Ultra Bookshelf

Reference-grade bookshelf monitor with 2-way crossover, 1" aluminum dome tweeter and 6.5" woofer.

Finish:Piano Gloss Black

499.99 eachwith free shipping

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Quick Specs

  • 1"
  • N/A
  • 6.5”
  • 42 Hz-32 kHz (±3 dB)"
  • 1.7”
    Port Size & #
  • 15" (H) 8.5" (W) 10.9" (D)
  • 19 lb

Introducing the ULTRA BOOKSHELF


Handsomely styled with a swept back profile and striking edge treatments, the Ultra Bookshelf draws design cues from the magnificent flagship Ultra Tower. Available in premium-grade piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finishes, the Ultra bookshelf looks stunning and will complement any upscale décor. Reference-grade bookshelf monitors have always held a warm spot in the heart of any serious audiophile, and the Ultra Bookshelf lives up to that esteemed legacy. This emotionally involving monitor delivers precise imaging, an amazingly coherent and deep soundstage, a wonderfully rich and compelling tonal balance and surprisingly deep and dynamic bass. Sure to thrill serious music aficionados everywhere, the Ultra Bookshelf immediately takes a place amongst the most highly-regarded 2-way monitors on the market.

Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The Ultra Bookshelf cabinet design yields numerous sonic benefits. The non-parallel cabinet panels reduce standing waves within the cabinet, effectively eliminating frequency response coloration. The wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response. Even the grille design is FEA-optimized to maximize acoustic transparency.

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Press Reviews

“Web-direct speaker-maker SVS, long known for outstanding subwoofers, knocked it out of the park on sound and build quality with the high-value, full-range Ultra speaker line.”
The Ultra Speakers receive Sound ;amp Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award, 1/29/2014.
"…the Ultra Bookshelf has no trouble filling a room. For $1,000 a pair it is a very impressive speaker, even when compared to those costing 50% more… Great bass, good depth to music, good soundstage, very nice build quality."
Reference Home Theater, Review by Chris Heinonen, 5/21/2015.

SVS Drivers Extreme Performance and Uncompromised Fidelity

The proprietary SVS drivers utilize the finest materials and design features to ensure the highest sound quality and performance. The Ultra Bookshelf driver array features a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5” woofer.

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter

  • Utilizes an FEA-optimized diffuser which delivers a very open ‘airy’ presentation and extremely unveiled highs
  • Delivers a sound stage so pure and free of artifacts that you'll swear the performers are in the room.

6.5” Woofer

Delivers scintillating midrange detail combined with remarkable bass response:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio which improves sensitivity and maintains pistonic behavior well beyond the pass-band of the driver
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels.
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and improve high frequency response.
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and enhance heat-sinking capacity.

Dual 8” Woofers

  • Long-stroke motor and suspension for low distortion and high output capability
  • Heavy duty voice coil for enhanced power handling and thermal management
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and improve high frequency response

Soundmatch Crossover Intelligently Designed For Your Living Room

The SoundMatch 2-way crossover features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards to ensure pure signal transmission. Careful selection of the crossover frequency and slopes results in a smooth off-axis polar response, outstanding phase coherency and enhanced radiation of total sound power with a generous sweet spot and stable sound stage.

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Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 45 Hz-32 kHz (+/-3 dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts
  • Speaker Specs

    • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
    • Real black oak veneer, piano gloss black, and gloss white finish options
    • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
    • 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing port
    • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
    • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
    • Cabinet Dimensions: 15” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 10.6” (D) (without grille)
    • Overall Dimensions: 15” (H) x 8.5” W x 10.9” (D) (with grille)
    • Shipped Dimensions: 24" (H) x 20" (W) x 14" (D)
    • Weight: 19 pounds
    • Shipped Weight: 42 pounds
  • Driver Specs

      1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:
    • FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
    • Aluminum dome delivers exceptional transient response and exceptional stiffness/mass ratio
      6.5” Woofers:
    • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band.
    • Aluminum shorting rings to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion
    • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
    • Vented voice coil formers to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels
  • Crossover & Cabinet Specs

    • 2-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
    • Crossover frequency and slopes optimized for excellent off-axis polar response, outstanding phase coherency, and total radiated sound power
    • Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2 kHz
      Cabinet Specs
    • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles, wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
    • FEA-optimized bracing reduces cabinet resonances

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