One of these groundbreaking innovations would’ve been enough to make the PB16-Ultra an engineering tour-de-force, but the combination of 3 subwoofer firsts propels the SVS PB16-Ultra into the pantheon of all-time great audio products.
When designing the biggest and most formidable driver ever used in an SVS subwoofer, it was of utmost importance to meet or exceed the same supreme standards of control and accuracy as every other subwoofer SVS manufactures. One huge advancement that allows the PB16-Ultra to handle the crushing force of a 16-inch driver is the 8-inch edge wound voice coil, the largest ever deployed in a consumer subwoofer. This innovation ensures ultra-low distortion and pinpoint control at the highest drive levels resulting in incredible output and low frequency extension. By nature, larger drivers are more difficult to control, but the unprecedented voice coil design ensures accuracy in frequency response and speed in transients without ever sounding boomy.
Pushing the driver are four massive, dedicated toroidal ferrite magnets that unleash a staggering 95mm peak to peak excursion and the highest levels of motor force and palpable SPLs. The light and rigid 16-inch Ultra driver cone consists of a premium fiberglass resin composite with optimal stiffness to mass ratio to maximize movement of air and sonic energy without ever distorting or losing control.
Conservatively rated at 1,500 watts continuous, 5,000+ watts peak power, the PB16-Ultra Sledge STA-1500D amplifier’s 64 Amp 200-Volt MOSFETs are the sonic muscle behind arguably the most powerful and highest fidelity subwoofer amplifier ever developed. Discrete MOSFET output unbridles the nearly limitless power in the Sledge amplifier and pushes the 16-inch driver to extreme levels of performance. They also represent an upgrade over the less robust integrated circuit output stages found in nearly all other Class D subwoofer amplifiers.
Effortless power must be harnessed to ensure refined behavior and pristine output at the most demanding drive levels. To achieve this, the PB16-Ultra subwoofer uses the audio industry’s most advanced 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering to handle the nearly limitless power, only unleashing the perfect amount of low frequency energy at just the right time.
Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:
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)
2-meter ground plane away from reflective structures (quasi-anechoic).
Roll-off slope specifically optimized to take maximum advantage of available room gain
Black Oak and Piano Gloss Black finish options
Protective non-resonant steel mesh grille
Front-firing 16" driver
Screw-in rubber feet
Triple 3.5-inch ports
Robust Medium Density Fiberboard(MDF) cabinet construction
Cabinet Dimensions: 25" (H) x 21.7" (W) x 28.3" (D) (without grille)
Cabinet Dimensions (with grille): 25” (H) X 21.7” (W) X 30.9” (D)
SVS 16” Ultra-series driver
Powder-coated cast aluminum basket
Four high-grade ferrite magnets
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-optimized motor structure
Dual shorting rings reduce gap induction and lower distortion
Extended pole piece improves heat sink and thermal management properties
8” diameter, high-power edge wound voice coil
95mm peak to peak Xmech excursion (82mm Xmax)
Sledge STA-1500D DSP amplifier
1,500 watts RMS continuous (5,000+ watts peak dynamic)
Efficient and cool-running Class D topology
High resolution 50Mhz Analog Devices Audio DSP with double precision 56bit filtering is most advanced subwoofer processor available for perfect audio reproduction
Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) ensures the cleanest 1500W output regardless of your home mains supply
XLR and RCA stereo input/output with ultra-wide input voltage for consumer and professional audio applications
Convenient front-mounted display with subwoofer controls and 8 digit LED display
Groundbreaking Subwoofer Control and Bass Management Smartphone App for Apple and Android Devices
IR Remote Control
Three user adjustable parametric EQs
Continuously variable volume/gain control
Continuously variable (0-180 degrees) phase control
Continuously variable (30-200 Hz) 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/octave low pass filter frequency with disable/LFE setting
Main power rocker switch
Auto-On / On / Trigger Controls
3-12V trigger with 1/8” (3.5 mm) TRS mini-jack input
Green standby mode with > 0.5 watts consumption
Input impedance 22kohm (RCA)/ 22kohm (XLR).