Press Reviews

  • 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

    "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 "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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  • Outer Audio Reviews the Ultra Tower Surround System

    "The Ultra System is not only loud but detailed and crystal clear…crossover points are smooth resulting in exceptional detail and clarity.. If you want to impress your friends and disturb the neighborhood, then the SVS Ultra Tower Surround Sound System is exactly what you’re looking for. A cinema-quality audio experience."
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  • AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra 7.0 Surround System

    "Every single Ultra Series speaker has the innate ability to step back and let the audio happen. And when played in unison, the experience is seamless. Sounds simply flowed, seemingly detached from specific channels. Notably, balance of dialog was excellent as voices shifted from the center channel to other speakers; changes in voice pitch and depth were undetectable and intelligibility remained excellent. Precision of sound was on full display, quenching my ears with a purity that – at times – didn’t sound real. Perfectly balanced system with absolute purity."
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  • 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

    "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hi Res Audio Central - Ron Goldberg Reviews the Ultra Tower

    "Hats off to the SVS crew for introducing what may turn out to be a classic loudspeaker model, and making it easy to own…the Ultra Towers are among the best values I’ve heard at this price point."
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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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  • TheAbsoluteSound.com - Primer: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

    "When you listen to $100k systems all day, it’s difficult to be really excited about $1k speakers. But let me tell you, these speakers, when listening in nearfield, are some of the best I’ve heard in the budget speaker category."
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  • SoundstageGlobal.com - RMAF 2014: Stereo Speakers

    "The flagship of the Prime line (shown here next to the larger Ultra Tower) is the Prime Tower, which costs $999/pair in matte black or $1199/pair in gloss black. It's a 3.5-way design; the bottom woofer is there only to help out with the low bass. In the demo it sounded incredibly smooth and neutral, especially for a $999/pair tower. Bookshelf models are also available."
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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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  • The Ultra Tower Receives HomeTheaterReview.com's Best of 2013 Award

    "Glossy, gorgeous, and powerful only begin to describe these Internet-direct speakers. With SVS's 45-day in-home trial option, those who are shopping in the $2,000-per-pair market owe it to themselves to give these towers a try."
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