Product Comparison: SVS PB16-Ultra vs SVS PB-4000

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General Specifications
About the Product
The SVS PB16 Ultra Subwoofer Gloss Black is the end result of SVS engineers' passion for brilliant bass performance and expert engineering techniques.
The new SVS PB4000 Subwoofer combines impressive power and low frequency extension with unparalleled refinement and musicality in order to provide you with the best possible listening experience regardless of whether you are using it for music.
Key Specs
Power RMS
1500 watts
1200 watts
Driver Diameter
16 in.
13.5 in.
Size & Weight
25 in.
23.4 in.
21.7 in.
20.5 in.
30.9 in.
30 in.
174.5 lbs.
153.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SVS PB16-Ultra Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • Great sound, size and weight.
  • I did not expect that he would look so compact in my room.
SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • This sub is really massive. Nice looking for a large subwoofer. Excellent build quality.
  • Solid and massive construction looking like I have really expensive system.
  • This boofer is too way massive. 153lbs. This thing is might to be setted only ones.
  • With a 172 lbs. shipped weight and a 153 lbs. unpacked weight, moving the PB-4000 around is not an insignificant task for most people.
  • It's really big and heavy subwoofer. Hard to set it up. And this is completely not for small room.
Amplifier Class
Class D
Class D
Min. Frequency Response
13 Hz
16 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
280 Hz
200 Hz
Peak Power
5000 watts
4200 watts
Sound Output Direction
What customers say about "Audio"
SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • This sub delivers the goods! I can hear a lot more depth and quality in the low frequency range. Music is crisp and movies are down right scary!
  • It's the sound I've been looking for for a long time. Highly recommend.
  • Extremely linear response all the way down to 16 Hz.
  • I can strongly recommend this subwoofer for electronic music enthusiasts. Amazing sound on every level.
  • Some kinds of sound mix can’t really be fully reproduced by a small subwoofer. To competently reproduce deep bass with low distortion, a lot of air displacement its needed.
Box Design
Volume control, Bass adjustment
Power switch
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Massive All New 16” Ultra Driver With Unprecedented 8” Edge Wound Voice Coil., Groundbreaking New Subwoofer Control And Bass Management Smartphone App .
High-Excursion SVS Driver, Sledge Amplifier, PB-4000 Smartphone App, Acoustically Inert and Rigidly Braced Ported Box Cabinet Design
What customers say about "Features"
SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • Very accurate, tight bass with excellent transient response throughout a very broad frequency range. Great for both music and movies.
  • The bass is amazing even at low volume. It's accurate and no rolling. The whole house shaking.
  • The first time I felt the base from this beauty an involuntary smile crossed my face. Who knew base could feel this good!
  • Beautifully engineered and extremely well made using double thick MDF construction. It sits on large screw-in rubber feet that provide solid support, whilst the construction is incredibly inert.
  • SVS have trickled down many of the specs and features found on the 16-Ultra Series.
RCA in, RCA LFE input, Trigger, XLR in
Balanced XLR, Trigger, RCA in
RCA out, XLR out
RCA out, Balanced XLR
What customers say about "Connectivity"
SVS PB16-Ultra Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • There are many different outputs for easy connection.
  • All inputs and outputs work perfectly. I highly recommend this sub.
  • I like how fast and easy I can connect this sub and enjoy great sound.
  • The sound exceeds all my expectations. It is very simple to connect directly from the box.
SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Gloss Black
  • The connections are on the rear panel and here you'll find XLR and RCA stereo inputs and outputs with an ultra-wide input voltage for consumer and professional applications.
  • Setup and operation is simple but there's plenty of opportunity for tweaking as well.
  • Easily connect smartphone via bluetooth. Great smartphone remote app.
  • Flexible setup and control. It's plenty of inputs and outputs for perfect connectivity.
  • Beautifully engineered and superbly performing subwoofer that comes highly recommended. Perfect connections.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
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