Def Tech Speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by JerryMa, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. JerryMa

    JerryMa Stunt Coordinator

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    Happy New Year all!

    One of my resolutions for '05 is to finally finish my home theater, and after looking at the '05 Sound & Vision buyer's guide, Def Tech is back on my audition list.

    I was especially impressed with the wide frequency range of some of their bookshelves (don't have specs in front of me now, can't name particular models). I vaguely remember liking what I heard in a brief listening session, but can't remember why I discounted them from consideration. Maybe the dealer's shop wasn't conducive to good listening? I think the place I went to carried NAD (which I own), but I couldn't listen to the two together.

    So anyway, anyone have any opinions on Def Tech speakers, particularly their bookshelves? I intend to listen to them in the next couple of weeks, but do want to get an idea from other users. Thanks!
     
  2. ScottCHI

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    be careful. deftech's published specs are notoriously "generous".

    that said, technical specs aren't everything. if you like what you hear, buy them. i drooled over a friend's deftech system for years and almost went that route myself.

    which bookshelves, btw?
     
  3. Elinor

    Elinor Supporting Actor

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    I would say "be careful" too, but for a different reason.

    I personally have found Def. Tech to be painfully bright in in-home use. (My ex had them in his HT setup.)

    I literally couldn't stand to watch a whole movie.

    In virtually any price range, I think you can find much better more neutral speakers than Def Tech, Klipsch, Polk, etc. They all suffer from "bright-itis" in my experience.
     
  4. MikeDuke

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    I had DefTech speakers before I got my JM Labs. They were first powered by a Denon 3300 and then bryston amps. I liked them allot. I had the pro400's and C/L/R 1000 and an old powerfield 15 sub. The specs are generous but they sound pretty damn good. I have not heard the book shelf's though.
     
  5. Guy Usher

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    In my mind speakers are one thing you do not buy by specs but you buy by ear. Listen, listen then listen some more. . . You might be surprised at how good some speakers can sound while carrying the worst specs.
     
  6. Neal_C

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    I have clr2002, 2002tl's, and bp2x surrounds and I love them. I would not consider them "bright" at all. Definitely put them back on your consideration list.
     
  7. Scott_N

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    I have Def Techs in my HT and I think they have an open and spacious sound which is great for HT but they don't image well enough for music listening.
     
  8. mackie

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    A few years ago I auditioned the Power Monitor 700 speakers and thought they were great. I too don't find the sound that bright. If I was setting up a HT only system, Definitive tech tower speakers would be the way I'd go. I'm going to be setting up a second system, music only, at home soon, and the def tech PM 700s are on my short list.
     
  9. Ricky c

    Ricky c Stunt Coordinator

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    I had def.tech. procinema 100's w/marantz sr7000 and they were far from bright.I also had them wired via sub spkr level and lfe simultaneously per their specs.I had them for 3 yrs and they were great for ht and music.Listen before you decide.Sound is in the ears of the beholder.
     

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