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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Def Tech BP 9080x - Great!

    Posted
    DaddyMac

    I purchased these speakers to replace a set of Def Tech 8060 towers I have had for 2 years. I am using these speakers in a 9.2 ch set up paired with a Denon 6400h. I use this set up for home theater and music. So why upgrade from the 8060s? These speakers were on sale so I made the decision to upgrade so that I could add Dolby Atmos to my home theater set up for programs offering the platform. These speakers are huge, they are about 30% larger than the 8060s and I thought those were large! The installation and set up took about an hour but once I got my Audyssey dialed in I started to sample the speakers. My entire speaker set up is now all from the 9000 series, 9080 CS, 9080 surrounds and 9040 rears. I watched Avatar on DirecTV and I could not believe how much better the system sounded. I tried some Netflix content (Altered Carbon, Lost in Space) and same thing. I then switched to YouTube and watched some 4k programs and they were outstanding as well. The main difference I believe is the tighter bass and true Atmos capability of the 9080s. I have the sub-woofers dialed down and my media room still shakes when there are explosions or other special effects. The frequency gets low and does not become distorted. Once these break in I will dial up the volume and see if I can replicate being at movies! I would highly recommend these speakers. They are expensive so wait for a sale and they are large so make sure your space can handle them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Towers

    Posted
    TygerBoss
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    Ok so first lets talk about the appearance...these towers look a bit boxy at the top. The led D on the bottom of the speakers are a nice touch and I love the octagonish shape of the speaker base. Now the sound. These speakers are powerful and definitely need to be tuned for that perfect sound that these babies can deliver. One very important accomplishment of these towers are that they can produce accurate bass at low volume. Many speakers just cannot do this. Def Tech does it with ease! The highs deliver without ear fatigue for such big powerful speakers. When you turn the volume up really loud the Def Tech give you controlled increase to where you dont get distortion and the bass doesn't get sloppy... it stays tight but it does rattle anything not tied down like you wouldnt believe. Atmos is only okay... not because of Def Tech but because it just needs to be developed more or you need to just get proper in ceiling speakers... or maybe I was just expecting more. Dont get me wrong they do work! I just find myself wanting to hear more from the atmos toppers. Quick sidebar... if you're not using a power conditioner (panamax) you need to... it makes a difference! B4 I used one I could see my lights flicker when I blasted the volume and my SC-95 would occasionally shut down.... not anymore! With these towers I feel like I'm good for the next fifty years! Now i gotta sell my like new 8060's towers and center channel!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Who needs 7.2 channels?

    Posted
    danbrockman

    This is my first home theater. I researched myself dizzy, and then headed into Magnolia to listen. I went thinking I'd be happy with Klipsch, only to discover that Klipsch wasn't even included in the Magnolia universe anymore. So, since the customer is always right, I had them bring in some Klipsch towers with the upward-firing channels built in from the Best Buy general population. The Magnolia guys suggested I sample Definitive Technology and B&W for comparison. I opted for a pair of the Definitive Technology 9080st's (steeply discounted in August) and Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 7.2-channel receiver (I chose this because it's fully-funtional, discontinued, and half price). These towers are ridiculous. Each has a front channel and a hight (upward) channel, plus a 455W internally-amplified subwoofer. So the pair provides a 4.2 channel HT system, with nearly 1000W of sub. If you need more sub, then there's something seriously wrong with you. I figure I'll add more channels if I ever feel like I need them, but so far I need nothing more in order to feel absolutely giddy about my HT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible

    Posted
    maccardi
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    These speakers are amazing! I have owned them for 6 months now and they keep on impressing me. When I tried them out in the store I really wasn't too impressed with them, they sounded ok but not remarkable.I think they were crossed over in the receiver and didn't deliver the bass I was hoping for but I purchased them anyways with a 9080 center channel knowing I could return if they disappointed me at home. Once I got them setup in my media room I was blown away by the bass that these things produce! I have them set at just under 1/2 of the bass control knob and they fill my large room with chest pounding rock solid bass. Throw in a UHD movie like the battle scene from "Hacksaw Ridge" and be prepared to glue down anything that's not permanently affixed in your house! It's not just the bass that makes these speakers sound awesome, they also produce a beautifully neutral upper end too that does not fatigue your ears at high volumes. There is really nothing not to love about these speakers. If you're thinking about giving them a try, I highly recommend doing so and be sure to try them in your own room, you wont be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    Posted
    Thunder089
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    Did all my research, spent 10s of hrs looking for speakers, both in magnolia and a premium audio store local (too expensive). Absolutely love these speakers. the built in subs and dbbs are incredible. loved these over the MartinLogan (because it had too much of a sweet spot). and didn't go with b&w top of the line because I don't sit around and just listen to music, more of a tv and movie guy. don't get me wrong, sounds great for music. amazing customer service. easy setup. no need for subwoofer cables but you do want to give these babies enough power. Im doing with a pioneer 502, but if youre not looking to spend 3 grand (like I wasn't) then definitely go with a d3 amplifier. don't buy for the built in atmos speakers, they're garbage. would prefer a biamp ability over atmos, but sooo much better than the 9060s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can’t go wrong with 9080ST

