In today’s updated guide, I will walk you through all the key differences in SVS PB-1000 vs SB-1000 comparison.
As you might have known already, SVS is a popular brand for subwoofers. But which among the 2 participants wins your deal?
We have detailed them all. Here you go!
😉 SVS SB-1000 Quick Review
😏 PB-1000 Quick Review
😎Klipsch R-112SW Review: An Alternative Product
- Clean bass-filled audio output.
- No need of frequent adjustments.
- No sound distortions at high volumes.
- Issues of “intermittent power loss” were reported.
The Klipsch R12SW provides powerful bass with less distortion at an affordable price. This is an attractive option as well.
⚖️Comparison Table For SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000
|SVS SB-1000||SVS PB-1000|
|Peak Power||720 W||720 W|
|RMS Power||300 W||300 W|
|Max Acoustic Output||115 dB||122 dB|
|Driver Size||12 inches||10 inches|
|Weight||34 pounds||60 pounds|
|Dimensions||13.5 x 13 x 14.6 inches||18.9 x 15 x 20 inches|
|Driver Material||Lightweight Treated Fiber Composite cone||Lightweight Treated Fiber Composite cone|
|Frequency Response||24-260 Hz ±3dB||19-270 Hz ±3dB|
|Technology|| ● FEA-optimized motor technology voice coil of more power|
● DSP control
● Green Standby
|● FEA-optimized motor technology voice coil of more power|
● DSP control
● Green Standby
Pro Tip: Subwoofers are space-dependent. You can place the subwoofer in the corner of the room to make it louder [Watch Video]
Keep reading to find out who the winner is!
- 😉 SVS SB-1000 Quick Review
- 😏 PB-1000 Quick Review
- 😎Klipsch R-112SW Review: An Alternative Product
- ⚖️Comparison Table For SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000
- 💇SVS SB1000 Overview
- 🤠PB1000 Overview
- 🧐Factors To Consider During SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000 Comparison
- 🏆Winner Of The Battle
- 💡SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000: FAQs
💇SVS SB1000 Overview
After testing numerous subwoofers for multiple guides, I understood one thing: Subwoofers are always huge.
But then I tested SB-1000. Its compact size simply blew my mind!
The last time this happened was when I sat for a high school math paper. I thought I knew everything until the questions came.
Anyways, back to the review, there are plenty of positives for this SVS sub which I am listing here:
There is a downside though:
When I sat for the test PB-1000 next, there was only one thing going on my mind: This sub is damn expensive. If I didn’t enjoy its output, I will straightaway write bad things about it no matter whatever the customer reviews suggest.
But as it turns out, its sound performance is pretty good. As the manufacturer claimed, this unit does give an immersive cinematic experience and music lovers will have a good time playing it.
Here are the key positive features I came across:
It looks as if SVS made PBs the exact opposite of SBs. The heavy price tag for a large room with minor improvements. Sounds good to you?
Pro Tip: You can add two or more subs to enhance sound quality and deep bass.
🧐Factors To Consider During SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000 Comparison
First things first: SB-1000 is more expensive than PB-1000. So should we go with the expensive “premium” option or the budget choice?
I don’t know what other reviewers will tell you but for me, consider your needs to decide your choice. This breakdown of key differences will help:
Who offers the best sound quality? Well, it depends on why you looked for a sub in the first place.
Now, it can happen that you are looking for a sub that’s good for both music listening and movie theater experience. In that case, you have to choose sides. If you are more of an audiophile, go for SBs or vice versa.
In my quick reviews, I have already given a hint about this. Anyway, here is the takeaway:
📶Accurate Frequency Response
If you have been reading reviews, you may come across this term. But what does it mean?
(Don’t worry, I hate Physics more than you do. So, I won’t bore you with useless jargon)
As a thumb rule, know for sure that the lower the “low-frequency range” of the sub, the better the bass. And you know the rest.
Sealed cabinet subwoofers with a front-facing driver usually offer better frequency response and dynamic output than other competitive subwoofers.
Coming to our comparison test, here are the results:
The PB-1000 is better than the SB-1000 because of its low-frequency response. Meaning more room-filling sound, more excitement when you are into music.
But the low-frequency response isn’t the only thing that affects bass. Put your hands together for “cabinet design”.
Want to know more about SVS Speaker comparison? Here's an insightful reddit thread!
I told you about this earlier, SB-1000 has a sealed design which is better for 2000 cubic feet less space. The PB-1000 has a ported case design which is, you guessed it, more than 2000 cubic feet of space.
🏋️Size And Weight
Size differences are pretty simple to understand. SB-1000 is much smaller than its competitor but due to its compact design, it cannot produce loud volumes.
So choose Sb-1000 if you have to frequently move your sub and PB-1000 if you have a large room and more appetite for exciting action-based sound.
🔊Amplifiers: Things You Need to Consider
Before we dive deep into the results for this factor, let’s clear the basics.
There are 2 types of subwoofers: good and bad. Good subs get a lot of positive ratings and bad subs? Everyone writes shit about them.
There is active or powered subwoofer with a built-in amp and passive subs for which you have to buy an external amp.
Passive subs are lightweight, suited for tight places but it doesn’t produce a punchy sound. The Active or peak power subwoofer produces powerful sounds and it’s more popular.
There is no rocket science here, active subs don’t need any additional component drawing people’s attention.
Coming back to our comparison, both SB-1000 and PB-1000 are active subs. This means both provide powerful audio output to please their users.
Both SVS SB-1000 Pro and PB-1000 Pro come with a Sledge STA 300 D Class-D amplifier delivering 700 watts peak power and 300 watts of RMS (Root Mean Square) continuous power.
So does that mean there is a tie here? Wrong. The PB 1000 has better output than the SB-1000.
🏆Winner Of The Battle
This is my favorite part, but more than what my winner is, what really matters is whether you, my readers, will get the sub for their needs.
We have already discussed which sub wins on different parameters but for an overall winner, I am biased towards PB-1000.
It’s awesome for a home theater experience but of course, you can’t move it frequently, and it can’t soothe an audiophile’s heart.
Here’s the most interesting part. None of the SVS subs are wireless or portable Bluetooth speakers. If you are looking for one, consider our alternative competitive subwoofers: Klipsch.
💡SVS PB-1000 Vs SB-1000: FAQs
How to clean the SVS Subwoofer?
Answer: Follow these guidelines to clean the sub and make it last longer.
Use a “dry microfiber cloth” to scrape the dust off the sub. Moisten the microfiber cloth with a small amount of water. Rub lightly to remove fingerprints and other stains.
Then, as a final step, “wipe,” but instead of constantly rubbing, wipe only once.
How to connect an A/V receiver with the SVS subwoofer
Answer: It’s very easy to connect the A / V receiver to the subwoofer. Use a high-quality “shielded RCA” cable to connect the AVR output to the line-level R or LFE input. Set the low pass filter on the back of the subwoofer to LFE.
Then set the phase regulator to 0 degrees. It also adjusts the gain between 10 am and 12 pm. Press the hard power switch to turn it on. The setup is complete, and the AVR runs successfully.
What is the SVS matching tool?
Answer: The SVS Subwoofer Matching Tool is provided by SVS and will guide you if you don’t know which subwoofer to pair with your speaker set. For example, I was looking for the best subwoofer for the Klipsch shelf speaker K15 Icon, and the SVS recommended SB 1000, PB-1000 Pro, or SB-1000 Pro.
Umar is an Engineering Graduate who has obtained expertise in reviewing electronic audio products. He believes in dealing with indepth clarity when writing reviews and offer nothing but the best analysis on products.