SVS Reference Standard 16-Ultra Series Subwoofers

SVS SB16 & PB16 Ultra

SB16 & PB16 Ultra

I thought it was time to feature these awesome SVS products once again! The SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra. These flagship 16-Ultra Series models are the biggest and most powerful SVS subwoofers ever built, and incorporate three new engineering design innovations…

  • Massive All-New 16” Ultra Driver with Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil
  • Stunningly Powerful 1,500 Watts Continuous, 5,000+ Watts Peak Power Sledge Amplifier with Fully Discrete MOSFET Output with Advanced DSP Control using 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering to handle the nearly limitless power
  • Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control and Bass Management Smartphone App for Apple and Android Devices

The SB16-Ultra is the smaller of the two new subwoofers and is a sealed design, while the PB16-Ultra is a ported design with a larger enclosure.

Both models feature a front panel display for control and setup of the subwoofer. These subs also include an IR remote which can be used to adjust nearly every one of the advanced subwoofer control settings with two-way feedback on the front panel display.

SB16-Ultra with grill

SB16-Ultra w/ grill

Spec Source – SVS

Specs  – SB16-Ultra

  • Driver: 16″
  • Amplifier: 1500 watts RMS (5000+ watts peak)
  • Dimensions: 20″ H x 19.5″ x W 20.1″ D
  • Weight: 122 lbs.
  • Frequency Response: 16-460Hz ±3 dB

Specs  – PB16-Ultra

  • Driver: 16″
  • Amplifier: 1,500 watts RMS (5,000+ watts peak)
  • Dimensions: 25” H x 21.7” W x 30.9” D
  • Weight: 174 lbs.

Frequency Response:

  • 15-280 Hz +/- 3 dB (standard mode – all ports open)
  • 13-280 Hz +/- 3 dB (extended mode – 2 ports open)
  • 14-360 Hz +/- 3 dB (sealed mode – all ports sealed)

The 16-Ultra Series is shipping now. Pricing for the new SVS subwoofers is $1,999.99 for the sealed SB16-Ultra and $2,499.99 for the ported PB16-Ultra. Both models are available in a premium black oak or piano gloss black finish and come standard with a protective, non-resonant steel mesh grille.


For more detailed info visit the SVS website.

Source and image credit SVS


  1. Jose Mercado October 8, 2016
    • Milton Clark October 9, 2016

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