Prime Tower - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1278

Prime Tower - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1278

Outlet Special: NO GRILLE. Product ships with no grille. Indent on the woofer and scratches on the face. See additional pic. Factory inspected and tested. 5-Year Unconditional Warranty and complete Bill of Rights coverage.
Prime Tower - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1278
Prime Tower - Piano Gloss - Outlet - 1278

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Prime Tower

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 Tower speakers set the bar for sound quality and high-end appeal among tower speakers anywhere near the price. The reference-grade SVS floorstanding speaker is amazingly transparent, with a broad, stable soundstage and sharp imaging of voices and instruments, all punctuated by deep yet accurate low frequency extension.

Challenge the SVS Prime Tower Speakers with any dynamically charged music or movie soundtrack and it reveals new layers of sound and detail you never knew existed. With engineering and design cues taken from the acclaimed SVS Ultra Series speakers, the Prime Tower is a sonic achievement that stands up to the best speakers in the world.

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 30 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-250 watts.

Speaker Specs:

  • Floor Standing Tower Loudspeaker
  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options
  • Single set of 5-way binding posts
  • Dual 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing ports
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Spiked metal screw-in feet included - adjustable for level
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 36" (H) X 8" (W) X 11.1" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 36.6" (H) X 8" (W) X 11.6" (D) (includes grille and feet)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 41.3" (H) X 14.1" (W) X 17.3" (D)
  • Weight: 40.1 pounds
  • Shipped Weight: 46.3 pounds

Driver Specs:

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:

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

4.5” Midrange Driver:

  • 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

Dual 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:

  • 3.5-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards.
  • Tapered woofer array optimizes the transition to the midrange driver and reduces vertical axis lobing
  • Midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2.1 kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)
  • Top woofer (Combined Woofer) to midrange crossover frequency: 350 Hz (12 dB/octave slopes).
  • Bottom woofer low pass frequency: 165 Hz (customized filter Q and slope)

Cabinet:

  • Separate sealed midrange enclosure shifts standing waves beyond the driver pass band, improving sound quality
  • Separate woofer enclosures with optimized port tuning frequencies for smooth and accurate bass response
  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles minimize diffraction
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
  • FEA-optimized cabinet and bracing eliminates resonances
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Every aspect of the Prime Tower speakers was designed for sonic excellence. From the premium grade drivers and sophisticated SoundMatch crossover to the extra-thick baffle, internal bracing, and FEA optimized tweeter diffuser, the Prime Tower speaker’s design and engineering credentials place it among the best $1,000 tower speakers available.

Prime Driver & Tweeter Design

Thoughtfully designed for acoustic excellence, the 4.5-inch midrange driver is mounted in its own dedicated and completely sealed compartment to ensure a smooth, precise and clear midrange 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.

Dual 6.5-inch woofers deliver effortlessly deep and articulate bass to set the mood and punctuate the low-end impact of instruments, basslines and movie sound effects. Each woofer has a separate internal compartment in the cabinet with its own custom port tuning frequency. The result is deep, powerful and accurate bass you hear and more importantly, feel.

The Prime Tower 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 always sound crisp and smooth.

Innovative SoundMatch Crossover Design

Since premium drivers require an equally capable crossover, no expense was spared with the innovative SVS SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover. Its tapered array is designed so each woofer has its own discrete crossover 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 from sparkling highs down to palpable lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.

Performance Driven Cabinet Design and Geometry

Tapered edges on the Prime Tower speaker’s front baffle, known as chamfers, minimize edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. The cabinet’s presence is substantial but it does not take over a room visually and offers a modern industrial feel with acoustic enhancements like shorting rings and a tweeter diffuser. All of these advancements are packed into a sleek but commanding floor standing speaker cabinet 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

Kevin T. Reviews the Prime Tower Surround System

"I am blown away by how much I was missing with my old surround sound. I have been watching movies and listening to music for the last several days with a hu...

Brian S. Reviews the Prime Tower

"Crispy highs, good bass, and an incredible sound stage. Great for theatre or music playback. What a great speaker for the price!"- Brian S.

Press Reviews

AV Nirvana Reviews the Prime Tower Loudspeaker

"Frequency response extends from 30 Hz to 25 kHz. Low distortion and superb off-axis frequency response ensure clean delivery, a wonderful soundstage and lif...

