SVS Officially Makes Prime Pinnacle Available for Purchase, Preps for AXPONA 2019
Pinnacle was both officially and unofficially revealed at CES 2019, where the company found itself demoing the speaker for attendees and press while hoping to keep full information about the new design contained within the company’s Venetian suite. Alas, it didn’t take long for that strategy to break, as the Internet flexed its muscle.
This speaker is exciting on a number of levels. First off, it truly appears to offer a great balance of performance for its price, allowing those that aren’t quite ready to spend two grand on mains to still gain access to high quality components and sound. According to SVS, much of the design emphasis was to replicate the Ultra Tower’s sonic flavor using a smaller, more room-friendly, cabinet. According to Gary Yacoubian (President, SVS): “The reality is, we spent more time voicing Prime Pinnacle than any speaker in SVS history so it would be equally suited for the demands of discerning audiophiles and hardcore home theater fans.” And from the brief demo I heard at CES, SVS definitely has achieved a remarkable sounding speaker.
Secondarily, the speaker really looks the part of quality. Its cabinet (Black Ash or Piano Gloss Black, 41.1” x 8” x 13.9”, 57.1 lbs) sports sharp lines that follow an appropriate blend of the company’s other tower options. And the speaker’s seductive driver array, which consists of a single composite glass-fiber cone 5.25-inch midrange, three 6.5-inch woofers, and a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, oozes physical quality.
Internally, SVS engineers designed separate ported sub-enclosures for the speaker’s trio of woofers, each specifically tuned for a smooth transition through mid-range frequencies. The tuning is further enhanced by the company’s SoundMatch 3-Way crossover, which insures seamless transitions through the frequency spectrum. The result is an “expansive soundstage” loaded with precision, anchored by bass performance that natively extends down through 29Hz.
SVS is currently gearing up to bring its new Pinnacle creation to AXPONA 2019, where the company plans to show off the speaker’s capabilities along with its 3000 Series of subs (and more). If you’re heading to the show, definitely put room 604 on your hit list and pay SVS a visit! And if you believe the speaker deserves a spot in your home, click here for online ordering information.