SVS Ultra Center Speaker

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Model: ULTCNTRPNO UPC: 850071005097 Item: 1592

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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

 

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Ultra Center Speaker

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Customer Reviews for SVS Ultra Center Speaker

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Rated 5 out of 5
Crystal Clear Center Channel
I had quite a few center channels over the years.....this one is the best so far!!
January 13, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing speaker
Upgraded from prime to ultra series. Amazing difference.
December 29, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Ultra Center is a beast!
The Ultra Center is an amazing speaker. It gives super clear dialogue and awesome sound in music. The Center channel is super important in Dolby Surround for movies and TV and you can't get better than the SVS Ultra Center. And the SVS customer service is the absolute best. You get 45 days to try it in your setup and you know why? Because SVS knows that once you hear it you will want to keep it. I did.
December 22, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
A major upgrade
I had thought my old center speaker was pretty good, but compared to the SVS, it was a night and day comparison. Aside from dialogue being more present, the depth and base response is quite impressive.
December 18, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Clarity and Unbelievable Quality
I now own 6 SVS Speakers which include:
2- Ultra Center Speakers
2- Prime Pinnacle Speakers
2-PB16 Ultra Series Subwoofers
The SVS Speaker Systems Blows the doors off any other sound systems, and I have three Engineering Ph.D. Degrees and over 60 years of experience to back-up my statements!
November 16, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Upgraded from ultra bookshelf
I was using three ultra bookshelf speakers for my mains and center. Within the one year trade up period, I decided to upgrade the mains to ultra towers and then decided to also trade up the third ultra bookshelf to the ultra center. My only regret is not initially choosing the towers and center instead of the bookshelf speakers.
November 15, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best of the Best
It is the best sounding center speaker..
November 14, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
ULTRA Upgrade!!!
In 2004 I purchased my 1st real center channel speaker for my surround sound system. It was the Paradigm cc-170 and it changed the way I listened to movies and t.v. forever. Here we are 18 years later and I had to make two upgrades a new AVR and and new center channel speaker. Unfortunately where I live my old Hifi store no longer exists so youtube became my resource for research. Audioholics,That Home Theater Dude, and Youthman amongst others were a tremendous help. I chose my AVR and then I chose the SVS Ultra center channel speaker. This speaker is nothing short of amazing. The build quality is top notch,the design is stunning and the SOUND is well out of this world! To me my old Paradigm was like the Hubble and my new SVS is the new and improved James Webb! I have only had the Ultra for about a month but couldn't be happier with my decision. I can't wait to purchase the Ultra Towers and surrounds to go with it! Sorry for the long winded review but I am just that pleased with the product that SVS had designed! Keep up the amazing work SVS!!!
November 5, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
GREAT SPEAKERS for HT!!!
Purchased (2) Ultra Bookshelf, Ultra Center, and (4) Prime Satellite Speakers. The one that makes the most improvement from my old HT setup is the Ultra Center. The movie speaking parts are now understandable without being overly loud and the Ultra Bookshelf speakers are also great. Next month I will add dual SB-2000 Subs to replace my old single 10" sub. Looking forward to a great HT experience!
October 12, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Jaw Dropping Center Channel
Going to an Ultra Center from a Klipsch R-25C was a night and day difference. What I noticed the most was the lack of "noise" coming from the Ultra. It sounds super clean. My Klipsch was harsh and "ringy" in comparison. Now I hear exactly what I am supposed to hear from my center channel and nothing else. With the "ringing" from the center channel gone I hear details from my surround speakers more clearly as well. Pretty interesting that upgrading one speaker improved the definition of the entire system. Highly recommended!
September 7, 2022
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saw good reviews and looks gorgeous
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saw good reviews and looks gorgeous
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