What is the opinion of Reddit about the
SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers – Pair (Premium Black Ash)?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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9th Dec 2020

For $1000 and for music, a pair of speakers would be your best bet. A surround setup wouldn’t make sense here.

You’ve got quite a few options.

First things first, I’d probably get a Yamaha S301 for am amplifier. It looks nice in my opinion and it has plenty of power and features.

Next, you’ve got $650ish for speakers. There are a lot of good options.

The Ascend Sierras will put you slightly over budget, but would be a very good option.

In your budget, I’ve got 2 main options that I would personally look at. The first is the SVS Prime Bookshelves. They’re great with music and fantastic for movies/TV.

The second is the Wharfedale Denton. I personally haven’t heard them, but they’re supposed to be a smooth and laid back speaker that are easy to listen to.

1 point

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14th Dec 2020

I just typed this out for someone on another thread but I’ll put it here as well. They were looking at speakers for Tool and Beethoven. If you let me know what you listen to I can tailor it a bit more to your needs. Also, what size room will they be in?


You said you’ve got a budget of up to $500. I’ve got quite a few options for you.

I mentioned this in another comment, but I think that the SVS Prime Bookshelves are the best way to spend $500. I have a pair and they’re absolutely fantastic. They dig deep enough where I don’t feel like I need a sub. The top end is extremely clean and clear. Midrange is excellent. They’re a relatively flat speaker (everything is even from the top to the bottom) and I think they perform very well. The midrange is slightly recessed, but tonally accurate.

I haven’t personally heard them but the Wharfedale Dentons are supposed to be nice. From what I’ve read, they have a warm sound, which usually means recessed top end. They’re also $500.

Moving down in price, at $400 we have the PSB Alpha P5. If you want my full thoughts on them, here they are. If you want the jist, midrange. The midrange on these speakers is absolutely excellent. I’m a huge fan of them for anything with vocals.

At around $375 with shipping we have the HSU HB-1 MK2. If you like Beethoven, I think these would be excellent. These speakers are all about the sense of scale. If you’re listening to an orchestra and you want it to sound like it’s the size of an orchestra, these are what you want in this price range. They’re dynamic and have excellent power handling, meaning they’ll get loud with no issues at all but they’re also good when they’re quiet.

At $300 we have Ascend CBM-170. They lack bass but they make up for it with midrange. I personally don’t think they’d be what you want because the top end is a bit on the bright side (which I probably wouldn’t want with Beethoven) but I’ll give them to you as an option.

Also at $300 we have the Wharfedale Diamond 225. I’m in the middle of writing my review about them but it goes like this: Top end good, bass good, midrange great. The top end is laid back and smooth while the bass is a bit boosted, to give them a full and pleasing sound.

And then, of course, at $250 we have the Elacs that you were looking at originally. They’re excellent speakers. All around just a ‘safe bet’ in my opinion. They don’t do anything great but they don’t do anything bad either. They’re neutral, they have good bass extension, etc.

I hope this helps. And if all it does is gives you way too many options, I’m extremely sorry.

So, I’ve got the Elacs, Wharfedales, HSU, and SVS speakers. Out of those, I personally think the HSU are worth it over the Elacs and Wharfedales. I don’t think the Wharfedales would be worth the extra $50 over the Elacs for what you listen to (I spent this time listening to Tool’s latest album by the way). Deciding if the HSU are worth the extra money over the Elacs is completely up to you.

And, if money was no problem here, I would pick the SVS, easily.

1 point

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14th Dec 2020

You said you’ve got a budget of up to $500. I’ve got quite a few options for you.

I mentioned this in another comment, but I think that the SVS Prime Bookshelves are the best way to spend $500. I have a pair and they’re absolutely fantastic. They dig deep enough where I don’t feel like I need a sub. The top end is extremely clean and clear. Midrange is excellent. They’re a relatively flat speaker (everything is even from the top to the bottom) and I think they perform very well. The midrange is slightly recessed, but tonally accurate.

I haven’t personally heard them but the Wharfedale Dentons are supposed to be nice. From what I’ve read, they have a warm sound, which usually means recessed top end. They’re also $500.

Moving down in price, at $400 we have the PSB Alpha P5. If you want my full thoughts on them, here they are. If you want the jist, midrange. The midrange on these speakers is absolutely excellent. I’m a huge fan of them for anything with vocals.

At around $375 with shipping we have the HSU HB-1 MK2. If you like Beethoven, I think these would be excellent. These speakers are all about the sense of scale. If you’re listening to an orchestra and you want it to sound like it’s the size of an orchestra, these are what you want in this price range. They’re dynamic and have excellent power handling, meaning they’ll get loud with no issues at all but they’re also good when they’re quiet.

At $300 we have Ascend CBM-170. They lack bass but they make up for it with midrange. I personally don’t think they’d be what you want because the top end is a bit on the bright side (which I probably wouldn’t want with Beethoven) but I’ll give them to you as an option.

Also at $300 we have the Wharfedale Diamond 225. I’m in the middle of writing my review about them but it goes like this: Top end good, bass good, midrange great. The top end is laid back and smooth while the bass is a bit boosted, to give them a full and pleasing sound.

And then, of course, at $250 we have the Elacs that you were looking at originally. They’re excellent speakers. All around just a ‘safe bet’ in my opinion. They don’t do anything great but they don’t do anything bad either. They’re neutral, they have good bass extension, etc.

I hope this helps. And if all it does is gives you way too many options, I’m extremely sorry.

So, I’ve got the Elacs, Wharfedales, HSU, and SVS speakers. Out of those, I personally think the HSU are worth it over the Elacs and Wharfedales. I don’t think the Wharfedales would be worth the extra $50 over the Elacs for what you listen to (I spent this time listening to Tool’s latest album by the way). Deciding if the HSU are worth the extra money over the Elacs is completely up to you.

And, if money was no problem here, I would pick the SVS, easily.

1 point

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10th Dec 2020

A pair of $500 bookshelf speakers would easily blow them out of the water. Free amazon returns if you don’t believe me haha