Conclusion: I got a kick out of reviewing SV Sound's SB13-Ultra. Not only was it the smallest and least expensive subwoofer I've reviewed in some time, it delivered musical, well-articulated, truly satisfying deep bass in my large listening room without bloat, and without artificially pumping up the lowest...
Summary: As expected from an SVS product the SB13-Ultra operated and performed flawlessly during all listening, use and testing, producing high quality bass reproduction and a set of measurements that are text-book for a small high power sealed alignment.
Pros: Excellent subjective and measured performance, Compact size with generous headroom, Top notch fit & finish, Internal DSP provides insane amount of flexibility, FREE Shipping!
Cons: Plethora of internal DSP options may prove overwhelming to some, Multiples may be required for headroom in large spaces
Summary: The SB13-Ultra was designed by Mark Mason who joined SVS in 2011 after a long stint as a Design Team Manager at PSB. Mark has developed several subwoofers and full-range speakers for SVS since making the move. I personally like the design approach he took with the SB13-Ultra.
SVS SB13-Ultra Compact Home Theater Subwoofer Review
5 March 2013
Excerpt: I often hear from friends and family members seeking my advice on a home theater upgrade. In most cases they're looking for a new TV, a new Blu-ray Disc player, or a new streaming device (e.g. Vizio's Co-Star or some flavor of the Roku box).
Cons: Great value, but at $1599, this is still an expensive subwoofer, Good luck moving it on your own, Doesn't do laundry
Conclusion: 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 is a meaningful audio component that's worth every penny of its $1,599 asking price.
Excerpt: Since I was a little kid, I always loved going to the movie theater. I guess it started in 1977 when I watched Star Wars for the first time in Modesto, California (yeah, the place where George Lucas grew up—nice coincidence).
Conclusion: If there is a more perfect subwoofer in production today, we haven’t heard it yet. The SB 13-Ultra’s sealed-cabinet design, robust driver, insanely powerful amp, and rock-solid enclosure combine to deliver the ultimate in bass pleasure.
Pros: Deadly-powerful amplifier, Highly percussive and violently explosive, As musical as subwoofers come, Natural attack and decay, Rock-solid build quality
Cons: Expensive, Slightly large, despite its relatively compact form factor
Excerpt: It has been an incredibly busy time here at HTS. Yes, the fall season is alive and in full motion and what better way to kick it off than to give all of our members a full review of the brand new SVS SB13-Ultra subwoofer. So with that, let's jump in and get this party started.