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Definitive Technology - High-Performance 2-way Height Speaker Module - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For enhancement only...

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    ScubaPro
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    When I first connected these speakers to my system, I had to actually go back and run test tones through my speakers to check to see if I had done it all correctly and that my amp was working. At first I was pretty disappointed, because I really couldn't hear much of an ATMOS effect from any of my (ATMOS UHD) blue rays. A few days later, unknowingly, I put in one of my familiar (ATMOS UHD) disks, and despite it all started to notice better imaging here, and a little extra overhead dimension there, and thought...Wow, they actually are working!... and the smile returned to my face. The point is this: don't expect these to make all the difference in the sound quality of your already great Def Tech system. They are as described--height enhancement speakers. Think of them in the same vein as purchasing a really good rear surround speaker system, or an extra set of really sensitive tweeters for your towers--they are not as difference making as say a good sub woofer will be. Unless your hearing is a lot better than mine, these offer, at best, a subtle ATMOS experience, (I think) even if you have an acoustically balanced room like I have. If you have the money to spend, or just want to complete your already great speaker system, these are cool as they sit impressively atop your Def Tech towers. Short of that, I might suggest putting the money toward an actual dedicated ceiling ATMOS speaker system, or toward another upgrade that might otherwise offer better bang for the buck. These are an expensive upgrade, and whether they are worth the money or add much to your Home Theater experience or not depends on every individual to decide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not enough bang to be priced at $500

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    philj89
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    I'm not sure if the other people who reviewed these speakers were just delighted at the fact that they now have something cool looking perched atop their existing towers adding a few inches of height, or whether they actually hear a difference. These do not sound anywhere near as good as dedicated in ceiling speakers. I have them paired with bp9020 and tried them with both denon, marantz and yamaha aventage receiver. Tried atmos and dts:x both native and dsp. The towers are already bipolar so it will give a feeling of space so adding these a90's will not have a dramatic effect. If you added the A90 to a traditional tower that wasn't bipolar then yes, you will hear a bit of a difference-but not $500 worth of a difference. I even pressed my ear against the speaker itself to see if the native dolby and dsp verison of it would really push any air but no, it was weak. Calibrating it using Audessey and YPAO as well as by hand also did not make much of a difference. These look fancy and add a bit of spacial imaging but nothing to blow anyones socks off and nothing to brag to your neighbors about when playing an atmos track because they are not going to really hear anything flying overhead. And yes I have low ceilings with acoustic treatment. At the end of the day you will hear what you "want" to hear, and I really wanted to hear something, but I heard.....nothing.....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Atmos - sounds perfect

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    FatalSports
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    I purchased the 9060 towers, 9060 center, and the 9080 surrounds. Everything sounds amazing! I couldn't be happier, though I will say that I have a friend who has 8060s and his sounds almost the same as my setup...so if you can still find 8060s (they are half the price of the 9060s) and sound pretty similar. Aside from that...LOVE these. These Atmos speakers sit on top of the towers...and sound great. I will say that I've also heard Atmos ceiling speakers and I will say I like that better...but if you don't want to go through the hassle of installing ceiling speakers - these are the next best thing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegantly necessary

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    DodgerFan
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    These speakers are by far the icing on the cake for my BP 9040’s. I waited for the height speakers to arrive and thought that the towers were so good I would return the add on height speakers. But when they arrived I began testing them out, boy was I wrong, the height speakers add a depth and realism that complimented the bi-polar soundstage perfectly. They are an aesthetically pleasing accessory to the towers that are worth the money. I was also surprised that these small speakers were able to throw the sound in my room which has 12 feet ceilings in a large 20’ X 30’ room, but they perform well and I am very pleased with their performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I thought they’d be

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    Dutch
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    I purchased definitive technology products earlier this year and saw the A90 speakers on Black Friday sale for $299. Bought them and installed them, fit and finish is neat. Listened to them through an Atmos demo and didn’t notice a huge difference or improvement. In all honesty, I would have returned them if I had purchased at full price. Great system without them. Floor speakers are the BP9040, center channel is the CS9040, and the sub is pro series 1000. Rear surround are Yamaha, receiver is a Yamaha Aventage RX-770. Room size is 20’x14.5’, 9’ ceilings.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s all about the “system”

