SVS Ultra Tower Floor Standing Speaker (Black Oak)


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SVS Ultra Tower Speaker


At SVS, beauty is never just skin-deep. The Ultra Tower Speaker delivers a deep and detailed soundstage with incredible resolution, absolute transparency, and amazingly rich and articulated bass - outperforming other brands costing two and three times their price. The Ultra Tower is SVS's flagship speaker. When it was being designed, the goal was simple: create the best $2000/pair speakers available. The Ultra Tower is a true full-range speaker, packed with innovation inside and out. At the same time, it uses tried-and-true materials and construction techniques, instead of costly exotic materials. Its sound is detailed, dynamic, and beautifully balanced from top to bottom.


Product Highlights

  • - 3.5-way design
    • - 1" aluminum dome tweeter
    • - Dual 6-1/2" composite glass-fiber mid/bass drivers
    • - Dual 8" polypropylene woofers
  • - Tweeter: 1"
  • - Midrange: dual 6.5"
  • - Woofer: dual 8"
  • - Frequency response: 28-32,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • - Recommended amplifier power: 20-300 watts
  • - Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • - Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • - Top midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2kHz
  • - Bottom midrange taper frequency: 700Hz
  • - Dual midrange-to-woofer crossover: 160Hz
  • - Bass-reflex cabinet with rear-firing port
    • - Includes a foam port plug for adjusting the speaker's low-frequency performance
  • - Sealed mid/bass enclosure shifts standing waves beyond the driver pass band, improving sound quality
  • - Horizontally-opposed woofers cancel vibrations for smooth, accurate bass response
  • - Non-parallel cabinet panels reduce standing waves within the cabinet, reducing sound colorations
  • - Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improve high frequency response
  • - Dual pairs of gold-plated binding posts allow bi-amp/bi-wire configurations
  • - Two sets of threaded adjustable feet: spikes for carpeted floors, and elastomer isolation feet for hard floors
  • - Removable cloth grille
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 45.6" x 13.8" x 16.8"
  • - Weight: 75.4 lbs.
  • - Warranty: 5 years



Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The stunning Ultra Tower Speaker cabinet design yields numerous sonic benefits. The non-parallel cabinet panels reduce standing waves within the cabinet, effectively eliminating frequency response coloration. The wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response. Even the grille design is FEA-optimized to maximize acoustic transparency.

Each cabinet also employs two separate sealed midrange enclosures to optimize performance and minimize negative interaction between drivers. In addition, the cabinet bracing is FEA-optimized, the cabinet midrange/tweeter baffles are 1" thick, and the woofer baffles are an amazing 1.5" thick. This robust construction eliminates structural resonances and ensures the cabinet remains acoustically inert for uncolored response even at the highest drive levels.


SVS Drivers Extreme Performance and Uncompromised Fidelity

The proprietary SVS drivers utilize the finest materials and design features to ensure the highest sound quality and performance. The Ultra Tower Speaker driver array features a 1” aluminum dome tweeter, dual 6.5” midrange drivers, and dual 8" horizontally opposed woofers.


1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter

Light, efficient, and rigid, providing high SPL (Sound Pressure Level) with minimal distortion and the sense of utter transparency, the Ultra Tower Speaker deploys a Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) optimized diffuser to ensure the tweeter only has the perfect on-axis and off-axis frequency response. That way, everyone in your listening room gets the best performance. Likewise, since SVS shares these design traits with both the Prime and Ultra speakers, both product lines can blend well with one another while offering that SVS hallmark ‘airy’ presentation and incredibly unveiled highs.


Dual 6.5” Midrange Drivers

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio, which improves sensitivity and maintains pistonic behavior well beyond the pass-band of the driver
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and improve high frequency response
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and enhance heat-sinking capacity


Dual 8” Woofers

  • Long-stroke motor and suspension for low distortion and high output capability
  • Heavy-duty voice coil for enhanced power handling and thermal management
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and improve high frequency response


Forcefactor Woofer Array

The unique ForceFactor horizontally-opposed dual woofer configuration results in mechanical force cancellation for reduced distortion and cleaner, tighter bass response.

The ForceFactor array also eliminates cabinet vibration, which could otherwise modulate the mid/high frequencies – so the soundstage is always stable and crystal clear.

Also, since the four woofers all fire in different directions, the acoustical loading and modal density in the listening space is greatly enhanced. No matter where you sit, the bass response will be effortless, smooth, and accurate, and free of room-based anomalies.


Sound Match Crossover Intelligently Designed for Your Listening Room

The unique Sound Match 3.5-way crossover features a tapered array which supplies each midrange driver with an optimized frequency band. Only the top midrange crosses over to the tweeter, while the bottom midrange is tapered to minimize the potential for off-axis lobing at the critical midrange-to-tweeter crossover frequency. The result is a smoother in-room frequency response and enhanced radiation of total sound power, along with a more generous sweet spot in the vertical axis for a convincing and stable soundstage. Naturally the Sound Match crossover network also features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors, and heavy-trace printed circuit boards to ensure pure signal transmission.