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Definitive Technology SuperTower Speakers - BP-8060ST

Abt Model: BP8060ST
$999.00  
Speakers On Front And Back Of Enclosure For Huge Room-Filling Sound/ Built-In 300 Watt Powered Subwoofers/ Second Generation BDSS High-Definition Drivers/ Slim Enclosure/ 20Hz-30kHz Frequency Response/ 92 dB Sensitivity/ Large Receiver Crossover/ Black Finish/ Sold As Each
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BP8060ST - Definitive Technology Bipolar Series SuperTower Floor-Standing Speakers

A Legend Reborn
Definitive Technology’s first product in 1990 was a bipolar tower loudspeaker. The BP10 was the first step in building the company that stands 20 years later as the best selling and most honored brand of audiophile-grade 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-8060ST is a third generation BP SuperTower and makes use of our most advanced technologies, including a new patent-pending approach to bipolar speaker design called Forward Focused Bipolar Array, Digital Signal Processing amplifier and our patented BDSS driver technology. The BP-8060ST SuperTower is the crowning achievement 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.

The Most Advanced Technologies for the Most Advanced Performance
If you love great sound you must experience Definitive’s BP-8060ST Bipolar SuperTower. Its combination of Forward Focused Bipolar Array™ technology (for rich life-like, room-filling, three-dimensional sound), built-in SuperCube® technology powered subwoofers (for lightning-fast, earthshaking bass), and our latest generation patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) midrange drivers, all housed in a rock-solid attractive enclosure, delivers unsurpassed sonic performance.

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-8060ST combines a built-in 10" subwoofer driven by a 300-Watt class D amplifier and two pressure-coupled 10" Low Bass radiators for 29% more surface area than a single 15" woofer but with better control, speed and detail than a single big woofer could ever deliver. The built-in powered subwoofers achieve dramatically better blending, integration and timbre accuracy than could ever be achieved with separate subs.

The brawny 300 Watt Class D amplifier features an integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) – in essence a mini computer – that equalizes the woofer system to extend and smooth the bass response, provides a phase coherent crossover to perfectly blend the subwoofer system with the midrange arrays for seamless high performance. Digital protection systems tightly monitor and control the woofer system to prevent distortion and woofer damage at ultra-high volume levels. The bottom line is the BP-8060ST’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-8060STs 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-8060ST 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.

Patented Technology Delivers High Definition Mids and Highs
Each BP-8060ST features a D’Appolito front array consisting of two cast-basket 4-1/2" second generation BDSS midrange drivers surrounding a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. The drivers feature Definitive’s patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges allowing longer, more linear excursion for greater clarity and finely textured inner detail. A new patent pending Linear Response Waveguide™ smoothes off-axis frequency response and disperses sound over a wider area for crystal clear intelligibility for every listener in the room. 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 BDSS driver and the same 1" aluminum dome tweeter 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 8060’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-8060ST 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-8060ST 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 300 Watt powered subwoofers deliver massive bass, eliminates need for separate subwoofer
  • Second generation BDSS high-definition drivers for life-like tonal balance, superb intelligibility and broad dispersion
  • Slim enclosure takes up minimal floor space (.86 sq. ft.)

Specifications:

  • Driver complement: 3 each 4-1/2" (11.4cm) BDSS midrange drivers, 2 each 1" (25mm) aluminum dome tweeters, 1 each 10" (25cm) active subwoofer driver pressure coupled to 2 each 10" (25cm) low-bass radiators
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 30kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 - 300 Watts per channel
  • A/V Receiver Crossover Setting: Large, full bandwidth
  • Internal amplifier power: 300 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: 5.31"
    • Depth: 13.44"
    • Height: 44.2"
  • With Feet
    • Width: 11.1"
    • Depth: 13.44"
    • Height: 44.2"

Approximate Weights:

  • Unit: 54 lbs. each
  • Shipping: 130 lbs.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

ConnectivityBinding Posts
Frequency Response20Hz - 30kHz
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypePassive Radiator
Impedance8-Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)4.5
Power300W
RMS Output Power300W
Sensitivity92dB
Speaker Design3-Way
Speaker TypeFloor Standing
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)10
Height (inches)44.2
Width (inches)5.31
Depth (inches)13.44
  

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Definitive Technology Bipolar Series SuperTower Floor-Standing Speakers
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (5)
    • Large rooms (5)
    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (5), Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (4)
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    4.0

    so far I am pleased .

