SVS Ultra Center is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by SVS. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" dome Tweeter, 1 x 4" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" composite glass-fiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 45-32k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. SVS Ultra Center has an MSRP of 799$.
What size of room is the SVS Ultra Center speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the SVS Ultra Center 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 Ultra Series?
Ultra Center is a member of SVS's Ultra series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
SVS Ultra Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the SVS Ultra Center speaker?
SVS Ultra Center has a Frequency response range of 45-32k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-225 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Ultra Center's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
What is the Crossover frequency of SVS Ultra Center?
Ultra Center is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 500Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2200Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the SVS Ultra Center? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
SVS Ultra Center's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so SVS Ultra Center is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, SVS Ultra Center 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 Ultra Center:
Ultra Center features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
SVS Ultra Center External Dimensions and Weight
SVS Ultra Center has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8-1/8 x 22-1/16 x 11-3/16inch (207.0 x 561.0 x 285.0mm ).
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 Ultra Center is approximately 1598.9cm2 / 247.8inch2.
The SVS Ultra Center weighs 14.09kg / 31lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Ultra Center's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $1000
Cabinet type and Materials
SVS Ultra Center has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. 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 Ultra Center comes with 4 Rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. 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 Ultra Center 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 Ultra Center is available in Black.
Does the SVS Ultra Center come with a Grille?
Ultra Center 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 Ultra Center?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Ultra Center:
Center channel loudspeakerGrille2 Terminal jumpers (pre-installed)4 Rubber feetOwners ManualSVS brochureOnline Product Registration Card
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the SVS Ultra Center.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the SVS Ultra Center, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for SVS Ultra Center
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the SVS Ultra Center speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for SVS Ultra Center
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.