Reference SVS Subwoofer Performance Goes In-Wall

Karma-AV has introduced the ultra-discreet SVS 3000 in-wall subwoofer to UK integrators.

Promising reference low-frequency performance on par with traditional cabinet subwoofer designs and primed for retrofit or new construction, the new 3000 in-wall subwoofer system from SVS delivers depth and dynamics, versatility and control for ultra-discreet architectural applications, says Karma AV.

The 3000 in-wall system comprises twin custom designed high-excursion 9in SVS drivers in a sealed aluminium/MDF flush-fitting cabinet, driven by a unique outboard version of the company’s Sledge amplifier platform from its award-winning 3000 Micro subwoofer. Generating 800W RMS, 2,500W peak power, the outboard amplifier combines the high-current output of discrete MOSFETs with Class D efficiency and the processing power of an Analog Devices DSP. 

Equipped with 56-bit filtering, the 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP is described as the most sophisticated available in a home audio subwoofer amplifier. It helps to shape the ideal audio response through powerful DSP controls and pre-sets via the SVS subwoofer DSP smartphone app for Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. Using the app via Bluetooth, installers are able to set and control volume, adjust crossover frequencies, and set the three-band parametric EQ, as well as polarity and room gain, all from the listening position. Bi-directional feedback shows the adjustments in real time on both the app and the amplifier’s front panel interface.                                                                                

For added versatility, the 2U rack mount amplifier design can be configured to output the full 800W to a single subwoofer or to supply 400W each to a dual subwoofer array.

Installation of the 3000 in-wall is described as simple for both retrofit and new construction. A template is provided for the precise cut-out of the mounting hole, and the sealed-box design allows for simple and fast installation using dog-leg clamps. When installation is up against a stud, the enclosure uses screw holes for direct mounting to the stud. An optional pre-construction kit with template is available for new construction.

“The 3000 in-wall subwoofer from SVS has been in development for quite some time because our engineers were never content with anything less than reference performance for this important category,” says Gary Yacoubian, SVS President. “An architectural subwoofer that delivers truly breath-taking output with astonishing depth and accuracy, plus sophisticated tuning and control is a first. No more compromises for clients who want reference quality bass without taking up floorspace. Plus, it’s easy to install in any room and provides unmatched versatility.”

By combining easy installation for both retrofit and pre-construction opportunities, comprehensive control and tuning capabilities, versatile amplifier design, and most importantly, reference low-frequency performance on a par with traditional cabinet subwoofer designs, the SVS 3000 in-wall is a significant advancement in the art of deep and discreet bass for architectural speaker system designers.

The SVS 3000 in-wall commands a typical UK retail inc VAT: single system – £2,199.00; double system – £3,199.00

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