Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology BP-8080ST
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Value for money 10
David Wynsen a AudioPhile, Audio Review
8 April 2013
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.
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.
Summary: These are great speakers, can handle almost anything you throw at them. Got the whole 8080 setup with free satellites. They have amazing clarity and the bass is overwhelming. I'm Running them at about 20% and the neighbors are probably not happy. Definitely no need for sub.
Pros: Sound quality. Took a while to break in though. Bass / radiators. Solid heavy built. Cat proof so far (I have three). Can change the sleeve easily if necessary. I'm not much of an audiophile but a friend that owns M0n!tor Audio Bronze said these are much better
Cons: Setup with Audigy can get complicated/inaccurate. Still not sure if and how I should hook-up the LFE. You have to run power cables for all three front speakers. Had to buy new ones as these are short (standard computer power cable). You need good room setup with a nice empty wall and plenty of room to put them in proper position to enjoy the bipolar soundstage Worth every bit of hassle though.
Summary: Delicate highs. Dead accurate midrange. Deep, powerful & effortless bass. Simply stated, these are the finest speakers that have ever graced my living room. I have finally achieved sonic perfection. Most quality speakers perform well with movies or music but the BP-8080STs are equally adept at both. I have a very high quality pair of stand mounted monitors with European drivers. These speakers have received very favorable reviews.
Summary: I purchased these before the holidays of 2012 to "stand in" for my Magnepan speakers that were being factory refurbished. I simply wanted a fairly accurate speaker to listen to my 2 channel music while Magnepan's were getting a facelift. I bought these on a whim (not auditioned) and at the recommendation of an unknown sales associate who had no idea who I was ultimately going to purchase them from. Well, I never buy middle priced equipment without an audition. Only used.
Pros: Accuracte, non- colored speakers. Very fluid. Verrry easy on the ears. Very attractive.
Summary: Ordered pair of 8080ST's with matching 8080 center and surrounds and an Onkyo TX-NR929 and Oppo 105. I'm thoroughly enjoying listening to these speakers. Room size is 15' W x 18' L. Stereo imaging is everything i'd hoped it would be. As others have said, although bass is substantial, it's not overwhelming, vocals can be clearly heard when listening to music in 2 channel stereo. Movie sound effects are great, nice having two built in subs.