    By the lyons roar

    from matteson il

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms

    Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speakers:

    Music and home theater adjusting bass levels manuly

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    5.0

    great sound and power for the money

    By rob

    from lake zurich il

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speakers:

      great sound and very easy to set up great for large or small spaces

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      5.0

      Very nice speakers

      By David

      from Connecticut

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Site Member

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Definitive Technology SuperTower Speakers:

        I have these speakers paired with the Def Tech CS8040HD center speaker, Def Tech SR8040BP surround speakers and the Def Tech PMON800BK rear surround speakers. The system is powered by a Pioneer Elite SC-71 receiver. Speakers do an amazing job reproducing he full spectrum of sound from the vocals through the entire mid range to the bass. In respect to home theater there is no distortion regardless of volume levels. In respect to music from a cd, airplay and Pandora through DirecTV, I have never heard such a crystal clear reproduction with no negative affect at all. Setup was fairly easy with only a few manual tweaks needed.

        Before I purchased these speakers I was concerned due to the cost. After a couple of weeks of listening, as I read in other reviews, this is the best money I have spent in a long time.

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        5.0

        Great Speaker - Great Price

        By MickeyDee

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • DJ / Mixing
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Definitive Technology Bipolar Series SuperTower Floor-Standing Speakers:

        Ok here's the deal. I don't write many reviews on items I purchase, but I'll make a exception in this case. This is my second pair of bipolar speakers, I don't have a dedicated HT room but I use our family room 26x20 for 60% movies 40% 2ch music. I needed speakers that could create a large sound stage. The Definitive BP8060ST fit the bill perfectly. Made in the USA, and a Honored Loudspeaker Brand. (That was very important me) the materials and workmanship are top notched. The Bipolar Soundstage fills my room like being at the movies, and the music, what can I say, its just off the chain. Until you here these babies and what they are capable of, you have no idea of what a good loudspeaker can really do. I auditioned / listened to a number high end tower loudspeaker priced at a higher range and I can say the BP8060's either equaled or out shined them, meaning tonal passage were so defined. And the highs showed no traces of edginess. Did I fail the mention the BASS, Yes plenty of Bass! I played the Soundtrack from the movie Dream Girls (will you still love me) AND WOW!!! It really brought it to life, sounded like Jennifer Hudson was live in are family room. The wife also was astonished.
        If your looking for good looking, space saving, great sounding Loud Speaker under 2 grand. The Definitive Tech BP8060ST is speakers your looking for. ABT. Thanks for the good product info & specs.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The online purchase from Abt. was fast and easy. I also was impressed with the cust. serv. I received, and when I did have a question they were courteous and were knowledgeable about the product. Delivery was prompt and on time, just as stated. Got the tracking # and within 2 days I received the call from trucking co. Del was on time and the driver was very helpful, helped me carry the 92lbs ea. 2 speakers not to the door but all the way in the house, and waited for me to inspect for damage before I signed. Which in my experience is very rare. White glove delivery all the way!!! Job well done.

        THANKS AGAIN Abt.

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        5.0

        Just listen!

        By D.S.

        from Schererville,IN

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • none yet

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about Definitive Technology Bipolar Series SuperTower Floor-Standing Speakers:

        Just listened to a new set of Def techs 8060 for 3 hours. Granted this review is for music only but it may be helpful for someone on the fence who is considering these speakers. It took me a couple of weeks to talk myself out of the money and as far as I'm concerned it was very well spent. I have had so many speakers over the years; Fisher, pioneer, JBL, Infinity, Klipsch and finally these. I really thought that my Klipsch reference series would sound decent next to these and well let me just say again $ well spent. I went from 2 Klipsch RF 35s and a Klipsch Rw 12 subwoofer to just 2 of these babys. The soundstage is so open that it actually makes my room feel larger. They are very forgiving as well with a slight warmth without sounding "muddy". The imaging is spectacular, just close close your eyes and you can almost imagine the studio performance happening right in your front room. My Klipsch speakers always sounded like everything was all bunched up in the center and these sound like the drums are in the back and the guitars are in the corner and so on.
        The subs on these are pretty strong, I would say that I won't be needing a seperate sub which is one of the main reasons I was worried about buying these I really wanted more room in my front room. If the subs weren't so good I would have returned these and went with the Golden ear super sat 50 home theater setup.
        All the drivers work seamlessly with each other and sound just silky smooth.
        If your wondering if you should buy these because they are pricy well just buy the darn things and you will never look back.

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