SV8 Powered Micromain

Exceptional Full-Range Clarity

So Small, SO Much Sound

• Compact, High Fidelity, High Output
• Broad Frequency Range
• Main, Fill, Monitor or Studio

The SV8 delivers remarkable bass performance and outstanding sound quality, in keeping with BASSBOSS tradition. This single 8″ loudspeaker compares to others’ 12″ loudspeakers for response and output, with every effort made to deliver full, rich, smooth sound from a very compact enclosure.

SV8 Powered Micromain

Full-range Good Taste


The SV8 is suitable for use as a studio monitor and is equally at home in a live environment. It provides extremely flat frequency response with a neutral character for critical monitoring duties and it’s capable of remarkably high output, especially for its size. From an enclosure that is just 18″ x 9.5″ x 14″ and a mere 26 pounds, you can cover smaller events with ease.

Hey, don’t take our word for it. The SV8 was very favorably reviewed in Live Sound International, December 2016.

No need to hold back!

BASSBOSS Tops and MicroMains are optimized and protected for safe, high-power operation.

All BASSBOSS loudspeakers are complete systems. Optimized cabinet design, premium quality drivers, power-matched amplification and comprehensive processing ensure that no matter the demand, they keep their cool, keep their character and keep on working.

So don't doubt - turn it up! Great sound feels good.

bb-bigquoteThe overall sonic signature was right on, and the amount of bass delivered when playing music was impressive from such small cabinets.

A local DJ… had a large wedding in a spacious ballroom coming up and needed some of the “big stuff” from us… he was initially dismayed, thinking (the SV8s) weren’t enough to handle the job, but he quickly changed his mind as soon as we fired up the system, telling me “O.K. you win.”  The SV8s easily covered the entire space populated by a few hundred guests, and they sounded great.”

~ Craig Leerman | Live Sound Magazine Review


Hand-Built Cabinets

The SV8 has a large port, positioned clear of the woofer grill, which provides deep response without port compression or air velocity noise at high levels. The high-frequency horn is mounted to its own baffle to eliminate reflections from side-walls and is clear of the grill to ensure uncompromised sound quality.

A pair of SV8s delivers extremely high fidelity sound with the added bonus of high output plus the flexibility to extend their output even further by adding a subwoofer or two. A standard 35mm die-cast zinc pole socket is provided in the bottom of the enclosure so it can be mounted above a sub or on a tripod. For installations, a wall-mount bracket is available.

BASSBOSS cabinets are CNC machined and hand-built in the USA. Constructed from 15mm Baltic Birch plywood, using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives.

Created to stand up to intense use. The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. Drivers are protected by a black powdercoated, perforated steel grill, and the rear-mounted amplifier is protected by a set of integrated handles, which make carrying the boxes a breeze and provide clean, elegant lines to the enclosure.

Prodigious Amplification

The amplifier consists of 2 channels with a total of 700W. The amplifier features extremely high dynamic power capacity, with 85 Volts peak output per channel, along with high damping of >10,000:1 Efficient, PFC power supply and class D output topology.

Exceptional dynamic resolution and detail along with precise control. Low current draw and light weight relative to the output capacity.

All the processing necessary for linear frequency response and phase coherent operation are pre-programmed into the DSP. With the comprehensive processing built in, BASSBOSS loudspeakers provide the ease of plug-and-play operation and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the multiple limiter systems make to system virtually indestructible.

Rugged Drivers

Electrical power is converted into acoustical energy by an 8″ neodymium motor woofer. These premium-quality, drivers feature 2″ copper voice coils, and peak-to-peak excursion capability of up to 16mm.

High-intensity Neodymium magnets are lighter and provide higher efficiency so the result is a lighter and louder cabinet. A copper shorting cap provides for increased high frequency response and reduced distortion and a ventilated voice coil gap improves cooling and reduces thermal compression.

High frequencies are handled by a 1″ throat compression driver featuring a 36mm aluminum voice coil and a Mylar diaphragm mounted to a 90 degree by 60 degree rotatable horn.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning


BASSBOSS speakers can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and includes all necessary high-pass and low-pass filters along with equalization and phase alignment processing to ensure coherent response when deployed with BASSBOSS subwoofers.

The digital processor in the amplifier provides 4 presets, which allow the speaker to be used as a full-range system, as a satellite for a small subwoofer or as a main speaker with a larger subwoofer. Preset 1 has the SV8 in full-range mode, offering frequency response to 40Hz with limiters engaged to prevent overdriving. Preset 2 offers slightly more SPL and response to 60Hz. Preset 3 provides another step up in SPL with the high-pass filter moved to 80Hz. Preset 4 offers the highest peak SPL with the high-pass filter set at 100Hz. Presets 3 and 4 are recommended when the SV8 is used with a subwoofer.

There is no need for any additional EQ in the signal path for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. Sophisticated DSP programming ensures the speakers deliver consistent sound quality no matter the input level.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.


True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based on measurements of continuous performance in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear. 

Read more about BASSBOSS Designer David Lee’s specifications philosophy on ProSoundNetwork.



Evaluating a compact 2-way self-powered loudspeaker

Craig Leerman, Live Sound International

Read Craig’s review in Live Sound International Magazine.

SV8 Powered MicroMain
$1495. each.


Loudspeaker DescriptionWide dispersion compact full-range self-powered loudspeaker with additional
presets for satelite mode operation
Frequency Response (±3 dB)50 – 19,000 Hz (full range)
Maximum Sustained Output112dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space
Nominal Dispersion (°H x °V)90 x 60 (Rotatable)


Amplifier700 W – two channel Powersoft Class D Amplifier
DSPIntegrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, equalization, phase alignment and
Electrical Connectors, AmplifierNeutrik Powercon
Electrical Connector, MainsNEMA5-15 (Edison) standard 3-pin grounded plug
Voltage Operating Range90 – 250V Auto-sensing, auto switching pfc universal supply
Current Draw, Nominal1.6A @ 1/8 power
Signal Input ConnectorXLR-F
Signal Output ConnectorXLR-M pass-through only


Enclosure Type2-way full-range/mid-high. Direct radiating vented LF section, horn-loaded HF section
Transducer, LF1 x 8 in. dia (200 mm) neodymium motor woofers with 2 in. (51mm) copper winding voice
Transducer, HF1.7 in. (44mm) diaphragm compression driver on 1 in. throat 90 x 60 degree constant
directivity horn
Cabinet Construction15 mm Baltic Birch plywood. Equipped with 2 handles. Includes 4 internally braced fly points
and a 35mm pole socket
Suspension Points (Optional)4 x 3/8″ 16tpi, 2 top, front and rear, 2 bottom, front and rear
Dimensions (HxWxD)18″ (45.5cm) x 9.5″ (24cm) front, 7″ (18cm) rear, x 14″ (35.5cm)
Net Weight26 lbs (11.8 kg)
Shipping Weight31 lbs (14 kg)
Exterior Finish, StandardBlack Weatherproof bonded high-pressure polyurethane
Exterior Finish, OptionalWhite Textured Epoxy Paint
GrillPerforated, Powder-coated Steel


Shoulder Eye BoltsFor use when flying cabinets vertically
Side-pull AnchorsFor use when flying cabinets horizontally
Tripod StandsSupports loudspeaker from ground
35mm Pole StandSupports loudspeaker above subwoofer equipped with pole socket
Cover/CarrierHeavy-duty padded nylon transport cover and carrying bag


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