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Definitive Technology - High-Performance 8" 3-way Tower Speaker (Each) - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound!

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I just purchased a pair of these towers tonight, along with the Def Tech CS-9040 center speaker, and a pair of of Def Tech ProMonitor 800 rear surround speakers. They're being powered by a Yamaha Aventage RX-A760, which I also purchased this evening. I could not be more pleased with the overall quality of sound! I have ZERO complaints about anything. I was initially planning on purchasing a more expensive Marantz receiver, but after my helpful Best Buy associate walked me through my options, and demo'd both units, I was completely sold on this package. Everything out the door - including 100' of speaker wire and wall mounts for the surround speakers - I spent approx. $2,800. Worth every penny. It is truly an immersive audio experience to go along with stunning 4K video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My ears are happy

    Posted
    DukeC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Tested these speakers at Best Buy multiple times and almost pulled the trigger many times. For the price there isn't a better set of tower speakers out there. Paired with the Def Tech center speaker my receiver finally came to life. Movies are unbelievable. Clarity is crystal clear for action or drama. Want to hear the speakers really shine throw in a Blu Ray music/concert and you will be amazed. Listened to Wish you were here and Dark Side of the Moon and heard things I haven't heard in 30 years of listening to Pink Floyd. Dave Matthews live at Radio City on BluRay was my test at Best Buy and it sold the wife on this particular set up. Truly unbelievable sound if you are in the market just do it. Had an Oscar viewing Party and watched Hacksaw Ridge, The Fence, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and my guests all made several comments saying the sound was better then a movie theater. Just Do It.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Regrets

    Posted
    Einjuden
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It's taken me a very long time to finally pull the trigger on upgrading to better quality speakers for my home theater simply due to the price of admission. But after doing some extensive research and finally deciding on the DT 3-way speakers w/ the built in sub you're reading about here, I am now wondering why I waited so long. I was skeptical at first about having a tower speaker w/ a built in sub, thinking that it possibly couldn't sound better than my separate sub and bookshelf speaker. Oh boy was I wrong! These sound AMAZING! I've tested them with a range of music, movies, and games and the bass kicks perfectly. As my tagline states, I have no regrets with this purchase (I bought 2), and am now looking forward to upgrading the rest of my home theater with more DT products. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers, gets better with age!

    Posted
    IndyGuy

    Love these speaker. I have had them for over a yr and they have only gotten better. I went back and forth on these or the 9040s and ultimately went with these. I haven't had any regrets. I will say the bass from these speakers are awesome and at full clip my wife can feel the bass upstairs. If your a true bass head though, you will need a subwoofer to hit those super low points in music and movies. Also if you listen to a lot of hip hop or any bass heavy music, these speaker won't handle the bass too well. I have to turn the bass down on the receiver(Yamaha RX-A770) so they wont start clipping. These are great with movies! Every movie sounds great on these, so if that's your main reason for getting these you definitely won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent home speakers!!!!

    Posted
    scotty

    I purchased these speakers on sale,($326.00 per tower 9-1-16) and paired them with a Yamaha 5.1 amp. These speakers are outstanding. I did not purchase any other speakers for my home. The sound clarity is simply amazing and the enclosed sub-woofers really pack a punch. You hear incredible highs and imposing lows. I play music and watch TV and these speaker do it all with amazing sound. I really like that that when watching TV or movies, it sounds like a I have a center speaker and other surround speakers and I don't . I did a lot of research on these speakers and all of the reviews are correct. You will not be disappointed in your investment. Bottom line, these speakers when paired with a proper amp will change your life!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These small tower speakers are phenomenal

    Posted
    WalkLikeAnEgyptian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I listened to these speakers in the magnolia room and these to my untrained ears sounded just as good as more expensive speakers that were featured in that room. The built in powered subwoofers in each of the towers are a treat because it adds the full range of low end sound besides the mid and highs. I got these during last month's audio fest sale and there is no going back with these bad boys. I have a medium sized living room and these are more than powerful enough and sound phenomenal. This my first foray into higher end speakers and I feel like I got in for a bargain to the audiophile world. You will love these. Pull the trigger if you're thinking about these as an option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker with clear and full sound

    Posted
    lamar310
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought a 75" QLED Samsung TV and bought these tower speakers to go with it. These speakers give you that theater sound for movies, sports, video games, and TV but then give you that club sound and concert sound for music. I hear no distortion when I crank up the volume. I have to disagree with other reviews and say that a subwoofer is needed with these to create the perfect sound overall. The ATMOS speakers that attach to the top are worth every penny and a must have item to pair with these towers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True surround sound

    Posted
    KenYes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    We tried wireless surround but it lacked intensity during a movie so we took it all back and went with a wired system. These vertical speakers have a heavy metal stand to hold them upright. They have an additional sub built in with volume control. These speakers rock. If you like watching movies (chick flicks or action) Definitive makes the perfect speakers for home theater. We have a 5.1 system and I could not be happier and the customer service is great. We listen to our music and movies so loud that I blew one of my book case speakers and Definitive replaced the speaker in no time at all. Get the extended warranty. It's worth it. Thanks Best Buy and Definitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding - Dissapointing Sub

