Convincing Home-Theater Performance: SVS Ultra Surround Speaker Works in Bipole, Dipole, or Duet Mode, Allowing You to Go from a 5.1- to 7.1-Channel System (or More) without Adding Extra Speakers
Liberate all the thrills contained in the incredibly creative soundscapes in your favorite movies and games with the critically acclaimed SVS Ultra Surround speakers. An audiophile-grade one-inch aluminum domed tweeter and dual 5.5-inch mid-bass drivers with glass-fiber cones enable Ultra Surround to deliver the kind of engaging sound you'd expect from speakers costing many times the asking price. The tapered edges of SVS' cutting- edge cabinetry and the FEA-optimized tweeter further help produce holographic soundstaging that'll spin your head during explosions and give you goosebumps when you hear a character suddenly whisper into your ear.
Able to mounted on the wall with the provided bracket or placed on dedicated stands, Ultra Surround is not your father's surround speaker. In addition to operating in either bipole or dipole mode, its unique Duet mode enables the drivers to receive discrete audio signals and function as two entirely full-range speakers in a single cabinet. Which means you get true seven-channel surround sound using only five speakers, saving you money and making it ideal for even the most challenging home-theater installations. SVS's proprietary SoundMatch two-way crossover ensures accurate low frequencies, colorful and engaging midrange, and upper frequencies. And all the performance comes in an attractive, unobtrusive package. One look at the Ultra's luxuriously polished piano-gloss finish, and you'll know you've put together a world-class system. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"[The] SVS Ultras offer a level of price/performance value that is rare, if non-existent."
– Gary Reber, Widescreen Review
Ultra Driver and Tweeter
Room-filling low-frequency and midrange playback is handled by dual 5.5-inch mid-bass drivers that feature glass-fiber cones with excellent stiffness-to-mass ratio for enhanced sensitivity and voicing that's faithful to the source material. Whether conveying the nuance of subtle surround effects like a car driving by or a door closing, or the head-spinning sonic impact of an explosion happening behind you, Ultra Surround drivers deliver pinpoint accuracy with precise imaging and a massive soundstage. Elevating high-frequency performance, the aluminum dome tweeter is neutral and revealing. Light, efficient, rigid, and impervious to distortion even at high sound pressure levels, its airy, unveiled highs compare with the best home theater surround-sound speakers around. The FEA-optimized tweeter diffuser ensures broad dispersion for a wide and convincing soundstage and ideal on- and off-axis frequency response. This means the largest possible "sweet spot" for surround effects.
Innovative Two-Way SoundMatch Crossover
The innovative SVS SoundMatch two-way crossover has topology that reveals a broad, yet focused soundstage, with accurate frequency response and imaging at all listening positions. You clearly sense the directionality of sound coming from different places all around you. The crossover also enables SVS' innovative Duet Mode, so you can go from 5.1 to 7.1 or 7.1 to 9.1 without adding additional surround speakers. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures balanced output throughout the frequency spectrum. Ultra Surround also comes standard with a wall-mounting bracket or it can easily be placed on a speaker stand.
Performance-Driven Cabinet Design and Geometry
Every feature on the Ultra Surround speaker's cabinet is designed with a sonic purpose in mind. Tapered edges on the cabinet's front baffle, known as chamfers, minimize edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. Internally, each cabinet employs separate sealed enclosures for both mid-bass drivers and tweeters to optimize performance and minimize interaction. Even the grille is FEA-optimized to maximize acoustic transparency.