SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

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Model: ULTSHLFPNO UPC: 850071005059 Item: 1591

SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speaker Pair Overview

Say goodbye to the days of oversized big speakers. These SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers are perfect for small, comfortable spaces, and powerful enough to fill large rooms with impressive full-range of sound. Inside each one of theses SVS bookshelf speakers are a tweeter and woofer, working together to deliver smooth, clear highs, and musical bass. Available in a variety of stylish finishes, this speaker will blend into your room’s interior decorating. Whether you are using these speakers for a traditional stereo listening experience or integrating them into your home theater system, the SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers will add a new level of excitement into all of your home audio needs.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • 2-way Bookshelf loudspeaker 
  • Available in black oak veneer, piano gloss black, and gloss white finishes
  • Frequency: 45 Hz-32 kHz (+/-3 dB)
  • Clear highs, lush mids and deep bass
  • Dynamic clarity 
  • These speakers can be used for stereo listening or as part of a surround sound setup
  • 8 ohms
  • Bi-amp and Bi-wiring connection options
  • SVS Ultra Bookshelf Dimensions (H x W x D) (each): 15 in x 8.5 in  x 10.9 in
  • SVS Ultra Bookshelf Weight (each): 19 lbs
  • Warranty: 5 years (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

True two-way sound

These compact lightweight speakers may look diminutive but it packs one heck of a punch.   Each speaker features an aluminum dome tweeter that delivers bright, clear highs, while a woofer delivers impactful, wall shaking bass -- and with an impressive frequency range of 45 Hz-32 kH, you are going to feel it. But, don’t worry about distortion. It does not matter how loud you crank your tunes, these SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers features aluminum shorting rings and vented voice coil formers to eliminate distortion. The result is a crisp, powerful soundstage --richly reproducing everything from  Beyoncé to Bach and everything in between.

High Quality Components

Our friends at SVS did not skip any details when designing these bookshelf speakers. The cabinet features an FEA optimized grille, a wedge-shaped baffle, flush-mounted drivers, and gold-plated binding posts not only create a durable speaker but it helps improve the overall sound quality. The Ultra Bookshelf Speakers also includes stick-on bumper kit that can be attached to the bottom of your speaker to protect them when placed on speaker stands and other surfaces.

SVS quality

A group of home audio enthusiasts started SVS with the purpose of developing exceptional home audio equipment at a reasonable price. What humbly started in a garage more than 15 years ago has grown into one of the most respected home audio companies in the world. SVS creates dynamic sounding home audio equipment by combining cutting edge technology, precision engineering, and extensive testing, The result is an exciting listening experience.


Specifications (Per Speaker)

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 15" x 8.5" x 10.9"
  • Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Tweeter: 1"
  • Woofer: 6.5"
  • Frequency response: 45 - 32Hz ± 3dB
  • Port: 1.7" wide-flared
  • Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)
  • Rated bandwidth: 45Hz - 32kHz (±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:

  • Ultra Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)



