This little guy isn’t so little in sound. I was quite impressed with the output of this SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer. I’d be more inclined to use this in a desk setup with either a pair of PSB AM3s or AM5 bookshelf speakers if you want more amplitude. I actually like this much more than the Dynaudio SUB 9S, which is saying a lot.
As its name suggests, it's a compact subwoofer that promises big performance. When you look at this subwoofer, the last thing that comes to mind is power. Despite its small cube-like shape, the smallest delivers the goods. The first thing most people look at is the dual opposing 8" active drivers, and through some internal construction and enclosure engineering magic, it just sounds fantastic.
This sub can be placed anywhere you have a spare foot of space. Not everyone has the room for a big subwoofer like the PB16 Ultra or the more affordable SB-1000 Pro, but this little guy can go anywhere.
Most subwoofers have knobs or dials on the back for control, but the Micro uses SVS's Bluetooth-enabled app where you can make changes to your EQ, volume, and other adjustments you desire from your phone. This feature is the future of subwoofers going forward. The enclosure benefits from extra thick MDF side baffles and a ridged internal bracing that keeps resonance under control inside the cabinet. This time SVS switches things up and only offers the Micro in Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss. While this won't matter for some, it might be a deal breaker for others. This is one of the main reasons I personally wouldn’t want to have this in the garage - I’d go crazy having to wipe it down all the time.
The 3000 Micro has a big sound in a compact package for those who like their bass tight and composed. The impressive thing for me isn't even really its size. It's the power this little guy carries. With built-in DSP support and a well-respected Sledge 800W RMS 2500+ peak power producing a frequency response of 23hz, it's downright awesome or a 2.1 office setup or garage. For a subwoofer the size of a basketball, that is downright impressive.
The only circumstance I see where the Micro won't be your go-to is if you like your sub to be at a 20hz frequency range most of the time. But, for everyday listening, the Micro does an outstanding job - provided you set it up in your room or garage correctly, of course. Hit up my guys at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need help setting this up.
The Micro blends seamlessly into your environment. It will keep pace with everything that is happening in your favorite music tracks or films. While the Micro can't move as much air as the PB-2000, the fact you can still feel the presence of the Micro is incredible. If you are watching an action movie, this little guy will feel a little flat and thin at higher dB levels, but at the end of the day, the Micro is a terrific value, all things considered. The one thing I want you to remember is that you can run all of these SVS subs wirelessly. All you’ll need is a y-adapter and the wireless audio adapter that comes with a transmitter and receiver.
- Dimensions (including grilles): 10.9” (278mm) H X 11.7” (297mm) W X 10.7” (271mm) D
- Weight: 22.5lbs (10.2kg)
- Packaged Dimensions: 13.9” (353mm) H X 15.4” (390mm) W X 15.4” (390mm) D
- Packaged Weight: 26.7lbs (12.1kg)
- Dual opposing 8-inch active drivers designed acoustically and electrically in parallel
- 800-watt RMS, 2,500-watt peak Sledge STA-800D amplifier with fully discrete MOSFET output
- Rear-mounted internal amplifier with Intelligent Control Interface (ICI)
- High-end Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss White finish options
- Screw-in rubber feet
- Structurally reinforced MDF cabinet construction