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    Bill
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    I went in to the Magnolia showroom to listen to the BP9000 series and settled on the BP9040 series (which to my ear was most pleasing). I did A/B comparisons with and without the Dolby height speakers and was pleasantly surprised to the depth they added to overall listening experience. I have also added the larger center channel speaker, 2 rear channel speakers in addition to the towers with the height speakers (and an existing sub). Using for movies is unreal and the ability for great music reproduction is there too. It’s now an amazing system for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adds another dimension

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    whoknewbc
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    Out of the box, no tweaking and expecting some kind of magic.... you’re going to be disappointed. If you invested in these speakers, then I’m guessing you have a good to great amp pushing these beautiful towers. After some tweaking the A90’s made the room sound “full”, regardless if we were sitting or standing in the room. Music sounds better, movies with Atmos sound GREAT!! All in all, very pleased with this addition to an already great entertainment system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    finally atmos

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    rabbit
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    I have been looking for a way to get Atmos into my surround system. I bought a Definitive system knowing that I can stack the Atmos speaker on top. The floorspeakers come with a nice top brushed aluminum plate that can be removed and the Atmos Speaker slides right into the top. And if you do not use the Atmos speakers you can just set the metal plate right on top. This way you get no dust in the top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes it all better

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    SherryHC
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    Forgot that we added these to the top of the towers. What a difference they make. Find a Best Buy with a Magnolia Design Center. You will not be disappointed, they have the staff and products to make your home as good or better than a theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They work, provided you have ATMOS content

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    Rich
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    I added these to my def tech speakers. As an FYI - the purchase of "one" includes both speakers. They sound great and give the true sound. However, they only work with Dolby ATMOS recordings, which are few and far between. Also need equipment (DVD player & gaming system) that supports Dolby Atmos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Raise the roof for Atmos

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    Dacoba
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    Great option in place of cutting into your ceiling for Atmos. Works best with flat, sound reflectative ceiling. Note this comes with 2 speakers not 1 as stated. Do not buy two of these unless you have 4 towers. Also note you need the Definitive Auduio brand towers to use theses . Overall very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great solution for Dolby ATMOS

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    GSKOGS
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    These speakers are a great solution when physically mounting height speakers for Dolby ATMOS is not possible. If you have a flat ceiling in the 8 - 12 height range these work great to avoid installing ceiling speakers. These are probably not the best solution for a vaulted ceiling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound out of this small speaker

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    NorCal1
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    Placed these on top of my 9060’s and got decent sound from them. Bought them on sale for $299 and they work well since they are a direct, pop into place speaker for the 9060’s. Not as much output “sound” as I would have expected but I’m only running at 95 watts a Ch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Hemal
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    Love it. More fun to watch movies. If you’re spending speakers and you don’t put height speakers modules then something wrong with you. Definitive Technology brand speakers are all time great. Gotta love it. Sounds are really great, just like you are watching movie in movie theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ingenious Design

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    Marv
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    The design of these speakers works really well for my apartment where space is at a premium. The integrated top mount on the DefTech towers is great, and the separate set of wiring terminals is already on the towers making installation and setup a snap. The sound quality is also solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome add on to the BP 9020's

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    fleejl50
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    I bought an entire definitive technologies surround system with the marantz SR 6013 av and this system is awesome. The sound is incredible! Purchased the 9020's for my rear surround and they sound awesome with the atmos module added to them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best

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    Delta
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    It has been a long time since I have upgraded my system speakers. Had Bose, they never really gave me the sound I wanted. I needed a multi use speaker. TV for the family, music for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Atmos is unreal

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    Rolltide
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    This is a must have for surround sound. Makes all the action come to life. Have Geek Squad install it, so every component gets tuned correctly. It makes all the difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    That Extra Excellence

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    TheaterMan
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    These were added later to my theater. When I plugged them in they added more overall sound with superb clarity. Wish I had gotten them with the speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy solution for Atmos heights speakers

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    Silverbound
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    Well built and easy to install these speakers. Only listened to a couple of movie scenes to determine if they actually perform well. Not totally convinced or worth the money. Speakers can be purchased without them.

    I would recommend this to a friend