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Experts recommend SVS Prime Pinnacle more than SVS Ultra Tower

As of 5 Feb 2024, experts prefer SVS Prime Pinnacle over SVS Ultra Tower, but both Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, SVS Prime Pinnacle received 3 recommendations: from The Master Switch (11 Oct 2023), KBonet (15 Nov 2022) and Old Time Music (8 Jun 2023). By contrast, SVS Ultra Tower received only 2 recommendations from ZD Net (1 Jun 2023) and The Sound Junky.

Rank Change Price Speakers
ZD Net
The Master Switch
KBonet
The Sound Junky
Gadget Review
What Hi-Fi
Music Critic
Popular Mechanics
BestReviews
Old Time Music
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SVS Prime Pinnacle
The SVS Prime Pinnacle speakers are versatile, well-balanced, and powerful, making them a great choice for audiophiles who demand high-quality sound in any setting.
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SVS Ultra Tower
The SVS Ultra Tower speakers offer exceptional sound quality, sleek design, and compatibility with various audio systems, making them a top choice for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 11 Oct 2023 The Master Switch ranked SVS Prime Pinnacle as #1
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    #1 out of 20 SVS Prime Pinnacle
    Best Overall Floorstanding Speakers
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  • On 15 Nov 2022 KBonet ranked SVS Prime Pinnacle as #3
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    #3 out of 10 SVS Prime Pinnacle
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    Source: kbonet.com
  • On 8 Jun 2023 Old Time Music ranked SVS Prime Pinnacle as #2
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    #2 out of 10 SVS Prime Pinnacle
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  • On 1 Jun 2023 ZD Net ranked SVS Ultra Tower as #1
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    #1 out of 5 SVS Ultra Tower
    Best floor-standing speaker overall
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  • The Sound Junky ranked SVS Ultra Tower as #1
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    #1 out of 9 SVS Ultra Tower
    Best Overall
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After counting and adding up the 89 expert endorsements of the February rankings, SVS Prime Pinnacle outranks SVS Ultra Tower. This is not to say that SVS Ultra Tower is a bad option. Like SVS Prime Pinnacle, it is recommended by experts, but less.

Customers like SVS Prime Pinnacle somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

SVS Prime Pinnacle
SVS Ultra Tower
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

SVS Prime Pinnacle, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than SVS Ultra Tower.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling speakers receives a consumer score of 9.1 (great). Both SVS Prime Pinnacle and SVS Ultra Tower receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

SVS Prime Pinnacle
In comparison:
SVS Prime Pinnacle ranks #10 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.9
Amazing
SVS Ultra Tower
In comparison:
SVS Ultra Tower ranks #32 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.3
Amazing
Median best-selling Speakers
In comparison:
Focal Aria 936 ranks #41 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.1
Great





SVS Ultra Tower is more popular than SVS Prime Pinnacle

It's fairly safe to say that SVS Ultra Tower are more popular speakers than SVS Prime Pinnacle, based on their 30+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view SVS Prime Pinnacle and Ultra Tower often consider SVS Ultra Tower, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for SVS Prime Pinnacle and Ultra Tower
SVS Ultra Tower $999
In comparison:
SVS Ultra Tower ranks #32 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.3
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
Q Acoustics 5040 $1499
We don't yet have enough review information for Q Acoustics 5040
N/A
2 expert recommendations
Martin Logan Motion 60XT $1350
In comparison:
Martin Logan Motion 60XT ranks #13 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.8
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular
Dali Oberon 5 $1300
In comparison:
Dali Oberon 5 ranks #2 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, SVS Prime Pinnacle outranks SVS Ultra Tower by 2 positions. This indicates that, as of 5 Feb 2024, SVS Prime Pinnacle is more critically acclaimed than SVS Ultra Tower.
Rank Change Price Speakers
ZD Net
The Master Switch
KBonet
The Sound Junky
Gadget Review
What Hi-Fi
Music Critic
Popular Mechanics
BestReviews
Old Time Music
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Sony SSCS3
The Sony SSCS3 floor-standing speakers offer decent sound quality, strong imaging, and respectable bass for a small tower speaker, making them a great budget-friendly option for music and movie enthusiasts.
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Dayton Audio T652
The Dayton Audio T652 tower speakers are a budget-friendly and versatile option for those looking for clear and dynamic audio reproduction with a sleek and modern design.
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SVS Prime Pinnacle
The SVS Prime Pinnacle speakers are versatile, well-balanced, and powerful, making them a great choice for audiophiles who demand high-quality sound in any setting.
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Klipsch RP-8000F
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [13]

