Hey guys! Long time no see! A bit of an armature HT\/Musicphile here. I bought a relatively cheap 5.1 setup back in 2008 that included some polk rt10s and an ED 12" sub. For a budget setup, it sounds pretty good. BUT, it's time to let these go and upgrade. Hoping I can get a little insight from the more dedicated audioheads.\n\nLet me say right out of the gate, I live very rural and am HOURS away from any kind of store that sells floorstanding loudspeakers, so I really need internet direct. There's just no chance in being able to drive all over town listening to all my options. I started with my search for a new sub, and was planning on upgrading to a pair of SVS PB3000s, and while on SVS's website, of course found their new loudspeakers (haven't looked since 2008). My budget is roughly $1000 per speaker, (going with the ultra center regardless). These seem to be two great options from SVS, which from my research the last week seem to be about as nice as you can get for that limited budget... and they are right at the top of that budget. Stretching it enough as it is.\n\nMy question is about the difference between these two speakers. I understand the ultras have built in twin 8" that fire to the side, but the pinnacles run 3 smaller woofers, each crossed over at increasingly lower frequencies, firing forward. They both look good. My problem is that every single review I can find comparing these two speakers only compare them stand-alone and always give the nod to the ultra towers as having better low end, better frequency ranges. I, however, will always be running a sub. It seams to me (maybe ignorantly so) that running a dedicated sub mixed in would take away the advantage of the Ultras. Wouldn't the 3 forward facing woofers sound equally as good if there were always a dedicated sub mixed in? The room is 40'x20'x9', but with a heavy drape curtain I can pull shut down the middle making the room 20' square.\n\nI called SVS and asked if the drivers themselves were higher quality in the ultras than the primes, and they said no. Same quality drivers.\n\nhttps:\/\/www.svsound.com\/products\/prime-pinnacle\nhttps:\/\/www.svsound.com\/products\/ultra-tower\n\nI feel like I am missing something... thoughts?