SVS is ready to add a handful of new wireless products as part of the new Prime Wireless family of products, focusing on adding a whole-home audio solution for dealers.
“It’s no secret that the smart speaker category is dominated by a belief that no one cares about great sound and the only thing that matters is connectivity and user interfaces,” said SVS President and CEO, Gary Yacoubian. “We’re taking uncompromised, reference quality sound and marrying it with an intelligent user interface, future-facing connectivity and all the amazing things people love about wireless audio. SVS Prime Wireless delivers a truly immersive listening experience with the convenience and simplicity of smart wireless speakers so audio fans can have the best of both worlds.”
And for the most part, SVS is right.
There have been a lot of companies eager to build an assistant and cram it into a speaker. The SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System hopes to stray away from that. The active-passive stereo speaker array is a major enhancement over the unconvincing virtual stereo output from ordinary wireless smart speakers. The 'cost-no-object acoustic' design is married with smartphone, tablet and voice control via Amazon Alexa; WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, direct access to the most popular music streaming services, a wide range of inputs and outputs, high-resolution multi-room streaming, custom presets and more. From reference sound quality to the intelligent control interface, Prime Wireless is a seismic leap forward for smart wireless speakers.
Sonic fidelity is achieved through a combination of true stereo separation, a powerful 200-watt (50 watts x 4) internal Class-D amplifier and a sophisticated 192KHz/24-bit DAC. A digital crossover within the DSP allowed SVS engineers to precisely control the signal power distributed to each individual tweeter and low-frequency driver resulting in a much broader soundstage with deeper, more powerful bass than one would expect from such a compact speaker system.
The system can also be a wireless HiFi stereo system, play on a desktop with a computer or tablet, connect to a TV for more immersive home theater sound, or be used as part of a multi-room, whole-home audio system. Dealers can also leverage multiple connections at once and use the Prime Wireless Speaker System as the primary source of audio playback in a smart wireless audio zone. Through the DTS Play-Fi platform, the SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System gives users direct access to music and entertainment streaming sources, including Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Tidal, Internet Radio and many more.
True stereo separation is vastly underrated as a factor in sound quality. Compact “all-in-one” speakers do music an injustice because the pseudo-stereo approach lacks the ability to render pinpoint imaging where instruments, voices, and sound effects are heard emanating from a specific location in space. With a powerful DAC, precisely tuned digital crossover and true stereo separation from the active-passive speaker array, the Prime Wireless Speaker System presents an accurate and convincing stereo image with crisp dynamics, neutral voicing, a broad soundstage, and powerful dynamics.