The front-firing 10" high output woofer of the SVS PB-1000 powered subwoofer pumps out deep and powerful bass with low distortion, for smooth and accurate performance on music and movies soundtracks.
The woofer features a lightweight 10" cone for enhanced sensitivity and transient response, a long-throw suspension for high output at low frequencies, plus a rubber surround for durability and long-life.
It also incorporates FEA-optimized motor technology for low distortion, high-power voice coil for excellent thermal management, and vented pole piece for greater cooling.
STA-300D Sledge Amplifier:
The PB-1000 powered subwoofer employs a Sledge STA-300D amplifier with efficient and cool-running Class D topology.
The amplifier is conservatively rated at 300 watts RMS and 720 watts Peak.
This amp features a highly advanced DSP processor offering unmatched control over the subwoofer at all volume levels, for distortion free bass.
Rigid Ported Enclosure:
The SVS PB-1000 powered subwoofer features a rigid and strong cabinet to resist unwanted distortion caused by vibration.
The cabinet utilizes a bass reflex (ported) design with a front-firing 3.5" high-flow port with inner/outer port flares for smooth bass output.
The cabinet is elegantly finished in a premium black ash wood-grain vinyl and fits with practically any décor.
The PB-1000 subwoofer has simple and straightforward control options that make integrating the subwoofer into your listening environment an easy task.
The control knobs are actually digital actuators for precise and noise-free adjustment.
The Volume Control (Min/Max) affects how loud the subwoofer plays. It should be adjusted to match the output level of your loudspeakers.
Low Pass Crossover:
This Low Pass Crossover affects the upper frequency limit of the powered sub. The control range is 50-160 Hz, along with a "LFE" (disabled) setting.
The slope of the low pass crossover is 12 dB/octave. For connection to a home theater receiver, the low pass should be set to "LFE" (disabled).
For stereo receiver, it should be adjusted to blend with the natural roll-off frequency of your loudspeakers.
The Phase Control (0-180°) delays the signal being processed through the amplifier. It should be adjusted to obtain the most coherent and stable soundstage and transition between your loudspeakers and the powered subwoofer.
Low-Level and High-Level Connectivity: Comprehensive and flexible connectivity with low-level or high-level options allow for easy set-up and integration into your home theater or stereo system
These unbalanced RCA inputs are used for line-level connections between your receiver and the powered sub.
For a single mono connection to a home theater receiver, use the R/LFE input. For stereo receivers, use both the L/R inputs.
This connection method is for 2-channel stereo applications where the integrated amplifier or stereo receiver only has high-level (i.e., speaker-level) outputs.
The powered sub's speaker inputs consist of 5-way binding posts that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs (dual or single).
These unbalanced RCA outputs are used in stereo applications to high pass the signal being sent to the loudspeaker amplifier.
The line level outputs feature a fixed 80 Hz 12 dB/octave high pass filter.
If possible, place the subwoofer near the front stage, for best blending with the front and center loudspeaker channels.
Corner placement will accommodate most rooms and will reduce the chances for encountering a null (an acoustic cancellation in the bass response) at the listening position.
If your AV receiver equalizes the subwoofer channel during auto-set-up, corner placement will often provide the best overall performance.
Other Placement Options:
If corner placement sound excessively boomy, then try moving the subwoofer to other available locations along the front stage, listening for the best balance of output and a smooth accurate response.
Always redo the auto-set-up of your AV receiver after moving the subwoofer to a different location to ensure the acoustic distance and calibration level are set correctly.
To maximize the bass output and impact of your home theater, two PB-1000s can be paired; one on either side of your room.
Auto/Standby & On Switch:
If this switch is set to "Auto/Standby", it will automatically turn-on the powered subwoofer in the presence of an audio signal.
If no signal is present for a period of several minutes, the powered subwoofer will enter "Standby" mode, where power consumption will be less than 0.5 watts.
If this switch is set to "On", the amplifier will remain on continuously and will not enter "Standby" mode.
Power Status Light:
The power status light is located on the front-panel of the powered subwoofer in the upper left corner.
The light will illuminate blue when the amplifier is on. The light will illuminate red when the amplifier is in standby mode.
3V-12V Trigger Input:
When in standby mode, the powered sub's trigger input (3.5mm) can be used to automatically turn on the powered subwoofer if a signal is sent to this input from another component in the system (like your AV receiver) that features a trigger output.