SVS

Apr 10 2017

News - SVS Elevation speakers reviewed at High Def Digest

SVS's Elevation speakers are an interesting option for building out a Dolby Atmos setup because of their unique shape. This is the first review I've seen, and there weren't any major suprises (read they did well).

Oct 06 2016

News - SVS brings the boom, announcing two 16" subs

I love my sub, but sometimes I have to get up from the couch and turn it down a bit (after getting yelled at). Have to imagine this would only be made worse if I happened to have one of these massive 16" (ported or sealed) subs just announced by SVS, so I quite like that their's a little remote and a couple of apps available manage that without needing to stand up.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make any of the demo sessions (sigh, they're all in the US), but if you're free and want to be impressed you can RSVP here.

Sep 22 2016

News - SVS announces Prime Elevation directional speaker

In an ideal world, we'd all have perfectly shaped theater rooms. With ample space to place speakers in all the right places to create the right sound now matter what. Unfortunately, architects and spouses don't always allow for these environments to takes shape. That's where the recently announced SVS Prime Elevation speaker comes in with an angled shape that lets you point the output in a more targeted way. Allowing us to get the best from the room we've been dealt Smile.

Jun 21 2016

News - SVS brings SoundPath pivoting bracket to market

SVS Sound does a great job with accessories. Good looking and reasonably priced (just like the speakers Smile). They have introduced a pivoting wall/ceiling mount to help you build the perfect Dolby Atmos setup using Prime Satellites for height and width channels. I didn't see any pricing info in the PR, will update if I hear back on it.

Update: Cheaper than I expected. $40/pair.

Apr 21 2016

News - SVS PC-2000 subwoofer reviewed @ RHT

I've never contemplated a cylindrical subwoofer, actually only barely knew they existed. After reading the review of the SVS PC-2000, I think I'm going to have to do some research into the benefits of this shape versus a standard cabinet design.

Mar 30 2016

News - Journey towards the right subwoofer

There is a lot of useful information included in the write-up. It's more personal journey, than review, but either way well worth a read if you want to learn more about subwoofers in general and the SVS lineup in particular.

Jan 21 2016

News - SVS SoundPath Cables reviewed @ RHT

I'll be honest. I usually avoid audio cable reviews because, well... they are generally fluff. There just isn't any value to be had from getting riled up reading about the unicorn mane and dodo tears that went into the manufacture of an over-priced bit of metal. But, when I saw SVS's new SoundPath cables reviewed on Reference Home Theater, I thought it just might be worth 30 seconds Smile. Fortunately, there was no mention of arcane manufacturing processes and we already knew the cables were reasonably priced... I can't help but wonder though; given the reviewer's own words on the subject - why only 4.5/5 for performance?

Dec 29 2015

News - SVS announces Prime Elevation speaker

Directional speakers aren’t a new concept, they are quite common for in-wall installations, but this is the first “normal” speaker application I’ve seen and I think it’s a fantastic idea. While we would all love to have the perfectly shaped theater room, or even dedicated space and that’s where a directional speaker can make a mountain of difference. If you’re fortunate enough to make it to CES next week they will be demoing it, as well as giving away some of their recently announced accessories.

Dec 11 2015

News - SVS announces line of reasonably priced audio accessories

Good audio cables and accessories don't have to be expensive. In fact they don't even have to be that high quality, as long as you've caveated properly. That said, coat hangers are hard to work with (unless your car needs opening, in which case...), and frankly they don't look very nice either. Thankfully there's a lot of space between that, and the $1000 triple-braided unicorn mane based kit many "audiophiles" swear by. Personally, I think it most important thing is that it fits in the environment and easy to work with. This why I'm happy to pay a little bit more for quality terminals or dual-color in-wall wires, and when I can't hide it away - maybe even spring for some nicer looking runs.

SVS made a name for themselves by selling high quality subs (and speakers) at a reasonable price, and it looks like their new SoundPath accessory line fits quite cleanly into the same paradigm.  I know that if I still had hardwood floors, I'd be looking pretty hard at that sub isolation kit.

Dec 01 2015

News - Is the center channel a misunderstood audio component?

It's probably not fair for me to pick at the intro paragraph to a review of two SVS center channels, but frankly it just grated. I've believed, and stated myriad times publicly, that the center channel is the most important speaker in the mix for the majority of common multi-channel use cases. If you listen to TV, movies, or anything but stereo content that doesn't have an upmix encoded in (generally music) - you want a good center. That's where the majority of the dialog is output. Bad center = bad experience. Simple as that.

With that bit of rant out of the way, what were we talking about again? Oh yes, a couple SVS center speakers that were reviewed (and loved)...

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