What Receiver for Definitve Technology Towers?

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  1. George Conti

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    What Receiver do you have for Definitive Technolgy Powered or unpowered towers? I am think of Marantz 7300 what do you think?
     
  2. Tom S

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    I've got my 2004's on a Denon 3300. I've also heard Yamaha's are pretty good sounding with DefTech
     
  3. Don Bernow

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    I have a DA3ES on BP20's, CLR2002, and BP2X for the rears. Sounds good, especially at loaud levels.
     
  4. George Conti

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    Don,
    I am looking at a similar system. BP30, clr2000, bp2x.

    why did you go upowered and what sub do you have?
     
  5. Dale Ridgeway

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    I run my BP8Bs and BP2X's with an AVR8000. I really like the match. As always the upgrade bug is making me itch and I would like to replace the BP8's with the BP30's (after I get my SVSPC+20-39 though!) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The only bad thing that I can say about deftech is pehaps their strict pricing policy. But then again, they really seem to hold their value on most models.
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

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    I've been running Yamaha receivers for my DefTechs.

    Just remember that the bipolar fronts work best if you give them 2-4 feet of room behind them for the back-fire sound to have some delay time.
     
  7. Ken Smith

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    I used to have a Yamaha 3090. I now use a Lexicon MC-1 with 2 ATI amps for 7.1 sound.
     
  8. PeterCB

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    I've been running an SR7300 with 2006TL fronts, a 2003 C/L/R center, and BP2X surrounds, and it sounds good on both music and HT. Just make sure that whatever receiver you buy can handle a 4 ohm load, as some (like the Pioneer Elites) are reported to go into protect mode.
     
  9. Neal_C

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    I'm running a Rotel 1055/1075 combo with my Def. Tech 2002tl's, clr2002, bp2x surrounds. Sounds wonderful, especially with my SVS 20-39.

    Neal
     
  10. George Conti

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    PeterCB,

    Do you run the 2006tl large? Is there any low pass frequency setting on the 2006tl and if so what do you have it set at?

    I am concerned because sr7300 only allows low pass frequency to be set down to 80hz and I think bp30 may be good down to 40hz.

    Thanks,

    George...
     
  11. PeterCB

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    George,

    I run the 2006TLs and the 2300 C/L/R large. There is no low pass frequency setting on the Def Techs, just an adjustment for the subwoofer level.

    Even if the SR7300 allowed a lower low pass frequency, I would still recommend letting the crossover in the speakers do the work, vs. running them small and using the LFE input for the powered subwoofer. This is because the speaker designer can more precisely tune the crossover, since they know the exact performance characteristics of each speaker (i.e., woofer, mid-ranges, and tweeters).

    Hope this helps.

    Peter
     

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