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SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers (PAIR)

SKU: P-Bookshelf

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High-end sound that fits your livingspace. There’s no finer bookshelf monitor in this segment.

Regular Price: $1,059.00

Special Price $959.00

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SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers

Prime Bookshelves: World-Class Performance, Compact Form.
Designed for two-channel purists and home theater fans alike, there simply isn’t a finer bookshelf monitor available in this segment. Equally adept in home theater or 2-channel settings, the Prime Bookshelf can form the foundation to an outstanding surround sound system. Their handsome styling and high-end finishes will make you proud to have them in your home—even before you’ve hit the power button. Matched with both the Prime and Ultra Center, Prime Satellites, and SVS subwoofers, your system’s clarity and dynamics will be stunning once called to perform.

In a 2-channel setting, Prime Bookshelf delivers a full and rich stand-alone audio experience with a 6.25” woofer for deep and articulate bass and a 1” aluminum dome tweeter for air presentation and unrivaled highs —true to the legacy of high-end, 2-way monitors. Stereo purists will rejoice at the amazing imaging, soundstage and fidelity delivered by the Prime Bookshelf. Whether you’re kicking back Saturday evening with a single malt and Dylan, or enjoying freshly ground coffee Sunday morning with Brubeck – the Prime Bookshelf has it covered.

Trickle Down Theory In Action – Ultra Sound At A Prime Price
Borrowing heavily from the Ultra line, the Prime Bookshelf is packed with high-end technology and premium quality drivers, setting a new high-water mark for sound quality and performance value at this price point.

The crossover is the key to any great bookshelf, and our exclusive SoundMatch network is packed with quality components and exhaustive refinement for outstanding phase coherency and time domain behavior. The transition between tweeter and woofer is so smooth and seamless you’ll swear it sounds like a single full-range drive.

The front baffle of the cabinet is chamfered and the drivers are flush-mounted to reduce edge diffraction for a smooth high-end and outstanding imaging. Inside the FEA and CAD optimized cabinet is braced to eliminate resonances for an honest, neutral and uncolored midrange.

Driver and Crossover Details

  • The 1” aluminum dome tweeter utilizes an FEA-optimized diffuser which delivers a very open ‘airy’ presentation and extremely unveiled highs.
  • The 6.5” woofer delivers rich and articulate bass and outstanding extension, courtesy of a polypropylene cone, a refined motor with an aluminum shorting ring for reduced distortion, a vented voice coil former, and unique all-new cast ABS-fiberglass-carbon composite basket for precise component alignment.
  • Our exclusive SoundMatch crossover features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards. Extensive development yields excellent total radiated sound power, outstanding phase coherency and razor sharp time domain behavior.

Specifications

Loudspeaker Physical Description:

  • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options.
  • 5-way binding posts.
  • 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing port.
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system.
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height).
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 13.2" (H) X 8" (W) X 9.4" (D) | 335mm (H) x 203mm (W) x 254mm (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 13.3" (H) X 8" (W) X 10.3" (D) | 337mm (H) x 203mm (W) x 261mm (D) (includes grille, binding posts and bumper feet).
  • Shipped Dimensions 2 Pack: 17.6" (H) X 22.4" (W) X 14.4” (D) | 447mm (H) x 568mm (W) x 366mm (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 15.5 pounds | 7.03 kg
  • Shipped Weight 2 Pack: 34.7 pounds | 15.7 kg

 

Driver Array and Technical Highlights:

  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter:
    • FEA-optimized diffuser delivers airy and unveiled presentation.
    • Aluminum dome for exceptional transient response.

     

  • 6.5" woofer:
    • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output.
    • Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behavior.
    • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response.
    • Cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer.
    • Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts.

 

SoundMatch Crossover Network:

  • 2-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards.
  • Crossover network delivers outstanding phase coherency and time domain behavior.
  • Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2.3 kHz (12 dB/octave slopes).

 

Cabinet Construction Technical Highlights:

  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles minimize diffraction.
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response.
  • FEA-optimized cabinet and bracing eliminates resonances.

 

Frequency Response and Electro-Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 48 Hz-25 kHz (+/-3 dB).
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz).
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts.

Resources

pdf Owner's Manual

Reviews

The Poor Audiophile      
“The Prime Center is a three-way design. I was happy to hear that SVS went with this design choice as it addresses the off-axis issues that are common to the two-way design short-cuts manufacturers sometimes take to keep prices down. At this price point, its refreshing to see that SVS chose to go with a three-way design.”
The Poor Audiophile, Review, 10/16/2014. Read Review
 
Cnet         “SVS was showing a new line of more affordable Prime speakers, the three-way tower is a real contender in the mid-price category. The small bookshelf Prime looks really interesting.”
CNET, Review by Steve Guttenberg, 10/15/2014. Read Review
 Absolute Sound    “When you listen to $100k systems all day, it’s difficult to be really excited about $1k speakers. But let me tell you, these speakers, when listening in nearfield, are some of the best I’ve heard in the budget speaker category.”
TheAbsoluteSound.com, Review by Spencer Holbert, 10/14/2014. Read Review
 
 SoundStage Global  
“The flagship of the Prime line (shown here next to the larger Ultra Tower) is the Prime Tower, which costs $999/pair in matte black or $1199/pair in gloss black. It's a 3.5-way design; the bottom woofer is there only to help out with the low bass. In the demo it sounded incredibly smooth and neutral, especially for a $999/pair tower. Bookshelf models are also available.”
SoundstageGlobal.com, Review by Brent Butterworth, 10/12/2014. Read Review

 

Reviews

Customer Reviews (1)

The SVS Prime Bookshelf speakers are affordable with excellent treble, good mid-range and surprising bass.Review by AVTechReviews
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They have clarity and detail that you rarely see at this price point. The mid-range is very good, although not quite as balanced as some upper echelon speakers. The bass response of these little black beauties is agile and accurate, if not thunderous. For $1000, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better sounding set of bookshelf speakers. Paired with a good subwoofer and you’ll have a 2.1 you system that your audiophile friends will be jealous of.

http://avproductreviews.com/svs-prime-bookshelf-review (Posted on 3/10/2016)

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Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 12 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer's standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

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If you've ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, "Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?"

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don't fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don't show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
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The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it's genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.

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