    Posted
    onesanzerosx
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    I originally purchased the 9060ST and was impressed but decided to upgrade to the 9080ST’s. What a difference! I am powering them with a Marantz SR7012. With the 9060’s I would listen to movies at volume level 60 - 65 but with the 9080’s I listen at volume level 52 - 55 which I suspect is due to the sensitivity level being a bit better on the 9080’s. The other reason I wanted to upgrade is for the 12’ sub’s vs 10’. I’m glad I made the change. These speakers are pretty amazing and I will enjoy them for years and years to come. Don’t forget to compliment these with the 9080 surround channels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound for Home Theater

    Posted
    Jorman
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    I was originally going to go with a Klipsch system but didn't like how they sounded very bright. I listened to these at my local Magnolia and I was blown away! I bought these primarily for watching movies and TV so I wanted something with good bass. The Dolby Atmos speakers are a + since a lot of content on Netflix and iTunes are starting to support this format. I will still be looking for a good sub to complete my system but these towers are a great start.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    Posted
    Kagey
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    I could go into detail about the speakers, but everybody hears differently. I treated myself to these towers and I haven’t regretted the purchase for one second. They are great to listen to music in stereo with a decent sub for added bass. And I was surprised how good they function in a home theater set up as well. The only downside is how the entire speaker is wrapped in felt, which makes it difficult to move them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Speakers

    Posted
    kenstown

    Bought these towers after hearing them at Magnolia, totally amazing sound. I paired these with my Yamaha RX-A-3070 which is a high end receiver. 160 watts per channel. I actually want to hear them louder but my receiver won't give enough power to these 455 watt rms giants, so I have to buy a 3000.00 ROTEL 700 watt 2 channel amp, that will give me 350 a speaker, and then we will be talking. Can't wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    Anubis
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    these towers are huge, intimidating, powerful and seductive all in one package! My wife actually pick these ones out and I'm really glad she did because my home theater has never sounded so crisp and so clear I was such a loud, powerful presence of highs, mids and bass and the Atmos toppers work amazingly well! I'm extremely happy with these towers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Speakers

    Posted
    Prgm
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    Got these to replace some old Yamaha speakers (NX-A200XT). These sound like night and day between them. I knew my old Yamaha were okay but these new speakers sound great. I have not been able to try the attached Atmos speakers as Atmos but they are connected to front presence and sound good. I listened to several speakers in a Magnolia store before purchasing these and do not regret my decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These speakers are great...worth every penny!

    Posted
    Speedy
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    These speakers are great...worth every penny! The highs are high and the bass marries perfectly with my existing sub-woofer. My only problem is that now I find myself staying up too late watching more TV and movies because experiencing them now is so much better! One of my best purchases ever! I'm looking at adding more pieces to my theater surround sound system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!

    Posted
    PDT84
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    Bought these after years of smaller definitive technology bookshelf speakers and we love them. Only con is they are huge so make sure you have the space. The other thing that I wish they would have done is made the atmos part black. The silver part reflects the light from the screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite speakers

    Posted
    McCracken92
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    I’ve wanted these speakers for years and could finally afford them they are the best in my opinion. They look, sound and smell like Excellence love them gaming movies tv they are the GOAT of speakers I love them and I’m only running center and fronts right now

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tower speakers

    Posted
    Sohail
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    I upgraded my 9040s to 9080x and can’t tell you how happy I am with the decision. They are costly but when you watch your first movie, totally worth it. They are taller than what I would have wanted but overall a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and jaw dropping

    Posted
    Justpe8709
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    These speakers are jaw dropping with the sound and bass they can put out. The ATMOS speakers do an amazing job. I wasn't sure if the ATMOS section would really be good but I was way wrong. One more thing, these things can play really loud ! Loud as in blow you out of the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Smitty
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    I did a direct test with them against my KEF R500's and they were definitely the better speaker. Amazing seperation and soundstage. Very detailed, crisp sound and awesome bass, really pressurizes the room. Highly recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Sayed
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    A set of these speakers were better than other sets with additional subs. My jaws dropped when I heard these at the magnolia room. Songs just sounds so good and movies were taken to another level. Highly recommend these towers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SOLD!!!

    Posted
    AWAG
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    These speakers rock my house! The kids hold their hands over their ears and watching Jurassic World actually hurts if you crank it but man oh man is it sooo much better to watch loud! Seriously couldn't have been happier with my purchase. I love these towers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great speaker from Definitive Technology

    Posted
    4KUHDBuyer
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    I purchased 2 towers to replace a pair of 10 year old Mirage OM-5's. The speakers are excellent on 2 channel music and excellent in my 7 channel home theater. I have not had the chance to listen to much Dolby Atmos so the verdict is out for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend