Originally Posted by blackjack616
Are the Towers Ribbon Tweeters? How will center go with the towers?
The SV-831 & SV-821C both have Ribbon Tweeters.
The SV-831 is about 36" tall "Monitor".
Although it is as big as some towers and wider and deeper than many towers, it is considered a "monitor". The SV-831 monitor is the size of the SV-1212 Subwoofer (dual 12" subs).
When you add the SV-1212 subwoofer to the SV-831, they "transform" (like Transformers
) into a modular tower, called the SV-831/SV-1212 modular tower (top & bottom cabinets). With the metal Jumpers connected, it functions as a passive tower just like any other passive tower. With the Jumpers removed, the bass cabinet can be ACTIVELY bi-amped or powered like any active Subwoofer.
The SV-6500 is a single cabinet tower with silk dome tweeter, not ribbon.
In my current system (5 x SX-T2), I leave the Jumpers off and power all five bottom subs with a separate ATI AT3005 amp. So the top cabinet gets one amp, bottom cabinet gets one amp.
You could do the same with the SV-831/1212 tower. With jumpers on, one amp is needed to passively power the modular tower. Without jumpers, two amps are required to Actively bi-amp the modular tower.