Prime Bookshelves: World-Class Performance, Compact Form.
Designed for two-channel purists and home theater fans alike, there simply isn’t a finer bookshelf monitor available at even twice the price. Equally adept up front in home theater or 2-channel settings, or even as a surround speaker. No matter what your listening preference, the Prime Bookshelf is the most flexible performer in the Prime speaker line. The handsome styling and high-end finishes result in a premium look that inspires pride—even before you’ve hit the power button. Matched with both the Prime and Ultra Center, Prime Satellites, and SVS subwoofers, the Prime Bookshelves can be the cornerstone or a stunning supportive element to any audio system.
In a 2-channel setting, Prime Bookshelf delivers a full and rich stand-alone audio experience with a 6.25” woofer for deep and articulate bass and a 1” aluminum dome tweeter for air presentation and unrivaled highs —true to the legacy of high-end, 2-way monitors. Stereo purists will rejoice at the amazing imaging, soundstage and fidelity delivered by the Prime Bookshelf. Whether you’re kicking back Saturday evening with a single malt and Dylan, or enjoying freshly ground coffee Sunday morning with Brubeck – the Prime Bookshelf has it covered.
Trickle Down Theory In Action – Ultra Sound At A Prime Price
Borrowing heavily from the Ultra line, the Prime Bookshelf is packed with high-end technology and premium quality drivers, setting a new high-water mark for sound quality and performance value at this price point.
The crossover is the key to any great bookshelf, and our exclusive SoundMatch network is packed with quality components and exhaustive refinement for outstanding phase coherency and time domain behavior. The transition between tweeter and woofer is so smooth and seamless you’ll swear it sounds like a single full-range driver.
The front baffle of the cabinet is chamfered and the drivers are flush-mounted to reduce edge diffraction for a smooth high-end and outstanding imaging. Inside the FEA and CAD optimized cabinet is braced to eliminate resonances for an honest, neutral and uncolored midrange.
Black ash and piano gloss black finish options
Single set of 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: 13.2" (H) X 8" (W) X 9.4" (D)
Overall Dimensions: 13.3" (H) X 8" (W) X 10.3" (D) (includes grille and bumper feet)
Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:
Rated bandwidth: 48 Hz-25 kHz (±3 dB)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
Sensitivity: 87 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz)
Recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts.
1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:
FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
Aluminum dome for exceptional transient response
Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
Polypropylene cone for excellent stiffness/mass ratio and pistonic behavior
Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response
Cast ABS-fiberglass composite basket ensures precision component alignment and excellent thermal transfer
Vented voice coil former minimizes air compression artifacts