CES 2018 – SVS

I wasn’t surprised at all that SVS puts on a good audio demo. Naturally both the SB-4000 and Ultra 5 speaker system I got to listen to briefly sounded great. But, I was not prepared to as impressed as I was by their “coming soon” Prime Wireless DTS Play-Fi enabled speaker.

The speaker works as a single, or can also run in a paired configuration (which should run ~$500). Naturally you can connect it directly to your Bluetooth audio player, or play directly from a few select music streaming services (IIRC, Spotify & Pandora, but not Google Play). I only listened in earnest to the stereo config, and it was really good. With amazing clarity and imaging, Sonos will need to significantly up their game…

Also on display was a similarly featured BYOS[peaker] DTS Play-Fi amp; which should retail for ~$400 around the same time as the Prime Wireless. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an opportunity to hear it show off its prowess – something for next time.

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