Karma-AV debuts wireless SVS Prime speakers and High-Res Audio SoundBase bridge

posted on Thursday, 8th November 2018 by Steve May

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AV distributor Karma-AV has launched the SVS Prime wireless speaker system and SoundBase bridge in the UK. The system connects using Wi-Fi and aptX Bluetooth, but also offers optical digital and line level inputs, for connection to local sources such as a TV or games console. 

Control is via smart device over Wi-Fi through the DTS Play-Fi app, or direct over Wi-Fi with Amazon Alexa voice control. The Play-Fi app provides access to music streaming services (Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Tidal, SiriusXM), Internet radio and local storage, as well as offering multiroom audio across 16 zones.

No smartphone? There are six front panel presets for direct Wi-Fi access to music services and playlists

Prime 2

Prime 4 (1)

Prime 3

SVS Prime wireless speakers feature a 25mm tweeter and 114mm mid-woofer. If you need more bass, there’s also a dedicated subwoofer output. Alternatively, a USB port accepts SVS’s SoundPath Wireless Audio Adaptor for wireless sub connection. The USB port can also be used for charging mobile devices.The system has a claimed power output of 200 Watts (4 x 50W).

The Prime Wireless SoundBase wireless bridge adds high-resolution wireless audio streaming, with enhanced connectivity and smart speaker control to existing loudspeakers and systems. A line level output also allows the Prime Wireless SoundBase to operate as a wireless streaming source for any two-channel or home theatre system. Power output is rated at 300W (150 watts x 2).

The SVS Prime Wireless sound system retails for £699, while the SoundBase is £549.

For more news stories about Karma-AV’s product portfolio and services, visit our resource page here. Or call direct on 01423 358846.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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