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SVS Prime Elevation Speakers (PAIR)

SKU: prime-elevation
available in matt black, gloss black and gloss white
Comes with mounting brackets!



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Product Description


SVS Prime Elevation - The Most Versatile Home Theater Speaker in History

The SVS Prime Elevation takes speaker versatility to new heights. Designed to play nearly any role in a multichannel audio system amazingly well, its adaptable design pioneers an entirely new category of speaker and delivers significant performance and ease-of-installation advantages over existing height and surround effect home theater speakers.

A Superior Alternative to Existing Height and Multi-Channel Speakers

The SVS Prime Elevation is an ideal solution for DTS:X®, Auro-3D® and all other height and surround sound formats because it is acoustically engineered to offer the same detailed frequency response and lively dynamics, no matter what role it’s playing.

Most height effect speakers rely on a flawed technique in which soundwaves radiating from the speakers bounce off the ceiling before reaching your ears.  This requires perfect room conditions, as well as the speakers to be frequency response limited to be effective.  The SVS Prime Elevation Speaker is not frequency response limited and sends sound waves directly to your ears for an uncompromised listening experience, yet with easy one-step installation, making it a much more adaptable solution for any room.

Versatility is only part of the story with the SVS Prime Elevation Speaker. It is engineered to achieve the same dynamics and refinement of a high end bookshelf speaker, for an experience traditional height and surround effect speakers can’t match. This experience is felt through a broader and more realistic soundstage, head-spinning surround sound, duck-and-cover height effects and jump-out-of-your seat sonic impact.

One Speaker, Endless Possibilities

There is no sideways or upside down with the SVS Prime Elevation Speaker. It offers the same immersive audio experience no matter what position or application it’s being used in. The unique design allows it to overcome a multitude of placement and set-up challenges while delivering the fidelity of an expertly designed home theater speaker, all from a single solution.

The unique multi-purpose mounting bracket included with the SVS Prime Elevation Speaker is another layer of innovation that makes it incredibly easy to mount on a front, back, or side wall. The simple installation process, uncompromised sound quality and amazing versatility make it true breakthrough in home theater speaker design.

The innovative SVS Prime Elevation can be used in the following ways:

  • As a down-firing height channel speaker, easily mounted high on a side wall
  • As an up-firing or down-firing center channel speaker when level placement at ear height is not possible
  • As an up-firing or down-firing front channel L-C-R speaker when level placement at ear height is not possible
  • As a side or rear-firing surround speaker, when placement on a side or rear wall is not optimal
  • As a bipole or dipole surround speaker when a pair of Prime Elevations are mounted and wired together

Rigorous Engineering and Thoughtful Design - A True Sonic Achievement

The SVS Prime Elevation Speaker is the culmination of a painstaking design and engineering process that affirms its place as the most versatile home theater speaker in history. From the first sketch to the final voicing, every step of the design process, and every feature of the SVS Prime Elevation has a sonic purpose. Even the magnetic SVS logo on the grill is adjustable, because we know every detail matters.

The precision machined front baffle is designed with chamfers to reduce tweeter diffraction and add spaciousness to the soundstage for heightened immersion and impact. An elegant crossover execution and painstakingly tuned tweet and woofer create a balanced sound profile that shines equally well with dialogue, movie dynamics, instrumentals, vocals, sound effects, musical scores and other challenging content. Low, mid and high frequency audio playback is rendered accurately and emphatically with incredible realism.

  • Use of best-in-class materials, fabrication techniques and internal components
  • Extensive anechoic chamber testing and real world critical listening to ensure ideal frequency response and output levels in all environments
  • Precision machined front baffle designed with chamfers to reduce tweeter diffraction
  • FEA-optimized tweeter diffuser to deliver unveiled highs on or off-axis
  • Cast composite ABS and Glass Fiber woofer basket for excellent rigidity
  • Sophisticated crossover design for excellent frequency response across the audio spectrum
  • 1” aluminum dome tweeter and 4.5” polypropylene cone woofer blend seamlessly together within the acoustically inert enclosure to provide a balanced speaker that works great for all audio experiences
  • Included multipurpose speaker and wall bracket hardware make for easy and secure mounting on walls or ceilings
  • Detachable magnetic grille logo that can be adjusted based on the speaker’s alignment


Frequency Response and Electro-Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 55 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


Loudspeaker Physical Description:

  • Piano Gloss Black and White, and Black Ash finish options
  • 5-way binding posts
  • 1” wide-flared rear-firing port
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Magnetic SVS Logo which can be removed and oriented according to speaker application.
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Unique wall bracket system that allows speaker to be wall mounted in any of 4 positions
  • ¼” brass insert for use with included wall bracket and other bracket mounting systems.
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 9.25" (H) X 5.44" (W) X 7.88" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 9.4" (H) X 5.44" (W) X 8.33" (D) (includes grille, binding posts and bumper feet)
  • Overall Dimensions: 9.25" (H) X 5.44" (W) X 8.98" (D) (includes grille and wall bracket)
  • Weight Unboxed: 7.8 pounds each


Driver Array and Technical Highlights:

  • 1" tweeter features FEA-optimized diffuser and aluminum dome
  • 4.5" woofer features polypropylene cone, aluminum shorting ring, cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket and vented voice coil former


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: 2.5 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 off-axis high frequency response
  • FEA-optimized cabinet and bracing eliminates resonances
  • Angled baffle and optimized crossover combine for perfect acoustic performance at any position.


Why buy from us?

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 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.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
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.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we'll see what we can do.

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Concerned About Fraud?

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.