SVS Pb-2000 Powered Subwoofer 12" Woofer - (Black Ash)

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12" High Output Woofer:
  • The front-firing 12" high output woofer of the SVS PB-2000 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 12" aluminum cone for enhanced sensitivity and transient response, an upgraded suspension for improved linearity and control, plus a long-excursion rubber surround for durability and long-life.
  • It also incorporates FEA-optimized motor technology for low distortion, heavy-duty 2" voice coil for extreme power handling, and an extended pole piece that improves heat sink and thermal management properties.
STA-500D Sledge Amplifier:
  • The PB-2000 powered subwoofer employs a Sledge STA-500D amplifier with efficient and cool-running Class D topology.
  • The amplifier is conservatively rated at 500 watts RMS and 1000 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-2000 powered subwoofer features a rigid MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinet with screw-in rubber feet and a non-resonant steel mesh grille to resist unwanted distortion caused by vibration.
  • The cabinet utilizes a bass reflex (ported) design with a front-firing 4" high-flow port with inner/outer port flares for smooth bass and high output.
  • The cabinet is elegantly finished in a premium black ash wood-grain vinyl and fits with practically any décor.
Variable Controls:
  • The PB-2000 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.
Volume Control:
  • 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 controlrange 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.
  • Phase Control:
  • 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.
Inputs & Outputs:
  • Comprehensive and flexible connectivity options allow for easy set-up and integration into your home theater or stereo system.
LFE/RCA Inputs:
  • These unbalanced RCA inputs are used for line-level connection 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.
RCA Outputs:
  • 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 80Hz, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter.
Placement Options:
  • If possible, place the subwoofer near the front stage, for best blending with the front and center loudspeaker channels.
Corner Placement:
  • 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.
Dual Subs:
  • To maximize the bass output and impact of your home theater, two PB-2000s 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.
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