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SVS just announced a price reduction in their award winning SVS Ultra Surround Speaker. Had been $599.99 forever, now reduced to $499.99. This is from SVS direct, which means you get all the perks, including 45 day free trial (paid shipping both ways).

You can often find these for less, but not with the free trial benefit. That said, there are many authorized dealers that sell these either new or open box, come with full warranty, and can be had for about $100 less than what SVS charges (although the prices haven't caught up to SVSs reduction, as at the time of writing they are equal to SVS's new pricing model. I would imagine in another day or two we will see wholesale matching reductions).

Edit: both Onecall and IQ have them for 899/pr, search on Amazon and eBay.

Also, IQ had the Ultra Tower for 799, open box. Great customer service, ask for Sean.

Another tip: When buying from SVS, there are discounts (5%) for either returning customers or Military Vets. These do not stack. To get the discount you can either call in or email and they will send you a one time use discount code for the order (if you want to order online, or you can just have it applied by calling your order in).

Big Tip: If you plan to buy 5 or more speakers, be sure to use their Jeeves speaker configuration tool. When using this tool and adding the items to cart, you get an automatic 5% discount applied. The other 5% discounts WILL stack with this, so you can get a net 10% off if you qualify for the other 5%.

I own a pair of these speakers, and they look amazing, and sound even better. A really surprising amount of punch and the highs are crisp and clean. If you're in the market, they should be part of your audition set for sure.

https://www.svsound.com/products/ultra-surround
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People TD and don't leave a comment. This is lowest price you will get at the moment for these speakers new with warranty. I have confirmed with dealers that currently SVS will not allow them to sell below this price for new. I have found one dealer that will sell for a $100 discount for an open box. However, that is not much of a discount as you can get brand new from SVS direct with either the 5% or 10% discount for pretty close to this price (and have all the direct from SVS benefits).
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I love SVS I've had a PB2+ for over 13 years and it is a fantastic subwoofer, hell of a deal!
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Tempted to audition the ultras but I have my eye on Chane A2.4 and waiting for them to restock.Seem to be fairly amount of buzz for both the Ultras and Chane but Chanes are about 60% of the price.I think I will audition the cheaper one first and go from there.
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Tempted to audition the ultras but I have my eye on Chane A2.4 and waiting for them to restock.Seem to be fairly amount of buzz for both the Ultras and Chane but Chanes are about 60% of the price.I think I will audition the cheaper one first and go from there.

