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TechnoDad Reviews the Ultra 5.1.4 Speaker System

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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LA Audio File - Kevin Nakano Reviews the Ultra Tower

LA Audio File - Kevin Nakano Reviews the Ultra Tower

"The SVS Ultra Towers are certainly one of the best sounding speakers we have heard in the sub-$2000 (per pair) category. The ability to reproduce subtle details, provide a wide soundstage with excellent and seamless bass reproduction make this a highly attractive loudspeaker."

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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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TheDroidGuy Honors SVS Ultra Tower as

TheDroidGuy Honors SVS Ultra Tower as "Best High-End" Floorstanding Speaker

"The SVS Ultra Tower floorstanding speakers are considered by many to be the best floorstanding speakers with a three-figure price. They deliver deep and highly accurate bass with best-in-class sensitivity for natural representation of human voice. A great harmonic balance is achieved with the intelligent SVS SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover, which creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage."

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The Master Switch Reviews the Ultra Tower

The Master Switch Reviews the Ultra Tower

Utterly magnificent bass. Fluid and captivating articulation in the mids, with warmth and clarity to voices. Intriguing and captivating design with great stereo imaging. The Ultra Towers are easily among the best floorstanding speakers available.

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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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TharBamar Reviews the Ultra Tower Loudspeaker

TharBamar Reviews the Ultra Tower Loudspeaker

"Bass response is the best I have ever experienced in my system…scale was as big as listening to live concert, very well composed and naturally musical sound, even at 110db of loudness. Tremendous value and performance, SVS Ultra Towers are truly remarkable speakers."

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