SVS Prime Centre Speaker

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Prime Centre Speaker

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 theatre, every aspect of the Prime Centre 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 Centre channel speaker’s design and engineering features drive its performance into uncharted territory for a centre channel speaker at its price.

Prime Driver & Tweeter Design

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.

Innovative SoundMatch Crossover Design

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. The 3-way crossover is uniquely tuned so each driver blends perfectly with each other while offering excellent on and off-axis response and pinpoint spatial imaging for the most convincing audio experience possible.

Performance Driven Cabinet Design and Geometry

Tapered edges on the Prime Centre speaker’s front baffle, known as chamfers, minimise edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. The cabinet’s presence is substantial but it does not take over a room visually and offers a modern industrial feel with acoustic enhancements like shorting rings and a tweeter diffuser. All of these advancements are packed into an attractively styled cabinet available in stunning piano gloss black or premium black ash finish.


Frequency Response / Acoustic Data

  • Rated bandwidth: 48 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-200 watts.

Speaker Specs

  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options
  • 5-way binding posts
  • Dual 1” wide-flared rear-firing ports
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Centre Channel Loudspeaker
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 7.6" (H) X 18.6" (W) X 8.6" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 7.7" (H) X 18.6" (W) X 9.2" (D) (includes grille and bumper feet)
  • Shipped Dimensions: Shipped Dimensions: 12.2" (H) X 23" (W) X 13.4" (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 20.2 pounds
  • Shipped Weight: 23.3 pounds

Driver Specs

  • 1” Aluminium Dome Tweeter:
  • FA-optimised diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
  • Aluminium dome for exceptional transient response
  • 3.5” Midrange Driver:
  • Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behaviour
  • Cast ABBY-fibreglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer
  • Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts
  • Dual 5.25” Woofers:
  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
  • Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behaviour
  • Aluminium shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response
  • Cast ABBY-fibreglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer
  • Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts

Crossover & Cabinet Specs

Crossover

  • 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
  • Midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2.4 kHz (12 dB/octave slopes)
  • Woofer-to-midrange crossover: 350 Hz (12 dB/octave slopes)

Cabinet

  • Separate sealed midrange enclosure shifts standing waves beyond the driver pass band, improving sound quality
  • Separate sealed midrange enclosure shifts standing waves beyond the driver pass band, improving sound quality
  • Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
  • FA-optimised cabinet and bracing eliminates resonances
Specifications
Recommended Power 20-200 Watts
Tweeter 1"
Midrange 3.5"
Woofer Dual 5.25"
Frequency Response 48 Hz - 25 kHz (±3 dB)
Sensitivity 86 dB
Impedance
Port Size 1"
Height 196mm
Width 472mm
Depth 234mm
Weight 9.16kg
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