Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55
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Break in time necessary!!
10 November 2014
Summary: I have my new Def Tech SM55,s connected to a Pioneer Elite 110w/channel receiver and a Martin Logan 500 subwoofer. These speakers sound just O.K. fresh out of the box. After about 20 hours of play time the sound becomes more and more detailed, especially in the mid base frequency range.
Summary: This is an outstanding product . I replaced two 30+ year old Infinity 48" high tower speakers each with double 10" push pull woofers with these mini monitors, in a 12 by 20 ft room with openings to a dining area and a hallway, and did not expect too much.
Summary: Rediscovering my very well-recorded and extremely eclectic music collection on my new small(a bit less than 12' x 9') listening room. Paired to a quite nice turntable(on a solid wall mount), a beefy (150w/ch @ 8 ohms) made in Japan receiver and two very good cd players.
Pros: Premium floor-standing speaker sound for the size and price of merely good bookshelf's. (If that is not for you a breakthrough, my friend, consider sitting down and wait for cold fusion or world peace.)
Cons: Kind of ugly without grilles, but the magic seems unaffected by them, they seem acoustically transparent. Anyway got the SM 55's for function, not form.The black finish on dimmed light makes them to visually disappear, which is good. Anyway I do not go out with them, but with my wife. Now, she no...
Summary: Overwhelmed! Utterly . The amazed how detailed these speakers deliver my jazz CD's Looking forward to hearing them all over again. Movies are so much more detailed. The best part was receiving them the next day two days prior to Father's Day. Happy Fathers Day to me.
Summary: My Def Tech SM 55's are not fully broken in yet but they are already sounding fantastic. I upgraded from the SM45's which are terrific speakers in their own right, but these are a definite step up.