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| PC-Ultra Powered Cylinder Ultra Series Sledge AMP
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PC-Ultra Powered Cylinder Ultra Series Sledge AMP
Regardless if you are an expert or newly looking into high-performance audio, we challenge you to find a sub with more performance heritage, with parts half this good, and with a price that's even close... and you are sure to know this SVS keeps the faith with its predecessors and its famous SVS Powered Cylinder and Powered Box brothers. Nothing takes up less floor space or works better than the new PC-Ultra.
Just glance at the third generation Ultra woofer here, and you know why the most discerning audiophile customers go with SVS Ultra subs. While we've long built some of the world's best audio components ... if we have a crown jewel, this is it.
Made by hand in small batches, with incredible attention to quality control, the "Ultra" woofer has few peers, at any price. One recent veteran magazine reviewer called the previous generation PC-Ultra simply the "best subwoofer I have ever tested". Color us, not surprised.
Couple the virtually bullet-proof performance of the completely new Ultra-13 woofer with our new SVS STA-1000D Sledge™ 1000 Watt amplifier designed for our new and exclusive Powered Cylinder subs... and you have accuracy, durability, incredible depth and more flexibility in setup and tuning than nearly anything you can buy anywhere else. Of course the cylinder design that made SVS famous is included, along with true variable tuning, fully modular service-ready design, parametric equalizer, and a tough but attractive fabric that's at home in any home.
In short, for any music or movie audio enthusiast, this is might just be the $3,000 subwoofer to beat (it's just that we only charge $1,599). Don't wait long to get your order in for this SVS. They're always selling like ... well... like SVS's.
Not everyone needs a subwoofer this good, but nearly everyone we speak to simply lusts over the components that pack the SVS PC-Ultra. More proof that people know the best when they see it.
And make no mistake, it doesn't get much better than what's in this subwoofer. Since we look at all manner of products from all sorts of OEMs in our comparative research, we're quite confident in saying you can easily spend twice as much on a subwoofer, with a driver that's not as advanced as this one. The reasons for this are simple, the heart (our Ultra-13" woofer) and the brains (SVS STA-1000D Sledge™ 1000 Watt amplifier ) are the best components we could afford to put in a sub still this affordable..
SVS Ultra-13 High Output Subwoofer Driver
The "driver" (or "woofer") inside our subs is the heart of what has made SVS so famous in the audio world. The entirely new " Ultra-13" (as it's called in-house) seen here is arguably one of the finest you can own, at any price, and it's only in our new PC-Ultra and its "Powered Box " brother, the PB13-Ultra. This truly amazing woofer is built exclusively by us, exclusively for you. Virtually every part was designed by our Ohio based crew with an eye towards the best performance possible. We don't even ask the price till we're happy we've met the demanding standards we know you will demand yourself. Beautiful, bullet-proof, and with high-tech features the most tech savvy audiophile in your home will envy.
For starters, check out the stunning SVS die cast "basket" which holds the rest of our painstakingly researched parts. Also prominent are materials from the aerospace industry such as the front "cone", and superior USA made" voice-coils" deep inside. Many critical parts are invisible, yet vital to long life, not to mention the brutal yet subtle demands your movies and music will place upon this gem. Many features are innovations virtually no other brands will use even if you do spend far more, often thousands more. It's the advantage of buying factory direct -- we spare little expense when it comes to ensuring the core technology runs strong and deep today, and will humble far more expensive products on the market for many years to come.
* Custom SVS exclusive 13.5" (edge to edge) die-cast aluminum frame in SVS metallic blue
* High-temp, flat-wire, 3" US-built aluminum voice coil for optimal power handling
* Costly Polyimide impregnated fiberglass "former", the core of woofer electrical precision
* Nickel-plated 1008 low-carbon steel components
* High-tension chrome plated binding posts keep power flowing
* Copper "Faraday ring" for enhanced frequency response
* Aerospace derived stitched foam-core/glass composite cone (polymethacrylimide)
* High-excursion parabolic SBR synthetic rubber "surround" with integrated gasket for long life
* Vented pole piece with chrome back plate keeps things cool when your sound heats up
* Dual linear 9 inch "spiders" with sewn-in tinsel leads for smooth operation at extreme levels
* Low-distortion, FEA optimized "motor" assembly ensures maximum efficiency
* Dual-stacked, select-grade, textured finish ferrite magnets (Y-35) for permanent beauty inside
Let us know if you have any questions, technical or simple, about our amazing Ultra-13 woofer. It's the heart of every world-class SVS Ultra sub.
