SVS Ultra Bookshelf speaker review

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,309
Hey guys, check out my latest review that's just been published of the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers! https://theaudiobeatnik.com/review-svs-ultra-bookshelf-speakers/

I really enjoyed certain elements of these speakers like the way they created a seamless wave of energy. However, the aluminum dome tweeter was a little bright in my small listening room. I could see these excelling in a heavily damped and/or larger room where the treble energy has a chance to spread out before hitting your ears. As mentioned, these would also be fantastic for a mixed use HT/music setup.

Hope you enjoy the review, and as always please share any feedback/critique so that I can continue to improve as a writer!

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,623
    Very well written, you covered all the bases. If I ever move on from my floorstanders these would definitely warrant a lot of consideration.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,309
    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the read. What speakers are you using now?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,601
    As always your reviews are insightful as I too have thought about trying these. Helps to have an objective yet professional review to lean on first.
    Good job Drew.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,157
    Great review!

    I guess a foam ring of a certain size around that tweeter could be an option for its glaring detail on certain musical tastes and /or for certain rooms too. Like JBL uses.

    I too was curious about a review about the SVS speakers from somebody I know.
    We ALL know their subs are AWSOME.

    Great job! ;)
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,761
    Good stuff Drew!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,820
    Well, there's a speaker I don't need to hear. Thanks for that Drew. B)
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,309
    Yeah you would hate these Jesse.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,623
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the read. What speakers are you using now?
    A pair of vintage (old but functional) RTi10 in the HT - I was thinking of moving to S60s but that would almost be too lateral to spend money on. I also wondered about SVS's "other" speakers, maybe do a review of their towers next? LOL
    And these would be almost 100% HT use, got the 2 ch room covered with a modded pair of 2Bs.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,590
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the read. What speakers are you using now?
    A pair of vintage (old but functional) RTi10 in the HT - I was thinking of moving to S60s but that would almost be too lateral to spend money on. I also wondered about SVS's "other" speakers, maybe do a review of their towers next? LOL
    And these would be almost 100% HT use, got the 2 ch room covered with a modded pair of 2Bs.

    I bet the SVS towers would be pretty awesome for a HT only setup. Don’t they have a 45 day return policy with free shipping both ways? You could do your own review 😂
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 619
    Nicely done, Drew. I see that you’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of your first review there.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,255
    I'm using a pair of SVS Ultra Surrounds (very similar) in my combination 2 channel HT setup... they are very versatile and match nicely with my Ushers... And they look nice in their piano black too.

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    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,601
    maxward wrote: »
    Nicely done, Drew. I see that you’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of your first review there.

    Time to move up!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,761
    joecoulson wrote: »
    maxward wrote: »
    Nicely done, Drew. I see that you’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of your first review there.

    Time to move up!

    Editor in chief....
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,368
    Nicely written. I wonder if the svs pinnacle would be less bright and more musical since the tweeters are different.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,996
    I'm using a pair of SVS Ultra Surrounds (very similar) in my combination 2 channel HT setup... they are very versatile and match nicely with my Ushers... And they look nice in their piano black too.

    lukmkds42az1.png

    Thanks Mikey. Been thinking about these for a while and thanks Drew for the great review and reminder of the Ultra Surrounds. Need to step up from these little fxi polks I've had for too long now.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,255
    That's a nice step up!
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,309
    erniejade wrote: »
    Nicely written. I wonder if the svs pinnacle would be less bright and more musical since the tweeters are different.

    Thanks Brian. I took a look at their site and all of their speakers seem to use the same 1" aluminum dome tweeter.
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