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SVS - Prime Pinnacle - Floorstanding Speakers

by SVS
Save $320.00
Original price $3,199.00
Current price $2,879.00

About The Audio Tailor

Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”

When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.

Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?

Is SVS the best?

Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?

Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.

And there SHOULD be.

Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.

It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.

Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.

You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!

That is...

Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.

Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.

Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.

What could possibly be worse?

What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.

Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.

Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?

Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?

Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?

We like to think so!

And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:

Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)

Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.

We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.

Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.

All they need to worry about, is talking to us.

Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.

We want to know the picture in your head.

That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.

A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.

The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”

Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.

What kind of budget have you set aside?

What’s the existing set-up look like?

How big is the listening room you have in mind?

How much ambient light is coming in?

Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?

What about room resonance and reflection?

No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.

To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.

We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.

Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.

Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.

Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.

TL;DR

Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:

  • The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
  • A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
  • A commitment to end-to-end service.

At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.

Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!

We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.

Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.

To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Product Description

Design innovations in the Prime Pinnacle speaker harness qualities both discerning audiophiles and home theatre fans will be delighted by. Its all-new driver array is optimised for massive dynamics and incredibly refined output, while the cost-no-object cabinet design and materials, sophisticated components and inspired acoustic engineering combine for a floorstanding speaker that stands alone at its price and well beyond.

Individual tuning frequencies and separate sub-enclosures for the Prime Pinnacle’s trio of woofers epitomises SVS’s no-compromise design approach. This design ensures all drivers blend seamlessly together so you get silky-smooth transitions from the midrange driver to the woofers as well as accurate frequency response, amazing refinement and crisp speed in transients; all without sacrificing deep, room-energising bass.

All-New 5.25" Midrange Driver with Composite Glass-Fibre Cone Delivers pinpoint accuracy and broad soundstage for more immersive audio experiences. The majority of audio content in music and movies is present in the midrange frequencies so it’s imperative to have a driver capable of producing slam and impact as well as subtle details with tonal accuracy. Prime Pinnacle’s midrange borrows design elements from the reference Ultra Series to deliver uncompromised audio performance at all drive levels.

Premium 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter Renders crystal clear highs with lifelike realism even at reference volume. Light, efficient and impervious to distortion, the tweeter’s airy’ presentation effortlessly reveals every sonic detail with pristine clarity and unerring accuracy. The FEA-optimised diffuser ensures broad dispersion for a wide and convincing soundstage with pinpoint on- and off-axis frequency response so everyone in your room is treated with the same amazing audio experience.

Trio of 6.5” High-Performance Woofers Effortless low frequency output and impressive deep bass extension from three 6.5” woofers lays the sonic foundation for all audio content. Engineered to convey the full thrill and excitement of cinematic blockbusters yet refined enough to handle the pluck of a bass guitar string and subtlest musical details with convincing realism, Prime Pinnacle delivers an amazing full-range listening experience with all audio content. By using three smaller woofers, each with its own 2-inch port, the new floorstanding speaker effortlessly conveys low frequency output while maintaining a slim profile that fits in any room or system.

Three Unique Port Tuning Frequencies Individual tuning frequencies and separate sub-enclosures for the trio of woofers epitomises the no compromise design approach taken with Prime Pinnacle. This design ensures all drivers blend seamlessly together so you get silky-smooth transitions from the midrange driver to the woofers as well as accurate frequency response, amazing refinement and crisp speed in transients; all without sacrificing deep, room-energising bass.

SVS SoundMatch 3-Way Crossover Creates an expansive soundstage with accurate frequency response and precise imaging for largest “sweet spot” possible. The 3-way crossover is uniquely tuned so each driver, from tweeter to midrange and midrange to woofers, blend seamlessly with each other while offering excellent on and off-axis frequency response and pinpoint spatial imaging for the most convincing audio experience possible. The crossover’s topology and architecture are consistent with all SVS speakers so Prime Pinnacle is timbre matched to integrate with any speaker from the acclaimed Prime or Ultra Series for the ultimate flexibility when building a system.

Sonically Inert and Rigidly Braced Cabinet Four self-contained, acoustically tuned internal chambers eliminate any potential for resonances or sonic artefacts from the enclosure, resulting in pristine audio playback across the frequency spectrum. Tapered edges on the Prime Pinnacle speaker’s front baffle, known as chamfers, minimise edge diffraction for a clear and precise soundstage while features like shorting rings and tweeter diffusers provide acoustic enhancements with modern, high-end visual appeal.

 

Specifications:

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 29 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-300 watts

Speaker Specs:

  • Floor Standing Tower Loudspeaker
  • Black ash and piano gloss black finish options
  • 5-way binding posts
  • Triple 2” wide-flared rear-firing ports
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 40.5" (H) X 8" (W) X 13.4" (D)
  • Overall Dimensions: 41.1" (H) X 8" (W) X 13.9" (D) (includes grille, feet and binding posts)
  • Weight Unboxed: 57.1 lbs (25.9 kg)

Driver Specs:

  • 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter - FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation, Aluminum dome for exceptional transient response
  • Triple 6.5” Woofers - Long stroke motor and suspension for high output, Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behavior, Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response, Cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer and Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts
  • 5.25” Midrange Driver - Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band, Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response, Cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer and Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:

  • Crossover - 3-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards, 2-piece PCB design reduces component interference, Tweeter-to-Midrange crossover: 2.1kHz (12 dB/octave slopes), Midrange-to-Woofer crossover frequency: 300Hz (12 dB/octave slopes)
  • Cabinet - Separate sealed midrange enclosure with angled bracing diffuses and shifts standing waves beyond the driver pass band, improving sound quality, Three separate woofer enclosures with optimized port tuning frequencies for smooth and accurate bass response, Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles minimize diffraction, Chamfered front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response, FEA-optimized cabinet and angled bracing eliminates resonances and improves cabinet rigidity for acoustically inert enclosure

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