Chane was on my short list of speakers I wanted to audition, but I got tired of waiting. What also made my decision to go ahead and move on the svs is how gorgeous they are for the price. They are solid built, with amazing attention to detail.
The other thing I factored in was chane doesn't have a wall mounted surround, unless I'm mistaken. I know you can just put a bookshelf up, but not the same.
I have the full set of the Ultras including tower and these things are gorgeous, and the sound in beyond what I could have hoped for in this price range. Just amazing. I auditioned Polk LsiM, Klipsch RP, B&W CM... Certainly not all the options available, but enough I felt. I would have liked to have tried the chane, but for me they just don't have the aesthetics to compete.
But, I think it also depends on what's important to you, and if you're not concerned with wall mounted surrounds, and like the look of the chane, I would definitely try them out, I've heard amazing things about the previous model, and I'm sure the new one will be equally impressive!
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Chane was on my short list of speakers I wanted to audition, but I got tired of waiting. What also made my decision to go ahead and move on the svs is how gorgeous they are for the price. They are solid built, with amazing attention to detail.
The other thing I factored in was chane doesn't have a wall mounted surround, unless I'm mistaken. I know you can just put a bookshelf up, but not the same.
I have the full set of the Ultras including tower and these things are gorgeous, and the sound in beyond what I could have hoped for in this price range. Just amazing. I auditioned Polk LsiM, Klipsch RP, B&W CM... Certainly not all the options available, but enough I felt. I would have liked to have tried the chane, but for me they just don't have the aesthetics to compete.
But, I think it also depends on what's important to you, and if you're not concerned with wall mounted surrounds, and like the look of the chane, I would definitely try them out, I've heard amazing things about the previous model, and I'm sure the new one will be equally impressive!
Personally I am not that concern with HT and front and rear timber match . It is just 90% for music listening in a 2nd HT setup in a spare 12x14 bedroom with 120" screen.I currently have the Kef LS 50 as mains with phantom center and SVS SB12-NSD as sub and the integration is not to my liking. It is probably a lot to do with the small room and the 120" screen is wrecking havoc with room acoustic and 12" sub is definitively an overkill in a small room since I am not a bass-head and I prefer accuracy to rumble. Happy with the tone,accuracy and transparency of LS 50 but music sounds a bit thin as standalone. I am looking for bookshelves that will go a little deeper and towers are out as there is just no way to place the speakers so close to the side walls and get the accuracy that I want.In short I am looking for bookshelves that will work without a sub. Don't really have a budget as I am currently eyeing Chane,Acend Sierra 2, Philharmonic BMR .The first for the value and the latter two for the Raal tweeter which is suppose to be special . I might give the Ultras a shot later but my preference is to try out the smaller ID companies as I have never gone that route before. But really acoustic is really tricky and there is no way to know until I get that right speaker and place it in the right spot so wish me luck.
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Personally I am not that concern with HT and front and rear timber match . It is just 90% for music listening in a 2nd HT setup in a spare 12x14 bedroom with 120" screen.I currently have the Kef LS 50 as mains with phantom center and SVS SB12-NSD as sub and the integration is not to my liking. It is probably a lot to do with the small room and the 120" screen is wrecking havoc with room acoustic and 12" sub is definitively an overkill in a small room since I am not a bass-head and I prefer accuracy to rumble. Happy with the tone,accuracy and transparency of LS 50 but music sounds a bit thin as standalone. I am looking for bookshelves that will go a little deeper and towers are out as there is just no way to place the speakers so close to the side walls and get the accuracy that I want.In short I am looking for bookshelves that will work without a sub. Don't really have a budget as I am currently eyeing Chane,Acend Sierra 2, Philharmonic BMR .The first for the value and the latter two for the Raal tweeter which is suppose to be special . I might give the Ultras a shot later but my preference is to try out the smaller ID companies as I have never gone that route before. But really acoustic is really tricky and there is no way to know until I get that right speaker and place it in the right spot so wish me luck.
Good luck! I think you'll find a solution. I really like the KEF LS 50, great speaker. I've always loved the KEF brand. I'm surprised you aren't more pleased with it. If you like the KEF sound, you should check out the R line as part of your quest.
I had planned to include them in the mix as well, but didn't get the chance.
You certainly are after a different mix than me (I'm almost 90% HT at this point, but also didn't want to sacrifice music ability).
I was still concerned about using the towers, as they are so close to the front wall and are tightly flanked by pb16-ultra. But I tried them and was REALLY surprised how it all worked out. I have the crossover set at 50hz, and inserted to port bung, and just good clean, tight punch with no issues. I haven't taken the time to really play around with them without the sub for music yet, but that's next on the agenda. It was really interesting the differences between the Klipsch, B&W and the Polk up front. The Polk 707's suffered terribly, definitely need WAY more room and spacing, as they just sounded muddy and bland. The B&W CM8 just lacked the depth, and I wish I had access to a CM10, as otherwise they are amazing speakers. The Klipsch was nice, but also felt constrained in the confined placement. But, even with the side firing woofers on the SVS having just inches of space, and the tower being just inches from front wall, it just plane worked.
