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1,000 Watt DSP Controlled, 13" Ported Subwoofer with Variable Tuning. An SVS-exclusive design, the Ultra-13 driver utilizes the highest quality components, custom-tooled parts, and innovative technologies.

Regular Price: $4,499.00

Special Price $2,599.00

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SVS Subwoofer PB13-ULTRA Black Oak

Five Year Unconditional Warranty

PB13-Ultra - The Ultimate Expression of SVS Performance
Our flagship subwoofer. The pinnacle of SVS technology and our passion for building the most uncompromising high-performance subwoofers on the planet. Physically imposing, powerful and refined, the PB13-Ultra will exceed the expectations of the most discriminating audiophile and hard-core home theater enthusiast.

Exclusive Ultra-13 Driver – Brutal Output and Subtle Nuance
An SVS-exclusive design, the Ultra-13 driver utilizes the highest quality components, custom-tooled parts, and innovative technologies to deliver an unparalleled combination of extreme output, ultra-low distortion, and exceptional linearity.

Ultra 13 Driver

  • Expensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized underhung motor technology for exceptionally low distortion.
  • Multi-layer flat-wound voice coil for ultra-high power handling.
  • Dual linear-roll spiders and stitched parabolic surround for extreme excursion capability.
  • Ultra-light and rigid Rohacell composite cone provides excellent transient response.

 

Sledge Amplification – Intelligent and Sophisticated Power
The Sledge STA-1000D amplifier is a perfect match for the Ultra-13 driver, packing 1,000 watts of power and sophisticated DSP control. Comprehensive and extensive menu options are accessed via an intuitive single-knob interface with LCD display, allowing for easy set-up and integration into any home theater or stereo system.

  • 1000 watts RMS continuous power (3600 watts peak dynamic power).
  • Efficient, cool-running Class D power with 'green' standby mode.
  • Stereo line-level RCA and balanced (XLR) input/output connections for the ultimate in connectivity.
  • DSP control for the ultimate in refined behavior under all operating conditions.
  • Variable tuning with 20Hz, 16Hz, and Sealed settings to match any room.
  • Extensive menu options and digital crossover allows easy integration into any 2-channel system.
  • Intuitive and easy to use single knob controller with bright LCD display.

 

Efficient Performance and Versatile Tuning
'Size matters' in the world of high-performance subwoofers. The large cabinet and deep-tuned ports allow effortless reproduction of the deepest bass notes with stunning authority. The PB13-Ultra offers our trademark variable tuning to accommodate different size rooms and deep extension requirements. Available in real wood veneer black oak or piano-gloss black, and protected by a curved metal grille – the PB13-Ultra will complement the most upscale décors and high-end theaters.

  • Large cabinet provides efficient reproduction of the deepest bass notes.
  • Wide-flared triple 3.5" ports for maximum air-flow with no artifacts.
  • 20 Hz, 16 Hz and Sealed variable tuning accommodates all room sizes and deep extension requirements.
  • Curved metal grille with hidden neo magnet retention gives high-tech appearance.

 

The Ultra Experience – Immersive and Legendary Performance
With an unmatched combination of nuance, subterranean extension, jaw-dropping slam and impact, and unerring accuracy, the legendary PB13-Ultra will positively immerse you in music and movies like never before.

Specifications

Frequency Response/Acoustic Data:

 Frequency Response

**Frequency response graph does not denote maximum output capability.
  • 2-meter ground plane away from reflective structures (quasi-anechoic)
  • 20 Hz Mode:  19-150 Hz +/- 3 dB
  • 16 Hz Mode: 16-150 Hz +/- 3 dB
  • Sealed Mode: 26-150 Hz +/- 3 dB

 

Subwoofer Specs:
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 558mm x 520mm x 685mm | 22" (H) x 20.5" (W) x 27" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 571mm x 520mm x 759mm | 22.5" (H) x 20.5" (W) x 29.9" (D) (includes feet, grille, amplifier)
  • Weight (unboxed): 70.3 kg | 155 pounds
  • Shipped Dimensions: 914mm x 635mm x 1016mm | 36" (H) x 25" (W) x 40" (D)
  • Shipped Weight: 85.2 kg | 188 pounds
  • Rigid and braced Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) cabinetBlack gloss or full veneer black oak finishFront-firing driverFront-firing triple 3.5" high-flow flared portsDense foam port blockers (3) includedVariable 20 Hz, 16 Hz and Sealed tuning modesProtective non-resonant steel mesh grille

 

Driver Specs:
  • 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

 

Amp Specs:
  • 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

Resources

  PB-1000 PB-2000   PB13-Ultra
Model   PB-1000  PB-2000  PB13-Ultra
Amplifier  300 Watts RMS
(720 Peak) 
 500 Watts RMS
(1100 Peak) 
 1000 Watts RMS
(3600 Peak) 
Woofer  10"  12"  13.5"
Port Size/Number Single 3.5" Single 4" Triple 3.5"
Frequency Response  19-270 Hz ±3dB
 17-260 Hz ±3dB
 19-150 Hz ±3dB
Dimensions (mm)  467 x 381 x 467  530 x 439 x 559  558 x 520 x 685
Weight   20.8 kg  37.2 kg  70.3 kg
Warranty  5 yr  5 yr  5 yr


Subwoofer Placement - An informative video from HomeTheatreReview.com

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 bass
A 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 bass
Also 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


Manual Download

The Art of Subwoofer Placement

For more SVS Subwoofer and Speaker Setup FAQ.

 

Reviews

"...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 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

 

 

Sound & Vision Magazine, Review by Daniel Kumin, 10/2008. 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

 

 

Forums

Official SVS Owners/Support Thread. (over 10,000 posts)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/737143/official-svs-owners-support-thread

New SVS SB1000 & PB1000 Subwoofers!! (over 900 post)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439755/new-svs-sb1000-pb1000-subwoofers

Official SVS SB-13 Ultra Thread

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1457355/official-svs-sb-13-ultra-thread

Official SVS Ultra 13 thread (over 10,000 posts)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/889659/official-svs-ultra-13-thread

Ive Got SVS fever

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1475977/ive-got-svs-fever

Dual SVS | Hardwood Floors | Next Door Neighbour

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474088/dual-svs-hardwood-floors-next-door-neighbor

SVS Ultra Speakers Line - New Kids On The Block

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1433584/svs-ultra-speakers-line-new-kids-on-the-block

Review: SVS Ultra Towers(Now with pics!)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1464525/review-svs-ultra-towers-now-with-pics

SVS Ultra Tower Review

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476002/svs-ultra-tower-review

SVS Ultra Series Loudspeakers Aim to Redefine

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1433611/svs-ultra-series-loudspeakers-aim-to-redefine

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