Def. Tech BP2006TL and BP2004TL owners opinions

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  1. David Nash

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    Looking to purchase either of these speakers along with matching center and bipolar rears. I'd like to know what current owners think of these and if the step up to the BP2004TL is worth the price. They will be matched with either a HK 520, Onkyo 797 or maybe the new Onkyo SR700.
    Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    David
     
  2. IraSWeiss

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    We compared the two side by side before purchasing the 2004TL. My wife and I thought in most respects they were quite comparable, but the additional ability to produce bass in the 2004TL was more "fun" for us.

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    I have BP2006TL's with a 2300 center...awesome for home theater paired with an Onkyo 898, tight bass and great soundstage....
     
  4. David Nash

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    Thanks for the responses IraSWeiss and Steve_W.
    Surely there must be more Definitive Tech. BP2006TL and BP2004TL user out there. Anyone that uses four BP2006TL's plus a center? How about it?
    Thank you,
     
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    I don't own the speakers you are about to buy...but I do own the BP6 fronts...all I can say is if you go with anything from Def-Tech you will be happy...very happy. I jhave Def-Tech all around..AWESOME sound!
    Check out the Theater..Firmie Theater
    Have a great time!
    Scott F
     
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    Dito,
    proud owner of BP8's (front), C1 (center), BP2's (rear).
    Almost 10 years i have owned these and they still amaze me.
     
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    I have (4) 2006's and (2) 2300's (one front center one rear) in my one bedroom apartment and they do very nicely.

    All I can say is that the size of the 2006's are deceiving. They look very small in the store standing next to the 2004's or 2002's but once you get them in your livingroom I think they double in size. If you are limited in space (as I am) the 2006's are great, but if I had the space I would go with the biggest ones I can afford. My friend has the 2002's and he is very happy with those as well.
     
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    hi david,

    i use a pair of bp2006tl's as rearsurround speakers in my 7.1 setup (lexicon mc-1). they sound amazing. those speakers are capable of sheer unlimited soundpressure levels they never sound distressed or muddy. together with the bpvx/p's(sides), the bp2000tl's(front) and the clr3000(center, and man, this thing is a real killer) the speakers create a kind of realism and impact that i have not heard from any other speaker system yet, regardless of pricerange. but be warned: they need a long break-in period, at least i would say about 150hours to get the best out of them. but after that....wow





    regards, holger
     
  9. David Nash

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    It sounds to me like I can't go wrong with either the BP2006TL or the BP2004TL. I don't think I've read anything negative about Definitive Tech. speakers or heard from any owners that they did not like the sound they produced. Correct me if I'm wrong. I can't wait to make the purchase and begin my HT experience. Thanks everyone for your responses.
    Thanks,

    David
     
  10. DaveHo

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    Do you have a sub or intend to buy one down the road? If so I would steer you toward the BP10B's or BP30's instead. I personally don't find the powered woofers to be a subsitute for a good separate sub. Just something to ponder. [​IMG] Incidently I have the BP30's and a PF1500 sub. I was willing to fork out the dough for the 2000's but felt this combo bettered them by a good margin.
    -Dave
     
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    I have the 2006's with a 25-31PCI sub and love it. I listened to both the 2006's and 2004's in the showroom and thought they were very comparable, with just a bit of an edge going to the 2004. But I got a great deal on my 2006's and couldn't be happier.
     
  12. Todd Schnell

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    David,
    I have DT set-up.
    Speakers:
    Definitive Technology
    Mains - BP 2004TL
    Center - CLR 2002
    Surrounds - BP 2X
    Was running these with an Outlaw 1050 until recently.
    Soon to add a couple more BP 2X for 7 channel sound to go with the new Denon 5803. [​IMG]
    I have not heard the 2006's, but my dealer thought the 2004s were a nice step up from the 2006's thus the reason he didn't carry the BP 2006.
    He also did not carry the 2002's but instead the 2000 & 3000 for the same reason.
    I think his logic here was honest.
    Anyway if you look at the specs on these speakers on DT web site you can imagine why the 2004s would be worth the extra $$$.
    Larger & imo better mid drivers (same drivers as 2002)& bigger subs.
    2004TL
    Two 5 1/4" cast-basket upper bass/midrange drivers and Two 1" pure aluminum dome tweeters. One PowerField 10" subwoofer w/250-watt RMS Infinite Power Source amp.
    2006TL
    Two 4 1/2" high definition cast- magnesium basket polymer upper bass/mid range drivers. Two 1" pure aluminum dome tweeters. One PowerField 8" subwoofer w/250-watt RMS Infinite Power Source amp.
    I can tell you this I have been running the 2004s for well over a year now & I have not felt a great need to add a dedicated sub.
    These things rattle the house.
    This is in a room that is roughly 15x35 that opens into a dining room kitchen on one end.
    I think these speakers are among the very best bang for the buck HT speakers out there.
    Pretty good for music too, but HT is where they really shine imo.
    Make sure you have the room to set them up properly 1-2 ft from the wall.
    If your not looking to add a sub go with the 2004 for sure.
    I have been very happy with this set-up until I decide to up-grade. [​IMG]
    I am honestly very content with their HT performance, & now extremely content since adding the Denon, but I am a much bigger music than HT fan thus I always feel the urge to upgrade for better 2 channel music performance.
    I've got a feeling I would have to spend considerable more than what the 2004s go for for improvement in this area though.
    Good luck & keep us posted.
    Todd
     
  13. David Nash

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    I finally made the purchase and went with a set of BP2004TL,
    CLR2002 center and a pair of BP2X powered by a Onkyo 797.
    Hooked it up over the weekend and all I can say is WOW!!!
    My wife was at our next door neighbors pool and they could hear it all the way over there. She said it sounded like a plane going over and bombs exploding. I said that would correct since I was watching Pearl Harbor. Oh, and by the way, I had no audio dropouts with this DVD in DD or DTS with my Onkyo 797. I hope this is a good sign. The speakers were so clear I didn't realize I had it turned up so loud.
    I would recomend these to anyone. The two 10" subs in the BP2004TL's put out a lot of bass. My leather couch was vibrating. Thanks for everyone's input.
    David
     
  14. Todd Schnell

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    Wow David that set up looks familar. [​IMG]
    I think you made the right choice in going with the 2004s.
    Congrats on your new speakers, I know you will enjoy them.
    Todd
     

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