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Svs Ultra series - finally a good bass towers?

BrokenEnglishGuy

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Apparently svs want to bring to the table something very good
Their line are W-M-T-M-W, woofers are opposite and are always 4.
3 differents woofers size.
5,25'' x4
6,5'' x4
8'' x4
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Crossover:​

  • 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, inductors, resistors and heavy-trace printed circuit board
  • Tweeter-to-Midrange crossover: 1.8 kHz
  • Midrange-to-woofer crossover: 140 Hz
To me that low crossover mean a serious bass woofer :p
  • Quad 8” woofers in Force-Balanced Opposed Array energize any room with deep, accurate, evenly distributed bass, while contributing a net-zero vibration force to the cabinet and other components.
  • Frequency Response: 24Hz to 40kHz (+/-3 dB)




Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Frequency Response: 24Hz to 40kHz (+/-3 dB)
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300Hz – 3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 – 300 watts

Speaker Specs:​

  • Floor-standing Tower Loudspeaker
  • Piano gloss black, piano gloss white, real black oak veneer finish options
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • Dual 3” wide-flared rear-firing ports
  • Cloth grille with magnetic retention system
  • Elastomer screw-in feet – adjustable for level
  • Spiked metal screw-in feet included – adjustable for level
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 49.61” (H) x 11.81” (W) x 18.14” (D) / 1260mm (H) x 300mm (W) x 460.7mm (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 50.2” (H) x 11.81” (W) x 18.14” (D) / 1275mm (H) x 300mm (W) x 460.7mm (D) (includes grille, feet, and binding posts)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 54.6” (H) x 16.3” (W) x 22.6” (D) / 1387mm (H) x 415mm (W) x 575mm (D)
  • Weight Packaged: 110.8 pounds / 50.3 kgs
  • Weight Unboxed: 96.7 pounds / 43.9 kgs

Driver Specs:​

1” Diamond Coated Tweeter​

  • FEA-optimized Organic Cell Lattice Diffuser for airy, unveiled highs and pristine clarity.
  • Cutting-edge vapor-deposition grows a hyper-rigid diamond-like coating on an aircraft-grade aluminum dome, pushing high-frequency extension further beyond human hearing, and delivering best-in-class fidelity, linearity, and transient response.
  • Silver tinsel leads for optimal signal transfer and power handling.

5.25” Midrange Drivers​

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond passband.
  • Precision-cast aluminum-alloy baskets ensure precise alignment of critical components and maximize thermal dissipation.
  • Vented Kapton voice coil former is exceptionally lightweight for excellent dynamics and transient response.

8” Woofers:​

  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output.
  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond passband.
  • Precision-cast aluminum alloy baskets ensure precise alignment of critical components and maximize thermal dissipation.
  • Vented aluminum voice coil former to maximize thermal control while minimizing air compression artifacts at high drive levels.

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:​

Crossover:​

  • 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, inductors, resistors and heavy-trace printed circuit board
  • Tweeter-to-Midrange crossover: 1.8 kHz
  • Midrange-to-woofer crossover: 140 Hz

Cabinet:​

  • Acoustically Centered Time Alignment architecture.
  • Acoustically-centered architecture orients the mid-range and woofer arrays in rotational-symmetry around the tweeter, ensuring that low, mid, and high-frequencies emanate from the same effective point in space, creating a coherent, integrated, faithful acoustic image.
  • Time-aligned cabinet geometry introduces microsecond-level time delays between the drivers, ensuring that the effective-acoustic-center of each driver is equidistant from the listener.   The result is improved linearity and directionality throughout the crossover frequencies, and a more accurate soundstage.
  • Quad 8” woofers in Force-Balanced Opposed Array energize any room with deep, accurate, evenly distributed bass, while contributing a net-zero vibration force to the cabinet and other components.
  • Dual 5.25” midrange drivers share a dedicated acoustic-suspension enclosure, symmetrical around the tweeter.
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improve on-axis and off-axis high-frequency response
  • Extra-thick 1” (25mm) driver baffles ensure a rigid, resonance-free mounting for all drivers.
  • FEA-optimized ¾” (18mm) cabinet construction, extensive bracing, and acoustic insulation eliminate acoustic and structural resonances, ensuring an inert enclosure and an uncolored response, even at the highest drive levels.
 

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When I read diamond coated tweeter I immediately thought

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but their price doesn't seems bad, hope there will be some some full spin or NFS review and they will perform well.

 
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Won't the two midwoofers playing up to 2kHz result in a super narrow vertical sweet spot? Odd choice for such a high-end design..
 

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That's a lot of speaker for such a price.
What's odd is how light they are,at 1.3 meters height 44 kilos does not sound right.specially with 4 8" drivers.
These drivers alone would be 15 kilos in total at least.
Unless the specs are not accurate.
 

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Already have an Ultra Evolution thread:

Mods, perhaps a merge?
 

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When I read diamond coated tweeter I immediately thought

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but their price doesn't seems bad, hope there will be some some full spin or NFS review and they will perform well.

But in a world where KEF R11 exists, none of these have a point. To me they still rule.
 
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But in a world where KEF R11 exists, none of these have a point. To me they still rule.
It depends, the new ultra series can sound really good and may have wider dispersion, only the dispersion can make the speaker '' better ' to someone else
But yeah the R11 META is a safe floorstanding, but to me the ultra series are brutally interesting.


Having x4 series bass woofer with force cancelation and ports, is a huge win. Even the Reference 5 can't have a good LFE.
 

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It depends, the new ultra series can sound really good and may have wider dispersion, only the dispersion can make the speaker '' better ' to someone else
But yeah the R11 META is a safe floorstanding, but to me the ultra series are brutally interesting.


Having x4 series bass woofer with force cancelation and ports, is a huge win. Even the Reference 5 can't have a good LFE.
When was the last time SVS made anything good like a KEF? On paper it’s nice, but still no match for uniq in terms of coherence. My R11 can destroy this easily.
 
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When was the last time SVS made anything good like a KEF? On paper it’s nice, but still no match for uniq in terms of coherence. My R11 can destroy this easily.
this is way this speaker is interesting, they bring up the bar with these new series
 

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So much depends on cost.
R11 Meta is what... MSRP US$3250... EACH!?

Just for effect, the price of UE Titan with 4 6.5" woofs is $2000 each.

Until we see some reviews and good 3rd party measurements, I won't make a value judgment on these. But lets face it... Many can justify $4K where doing so for $7500 becomes a lot less forgiving.

*shrugs

James Larson at AH has an undisclosed model of new UE Speakers in for review. Just short of somebody sending a pair to Amir or Erin, we should see that review perhaps by Summertime. Hopefully sooner.
 

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Question: does vapor deposition of diamond on an aluminum dome tweeter improve performance over regular aluminum? Along the same vein, does anodization to increase the oxide layer (aluminum plus a thicker than natural aluminum oxide layer aka aluceramic) similarly improve performance over regular aluminum? Do these treatments improve the pistonic behavior of the membrane and push out breakup? Just curious as there are many brands like Genelec and Kef that use AFAIK regular aluminum tweeters that measure very well. Speaking only to the membrane material and not any other aspect of the tweeter design that would/could affect performance.
 

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B&W has similar diamond tweeters decades earlier with claim of pushing distortion way above audible range but the penalty was a heavier and less efficient dome material, and so expensive that mounting it to the speaker is the last step in assembly to avoid damage.
 
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