Just in time for the holidays a new wireless product has emerged from SVS. The company which started as a sub manufacturer has really branched out, both into the audiophile realm (with their growing selection of hifi speakers) and into the wireless space. Their newest entry is a combination of both, the Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speaker Pair, which kicks out 100 watts per speaker and loads of wireless streaming options.
This time around the new pros feature a bigger cabinet and woofer over the previous generation, to grab even lower regions of bass. The big addition on the software side is the addition of Airplay 2 and Google Chromecast built in, so you can just shoot over your music from your phone without the need to download an additional app. There is also a new HDMI (with ARC/eARC) input to go along with the massive amount of connectivity that was included with the previous two speaker package.
The front facing display can also show rich metadata for songs, which is pretty cool, and includes custom preset buttons for more control without an app. I really dig these two speaker, desktop-ready setups. Not only do you get more stereo separation than a one-piece smart speaker operation, but it also sets the stage for a cool remote turntable setup without too much fuss.
From the press release:
“November 3, 2022 – Youngstown, OH – SVS, manufacturer of high-performance speakers, subwoofers, wireless audio, cables, and accessories, proudly announces the SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speaker Pair. The company’s second generation of wireless smart speakers brings reference sound quality to the wireless category by marrying High-Resolution audio playback with ample connectivity options, and smart, versatile control.
Consisting of two speakers, one powered and one passive, each driver in the SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers receive 50 watts from a robust 200-watt (50 watts x 4) amplifier. Discrete bi-amplification to the 1” aluminum dome tweeters and 5.25” mid-bass drivers ensure massive dynamic output without a trace of distortion and a much bigger sounding speaker than the cabinet size would suggest.
A sophisticated 24-bit/192kHz DAC and precisely tuned active digital crossover within the Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers maximizes performance of each driver by controlling power delivery and frequency response with pinpoint precision. The processing capacity allows SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers to render the highest resolution playback possible from all streaming services, wirelessly. Using the active digital crossover, SVS engineers painstakingly voiced the speakers to achieve near-flawless sound in any system or environment.
High-Resolution wireless streaming options for the SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers include WiFi, Apple Airplay 2 for iPhones and iOS, and Chromecast for Android and other devices. Users can also connect directly via Spotify Connect and Bluetooth. Through the DTS Play-Fi app, the system supports the highest-resolution playback possible from streaming services, including Amazon Music, Qobuz, iHeart, Pandora, YouTube, Sirius XM, Tidal, Pandora, Audible, and others.
HDMI with ARC/eARC makes SVS Prime Wireless Pro a superior sounding soundbar replacement for high-resolution TV audio and streaming music in stereo. Additional inputs include optical (TOSLINK), analog line level, ethernet, 3.5mm AUX, and a subwoofer output. Control is possible via smartphone, tablet, or PC via the DTS Play-Fi app, the intuitive front panel display, or an IR remote. If hands-free is your preference, the speaker system responds to Siri, Alexa, and Hey Google voice commands via supported devices.
The DTS Play-Fi app also lets users access streaming services, radio guides or a home media server from any smartphone or tablet and distribute it across the home to as many as 32 different Play-Fi products in 16 zones.
Aesthetically, the SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers combine the classically handsome appeal of a traditional HiFi stereo system with modern digital flare from the front panel OLED display. Source, artist name, song title, input, volume settings and more can be displayed for an intuitive user experience.
Also on the front panel are six backlit preset buttons for instant, one-touch access to sources, favorite playlists, streaming services, podcasts, and more, just like a car radio preset.
Knobs on the front panel allow users to toggle between sources and adjust display brightness as well as pause playback and set volume. The IR remote controls all the most critical functions and provides direct input buttons for HDMI, Bluetooth, Optical and Line In for easy switching between sources.
“We weren’t content with making the best sounding wireless speaker, but rather a solution that competes with the finest sounding speakers available at any price,” said SVS President, Gary Yacoubian. “Couple that with the amazing user interface and versatile connectivity options and Prime Wireless Pro appeals to both seasoned audiophiles and anyone just starting their Hi-Fi or home theater journey.”
The SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speaker Pair plays flawlessly as a two-channel audiophile system, soundbar or TV speaker replacement, gaming audio rig, in a multi-room/whole-home audio system, or all the options at once.
Yacoubian continued, “High-Resolution streaming has elevated the importance of sound quality to more people than ever, yet the wireless smart speaker category is still dominated by products that can’t deliver on the potential. SVS Prime Wireless Pro marries the convenience and simplicity of smart wireless speakers with breathtaking sound quality. Audio fans can finally have the best of both worlds.”
This unprecedented technology package is swathed in a stunning, hand-applied Piano Gloss Black or Piano Gloss White cabinet finish that blends seamlessly into any décor. Pricing is $899.99 for the speaker pair.