Ultra Evolution Bookshelf Speaker

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Ultra Evolution Bookshelf Speaker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars and 7 reviews
Reference flagship bookshelf speaker is a technology tour-de-force that stands toe-to-toe with the finest loudspeakers in the world delivering reference sound for both two-channel audiophiles and home theater fans.

Ultra Evolution Bookshelf
Ultra Evolution Bookshelf

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Ultra Evolution Bookshelf

The Culmination of Sonic Obsession.

SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf speaker represents the culmination of SVS breakthroughs in driver design, component materials, and cabinet architecture, married with a relentless passion for audio excellence. The science of sonic perfection in harmony with a love of convincing and immersive sound.

With a big, expansive sound that’s revealing and detailed, Ultra Evolution Bookshelf gives the impression of a much larger speaker without sacrificing refinement or accuracy.

Never has this fusion of design elements existed in a single speaker. Time aligned cabinet geometry, diamond coated aluminum dome tweeters, organic cellular lattice diffuser, and other advancements embody an uncompromising approach to speaker design.

These innovations are brought to life with painstaking anechoic and real-world measurement and voicing. This final bit of artistry places Ultra Evolution Bookshelf among the highest fidelity speakers ever created.

Our mission has always been to ignite a passion for transcendent music and home theater experiences by rendering the truest sonic playback.

The joy of pristine clarity, absolute transparency, stunning dynamics, and effortless bass for more people than ever. SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf deeply connects you to the emotion of sound.

Best of CES 2024 - Home Theater Review
Sound & Vision Editor's Pick - CES 2024
AVS Best of CES 2024

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz-40 kHz (+/-3 dB).
  • Nominal impedance: 6 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 87dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300Hz – 3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 – 150 watts

Speaker Specs:

  • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • Piano gloss black, piano gloss white, real black oak veneer finish options
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • 2” wide-flared rear-firing port 
  • Cloth grille with magnetic retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 14.88” (H) x 8.66” (W) x 11.25” (D) / 378mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 285.7mm (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 15.04” (H) x 8.66” (W) x 11.64” (D) / 382mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 295.6mm (D) (includes grille)
  • Shipped Dimensions (Pair): 23.9” (H) x 19.1” (W) x 16.4” (D) / 607mm (H) x 485mm (W) x 417mm (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 18.8 pounds / 8.6 kgs
  • Shipped Weight: 40.7 pounds / 18.9 kgs

Driver Specs:

1” Diamond Coated Tweeter

  • FEA-optimized Organic Cell Lattice Diffuser for airy, unveiled highs and pristine clarity.
  • Cutting-edge vapor-deposition grows a hyper-rigid diamond-like coating on an aircraft-grade aluminum dome, pushing high-frequency extension further beyond human hearing, and delivering best-in-class fidelity, linearity, and transient response.
  • Silver tinsel leads for optimal signal transfer and power handling.

6.5” Woofer:

  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output.
  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond passband.
  • Precision-cast aluminum alloy baskets ensure precise alignment of critical components and maximize thermal dissipation.
  • Vented aluminum voice coil former to maximize thermal control while minimizing air compression artifacts at high drive levels.

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:

Crossover:

  • 2-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, inductors, resistors, and heavy-trace printed circuit board
  • Tweeter-to-Woofer crossover: 1.8 kHz

Cabinet:

  • Time-aligned cabinet geometry introduces microsecond-level time delays between the drivers, ensuring that the effective-acoustic-center of each driver is equidistant from the listener.   The result is improved linearity and directionality throughout the crossover frequencies, and a more accurate soundstage.
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improve on-axis and off-axis high-frequency response.
  • Extra-thick 1” (25mm) driver baffle ensures a rigid, resonance-free mounting for all drivers.
  • FEA-optimized ¾” (18mm) cabinet construction, bracing, and acoustic insulation eliminate acoustic and structural resonances, ensuring an inert enclosure and an uncolored response, even at the highest drive levels.
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Inspired Design, Reference Performance.

 
 

Time Aligned Cabinet Geometry

Curved front baffle aligns the sonic emanation point of the tweeter and woofer on a vertical plane ensuring sound from each driver reaches your ears at the exact same instant.

Maximizes phase coherence for a more convincing and immersive soundstage with pinpoint accuracy and imaging.

 

Diamond Coated Aluminum Dome Tweeter

Through a process called Vapor Deposition, a layer of diamond carbon is applied to the aluminum dome tweeters to vastly improve rigidity and acoustic properties.

This breakthrough in material science raises the frequency response well beyond the limits of human hearing resulting in effortless, airy, and unveiled highs with no measurable distortion.

The diamond coating also pushes low frequency extension of the tweeter deeper for more seamless blending with the midrange.

Organic cell lattice tweeter diffuser protects the dome and employs semi-random pattern derived from organic cell structures to improve off-axis response and maximize the listening “sweet spot.”

 

6.5" Glass Fiber Composite Mid-Woofer

Superb stiffness to mass ratio conveys stunning dynamics with flawless tonal accuracy, and deep, accurate bass.

 

Unrelenting Attention to Detail

Acoustically tuned enclosure optimizes low frequency tuning and eliminates any potential for cabinet resonances, resulting in pristine sound across the frequency spectrum.

Uncompromising 2-Way crossover with premium components seamlessly blends driver output. Subtle musical details are rendered with breathtaking clarity, while massive dynamics radiate with weight and control from the highest to lowest octaves.

Precision-cast aluminum-alloy baskets ensure precise alignment of critical components and maximize thermal dissipation.

Chamfered front baffle minimizes edge diffraction for optimal off-axis frequency response.

Neodymium magnetic grilles

Stunning Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White, and Black Oak Veneer Finish

Press Reviews

Stereophile

"Accurate and immersive...a mature product from a company that is elevating its game to compete with the high-end offerings of the two-channel world."

AV Nirvana

"A harmonious blend of elegant design and high-performance audio components. Ultra Evolution is poised to deliver a new echelon of performance."

SoundStage

“Bass was impressively deep but also controlled and tight. What really took me aback was how neutral the midrange sounded and how refined the highs were. A superbly voiced loudspeaker.”

User Reviews

Designing Ultra Evolution

SVS team discusses flagship speaker series development and technology.

Introduction & Acoustically Centered Time Alignment

Driver Technology

Design Philosophy and Process

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