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Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker - BP-8020ST

Abt Model: BP8020ST | UPC Code: 093207078347
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Definitive Technology Bipolar Series SuperTower Floor-Standing Speaker - BP8020ST (Sold As Each)

A Legend Reborn
Definitive Technology’s first product in 1990 was a bipolar tower loudspeaker, the successful first step in building the company that stands 20 years later as the best selling and most honored brand of premium loudspeakers in the USA. Later Definitive pioneered the concept of “powered towers” by incorporating powered subwoofers into Bipolar floor-standing speakers and dubbed them “SuperTowers.” The BP-8020ST is a third generation BP SuperTower and makes use of many of our most advanced technologies, including a new patent-pending approach to bipolar speaker design called Forward Focused Bipolar Array. The BP-8020ST SuperTower is the result of over 20 years of research and development to create the perfect balance of style, convenience, and most of all performance in a floor-standing loudspeaker.

Bipolar Technology Brings Performances to Life in Your Home
Many experts and in-the-know listeners agree that bipolar speakers are superior for both music and home theater. With bipolar speaker technology each speaker incorporates two sets of drivers, one facing forward and the other facing to the rear so that the speakers radiate sound both forward and rearward exactly as sound is produced in real life. Forward Focused Bipolar Array™ technology is Definitive’s patent-pending improvement to our original Bipolar designs. This new ground-breaking technology combines the huge life-like imaging benefits of bipolar design with improved pinpoint localization of soloists, greater placement flexibility, and superior intelligibility.

The sonic benefits you hear are dramatic! This unique technology provides you with a lifelike balance of early-arrival sound from the front facing drivers, which provides focus, clarity and location data, and reflected delayed sound from the rear drivers which conveys the lush three-dimensional soundstage of a live music or cinematic performance. This combination creates a huge soundfield which is rich, warm, ultra clear and vibrantly alive for every listener in your room. Most importantly, Definitive's bipolar speakers make the walls of your room seem to disappear transporting you into the sound space of the recoded event. They will literally bring your music and movies to life in your home. One listen and you can never go back to conventional speakers again!

The Subwoofer System Will Rock Your World
Each BP-8020ST combines a built-in long excursion 8" subwoofer driven by a 150-Watt Class D amplifier and vented via a critically tuned, wide cross sectional area slot bass vent. The slot shape and wide mouth area of the vent minimize air turbulence for cleaner, deeper, and more efficient bass. The brawny amplifier features protection systems to tightly monitor and control the woofer system to prevent bad noises and woofer damage at high volume levels. The bottom line is the BP-8020ST’s bass will rock your world like no other speaker anywhere near its price and size.

Why Built-In Powered Subwoofers Are Better Than Separate Subs
Besides eliminating the need for a floor space-hogging separate subwoofer, integrated subs offer dramatic performance benefits. First is the obvious benefit that you’ll have two subwoofers in the room instead of just one for simply more bass output. Second, two subwoofers in the room reduce “standing wave” room resonances that create bass dead zones in the room. With two ST-8020STs you’ll enjoy high impact bass throughout the room.

Most importantly the subwoofers are perfectly integrated with the mid/high section. Audiophiles often spend hours moving and adjusting their subwoofers’ crossover and phase controls in pursuit of perfect subwoofer to main speaker “blending.” With the BP-8020ST you won’t have to go through that kind of hassle to get great sound. Definitive’s engineers have perfectly adjusted the crossover and phase to achieve seamless blending and life-like sound. All you have to do is set the bass volume to match your room and taste then sit back and enjoy great sound.

High Definition Mids and Highs
The BP-8020ST features a D’Appolito front array consisting of two 3-1/2"
The BP-8020's driver array
midrange drivers surrounding a 1" annealed Pure Aluminum dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. The tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess.

The rear array uses a single identical driver as used in the front array. Like the front array the rear array is housed in a separate sealed MDF enclosure to isolate the midrange drivers from the woofers’ influence.

Slim Elegant Styling with Rambo-Like Brawn
All the driver and electronics technology in the world would be wasted if housed in a resonance-prone box. We devoted as much Design and Engineering attention to the styling and construction of the 8020’s enclosure as any other part of its design.