92
Total expert reviews: 13
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 9
Highest score by Reviewary
100
Average score based on 13 reviews
92
Lowest score by 7Review
90

Score distribution:

80-100
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0-20

Expert reviews [6]

No critic scores
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 0
  • without a score: 6
From Seller:
  • (2) Prime Pinnacle Floorstanding Speaker - Each (Black Ash)
  • Smooth crisp and refined sound without sacrificing effortless bass and jaw-dropping impact
  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • 5.25" midrange driver
  • Triple 6.5" woofer
  • Read more
From Seller:
  • Standing toe-to-toe with the finest speakers in the world, the flagship SVS Ultra Tower is a reference floorstanding speaker built without compromise for the most discerning audio fans. Dual opposing 8-inch woofers command a room with deep, articulate bass while the innovative driver design, premium materials and optimized cabinet geometry combine to convey incredible resolution, absolute transparency, and crisp, powerful dynamics.
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Klipsch RP8000F To SVS Prime Pinnacle! REVIEW/DEMO OF SVS PRIME PINNACLE TOWER!
Review by Spec Of Tech
Popular! 27K views!
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Review! SVS Prime Pinnacle
Review by New Record Day
Popular! 27K views!
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SVS Prime Pinnacle Towers Review | HEARING is BELIEVING
Review by Home Theater Gamer
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How good are the SVS Ultra Tower & Center channel speakers, really?
Review by Tha_VillaMan
Popular! 16K views!
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SVS Ultra Tower Speakers - First Audio Demo
Review by Youthman
Popular! 52K views!
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SVS Ultra Tower Speakers Music Demo | Put on your best headphones
Review by Tha_VillaMan
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0645759413444
UPC Numbers: 645759413444
Model Numbers: PRMPINBAPR
EAN Numbers: 0850071005134, 0850071005141, 0851888000367, 0851888000374, 0851888001487, 0851888001494
UPC Numbers: 850071005134, 850071005141, 851888000367, 851888000374, 851888001487, 851888001494
General Info
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
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2 Speaker(s)
Sound Quality
Speaker Design Speaker design is a term used to describe the number drivers in the speaker. Drivers are the cones that actually create sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mi ... Show more
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3.5 way
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
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88 dB
Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can reproduce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shorte ... Show more
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28 Hz-32 kHz
Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
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8 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
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300 Watts
Physical Features
Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud, “boomy” bass? There are three types of enclosures to consider when purc ... Show more
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Bass Reflex
Enclosure Material The material used to make the speaker enclosure, also called baffle, plays a big part in the sound quality of the speaker. The best materials are stiff and resistant to extra vibrations (which would c ... Show more
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Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Finish The type of finish describes the material used on the exterior surface of the cabinet. There is no recommended material; it is purely aesthetic and dependent on your tastes and style. The most importa ... Show more
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Piano gloss black
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75 lbs
 
Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
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1 Tweeter(s)
Tweeter Size Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, the si ... Show more
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1 inches
Tweeter Type For the true audiophile, choosing the right tweeter shape is key to getting the best out of your speaker. Different tweeter styles distribute sound more effectively throughout the room, and because hi ... Show more
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Dome
Tweeter Composition In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, beryllium etc.) and soft textiles (s ... Show more
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Aluminum Dome Tweeter
Mids
Number of Midranges
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1 Mid(s)
Midrange Size Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the soun ... Show more
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6.5 inches
Woofers
Number of Woofers
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2 Woofer(s)
Woofer Size A critical element of a floor standing speaker is its woofer. This is the driver responsible for low frequency sounds and bass. It is the biggest driver in size and is usually shaped like a cone. When ... Show more
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8 inches
Woofer Composition Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
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Aluminum shorting rings
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Yes
Connections and Controls
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Bi Amp/Bi Wire Capable For the more sophisticated listener, you may want to bi-wire or bi-amp your speakers. For bi-wiring: If the speaker has dual binding posts or terminals, you may be able to use two wires to connect to ... Show more
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Wireless Connections
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No
Wireless Connectivity Some floor standing speakers may come with the option to connect to your TV wirelessly or via your Wi-Fi network. The benefit to this set up is the absence of wires, which makes setup simple and clean ... Show more
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Additional Details
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  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • Elastomer screw-in feet - adjustable for level
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SVS Prime Pinnacle are a popular and one of the most expensive options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Wharfedale Evo 4.4 or SVS Prime Surround .

SVS Prime Pinnacle are $1299 more expensive than average speakers ($499).

SVS Ultra Tower are a popular option at the top of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Dali Spektor 6 or Klipsch RP-280FA .

SVS Ultra Tower are $1499 more expensive than the average speakers ($499).

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