Elevation Speaker: The SVS Prime Elevation is a versatile
loudspeaker that can play many roles in a home theater surround sound system.
Designed to easily mount directly to the wall with the multi-purpose
wall bracket (patent pending), the SVS Prime Elevation can be used as
direct-radiating height effects speakers for immersive object-based audio
formats such as
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and
Auro 3D. With its angled
front baffle, Prime Elevation can also be used as left or right fronts, a center
channel, surrounds and surround back speakers to provide crisp, dynamic sound in
rooms of all shapes with all different architectural features.
Immersive Surround Sound: Exciting new surround sound formats such as
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and
Auro 3D, often referred
to as "object based surround sound", unleash the ultimate immersive home audio
experience by incorporating sound effects emanating from overhead. Previously,
surround sound only existed on a single plane, but Height Effects Speakers (like
the SVS Prime Elevation) are introducing a higher dimension of home theater
- The standard approach to height effects speakers, bouncing sound off the
ceiling from below, requires perfect room conditions and frequency response
limiting of the speaker, both of which negatively affect sound quality.
Unfortunately, this method doesn't work well in many rooms (due to room
shape, ceiling design and a number of other factors) and even when it does
work, not all listening positions enjoy the same level of impact or
immersive effects as they do with a full-range, direct radiating solution
like the SVS Prime Elevation.
- The SVS Prime Elevation is an optimal height effects speaker because it
directly radiates full-range sound to the listener, refuting the compromised
ceiling bounce approach. This novel solution provides an uncompromised
listening experience for anyone who wants to enjoy maximum sonic impact from
their state-of-the-art home theater. Mount it high on a wall near the ceiling using
the simple multi-angle wall bracket (patent pending) and object based surround
sound (like Dolby Atmos & DTS:X) can be enjoyed at full fidelity in any room,
without the compromises of ceiling bounce or in-ceiling speakers.
Two-Way Driver Design: The SVS Prime Elevation utilizes a
two-way driver design with a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, 4.5" mid-woofer, and
SoundMatch crossover (2.3kHz @ 12dB/oct).
- 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The Prime Elevation 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.
- 4.5" Mid-Woofer: Thoughtfully designed for acoustic
excellence, the 4.5" mid-woofer is mounted in its own dedicated and
completely sealed compartment to ensure smooth, precise and clear midrange
and bass output that's free from coloration. The polypropylene cone material
is extremely light and rigid and maintains a flat frequency response with
excellent handling across the foundational mid-range frequencies. The
mid-woofer also utilizes an aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance
and lower distortion, while its vented voice coil former minimizes air
compression artifacts. The mid-woofer's cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket
ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer.
- SoundMatch Crossover Design: The innovative SoundMatch
Crossover is a 2.3kHz (12dB/oct) two-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.
Angled MDF Cabinet: The Prime Elevation speaker employs an
angled cabinet with MDF construction and internal bracing for resonance-free
sound. 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. Each speaker cabinet also utilizes a 1" wide-flared rear-firing port
for greater efficiency and smoother response. All of these advancements are
packed into a compact but attractive cabinet, that's available in a piano gloss
black, piano gloss white, or premium black ash finish.
5-Way Binding Posts: The SVS Prime Elevation loudspeakers
are 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'.
Applications: The SVS Prime Elevation's angled front baffle,
multi-purpose wall bracket (patent pending), and advanced engineering enable it
to perform amazingly as front, surround, surround back, or height speakers. It
can even be used in a bipole/dipole configuration. The Prime Elevation is
acoustically engineered to offer the same amazing performance no matter what
role its playing.
- Height Effects: Use Prime Elevation as down-firing height effects
speakers for vast improvement over compromised "ceiling bounce" solutions or
for easier installation versus in-ceiling speaker solutions. In this setup,
the SVS Prime Elevation speakers should be mounted to the side walls or rear
wall (with the woofer and tweeter angled down), as close to the ceiling as
- Surround/Surround Backs: Use Prime Elevation as surround or
surround back speakers, placed on side wall for rear effects or rear wall
for side effects when optimal placement is not possible. As a side surround,
the Elevation can be placed towards the back of the room in a front firing
position. For rear surround channels, the speakers can be placed on a side
wall in a rear firing position. Since the angled front baffle is directing
the sound towards the back wall, it will provide rear surround effects and a
diffuse soundfield. For the best sense of spaciousness, we recommend the
tweeter height of your speaker be about 2' above ear level at the listening
position. If overhead effects speakers are already being used in other
channels of the system, we recommend mounting the Prime Elevation closer to
ear level when used as surround speakers.
- Up or Down Firing Fronts: Use can also use the Prime
Elevation as up or down-firing front speakers placed above or below the
listening area. The speakers can be placed down closer to the floor and
angled up towards the listening area, or placed across the top of the front
wall and angled down towards the listening area.
- Bipole/Dipole: A pair of Prime Elevation speakers can
be used together to make a traditional bipole or dipole surround speaker
(you will need to purchase two pair of Prime Elevation speakers). To do
this, you will use one surround channel from your AV receiver, and the
speakers must be wired together in series (see owner's manual for wiring
diagram). In bipole mode, both sets of speakers have the same output, which
is "in phase". This will provide a more localized and directional surround
sound effect. In dipole mode, one Elevation speaker is electrically reversed
from the other, or "out-of-phase". This will provide a more diffuse and
non-directional surround sound effect.
Mounting Options: The SVS Prime Elevation speaker addresses a
multitude of mounting & placement challenges thanks to its angled front baffle
design and multi-angle wall bracket (patent pending). Even in the most
challenging rooms, installation is a snap with the included template and
- Multi-Angle Wall Bracket (Patent Pending): Since the Prime
Elevation will often be wall-mounted, SVS engineers specially designed the
innovative multi-angle wall bracket (patent pending) so you can easily
position and install the speaker in any of four directions (up or
down-firing and side or rear-firing) to get the best performance possible.
Mounting hardware and template are included.
- 1/4"-20 Threaded Insert: The SVS Prime Elevation also features a
1/4"-20 insert that works with many other mounting brackets (sold
- Rubber Feet: The SVS Prime Elevation Speakers include stick-on bumpers
that can be attached to the bottom to offer protection when placed on
speaker stands, desktops, shelves and other surfaces. These rubber feet add
approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speakers.
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