Press Reviews

  • TechnoDad Reviews the Ultra 5.1.4 Speaker System

    "Massive impact and presence, it was just glorious hearing this system perform. Very capable of handling anything with clarity and massive impact when called for. The mids and highs were completely transparent and very detailed and the bass was just crazy room-shaking but also so controlled. Really puts you in the middle of the action."
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  • 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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  • Z Reviews - Review of the Ultra Bookshelf

    "The imaging and depth are astonishing even at high volume. Blows my mind. They have the Wow. Absolutely the best speakers I’ve heard. Period."

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  • Reference Home Theater - Chris Heinonen Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    “…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.”
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  • Ultra Bookshelf Receives the Audioholics 2014 Product of the Year Award

    "If you’re looking for a high performance, attractive bookshelf speaker that can truly deliver on that “better than being there” experience for around $1k/pair, then you owe it to yourself to try these out"
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  • Ultra Bookshelf Receives the BestStuff.com 2014 Editors Choice Award

    "Audiophiles take heed: The design, performance, and price make the SVS Ultra Bookshelf the perfect option for the last set of Bookshelf speakers you’ll ever need to purchase."
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  • Audioholics - Gene DellaSala Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "There is so much to like about these speakers and so little to complain about. They offer a very balanced sound, with great dynamic capabilities... the best value in high performance bookshelf speakers!"
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  • Malaysian Webzine Audiofi.net Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "The SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers are well-built, look slick and most importantly, sound great…The fact that they cost just under a grand a pair is quite amazing… A great effort from SVS… recommended."
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  • The Ultra Speakers receive Sound & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award.

    "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."
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  • About.com names SVS Ultra Speakers as the Best Home Theater Speakers of 2013

    “… impeccably engineered, with the neutral, natural sound that serious speaker guys love. It does the delicacy/spaciousness/detail thing beautifully, and also plays loud as all hell… And if you need a sub, SVS makes some of the world's best."
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  • HomeTheaterReview.com - Sean Killebrew Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "The strongest statement I can make about the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers is that, about midway through critical listening, I started scheming for a way to buy them. Yes, they're that good"
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  • Positive Feedback Magazine - Steve Lefkowicz Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "These speakers disappeared and got out of the music's way better than any of the speakers I've tried in my system over the past several years.…the Ultra Bookshelf, on its own, is one of the very few affordably priced smallish stand-mounted speakers I wholeheartedly can recommend."
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  • Home Theater Forum - Sam Chandler Reviews the Ultra 5.0 system

    "These speakers, particularly the Tower, can do anything... performed flawlessly."
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  • Audio|Video Revolution - Andre Mac Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "...the Ultras captured the music's spirit so beautifully I could not help but get lost in the hypnotic beats. Goosebump moments, for sure...the Ultras have a big sound not often found in stand mount designs. Before spending a bunch more, I highly suggest checking out SVS -- you might just find that far more expensive brands offer little, or nothing, more. Highly Recommended."
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  • Widescreen Review Magazine - Gary Reber Reviews the SVS Ultra Series Loudspeakers

    "… 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."
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  • Marshall Guthrie - Audioholics, Reviews the Ultra Speakers

    "...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"
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  • CNET reviews the Ultra Bookshelf Speaker

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  • HomeTheaterReview.com Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf

    "Cutting right to the chase, the Ultra Bookshelf speaker from SVS is a phenomenal achievement and arguably my favorite of the new Ultra series. The build quality is beyond reproach, as is SVS' commitment to its customers. The Ultra Bookshelf's sound is one of incredible musicality, possessing enough of the stuff audiophiles crave, but at a more Everyman price. I even found that, in certain situations, a subwoofer (SVS offers many) may not be necessary, making the Ultra Bookshelf far more versatile than most smaller two-way bookshelf speakers. While it's not perfect nor without competition, the Ultra Bookshelf should be on your must-audition list if you're in the market for a solid pair of affordable bookshelf loudspeakers."
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  • AudioHead Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf Loudspeaker

    "The SVS Ultra Bookshelf …exceeded my overall expectations… It leaves the listener with the sensation that they are sitting in the front row, not the back."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Bookshelf Loudspeaker

    "Performance wise, this dynamo is off the charts, possessing the ability to throw a massive audiophile grade soundstage. It’s a speaker that plays twice its size. I was floored by its evenness of sound, low-end punch, tightness, and clarity. Projects an airy aura and composition of soundstage that is exceptional."
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