Prime Bookshelf Surround System

Prime Bookshelf Surround System

The SVS Prime Bookshelf Surround Sound System is a décor friendly 5.0 speaker system that delivers all the audio impact, detail and high end design elements of a world-class home theater speaker system at an inclusive price. Includes two Prime Bookshelf speakers, one Prime Center channel speaker and two Prime Satellite speakers.

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Prime Bookshelf Surround System

Home Theater Review - Best of 2019 Award
AVForums - Best Buy Award
Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick Award
SoundStage! Network - Reviewers' Choice Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

Product Overview

A dream system that fits your living space. With handsome styling, huge dynamics and amazing performance, the Prime Bookshelf system is your ticket to audio nirvana. The sonically tuned Prime Bookshelf speakers, Prime Center channel, and Prime Satellite surround speakers will envelop you with musicality and audio playback without visually dominating your room. Add any SVS Subwoofer from our entire line for low-frequency punch.

Contact our Customer Service team for special pricing on custom variations of the Prime Bookshelf Surround package.

Home Theater Review - Best of 2019 Award
AVForums - Best Buy Award
Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended Award
Audioholics - Product of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick Award
SoundStage! Network - Reviewers' Choice Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

User Reviews

Brian Y. Reviews the Prime Bookshelf Surround System

"While I am certainly not a lifelong Audiophile nor a Sound Engineer I can say that in my 50 years experiencing and enjoying music I have not found a set of ...

Bryan M. Reviews the Prime Bookshelf Surround System

"Now with the SVS speakers in place I really can hear what I was missing all of these years. DVDs have a new life to them again. These are awesome speakers w...

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

MusicCritic Awards the Prime Bookshelf Loudspeaker "Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $1,000"

"The high end manufacturing maintains optimal on and off axis response. They sound pristine and are priced in the middle of today’s price range making them ...

Prime Bookshelf Receives TheTechLounge's "Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $1,000" Award

“The SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers were made for audiophiles looking for a true two-channel speaker as well as home cinema fanatics who are desperate for the...

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."

AVSForum.com Reviews the Prime Bookshelf 5.1 Surround System

"SVS Prime Bookshelf speakers are destined to become classics—that's how good they are… I found myself in awe of how transparent these speakers sounded."

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 ...

Geekanoids Reviews the Prime Bookshelf Surround System and SB-2000 Subwoofer

"You really have to hear these to believe how convincing they really are… I was blown away!"

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...

Home Theater Forum - Sam Posten Reviews the Prime Bookshelf 5.1 Surround Package and PC-2000 Subwoofer

"I had to watch it again and again to make sure I wasn't just fooling myself. It really is that good… Solid performance, striking design, exceptional build ...

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."

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Prime Bookshelf Specs:

  • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • 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 Unboxed: 15.5 pounds
  • Premium 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)
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Prime Satellite Specs:

  • Satellite Loudspeaker
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 8.75" (H) X 4.9" (W) X 6" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 8.85" (H) X 4.9" (W) X 6.3" (D) (includes grille and bumper feet)
  • Shipped Dimensions 2 Pack: 11.7" (H) X 13.9" (W) X 8.9" (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 6.5 pounds
  • Premium black ash, piano gloss black and piano gloss white finish options
  • Single set of 5-way binding posts
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • 1" wide-flared rear-firing port
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Learn More

Prime Center Specs:

  • Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 7.6" (H) X 18.6" (W) X 8.6" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 7.7" (H) X 18.6" (W) X 9.2" (D) (includes grille and bumper feet)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 12.2" (H) X 23" (W) X 13.4" (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 20.2 pounds
  • Premium black ash and piano gloss black finish options
  • Single set of 5-way binding posts
  • Dual 1" wide-flared rear-firing ports
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Learn More
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Prime Speakers: Extreme Performance And Uncompromised Fidelity

Prime Bookshelf: World-class Performance, Compact Form.

Prime Bookshelf

Designed for two-channel purists and home theater fans alike, there simply isn’t a finer bookshelf monitor available at even twice the price. Equally adept up front in home theater or 2-channel settings, or even as a surround speaker. No matter what your listening preference, the Prime Bookshelf is the most flexible performer in the Prime speaker line. The handsome styling and high-end finishes result in a premium look that inspires pride—even before you’ve hit the power button. Matched with both the Prime and Ultra Center, Prime Satellites, and SVS subwoofers, the Prime Bookshelves can be the cornerstone or a stunning supportive element to any audio system.

