Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology BP-8080ST
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Fantastic speakers but beware of potential warranty issues
Marvin Gardens, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: These speakers are incredible as many have already noted. My comment is meant as a warning to prospective buyers however. That warning is to understand that purchasing through one of the Amazon third-party resellers may cause you to lose the factory warranty if they are not on the authorized list of resellers. I found this out the hard way and had to resort to purchasing a SquareTrade warranty to cover this expensive piece of kit.
Summary: Excellant for music & movies. Bought two of these & matching 8080 center. Owned many def tech products over 15 years and they are solid. Great bang the buck. These speakers offer big sound & can fill a large room but are also excellant in smaller rooms as well. Prior front speakers were def tech st8040's which I've owned for 12 years & am now using for rear channels.
Summary: The imaging as well as mid's and trebles of these speakers are, rather unfortunately, well below expectations. For speakers in this price range I would absolutely NOT feel comfortable recommending them. I own B&W bookshelf speakers (connected to the same front-end equipment), which absolutely put these to shame, and they were less than one third the cost! Thumbs down, sorry. If I could return them, I absolutely would do so. Disregard the hype reviews on-line about these.
Summary: NOTE: The model year of my BP8080sc's is 2012. Please note that the above box, labeled "What is the product model year?" doesn't permit an entry later than 2010. I have owned, or extensively listened to, a large number of audiophile or near-audiophile speakers over the past decade or two. Brands include Klipsch, Acoustic Research, Magnaplanar, ADC, Definitive Technology, Velodyne, Bose, Paradigm, Hsu, and assorted lesser names.
Melt into the Music! Seriously! (From an experienced audiophile)
David A. Wynsen, Amazon
27 February 2013
Summary: I took a big gamble and purchased these speakers based on a number of seemingly credible on-line reviews. When I received them it took a while to get them out of the double-box cartons. They were packed extremely well and were in perfect condition despite some evidence of rough handling on the outer boxes. I attached the 'outrigger' stabilizer feet which was easy to do. My early visual impression of these 48" tall monsters was that they were built like tanks.
Summary: I can not belive how a good brand like Definitive Technology can release the production of their flagship speaker in chinese hands. In fact, I peel off the black grille that cover all the speaker and discovered in it several chinese fingerprints in the medium speaker and several other parts with glue used to seal the wood. Fortunately, the sound is solid, with very good image, very clear. Sound could be get 10 stars!
Summary: I'd waited nearly 30 years to get to the point where I could finally afford the HT system of my dreams - and have a room to place it in. That time arrived and I shopped carefully and listened to a lot of speakers. I'm an audio/video engineer by trade - so I knew the sound I wanted to have. My search narrowed in on Paradigm Studio 100's and their Studio series sub's. I loved the sound but the system was above my price max.
Pros: Not enough starts to give! Impeccable sonic quality at all levels, quality construction, tremendous sound stage with reflected rear firing drivers, incredible bass without a sub if desired, good value - no need to spend more on "boutique" speakers
Cons: There - simply are none - this, in my mind, is a perfect system
Summary: Can I have more stars to give please? I labeled this review Audio Extacy and I couldn't be any more accurate. I have been an audiophile since I was blowing up the speakers on my brothers stereo at 5 years old. I heard Definitive Technlogy first Super Towers 17 years ago, and was just waiting until I could pull the trigger on my own set. I finally have them and they bring tears to my eyes with how pure they are.
Pros: Attractive design, musical purity. Soaring highs, perfectly matched midrange, and concrete cracking bass if you want. They take everything you can throw at them and just play and stir your soul doing it.
Cons: Heavy, but worth every pound for what they're capable of. Don't disappear in a room, but with the right entertainment system they compliment the decor and you can admire the visual.