SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

Model: ULTSHLFPNO UPC: 850071005059 Item: 1591


Color: Gloss Black - In Stock

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Designed for the Discriminating Audiophile

Handsomely styled with a swept-back profile and striking edge treatments, the Ultra Bookshelf Speakers draw design cues from the magnificent flagship Ultra Tower Speakers. These speakers come in a variety of colors, so they can look stunning in almost any environment and will complement any upscale décor. Reference-grade bookshelf monitors have always held a warm spot in the heart of any serious audiophile, and the Ultra Bookshelf Speakers live up to that esteemed legacy. With their emotionally involving monitors delivering precise imaging, an amazingly coherent and deep soundstage, a wonderfully rich and compelling tonal balance, and surprisingly deep and dynamic bass, they are sure to thrill serious music aficionados everywhere, which is why the Ultra Bookshelf series immediately takes a place amongst the most highly-regarded 2-way monitors on the market.

Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The Ultra Bookshelf 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.

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 Bookshelf Speakers driver array features a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5" woofer.

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter

  • Utilizes an FEA-optimized diffuser that delivers a very open 'airy' presentation and extremely unveiled highs
  • Delivers a soundstage so pure and free of artifacts that you'll swear the performers are in the room

6.5” Woofer

  • Delivers scintillating midrange detail combined with remarkable bass response
  • 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

SoundMatch Crossover Intelligently Designed for Your Listening Room

The SoundMatch 2-way crossover features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors, and heavy-trace printed circuit boards to ensure pure signal transmission. Careful selection of the crossover frequency and slopes results in a smooth off-axis polar response, outstanding phase coherency, and enhanced radiation of total sound power with a generous sweet spot and stable soundstage.


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



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What's in the Box:

  • Ultra Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)



Customer Reviews for SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

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Cannot compliment enough
I have the Definitive Technologies Mythos ST-L's as my front left and right to my working man's home theater but I wanted bookshelves as an alternative. I have an original PB-13 Ultra dedicated sub so the LFE would be directed to the sub. I have been looking at B&W, Aperion and Legacy but with the excellent customer service and proven quality I put my faith once again into SVS.

I love my Mythos (5k+) but when I did a side by side with the Ultra bookshelves and the mid's and hi's of the Mythos (1K) it was hard for my super green ears to tell the difference....PLEASE don't overlook the Ultra bookshelves or towers because your thinking more money means better product IT DOESN'T

Hope this helps John
July 1, 2016
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Ulta Bookshelf - Top quality
I was finally to the point of wanting to downsize my system after 25 years. I was using Carver Amazing silver speakers as main front speakers. I was a little apprehensive moving to a smaller speaker. Well, I can say it is a non-issue now. It is amazing the technology that is put into good speakers today like the Ulta bookshelf. The clarity, soundstage, deep end are great. The piano black finish is top notch and gorgeous. Speakers grilles should absolutely be removed.

I was so impressed with them, I bought a single Ultra to act as my center speaker. I truly believe 3 matching speakers are better than using a horizontal center speaker.
November 10, 2016
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I compared these to the Kef r300 and even though the kefs are about 700$ more I think these sound better and the fit and finish is just as good.
January 18, 2017
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Love the Ultra Bookshelves
I started with an Ultra Center early last year and being quite pleased with it I purchased a pair of UBSs not long after. They provided another step up in my HT system. They look and sound great.

Recently I picked up two more in the outlet section. Both look like new and sound as expected. They are used as rear surrounds.
March 14, 2017
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What an upgrade
I purchased these about a month ago and talking with SVS customer service, decided to take some time to break in. I was replacing my set of tower speakers by RBH, I must share with you that I was definitely able to hear the audio advantage with the SVS brand. I also purchased the stands which keep the bookshelf speakers at the perfect height. After doing many hours of research on-line and watching many audio reviews I am completely satisfied with the SVS Ultra Bookshelves and I will soon be upgrading both my sub and center speaker. I primarily listen to music about 70% of the time with the remains 30% as a home theater.
Great things come in small packages.
November 13, 2015
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Expectations Exceeded
Did tons of research on new bookshelf speakers before retiring my DCM towers I've had since the mid 80's (yes, that long). After reading multiple reviews I decided to order the Ultra's even though I'd never heard them. The trial period was a good selling point. Hooked them up to my vintage Luxman R-115 and.......WOW. Heard sounds I'd never heard before; highs are crisp without too much brightness and the lows are very round and solid. All types of music sound great. Using a powered Klipsch sub but really don't need it. Streaming using Tidal through a Sonos connect device. Aside from the excellent speakers the customer service from SVS is exceptional; I had 2 phone conversations with reps who not only walked me through the speakers but recommended an integrated amp (since my Luxman may be on the way out). This is the way customers should be treated, and that's why I'm now a loyal SVS fan.
March 8, 2017
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The Ultra System Speakers Are Very, Very Good.
I have been running the Ultra Bookshelf Speakers and an Ultra Center Speaker mated with the 1000 Sub, all in Piano Black, for three weeks now.

For many years I had large tower speakers (OK, Klipsch RF7s and RC7 plus a large SVS sub (can't think of the model) in our LR. I decided to move these monsters to my basement in a dedicated music system (man, did they take up a lot of room!)

I selected the Ultras for their compact size and performance reviews, plus my own experience with the larger SVS sub. I waited a suitable time for break in before a review, and I am glad I did. About two weeks in, these little beauties opened up, revealing their true character. I am hearing a smoothness, a clarity and a willingness to perform that I had hoped for, fingers crossed, in a smaller speaker. They surprise me regularly pumping DirecTV, Blu-ray, and most importantly for me, music.

While there are less (and more) expensive speakers on the market, I have not heard any that rival the Ultras in performance at their price and size point. And my wife says they look great -- an important consideration -- and she gets most of her LR back.

You can consider me a fan of these little shiny black boxes!
August 24, 2015
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Thanks SVS.
Beyond happy with my choice!
November 9, 2016
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We like them very much, sound is balanced.
Over all attractive well built speaker. Sounds good.
October 7, 2015
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Ultra Bookshelves
These Ultra Bookshelf speakers are just simply incredible the highs the mids and lows are sharp and clean , they command a powerful punch when needed and subtle finesse and detailed sound field listing to music and movies. I highly recommend these speakers and the other Ultra offers from SVS. I was also impressed with the build quality and finish absolutely perfect.
November 24, 2015
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