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An unwavering passion for great bass performance and technical perfection guided every aspect of the SB16-Ultra subwoofer's design. Groundbreaking technology, rigorous design and extreme testing in real world and laboratory environments have enabled SVS to achieve massive output levels, extremely low frequency extension, near perfect frequency response accuracy and precise transient response. The culmination of all SVS design improvements, the SB16-Ultra represents the greatest leap forward in performance and innovation since the subwoofers were introduced.
Any one of these groundbreaking innovations would have been enough to make the 16-Ultra Series a technical tour-de-force, but the combination of 3 firsts in the subwoofer propels the SVS SB16-Ultra to the top of the all-time best audio products.
In designing the largest and most formidable driver ever used in an SVS subwoofer, it was of the utmost importance to meet or exceed the same highest standards of control and accuracy as any other SVS subwoofer manufacturer. A huge advancement that enables the SB16 Ultra to handle the crushing power of a 16-inch driver is the 8-inch edge-wound voice coil, the largest ever used in a consumer subwoofer. This innovation provides ultra-low distortion, efficient heat dissipation, exceptional linearity and virtually no power compression. Larger drivers are inherently more difficult to control, but the unmatched voice coil design provides accurate frequency response and speed in transients without ever sounding boomy.
The driver is driven by four massive, dedicated toroidal ferrite magnets that enable a staggering 78mm peak-peak excursion and the highest levels of motor power and palpable SPLs. The lightweight and rigid 16-inch Ultra driver cone consists of a high-quality fiberglass resin composite with an optimal stiffness-to-mass ratio to maximize the movement of air and sound energy without ever distorting or losing control.
The 64 Amp 200-Volt MOSFETs of the SB16-Ultra Sledge STA-1500D amplifier, which has a conservative rated power of 1,500 watts continuous and a peak power of over 5,000 watts, are the sonic muscle behind what is arguably the most powerful and true-to-life subwoofer amplifier ever developed. Discrete MOSFET output results in superior handling and control of the immense amplifier power and is a significant upgrade over the integrated circuits in almost all other Class D subwoofers.
Effortless power must be used to ensure refined behavior and impeccable output at the most demanding drive levels. To achieve this, the SB16-Ultra subwoofer uses the most advanced 50 Mhz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56bit filtering in the audio industry to handle the nearly unlimited power, unleashing only the perfect amount of low-frequency energy at the right time.
Compatible with Apple® and Android® platforms, the innovative SB16-Ultra smartphone app delivers the full depth, power and nuance of the world's best subwoofer. The groundbreaking SVS subwoofer app controls all DSP functions and easily saves custom presets. It's the easiest way ever to fine-tune bass over 16 Hz at reference volumes from the comfort of your favorite chair.
For added convenience, 2-way feedback shows updates in real time on both the app and the subwoofer interface, and Bluetooth connectivity allows you to make adjustments even when the subwoofer is out of sight. Control is also available via an IR remote and an intuitive front panel display.
Amplifier power 1500W RMS (5000W peak)
Woofer diameter 16"
Frequency range 16-460z ±3 dB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 495 x 508 x 511mm
Weight of the unit is 55.3kg