Prime Bookshelf - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1139

Prime Bookshelf - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1139

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Prime Bookshelf - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1139
Prime Bookshelf - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1139

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Prime Bookshelf

AVForums - Best Buy Award
Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended Award
AVSForum - Recommended 2017 Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
SoundStage! Network - Reviewers' Choice Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

Product Overview

The Prime Bookshelf speakers are sonic overachievers on all levels. Stunningly dynamic, pinpoint accurate and utterly transparent, they deftly serve as reference monitor loudspeakers in a two-channel system, or as high performance front, center, or side/rear surround speakers in a multi-channel home theater.

Borrowing engineering and design cues from the acclaimed Ultra Series and embodying all the traits of a truly high-end speaker, the Prime Bookshelf speakers convey accurate spatial imaging, throw an expansive soundstage and deliver uncompromising fidelity throughout the frequency spectrum. The effortless low frequency extension, commanding but detailed midrange and airy, unveiled highs far exceed expectations of other speakers in its class. Even the cabinet geometry and internal bracing are optimized for uncompromised audio playback and complemented by stunning piano gloss and black ash finishes.

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 48 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts.

Speaker Specs:

  • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options
  • Single set of 5-way binding posts
  • 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing port
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 13.2" (H) X 8" (W) X 9.7" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 13.3" (H) X 8" (W) X 10.3" (D) (includes grille and bumper feet)
  • Shipped Dimensions-2 Pack: 17.6" (H) X 22.4" (W) X 14.4” (D)
  • Weight: 15.5 pounds
  • Shipped Weight-2 Pack: 34.7 pounds

Driver Specs:

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:

  • FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
  • Aluminum dome for exceptional transient response

6.5” Woofers:

  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
  • Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behavior
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response
  • Cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer
  • Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:

Crossover:

  • 2-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
  • Crossover network delivers outstanding phase coherency and time domain behavior
  • Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2.3 kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)

Cabinet:

  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles minimize diffraction
  • FEA-optimized cabinet and bracing eliminates resonances
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
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Standing out among the crowd of bookshelf speakers is no easy task, yet the Prime Bookshelf defies convention to outperform reference monitors costing twice as much or more. Every aspect of the Prime Bookshelf speaker was designed for sonic excellence. From the premium grade driver and sophisticated SoundMatch crossover to the extra-thick baffle, internal bracing, and FEA optimized tweeter diffuser, the Prime Bookshelf speaker’s design and engineering credentials put it in the realm of much costlier, and much larger speakers.

Prime Driver & Tweeter Design

Thoughtfully designed for acoustic excellence, the Prime Bookshelf speaker’s 6.5-inch woofer is mounted in its own dedicated and completely sealed compartment to ensure smooth, precise and clear midrange and bass output that’s free from coloration. The cone material is extremely light and rigid and maintains a flat frequency response with excellent handling across the foundational mid-range frequencies. Low frequency extension is shockingly deep and effortless considering the cabinet size and the Prime Bookshelf speaker can hit reference volume with amazing clarity, no distortion and headroom to spare.

The Prime Bookshelf speaker’s 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter is light, efficient, and rigid, and plays crystal clear at high volumes. The clarity offers a sense of utter transparency, while offering an ‘airy’ presentation and incredibly unveiled highs so female vocals and dialogue and high pitched sound effects and musical content always sound crisp, smooth and natural.

Innovative SoundMatch Crossover Design

Since premium drivers require an equally capable crossover, no expense was spared with the innovative SVS SoundMatch 2-way crossover. Its tapered array is designed to minimize the potential for beaming. This creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, with accurate frequency response at all listening positions in the room. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures pinpoint accuracy of highs, mids, and lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.

Performance Driven Cabinet Design and Geometry

Tapered edges on the Prime Bookshelf speaker’s front baffle, known as chamfers, minimize edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. The cabinet’s presence offers a modern industrial feel with acoustic enhancements like shorting rings and a tweeter diffuser which add performance-driven style. All advancements are packed into a compact but attractive cabinet, that’s easily mountable anywhere, and available in stunning piano gloss black or premium black ash finish.

AVForums - Best Buy Award
Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended Award
AVSForum - Recommended 2017 Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
SoundStage! Network - Reviewers' Choice Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

User Reviews

Wes B. Reviews the Prime Bookshelf Surround System

"Detailed and revealing of the source material. The system punches well over their price class. Very pleased upgrading to Prime speakers from bookshelf model...

Kyle S. Reviews the Prime Bookshelf

"I did not think a bookshelf of this size could play so loud, and not have audible distortion. I would by them again."- Kyle S.

Press Reviews

High Def Digest Reviews the Prime Bookshelf and Prime Center Loudspeakers

"A marvel of sound design. These loudspeakers uncoil the sound, and reach well above their price point dynamically. Easy recommendations for the aspiring bu...

Audiofi.net - J LOH Reviews the Prime Bookshelf

"SVS has come up with a winner here. In a world of rising costs, it is heartening to know that there is still great value available."

The Prime Bookshelf Reviewed by AVTechReviews

"SVS may have done too good a job with the Primes… These speakers have a presence about them both visually and sonically that stops you in your tracks… For ...

The Poor Audiophile Reviews the Prime Bookshelf

"Thanks to SVS, gone are the days where you need to have a six figure audio system to be the envy of your friends and neighbors… a real price-performance ac...

AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Series Speakers

"… have a surprisingly big sound… flawless in its performance…get a audiophile grade home theater system at a fraction of the cost."

Prime Series Speakers Receive Digital Trends Editors Choice Award

"With effortless performance, elegant design, and striking value, SVS’ Prime Series hits the ultimate sweet spot in the audiophile segment."

Sound Expert Videos

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User Reviews | Press Reviews

User Reviews | Press Reviews

High Def Digest Reviews the Prime Bookshelf and Prime Center Loudspeakers

"A marvel of sound design. These loudspeakers uncoil the sound, and reach well above their price point dynamically. Easy recommendations for the aspiring but sensible home theater speaker enthusiast."

Audiofi.net - J LOH Reviews the Prime Bookshelf

"SVS has come up with a winner here. In a world of rising costs, it is heartening to know that there is still great value available."

The Prime Bookshelf Reviewed by AVTechReviews

"SVS may have done too good a job with the Primes… These speakers have a presence about them both visually and sonically that stops you in your tracks… For $249...

The Poor Audiophile Reviews the Prime Bookshelf

"Thanks to SVS, gone are the days where you need to have a six figure audio system to be the envy of your friends and neighbors… a real price-performance achievement."...

AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Series Speakers

"… have a surprisingly big sound… flawless in its performance…get a audiophile grade home theater system at a fraction of the cost."

Prime Series Speakers Receive Digital Trends Editors Choice Award

"With effortless performance, elegant design, and striking value, SVS’ Prime Series hits the ultimate sweet spot in the audiophile segment."