The tapered front of the enclosure serves to make it appear slimmer while also enhancing sound quality by minimizing cabinet diffraction distortion. The decorative high gloss end cap and bottom panel add elegance to the matte black tower the way satin piping adds dash to a tuxedo. Each BP-8020ST occupies a mere 1 square foot of floor-space (including stabilizer feet) leaving plenty of room for furnishings.

But the enclosure’s most important job is to be totally inert and resonance free so as not to color the sound. And that’s just we did in engineering the BP enclosures. Wherever a driver is attached to the cabinet we placed a second layer of heavy MDF (a low resonance wood composite material) to prevent the drivers from imparting vibration to the rest of the enclosure. The sealed midrange enclosures also serve to provide bracing for the side walls while MDF cross braces near the woofer further stiffen the system. Tap on the side panels of a BP enclosure to hear the solid “thud” of a solid, well-damped cabinet instead of the hollow ring of a poorly constructed speaker. NOTE: the high gloss polymer composite end-cap is a decorative element; it is not part of the acoustical system.

The Proof is in the Listening
This extraordinary speaker sets a new reference standard for high-accuracy loudspeakers in its class and achieves equally superb performance with both music and movies. The BP-8020ST reproduces a silky smooth, incredibly detailed sonic image at lifelike volume levels with a sense of ease which is truly remarkable.

Movies and music are reproduced with unequaled purity, transparency and lifelike realism. These elegant, slender towers seem to disappear in a huge natural soundstage which extends in a three-dimensional arc beyond the speakers with front to back depth which recreates the illusion of live music or cinematic action being performed live in your room. This combination of high resolution, magnificent sound-staging awesome bass and explosive impact envelops you in the ultimate listening experience.

Now that you’re thoroughly impressed with the technology and passion we’ve poured into every BP series product it is time to find a stocking dealer near you to audition this remarkable achievement of art and science.

Features:

  • Bipolar technology (speakers on front and back of enclosure) for huge room-filling sound for every listener in the room
  • Built-in 150 Watt powered subwoofer delivers massive bass, eliminates need for separate subwoofer
  • Slim enclosure takes up minimal floor space (.86 sq. ft.)

Specifications:

  • Driver complement: 3 each 3-1/2" (9cm) midrange drivers, 1 each 1" (25mm) aluminum dome tweeter, 1 each 8" (20cm) active subwoofer driver
  • Frequency response: 30Hz - 30kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 - 250 WPC
  • Internal amplifier power: 150 watts
  • Auto On / Off: Signal sensing
  • Power Requirements: 110 volts A/C (product not available outside of USA, Canada and Latin America)
  • Inputs: One pair of 5 way binding posts; One LFE input (optional)
  • Accessories: Stabilizer feet; carpet spikes, hard floor glides

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Cabinet
    • Width: 5.63"
    • Depth: 11.63"
    • Height: 35.88"
  • With Feet
    • Width: 10.75"
    • Depth: 11.63"
    • Height: 35.88"

Approximate Weights:

  • Unit: 34 lbs. each
  • Shipping: 90 lbs.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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ConnectivityBinding Posts
Frequency Response30Hz - 30kHz
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance8-Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)3.5
Power250W
RMS Output Power150W
Sensitivity92dB
Speaker Design3-Way
Speaker TypeFloorstanding
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)8
Height (inches)35.88
Width (inches)5.63
Depth (inches)11.53
  

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Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I have been studying ...

I have been studying speakers for the past 3 years and the Mythos [ST] SuperTowers were the first speakers to actually speak to me. I am still blown away by the clarity and...Read complete review

I have been studying speakers for the past 3 years and the Mythos [ST] SuperTowers were the first speakers to actually speak to me. I am still blown away by the clarity and rich bass produced by the towers. Great speakers are sometimes followed by a great warranty and these are, 5 years. I've tested everything from movies, music, games, mp3s and the Mythos STs excelled in every test. I can't say enough about these speakers but I can say they will be in my home for years to come. Thank you Definitive Technology for allowing me to hear music and movies the way they should be heard.

