|SVS Ultra Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers Bookshelf/Monitor Loudspeakers|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013|
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The Ultras provided an excellent framework for Anglo Indian folk rock performer Raghu Dixit. Indian percussion, acoustic guitar, violin, and a hybrid of rock and Indian melodies fills the music. The multilingual lyrics are joyful, and the Ultras captured the music's spirit so beautifully I could not help but get lost in the hypnotic beats. Goosebump moments, for sure.
Finding places where the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speakers fell short is a tough task. They were highly coherent, sympathetic to all kinds of music, and easy to enjoy. Incidentally, my favorite amp pairing was with the Norwegian-made Electrocompaniet ECI3. The only place I was left wanting was the rickety stock binding post jumpers. Seriously, that's all I could come up with!
I was able to do a few comparisons with speakers in the Ultra Bookshelf's general price range. Compared to the recently reviewed Opera Mezza, the Ultras had a bigger sound and a weightier bottom end. The Definitive Technology SM65 and the Ultras were way more similar than different; however, the SVS offered up more resolution and slightly better dynamics. The Polk LSiM 703 and the Ultras were very similar in bass performance, resolution, and image size, however the Polk had a slightly more vivid treble presentation.