Micro Size but Big Bass with SVS’ new 3000 Micro Subwoofer
American subwoofer specialists SVS Sound have announced the 3000 Micro subwoofer with trickle-down innovations from its sibling and reference 16-Ultra sub.
From just a 10-inch cabinet, the 3000 Micro contains two actively powered dual-opposing 8-inch drivers and an 800 watt RMS, 2,500 watt Peak Power Sledge STA-800D2 amplifier with discrete MOSFET output.
Its small size allows for ease of placement, and SVS promises that despite defying the laws of physics, “the 3000 Micro goes where no micro subwoofer has gone before, delivering chest-pounding, room-filling low frequency output for music and movie lovers with accuracy and precision.”
SVS explains that by firing in opposite directions in unison, the mechanical energy transferred to the cabinet is effectively cancelled out. This creates a sonically inert enclosure and solves the curse of micro subwoofers moving around a room. The active dual drivers are connected in parallel to a single power amplifier, with both drivers receiving the exact same amount of current, ensuring precise, accurate bass without distortion.
Convenient control and tuning is available via the SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for Apple, Android and Amazon devices. The SVS subwoofer app is a convenient way to control volume, access multiple DSP functions, program custom presets for one-touch tuning optimised for music, movies, gaming, and more. Uses can also adjust crossover frequencies, a three-band parametric EQ, polarity, room gain and more, all from their seat.
Gary Yacoubian, SVS President, told StereoNET:
For too long, micro subwoofers have been imposters in the category with disappointing output, compromised sound quality, flawed engineering, and other performance issues. In the world of subwoofers, the 3000 Micro is like a magic trick. Its massive output, impressive extension, and pinpoint accuracy from such a small enclosure is unprecedented and further cements SVS' legacy of setting the performance bar with every new product.
The SVS 3000 Micro will be available in Piano Gloss Black or Piano Gloss White finishes from mid-April 2021 and will sell in Australia for $1,499 RRP.
What we think?
Physics suggests that compact and micro-sized subwoofers have always had the odds stacked against them in terms of output due to the smaller amount of cone area. KEF turned this upside-down recently with the KC62, also featuring dual opposing drivers. We're certainly keen to hear SVS' take on this approach with the 3000 Micro subwoofer.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.