    Posted
    Bash99
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The mids and lows are great. Excellent sound. However, the salesman recommended these as they have built in subs. I decided to purchase the Supercube sub as well. I watched Thor: Ragnarok. I watched the opening scene with the Supercube turned off at first. The bass was there, and sounded great. Then I watched the opening scene again with the Supercube turned on. WOW. There were frequencies that the tower did not pickup. I was amazed by what the subs in these towers could not do. I would have bought Bower & Wilkins instead of these towers. Disappointed! I may return within 45 days as Elite Plus.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tower speaker for the buck !

    Posted
    Vishnu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is by far the best tower speaker i ever owned. First i was reluctant to buy since i had bought klipsch speakers for my home theater set up already, but the magnolia best buy expert suggested me otherwise. The design is so minimalistic and very nicely fits at home. The sound and integrated woofer is very powerful. By all means I would recommend to go for it ! Higher the models price will increase but definitive will not fail you. Thank you Best buy team and Magnolia for good guidance and honest reviews !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all-around speakers

    Posted
    Mauzer92
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was flipping back and forth between getting these and some B&W's but decided on these because they have the built in subs. They aren't quite as warm and detailed as the b&W's but for the money I'm saving on not buying a sub I figured it was worth it. The thing is though, once I got these into my home opposed to a big sales floor, wow these things shine. They create such a loud sound stage that sounds way wider than it really is. Obligatory setup information: a pair of these, no other speakers and a Denon AVR-X1400 Powering them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely incredible

    Posted
    JoeP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After debating about which brand to go for to connect to my new receiver, I decided to go for def tech. I wanted to start at the bottom and work my way up if I felt the quality wasn’t amazing. Off the bat even the bottom level towers were astonishing. The bass is incredible and has so much depth to the sound. The only thing I would say is that you need to be centered when listening or it doesn’t really give you the full effect of what they can do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for price

    Posted
    baker308
    • My Best Buy® Member

    They are okay speakers for the price. I would say in Bose category of just okay but not as good as B&W and others. I am using with a B&W center mostly for movies. I don't really like the bass and turn down almost the whole way but overall they are okay for movies and okay for music. Not as great especially at low levels as really good speakers but really good speakers just cost too much for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound!

    Posted
    Cathy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After numerous attempts for finding a good sounding combination of speakers to offer a simulated surround sound experience (with my LG OLED 65" and Yamaha receiver), these tower speakers are used with DT center speaker Model: CS-9040HD and the sound is awesome for the price! After some output adjustments on the receiver and allowing a few days for the speakers to 'settle in' to my environment, even 1 year later they are still sounding awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing towers for a great cost

    Posted
    Techor

    When the want, need and desire began for me to build my home audio system, the BP9020's very quickly became my jumping off point. For the type of music I enjoy listening to, these towers are perfect! With the built in subs, it saves me having to buy one right away. I love the look and thus far it has completely elevated my listening experience. I plan to get the CS9040 next and some SuperCube's from there!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    Miguel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Got these speakers because they were on sale. Was interested in having great sound quality speakers for movies and music. Did not expect these to be as great as they are. Looked around the internet to see how to properly plug them in using cables that were not included like the subwoofer cable. These speakers did not disappoint. If I could go back I would buy the next model up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent home theater front speakers!

    Posted
    dscotta
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    These towers are paired with 9040 center channel and six 9040bp surrounds and height speakers, powered by a Denon 6400 11.1 channel receiver. I had originally planned on using my Velodyne 15" powered subwoofer with my system, but these towers produced such even and powerful bass that I use them instead. The sound quality is excellent, and gives you a great movie theater experience! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    9020 vs. the upper models

    Posted
    zootallures
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The sound from these 9020 vs. the upper level models is equal to; no need to purchase the 9040's,etc unless size and power ratings matter to you. Specs. are well within tolerances of 85% of the audiophiles. These are replacing 40+ year old Altec Lansing Valencia Studio Monitors, precede by 47 year old Rectlinear Bookshelve speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible sound definition from these speakers

    Posted
    Spider
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We bought these speakers after a Best Buy sound expert let us listen to a variety of speakers in the sound room at the Hyannis store. The sound produced by these speakers enhances the sound of everything we watch on our TV. We chose not to purchase an entire surround sound package for our small living room because these speakers cover the area very well on their own. We are very pleased with our purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality speakers for the price!

    Posted
    Matt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    They’re on the high end of the price, but they have great range of sounds from highs to lows with the built in subwoofers there is no need for a extra stand alone sub. Even know this version has 8” subs they vibrate my glass in the house. You’ll not be displeased with these speakers. Able to attach the Atmos speakers into the top of each tower adds for more upgrade in the future with just plug and play.

    I would recommend this to a friend