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SVS launches Ultra Speaker Range in the UK

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SVS are known for their active subwoofers but in this day and age you have to diversify if you want to stay alive so the news they're coming out with a range of speakers comes as no real surprise.

Led by designer Mark Mason, the new ‘Ultra’ speaker design feature a range of floor and stand speakers, centre channel and surround models.

The Ultra Tower is a flagship 3.5-way tower loudspeaker with a 1-inch aluminium dome tweeter, dual 6.5" glass-fibre midrange drivers, 3.5" flared rear-firing port and dual horizontally-opposed 8" woofers. It stands an imposing 114cm tall and features an unusual 'upswept trapezoidal' shape in piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finishes

SVS says its non-parallel cabinet panels reduce frequency response colouration, while the wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improve on-axis high frequency response. Grille design and cabinet bracing are FEA-optimised to maximise acoustic transparency. Each cabinet employs two separate sealed midrange enclosures; midrange/tweeter baffles are 1" thick and the woofer baffles are 1.5" thick.

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The Ultra Bookshelf speakers were developed in parallel with the tower, and is a two-way reference monitor system in another trapezoidal cabinet, finished in a choice of premium-grade piano gloss black and real black oak veneer. The system offers ‘Ultra’ range engineering and components scaled for a bookshelf design, namely the commonly applied 1” Ultra tweeter, 6.5” glass-fibre woofer and SoundMatch crossover, together with a 1.7” flared reflex port, all housed in a cabinet, which is complete with FEA-optimised bracing and grilles, a wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers.

The Ultra Multichannel speakers are acoustically matched and come named as ‘centre’ and ‘surround’ speakers; the centre being a three-way design featuring the 1" dome tweeter, 4" vertically-aligned glass-fibre midrange driver and dual 6.5" woofers.

The wedge-shaped wall-hugging surround features sets of the 1” Ultra tweeter and a 5.5” glass-fibre woofer flush-mounted on 45 degree baffles. For system flexibility it offers three surround modes: bipole, in which both sets of drivers are in phase; dipole mode when both sets of drivers out of phase, and duet, which involves each set of drivers receiving a discrete signal.


SVS Ultra speakers, typical retail price inc VAT:

Tower £2200.00 pr
Bookshelf £1099.00 pr
Center £749.00
Surround £1299.00 pr
 

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