SVS Prime Bookshelf Black ash
The price point to get good sound audiophile sound has oftentimes been a significant barrier. Thanks to SVS, not any more. If you’re an audiophile or home theater lover on a budget then look no further than the SVS Prime Bookshelf speakers. While the Prime Bookshelf speakers don’t do everything perfectly, the overall performance of these speakers at this price point is just crazy. They are an ideal solution for the audiophile on a budget or those starting out and have loftier long-term aspirations.
There’s no doubt. The SVS Prime Bookshelf speakers are a real price-performance achievement. They are an exceptional value and give you a real taste of high end audio for the audiophile on a budget. Pair any number of Prime Bookshelf speakers with an SB-2000 subwoofer and you are going to have an amazing one-two knockout punch for both music and home theater.
The irony of the Prime Bookshelf becomes their performance relative to their more expensive sibling, the SVS Ultra Bookshelf. The performance difference is there—especially in areas of dynamics and a bit more low frequency extension—and each person will need to weigh in on what they value most.
Whatever you end up doing, the news is all good. Thanks to SVS, gone are the days where you need to have a six figure audio system to be the envy of your friends and neighbors. What a great time to be an audiophile and home theater lover. Highly recommended.
Frequency Response and Electro-Acoustic Data
Rated band width: 45Hz 32kHz ( +-3 dB)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.38V @ 1 meter full-space , 300-3kHz)
Recommended amplifier power: 20 -150 watts
Dimensions: (HxWxD) 378 x 216 x 254 mm
1.7″ rear-firing port
Cloth grill with pin/cup retention system
Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2kHz
Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles, wedge-shaped front baffle and
flush-mounted drivers all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved on-axis high