Girard, OH - September 27, 2012 - SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces its newest, most décor-friendly Ultra series subwoofer yet, the SB13-Ultra. Designed to combine best-in-class audio performance with advanced engineering, refined aesthetics, and easy room integration, the SB13-Ultra delivers the same size-no-object bass output for which SVS's subs are renowned in an elegant cabinet that's a perfect match for any room.
The SB13-Ultra has a number of advanced design elements that set it apart from the competition. Instead of merely adapting the famous 13.5-inch Ultra 13 driver for the SB13's new, more compact sealed enclosure, the engineers radically revised the motor geometry, added a unique, ultra-high-power aluminum voice coil, and developed a custom gap extension plate that increases linear stroke and reduces distortion. Add to that dual linear-roll spiders, a stitched parabolic surround, and the ultra-light but rigid Rohacell composite cone material of the Ultra 13 driver, and the result is an incredibly robust subwoofer with extreme excursion that easily outperforms subwoofers costing twice as much.
To complement these driver refinements, the SB13-Ultra employs an integrated SVS 1000W (3,200 watts peak power) DSP Sledge™ amplifier with sophisticated DSPs perfectly matched to the driver and cabinet, and an equalization curve optimized for enhanced transient response and to complement room gain. Although it's rated to deliver 20Hz to 460Hz (±3dB), in the right room, with the right settings, it can easily reach down to a gun-wrenching 15Hz, without diminishing the nuanced textures and incredible transient response that audiophiles demand. Its room-size compensation control also allows the SB13-Ultra to sonically adapt to any size room, not just the labs of SVS. Power users will appreciate the two-band parametric equalizer (PEQ), yet this advanced feature is easily disabled for users who prefer to rely on the bass management of their favorite preamp or receiver.
"The SB13-Ultra subwoofer brings SVS's lauded Ultra performance to a form factor that's perfect for applications in which aesthetics are just as important as performance," said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president and managing partner. "Its relatively compact design allows us to deliver our best technology into spaces that might not have accommodated our subwoofers before, which makes it a genuinely exciting launch for us. It's time for a whole new audience to fall in love with our incomparable sound."
Is the SB13-Ultra the right subwoofer for your system? Let SVS's online technician, Merlin, help you decide. Merlin matches with your existing speaker system, regardless of brand, to provide SVS's recommendations and customized settings to optimize your new subwoofer's sound to your specific setup. Offered direct to the consumer, all SVS subwoofers include a 45-day in-home trial for worry free evaluation.
The SVS SB13-Ultra will ship September 30 with an MSRP of $1599.
SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.