Specifications (Per Speaker)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 13.2" x 8" x 9.4"
- Weight: 15.5 lbs.
- Tweeter: 1"
- Woofer: 6.5"
- Frequency response: 48 - 25Hz ± 3dB
- Port: 1.7" wide-flared
- Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2.3kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)
- Rated bandwidth: 48Hz - 25kHz (±3dB)
- Nominal impedance 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 87dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
- Recommended amplifier power: 20 - 150 watts
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- Prime Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
Customer Reviews for SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers - Pair
I read some reviews that mentioned these bookshelves lack in bass output. That has not been my experience at all. I don't know if it's just my room but I have them about 18" out from the back wall on stands and they sound great with plenty of low end.
The only problem is that my wife thinks they are ugly and wants me to return them for a "more attractive" pair. I went with the black ash finish but I think they look just fine. They're speakers ... Whatever. I kinda like my guest room anyway.
Over the course of time and several attempts at getting the right sound we are certainly getting closer. The REAL beginning began After the advent of the Blu-ray Disc, June 20, 2006. Thank You Sony!!! Prior to the Blu-ray Disc everything was just kind of flat and not terrible exciting! For many years we have always had 2 surround sound systems. One in our living area, with a Pioneer Receiver and speaker wires that connect through walls into our Master Bedroom, two for outside by our Pool and one connect to the inside of our Sauna Room. Also a 5.1 system in our Living room. The Music we play on this system emanates for an iPod with over 2500 tunes, most from the 1940's thru about 1976. A marvelous collection of OLD Tunes, with lots of Big Band sounds, and of course Frank. As well as all the popular music from the early 50s thru 1976 or so.
Our main media Room is Small (12 x 12) and specifically set up to bring great Blu-ray audio from our 400 Blu-ray Movie Collection. For the past 10 years we have been using Definitive Technology Speakers. Front L/R Studio Monitor 65. Center CS9060. The height and surrounds are Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800s. We also have 2 Subwoofers in this room. Definitive Technology SC6000 and SC4000. A new 65" UltraHD 65" Samsung screen, a Roku and a Sony UBP x800 4k Player. The driving force is our Pioneer SC-LX701 AVR.
For many years we have truly enjoyed the audio in this room, and I am always looking for either different and or better audio. In other words, I have never stopped looking at other speakers to compare and inquire and sometimes buy! Never wanting the same sound and never really knowing if the speakers we are running are too much for the room. And on and on it goes. last year I bought a pair of Wharfedale Reva 2 speakers. After a few weeks, these were not doing it for us. Not enough excitement and or punch, So we re wrapped these and set them on a shelf in the garage and brought back the def tech 65s.
We have a Blu-ray we use to listen and also test out new speakers. "Hotel California" like you never heard before! Volume way up, of course! My oh My what a PERFECT Album!!! There are more than a few other Blu-ray Movie scenes that also work quite well.
Last Monday we received your (ours now) Prime Bookshelf Speakers. We disconnected and re-wrapped the Studio Monitor Def Tech 65s and connected our New SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers. I did all the proper Pioneer AVR set up and Calibration, etc. In the end, all speakers set on Small and 80hz Crossover, etc. After about 40 hours of Break in time I have done this Calibration one more time. Hopefully these new SVS prime Bookshelf Speakers are settling in properly. as they are on either side of our 65" screen and a couple of feet away from the back wall.
Linda and I are both pleasantly surprised at the big Sound that fills the room. One of the first things Linda said was these speakers have much better Clarity, and I agree. We are so very pleased and wanted to pen a few words to Thank you for building a Great Speaker. I remain ever so hopeful I did not bore you with this story!
Rather than a short review on this WONDERFUL product, I felt I needed to give you a little background on our many attempts at buying the proper Speaker. After another 100 or so hours of Break in, I will pen a few more words on these marvelous speakers, I am sure. In the Meantime, please feel free to share our feelings about the Splendid SVS Bookshelf Speakers. I would have loved going for the ULTRA Bookshelf Speakers, but the price slowed me down, as did Linda...