Tower Speakers

Tower Speakers

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Tower speakers, (aka. floorstanding speakers) are typically full-range loudspeakers used as the main left and right speakers in a stereo pair or the front L/R channels in a home theater surround sound system. Although, they can certainly be used in other ways. Unlike satellite or bookshelf speakers, tower speakers are placed directly on the floor without the need for furniture or speaker stands.

Hallmarks a world-class tower speaker include wide dynamic range, accuracy at all frequencies and room-energizing sonic impact. To achieve this, all SVS tower speakers feature high-performance woofers, midrange drivers and tweeters blended seamlessly together with sophisticated SoundMatch crossovers. The result uncompromising sound that extends from airy, unveiled highs and a crystal-clear midrange down to accurate and room-energizing bass you can feel.

SVS manufacturers three different tower speakers, the Prime Tower, Prime Pinnacle and Ultra Tower. All three models embody all the characteristics of a true audiophile speaker - revealing clarity, unerring accuracy, and pinpoint transient speed. Every musical track is rendered faithfully to how the artist intended. SVS floorstanding speakers also unleash stunning low frequency extension and breathtaking dynamics, meaning they can reproduce all the thrills and excitement present in the most demanding action movie soundtracks.

Whether you’re a highly discerning audiophile or an action movie junkie who only plays at reference volume, SVS makes the best tower speakers for a thrilling and immersive experience.

Best Tower Speakers

Prime Tower
Rated 4.75449101796407 out of 5 stars and 167 reviews
Airy, unveiled highs with crisp dynamics and convincing bass, the Prime Tower speaker brings high-end audio to more people than ever. Unique SoundMatch 3.5-Way Crossover is optimized for largest sw...

$ 599.99

each speaker

  • Tweeter | 1"
  • Midrange | 4.5"
  • Woofer | Dual 6.5"
  • Freq. Response | 30 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Dimension | 36.6" (H) 8" (W) 11.6" (D)

$ 599.99 each speaker

Prime Pinnacle
Rated 4.8953488372093 out of 5 stars and 172 reviews
Audiophile refinement with breathtaking bass, clarity, and dynamics, the Prime Pinnacle speaker hits the ultimate sweet spot for immersive music and home theater. A triple ported cabinet design, cu...

$ 899.99

each speaker

  • Tweeter | 1"
  • Midrange | 5.25"
  • Woofer | Triple 6.5"
  • Frequency Response | 29Hz-25 kHz (+/-3 dB)
  • Dimensions | 41.1" (H) X 8" (W) X 13.9" (D) (includes grille, feet and binding posts)

$ 899.99 each speaker

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Ultra Tower
Rated 4.83478260869565 out of 5 stars and 230 reviews
Flagship SVS floorstanding speaker stands toe-to-toe with the finest loudspeakers in the world delivering reference sound for music and home theater. With custom drivers, SoundMatch 3.5-way crossov...

$ 999.99 $ 1,299.99

each speaker

  • Tweeter | 1"
  • Midrange | Dual 6.5"
  • Woofer | Dual 8"
  • Freq. Response | 28 Hz-32 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Dimension | 45.6" (H) 13.8" (W) 16.8" (D)

$ 999.99 $ 1,299.99 each speaker

FAQ

Tower speakers (aka floorstanding speakers) generally have more drivers and a larger cabinet than bookshelf or satellite speakers and thus are able to achieve greater dynamic range, deeper low frequency extension, and louder volumes. They also site directly on the floor and don’t require speaker stands or furniture, making them easy to place in a room. If you’re looking for a full-range speaker solution that doesn’t necessarily require a subwoofer, tower speakers are a great way to go. For information on how to choose between bookshelf and tower speakers, read more here: Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers

Tower speakers are typically full-range loudspeakers used as the main left and right front speakers in a stereo or home theater surround sound system. Compared to soundbars they provide better overall stereo imaging (more on imaging here), as well as greater dynamic output and a broader soundstage because of the additional drivers and cabinet volume. For more information, read more here: 7 Reasons Why Home Theater Surround Sound Offers a Better Experience than a Soundbar.

As the name implies, floorstanding speakers (also referred to as tower speakers) are home theater or HiFi speakers that sit on the floor in front of the listener in a left/right array. In a home theater surround sound system, they often sit on either side of a dedicated center channel speaker making up the front stage. Normally they will be three feet or taller with the tweeter situated at ear level when a listener is sitting down. Most tower speakers require a separate AV receiver or power amplifier to operate. For a comparison of SVS Prime and Ultra Series floorstanding speakers, please visit here: Prime vs. Ultra: Which is Right for Me?

Floor-standing speakers don’t require stands or furniture because as the name implies, they stand directly on the floor. Because of the larger cabinet size, floorstanding speakers (or towers) have multiple drivers and more cabinet volume, allowing them to play louder with greater dynamic range/impact, and deeper low frequency extension. This means you don’t always need to combine towers with a subwoofer for full-range sound as you would with bookshelf or satellite speakers, which don’t produce as much bass. Learn more about Bookshelf and Tower Speakers: Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers

Some other names for tower speakers include: floorstanding speakers, floor standing speakers, speakers tower, speaker towers and tall speakers.

SVS Speaker Design Philosophy

When designing high performance loudspeakers, even the smallest details have acoustic consequences. Our engineers scrutinize every build material, cabinet angle, engineering process and measurement to achieve a level of audio excellence that is unmistakably SVS.

In this two-part “Understanding Speakers” video series, SVS President Gary Yacoubian explores how an idea becomes an SVS speaker in Part One and offers tips for choosing the best tower speakers or any loudspeakers in Part Two.

Other Helpful Resources

SVS Prime and Ultra Series Speakers: A Comparison

Understanding the differences between the two SVS speaker lines.

Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers

Important things to know about sound quality, room set-up, budget and more.

The Art of Speaker Placement

Tips for optimizing speaker placement when setting up a two-channel stereo or surround sound home theater speaker system.

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

Learn about the emerging audio formats and how height effects speakers can elevate your listening experience.

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