3-Way Center Channel Speaker: The SVS Ultra 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 Ultra Center
channel speaker is well-equipped play the most important role in a home theater
1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The Ultra Center speaker's
aluminum dome tweeter is pristinely neutral and revealing. Light, efficient,
rigid and impervious to distortion even at high sound pressure levels, the
tweeter plays crystal clear at high volumes for an exceptional transient
response with an "airy" transparent presentation. The FEA-optimized tweeter
diffuser ensures broad dispersion for a wide and convincing soundstage and
perfect on- and off-axis frequency response. This means the largest possible
"Sweet Spot", so everyone can be equally immersed with what's happening
Composite Glass-Fiber Midrange & Woofers: Composite
glass-fiber cones with excellent stiffness to mass ratio provide enhanced
sensitivity and voicing that's transparent and completely faithful to the source
material - resulting in pinpoint accuracy with precise imaging and massive
soundstage. The woofers & midrange driver also utilize an aluminum shorting ring
to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion, while a vented voice coil former
minimizes air compression artifacts. In addition, the these drivers' cast
aluminum baskets ensure precision component alignment and additional
- 4" Midrange Driver: The 4" midrange driver is housed in its own
sub-enclosure and vertically aligned with the 1" aluminum dome tweeter.
- Dual 6.5" Woofers: Dual 6.5" woofers deliver effortless bass
output and power handling capabilities rarely found in a center channel home
SoundMatch Crossover Design: The Ultra Center speaker features a
unique SVS SoundMatch three-way crossover with precisely tuned crossover
frequencies (2.2kHz/500Hz) and slopes that result in a smooth off-axis response,
outstanding phase coherency and a stable, robust soundstage. Premium-grade
capacitors, air-core inductors and other high end components ensure pristine
signal transmission and utter neutrality.
Performance Driven Cabinet Design: Every feature of the
Ultra Center speaker's cabinet was designed with a sonic purpose in mind.
Non-parallel cabinet panels reduce axial standing waves within the cabinet,
reducing frequency response coloration. In addition - wedge shaped front baffles
with tapered edges, flush-mounted drivers, and acoustically transparent and FEA
optimized grilles all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved
on-axis high frequency response. Internally, the cabinet employs separate
chambers for the woofers, midrange, and tweeter to optimize performance and minimize
interaction. The enclosure features dual 1.7" rear-firing wide-flared ports for
greater efficiency and bigger bass response.
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The SVS Ultra Center loudspeaker is
outfitted with dual gold-plated, heavy-duty binding post terminals for connection of bare wire,
pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana connectors (single only). 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'. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the
- Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable
improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate
speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier
(the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the
lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
- Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate
amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for
greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate
amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the
jumper-straps between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in
damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).
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. Avoid placing the center
channel too close to the ceiling or floor, as this will cause boundary
reflections and degrade the sound quality.
- 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 Ultra 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.
Ultra Series: Whether playing a multi-layered soundtrack of
a movie or a 2ch soundtrack of a music file, the SVS Ultra Series loudspeakers
deliver a powerful and convincing audio experience. From the drivers to the
crossover and cabinet, each component is painstakingly engineered and tested to
achieve breathtaking realism. Countless design innovations and world-class build
materials result in reference sound quality and stunning dynamics. The SVS Ultra
Series consists of a floorstanding speaker (Ultra
Tower), bookshelf speaker (Ultra
Bookshelf), center speaker (Ultra
Center), and surround speaker (Ultra
Surround) - all sold separately.
Optional Powered Sub: A
SVS powered sub (sold separately) makes a great addition to the Ultra series