Comparing SVS Ultra Tower and Wharfedale Diamond 240

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SVS Ultra Tower

Wharfedale Diamond 240

Lowest price found: $999
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Lowest price found: $500 (used)
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General Info
Brand
SVS
Wharfedale
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
2 Speaker(s)
1 Speaker(s)
Warranty
45.6” (H) x 13.8” (W) x 16.8” (D) (with grille)
5-Year Warranty
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
Other
3.5 way
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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
88 dB
102 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
28 Hz-32 kHz
40Hz - 20kHz
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
8 Ohms
4 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
300 Watts
150 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
Bass Reflex
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
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
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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
Piano gloss black
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Piano Gloss Pair
Black Oak Single
Piano Gloss Single
Black Oak Pair
White
Dimensions
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Weight

75 lbs
 

48 lbs
 
Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
1 Tweeter(s)
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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
1 inches
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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
Dome
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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
Aluminum Dome Tweeter
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Mids
Number of Midranges
1 Mid(s)
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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
6.5 inches
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Woofers
Number of Woofers
2 Woofer(s)
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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
8 inches
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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
Aluminum shorting rings
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Powered Subwoofer Some floor standing speakers contain a built-in powered subwoofer as part of the overall speaker design. Typically when you’re building a home theater system, the subwoofer is purchased as a separate ... Show more
Yes
No
Connections and Controls
Banana Plug Compatible Banana plugs are a type of connector for speaker wire. They are often regarded as more beneficial than bare wire, which can fray and degrade over time. Banana plugs allow you to insert the bare wire i ... Show more
No
No
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
No
No
Remote Control Does the speaker come with a remote?
No
No
Wireless Connections
Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from a device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled ... Show more
No
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
No
No
Additional Details
Additional Features Any other features included.
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • Elastomer screw-in feet - adjustable for level
Has 2 165mm Woven Kevlar Cone bass drivers
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
91 / 100
Rank: #5 out of 186.
88 / 100
Rank: #23 out of 186.
Details
  • 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.
  • "The SVS Ultra Tower speaker came as close to earning a perfect 10 as any other speaker we've heard in its price class. For our money, this is the speaker to beat for years to come!" -DigitalTrends
  • SVS Ultra Tower speakers feature a proprietary SVS ForceFactor woofer array with two 8-inch drivers horizontally opposed at the base of the speaker for room-filling low-frequency output. Because of the unique shape of the cabinet, each of the woofers fires in a different direction resulting in deep, effortless and accurate bass throughout the listening area. Complementing the unique woofer design are a pair of 6.5-inch midrange drivers made with composite glass-fiber cones that yield excellent s
  • Elevating high frequency performance, the Ultra Tower speaker's aluminum dome tweeter is stunningly transparent and pinpoint accurate. Light, efficient, rigid and impervious to distortion, even at high sound pressure levels, the tweeter's airy' presentation of female vocals and effortlessly unveiled highs reveal as much or more than the finest loudspeakers in the world. The FEA-optimized diffuser ensures broad dispersion for an incredibly wide and convincing soundstage with perfect on- and off-a
  • Since premium drivers require an equally capable crossover, no expense was spared with the SVS SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover. Its tapered array is designed so only the top midrange driver crosses over to the tweeter, while the bottom midrange is crossed over to the woofers to minimize the potential for beaming. This creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, with accurate frequency response and imaging at all listening positions in the room. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Cro
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  • Engaging, Detailed, Room-Filling Sound
  • Soft-Dome Tweeter, 5 1/4" Kevlar Midrange, Dual 6.5" Kevlar Woofers
  • Layered Cabinet Construction and Luxurious Finish
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz - 24kHz -- 40.3" H x 8.1" W x 15.5" D (47.6 lbs.)
  • Available in Black, Walnut, Rosewood, and White - Sold in Pairs
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Key features
  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • Dual 6.5" midrange drivers
  • Dual 8" horizontally opposed woofers
  • Non-parallel cabinet panels
  • FEA-optimized
  • Unique SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover

SVS Ultra Tower are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch R-26PF or Klipsch R-28PF .

SVS Ultra Tower are $499 more expensive than the average speakers ($500).

Key features
  • 3-way floorstanding speaker
  • Bass reflex enclosure type
  • Recommended amplifier power of 25 to 150 watts

Wharfedale Diamond 240 are a very popular option in the middle of the speakers price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Canton GLE 476 or Focal Electra 1028 .

Wharfedale Diamond 240 price is roughly the same as the price of average speakers ($500).

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