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SVS Releases New Flagship Ultra Evolution Speaker Series

Consists of seven new models including floorstanding, bookshelf, center channel, and surround sound,

SVS has announced a new flagship speaker series, SVS Ultra Evolution. Consisting of seven new models featuring advancements in driver design, cabinet architecture, and component materials, the speakers usher in a new era of reference quality sound for the audio brand.

SVS Ultra Evolution Speakers - Floorstanding - White

At first glance, the most striking design feature is the acoustically centered time alignment cabinet architecture. A curve in the front baffle aligns the sound emanation point of the tweeter and each driver on a vertical plane, ensuring sound from each driver arrives at a listener’s ear in the exact same instant. This maximizes phase coherence for a more convincing and immersive soundstage with pinpoint accuracy and imaging.

For the tower models specifically, midrange drivers and woofers positioned above and below the tweeter allow for seamless crossover blending to create an idealized “point-source” where sound flows from a single point in front of the speaker to optimize dispersion characteristics.

The diamond-coated aluminum dome tweeter is also completely new for SVS. Using a modern technology called vapor deposition, a layer of diamond carbon is grown on the surface of the aluminum dome to improve rigidity and critical acoustic properties. This raises the frequency response well beyond the limits of human hearing, resulting in effortless, airy, and unveiled highs with no measurable distortion. It also pushes low frequency extension of the tweeter deeper for more seamless blending with the midrange.

While the main purpose of the organic cell lattice tweeter diffuser is to protect the tweeter from physical damage, SVS engineers prototyped dozens of grille patterns to determine which provided the best acoustic performance. Through FEA analysis, a semi-random pattern derived from organic cell structures was chosen for its optimized off-axis frequency response and dispersion characteristics.

SVS Ultra Evolution Speakers - Bookshelf - Black

Owing to the SVS subwoofer design pedigree is a new woofer execution in the three Ultra Evolution floorstanding speakers. Similar in design to the brand’s 3000 Micro Subwoofer, dual opposing active woofers on the top and bottom of the cabinet arranged in a force-balanced array render effortless low frequency response while addressing room modes.

By having eight woofers from a pair of speakers, all firing in unison in different directions; deep, authoritative bass fills the listening area, smoothing out peaks and nulls. Mechanical energy from each front-firing woofer is equaled inside the cabinet by the rear-firing woofer, thus eliminating mechanical coloration. This results in pure, accurate low frequencies at any playback level.

Midrange drivers and woofers across all models feature glass fiber composite cones chosen for the stiffness-to-mass ratio and ability to convey dynamics and pinpoint tonal accuracy. Separate, acoustically tuned internal chambers for the midrange drivers enhance separation and eliminate the potential for cabinet resonances, resulting in pristine sound across the frequency spectrum. Precision-cast aluminum-alloy baskets ensure precise alignment of critical components and maximize thermal dissipation.

Also notable on the new speakers are chamfered front baffles to minimize edge diffraction for optimal off-axis frequency response. Crossovers feature premium-grade capacitors, inductors, resistors, and heavy-trace printed circuit board.

SVS Ultra Evolution Speakers - Floorstanding - Black

Voicing of the new Ultra Evolution is timbre-matched to all other SVS Prime and original Ultra models so users can mix between the three series to create a system. All speakers include detachable neodymium magnetic grilles. Elastomer bumper feet and metal spike feet attachments are available for tower models.

The Ultra Evolution family consists of three new floorstanding speakers and two new bookshelf speakers sharing the same design features and form factors with varying driver and cabinet dimensions. A dedicated three-way center channel speaker and versatile Ultra Elevation surround sound/Dolby Atmos speaker round out the lineup.

Details and pricing on the new models are included below.

Ultra Evolution Nano and Ultra Evolution Tower models will ship later in Q2.

Finish options will be limited at launch. All models will soon be available in Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White, and Premium Black Oak Wood Veneer finishes.

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