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SVS SB13-Ultra

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SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
5 June 2013
  • 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. It plays loud and deep with extremely low distortion. But it also has the ability to deliver finely nuanced bass with textures and dynamic shadings that are quite rare even by today's standards.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

SVS SB-13 Ultra

AVForums
13 March 2013
  • Conclusion: I’ll be blunt about this. As I write this, my unwilling but ever helpful ‘packing partner’ is turning up in an hour or so to help me put the SB-13 back in its box - doing it alone will break you. If there is any way that my tattered finances could stand up to me buying it, I would be doing so and keeping it in place.
  • Pros: Superb low end extension, Seamless integration, Beautifully built
  • Cons: Ugly grille, Controls slightly inaccessible, Not actually compact if you live in Europe
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

SVS SB13-Ultra Compact Home Theater Subwoofer Review

BigPictureBigSound
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). Not surprisingly, all of these devices fall under the "video" umbrella. For some reason, when you ask the average consumer what's more important to them, audio upgrades tend to take a back seat to video.
  • Cons: Great value, but at $1599, this is still an expensive subwoofer, Good luck moving it on your own, Doesn't do laundry
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

Home Theater Reviews
11 February 2013
  • 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. Considering the sub's performance, I'll go so far as to call it a bargain.
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Overall 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
10
Ergonomics 10
10

SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

Sound & Vision Magazine
6 January 2013
  • 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). Over the next 20 years, you’d find me at the theater at least once a week enjoying the latest blockbuster with a few friends and a bucket or two of good popcorn—the stuff that was popped in coconut oil, not the crap they sell today.
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SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Review

Digitaltrends
4 January 2013
  • Pros: Deadly-powerful amplifier, Highly percussive and violently explosive, As musical as subwoofers come, Natural attack and decay, Rock-solid build quality
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SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Review

hometheatershack.com
27 October 2012
  • 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.
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SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Review

CANADA HiFi
30 September 2013
  • Conclusion: If you are in the market for a sub with a budget of $1,600 to $2,500, you would be well advised to give the SB-13 Ultra a try. I would be very surprised if, after experiencing first hand what this sub can do, you decide to return it. I suspect that SVS also know this, which is why they offer a guarantee of satisfaction or your money back, and they pay for the shipping both ways.
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