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not enough bass..

good mid and high performance,,seems to be lacking on bass department

good mid and high performance,,seems to be lacking on bass department

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5.0

They speammk for themselves

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from Richmond, VA

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I love these so much 1 purchased a rear set to match my front speakers. Added a bp def tech 35 lb center channel speaker, anthem mrx 11.2 channel reciever and now in in business. Definitive im a customer for life! E. Motley

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5.0

Amazing speakers and customer service

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

Based on online reviews, I was certain I was going to buy the GoldenEar Triton 7, but just to be sure, I went to the local audiophile shop and test drove them, comparing them to a similarly priced pair of B&W speakers and the Def Tech BP-8060s. I left with these Def Tech's. The choice was easy. To my ear, these speakers easily out performed the others. Everything I listened to (rock, indie, hip hop, and jazz) sounded clearer and more defined in these speakers than they did in the others I tested in the same price range. These even outshone several speakers from a much higher price range. The sound in my house is even better. Not only do they sound great, customer service has been unbelievably responsive and accommodating. I really can't say enough good things about these speakers and the company. Highly recommend buying these speakers to anyone looking for great sound and great value.

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5.0

holy cow!!!!!!!!!!! what ...

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from Rockville Centre, NY, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

holy cow!!!!!!!!!!! what are you waiting for GO BUY THEM.

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5.0

An extraordinary product

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from Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I have owned many types and brands of speakers in the last forty years, and none of them had the performance offered by these. The airiness and spaciousness of the sound is truly remarkable. You will hear demon trumpets and wizard trombones. They are not inexpensive, but you will never need to buy another speaker, and nothing in my experience matches them. By the way, I noticed another reviewer's comment about the difficulty of installing the screws for the stabilizer feet. I solved that problem by overboring the pilot holes slightly. I bought these a week after getting a pair of -8040s, to which these comments also apply. Be aware that the -8060s are quite heavy, and plan accordingly.

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5.0

A peerless speaker

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from Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I have owned many types and brands of speakers in the last forty years, and none of them had the performance offered by these. The airiness and spaciousness of the sound is truly remarkable. You will hear demon trumpets and wizard trombones. They are not inexpensive, but you will never need to buy another speaker, and nothing in my experience matches them. By the way, I noticed another reviewer's comment about the difficulty of installing the screws for the stabilizer feet. I solved that problem by overboring the pilot holes slightly. By the way, I liked the -8040s so much that I also bought a pair of -8060s a week later. My comments apply to those as well.

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4.0

great price incredible sound!!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I've had my 8060st towers for two years without issue and they do everything well. Music is balanced and warm,movies sound robust and the low end rocks the house. I recently upgraded to the 8060hd center and all I can say is wow!! Vocals are crisp,and low frequencies are impact full and well blended. My surrounds are the 1.2bpx and still sound incredible. Love my def techs!!!

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5.0

Excellent Sound, Excellent Bass

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from Andrews, TX

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I went in to store to hear another speaker based on the reviews from different sites. Lucky for me these BP8060 speakers were right beside the "other" speaker. I was able to listen to the same material while switching from one speaker to another. These BP8060 speakers really blew the "other" speakers away. Needless to say I ended up buying a pair of the BP8060 speakers and installing in my home theater. I replaced two older model B & W 600 series speakers and a Velodyne 12 inch subwoofer and picked up a much improved sound stage and no loss of bass. The subwoofer set up in the BP8060 speakers are very, room shaking good. Awesome set up, should have listened to these speakers much sooner. Now I need to upgrade my center channel and surrounds. Great products.

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5.0

Slim

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from New York

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I bought them like one week ago they sound amazing

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5.0

Second review.

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from Guelph ON, Canada

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I have received my two Mythos STS speakers on December 19 2011. Ever since they usually work hours and hours on a daily basis. And do they ever perform brilliant. Somehow my midranges and tweeters got broken along the way on both speakers and I have had replacements shipped in almost no time, no questions, and no headache thanks to your brilliant tech support. Four years later I am advocating Definitive to everyone who cares about sound. Even after four years of crazy extensive listening they still surprise me with their overall performance. There are very few things in life to make every day worth it waking up and these speakers do.

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5.0

Love the Sound!

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from Connecticut

Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speaker:

I've just recently purchased these to replace my older BP7002 speakers. The 8060ST's are a great sounding addition. Much lighter for me to move around and they sound crisper without losing the booming base. I had a problem with both amps in the BP7002's due to a lighting strike. But overall, very happy with my purchase. One thing I noticed, the amp light has not gone off since I plugged them in. I read somewhere about software updates. So I may unplug them for 5 minutes and plug them back in to see if that powers the amps off. I also using 3rd party power cords; beefier. Perhaps Tech Support can weigh in on the sub light being on all the time! Thanks!

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