Subwoofer - High performance bass from a compact lifestyle subwoofer wasn't possible until now. The 3000 Micro from SVS redefines what's possible from a small enclosure.
OUR VERDICT - Everyone loves a bit of bass but not everyone can live with a large box in the corner of the room so the options for a lifestyle subwoofer were limited. Many chose the B & W PV1 due to its clean bass and discreet form factor but there was no getting away from the fact that it just didn't have the depth of output required for true home cinema enjoyment.
That meant that if you want true home cinema bass you had to upset your room aesthetics with a conventional subwoofer. Many companies have tried to produce subs that give huge output with a small form factor but they never quite hit the spot or were highly priced, that is until now thanks to the SVS 3000 Micro.
Using their highly regarded know how they have managed to make a box that measures less than 300mm ( 12 Inches ) on its longest dimension with dual 200mm ( 8 Inch ) drivers and their tried and tested DSP technology. All of this combined gives a true cinema style subwoofer performance from a tiny enclosure. The performance in SPL and frequency response is similar to that of their highly regarded SB 1000 subwoofer which uses a 12 inch driver.
Thanks to the dual opposed design bass is supremely tight and clean but another benefit is that there is minimal cabinet resonance due to the dual opposed drivers. Not only is the performance exceptional but the 3000 Micro is easy to use thanks to the SVS app which allows you to set all controls from the comfort of your sofa using your tablet or smartphone.
The new Kef KC62 & KC92 subwoofers offer a similar form factor but start at around twice the price of the SVS 3000 Micro.
As bass connoisseur's we can tell you that nothing for this price and size goes as deep, as loud and as precise all at the same time which means that the 3000 Micro can be used for both Hifi & Home Cinema to add an exciting bass foundation without dominating the room. All other subwoofer manufacturers really need to take note of what an SVS subwoofer can do. - Highly Recommended.
Chest-pounding, musical bass with depth, slam, and impact, from a compact 10-inch cabinet. Many micro subwoofers have tried, all have failed. Until now. The miniature yet mighty SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer seamlessly blends into any room and speaker system, energising the space with astonishingly rich, effortless bass that’s all the more impressive given its micro-sized enclosure.
Featuring innovations from the reference SVS 16-Ultra subwoofers married to fully active dual opposing 8-inch drivers, and an 800 watt RMS, 2,500 watt Peak Power Sledge STA-800D2 amplifier with discrete MOSFET output, 3000 Micro delivers performance that obliterates every micro subwoofer that has come before. It also features the powerful SVS subwoofer control smartphone app for advanced tuning and DSP. Finally, a micro subwoofer worthy of the name SVS.
An oversized, vented motor structure is optimised for efficient thermal and mechanical-energy management in a confined space. Massive electromagnetic force produced by the motor, in symphony with the high current driving power of the Sledge amplifier, allows the 3000 Micro to maximise on the output potential of the dual drivers.
Extreme challenges existed for SVS engineers when designing an amplifier capable of powering fully active dual 8-inch drivers at reference levels in a micro-sized cabinet. How to maximise SPLs while maintaining accuracy? How to optimise on the potential of room gain? How to maintain proper cooling while achieving massive SPLs?
SVS met these challenges with an 800 watt RMS, 2,500+ watt peak power Sledge STA-800D2 power amplifier that combines the high-current output of discrete MOSFETs with Class D efficiency and the processing power of an Analog Devices DSP. The 3000 Micro subwoofer’s amplifier effortlessly produces sustained high-current output for the most difficult low frequency playback without clipping or bottoming out. Convincing, high-impact audio experiences without a trace of distortion.
The most convenient way ever to control volume, access multiple DSP functions, and program custom preset tuning profiles optimised for music, movies, gaming, and more. All accessible with a single touch. Adjust crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and more, all from your favourite seat.
Connect via Bluetooth for convenient control even when subwoofer is out of sight.
Saved custom presets for one-touch tuning with optimised settings based on listening preferences for movies, music, and more. All accessible from a single touch.
Variable port tuning modes with customised frequency response curves for “Standard” and “Sealed” allow tuning for maximum output or deep bass extension and transient speed.
3-band parametric EQ controller allows precise adjustments for boost or cut, Q-factor, and frequency down to the single Hz level with so users can customise performance by eliminating peaks, nulls and other room issues.
|Frequency Response||23 - 240 Hz +/- 3dB|
|Bass Driver||Dual 200mm ( 8 Inch )|
|Amplifier Power||800 Watts RMS|
|Amplifier Peak Power||2500 Watts|
|Inputs||Stereo & LFE RCA
12 Volt Trigger
|Power Features||Auto On / Off|
|Dimensions||278 x 297 x 271 MM
( H x W x D )