Ultra Center

Premium center channel loudspeaker with 3-way crossover, 1" aluminum dome tweeter, 4" vertically-aligned midrange driver and dual 6.5" woofers.

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quick specs

1" tweeter
4" midrange
dual 6.5" woofer
45 Hz-32 kHz (+/-3 dB) Freq. Response
dual 1.7" Port Size & #
8.2" (H) 22" (W) 10.9" (D) Dimension
31 lb Weight

Introducing the
Ultra Center

SVS Ultra Center - The Foundation For High-End Home Theaters

The Ultra Center anchors the front stage and immerses the listener in the cinema experience, effortlessly handling the most complex and dialogue-intensive scenes with stunning realism, room-filling presence and outstanding vocal reproduction and dialogue intelligibility. Available in premium-grade piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finishes and handsomely styled with a swept back profile and striking edge treatments, the Ultra Center will complement any high-end home theater.

Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The Ultra Center 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

  • Sound and Vision logo

    “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 & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award, 1/29/2014. Read Review

  • Home cinema choice logo

    "These speakers do everything well, and the more time I spent with them, the more I appreciated the way they could get the best out of any content in my library… The Ultra’s price/performance ratio is through the roof, and I recommend the line not only to those planning a purchase in this price category, but even to those who were planning to pay more. I don’t say this often, but I’ll say it now: I could live with these."

    The Ultra Center Receives Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks Award. Read Review

  • Sound--Vision-LOGO-17-6-2010

    “Dynamics of a custom theater system, neutrality and ambience of an audiophile system…Certified and Recommended.”

    Sound&Vision, Review by Brent Butterworth, June 2013. Read Review

  • hometheaterreviewcom

    “The level of detail and inflection captured and put forth by the Ultra Series speakers was incredible…Simply put, the whole experience was fantastic. What more can an enthusiast on a budget ask for? I couldn't think of anything…”

    Home Theater Review.com, Review by Andrew Robinson, 3/4/2013. Read Review

  • AudioholicsLogo

    “Dammit, I think SVS may have rigged the awards. Well, that, or they simply consistently make stellar products. Okay, it's the latter.”

    Audioholics, 2013 Consumer Excellence Award, 7/3/2013. View Award

  • widescreenreviewlogo

    “...an exceptional multichannel loudspeaker system that is true to SVS' tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design... the SVS Ultras offer a level of price/performance value that is rare, if non-existent.”

    Widescreen Review Magazine, Review by Gary Reber, March 2013. Read Review

  • digitaltrends-logo 2

    “The SVS Ultra Tower Surround speaker package came as close to earning a perfect 10 as any other speaker system we've heard in its price class...for our money, this is the speaker system to beat this year and possibly for years to come.”

    Digital Trends, Review by Caleb Denison, 4/22/2013. Read Review

  • audioholics

    “...these are beautiful, capable speakers that are also a terrific value...remarkable speakers at a head turning price...their performance stands toe to toe with much more expensive contenders”

    Audioholics, Review by Marshall Guthrie, 4/3/2013. Read Review

  • HomeTheaterForum

    “These speakers, particularly the Tower, can do anything...performed flawlessly.”

    Home Theater Forum, Review by Sam Chandler, 5/22/2013. Read Review

  • Home cinema choice logo

    “The bass from the quartet of 8in drivers and that weapons-grade hammer of a bass driver is wondrous. Rapid beyond belief, with astonishing grip and literally no overhang at all... But there's more than just an iron grip and lack of bass boominess - this is a whole package of loveliness...the SVS system's midband and effortless, soaring, clean and pure highs were able to entertain as well as unnerve.”

    Home Cinema Choice, Review by Adam Rayner. Read Review

  • SoundnVisionBristol

    Clarity Alliance announces SVS/Primare as the “Best Home Cinema Room 2013.”

    Best of Show Awards, Sound & Vision - The Bristol Show 2013. View Award

  • TULogo

    www.tu.no, Review by Håvard Holmedal, 9/14/2013. Read Review


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 Center driver array features a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, a 4" midrange driver, and dual 6.5" woofers. The vertically aligned tweeter and midrange improves horizontal axis polar response, with reduced lobing and comb filtering for a smooth frequency response and excellent dialogue intelligibility at all listening positions.

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.

4" Midrange Driver

  • 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.

6.5" Woofers

Delivers amazing dialogue clarity and detail with powerful and room-filling presence and projection:

  • 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.

SoundMatch Crossover
Intelligently Designed for Your Listening Room

The SoundMatch 3-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 a 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: 20-225 watts.
Speaker Specs
  • Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • Real black oak veneer and piano gloss black finish options.
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts.
  • Dual 1.7" wide-flared rear-firing ports.
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system.
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height).
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 8.2” (H) x 22" (W) x 10.6” (D) (without grille).
  • Overall Dimensions: 8.2” (H) x 22” (W) x 10.9” (D) (with grille).
  • Shipped Dimensions: 14" (H) x 27" (W) x 15" (D)
  • Weight: 31 pounds.
  • Shipped Weight: 35 pounds.
Driver Specs

1" aluminum dome tweeter:

  • Vertically aligned tweeter and midrange improves horizontal axis polar response, with reduced lobing and comb filtering.
  • FEA-optimized diffuser for unveiled presentation.
  • Aluminum dome deliver exceptional transient response and exceptional stiffness/mass ratio.

4" midrange driver:

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

6.5" woofers:

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

Crossover

  • 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards.
  • Midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2.2 kHz.
  • Midrange-to-woofer crossover: 500 Hz.

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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