SVS Prime speaker family loves movies, plays music too

posted on Tuesday, 9th June 2015 by Steve May

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The SVS Prime Series of loudspeakers is now shipping into the UK through AV distributor Karma-AV. The second complete family of speakers after the Ultra line from the brand, it comprises Tower, Bookshelf, Centre and Satellite models, and claims to apply “new engineering and form factor changes to achieve flagship performance at mainstream prices.” All models are available in black ash or piano gloss finishes. Products are available from June.

The range-leading Prime Tower boasts a 3.5-way crossover and two isolated 6.5-inch woofers for a deeper bass extension. They retail for £819 a pair in Black Ash; or £969 in piano gloss. The Bookshelf (£399 in Black Ash; £479 gloss) can similarly be used in stereo and multichannel systems. Specified with a stiffened polypropylene cone, a 6.25-inch woofer here is allied to a 1-inch aluminium dome tweeter with an FEA-optimised diffuser. 

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The Prime Centre (pictured above, £289 in Black Ash; £369 gloss) is a dedicated three-way, four-driver design, featuring a 1-inch aluminium dome tweeter, 3.5-inch midrange driver and dual 5.25-inch woofers. SVS’s proprietary SoundMatch three-way crossover is designed to offer a smooth transition between this array. To counter midrange modulation from the woofer, SVS mounts the midrange driver in its own dedicated and sealed chamber.

The Prime Satellite (£219 in Black Ash; £289 gloss), the first designed by the brand, employs a 1-inch aluminium dome tweeter and 4.5-inch polypropylene cone woofer. It’s intended to be partnered with the SVS SB-1000 sub, as either a Prime 2.1 (£589/£679) and 5.1 (£849/ £999) system (pictured top). The satellites are supplied with a wall-bracket. SVS says all Prime speakers have been voiced matched with the brand’s Ultra Series, allowing integrators to mix and match models.

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For more on Karma AV’s product portfolio and services, visit our partner page here.

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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