That said, I'm still incredibly impressed by the bookshelf. I could easily see myself having them serve main duty if not for how well the towers fit into the mix up front.
The tech on the Chane's is definitely impressive, and I think I will still order them for a trial when they get them in stock, just to understand what else is available. But, aesthetics rank somewhat high on my "wants" matrix, so it would have to be just phenomenal for me to really get too excited (the svs in piano black fits so well and matches everything so well).
Another great option for demoing speakers is Crutchfield. They have amazing CS and return policy. I used them for my Klipsch RP trail, and it couldn't have been easier. They actually only charged me $10 dollars total to return the whole set (it should have technically been more for the towers, I believe another $50 or so, but they just charged me the $10 for returning 2x surrounds, 1 center, 2 bookshelves, and 2 towers). I had planned to trial some others from them, but after we tried the svs, we just decided there was no more need (and had a bit of "speaker swap" fatigue going).
Ok, I'll stop myself here before I ramble on much more. Good luck on your search, and I'll be curious on what you find that works in that space!
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People TD and don't leave a comment. This is lowest price you will get at the moment for these speakers new with warranty. I have confirmed with dealers that currently SVS will not allow them to sell below this price for new. I have found one dealer that will sell for a $100 discount for an open box. However, that is not much of a discount as you can get brand new from SVS direct with either the 5% or 10% discount for pretty close to this price (and have all the direct from SVS benefits).
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They have different speakers, and don't like that these exist.
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Good luck! I think you'll find a solution. I really like the KEF LS 50, great speaker. I've always loved the KEF brand. I'm surprised you aren't more pleased with it. If you like the KEF sound, you should check out the R line as part of your quest.
I had planned to include them in the mix as well, but didn't get the chance.
You certainly are after a different mix than me (I'm almost 90% HT at this point, but also didn't want to sacrifice music ability).
I was still concerned about using the towers, as they are so close to the front wall and are tightly flanked by pb16-ultra. But I tried them and was REALLY surprised how it all worked out. I have the crossover set at 50hz, and inserted to port bung, and just good clean, tight punch with no issues. I haven't taken the time to really play around with them without the sub for music yet, but that's next on the agenda. It was really interesting the differences between the Klipsch, B&W and the Polk up front. The Polk 707's suffered terribly, definitely need WAY more room and spacing, as they just sounded muddy and bland. The B&W CM8 just lacked the depth, and I wish I had access to a CM10, as otherwise they are amazing speakers. The Klipsch was nice, but also felt constrained in the confined placement. But, even with the side firing woofers on the SVS having just inches of space, and the tower being just inches from front wall, it just plane worked.
That said, I'm still incredibly impressed by the bookshelf. I could easily see myself having them serve main duty if not for how well the towers fit into the mix up front.
The tech on the Chane's is definitely impressive, and I think I will still order them for a trial when they get them in stock, just to understand what else is available. But, aesthetics rank somewhat high on my "wants" matrix, so it would have to be just phenomenal for me to really get too excited (the svs in piano black fits so well and matches everything so well).
Another great option for demoing speakers is Crutchfield. They have amazing CS and return policy. I used them for my Klipsch RP trail, and it couldn't have been easier. They actually only charged me $10 dollars total to return the whole set (it should have technically been more for the towers, I believe another $50 or so, but they just charged me the $10 for returning 2x surrounds, 1 center, 2 bookshelves, and 2 towers). I had planned to trial some others from them, but after we tried the svs, we just decided there was no more need (and had a bit of "speaker swap" fatigue going).
Ok, I'll stop myself here before I ramble on much more. Good luck on your search, and I'll be curious on what you find that works in that space!
Crutchfield would make sense for most people,but I loath returning merchandises. Returning 100 lb speakers are not my idea of fun. That is another reason why I prefer bookshelves .Klipsch are great for most people but it is just not for me.Their dynamic is great but to me they always lack the mid-range accuracy and instrument attack that I value and the horn tweeter always are too bright to the point of sounding harsh. I much prefer the Lsim I have in my living room as they have warmer tone with faster transient for instruments IMO.Speakers are really personal and lot of times It has to do with music that we listen to. I value vocal and instruments and I don't believe that is the strength of Klipsch. Also don't get me wrong,I love the LS 50,but I am just looking for a bit more lower end and something that integrates better in my room. Kef R's are probably good fit also but like I said before,I am just really curious what the smaller ID companies have to offer and not for budgetary reason but just like you know trying something different as part of the hobby and see if there is really something that they offer over mainstream mass market audio companies.
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