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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Big speaker sound
from Mesa, AZ, United States
Comments about Definitive Technology Black Bookshelf Speaker:
I just got these to replace my B&W DM 570 front speakers and I'm amazed at how big these speakers sound. I already had the Promonitor 1000's for my rear speakers so I wasn't completely caught off guard, but still... wow. These are floor standing speakers masquerading as bookshelf speakers. The mids and highs are bright and crisp without being harsh, and that bass... This little speaker digs deep. I would almost say a sub isn't even necessary, but with my large room and a receiver with 2 subwoofer outputs I opted to pair them with 2 Klipsch RPW 10 powered subs and couldn't be happier. From what I've been reading, they get even better after the break in period. I consider myself a budget audiophile, and these babies definitely fit the bill for me. They can hold their own with some that are double or 3 times the cost. The build quality and sound are astounding at these prices. I'm definitely a DefTech convert. The CS 8040 is my next purchase. That will finish my 5.2 surround setup.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Roseville, CA, United States
These speakers are incredible. Everyone I play them for are amazed by how clear they are and how well they sound at high volume. I listen to more music since I got there speakers. The highs are clear and bass radiator up top hits. Amazing speakers and they look beautiful, cant say enough about them. Check them out.
from İstanbul, Türkiye
"Woawwwwwwww" is the first reaction when I listened to a pair of these tiny giants. I have a lot of high end equipments, somes are very expensive ones and famous brands. I just want to hear these babies for a small room listening upgrade. Then... oh my god! In my life I have never heared a piano sound this much realistic. Then the vocal comes out and I can imagine the vocalist just in the middle of the stage. These tiny giants also give a hard deep bass compare with it's rivals. But the most amazing thing of these speakers are the natural pure sound of any instruments and the vocals too. "Stage Like Stereo Imagining" is incredible also... By the way you can listen to these speakers in a narrow or wide angle or near or far position. If you support these babes with a little active subwoofer of any def tech model you can never give up these.
By Jimmy C
from NJ, United States
I have had Def Tech speakers for probably 14 or more years, and they never cease to amaze me. You can buy zillion dollar speakers for sure, but to me Definitive is as good as it gets. I bought a pair of SM55's to replace my Mythos ones in the surround position because my son was pulling on the wires of the VERY heavy Mythos ones, and we were afraid he'd really hurt himself. Anyway the SM55's do not disappoint as Definitives never do. These little guys are extremely detailed, and accurate. I am hearing things I never heard before, and definitely not with this clarity. That is the most striking thing about these speakers, the clarity is absolutely astounding to me. Anything that is thrown at these beautiful speakers is absolutely clear and projected with power. I am completely satisfied by these speakers. I just might get 3 SM65's to replace my Def Tech left/right mains and center channel. Yes they are that good! Thanks Definitive and keep up the good work.
Amazing Sound, with Natural bass
from Albany, NY, United States
I bought a pair around 2 years back solely relying on the rave reviews that I read everywhere around. I was apprehensive if it would suit my taste but was I wrong to ever doubt these. 2 years on and these proved to the best speakers I could have ever bought for the price. These play both music and movies with equal ease and I just love the clarity that they bring in any application. Further would like to add that these folks do know how to pamper their customers. During one of the family unions, one of the kids poked the dome of the tweeter of the left speaker. Though it did not make any difference to the sound, yet the damaged tweeter always bothered me in the back of my mind. I called up these guys to see if they would sell the replacement tweeter but hearing my case they gladly shipped one tweeter ...for FREE !
Best in class, and punches above its weight!
I bought these after a very intense listening comparison between multiple brands. Definitive definitely won me over. I bought the SM-55s and paired them with a Yamaha Vx677. I think the sound is amazing! I was struggling with bi-amping and losing my rear surround and 2nd zone, but after going through with it, it was a worth sacrifice. I will just need to upgrade my amp later, but not until I have more definitive's to fill out the spaces.
Great speakers for the price
from Columbus, GA, United States
I just purchased the SM55's to compliment my Denon 3313 AVR to use almost exclusively to listen to music. I hooked them up and decided to bi-amp them. Wow!! The sound is crystal clear and natural. Great speaker for the size and price. I love Def Tech speakers and highly recommend the SM55's.
from Atlanta, GA, United States
I'm using the SM55's with the CS-8040 and PM 1000 for surrounds and all I can say is wow. They really make my Pioneer Elite SC-85 shine. This upgraded the Pro Cinema 600 package I had and the difference is amazing. Now all I need is 4 in ceiling for an atmos setup and I will be good to go.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very nice sound
from Chicago, IL, United States
I purchased these speakers 3 weeks ago. I put them through their paces and am very happy. I listen to all types of music, all types. I also use them with my tv, not surround sound, but nice stereo. Very smooth mids and roll off to the lower freq. High freq sound is pleasing and clear. Not bright, however dial up your amps treble and they can get there if that's your thing. Build quality is solid, fit and finish is nice. Overall a real win. If you have limited space, can not fit floor speakers, "cube" type systems just do not deliver the quality, these are for you. I have listened to most of my music library, and each night I choose music now more often than tv.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing Sound After Break In!
from Northern California
I love the look of these speakers with the piano black baffle along with a super solid build quality. The ability to bi-amp makes this an extremely dynamic speaker. The imaging is great and the customer service over at Definitive Technology is awesome! I enjoyed these speakers from the moment I set them up. After a few days of playing them the truly amazing sound came, with a nice deep bass, a full mid range, and highs that aren't fatiguing, but capture what is supposed to be heard. I would also like to thank Adam over at Definitive Technology customer service for making sure my front speakers were at the ideal height for the best listening experience. Thanks!
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