Ultra Tower is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by SVS. It features a 1.0" Dome Tweeter, 2 x 6.5" Midrange and 2 x 8.0" Polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 28-32k Hz and a sensitivity of 88 dB. SVS Ultra Tower has an MSRP of 2600$ per pair.
Ultra Tower 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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SVS Ultra Tower has a Frequency response range of 28-32k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 28 Hz, Ultra Tower will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
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Here we have a comparison of how Ultra 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 3000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the SVS Ultra Tower's 28Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of SVS Ultra Tower?
Ultra Tower is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 160Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2000Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
SVS Ultra Tower's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms and has a sensitivity of 88 dB.
Is the SVS Ultra Tower an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so SVS Ultra Tower is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
88dB of SVS Ultra Tower is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
Ultra Tower has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
SVS Ultra Tower Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
SVS Ultra Tower has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 45-5/8 x 13-15/16 x 17-1/2inch (1159.0 x 355.0 x 445.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 34.27kg / 75.4lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
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 Tower is approximately 1579.8cm2 / 244.9inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of SVS Ultra Tower, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the SVS Ultra Tower virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
Here we have a comparison of how Ultra Tower's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
SVS Ultra Tower has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Oak veneer 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 Ultra 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 Ultra Tower is available in Black.
Ultra Tower comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of SVS Ultra Tower?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Ultra Tower:
Floorstanding loudspeakerCloth grille2 Metal grillesFoam port plug4 Elastomer isolation feet (pre-installed)4 Spike feet4 Nuts4 Protective discs2 Terminal jumpers (pre-installed)Owners ManualSVS brochureOnline Product Registration Card
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.