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post #211 of 226 Old 03-07-2013, 08:43 AM
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It was still a good review. Something I expect at this price point. They have to split hairs otherwise they will sound like every other review. "Sounds like speakers that cost several times its Msrp".

Looks like svs did a very nice job!
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I thought the review was pretty good too. I didn't find anything terribly wrong with it and understood his opinion on the odd shape and reflective nature of the speaker (which he also states that SVS isn't the only manufacture with this problem).

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Audioholics has a review up with some measurements. Check it out

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/floorstanding/svs-ultra-series-speakers-video

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Audioholics has a review up with some measurements. Check it out

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/floorstanding/svs-ultra-series-speakers-video

The measurements are, to say the least, mysterious. The caption says "non-anechoic." I've never seen that term before--measurements are usually referred to as "in-room" if they include the effects of the room itself, or anechoic or quasi-anechoic if the room effects are windowed out. "non-anechoic" literally would mean "not anechoic," which would mean it's showing room effects. That's not what it looks like to me, particularly since the Omni-mic system was used, and that looks like an anechoic measurement,at least above about 300 Hz. It's heavily smoothed--1/3 octave--so it can't be compared with most other measurements, which invoke no or much less smoothing. On the other hand, the dB demarcations are only 2 dB rather than the standard 5 dB. So the peaks and dips look worse than they would on a standard grid. I'm not sure what we've got here.
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The measurements are, to say the least, mysterious. The caption says "non-anechoic." I've never seen that term before--measurements are usually referred to as "in-room" if they include the effects of the room itself, or anechoic or quasi-anechoic if the room effects are windowed out. "non-anechoic" literally would mean "not anechoic," which would mean it's showing room effects. That's not what it looks like to me, particularly since the Omni-mic system was used, and that looks like an anechoic measurement,at least above about 300 Hz. It's heavily smoothed--1/3 octave--so it can't be compared with most other measurements, which invoke no or much less smoothing. On the other hand, the dB demarcations are only 2 dB rather than the standard 5 dB. So the peaks and dips look worse than they would on a standard grid. I'm not sure what we've got here.

I'm guessing the reviewer just blanked on the correct terminology. He stated in comments that the measurements are in-room, but from a minimal distance (@1m on axis).



Another review was also posted on the towers today in GoodSound! (sadly no measurements at all in this one). Dale Rasco at HTS has also said he will be publishing his review over there in a few weeks (between 4/19 and 4/24).

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Interesting......


I was looking through some of the show reports from the Bristol show and came across this little beauty.



That is, of course, the UBS, in a nice walnut finish. Hopefully this means that the same finish will be coming stateside soon. I think offering a wood veneer with the Ultra series speakers (and here's to hoping on subs too), will be a boon for SVS. Less dusting/fingerprints than the gloss black, and a little more decor friendly for some than the black oak (especially on a speaker the size of the Ultra tower).

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I and two others recently got a chance to play around with the Ultra Towers over the last two weeks for the Audioholics review contest, if anyone's interested.
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Of course we are interested...Where is the review?
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Looks like Brent Butterworth reviewed a 5.0 system over at Sound&Vision, with measurements:

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/test-report-svs-ultra-tower-surround-speaker-system

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Interesting...
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no love for these, very quiet in here. must be better options. I know in general the pro reviewers give decent praises. OTOH, the GTG'S seem to think not much of them.

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I've seen plenty of praise from GTG's too. I agree though that they don't get much attention around here. Too bad, they're good speakers at a good price point.

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Given the lack of activity, I'm not expecting much here, but anyone in the GTA/Southern Ontario/Buffalo area with the Ultras that are willing to audition/demo?
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Have you given Sonic Boom Audio a call? They are the authorized dealer for SVS products in the GTA.

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Have you given Sonic Boom Audio a call? They are the authorized dealer for SVS products in the GTA.

Ya I've talked to them frequently smile.gif They won't audition prior to purchase though; you buy and utilize the 30- or 45- day return policy. It's just a "hassle" I'd like to avoid if I could hear them first, room acoustics and other differences in setup notwithstanding.
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