Center Channel Speakers
Center channel speakers anchor the front stage of a home theater surround sound system with crystal clear dialogue and vocals, a broad soundstage and pinpoint imaging. The SVS Prime and Ultra Center speakers feature 3-way designs with two ported bass drivers and a dedicated midrange driver below the tweeter in its own acoustically sealed chamber. 3-way designs are ideal because they perform closer to a full range speaker and ensure accurate frequency response to the widest possible listening area, while enabling the acoustic image to track accurately across the front stage.
Center channel speakers are critical to a home theater surround sound system because nearly 70% of audio playback comes through the center channel at any given moment. SVS center channel speakers render vocals and dialogue with pristine clarity for music, movies and TV, while tying all the action together across the front stage for a convincing sense of realism. The horizontal driver array of the SVS Prime and Ultra Center channel speakers are optimized for placement on speaker stands, mounts and/or furniture above or below HD displays and projector screens. With proper SVS center speaker placement, vocals and sound effects are attached to the screen and flow from left to right without breaks creating an immersive, “like-being-there” suspension of belief.
MOTOWN Reviews the Ultra Center
"After adding this center to my home theater setup im amazed at how much detail and clarity im hearing for the first time voices breathing all the things tha...
Robert B. Reviews the Prime Center
"I should have made the move years ago this speaker is fantastic"- Robert B.
YouTuber ‘Classy Tech Calibrations’ Reviews Ultra Center Speaker
“Elegant design and finish for a true 3-range center channel that definitely performs well above it’s price. They were exceptional when demoing my favorite ...
Widescreen Review, Ultra Tower Surround System
"While I enjoyed the performance of the Ultra system, I’m having a hard time grappling with how a $3700 loudspeaker system (not including subwoofer) could c...
HiRes Audio Central Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker
"Without question the Ultra Center is a monster home theater speaker overall; in fact, it’s one of the most muscular centers I’ve heard…It delivers clean di...
Marshall Guthrie - Audioholics, Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker
"Mid frequencies were clear and natural. A beautiful and capable center channel home theater speaker that is also a terrific value. Their performance stands...
Home Theater Forum - Sam Chandler Reviews the Ultra Center Loudspeaker
"The center is more than up to the task at all times, with any drive level. Everything images where it should and its clarity is pristine. Highly Recommended."
The Ultra Center receives Sound & Vision’s 2013 Top Pick of the Year Award.
"Dialogue at every possible level came through with a natural feeling. Voices remained intelligible as I moved off axis and the system handled the multichan...
High Def Digest Reviews the Prime Bookshelf and Prime Center Loudspeakers
"A marvel of sound design. These loudspeakers uncoil the sound, and reach well above their price point dynamically. Easy recommendations for the aspiring bu...
The Missing Remote Reviews Prime Center and Prime Tower 5.0 System
"The Prime Center is clear and crisp, and able to handle everything…it made the biggest performance difference from my usual setup."
Audioholics - Tarunvir Bains Reviews the Prime Tower and Prime Center Speakers
"I highly recommend the SVS Prime speakers for anyone looking to break into the first true threshold of fidelity-driven sound reproduction without breaking ...
AVTechReviews - Chris Murray Reviews the Prime Series Speakers
"… have a surprisingly big sound… flawless in its performance…get a audiophile grade home theater system at a fraction of the cost."
The Poor Audiophile - SVS Launches Prime Series Speaker Family: An Array of Speakers From Tower to Satellite
"The Prime Center is a three-way design. I was happy to hear that SVS went with this design choice as it addresses the off-axis issues that are common to th...
Widescreen Review Magazine - Gary Reber Reviews the SVS Ultra Series Loudspeakers
"… an exceptional multichannel loudspeaker system that is true to SVS’ tradition of offering higher performance for the money through R&D and design…the...
- Tweeter | 1"
- Midrange | 4"
- Woofer | Dual 6.5"
- Freq. Response | 45 Hz-32 kHz (±3 dB)
- Dimension | 8.2” (H) 22” (W) 10.9” (D)
$ 799.99 each speaker
- Tweeter | 1"
- Midrange | 3.5"
- Woofer | Dual 5.25"
- Freq. Response | 48 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
- Dimension | 7.7" (H) 18.6" (W) 9.2" (D)
$ 399.99 each speaker
SVS Speaker Design Philosophy
When designing high performance loudspeakers, even the smallest details have acoustic consequences. Our engineers scrutinize every build material, cabinet angle, engineering process and measurement to achieve a level of audio excellence that is unmistakably SVS.
In this two-part “Understanding Speakers” video series, SVS President Gary Yacoubian explores how an idea becomes an SVS speaker in Part One and offers tips for choosing your perfect speaker in Part Two.
Simple positioning tips to optimize center channel performance.
Understanding the differences between the two SVS speaker lines.
Important things to know about sound quality, room set-up, budget and more.
Tips for optimizing speaker placement when setting up a two-channel stereo or surround sound home theater speaker system.
Learn about the emerging audio formats and how height effects speakers can elevate your listening experience.