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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From mild to WILD theater quality sound! Amazing

    Posted
    Gfire319

    In 2015 I wanted an affordable great sounding Home Theater system, did lots of research and chose a Def Tech Pro Cinema 600 speaker system and a Yamaha RXA 1050 Receiver. I thought I was in heaven and my family and friends were very impressed at how large and clean everything sounded for nearly being invisible in the modest 14'x18' Living room. I thought I was set and done! I'm also a sucker for stopping in the Best Buy "sound room" to listen to all the cool expensive speakers... last year thats when it really started! I walked out of the store with a new set of Def Tech BP 9040 Towers, then a month later, I got a CS 9040 Center speaker, then a month later, a pair of SR 9040 Surrounds. I thought I was complete and done... NOT! A couple months later I ordered the A 90 Atmos tower topper speakers. (Don't get me wrong, the Pro Cinema 600 system is a fine sounding set of speakers for their size, they easily shook the room and I loved them.) After about a total tweaking time of 2 hours cumulative with the receiver, this new 9040 speaker system is phenomenal as far as I'm concerned. I've been to many AMC, Harkins and other theaters.... My living room sounds just as good... anyone that has heard my little theater will agree... they are always wanting to know when they can come back and watch another movie. If you are looking for an awesome moderately priced home theater speaker system, Give these Def Techs a listen... You'll probably do what I did, I love mine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Quality and Consistency

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    DodgerFan
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    I am a bit biased as I have the Pro Cinema 600 in my guest room for gaming and movies, the Pro Cinema 1000 in the master for movies and the AW 6500 outdoor speakers for music. The BP9040’s are my first pair of Bi-Polar and first pair of towers, they have overachieved in all areas! The room filling bi polar soundstage is a must for theater experience(friends and family alike prefer my house to the theater), and I coupled them with the atmos speakers, never going back to satellites alone! The clarity and punch of these towers is exciting, I can’t wait to listen to movies and music alike as the experience with the BP’s is like going from DVD to Blu-ray, there is no comparison. These are efficient speakers but I would reccomend throwing some real power at them to experience their full capabilities. I started with 100 watts from a Yamaha receiver which sounded good, but I upgraded to a high end Marantz amp which Tom the system over the top. The integrated subs go deeper than I thought, low enough to shake your nose yet adjustable if you do not want to wake the Neighbor’s. Worth every penny, next time I am going got the BP9080’s.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

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    Roro
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    Ive been a big Bose brand for sometime. I enjoy good sound and it’s been an obsession I’ve had for a while, I love the crisp detail in Bose audio and never trusted another brand to give me a similar experience. Walking into bestbuy last week looking for home theatre audio I met a sales rep from Magnolia. He showed me a few speakers way out of the budget I was looking to spent, I had no intention of getting any receivers either but let me tel you that the DT towers by far out my Bose surrround system to shame. The clarity is 10 times better it’s a world of difference, and the 8” subs are really powerful for such size. I get an equal surround feel from these 2 single towers than a 4 speaker surround by Bose. And the power is greater, they are louder than I can handle even at 50%. Very impressed I think I found my new sound!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just "Wow"!

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    Vet4MrP
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    I purchased a pair of these Definitives after making a 100 mile trip to our nearest Best Buy with a Magnolia sound room. My wife and I listened to B&W, Klipsch, Pioneer Elite Series, and others before making the decision to purchase these. No other speaker, at this price point, can compare to the full, detailed sound that these deliver. I am hearing subtle details that I have never heard before, in music that I've listened to all my life. One thing I would recommend, if you purchase a pair of these, and stream your music, is to move to a music service like Tidal (which provides true high fidelity music). I noticed very quickly that the high quality of these 9040's really made the compressed MP3 format of Apple Music glaringly apparent.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    PWPhoto
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    I bought a pair of these to upgrade my existing fronts in my home theater system. What a HUGE difference they made. The 8" powered sub in each really fills out the lows across my entire front sound stage as it should be. They are not that big size wise, but they pack tremendous sound. I paired these with the 9060 center and a Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 AV Reciever and I now have the front soundstage I have wanted. Def Tech recommends not using the auto sound setup of AV receivers on their towers and centers. I wiped all my settings and inputted the distance using a laser measuring tool and set the channel levels via a db meter. My system has never sounded as good, much less better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still in Awe!!!

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    Mensea69
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    I was shopping for new subwoofer and came across these BP9040 speakers. Built in 8" subwoofers. You are able to adjust the amount of bass you like. Movies and music sound awesome. Still surprised how great they sound, paired with CS9040. The mids are incredibly clear, with the right amount of bass. Solving my subwoofer problem. Ended up being a great time to upgrade my L/C/R speakers.Thunderous and clear sounding. You can feel the bass through your chest.. 7.2 setup with Denon X2200 pushing them. I can always later add A90 atmos speakers later as well.- Mensrea69

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than demonstrated

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    explore42
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    I researched these speakers because I wanted to replace my existing home theater with something that supported Dolby Atmos. The demos at Best Buy did not go well with various receiver and playback issues however I decided to purchase them and give them a try. Best Buy shipped them directly to my house via Fed Ex and they were well packaged and in perfect shape on arrival even though they were quite heavy. Once I got them installed and operational I tested them with various sources and was very pleased with the results. My biggest fear that these speakers would be bass heavy were not realized. They have great high and mid ranges and because the speakers have individual bass control in the rear you can pick how much bass you like. So I am very pleased with the results thus far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker system

