbeatable value, in a surprisingly elegant footprint.â
Electronic House names the SB13-Ultra Best Products of 2013, 2/1/2013. Read Award
âIf youâČre an enthusiast who wants the speed and control of a sealed enclosure with the deep bass extension typical of a ported sub, then youâČve found your pot of gold in the SB13-Ultra...arguably one of the best (or possibly the best) price-performance value in subwoofers.â
The Poor Audiophile, Review, 9/3/2014. Read Review
The SVS SB13-Ultra is an exceptional product that is true to SVS's tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... this is an exceptionally high-performance subwoofer that can accurately reproduce the sound of music or movies.
Widescreen Review Magazine, Review by Gary Reber, November 2012 Issue. Read Review (PDF)
âI found the bass to be authoritative, while at the same time complimentary to the mids and highs. From the bass guitar to the djembes and piano, every low-frequency element was well fleshed out and engagingâŠ With a sub of this caliber, you'll surely make enemies of your neighbors, but you'll have so much fun doing so that it's totally worth it. The bottom line is that the SVS SB13-Ultra is a meaningful audio component that's worth every penny of its $1,599 asking price.â
HomeTheaterReview.com, Review by Sean Killebrew, 2/11/2013. Read Review
âNo matter what we threw at this subwoofer, it came back with exactly what we wanted to hear... If there is a more perfect subwoofer in production today, we haven't heard it yet.â
Digital Trends, Review by Caleb Denison, 1/4/2013. Read Review
âDollar for dollar, the SVS SB13-Ultra is one of the best (if not THE best) subwoofers on the market. Powerful, deep bass. Equally adept performance for music and moves. The only way to make it much better is to buy two.â
The SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Receives HomeTheaterReview.com's Best of 2013 Award, 12/2/2013 Read Review
I would expect no less than rock solid reliability and well balanced performance from any SVS subwooferâŠthe SB13-Ultra is my personal favoriteâŠthe SB13-Ultra operated and performed flawlesslyâŠ
Audioholics, Review by Joshua Ricci, 7/6/2014. View Award
It is not just the aesthetics. It is not just the power. It is not just the precision and it is not just the level of detail that can be heard in the VLF range. It is all of these things combined that make the SB13 Ultra my Sub Zone Reviewer's Choice. There is simply no better performing subwoofer in its class.
Home Theater Shack, Review by Dale Rasco, 10/27/2012. Read Review.
ââŠthe value it delivers in terms of build quality and performance at this price is, in my opinion, unmatched. In terms of features, it offers more than many subwoofers at twice and even three times the price.â
Canada HiFi, Review by Malcolm Gomes, 9/30/2013. Read Review
âIt plays loud and deep with extremely low distortion. But it also has the ability to deliver finely nuanced bass with textures and dynamic shadings that are quite rare even by today's standardsâŠ It is quite frankly an engineering juggernaut.â
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Review by Jim Clements, 6/5/2013, 2013. Read Review
âThe bass from the quartet of 8in drivers and that weapons-grade hammer of a bass driver is wondrous. Rapid beyond belief, with astonishing grip and literally no overhang at all... But there's more than just an iron grip and lack of bass boominess - this is a whole package of loveliness...the SVS system's midband and effortless, soaring, clean and pure highs were able to entertain as well as unnerve.â
Home Cinema Choice, Review by Adam Rayner. Read Review
âI couldn't believe how low this SVS could go. More importantly, I was struck by how clean and nuanced the bass is at even its lowest levels... It is far and away the deepest and most detailed sub I've had the pleasure of listening to in my home theater.â
Big Picture Big Sound, Review by Greg Robinson, 3/5/2013. Read Review
Clarity Alliance announces SVS/Primare as the âBest Home Cinema Room 2013.â
Best of Show Awards, Sound & Vision - The Bristol Show 2013. View Award
SVS SB13-Ultra - The 1000 watt Sledge Hammer in a compact form
Area DVD, German Review, 10/26/2012. Read Review.
The performance sealed category just got some ferocious competition. I highly recommend it.
Real HT Info, Video Review by Marshall Guthrie, 9/5/2012. Read Review.