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Widescreen Review, Ultra Tower Surround System

Widescreen Review, Ultra Tower Surround System

"While I enjoyed the performance of the Ultra system, I’m having a hard time grappling with how a $3700 loudspeaker system (not including subwoofer) could compete with another recent system with a retail price closer to $30,000. When I say compete, I mean by making it difficult to choose which loudspeakers you’d rather listen to for the next 5 or 10 years if price was no concern. There is an incredible psychological barrier to break down when you know one system is $30k or over while the other system you might consider is less than $4000. I can’t say if the Ultra system is worse, better, or equal-but-different compared to that hypothetical $30,000 system. But whatever the Ultra system is, it is not wildly outclassed by loudspeakers costing a lot more. Hearing the Ultra system really makes you question whether it is necessary to spend more, even if you could."

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HiRes Audio Central Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

HiRes Audio Central Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"Without question the Ultra Center is a monster home theater speaker overall; in fact, it’s one of the most muscular centers I’ve heard…It delivers clean dialogue and vocals, has super-fast dynamics and enough midbass muscle to keep up with a THX-level theater system."

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Marshall Guthrie - Audioholics, Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

Marshall Guthrie - Audioholics, Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"Mid frequencies were clear and natural. A beautiful and capable center channel home theater speaker that is also a terrific value. Their performance stands toe to toe with much more expensive contenders."

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Home Theater Forum - Sam Chandler Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

Home Theater Forum - Sam Chandler Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"The center is more than up to the task at all times, with any drive level. Everything images where it should and its clarity is pristine. Highly Recommended."

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The Ultra Center receives Sound & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award.

The Ultra Center receives Sound & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award.

"Dialogue at every possible level came through with a natural feeling. Voices remained intelligible as I moved off axis and the system handled the multichannel room ambience as well as it did tumultuous dialogue. Made everything a pleasure to hear."
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High Def Digest Reviews the Prime Bookshelf and Prime Center Loudspeakers

High Def Digest Reviews the Prime Bookshelf and Prime Center Loudspeakers

"A marvel of sound design. These loudspeakers uncoil the sound, and reach well above their price point dynamically. Easy recommendations for the aspiring but sensible home theater speaker enthusiast."

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The Missing Remote Reviews Prime Center and Prime Tower 5.0 System

The Missing Remote Reviews Prime Center and Prime Tower 5.0 System

"The Prime Center is clear and crisp, and able to handle everything…it made the biggest performance difference from my usual setup."

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Audioholics - Tarunvir Bains Reviews the Prime Tower and Prime Center Speakers

Audioholics - Tarunvir Bains Reviews the Prime Tower and Prime Center Speakers

"I highly recommend the SVS Prime speakers for anyone looking to break into the first true threshold of fidelity-driven sound reproduction without breaking the bank. It’s reassuring to know you have well-engineered loudspeakers that are built with quality components, from a company with unparalleled customer support and service."

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AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Series Speakers

AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Series Speakers

"… have a surprisingly big sound… flawless in its performance…get a audiophile grade home theater system at a fraction of the cost."

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The Poor Audiophile - SVS Launches Prime Series Speaker Family: An Array of Speakers From Tower to Satellite

The Poor Audiophile - SVS Launches Prime Series Speaker Family: An Array of Speakers From Tower to Satellite

"The Prime Center is a three-way design. I was happy to hear that SVS went with this design choice as it addresses the off-axis issues that are common to the two-way design short-cuts manufacturers sometimes take to keep prices down. At this price point, its refreshing to see that SVS chose to go with a three-way design."

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