    Posted
    caminut
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    I was leaning towards Klipsch due to the cost, and the room my theatre room will be in is not that large, however, after hearing these, I decided to leap. Wow, they will not disappoint. I don't have it all entirely set up, I am doing a full theatre room, but adding on the Dolby Atmos speakers to the top, as well as how clean and powerful these speakers are, you will be amazed. I paid the extra money to make the jump, and I am happy I did. I am sure I will have these for many years to come, and I am happy with my purchase. On a side note, one of my tower speakers is making a buzzing noise on the subwoofer, and I am exchanging them today.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent imaging and great range of sound

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    coco
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    I did little to no research before I made my purchase and very happy with the towers, they have exceeded my expectations. They look amazing and clean without having sub boxes to hide.The next few day I did a fair amount of research. I have a really large living room opened to a large dining and kitchen, hard wood floors and tall ceilings and it doesn't where i am and the area is filled with quality sound and plenty of it. The only thing better without going to the big leagues is the next size up.I am sure there are cleaner tighter speakers out there. Having Kevlar components in my car with the most powerful JL audio digital amp you can buy and 2 10w3 in the back- I am still impressed when i get home.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent as always with Def Tech

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    GSKOGS
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    Bought these to replace my old BP7006 Def Tech towers as one of the built-in sub-woofers developed a slight hum after about 8 years of use. I found out from Def Tech after making this purchase that i could have easily repaired the speaker. (Their support is great!) Having said that, I'm very happy with the purchase. Very warm and clear sound with lots of bass from the built-in subs. The gain is only set to about 50% on the subs paired with my Marantz amp. Compare for yourself vs other brands but these will not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High end speakers

    Posted
    Troy
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    Great all encompassing speakers for a high end system with no sub required. These won't over power you with bass but they are almost hard to believe when you 1st discover they were not paired with a sub. They sound full with crisp, perfect highs. If one desires more bass, they still are perfect to pair with a sub as opposed to a more pricey B&W with a sub. I preferred these to the equivalent B&W with a sub in other words especially noting the cost difference. Excellent aesthetics, size and overall quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speakers for the money

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    Bladekm
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    So there are definitely better speakers out there, no question about that. But you would be hard pressed to find speakers that sound as good as these for this price. I was between these and CM10s (different price point) and I chose these. Not that CM10s sound the same because they do not but because they are more than twice the price I opted for these until I could save up a bit more. The subs could be a bit bigger but that's what the 9060s are for. I think in my room two 8 inch subs sound great. I'm running these in stereo off of a Denon X4200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Movies

    Posted
    CRASHFIRE
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    I recently bought these speakers over the BP9060. I didn't feel I needed the 10" woofer that the 9060 has. The bass out of these is more than enough. They provide a very powerful sound for movies. The only downside to these speakers is for music. I will it had a little more mid range for a fuller sound. To me they are a little bright for music and lack the mids really needed for good music. With that, if you want something that will change your movie watching experience at home, buy these.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Room filling sound

    Posted
    Darkseid
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    Upgraded the TV room with all DEF TECH except subs. Chose the Def Tech due to it's bi polar sound design because the room lacks side walls and is very open. Def Tech Towers BP9040's, CS9040 center, SR9040 surround, AVR Denon X3400H, PB-2000 Subs. Outstanding room filling sound couldn't be more pleased. Not using towers built in subs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good balance of clarity and base response

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    BobA
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    Am using these speakers as primary hifi stereo speakers, but also as home theater speakers. As hifi speakers, they produce a nice defined soundstage, with clear placement of the primary instruments. In the home theater, the active base provides sufficient power that no additional subwoofer is needed. Good balance at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but you definitely pay for it.

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    bsjaxtime
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    I do find the sound quality and base very good. I think however they have definitely reached the farthest out on the cost vs. value curve atleast as far out as I am willing to go. The leveling screws could be less of a operation to level the speakers. I think a built in level under the top cover plates would be a nice addition. These are after all nearly a thousand each. Overall the sound is excellent and I am happy I bought them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound

    Posted
    Dking
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    I was looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers at my local best buy store. The salesperson had me listen to the b&w at first which I must say sound amazing. As I was leaving the room, I noticed these towers and ask to listen to them and I was sold. I purchased the pair and went back to pick up the SM55 for surround back and using an older CLR 2002 for my center.You can not go wrong with Definitive Speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best high end sound for a reasonable price

    Posted
    Marvelko
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    I bought these Def Tech speakers to upgrade my system with newer tech. They pair up well with the height modules and center speaker which I added after the initial tower speakers purchase. These speakers are clearly the most responsive I've ever heard. I'm noticing notes and depth in music not heard with my other speakers Well worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Theatre Speaker!!

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    DRE11
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    I have spent the last 3-4 months doing research on which speakers to buy for my home theatre system. i was a heavy lean towards Klipsch Speakers however, once i heard the BP9020's and CS9040 Center Channel. i knew i was now a Def Tech fan!! the warm tones when you are listening to a movie and or music is unmatched in my opinion! Great Speaker!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I will admit I purchased these on sale, but they are worth it. The built in subwoofer is amazing and I keep it at 75%. It vibrates like club speakers when appropriate yet there is no distortion even at high volume. Tremendous speakers able to handle a wide range of musical styles!

    I would recommend this to a friend