SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Review
SVS is a well-known and respected brand in the home cinema industry, known for its high-performance subwoofers that offer excellent value for money. The company has a long history of producing high-quality audio products, and their subwoofers have become especially popular among home cinema enthusiasts looking for deep, powerful bass to enhance their movie and music listening experiences.
The SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer is the latest addition to the company’s range of subwoofers, and it represents a departure from the larger, more traditional designs that the company is known for. The 3000 Micro is a compact subwoofer that is designed to take up less space in the room, making it more suitable for installation in living rooms and other small spaces.
Despite its small size, the 3000 Micro is packed with advanced technology and features that allow it to deliver impressive bass performance, making it a great choice for those who want deep, powerful bass without taking up too much space in their homes.
Design and Setup
The SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer boasts a compact design, measuring just 27cm deep and only slightly taller and wider. It is finished in a high-quality lacquer paint job in your choice of piano gloss white or black and is adorned with a modest “SVS” badge. The front grilles are sturdy and feature a concave center to prevent the high excursion drivers from coming into contact with the grilles during loud bass sequences. The bottom panel features removable cone-shaped rubber feet for added stability.
Despite its small size, the SVS 3000 Micro is a true mini subwoofer, equipped with two 8-inch bass drivers placed side by side in a sealed cabinet on both sides, emitting sound in opposite directions to cancel out each other’s vibrations, completely solving the awkward situation of mini ultra-low frequency “jumping” in the room. The 3000 Micro’s energy comes from an 800-watt D-class amplifier module, with a peak output of over 2500 watts, providing a steady stream of current, combined with an Analog Device DSP digital processor, allowing easy access to the low frequency of 24 Hz.
In order to reproduce strong and powerful bass, the 3000 Micro’s 8-inch driver uses a four-layer copper wire wound voice coil to minimize power compression and distortion, and also helps with heat dissipation. It is also equipped with a large magnet to generate a high-density magnetic flux, ensuring precise movement and strong dynamics, with a total stroke of up to 24 mm.
On the back panel, you’ll find the input and control panel for the 3000 Micro. It features unique touch controls for adjusting the crossover, phase, and volume, as well as an LED light bar to provide a visual indication of your adjustments.
There are RCA line-level inputs and outputs, as well as an LFE input for connecting to your home theater receiver. The SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer also includes a 3.5mm trigger input, allowing your receiver to turn the subwoofer on and off when it powers up.
To further enhance customization and control, the SVS 3000 Micro can be connected wirelessly using SVS’s optional SoundPath wireless connection kit. This allows for greater placement flexibility and eliminates the need for cables. Additionally, the SVS Subwoofer app, available for iOS and Android devices, offers a range of features including Movie and Music preset modes, a parametric EQ tool with user slots, and Room Gain Compensation.
When setting up the SVS 3000 Micro, SVS provides several tips on placement to ensure optimal performance. It is recommended to place the subwoofer in a corner or along a wall, as these locations tend to provide the most bass reinforcement.
It is also important to experiment with the phase and crossover settings to find the right balance for your system and listening preferences. With careful placement and setup, the SVS 3000 Micro is sure to provide impressive bass enhancement to any home cinema setup.
The SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer delivers impressive bass extension and output for its compact size. Its dual 8-inch drivers and 800W amplifier allow it to produce deep, powerful bass that can enhance the overall audio experience for movies and music. In terms of performance, the 3000 Micro stands out among other small subwoofers such as the KEF KC62, with its low distortion and smooth response.
One of the standout features of the 3000 Micro is its ability to enhance the home cinema experience. Its deep, powerful bass can add an extra level of immersion to movies, bringing scenes to life and making them feel more dynamic. For example, during action scenes in movies, the 3000 Micro’s bass can provide a sense of weight and impact to explosions and other effects, adding to the overall impact of the scene. Similarly, its ability to accurately reproduce the bass in music tracks can add depth and richness to the overall sound, making it more enjoyable to listen to.
For example, during action sequences in “Seal Team,” the low-frequency explosions and gunfire sound incredibly lifelike, adding tension and intensity to the scene. The 3000 Micro’s smooth response ensures that these effects are delivered with clarity and precision, rather than becoming distorted or muddled.
In the Transformers series, for example, the subwoofer’s energy is able to capture the low-frequency resonance of heavy metal coming into contact with the ground, as well as the metallic friction of hard objects colliding. These subtle sounds add to the immersion of the movie, making it feel as if the action is taking place right in the room.
The SVS 3000 Micro is not just designed for home cinema, it can also provide an excellent listening experience for music. Its impressive bass extension and output allow it to accurately reproduce the low frequencies in a wide range of musical genres, from electronic dance music to classical orchestral works.
The dual 8-inch drivers and 800W amplifier provide a powerful and clean bass response, making it a great addition to any music system. The low distortion and smooth response of the 3000 Micro ensure that the bass is tight and well-defined, enhancing the overall listening experience. In addition, the smartphone app allows for easy customization and EQ adjustments, allowing users to fine-tune the sub to their personal preferences and room acoustics.
In conclusion, the SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer is an impressive addition to any home theater or music-listening setup.
Its compact size and sleek design make it an ideal choice for those who want to add powerful, low-frequency enhancement to their system without taking up too much space. Its dual 8-inch drivers and 800W amplifier provide impressive bass extension and output, with low distortion and smooth response.
The optional wireless connection kit and smartphone app give users the ability to easily customize and control the subwoofer to their preferences. Whether you’re watching movies or listening to music, the SVS 3000 Micro adds an extra layer of depth and immersion to the audio experience. Overall, it is a high-quality and affordable option that delivers on its promise of powerful, dynamic bass.
SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Specs
- Subwoofer Type: Active
- Enclosure Type: Sealed
- Amplifier Power Rating: 800 W RMS/2500 W Peak
- Drivers: 2 x 8″ / 20.3 cm (Side-Firing)
- Ports: None
- Frequency Response: 23 to 240 Hz (±3 dB)
- Amplifier Class: Class-D
- Connectivity: 1 x RCA Input (Audio/LFE)/1 x RCA Output (Audio)/1 x USB-A Input (Wireless)/1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Input (12 V Trigger)
- Input Impedance: RCA: 16 Kilohms
- Phase Adjustment: Yes
- Wireless Connection Protocols: Bluetooth
- AC Input Power: 100 to 120 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 0.5 W (Standby)
- Placement & Mounting Options: Floorstanding
- Floor Contacts: Rubber Feet
- Cabinet Material: MDF
- Grille: Steel Mesh
- Cable Length: Power:6′ / 1.8 m
- Dimensions: 10.9 x 11.7 x 10.7″ / 278 x 297 x 271 mm (with Grille)
- Weight: 22.5 lb / 10.2 kg