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Definitive Technology has announced new Demand Series High-Performance tower speakers and center channel. D15 ($1,699 ea) and D17 ($2,299 ea) towers and the D5C center ($799) employ carbon fiber woofers and annealed aluminum tweeters to deliver “an unrivaled room filling sound” with improved high-frequency reproduction and imaging.
“Definitive Technology introduced the Demand Series in 2017 with three bookshelf speakers, which were warmly received in the market for their graceful design and highly accurate reproduction. Since then, we’ve been busy designing two new tower speakers and a center channel built on the principles of the original Demand Series bookshelf speakers,” said Michael Greco, category director Loudspeakers at Sound United. “We maintained the same level of craftmanship and material quality in designing and developing the line. Listeners will see familiar technologies, including the 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens™, BDSS and Linear Response Waveguide. However we also added newly designed dual carbon fiber bass drivers and dual side-firing passive radiators to the towers, which deliver some of the smoothest, most accurate and rich reproduction of any tower on the market in its price range. The center channel is the perfect addition to the line for home theater aficionados.”
The D15 and D17 towers include annealed 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters, laterally offset and coupled with a 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens to improve imaging by eliminating symmetric diffraction from front baffle corners. A patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange/woofer achieves greater excursion, mid-range detail and bass when compared to competing drivers of a similar size. A linear response waveguide extends both on-and off-axis frequency response, while improving dispersion and promising to deliver more natural mid-range timbre and better imaging.
The speakers also include a patented 5.25-inch and 6.5-inch mineral-polymer BDSS midrange/woofer enhancing mid-range detail, and new dual 5.25-inch and 6.5-inch carbon fiber bass drivers complement dual 8-inch and 10-inch side firing passive radiators, allowing for low-frequency reproduction from smaller enclosures. The D5C center channel includes dual 5.25-inch mid-range drivers and 1-inch annealed aluminum dome tweeter with the same Wave Alignment and Linear Response Waveguide.
The speakers boast a clean and modern look with bead-blasted aluminum baffles, while the cabinets themselves are sanded and painted with five layers of gloss to create a mirror-like finish. Acoustically transparent grilles are removable, while available colors for the set are piano black or white.
The new Demand Series tower speakers will be on display at CES 2020 in the Venetian Hi-Fi Suites, room 29-105 and are available now at national retailers including Magnolia at Best Buy, Crutchfield and others. For more information, visit Definitive Technology.