It's rare, if not impossible to find a true 3-way centre channel speaker at even close to what the Prime Centre costs. Leveraging design elements and technology from the SVS Ultra Centre, the Prime Centre speaker features premium drivers and crossover components and sophisticated engineering that put it in a class by itself when compared to other centre speakers in its class.
Centre channel speakers are often considered the most underrated speakers in a home theatre because they handle so much of the content yet are designed as afterthoughts by many audio brands. The SVS Prime Centre accepts no compromises and anchors the front soundstage of a 5.1 home theatre surround sound system or other set-ups with precision and power that complements even the most high-end multi-channel systems.
Well-equipped to play the most important role in a surround sound home theater, every aspect of the Prime Center speaker was designed for sonic excellence. From the premium grade drivers and sophisticated SoundMatch three-way crossover to the extra-thick baffle, internal bracing, and FEA optimized tweeter diffuser, the Prime Center channel speaker’s design and engineering features drive its performance into uncharted territory for a center channel speaker at its price.
Since centre channel speakers handle a large percentage of the audio content, including dialogue and vocals, and much of that sound falls within the mid-range, SVS engineered an incredibly light and rigid polypropylene cone for the Prime Centre speaker’s mid-range driver to provide a flat frequency response and to generate the SPL necessary for stunning in-room dynamics and an expansive front soundstage. The mid-range driver is also housed in its own sub-enclosure within the cabinet to ensure there’s no modulation from the robust woofers.
The 1-inch aluminium dome tweeter is light, efficient, and rigid, playing crystal clear at high volumes for a sense of utter transparency, while offering an ‘airy’ presentation and incredibly unveiled highs so female vocals and dialogue always sound crisp, smooth and clear. The potent 5.25-inch woofers are built on an all-new cast ABS-fibreglass composite basket for precise component alignment and an inert frame without resonances or added harmonics. The light and rigid cone material render a flat frequency response and deliver deep and authoritative low frequency playback. For optimised bass extension the cabinet is rear ported and optimally tuned for dual woofers.
Providing the perfectly balanced voicing for the Prime Centre speaker is a proprietary SVS SoundMatch crossover that sports premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors, and heavy-trace printed circuit boards. This combination of high-quality components yields lower distortion, tighter tolerances and all around better sound for the critical, dialogue and action-focused front soundstage.
Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:
|Recommended Power||20-200 watts|
|Tweeter||1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter|
|Woofer(s)||Dual 5.25” Woofers|
|Crossover Frequency||None kHz|
|Unit of Measure||EA|