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SVS Subwoofer SB-2000


500 Watt DSP Controlled, 12″ Sealed Subwoofer. The New Performance Standard In Compact Subwoofers!



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SVS SB-2000 subwoofer – The New Performance Standard In Compact Subwoofers!

The  SVS SB-2000 subwoofer, this compact package erupts with power. As a 2000 Series subwoofer, it’s part of the recent expansion of the SVS line up. Inspired by the design philosophy behind the Ultra series, it has been rigorously engineered and exhaustively tested. It has earned its SVS stripes by delivering astonishing performance at its price point. With 1100 watts peak power, it detonates waves of slam and impact that put you at the epicenter of the action-movie nirvana. Musically, the optimized pairing of STA-500D Sledge amplifier and all-new driver deliver deep, clean and lightning fast bass. Percussion and bass lines are rendered with subtlety and nuance that expand and deepen the soundstage.


New Sledge Amplifier STA-500D: Precise, Flexible, Powerful 


The Sledge STA-500D is the sonic engine that brings an unprecedented amp technology and sophistication not found anywhere else at this price point. On sheer power alone, it effortlessly punches out 500 watts RMS and 1100 peak watts. Then add its quick, smooth and precise digital signal processing at all drive levels. Plus, flexible connectivity for easy set-up and integration into your home theater or stereo system. Include an energy saving standby mode of under 0.5 watts. And lastly, pair it with a freshly designed, exhaustively tested all-new SVS 2000-Series driver. All told, a never-before-at-this-price sonic package.


SVS SB-2000 subwoofer 12″ High Output Driver


Designed from scratch—and optimized through exhaustive testing until it delivered unprecedented performance we were after—the all new 2000-series driver does us proud. Matched and maximized to its Sledge amplifier, it effortlessly delivers the STA-500D’s precision, dynamic flexibility and raw punch. The result: the all-new driver delivers higher output, improved linearity and lower distortion. Which means loads of clean, precise, deep powerful bass for your movies and music.

  • All-new, exhaustively tested design.
  • Computer FEA-optimized motor for even lower distortion.
  • Heavy-duty voice coil for extreme power handling.
  • Upgraded suspension for improved linearity and control.
  • Lightweight aluminum cone delivers high efficiency.
  • Rubber surround for excellent durability and long-life.


Premium Finishes, Modern Styling, Versatile Placement Options, Easy Room Integration

Taking design cues from its popular Ultra siblings, the  SVS SB-2000 subwoofer has a clean, modern look. Its handsome radius corners, premium black grain finish and metal grille are elegant touches that go with any décor. With modest dimensions under 14.6″ on all sides, and weight of 35 pounds, it is easy to integrate into any living space.

  • Black grain vinyl finish.
  • Stylish and protective curved black metal grille.
  • Dimensions: 371mm (H) x 360mm (W) x 439mm (D) | 14.6″ (H) x 14.2″ (W) x 17.3″(D). (includes feet, grille, amplifier).
  • Weight: 15.9 kg | 35 pounds.






Additional information

Weight 25 kg
Dimensions 100 × 100 × 100 cm

**Frequency response graph does not denote maximum output capability.

2-meter ground plane away from reflective structures (quasi-anechoic).
19-220 Hz +/- 3 dB.
Roll-off slope optimized to take maximum advantage of available room gain.
Expect 4-5 Hz deeper extension in small to mid-size rooms.
FR graph does not denote maximum output capability.

Subwoofer General Specs:

Premium black ash finish.
Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille.
Front-firing 12” driver.
Rear-mounted amplifier.
Screw-in rubber feet.
Robust Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) cabinet construction.
Cabinet Dimensions: 360mm (H) x 360mm (W) x 360mm (D), 14.2″ (H) x 14.2″ (W) x 14.2″(D).
Overall Dimensions: 371mm (H) x 360mm (W) x 439mm (D), 14.6″ (H) x 14.2″ (W) x 17.3″(D). (includes feet, grille, amplifier).
Weight (unboxed): 15.9 kg, 35 pounds.
Shipped Dimensions: 533mm (H) x 559mm (W) x 439mm (D), 21″ (H) x 20″ (W) x 22″(D).
Shipped Weight: 23.1kg, 51 pounds.

Driver Specs:

New SVS 12” 2000-series driver.
Powder-coated cast aluminum basket.
Dual high-grade ferrite magnets.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized motor structure.
Dual shorting rings reduce gap induction and lower distortion.
Extended pole piece improves heat sink and thermal management properties.
2” diameter, high-power voice coil.
Upgraded Nomex spider for improved linearity and driver control at extreme drive levels.
Integrated tinsel leads eliminate tinsel slap and improve reliability.
Lightweight aluminum cone with polypropylene dust cap provides excellent rigidity and pistonic behavior.
Low-creep rubber long-throw surround for excellent durability and longevity.

