SVS aims for big bass from a small sub with its new 3000 Micro

SVS has launched a new dual-driver compact subwoofer designed to deliver big bass without ruining your AV feng shui.

The 3000 Micro, the latest SVS sub to trickle down technology from the brand's flagship 16-Ultra Series, tucks two 8in opposing drivers into a cabinet measuring 278(h) x 297(w) x 271(d)mm.

Power comes from a new 800W-rated (RMS) Sledge STA-800D2 amplifier, the design of which SVS says was informed by the 16-Ultra Series project.

'The task of engineering a subwoofer capable of frequencies you can feel while maintaining effective thermal and energy management in a micro-sized enclosure has always posed a challenge to subwoofer designers,' says SVS. 'The 3000 Micro answers the challenge with a potent combination of advanced dual-driver topology, unprecedented reserves of power amplification, sophisticated DSP control and rigid cabinet construction.'

Available this month priced £900 in piano gloss black and piano gloss white versions, the 3000 Micro also features support for SVS's Bluetooth-based smartphone app (Android, iOS, Amazon), which offers both general control and the ability to set custom presets and run three-band parametric EQ.

On processing duty is a 56-bit Analog Devices DSP engine – the same silicon found across SVS's subwoofer range – which contributes to the 3000 Micro's 'pristine sound quality.' Frequency response is rated at 23Hz-240Hz (+/-3dB).

The 3000 Micro's new 8in woofers are connected in parallel to its Sledge amp, and receive identical current to ensure 'controlled and mirrored operation.' An inverted driver surround (visible if the sub's grilles are removed) aims to improve excursion.

'SVS decided against using a passive radiator in the dual-driver design deployed by many micro subwoofers because of its reputation for bloated, one-note bass,' says the company.

See SVS's website for further info on the 3000 Micro.