In a 2-channel setting, Prime Bookshelf delivers a full and rich stand-alone audio experience with a 6.25” woofer for deep and articulate bass and a 1” aluminum dome tweeter for air presentation and unrivaled highs —true to the legacy of high-end, 2-way monitors. Stereo purists will rejoice at the amazing imaging, soundstage and fidelity delivered by the Prime Bookshelf. Whether you’re kicking back Saturday evening with a single malt and Dylan, or enjoying freshly ground coffee Sunday morning with Brubeck – the Prime Bookshelf has it covered. Learn More

Prime Satellite - Satellites Redefined: High-end Audio Gets Small

Prime Satellite

From the moment you feel the weight of the Prime Satellite Speaker, it becomes clear that no satellite speaker has ever offered this level of audiophile design, high-end components and precise build quality. Jets thunder through the sky. Bullets graze your ears. Prime Satellites simply outclass the tiny and tinny surround speakers designed to be more form than performer. Prime Satellites revolutionize surround speakers—in fact, they employ many of the same components as their bigger brothers in the Prime and Ultra lines.

Strategically placed, Prime Satellites create awe-inspiring realism and seamless sonic transitions from front- to-back and side-to-side. When the lights dim and the score fades in, they flood your room with dynamic audio realism and action. Painstakingly voiced and sonically matched, Prime Satellites are designed to blend with SVS towers, bookshelves, or in a system all their own for endless listening possibilities. Learn More

Prime Center: Clear Dialogue. Seamless Soundstage

Prime Center: Clear Dialogue. Seamless Soundstage

A center speaker has a challenging part to play. It has to be a soloist—delivering clear and natural dialogue across a broad soundstage. A split second later, it has to fill the role of back-up band—melding with the ambiance of the environment to contribute realism in movies and music. The Prime Center delivers on both of these demands with world-class precision via its 1" aluminum dome tweeter, dedicated and independently sealed 3.5" midrange driver and dual 5.25" woofers – a true three-way design that is a rarity for center channel speakers in their price class. Voicing is neutral and natural, bringing dialogue and vocals forward just enough to be clear and intelligible. Yet, when called on to play its part in transitions—like a jet fighter soaring across the sky from left rear channel to front right—it blends in to create a smooth, realistic transition. Elegantly styled like its Prime siblings, the Center will look beautiful in any listening environment. Learn More

Suggested Matching SVS Subwoofers:

To add an SVS subwoofer to your Prime Bookshelf Surround package, please visit our subwoofer webpage to browse models, consult with merlin our speaker/subwoofer matching wizard, or contact our customer service team for expert advice and recommendations for your specific application.

SB-2000: With 1100 watts peak power, it detonates waves of slam and impact that put you at the epicenter of the action-movie nirvana. Musically, the optimized pairing of STA-500D Sledge amplifier and all-new driver deliver deep, clean and lightning fast bass. Percussion and bass lines are rendered with subtlety and nuance that expand and deepen the soundstage. Learn more

PB-2000: A slam-and-impact super-hero, the PB-2000 shows up in full force when the movie script demands. Optimized driver and 1100 watts of effortless peak power amp come to the rescue. Explosions shake the couch and thump you in the chest. Then turn on your favorite music and the PB-2000 continues to delight. It fills in the low end with nuance and balance; bringing the sound stage drama and depth. Tubas, cellos and timpani are dynamic and detailed. Electric bass guitar, tom-toms and kick drums bring the concert off the DVD and into the room. Learn More

PC-2000: This vertical powered cylinder leverages its height to sonic advantage. With a mere 16.6" diameter footprint, it delivers unmatched bass performance per square inch of floor space giving you the sheer power of a ported subwoofer in a footprint nothing matches. Your music and movies will enjoy depth and dynamics like never before. Learn More

Sound Expert Videos

Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Speaker

Designing a World Class Speaker

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Subwoofer Matching Tool

Enter your speakers and the SVS Subwoofer Matching Tool will recommend suitable subwoofer matches as well as crossover frequency and low pass filter settings.

System Builder Tool

Personal SVS speaker and subwoofer system builder. Choose from preset home theater surround sound set-ups like 5.1, or custom build your own.

User Reviews | Press Reviews

User Reviews | Press Reviews

MusicCritic Awards the Prime Bookshelf Loudspeaker "Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $1,000"

"The high end manufacturing maintains optimal on and off axis response. They sound pristine and are priced in the middle of today’s price range making them fantastic value. Bass is...
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Prime Bookshelf Receives TheTechLounge's "Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $1,000" Award

“The SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers were made for audiophiles looking for a true two-channel speaker as well as home cinema fanatics who are desperate for the best surround sound experience....
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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."
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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."
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AVSForum.com Reviews the Prime Bookshelf 5.1 Surround System

"SVS Prime Bookshelf speakers are destined to become classics—that's how good they are… I found myself in awe of how transparent these speakers sounded."
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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...
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Geekanoids Reviews the Prime Bookshelf Surround System and SB-2000 Subwoofer

"You really have to hear these to believe how convincing they really are… I was blown away!"
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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."...
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Home Theater Forum - Sam Posten Reviews the Prime Bookshelf 5.1 Surround Package and PC-2000 Subwoofer

"I had to watch it again and again to make sure I wasn't just fooling myself. It really is that good… Solid performance, striking design, exceptional build quality and all...
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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."
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