Designed to Stand Out from the Pack: Ideal for Both Surround-Sound and Space-Constrained Music Systems, SVS Prime Bookshelf Loudspeaker Plays with Cost-Belying Realism, Dynamics, and Clarity
The world of budget bookshelf speakers is crowded these days, but many of the models are mediocre or merely competent. Which explains why the SVS Prime Bookshelf loudspeaker continues to wow critics and music fans around the world. It's an affordable speaker that produces emotionally engaging music with high-end clarity and renders the kind of stunning dynamic realism that put you in the middle of a film scene's thrilling action. Whether serving as the anchor of a two-channel audio system or in a surround or satellite in a well-appointed home-theater setup, Prime Bookshelf offers audiophile-grade sound at a price that'll have you and your guests shaking their heads in disbelief.
Extremely versatile, Prime Bookshelf's 13.2 x 8 x 9.7-inch footprint gives you a wide range of placement options – including on desktops, where its full-range capabilities provide a holographic near-field listening experience that makes it feel like you're listening to a much larger speaker. Applying design innovations from SVS' flagship Ultra Series, Prime Bookshelf's one-inch dome tweeter produces extended and refined highs. A proprietary SoundMatch two-way crossover integrates the tweeter with a separate, sealed, 6.5-inch driver, offering smooth sound across low, mid, and upper frequencies. Well-engineered cabinet geometry and super-rigid internal bracing reduce refractions and vibrations that rob music of its realism. Such obsession with technology – and passion for quality – elevate Prime Bookshelf to overachieving status.
Indeed, in addition to bringing great sound to as many music and entertainment fans as possible, SVS remain dedicated to white-glove customer service. Along with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Prime Bookshelf comes with SVS' unconditional five-year factory warranty and lifetime tech expert support. In short: Win, win, win.
Prime Driver and Tweeter Design
Thoughtfully designed for acoustic excellence, Prime Bookshelf's 6.5-inch woofer is mounted in its own dedicated and completely sealed compartment to ensure smooth, precise, and clear midrange and bass output free from coloration. The cone material is extremely light and rigid and maintains a flat frequency response with excellent handling across the foundational midrange frequencies. Low frequency extension is deep and effortless considering the cabinet size. And Prime Bookshelf can hit reference volume with amazing clarity. Its one-inch aluminum dome tweeter is light, efficient, and rigid, and plays crystal clear at high volumes. The clarity offers a sense of utter transparency, while offering an ‘airy' presentation and incredibly unveiled highs so female vocals and dialogue and high-pitched sound effects and musical content always sound crisp, smooth, and natural.
Innovative SoundMatch Crossover
SVS' SoundMatch two-way crossover has a tapered array designed to minimize the potential for beaming. This creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, with accurate frequency response at all listening positions. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures pinpoint accuracy of highs, mids, and lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.
Performance-Driven Cabinet Engineering and Geometry
Tapered edges on Prime Bookshelf's front baffle, known as chamfers, minimize edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. The cabinet's presence offers a modern industrial feel with acoustic enhancements like shorting rings and a tweeter diffuser, which add performance-driven style. All advancements are packed into a compact but attractive cabinet easily mountable anywhere, and available in stunning piano-gloss black or premium black-ash finish.
CAD-Modeled Design Process
All SVS speakers, regardless of price or form factor, are crafted in the same painstaking fashion. Before a model is ever constructed, drivers and cabinets are theoretically designed by acoustic engineers using the most sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) processes available. Then prototypes are carefully measured and optimized in an anechoic environment to achieve pitch-perfect frequency response. After the ideal theoretical frequency response is attained, exhaustive listening and measurement is done in listening rooms calibrated to closely resemble typical home-like room environments.
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
Recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts
Dimensions (HWD): 13.2" x 8" x 9.7"
Weight: 15.5 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 3.2 MB)