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Pocket bass from SVS

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Karma-AV has introduced the SVS 3000 Micro, a subwoofer designed to deliver “shockwave bass” from a cabinet that’s smaller than a 30cm cube. Featuring innovations from the reference SVS 16-Ultra subwoofers married to active 8-inch drivers and an 800W amplifier with discrete MOSFET output, the 3000 Micro “delivers a performance that eclipses other micro designs while blending seamlessly with any room and speaker system”. It also features the SVS smartphone app for advanced system tuning.

Fully active dual-opposing 8-inch SVS drivers are connected in parallel to a single Sledge STA-800D2 power amplifier. In this configuration they receive identical amounts of current to ensure precisely controlled and mirrored operation. By firing in unison in opposing directions, the mechanical energy transferred to the cabinet is effectively cancelled, creating a sonically inert enclosure. An inverted driver surround allows for maximum excursion and moves “massive amounts of air from the diminutive enclosure to generate sound pressure levels you can feel at the deepest frequencies”.

SVS’ engineers have applied innovations from the reference SVS 16-Ultra subwoofers to create the Sledge STA-800D2 amplifier, combining the high current output of discrete MOSFET transistors with Class D efficiency. Delivering a quoted 800W RMS and 2,500+W peak power with “vanishingly low distortion”. 

Harnessing the abundant power of the Sledge amplifier is a 50 MHz Analog Devices Audio DSP with 56-bit filtering: the most sophisticated DSP engine available in a home audio subwoofer. It maintains pristine sound quality, which is faithful to the source material, through advanced in-room tuning, optimised frequency response curves and powerful DSP controls. SVS 3000 Micro in piano gloss black or piano gloss white: £899.

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