Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 65
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Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 65
Andy C, Crutchfield
16 September 2015
Summary: The best bookshelf speakers I have ever owned. I am using them through an expensive early 1960's tube system, and the clarify and range are amazing. My "old" speakers are now my rear surrounds.
Summary: The Sm65 is a very high quality speaker that is solid and well built. Friends and family are impressed by the sheer Volume the guys an handle. The bass is very full and will satisfy many without the addition of a sub.
Pros: Soundstage and depth. Quality build (even though they are built in China).
Cons: None so far. They are a bit deep but that is not an issue for me.
Summary: We have been using Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 65 Speakers as our Front L/R speakers for well over a year. We have all Definitive technology Speakers in our 7.1 system. Including a SuberCube 4000 Subwoofer and an SC8060 Center. Definitive Technology creates a marvelous speaker!!
Summary: Needed a "shorter" center channel speaker to fit between the top of the fireplace mantle and the bottom of my wall mounted Sony TV, and the Mythos 7 fit that bill. I actually took advantage of Crutchfield's 60-day return policy to return a MartinLogan Motion 8 because of it's height - even though I...
Pros: "short" height
Cons: Gives up a bit of bass - but I feel this is made up by the side bookshelf speakers.
Summary: I have been putting off upgrading my front speakers for 20 years. I have a pair of 89 model Advent Legacy II's that have been living in a 5.1 world. I bought those Advents(before home theater) because of the bass and that's why I couldn't let them go!! The Def Tech's are killing it.
Pros: Size and clarity
Cons: If you like to listen to concert DVD's as loud as the concert was you can bottom out the drivers. But I mean LOUD!! Don't let this con scare you!!
Summary: Clean sound. Great highs and mid range. I have them connected to my TV with a NAD 356 amp and the clarity of sound is awesome. My ears are 70 years old so I needed some help and got that from these speakers.
Pros: Clean, Crisp, Good Highs and Mid Range
Cons: Not as much base as I wanted but really didn't expect it from 5 1/4" woofers. I will probably add a Sub-Woofer and that will completely make this system awesome!
Summary: Clear sound. Sound enclosed and needed more break in time.
Pros: Clean sound and solid construction. When compared to McIntosh, it sounded harsh and sound is not open. Perhaps the wires and the speakers needed more break in before one can really judge the sound quality.
Summary: Speakers are compact, easy to place. Excellent bass. Stereo imaging is good. I tried running them with my Sony DA5700ES (allegedly 130 watts/channel) going thru the crossover on my Pro Sub 800. Not nearly enough power. Sound fine through my old Hafler 500. The Pro Center 2000 matches them we;;
Pros: Good sound, good price. Lots of bass
Cons: Need more power than most AV receivers can deliver
Summary: I used the StudioMonitor 65s as my front speakers in the media room of a new house that had cabinets built for bookshelf speakers. I chose the Def Techs after listening to dozens of speakers. I was drawn to them for thier balanced sound and ability to play loudly without distortion.
Pros: play loudly, balanced sound
Cons: depth of speaker cabinet may limit placement