SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

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  • Regular price $1,890.00



Handsomely styled with a swept back profile and striking edge treatments, the Ultra Bookshelf draws design cues from the magnificent flagship Ultra Tower. Available in premium-grade piano gloss black and real black oak veneer finishes, the Ultra bookshelf looks stunning and will complement any upscale décor. Reference-grade bookshelf monitors have always held a warm spot in the heart of any serious audiophile, and the Ultra Bookshelf lives up to that esteemed legacy. This emotionally involving monitor delivers precise imaging, an amazingly coherent and deep soundstage, a wonderfully rich and compelling tonal balance and surprisingly deep and dynamic bass. Sure to thrill serious music aficionados everywhere, the Ultra Bookshelf immediately takes a place amongst the most highly-regarded 2-way monitors on the market.

Dramatic Styling Yields Sonic Benefits

The Ultra Bookshelf cabinet design yields numerous sonic benefits. The non-parallel cabinet panels reduce standing waves within the cabinet, effectively eliminating frequency response coloration. The wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response. Even the grille design is FEA-optimized to maximize acoustic transparency.


The proprietary SVS drivers utilize the finest materials and design features to ensure the highest sound quality and performance. The Ultra Bookshelf driver array features a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and a 6.5” woofer.


1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter

  • Utilizes an FEA-optimized diffuser which delivers a very open ‘airy’ presentation and extremely unveiled highs
  • Delivers a sound stage so pure and free of artifacts that you'll swear the performers are in the room.

6.5” Woofer

Delivers scintillating midrange detail combined with remarkable bass response:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio which improves sensitivity and maintains pistonic behavior well beyond the pass-band of the driver
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels.
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and improve high frequency response.
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and enhance heat-sinking capacity.


The SoundMatch 2-way crossover features premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards to ensure pure signal transmission. Careful selection of the crossover frequency and slopes results in a smooth off-axis polar response, outstanding phase coherency and enhanced radiation of total sound power with a generous sweet spot and stable sound stage.

Tech Specs:

  • Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • Real black oak veneer, piano gloss black, and gloss white finish options
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • 1.7” wide-flared rear-firing port
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer stick-on bumper feet (adds 3mm to height)
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 15” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 10.6” (D) (without grille)
  • Overall Dimensions: 15” (H) x 8.5” W x 10.9” (D) (with grille)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 24" (H) x 20" (W) x 14" (D)
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Shipped Weight: 42 pounds

Driver Specs:

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:

  • FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
  • Aluminum dome delivers exceptional transient response and exceptional stiffness/mass ratio

6.5” Woofers:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band.
  • Aluminum shorting rings to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion
  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
  • Vented voice coil formers to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:


  • 2-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
  • Crossover frequency and slopes optimized for excellent off-axis polar response, outstanding phase coherency, and total radiated sound power
  • Tweeter-to-woofer crossover: 2 kHz


  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles, wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
  • FEA-optimized bracing reduces cabinet resonances

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Craig Phillips
SVS Ultra Bookshelf

Currently, I am using the Ultra bookshelf speakers as rear surrounds. Just replacing my B&W 's temporarily until my speaker stands arrive. The sound quality is quite clear and accurate - slightly different than that of my B&W's. Overall, I am very pleased with the look and sound quality coming from these speakers. I am really looking forward to hearing how these speakers perform in a 2.1 format.

Ruffy D

KISS - Very satisfied....customer service is fantastic...Ultra bookshelf is amazing..

Mike Thompson
Simply excellent value

I am downsizing my system as I have retired and want to move to a smaller home. I sold a substantially more expensive pair of floor standing speakers (100 lbs. ea.) and decided on the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers. I must say I am more pleased with them than I was expecting - and I expected to like them very much. They image extremely well, have a great forward sound, and lovely clarity. I truly believe you would have to spend substantially more money to find a pair of speakers as good as these. Great speakers.

Ryan Thomson
SVS Ultra Bookshelf Pair

Speakers are amazing. Shipping was fast, service was excellent. When I ran into issues, the support I was given was some of the best I’ve had. I will be purchasing here again.

Bill Atherton

Well I'm in love with these things! I can't believe my ears and the sound that's coming out if these bookshelves. Clear imagining and separation! I have a SB 3000 on the way to go with these bad boys and can't wait to see how they work paired up with that. Love the gloss white finish I got also. So beautiful.