SVS Unleashes Its New 4000 Series of Subwoofers; Nationwide Launch Events Announced
(SVS)(November 28, 2017) SVS is legendary for its incredibly accurate and hard-hitting subwoofers. Last year’s Ultra Series (read review) made massive waves, wowing owners and reviewers alike, which makes the company’s latest subwoofer series announcement doubly exciting.
Tighten your chin straps, folks! SVS is about to drop another subsonic sledgehammer.
The new 4000 Series is comprised of three models priced from $1,499 to $1,999, loaded with tech and features that Ultra Series owners have come to enjoy. Comprised of a sealed (SB-4000), ported (PB-4000), and cylindrical design (PC-4000), the 4000 Series has a model that’s perfect for nearly any room or application.
The technologies SVS has packed into the 4000 Series are drool worthy, headlined by a 13.5-inch driver loaded with a dual ferrite magnet motor assembly that weighs nearly 40-pounds. Its lightweight composite cone and glass fiber dustcap are mated to a long-throw parabolic surround, capable of moving massive amounts of air for detailed and accurate bass punctuated by fast transients.
The driver is powered by a Sledge STA-1200D amplifier (1,200 Watts RMS, 4,000+ Watts peak) that combines the high current output of discrete MOSFETs with Class D efficiency. All three subs also feature a 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56-bit filtering, which SVS claims is “the most sophisticated DSP engine ever used in a home audio subwoofer.” The DSP also carries useful controls that can tune and optimize output. These controls are accessible through the company’s convenient smartphone app (Apple and Android devices), but can also be manipulated via IR remote and a front panel display. The app's intuitive interface can be used to adjust polarity, room gain, phase alignment, and volume, while also granting access to a parametric equalizer with custom settings for music, movies, and user presets.
Also included on all 4000 Series subs is an Active Power Factor Correction (PFC), which serves multiple roles acting as a line conditioner, surge suppressor, and voltage regulator. SVS says the PFC enables each subwoofer to operate as intended on any household circuit, eliminating the effect of power-related stability issues and creating an intra-sub low noise floor devoid of ground loop hums introduced by outside components.
As you’d expect, each of the three 4000 Series subwoofers are capable of digging deep into the realms of sub and infrasonic frequencies. The PC-4000 can output bass as low as 16 Hz in sealed mode, the ported PC-4000 can hit down to 13 Hz in extended mode, while the sealed SB-4000 can reach 19 Hz. Of course, none of those factory specs take room gain into account. Yes, these are serious subsonic beasts.
SVS has arranged for 4000 Series launch events across the United States, beginning with IQ Home Entertainment, today, in Fairfax, VA (6-8 pm). Attendees can experience the 4000 Series in action (along with other company products), hear SVS president Gary Yacoubian discuss the new series, and register to win prize giveaways that include a $2,000 SVS home theater speaker system comprised of five Prime Satellite speakers, two Prime Elevation speakers, an SB-1000 subwoofer, and a Dolby Atmos enabled receiver!
Other events include Electronics Expo (Wayne, NJ) on December 5th, Starpower (Dallas, TX) on December 7, Primetime Audio Video (Rockford, IL) on December 12, World Wide Stereo (Montgomeryville, PA) on December 14, Bjorn's Audio Video (San Antonio, TX) on January 18, and ListenUP (Denver, CO) on January 23. Simply click on the store name to submit your RSVP for the event.
The entire 4000 Series is scheduled to ship in early December 2017 and AV NIRVANA has requested a sample for review. For more information, visit SVS on the web. Pricing and additional information is detailed below.
Pricing, Images, and Select Specifications
SVS SB-4000 Subwoofer: Sealed Cabinet
- Premium Black Ash - $1,499.99, Piano Gloss Black - $1599.99
- Standard non-resonant steel mesh grille
- Frequency Response: 19-310Hz +/-3 dB
- Max Low Frequency Output: 126.8dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m
SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer: Ported Cabinet
- Premium Black Ash - $1,899.99, Piano Gloss Black - $1999.99
- Standard non-resonant steel mesh grille
- Three port tuning modes with individual response curves
- Frequency Response: 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode); 13Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode); 18Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
- Max Low Frequency Output: 134.5dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m
SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer: Ported Cylinder Cabinet
- Piano Gloss Black - $1799.99
- Standard piano gloss back top cap
- 16-inch diameter footprint
- Three port tuning modes
- SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System is standard
- Frequency Response: 17Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (standard mode); 15Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (extended mode); 16Hz to 200Hz +/-3dB (sealed mode)
- Max Low Frequency Output: 133.1dB @ 32Hz 1/8 space 1m