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What are the Best Speakers for Vinyl and Turntables?

Vinyl is back, with a vengeance. Sales have risen 30% over the last 10 years and are at their hig...

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Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers

Our Sound Experts frequently get questions about the differences between and benefits of bookshel...

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What is Stereo Imaging?

A subject of endless debate among audiophiles is the question of, “What is great sound?” At SV...

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The Essential Subwoofer Bass Music Test Tracks and Demo List

Bass. It’s the sonic foundation of mu...

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4 Things to Listen for When Choosing the Best Sounding Speaker

Hearing is subjective, meaning not everyone perceives sound from a speaker the same way. What ...

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How to Make a Wired Subwoofer Wireless

Adding a powered subwoofer is arguably the most noticeable and exciting upgrade you can make t...

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5 Tips For Pairing a Subwoofer with your Soundbar

If you’ve chosen a soundbar for lifestyle reasons or to get better sound than what your TV sp...

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Subwoofer DSP: The Brains Behind the Brawn

Why digital signal processors are so critical to all aspects of powered subwoofer performance.

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9.2.4 Ultra Speaker System Donated to Homewood Science Center

Recently, a Chicago-area SVS dealer, The Little Guys, approached us about helping a local s...

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SVS Subwoofer Featured in NASA Test Program

SVS Subwoofer Simulates Jet Engine for Payload Delivery Project with NASA It’s not often an...

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5 Things to Listen for When Choosing a Home Theater Subwoofer

A subwoofer is a purpose-built speaker designed to exclusively deliver bass, yet it may be the ...

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What are the Best Speakers for Vinyl and Turntables?

Vinyl is back, with a vengeance. Sales have risen 30% over the last 10 years and are at their hig...

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Why Home Theater Surround Sound is Better Than a Soundbar

If sound quality and immersive experiences are the top priorities in your home audio upgrade, ho...

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Getting Started with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D

Immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X® and Auro 3D® are taking home theater audio t...

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Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers

Our Sound Experts frequently get questions about the differences between and benefits of bookshel...

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The Pros and Cons of Big Subwoofer Drivers

Low frequency extension and sound pressure level (SPL) are widely considered the two most i...

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Best Ways to Use Satellite Speakers

What are Satellite Speakers? Satellite speakers typically have the smallest cabinets of any spea...

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Subwoofer Matching and Why Bigger Isn’t Always Best

Adding a subwoofer can be one of the most powerful upgrades you can make to your home theater or ...

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What is a Height Effects Speaker for Home Theater?

Emerging audio formats such as Dolby Atmos®*, DTS:X® and Auro 3D® are taking surround sound to ...

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How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater Experience

Even if you’re not an audio-video expert or connoisseur, your senses allow you to appreciate the ...

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Outlet Store Quality Assurance Gauntlet

On the rare occasion when products are returned because of our 45-Day Risk-Free In-home Trial, o...

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Tips for Setting the Proper Crossover Frequency of a Subwoofer

The crossover frequency of your subwoofer is the frequency at which your speakers start ...

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Center Channel Speaker Placement Tips

While underrated, the center channel is arguably the most important speaker in a surround sound ...

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10 Legendary Audio Demos from Bad Movies

It’s a shared joke in the audio world that some of the best demos in music and movies come from ...

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6 Reasons Why Subwoofers are Important for Music

There’s a lingering sentiment in the audiophile community that subwoofers are only for home the...

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5 of the Best Home Theater Subwoofer Movie Moments

There’s no feeling quite like the deep impactful reverberations of an explosion, fight scene or o...

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Who are the Modern Audiophiles?

Our president, Gary Yacoubian, was recently asked to contribute his thoughts on what it means to ...

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Why High-Quality Speaker Wire and Audio Cables Matter

It’s always been a hotly debated topic in the audio community: How much do cables affect a syst...

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What Defines an Immersive Home Theater System

A great audio system should stimulate your senses to a point where you feel transported to a dark...

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Optimizing Home Audio Speakers for Streaming and Cable

Are you getting the best audio experience from your streaming devices? You will with these optimi...

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How Gaming Benefits from a Home Theater Speaker System

Modern games are created to be immersive experiences. Learn how great home theater setup can make...

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Understanding Subwoofer DSP

Unlock the full power of your Sledge equipped Plus and Ultra subwoofers.

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Tips on Choosing the Best Subwoofer for Your Home Theater

SVS customer service director and sound expert, Ed Mullen, explains what to look for in a subwoof...

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Designing Prime Speakers

A Q&A on the creation and development of our Prime Speakers with SVS Speaker Designer, Smith ...

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Intro to Dolby Atmos Speakers

You’ve heard of this new technology, but what does it mean? More importantly, how can you take a...

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Proper Cleaning and Care of Gloss Speakers and Subwoofers

Improper cleaning can damage your gloss finish! Learn how to safely care for and keep your gear l...

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The Art of Speaker Placement

The right speakers need the right integration! Ed Mullen explains how to setup two channel and mu...

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The Art of Subwoofer Placement

When it comes to bass, a few feet can make a world of difference. Ed Mullen explains how to find ...

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Speaker and Subwoofer Digital Bass Management Tips

Incorrect settings on your receiver can lead to a poor listening experience. We walk you through ...

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Sealed vs. Ported Subwoofers

Our most common question answered in a few simple steps – learn what’s right for your system and ...

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Why Go Dual Subwoofers?

From increased output to balanced sound, going dual can add to your system. Learn why and if it’s...

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4 Things to Listen for When Choosing the Best Sounding Speaker

Hearing is subjective, meaning not everyone perceives sound from a speaker the same way. What ...

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5 Tips For Pairing a Subwoofer with your Soundbar

If you’ve chosen a soundbar for lifestyle reasons or to get better sound than what your TV sp...

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Sealed vs. Ported Subwoofers

Our most common question answered in a few simple steps – learn what’s right for your system and ...

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Why Go Dual Subwoofers?

From increased output to balanced sound, going dual can add to your system. Learn why and if it’s...

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How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater Experience

Even if you’re not an audio-video expert or connoisseur, your senses allow you to appreciate the ...

Read More

Tips for Setting the Proper Crossover Frequency of a Subwoofer

The crossover frequency of your subwoofer is the frequency at which your speakers start ...

Read More

The Art of Speaker Placement

The right speakers need the right integration! Ed Mullen explains how to setup two channel and mu...

Read More

The Art of Subwoofer Placement

When it comes to bass, a few feet can make a world of difference. Ed Mullen explains how to find ...

Read More

9.2.4 Ultra Speaker System Donated to Homewood Science Center

Recently, a Chicago-area SVS dealer, The Little Guys, approached us about helping a local s...

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SVS Subwoofer Featured in NASA Test Program

SVS Subwoofer Simulates Jet Engine for Payload Delivery Project with NASA It’s not often an...

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