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Model:
SB16-ULTRA - PIANO GLOSS - 120
SKU:
5708039
Your price for this item is $2,299.99

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SB16 Ultra is worth every penny!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This sub replaced a dual sub setup. I am very happy with my purchase!! Nice, clean powerful bass! Eventually, I will purchase another SB16 Ultra to run a dual sub setup!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Amazing sound, Remote control

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bad Boy!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Make no mistake, SVS Ultra subwoofers are high priced, but they are worth every penny. The performance between movies and music is simply breathtaking. I pay for clean, tight bass and that is exactly what the SB16-Ultra delivers. The fact that you have options to the settings via remote, App or front panel is just crazy. I started with 1 and was so impressed that I ordered a 2nd for a dual setup. If you are in the market for a subwoofer that will amaze you with performance, don't hesitate to look at the SB16-Ultra, you'll be more than satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Bluetooth

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    not for the reruns, its for the entertainment

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    let's set aside how incredible this sounds, Let's not mention how the bass hits you yet the booms are so smooth going in and out of the thump. Not going to bring up how beautiful the piano finish is or have its presence has people asking whaaaaaaa. The only thing that impressed me... Bluetooth connected app to control how this masterpiece can be fine tuned to make the audiophile in me giddy like i was a kid with my first walkman

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Buy Employee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Subwoofer Ever

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So before i got this unit of a subwoofer I had a Rel T9X. Don’t get me wrong it was a beatiful sub but this SVS Sb16-Ultra is game changing. After a long 6 months of contemplating on to buy this mammoth or not I can say it was worth every penny I spent. How low this beauty can go is just jaw dropping and music to my ears literally. I hope SVS sees some of theres reviews and I can just say I 100% stand behimd your products and will be a lifetime customer while my HIFI journey continues:)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Audiophile grade product

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I’ve had a Velodyne FSR 15 and a Sunfire Signature. This one surpasses both of those in not only visceral impact but more importantly, detail. This sub will resolve more of your music and movies then you thought was there. But, it is a gentleman; it will not speak when there is nothing to say. It will not make bad recordings sound good; they will sound as recorded: bad. Good recordings, however will sound amazing. Be prepared to pull out all your favorite music and play it again, for the first time. And movies.... well it will rock your world. In my modest 2200 cubic foot living room, it ripples through the floor with thunderous impact. When ever I demo this thing with an action movie friends and family just laugh at the ridiculous detail and slam this thing delivers. Oh and it’s durable. It will shut off before any damage happens when driven to extremes. I know; I’ve done it. This thing is bulletproof. The SVS support team is just icing on the cake. These guys are just as crazy about audio gear as you are. Just buy it now and beg for forgiveness later.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Iffy app

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Perfect

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It's just...... PERFECT. I bought this to replace a 20 year old JBL s120II. OMG, what a difference. I have a Denon X4200W with Martin Logan Motion 60's for the L & R and a Motion 50 for the center and it REALLY matches well with them. No need to look at the Dynamo 1100 or the 1600 if this option is available. If a demo model at the Magnolia is available..... TAKE IT!!! The SVS app is iffy

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great subwoofer

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Just received this item and it definitely exceeds my expectations. I did buy the isolation feet to elevate the sub off the floor and it makes a huge difference. The SVB app allows you to make easy adjustments to fine tune the base with your other speakers. Salesman "Mike" and the geek squad made the sales experience as easy as possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Subwoofer heaven

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Incredible! SVS SB-16 great for bass in action movies and music.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Bluetooth

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing bass for music or movies. Excellent quality components and cabinet. The phone app works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Movie theater

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    best speaker

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best subwoofer on the market by far, Wow you really hear all of the low bass sounds that you wouldn't hear, nearly with just basic speaker set up, It's like you're sitting inside movie theater

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SVS SB16 ultra

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    One of the best subs out there hands down! Even when compared with 2 to 3 times more expensive subs, this thing is a beast. Got the second one installed and now i have perfectly balanced bass! Make sure you place it in a right spot for best outcome.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Low frequency, Power cord

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Low frequency is not deep enough. I suggest PB16 for movies, which is too big for my room. No EQ on this sub, a good receiver with calibration function is needed for best result. Power cord is too short for this size of sub, need to move my surge protector. Anyway, for $2000, this sub will not disappoint you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sealed subwoofer for the price

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Solidly built subwoofer especially the piano black very deep acurate bass supplemented by the easy use of the smart app

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Amazing sound

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Never underestimate the capability of dual 16", 1500 watt subwoofers. Once you get these dialed in and some play time to break them in they are amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sub!

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This subwoofer delivers outstanding bass for movies and music! I am extremely happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very tight and controlled!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought the SVS SB16 to fill up my family room which has 18 ft. Ceilings and open to the kitchen...over 6000 cuft. This sub is wonderful at high or low volumes and impresses me with music and movies! The app is icing on the cake. Totally pleased with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Svs sealed 16

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This sub rocks. Purchased two of them to replace a single 18" I've had for 20 years. Plenty of power and tight response of sub frequencies. Love them. Heavy and built well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Unbeleivable sound. Rattles the room with deep, clean bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice subwoofer

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lots of controls with this subwoofer. I sure that I don’t have it setup perfect. This is a great addition to my home theater. It seems to make my old speakers come to life

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Svs subwoofer

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love the svs subwoofer it is awesome when I hooked it up I could tell the difference in sound I would recommend it to anyone

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • AVForumsRating, 4.5 out of 5July 24, 2017

    SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer ReviewSVS's new SB16-Ultra combines a 16-inch driver and sealed box design with three key innovations to deliver their best performing subwoofer to date.

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  • techhive.comRating, 4.5 out of 5Theo Nicolakis on January 17, 2017

    SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer review: This astonishing sub will rock your house—and your neighbor's, tooHigh-tech features and a supremely powerful amplifier team up to produce some of the deepest, cleanest bass you'll experience outside of an IMAX theater.

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  • soundandvision.comDavid Vaughn on January 9, 2017

    SVS PB16-Ultra and SB16-Ultra Subwoofers ReviewPB16-Ultra Subwoofer Performance Features Build Quality

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  • AudioholicsJames Larson on June 5, 2017

    SVS SB16-Ultra Sealed Subwoofer ReviewAfter the positive impression that SVS's PB16-Ultra left with us in our review late last year, it wasn't long afterward when we inquired about the possibility of reviewing its sealed counterpart, the SB16-Ultra. The PB16-Ultra had set the bar very

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  • Home Theater ReviewRating, 5 out of 5Brent Butterworth on January 16, 2017

    SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer ReviewedWith the new 16-Ultra Series, SVS has introduced its most powerful subwoofers to date. Brent Butterworth tests the new SB16-Ultra, a sealed-box design with a 16-inch woofer and a 1,500-watt Class D amplifier.

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  • Soundstage Access (GoodSound.com)Roger Kanno on July 1, 2017

    SVS SB16-Ultra SubwooferThe SVS SB16-Ultra is a fantastic subwoofer that offers exceptional performance for $1999.99, but it faces strong competition from other great subs, such as the aforementioned JL Audio and models from GoldenEar, Paradigm, Hsu Research, and Outlaw

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