SVS Ultra Evolution in the UK

SVS Ultra Evolution speakers

Karma-AV to distribute SVS Ultra Evolution speakers

Karma-AV is delighted to introduce the SVS Ultra Evolution range of speakers to UK audio enthusiasts. Representing excellent engineering, performance and value, the Ultra Evolution line-up features seven new models, including three floor standing tower speakers, two bookshelf speakers, a 3-way centre channel speaker, and the ‘Ultra Elevation’ height effects/surround speaker.

As the ultimate expression of SVS speaker design, the range delivers advancements in driver design, cabinet architecture, and component materials. Most noticeable are the acoustically centred, time-aligned drivers, mounted in a curved baffle so that sound from each driver arrives at the listener’s ear simultaneously, ensuring excellent phase coherence and imaging. For the three tower models, midrange drivers and woofers are positioned above and below the tweeter to allow for seamless crossover blending to create a “point-source” effect.

Also new for SVS is the diamond-coated aluminium dome tweeter developed using vapour deposition whereby a layer of diamond carbon is grown on the surface of the dome to improve rigidity.

SVS Ultra Evolution speakers

This advanced material science raises the response well beyond the limits of human hearing resulting in effortlessly clear high frequencies. It also extends the tweeter’s low frequency response for more seamless blending with the midrange. For the tweeter’s ‘organic cell lattice tweeter diffuser’ grille, SVS engineers prototyped dozens of patterns using FEA analysis to determine which provided the best off-axis frequency response and dispersion characteristics while protecting the tweeter from physical damage.

Meanwhile, the new woofer implementation in the three Ultra Evolution floor standing speakers is similar in design to that deployed by the SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer, whereby dual opposing active woofers at the top and bottom of each cabinet are arranged in a force-balanced array. By firing front and back in unison, the eight woofers in the speaker pair smooth in-room bass response while eliminating mechanical coloration within each cabinet to deliver a deep and controlled low frequency response at all drive levels.

Midrange drivers and woofers across all models feature glass-fibre composite cones chosen for their superb stiffness-to-mass ratio and the ability to convey natural dynamics and tonal accuracy. Separate, acoustically tuned internal chambers for the midrange drivers enhance separation and eliminate the potential for cabinet resonances, while chamfered front baffles minimise edge diffraction for optimal off-axis frequency response. Crossovers feature premium-grade capacitors, inductors, resistors, on a heavy-trace printed circuit board.

SVS Ultra Evolution speakers

The Ultra Evolution line-up is timbre-matched to all other SVS Prime and original Ultra models allowing system builders to successfully mix the three ranges. All speakers include detachable neodymium magnetic grilles. Elastomer bumper feet and metal spike feet attachments are available for tower models.

Commenting, Gary Yacoubian, SVS President said: “Ultra Evolution redefines what’s possible in its price range and well beyond by creating audio experiences that transcend their class and bring reference performance to more people than ever.”

Typical retail prices

Ultra Evolution Pinnacle £5,999
Ultra Evolution Titan £4,999
Ultra Evolution Tower £3,599
Ultra Evolution Bookshelf £1,499
Ultra Evolution Center single: £999
Ultra Evolution Nano pair: £1,099
Ultra Elevation pair £1,099

Finishes: Black Ash, Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss White. Availability: May 2024 from Karma-AV.

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