SVS Ultra Center Speaker

Model: ULTCNTRPNO UPC: 850071005097 Item: 1592

$699.00

Color: Gloss Black - In Stock

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The Foundation for High-End Home Theaters

The Ultra Center Speaker anchors the front stage and immerses the listener in the cinema experience, effortlessly handling the most complex and dialogue-intensive scenes with stunning realism, room-filling presence, and outstanding vocal reproduction and dialogue intelligibility. Available in premium-grade piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finishes and handsomely styled with a swept-back profile and striking edge treatments, the Ultra Center Speaker will complement any high-end home theater.

Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The Ultra Center 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.

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 Center Speaker driver array features a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, a 4" midrange driver, and dual 6.5" woofers. The vertically aligned tweeter and midrange improves horizontal axis polar response, with reduced lobing and comb filtering for a smooth frequency response and excellent dialogue intelligibility at all listening positions.

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter

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

4” Midrange Driver

  • 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

6.5” Woofers

  • Delivers amazing dialogue clarity and detail with powerful room-filling presence and projection
  • 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

SoundMatch Crossover Intelligently Designed for Your Listening Room

The SoundMatch 3-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 a stable soundstage. Naturally the SoundMatch crossover network also features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors, and heavy-trace printed circuit boards to ensure pure signal transmission.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 8.2" x 22" x 10.9"
  • Weight: 31 lbs.
  • Tweeter: 1"
  • Midrange: 4"
  • Woofer: dual 6.5"
  • Frequency response: 45 - 32Hz ± 3dB
  • Port: Dual 1.7" wide-flared, rear-firing 
  • Midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2.2kHz (12dB/octave slopes)
  • Woofer-to-midrange crossover: 500Hz (12dB/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 - 225 watts

 

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What's in the Box:

  • Ultra Center Speaker

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Customer Reviews for SVS Ultra Center Speaker

4.8 / 5.0
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Excellent Center, vocals are super clean and sound stage is phenomenal.
One of the best centers I’ve ever listened to. The sound stage is great and listening from any angle is superbly clear. Up till now I’ve only had Klipsch speakers including the beast RC-64iii and I just switched to SVS on a whim and of course reading reviews. Super happy with this center and just bought some used but in excellent condition SVS Ultra bookshelfs which are perfect with this center. I love it!!
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September 16, 2020
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Best center ever !
Absolutely the best center !! So glad I chose this speaker line the center is gorgeous and sounds superb . So much bass too svs has the best customer service and already bought the towers to match
September 7, 2020
Originally posted at
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Unveilibable sound, awesome look but...
The sound is great, by far the best one I've had so far. The piano gloss black finish looks awesome. The only problem is related to the front grill who does not stay in place and keep falling off the speaker.
September 7, 2020
Originally posted at
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I have SVS subs so
I have SVS subs so I am familiar with their quality and sound. The SVS Ultra Center is crystal clear and has a slight warmth which is very pleasant to the ear. The quality of construction and finish is typical SVS excellence. Overall I'm very pleased!!
August 29, 2020
Originally posted at
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This center sounds much more
This center sounds much more clear and full compared to my last two. The ultra is slightly less money and has a smaller footprint than the one it replaced. I was trying to decide between the ultra and another brand. Order the Ultra first since they have an easy return policy. Within a few minutes I was very impressed and decided I didn’t need to look any further.
August 24, 2020
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I can hear the dialog!
I replaced my Klipsch RC62 center with the SVS Ultra Center. My wife and I can now hear movie dialog clearly and without constantly turning up the volume on the AVR. I could not understand why such a highly rated Klipsch center did not seem right for my setup. After reading many reviews from different sites I finally purchased the Ultra center. The difference is night and day. Although the Klipsch RC62 was very good, most times the dialog sounded nasal and the music was too bright. If you like Klipsch and have the entire setup, I can understand that you would really like the line. For me, I listen to everything from jazz, country, symphony, current rock and pop. I replaced the Klipsch R120SW sub with the SVS PB-2000 Pro sub as well. Now my system is very balanced and the sound blends exceptionally well across the JBL PT-800 fronts, SVS Ultra Center and SVS PB 2000 Pro sub with in-wall Polk surrounds. When my PT-800s need rebuilding I will likely get the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers. Thank you SVS for great sounding products. (System: Yamaha RX-A1080, Tivo, Nvidia Shield, Blue-Ray, Technics S1500C TT. Used for: Vinyl across the ages, streaming movies, TIDAL, FLAC recordings via USB.) Oh yes, the Android app to control the SVS PB-2000 Pro sub works quite well.
August 16, 2020
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A center channel speaker is
A center channel speaker is the hardest speaker to critically evaluate. I suppose if it does its job, it's good right? But its a little more than that. I bought the Prime Pinnacle surround system (with PB2000 Pro Sub and Denon 80wpc receiver) and so started out with the Prime Center channel. It sounded fine and I could have stayed with that but I was curious so I bought the Ultra center speaker and glad I did. The Ultra stepped up the game. Its hard to describe but the best I can say is Fuller, more dynamic sound. It really filled out the front stage better than the Prime and a little more seamless spread of sound with the Pinnacles in my system. It blends well and seems a little bit sharper/clearer and gives the impression of a boosted output level of the entire front stage overall. I think this is a worthwhile upgrade to the Pinnacle system and now my speaker system is ready for an electronics upgrade in the future. Is the Ultra Center worth the significant price increase over the standard Prime center? IDK - if you have the $ it is better but I really didnt find any real fault with the standard speaker in my modest system. SVS offers free 45 day In Home Trial so you decide.
August 12, 2020
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Ultra Center is perfectly matched
Ultra Center is perfectly matched to the Ultra Bookcase stereo speakers. The sound field seems 10 feet wider now.
For the first time at home, watching movies and tv, I feel that voice (and other newly discovered sounds) are effortlessly expressed No matter how quiet or loud.
August 2, 2020
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The only reason why it’s
The only reason why it’s not a 5 is Svs sensitivity is low on there speakers and don’t play as loud as the rest of the system so I had to recalibrate
July 20, 2020
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The Ultra Solution
I went from a wonderful 5.0 system (NHT VT-2) that I purchased back in the 1990's (didn't want the speakers dominating the family room of my new house), to a Definitive Tech Studio W sound bar. Over time I found myself having to engage sub titles when steaming movies (was as bad when using physical media), but I missed the clarity and separation of my old speakers. I watched and read many reviews, and the SVS Ultra Center seemed a good solution to my situation. I paired the Ultra Center with the Prime Towers (powered by a Denon X2600 Receiver), and I'm back to once again enjoying my movie collection. Very happy....
July 19, 2020
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