Integrated Base Plate with Down-firing Woofer and Floor Mounts
No matter how your rock rolls, or how low your organ goes, the shock waves emanating from that high efficiency woofer propagate out from a fixed platform, our integrated base-plate. Not the floor, and not your ceiling. When you're in the midst of your favorite action movie scene you might wonder if such a stylish, modern looking enclosure can can really move your home theater (without moving around itself). Fortunately for SVS customers, all the drama will be on screen, and all around you in gut pounding, accurate bass. Your subwoofer will serenely be belting it out at all the right moments. Rock solid. Utterly unflappable. Once again, form follows function at SVS.
Want another example of thinking outside the box? How about something simple, like putting our drivers in the preferred downward firing position. Easier said than done in a slender column oriented subwoofer. But doing it this way makes for the most stable enclosure. Its low center of gravity and an inherently well-protected woofer mean years of rock-solid performance. Bass that goes this low, starts there too. Who needs a top-heavy sub? Get an SVS powered cylinder and forget that.
So maybe you have a hard floor and it's time to setup your sub? You won't find hard plastic feet or metal spikes that will vibrate on your SV Subwoofer. Instead the default mounting configuration is a set of compliant disks perfectly suited for wood, vinyl or tile flooring. Because our subs have such a low center of gravity the same setup works just as well on thickly padded and carpeted floors too.
Architectural-Grade. Black Fabric Exterior
Some audio enclosures and grills are made from some pretty cheap materials. At SVS we don't cut corners in an effort to increase profits. We just hand select excellent materials that we'd want (and have) in our own homes. Specially laminated and extra thick 1.5" birch baffles, and costly high-end fabrics. All still brought to you at affordable prices.
"Tri-Power" High Flow Ports
As always, ordinary ports won't do to vent the intense pressures and frequencies of our ported subwoofers. These new PC-Ultra flares are an SVS exclusive, whopping 3.5" inner diameter (ID) and still heavily flared (both inside the sub and the outer flare, too) needed to allow the massive Ultra-13 woofer to belt out music or movie audio and still keep that tiny "footprint" of the Powered Cylinder shape. You can rest assured they are costly, but just because some makers skimp by without them doesn't mean any of your SVS subwoofers ever will.
Precision machined to mount flush with high-density seals, and flanked by enhanced hand laminated black finished Baltic Birch end-caps (a whopping 1.5" thick). You will want to keep peeking under our specially damped 15" black mesh grill just to see them.
If you think these look like highly engineered bass tuning ports... you'd be right, only our new Ultra models come with them. How they work, when coupled with an SVS driver, is something Ultra customer often can't quite believe even when they hear it. Want even deeper bass?? Take just a few seconds and Insert one of the included "port blockers" (one is inserted into a port area photo below) and you have taken your subwoofer nearly 5Hz lower in "tune". Drop it another few Hz by inserting two. Great for those intent on tweaking their sound as they want it in their room.
Resonance Free, Protective Top Port Grill
No driver to damage up top there, but who needs the kids dropping their toy cars into your sub? Specially modified for total resonance damping, these stylish grills are as good looking as they are functional. Did we mention that the special damping features were added because we once detected a hint of harmonics emanating from the grill (on a special test tone)? Yes, someone did sweat the details on the performance of each component in your next sub. We're the largest user of these grills in the entire industry. Some OEMs have people buy their own grills.
We can't figure that out either.
Frequency Response For The Real World
Technical notes: Smoothed, quasi-anechoic frequency response: Measured with high resolution instrumentation via "ground plane" technique, outdoors, at two meters' distance, a minimum of 70 feet from reflective boundaries. 20 and 15Hz, 10 and sealed modes indicated.
15 Hz, 10 Hz, and sealed FRs are deliberately over damped in order to provide a gentle roll-off when measured under quasi-anechoic conditions. This increases available system headroom, and also makes better use of available "room gain" (i.e., the acoustic transfer function of the room) to achieve a flatter in-room response."
In-room extension, with corner placement, will typically yield 3-5Hz greater linear extension than shown. Results will vary based on room size, seat distance from your SVS sub, and subwoofer location in the room. Chart does not depict maximum output of this model and is not directly comparable to other SVS models except for frequency response.
Shipping Weight: 114lbs
Manufactured by: SVS
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 29 June, 2008.
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