SVS Prime Tower is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by SVS. It features a 1" dome Tweeter, 1 x 4.5" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 30-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. SVS Prime Tower has an MSRP of 1400$ per pair but can often be found around 1200$ per pair.
What size of room is the SVS Prime Tower speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the SVS Prime Tower is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in SVS's Prime Series?
Prime Tower is a member of SVS's Prime series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
SVS Prime Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the SVS Prime Tower speaker?
SVS Prime Tower has a Frequency response range of 30-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 30 Hz, Prime Tower will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with SVS Prime Tower, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Prime Tower's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), there is only one Passive Floor-standing speaker that have the deeper bass levels than the SVS Prime Tower's 30Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of SVS Prime Tower?
Prime Tower is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 350Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2100Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the SVS Prime Tower? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
SVS Prime Tower's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so SVS Prime Tower is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, SVS Prime Tower is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the SVS Prime Tower:
Prime Tower features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
SVS Prime Tower External Dimensions and Weight
SVS Prime Tower has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 36-5/8 x 8 x 11-11/16inch (931.0 x 204.0 x 297.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of SVS Prime Tower is approximately 605.9cm2 / 93.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of SVS Prime Tower, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the SVS Prime Tower virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The SVS Prime Tower weighs 18.23kg / 40.1lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Prime Tower's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the SVS Prime Tower compare to the SVS Prime Pinnacle?
One of the natural alternative to the SVS Prime Tower is the Prime Pinnacle which is located one step higher in SVS's Passive Floor-standing selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of SVS Prime Tower vs Prime Pinnacle for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
SVS Prime Tower has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
SVS Prime Tower comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: 4 Elastomer isolation feet (pre-installed) 4 Spike feet
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
SVS Prime Tower is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
SVS Prime Tower is available in Black.
Does the SVS Prime Tower come with a Grille?
Prime Tower comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of SVS Prime Tower?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Prime Tower:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille (pre-installed)4 Elastomer isolation feet (pre-installed)4 Spike feet4 Nuts4 Protective discsOwners ManualSVS brochureOnline Product Registration Card
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the SVS Prime Tower speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for SVS Prime Tower
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.