Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology BP-8040ST
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Yo Avg Joe, Amazon
28 October 2013
Summary: I was planning on getting cube speakers and a subwoofer, but I had to listen to the difference these speakers were at Best buy. The sound was incredibly smooth. But that is what a store is for. I waited for the delivery. The peakers arrived in in well protected boxes. the 4 external legs are needed for stability. Easy to assemble. Machine drilled and matched. Plugged the power source in attached the cables to the stereo and Vaboom.
Summary: Have had some time to live with these speakers in my family room / media room. Adjusting them took some effort. Recommend following the advice to toe them in. The bass balance was the most difficult accomplishment. Not the speakers fault. It's my room. Like most family rooms in modern homes it is open to the kitchen on one side and this made balancing the bass tricky. BP recommends that you not use your HT receivers auto calibration function to setup the speakers.
Summary: heres a short review . ive had many speakers in my life . paradigms polk jamo and so on. these are by far the best speakers ive owned to date. the mids highs and bass are great. i watch 50 percent movies and 50 percent music. heres my set up. yamaha rx-a 2020 . 8040s for the fronts an 8040 for the center and rears. 52 sony . bdp-bx59 player. sony cxx 355 300 disc player. sony dvd and vcr player recorder. ps2. x-box 360.wii-u . and a reguler wii.
Summary: I did a lot of research before I bought these speakers. The only complaint I have is you need a strong person to screw part of the feet of the system. Tinkered with base setting and recalibrated my Yamaha receiver. Listened to Adele mp3 and was taken aback on one acoustic set you could here the strings on the guitar playing the notes the depth was unbelievable. I can only use the word presence.
Summary: These replaced a 10 year old pair of Klipsch towers. Moving the sub into my sons room makes for a better presentation in the living room. Using the Audessy mike left me with only adjusting the level of sub enhancement. I knew that the Klipsch horns were more efficient but the horns have a better detail on the highs. These speakers are very smooth otherwise and my son was surprised at the authority they possessed while watching Red Tails.
Pros: No external sub needed, balanced sound from a very slim speaker, strong dialogue performance, dual subs may disturb neighbors if in apartment.
Cons: High end could possess a slightly more detailed sound.
Summary: At first I wasn't sure about the sub-woofer performance with the tower speakers' width being so small, but once I have 2 of these set up and ready to go, all doubts are erased. Best integration of low level sounds to the other sound ranges I've ever heard. I would not call myself an audiophile, but I have heard enough sound systems to know that these are a cut above.
Summary: I have a complete set of Def Tech 8040 in my basement. I use them mainly for watching movies. They are fantastic in the movie setup. They are good for music setup (little boomy for my taste). Overall I am very pleased with these towers. Lot of value for the price point, compared to other brands. I would recommend these towers to any one.
Summary: These speakers are wonderful. I have them paired with a Denon 2312 and man do they pack a punch. While i do have a separate powered sub, these on their own produce enough lows for great music. I've demoed several comparable towers in this price range and these stood out.
NO more HTIB's for me.... its all about Def Tech and their high quality speakers
26 June 2012
Summary: Let me begin by saying WOW!!!! I just upgraded from a JVC Home theater in the box to laying the ground work for a real sound system. My starting point was front floor Speakers and a center channel to go with my Pioneer Elite VSX - 60 network Receiver. I had demoed the BP 8040ST's in the Magnolia Room at a local BB and could not stop thinking about how good they sounded as compared to the higher end speakers like M/L motions and B&W floor towers.