Hi-Fi Choice Reviews the Prime Tower Loudspeaker

"A presentation that’s finely revealing, harmonically rich and rhythmically tight. The longer I listen to the Prime Tower, the more I appreciate its ability ...

HomeTheaterForum.com Reviews the Prime Tower Speaker

"Enveloping and immersive, bass response was exceptional, all without the use of a subwoofer. The Prime Towers shined with great clarity and resonance. A gr...

Audiohead Reviews the Prime Tower

"The Prime Tower brings a big package to the $1k game…If you want to hear every note, foot tap and breath, this is a speaker for you."

The Missing Remote Reviews Prime Tower and Prime Tower 5.0 System

"Not only do they present outstanding center imaging and an unwillingness to compromise either punch or clarity, they also subtly seduce listeners to keep tu...

Sound Stage - Vince Hanada Reviews the Prime Tower

"It’s amazing what $999.98 can buy. The SVS Prime Tower might make you wonder why you'd ever need to spend more!"

Audioholics - Tarunvir Bains Reviews the Prime Tower and Prime Center Speakers

"I highly recommend the SVS Prime speakers for anyone looking to break into the first true threshold of fidelity-driven sound reproduction without breaking ...

Reference Home Theater - Chris Heinonen Reviews the Prime Tower

“So impressed… These are $1000 speakers? They sound seriously good…both powerful and detailed…Imaging is also terrific.”

Home Theater Shack Reviews the Prime Tower

"…sounded much bigger than their size, and projected quite an engaging soundstage…should be considered by anyone with $1000 to spend on a pair of speakers."

AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Tower

"They’re one of the few speakers that do everything well…rare combination of good sound quality and affordability. Great treble response, smooth mid-range a...

CNET names the Prime Towers at the top of their best speakers under $1000 list!

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."

CNET reviews the Prime Tower Speaker

See why they ranked it as one of the top budget audiophile speakers available…

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 ne...

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 ...

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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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

AV Nirvana Reviews the Prime Tower Loudspeaker

"Frequency response extends from 30 Hz to 25 kHz. Low distortion and superb off-axis frequency response ensure clean delivery, a wonderful soundstage and lifelike imaging. Through the Prime Towers, I...

Hi-Fi Choice Reviews the Prime Tower Loudspeaker

"A presentation that’s finely revealing, harmonically rich and rhythmically tight. The longer I listen to the Prime Tower, the more I appreciate its ability to walk the line between resolving...

HomeTheaterForum.com Reviews the Prime Tower Speaker

"Enveloping and immersive, bass response was exceptional, all without the use of a subwoofer. The Prime Towers shined with great clarity and resonance. A great value for any home theater...

Audiohead Reviews the Prime Tower

"The Prime Tower brings a big package to the $1k game…If you want to hear every note, foot tap and breath, this is a speaker for you."

The Missing Remote Reviews Prime Tower and Prime Tower 5.0 System

"Not only do they present outstanding center imaging and an unwillingness to compromise either punch or clarity, they also subtly seduce listeners to keep turning up the volume. With each...

Sound Stage - Vince Hanada Reviews the Prime Tower

"It’s amazing what $999.98 can buy. The SVS Prime Tower might make you wonder why you'd ever need to spend more!"

Audioholics - Tarunvir Bains Reviews the Prime Tower and Prime Center Speakers

"I highly recommend the SVS Prime speakers for anyone looking to break into the first true threshold of fidelity-driven sound reproduction without breaking the bank. It’s reassuring to know you...

Reference Home Theater - Chris Heinonen Reviews the Prime Tower

“So impressed… These are $1000 speakers? They sound seriously good…both powerful and detailed…Imaging is also terrific.”

Home Theater Shack Reviews the Prime Tower

"…sounded much bigger than their size, and projected quite an engaging soundstage…should be considered by anyone with $1000 to spend on a pair of speakers."

AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Tower

"They’re one of the few speakers that do everything well…rare combination of good sound quality and affordability. Great treble response, smooth mid-range and deep accurate bass makes them a great...

CNET names the Prime Towers at the top of their best speakers under $1000 list!

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."

CNET reviews the Prime Tower Speaker

See why they ranked it as one of the top budget audiophile speakers available…

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...

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...

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."