I cant tell, are Def Tech forward sounding speakers or laid back?

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  1. Keir H

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    Or does this depend totally on the rest of the electronics? I really like the sound of Dynaudio or PSB. Anything else sound similar to these? Axiom or Diva perhaps?
     
  2. Keir H

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    Oopss meant to say that I like the sound of Dynaudio and PMC, not PSB, never actually heard them...[​IMG]
     
  3. Drew Eckhardt

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    That's a subjective question.

    I think Definitives, especially the newer nodels with metal-dome tweeters are forward sounding.

    For comparison:

    I think Klipsch (horn loaded) speakers ar bright.

    I think NHTs and Martin-Logans are neutral.

    I think B&Ws are overly warm.
     
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    I think that the Def Tech's with the metal dome tweeters do tend to "soften their edge" over time. Break in helps.
     
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    If you "can't tell" then why do you care?
     
  6. Chu Gai

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    It's a complex question. Certainly there can be great similarities amongst speakers and the marketplace thankfully provides us with tons to choose from...as for the electronics making a difference...no, not really...rather trivial in general unless one is talking tubes. a great difference is seen in the speaker/listener/room interaction.
     
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    Keir...I can't comment on someones elses product but I would subjectively characterize the Divas as laid back (small dip in the midrange) and neutral to slightly warm (tweeter rolls off the last octave a small amount).
    Be sure to read this if you need help with the terms.
    I hope that helps some [​IMG]
    Give me a call if you would like to talk about anything audio (not just Divas)
    Regards,
    Sean
     
  8. Keir H

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    thanks guys and Sean for responding. I just wanted to kinda get an idea where my speakers "stood" amongst others. I love the sound of Triad, Dynaudio, PMC, Celestion, Linn...if those are laid back like the Diva's and can compete musically, then they are a true world class bargain.
     

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