Amp Specs:

New Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier.
500 watts RMS continuous (1100 watts peak dynamic).
Efficient and cool-running Class D topology.
DSP control for accurate response and refined behavior under all operating conditions.
Green standby mode with
Stereo line-level RCA Input & Output connections.
Input impedance – 47 kΩ (unbalanced line-level RCA).
Continuously variable volume/gain control.
Continuously variable (0-180 degrees) phase control.
Continuously variable (50-160 Hz) 12 dB/octave low pass filter frequency with disable/LFE setting.
Fixed 80 Hz 12 dB/octave high pass filter on line level outputs.
Main power rocker switch.
Auto-On / On toggle switch.
3-12V trigger with 1/8” (3.5 mm) TRS mini-jack input.
RoHS compliant, lead-free construction and world-wide safety certifications.
Detachable 8 foot power cord.

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

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Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.

Spec Comparison   Model SB-1000 SB-2000 SB13-Ultra Amplifier 300 Watts RMS (720 Peak) 500 Watts RMS (1100 Peak) 1000 Watts RMS (3600 Peak) Woofer 12" 12" 13.5" Frequency Response 24-260 Hz +/- 3 dB 19-220 Hz +/- 3 dB 20-460 Hz +/- 3 dB Dimensions (mm) 330 x 330 x 330  360 x 360 x 360 441 x 441 x 441 Weight 12.2kg 15.9 kg  41.7kg Warranty 5 yr 5 yr 5 yr Warranty SVS has a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, which is one of the longest and most comprehensive in the consumer electronics industry. Warranty exclusions include (but are not necessarily limited to) force majeure, acts of nature, AC power surges, and abuse.If you think your SVS might need repair, please contact our staff of Sound Experts to help you troubleshoot and isolate the cause of the problem. If we determine that any parts need to be replaced, this can be done easily by the customer in just a few minutes using normal hand tools. We provide all of the guidance and support needed to make sure the process goes smoothly, so your SVS product is properly repaired. Ported vs Sealed vs Cylinder Subwoofer Placement - An informative video from What’s the differences between ported, sealed and cylinder subwoofers?While the form factor is clearly different, the acoustic performance within each family is virtually identical because they share many of the same components. As such, considerations like aesthetic preference and whichever version will best blend into your décor should steer your decision. Also using the “Merlin” tool, will help you match up your existing speakers to your new sub. Sealed boxes: For deep, precise bassA sealed box is an airtight enclosure housing your subwoofer. A sealed box is best for any music and movies that demands tight, accurate bass that hits you in the chest. Expect flat response (not excessively boomy), deep bass extension, and excellent power handling. Each beat in a tight bass setup plays crisply, accurately, and with no ringing after it hits. The sealed air inside one of these enclosures acts like a shock absorber, smoothly modulating the subwoofer cone's back and forth motion, so all the notes get produced evenly. Sealed subs are generally more compact than ported subs and can often fit easier in some locations. What a sealed sub rarely does is roar, thunder, or boom. Sound quality buffs and purists will look to the sealed box because of its accuracy and flat frequency response. Ported boxes: For forceful bassAlso called vented, or bass reflex, these boxes are larger and more complex to design, but the payoff is usually worth it. Ported boxes use a vent (called a port) to reinforce low bass response. You get more output than you would from a sealed box at any given amplifier wattage. Some people prefer the sound of ported boxes for rap, rock, heavy metal, hard-driving music or action movies with deep bass explosions. Ported boxes can deliver deeper bass than sealed boxes, though they need to be much larger than sealed enclosures to accomplish that so take up more floor space. Downloads  Owners Manual  The Art of Subwoofer Placement  Quick Start Guide Reviews "The SVS SB-2000's one of the tightest, punchiest, most precise-sounding subs I've ever heard.", Review by Brent Butterworth, 2/20/2014. Read Review     "…you've got to love SVS…SVS is offering technology normally reserved for subwoofers two or three times the asking price of 2000 series…their bread and butter is helping the common man realize his (or her) dream of bass that will make your neighbors call the police… offering technology normally reserved for subwoofers two or three times the asking price of 2000 series.", Preview by Tom Andry, 1/7/2014. Read Preview Forums NEW SVS SB-2000 & PB-2000 Subwoofer Thread (over 180 posts) Official SVS Owners/Support Thread. (over 10,000 posts) New SVS SB1000 & PB1000 Subwoofers!! (over 900 post) Official SVS SB-13 Ultra Thread Official SVS Ultra 13 thread (over 10,000 posts) Ive Got SVS fever Dual SVS | Hardwood Floors | Next Door Neighbour SVS Ultra Speakers Line - New Kids On The Block Review: SVS Ultra Towers(Now with pics!) SVS Ultra Tower Review SVS Ultra Series Loudspeakers Aim to Redefine

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