Immersive Soundstaging, Explosive Dynamics, and Emotionally Engaging Bass Responsiveness for a Real-World Price: Overachieving SVS Ultra Tower Loudspeakers Feature Dual 8-Inch Woofers
The overachieving Ultra Tower loudspeakers are the fruit of SVS' decades-long obsession to deliver dramatic sound at a real-world cost – and the result of painstaking lab tests, anechoic chamber measurements, obsessively repeated listening sessions, and constant refinement. While lacking the escalated price tags of much of its brethren, this 75.4-pound beast delivers the kind of immersive soundstaging, explosive dynamics, and emotionally engaging micro-cues you only hear at the higher reaches of the high-end speaker world. Its transparent, realistic performance manages to be viscerally satisfying all the while remaining musically accurate, clear, and refined. And its piano-gloss finish makes it the kind of showpiece you'll be proud to place at the center of your living space.
True to SVS' reputation for building some of the world's most acclaimed subwoofers, the company's statement speaker boasts an impressive ForceFactor woofer array, comprised of two side-firing eight-inch drivers that supply earth-shaking bass that still knows the meaning of tuneful and taut. As good as the low-end performance sounds, Ultra Tower does not skimp on the all-important midrange. Its intelligent SoundMatch crossover system ensures the one-inch aluminum domed tweeter works in seamless concert with the 4.5- and 6.5-inch driver array. Such innovative design decisions result in the kind of pinpoint accuracy, holographic imaging, and stunning clarity that make quality music reproduction so satisfying.
In addition to bringing great sound to as many music and entertainment fans as possible, SVS is dedicated to providing white-glove customer service that has cemented long-lasting relationships with thousands of listeners. So, along with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ultra Tower comes with SVS' unconditional five-year factory warranty and lifetime tech expert support. If you're looking for top-tier sonic performance at a price that still leaves room for music and entertainment, Ultra Tower deserves your attention.
"The Ultra Towers sound great played low, loud, and cranked way up, but the sound stays clear no matter how hard you push the volume."
– Steve Guttenberg, CNET
"The bass from the quartet of eight-inch drivers and that weapons-grade hammer of a bass driver is wondrous."
– Adam Rayner, Home Cinema Choice
"Dynamics of a custom theater system, neutrality and ambience of an audiophile system...Certified and Recommended."
– Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision
"When you listen to $100k systems all day, it's difficult to be really excited about $1k speakers. But let me tell you, these speakers, when listening in nearfield, are some of the best I've heard in the budget speaker category."
– Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound
"[You] may very well decide you don't need to spend more money than this on loudspeakers to have your system sound fabulous and engaging. Highly recommended."
– Doug Blackburn, Widescreen Review
"The SVS Ultra Tower surround speaker package came as close to earning a perfect 10 as any other speaker system we've heard in its price class..."
– Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
Ultra Driver and Tweeter Design Features Proprietary Array
Starting from the bottom up, Ultra Tower speakers feature a proprietary SVS ForceFactor woofer array with two 8-inch drivers horizontally opposed at the base of the speaker for room-filling low-frequency output. Because of the unique shape of the cabinet, each of the woofers fires in a different direction resulting in deep, effortless and accurate bass throughout the listening area. Complementing the unique woofer design are Ultra Tower's dual 6.5-inch midrange drivers, made with composite glass-fiber cones that yield excellent stiffness to mass ratio for enhanced sensitivity. With 80% of the sound occurring in the midrange frequencies, the drivers reveal the essence of Ultra Tower speaker's timbre. Elevating high-frequency performance, Ultra Tower's aluminum dome tweeter is stunningly transparent and pinpoint accurate. The FEA-optimized diffuser ensures broad dispersion for an incredibly wide and convincing soundstage with perfect on- and off-axis frequency response.
Innovative SoundMatch Crossover
SVS' SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover features a tapered array designed so only the top midrange driver crosses over to the tweeter while the bottom midrange is crossed over to the woofers to minimize the potential for beaming. This creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, with accurate frequency response and imaging at all listening positions in the room. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures pinpoint accuracy from sparkling highs down to subterranean lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.
Performance-Driven Cabinet Engineering and Geometry
Every feature on Ultra Tower'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. The sweeping side panels of the loudspeaker are non-parallel so each of the 8-inch woofers fire in different directions to fill a room with deep, accurate bass. Internally, each cabinet employs two separate sealed midrange enclosures to optimize performance and minimize interaction between drivers. Positioning of the tweeter between the two mid-range drivers in separate enclosures, and the unique 3.5-way crossover design make high frequency output highly resistant to ceiling and floor boundary reflections so Ultra Tower can project a pinpoint accurate portrayal of the near-field response, even when a listener is sitting far away.
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.