SVS Prime Tower and Center Loudspeaker Conclusion
SVS joins a very competitive budget-driven market with its Prime series loudspeakers. Between the perceptually huge soundstage, a 45-day trial period, furniture-grade aesthetics, and clean reproduction, it’s tough to fault anyone considering them, and I expect them regularly show in forum recommendations.
SVS Prime Towers (Grilles Removed)
As with any speaker in this price class, they’re not quite flawless but they do get more things right than virtually any of their competition at this price point. They have gobs of bass extension, can play ungodly loud and remain clean in doing so. They need a quality A/V receiver to sound their best, but that’s virtually a given with high-performance tower systems.
I highly recommend the SVS Prime speakers for anyone looking to break into the first true threshold of fidelity-driven sound reproduction without breaking the bank. It’s reassuring to know you have well-engineered loudspeakers that are built with quality components, from a company with unparalleled customer support and service.
You will enjoy many years of problem-free performance from SVS, and it would be a safe bet to say that the Prime series loudspeakerrs will have no difficulty keeping up their famous subwoofers. Remember, if you let anyone know of how little you paid for these high-quality towers and center, they’re going to sell their “HtiB” too. This level of performance is no longer the domain of boutique brands costing two to three times as much!
Prime Tower & Center Review
MSRP: $499.99/ea and $349.99/ea
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