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Prime Tower Speakers

 

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Prime Towers: Pillars of Performance—Stereo to Cinema
Delivering immersive, full-spectrum sound, the Prime Towers anchor an amazing listening experience.

Their combination of both sonic accuracy and lively dynamics elevate movies to an immersive experience and the highlight the subtle nuances of your music. They are remarkable on their own in a two channel system, and in a home theater, the Towers’ voicing match and seamlessly meld with the other Prime or Ultra speakers in your system. The result: a suspension of reality that takes you to the center of the action—be it a mosh pit or jet fighter cockpit.

Dialogue and vocals are clear and true. Bass grooves and explosions will rock the room. With Prime towers’ twin 6.5 inch woofers in each tower, you don’t need a stand-alone subwoofer if space won’t allow. (Should you have the room—and want the additional depth and dimension a dedicated subwoofer provides—Prime towers pair well with several SVS subwoofers, like the award-winning SB-2000.)

 

SVS Sweats The Details - You Hear Perfect Sound
With a detailed aluminum dome tweeter, dedicated midrange driver and dual long-throw woofers, the Prime Tower effortlessly cranks out clean, dynamic and powerful sound.

The innovative and sophisticated 3.5-way crossover has different crossover points for each woofer to deliver seamless frequency response with effortless low frequency extension. Translation – awesome bass response and a smooth, seamless transition to the midrange.

SVS took the 3.5-way crossover concept a step further – each woofer has a dedicated and completely separate internal compartment with its own custom port tuning frequency. The result is effortless, deep bass you need to hear in person to fully appreciate.

Similarly, the 4.5” midrange driver is mounted in its own dedicated and completely sealed compartment to ensure a smooth, precise and clear midrange free from standing wave coloration.

All this tech is packed into a handsome and sleek cabinet available in premium-grade piano gloss black or handsome black ash finish.


Driver and Crossover Details

  • The 1” Aluminum dome tweeter, which is light, efficient, and rigid, provides high SPL (Sound Pressure Level) with minimal distortion and the sense of utter transparency. It deploys a Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) optimized diffuser to ensure the tweeter only has the perfect on-axis and off-axis frequency response. That way everyone in your listening room gets the best performance. Likewise, since we share these design traits with both the Prime and Ultra speakers, both product lines can blend well with one another while offering that SVS hallmark ‘airy’ presentation and incredibly unveiled highs.
  • The 4.5” mid-range driver is dedicated to blending with the tweeter and the dual 6.5” woofers, while delivering natural, smooth, and clear vocals. The polypropylene cone is light and rigid to give a flat frequency response and the SPL necessary to keep up with the other drivers. Like all of the other woofers in the Prime and Ultra series, the 4.5” mid uses an aluminum shorting ring for reduced distortion, and a vented voice coil former to keep the motor assembly cool during high SPL playback. All of this is built on an all-new cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket for precise component alignment and an inert frame without resonances or added harmonics.
  • We built our groundbreaking new 6.5” bass woofers on an all-new cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket for precise component alignment and an inert frame without resonances or added harmonics. Like all of the other drivers in the Prime family, the polypropylene cone is light and rigid to give a flat frequency response and the SPL necessary to keep up with the other drivers. Like all of the other woofers in the Prime and Ultra series, the 6.5” woofers use aluminum shorting rings for reduced distortion, and vented voice coil formers to keep the motor assemblies cool during high SPL playback. For perfect bass extension each woofer is in its own rear-ported and individually tuned enclosure. This way each woofer works in symphony to achieve the deepest and cleanest bass possible.
  • Our exclusive SoundMatch crossover sports premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors, and heavy-trace printed circuit boards. All of these high-quality components yield lower distortion, tighter tolerances, better heat dissipation, and all around better sound. The innovative and sophisticated 3.5-way crossover is unique in that each woofer has its own discrete crossover, doubling the number of components used for the bass section, and allowing the woofers to work together without lobing in the vertical axis, which can cause cancellations at the listening area, and instead improves radiated sound power.

Loudspeaker Physical Description:

  • Floor Standing Tower Loudspeaker
  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options.
  • 5-way binding posts.
  • Dual 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing ports.
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system.
  • Elastomer screw-in feet - adjustable for level.
  • 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 Unboxed: 40.1 pounds.
  • Shipped Weight: 46.3 pounds

Driver Array and Technical Highlights:

  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter:
    • FEA-optimized diffuser delivers 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.
SoundMatch Crossover Network:
  • 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 Construction Technical Highlights:
  • 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.
Frequency Response and Electro-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.
"… have a surprisingly big sound… flawless in its performance…get a audiophile grade home theater system at a fraction of the cost."
AVTechReviews, Review by Chris Murray, 12/3/2014. Read Review
 
CNET Review
See why CNET ranked it as one of the top budget audiophile speakers available... Read Review
 
CNET
CNET names the Prime Towers at the top of their best speakers under $1,000 list! Read More
 
"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 have well-engineered loudspeakers that are built with quality components, from a company with unparalleled customer support and service."
Audioholics, Review by Tarunvir Bains, 1/5/2015. Read Review
 
Soundstage
"It’s amazing what $999.98 can buy. The SVS Prime Tower might make you wonder why you'd ever need to spend more!"
Sound Stage, Review by Vince Hanada, 3/15/2015. Read Review.
 
“So impressed… These are $1000 speakers? They sound seriously good…both powerful and detailed…Imaging is also terrific.”
Reference Home Theater, Review by Chris Heinonen, 12/29/2014. Read Review
 

 

 

 

 

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