3-Way Center Channel Speaker: The SVS Prime Center is a true 3-way
center channel loudspeaker designed with high quality components and
sophisticated engineering to provide sonic excellence. From its premium grade
drivers and sophisticated SoundMatch three-way crossover to the extra-thick
baffle, internal bracing, and FEA optimized tweeter diffuser, the Prime Center
channel speaker is well-equipped play the most important role in a home theater
1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The Prime Center speaker's 1"
aluminum dome tweeter is light, efficient, and rigid, and plays crystal clear at
high volumes for an exceptional transient response. The tweeter utilizes an FEA-optimized
diffuser for even greater clarity with a sense of utter transparency, while also
offering an "airy" presentation and incredibly unveiled highs so female vocals
and dialogue always sound natural, crisp and smooth.
Polypropylene Midrange & Woofers: The Prime Center speaker houses one
3.5" polypropylene midrange driver and two 5.25" polypropylene woofers. The
polypropylene cone material is extremely light and rigid and maintains a flat
frequency response with excellent handling across the foundational midrange and
frequencies. The driver's cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision
component alignment and excellent thermal transfer. Each driver also employs a
vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts.
- 3.5" Midrange Driver: Thoughtfully designed for acoustic
excellence, the 3.5" midrange drive is mounted in its own dedicated and
completely sealed compartment to ensure smooth, precise and clear midrange
that's free from coloration.
- Dual 5.25" Woofers: The two 5.25" woofers utilize a
motor and long-stroke suspension for high output. The woofers also utilize aluminum
shorting rings to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion.
SoundMatch Crossover Design: The innovative SoundMatch
Crossover is a 3-way design with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors,
and heavy-trace printed circuit boards. This high performance crossover network
delivers outstanding phase coherency and time domain behavior. The crossover's
tapered array offers expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, resulting in
accurate frequency response at all listening positions in the room. The precise
tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures pinpoint accuracy of highs, mids,
and lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.
- Midrange-to-Tweeter Crossover: 2.4 kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)
- Woofer-to-Midrange Crossover: 350 Hz (12 dB/octave slopes)
Performance Driven Cabinet Design: The Prime Center utilizes
a FEA-optimized MDF cabinet with internal bracing to eliminate resonances. The
speaker cabinet's chamfered front baffle, flush-mounted drivers, tapered edges,
and acoustically transparent FEA optimized grille minimize edge diffraction and
improve on-axis high frequency response for clear, precise sound staging. A
separate sealed midrange enclosure improves sound quality and enhances imaging,
while dual 1" wide-flared rear-firing ports provide greater efficiency and
smoother bass response. All of these advancements are packed into an attractive
cabinet, that's available in a piano gloss black or premium black ash finish.
5-Way Binding Posts: The SVS Prime Center loudspeaker is
outfitted with 5-way binding post terminals for connection of bare wire,
pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana connectors (single or dual). Use 18AWG
speaker wire for wire runs up to 10', 16AWG speaker wire for wire runs up to
25', 14AWG speaker wire for wire runs up to 50', and 12AWG speaker wire for wire
runs up to 75'.
Placement & Mounting Options: The center channel should be placed directly
on-axis, relative to the primary seating position. As with the main front
speakers, placing the tweeter at/near head level when seated is optimal. But
depending on the placement of the video display or projection screen, this is
not always possible. If the center channel must be located below head level,
then an upward tilt of the speaker is recommended to improve mid/high frequency
response and dialog intelligibility.
- Stick-on rubber feet are include that attach to the bottom of the
speaker to protect it when placed on a shelf or stand. The rubber feet add
approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.
- The Prime Center is not wall mountable.
Note: Dedicated room treatments like absorbers,
diffusers and bass traps (all sold separately) can greatly improve the sound
quality of any listening environment, and are encouraged to extract the
absolute best performance from any loudspeaker system.
Prime Series: The Prime series of loudspeakers from SVS consist of a
floorstanding speaker (Prime
Tower), bookshelf speaker (Prime
Bookshelf), center channel speaker (Prime
Center), surround speaker (Prime
Elevation), and satellite speaker (Prime
Satellite) - all sold separately. The SVS Prime series delivers pinpoint
accuracy, powerful dynamics, exceptional clarity, and an immersive audio
Optional Powered Sub: A
SVS powered sub (sold separately) makes a great addition to the Prime series