SVS PB-1000 Pro Subwoofer User Guide

SVS PB-1000 Pro Subwoofer User Guide

Congratulations on choosing the SVS PB-1000 Pro, one of the most powerful and advanced subwoofers in the world. We know you’re anxious to get it cranking so the following steps will guide you through the quick and easy installation process.

We strongly recommend reading the PB-1000 Pro Owner’s Manual to get the best possible performance out of your new subwoofer. You’ll find useful information about subwoofer placement, connections, DSP functions and more. The full SVS PB 1000 Pro Owner’s Manual can be found here:

Unbox It

If you followed the PB-1000 Pro Subwoofer unboxing instructions properly you will have the following items in front of you. Please confirm all pieces are available before continuing.

  • PB-1000 Pro Subwoofer
  • Removable Grille
  • Detachable Power Cord

Set It Up

The location of your subwoofer in the listening environment can affect its performance. If possible, start with corner placementon the same wall as the front speakers, or anywhere along the front stage in between or outside of your main speakers.

Corner Placement: offers huge impact and reduces thepotential to encounter bass nulls, or ‘dead spots’. If “boominess” occurs, you can try pulling it away from the wall andusing the DSP tuning controls to smooth performance.

Front Placement: In between or to the side of the frontchannel speakers often results in the best blending with themain speakers and center channel and minimizes localization effects.

Side Wall Placement: Side wall placement is less frequentlyused but can be an effective subwoofer location forexcellent accuracy and output.

Hook It Up

For most set-ups, a single RCA subwoofer interconnect cable running from the AV Receiver’s “SUB 1” output to the PB-1000 Pro’s“LFE” line level input is all that’s required to connect the subwoofer into your system. If you run separate Preamplifier and PowerAmplifiers, follow the “Line Level Connection – Stereo Receiver or Preamplifier Left/Right Channels” connection guide below.

Your subwoofer is also equipped with speaker level inputs as an alternate connection method. For all details and setup info,please see the full Owner’s Manual online at:

Line Level Connection – Single LFE Channel

Line Level Connection – Stereo Receiver or Preamplifier Left/Right Channels

Get Control

Your SVS PB-1000 Pro Subwoofer can be controlled from the SVS Mobile App or via the rear panel for maximum flexibility when optimizing performance based on your room layout, speakers, system set-up and more.

Download The App

The SVS App is the easiest and most convenient way to access all of the advanced control features available on your PB-1000 Pro, from the comfort of your favorite seat.

For iOS, Android, & Amazon Devices

On The Subwoofer

The rear panel features an intuitive user interface with controls for adjusting the subwoofer’s primary settings. The blue LED bar shows settings for Volume, Low Pass Frequency, and Phase. Simply press the setting you want to change and then use the “+” and “-” buttons to adjust the settings.

Please note, some DSP settings can only be accessed using the SVS app.

Get Calibrated

For connection to an AV Receiver, set the PB-1000 Pro volume to -10 in the app (on the rear panel, all but the last two lights illuminated). Set the low pass filter to LFE and the phase to 0 degrees, then run auto-set-up on the AV Receiver. Always re-run set-up if you move the subwoofer to another location For connection to a Stereo Receiver or Preamplifier without auto-set-up, adjust the PB-1000 Pro volume to match the output of your main speakers, and adjust the low pass filter to blend the bass between the PB-1000 Pro and your speakers. If needed, consult with our Sound Experts on the best phase setting.

For additional guidance on recommended crossover or low pass filter settings specific to your system, visit our Subwoofer Matching Tool at, or contact our Sound Experts.

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