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SVS Subwoofer SB-2000

SKU: SB-2000


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


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

The SB-2000, 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 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 SB-2000 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.






Buying online can feel like stepping into the great unknown, and the best place to audition any speaker or subwoofer isn’t in a noisy store; it’s your own home, in the exact listening room where you will enjoy them!

Try the SVS SB-1000 or SB-2000 subwoofers in your home with the confidence that it will sound & look great with 10 day no question returns.

Enjoy a full 10-day in-home audition with any SB-1000 or SB-2000 purchased from us. If you're unhappy for any reason, return it for a refund no questions asked. We ask that the product be in new condition with original box & packing. 


  • This offer applies solely to SVS SB-1000 and SB-2000 Subwoofers bought at retail price with no deposits or partial payments 
  • A return must be completed by the end of the 10 day trial run.
  • A refund only applies if the goods are complete with all parts, accessories, original packaging in new condition.
  • Normal shipping rates apply and this portion of the transaction is non-refundable. The customer is responsible for the cost of return freight and insurance to Rapallo.
  • Most couriers and freight companies only insure the goods they carry up to $1000.00 for lost or damaged items. It is the responsibility of the customer to cover any difference for the replacement of the return product in the likelihood of damage or losses.


    You are assured of unsurpassed quality, value and performance of SVS, regardless of your price range. SVS have carefully designed their products to outperform every product in their price range. We are proud that many of our products outperform competing products two and three times the price.
    After Purchase Support

    We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not satisfied in every way. please contact us for a prompt resolution.
    5 Year Warranty

    SVS offers the industry's most comprehensive warranty on all our products. SVS warrants of all its products to be free from defects in the workmanship for 5 years from date of purchase.
    Pre purchase Advice

    We offer online chat and phone support between 9am – 5pm weekdays, 9am-1pm Saturday and email support 24/7. Simply email us at to find out what solution might be best for you


    frequency response

    **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.


    Spec Comparison

      SB-1000 SB-2000 SB13-Ultra
    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


    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 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.


    pdf Owners Manual

    pdf The Art of Subwoofer Placement

    pdf Quick Start Guide


    "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


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    Customer Reviews (2)

    SVS Subwoofer SB-2000Review by Mark
    Product Rating
    I introduced the SB-2000 to my Home Theater to replace a Velodyne Impact sub and I couldn't be happier with the performance so far. My Home Theater room is a bit limited when it comes to subwoofer placement so we have the SB-2000 located at the back of the room behind the main viewing positions. This really is a serious sub for the money and the only question for me now is when to graduate to a dual SB-2000 set-up! Thanks Rapallo. ;) (Posted on 1/08/2017)
    The SB-2000 set a new bar in the performance/price category that just may be bringing the competition back to the drawing board.Review by audioholics
    Product Rating (Posted on 3/10/2016)

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