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AV Rant #743: Interview with Gary Yacoubian from SVS on the 1000 Pro Series Subwoofers

Today we are proud to present our interview with the President and CEO of SVS, Gary Yacoubian. We dive deep into SVS’ brand new 1000 Pro Series subwoofers: https://www.svsound.com/collections/1000-pro-series-subwoofers
We also discuss SVS’ general design philosophy, their focus on customer service, the way they’ve tackled the challenges during the pandemic, and we get the tiniest tease of the next SVS product announcement that will be revealed in just a couple of weeks.

Check out our video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qhk2xldqfwc

Time Stamps:

03:30 – Introducing the new SVS 1000 Pro Series Subwoofers
– https://www.svsound.com/products/sb-1000-pro-subwoofer
– https://www.svsound.com/products/pb-1000-pro-subwoofer

09:03 – Talking about the PB-1000 Pro cabinets and dual ports

10:41 – PB-1000 Pro port tuning options

11:34 – The SB-1000 Pro sealed cabinet and finish options

13:50 – The new 12-inch 1000 Pro Series drivers

16:03 – Stamped baskets?

18:54 – Why design and build new 12″ drivers?

20:54 – Bringing Sledge amplifier and Bluetooth app control from the flagship down to the entry-level

23:34 – Back panel controls and inputs

25:25 – 50 MHz Digital Signal Processing – is it a panacea?

30:45 – Talking about the marriage of objective measurement and subjective listening & tuning in development & design

36:25 – Putting it all together: the performance metrics of the new 1000 Pro Subwoofers

39:38 – SVS’ Customer Bill of Rights and upgrading if you already own an SVS sub
– https://www.svsound.com/pages/bill-of-rights

42:34 – The 13-Ultra Amplifier Upgrade Kit and whether any other models might offer something similar
– https://www.svsound.com/products/svs-13-ultra-amplifier-upgrade-kit

45:41 – Understanding the complete SVS subwoofer lineup from top to bottom
– https://www.svsound.com/collections/subwoofers

48:00 – A very tiny hint of what SVS is working on next (for real, don’t expect any big news here. Just clarification of what it ISN’T)

49:53 – How SVS tackled this previous year and dealt with and overcame the challenges of our global pandemic

54:19 – Final words and farewell

Contact info for Gary Yacoubian:

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/garyyac
– email: GaryY at SVSound dot com

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