Customer Reviews for SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing speaker!
I can't believe the difference I have in my system after adding this speaker. I didn't realize how fatiguing my old speaker was, but this Ultra Bookshelf is so clean and detailed with huge dynamics without being painfully loud. The look on my wife's face was all I needed to see to know that this was a HUGE upgrade over my previous speaker. Her exact words were "it sounds like Lady Gaga is in the room with us!" I couldn't be happier!
October 24, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
A really good speaker for the price point.
I was very impressed with these bookshelf speakers. In my opinion they punch well above their price point. They looked good but they could have more appeal if additional colors were added. My everyday speakers are Elac Vella BS 403s and I thought the Ultras were very similar in performance. While I prefer the Elac Vella 403s overall, the price to performance ratio of the Ultras is the winner.
September 14, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Keeps Getting Better Everyday
Purchased in August 2021 and I listen to my system almost daily; SVS Ultra bookshelf, SVS Ultra Center and SVS SB-2000 Pro sub driven by a Yamaha RX-A6A. I have finally stopped looking for any new speakers as I am very satisfied with the SVS Ultra series. I listen to rock, jazz, symphony, instrumental, blues (a lot of blues), vocals, pop, and these speakers handle it all. They are clear, precise and responsive. In a piano concert you can hear the felt of the hammer hitting the strings. Kim Simmons in a guitar solo is as if he is in the room. Speakers are like wine, there are many varieties for all different tastes; but for the money, I could not be happier with SVS. I have owned many speaker brands over the years and the SVS Ultra series stands with the best. I have owned Pioneer HPM 100s, EPI towers (real walnut cabinets, soft dome, passive woofers), ARs, Klipsch, Sansui, Altec Lansing, Wharfedale, Bose Quad, JBL PT 800Bs and Sonus Faber Concertino bookshelf. I kept the Sonus Faber for the home office as I love their soft dome tweeter but for a full surround sound system, it's SVS for their cost-quality ratio. I have never felt any buyer's remorse from my SVS purchase. Every time I listen to vinyl, CD, stream, or playback FLAC 5 files from USB I just sit back and enjoy. From just 2-channel to full 5.1 surround, the Ultras have never let me down. Pros Sound keeps getting better and better. Absolutely no buyer's remorse.
July 20, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
I originally hooked these up to my 4 channel Cambridge audio Axr100 with single cable bridging two of the channels per speaker. They sounded great. After a couple of months, I then bought some new cable and bi amped the speakers, removing the jumpers from the binding posts. 2 channels running the tweeters and 2 for the mids…. My god!! What a difference! They sound incredible, the separation of the layers and clarity of the music is absolutely another level! 100% recommend! Space being an issue in my lounge, they are now high up on the wall in brackets. Still sounding fantastic! Hoping when we move to bring them down onto stands, they sound even better at ear level away from the wall around 400mm. I also have this running with a SB2000 sub, and Cambridge audiobook minx201 filling the bottom end. SVS for the win!
April 17, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
I bought these to finally replace my old Logitech Z-5500 speakers in my room and holy crap, these speakers are amazing! even at 2.1 they sound better than anything ive ever owned or currently have in the living room. The only regret i have is getting the wood finish over the gloss. I saw those in person the other day and man do they look great!
April 13, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
So far, so good!
Have not had these very long but I am very impressed with them to this point. I have them setup with a PB-2000 Pro powered by an older Denon 2311-CI and I would say I am still in the dialing-in process, but I love what I hear so far. Paired up with some high-def music streams the clarity even at higher volumes is like nothing I have personally ever experienced with any other system I have ever owned. This is my first pair of "real" speakers and I was apprehensive at the price I was paying for them, but these should last me for a good long time so I figured it was time to make a quality investment instead of trying to just bargain hunt for something mediocre. And to boot, they look fantastic! I do however wish that there was a mounting knurl on the bottom of these for a more solid attachment to the stands I have them on. I am just using some bluetack to keep them from falling off, which is a bit tacky (no pun intended). Not sure if that is an oversight on SVS's part to exclude something like that, but seems like it would be a pretty small change to give a bit more peace of mind, particularly considering the price of these things. I also wish the grills were magnetic, but I rarely move them on or off so not a huge deal...just thinking of all the speakers I've had in the past where the posts eventually break.
March 19, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
I have my Ultra Bookshelf speakers paired with the Ultra Center and a pair of Prime Hight speakers. I am still in great appreciation of the quality of sound envelopes me. Thanks to all of you at SVS that had a part in making these fine speakers.
March 8, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Ultra Bookshelf: Best Speaker I've Owned
Life like soundstage, differentiated instrument timber, and accurate human voice. The bass frequencies are very good. However, I matched the SVS Ultra Bookshelf with my SVS SB 1000 sub. The voicing is seamless. This trio is great for all kinds of music. I think the pairing is a great hi end sound system for every serious music lover, regardless of budget.
February 28, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful speakers
The first thing that got me as I unpacked the Ultra bookshelves was how pretty they are. That is a great looking product. My first response as I listened was “Damn”. Unbelievable sound from such a small speaker. They are as clear with great highs, mids, and a crazy amount of low end. I also have a SVS SB-1000 sub which compliments these very well. I’m still in the break in phase with these. Honestly I can’t imagine these sounding much better even after the 20 to 30 hours of break in.
January 16, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Bookshelves
Sound amazing, period.
December 24, 2021
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