Ultra Center - Piano - Outlet - 1089

Ultra Center - Piano - Outlet - 1089

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Ultra Center - Piano - Outlet - 1089
Ultra Center - Piano - Outlet - 1089

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Ultra Center

AVForums - Best Buy Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick Award
AVForums - Best Buy Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

Product Overview

The reference 3-way SVS Ultra Center channel speaker reproduces the most demanding movie and music content with depth, clarity and vigor, while serving as the main soundstage anchor and critical sonic bridge between the front left and right speakers in a surround sound home theater. Amazingly detailed and revealing of the finest nuance and textures with excellent low frequency extension, the SVS Ultra Center combines power and precision to outperform much larger and more expensive center channel speakers.

Built without compromise, the SVS Ultra Center speaker features a painstakingly tuned SoundMatch three-way crossover with dual 6.5-inch glass fiber composite woofers and a vertically aligned 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 4-inch midrange driver. From the acoustically enhanced cabinet geometry to the high-end components and build quality, the Ultra Center is a star among home theater speakers.

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 45 Hz-32 kHz (+/-3 dB).
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-225 watts.

Speaker Specs:

  • Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • Real black oak veneer and piano gloss black finish options
  • Dual gold-plated 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)
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 8.2” (H) x 22" (W) x 10.6” (D) (without grille)
  • Overall Dimensions: 8.2” (H) x 22” (W) x 10.9” (D) (with grille)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 14" (H) x 27" (W) x 15" (D)
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • Shipped Weight: 35 pounds

Driver Specs:

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:

  • Vertically aligned tweeter and midrange improves horizontal axis polar response, with reduced lobing and comb filtering
  • FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
  • Aluminum dome delivers exceptional transient response and exceptional stiffness/mass ratio

4” Midrange Drivers:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and additional heat-sinking capacity
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels

6.5” Woofers:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band
  • Aluminum shorting rings to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and additional heat-sinking capacity
  • Vented voice coil formers to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:

Crossover:

  • 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
  • Midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2.2 kHz
  • Midrange-to-woofer crossover: 500 Hz

Cabinet:

  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles, wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
  • FEA-optimized bracing reduces cabinet resonances
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AVForums - Best Buy Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick of the Year Award
Sound & Vision - Top Pick Award
AVForums - Best Buy Award
Digital Trends - Editors Choice Award

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User Reviews | Press Reviews

User Reviews | Press Reviews

TechnoDad Reviews the Ultra 5.1.4 Speaker System

"Massive impact and presence, it was just glorious hearing this system perform. Very capable of handling anything with clarity and massive impact when called for. The mids and highs were...

Widescreen Review, Ultra Tower Surround System

"While I enjoyed the performance of the Ultra system, I’m having a hard time grappling with how a $3700 loudspeaker system (not including subwoofer) could compete with another recent system...

HiRes Audio Central Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"Without question the Ultra Center is a monster home theater speaker overall; in fact, it’s one of the most muscular centers I’ve heard…It delivers clean dialogue and vocals, has super-fast...

Marshall Guthrie - Audioholics, Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"Mid frequencies were clear and natural. A beautiful and capable center channel home theater speaker that is also a terrific value. Their performance stands toe to toe with much more...

Home Theater Forum - Sam Chandler Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"The center is more than up to the task at all times, with any drive level. Everything images where it should and its clarity is pristine. Highly Recommended."

The Ultra Center receives Sound & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award.

"Dialogue at every possible level came through with a natural feeling. Voices remained intelligible as I moved off axis and the system handled the multichannel room ambience as well as...

Widescreen Review Magazine - Gary Reber Reviews the SVS Ultra Series Loudspeakers

"… an exceptional multichannel loudspeaker system that is true to SVS’ tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design…the SVS Ultras offer a level of price/performance...

AV Nirvana Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker

"Off-axis performance was excellent with highly intelligible vocals. Issued an expansiveness of sound that was breathtaking. They do everything exceptionally well while offering enthusiasts a price to performance ratio that...