Definitive Tech Speaker Owner's Thread

AVRat

AVRat

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OK -- looking at their new designs/specs/pricing -- the respect I had for this company is diminishing quickly.
 
psbfan9

psbfan9

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I think AVRat was referring to the NEWER designs; the SM450 is the "older" design, which was highly approved by The Audio Critic.
That's what I thought. I wanted to know if I should be listening for something that may not sound right. These sound right. I'm very happy with them.
 
AVRat

AVRat

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That's what I meant. I don't know, maybe it's me, but the new designs are just not doing anything for me, fewer drivers, smaller drivers , etc.
 
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

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That's what I thought. I wanted to know if I should be listening for something that may not sound right. These sound right. I'm very happy with them.
I don't like the new aesthetics either; I prefer the "older" aesthetics of the PM-series, SM-series, BP7000-series, & CLR-series.

I have not heard the newer models, but I'm sure they sound just fine.
 
psbfan9

psbfan9

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SM 450 Set Up ?

This (SM 450) speaker has a 10" Low Bass radiator. I have my speakers set up a little more than 5' from each other with the 10" bass radiator pointing out away from the other. Is there a particular way to set these up? Should I have the bass radiators pointing in toward each other?
Is it just a matter of personal preference?

Thanks.
 
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

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This (SM 450) speaker has a 10" Low Bass radiator. I have my speakers set up a little more than 5' from each other with the 10" bass radiator pointing out away from the other. Is there a particular way to set these up? Should I have the bass radiators pointing in toward each other?
Is it just a matter of personal preference?

Thanks.
I believe I had the SM450s' bass radiators facing each other (inward, away from wall).

You can try both ways and see.
 
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awdio

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I prefer banana plugs because they give you a minimum of eight points of contact where bare wire and pins are limited to two. I also use 12 gauge on mine, but 14 or even 16 will be just fine depending on distance. The general consesus is to just use speaker wire and have the speakers internal crossover handle the seperation between upper, mid and lows. I have tried both ways and have found that ordinary speaker wire connection is best and easiest to use.
 
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FalconX

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Anyone have the inwall references Def Techs? Have a 7.1 in my main room all In wall reference except center channel. Center is still in wall def tech just not reference series due to studs

Looking to add the reference series but would need to cut out the studs and create a frame to house within the wall. Then sheet rock and repaint

Main reason for the attempt is to increase clarity and sound stage from center. Would this help or too much work for minimum gain??
 
Pandaman617

Pandaman617

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Currently have a CLR2500 but it’s paired with Mirage Omni 260’s for mains, CSW Tower II’s for surrounds and Pro Cinema 600’s for top middles all being ran by a Denon X3300W. The CLR2500 is the first center channel I’ve ever owned that actually blew me away, and I’ve been trying to find a deal on a pair of 2002’s or 8020’s but it seems like a lot of people on Fleabay assume their 8-10 year old speakers are still worth 75% of the retail value which seems a little off to me. So for the time being I’ll have to be patient. I almost got a pair of the SM350’s but after hearing them I still prefer the Omni 260’s. I just snagged a Prosub 800 in the factory packaging for $92 shipped and my plan is to run it speaker level into the Omni 260’s so at least I can run all 3 main speakers in full range mode as right now the CLR is crossed over at 40hz because the X3300W won’t let me set the CC to large without setting the mains to large and they sound....not large when set that way. I think the 800 has a fixed 80hz LPF so that should be fine. Any input is welcome!
 
Phase 2

Phase 2

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Hey Everyone,

Just curious to see who all owns Definitve Technology speakers.

So post you rigs, Text and/ or pics.

Also any trouble shooting or general Definitive Tech questions here.

~Bob
Wow, old Thread! Didn't notice poor ole Bob got the hatchet.
 
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Phase 2

Phase 2

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Currently have a CLR2500 but it’s paired with Mirage Omni 260’s for mains, CSW Tower II’s for surrounds and Pro Cinema 600’s for top middles all being ran by a Denon X3300W. The CLR2500 is the first center channel I’ve ever owned that actually blew me away, and I’ve been trying to find a deal on a pair of 2002’s or 8020’s but it seems like a lot of people on Fleabay assume their 8-10 year old speakers are still worth 75% of the retail value which seems a little off to me. So for the time being I’ll have to be patient. I almost got a pair of the SM350’s but after hearing them I still prefer the Omni 260’s. I just snagged a Prosub 800 in the factory packaging for $92 shipped and my plan is to run it speaker level into the Omni 260’s so at least I can run all 3 main speakers in full range mode as right now the CLR is crossed over at 40hz because the X3300W won’t let me set the CC to large without setting the mains to large and they sound....not large when set that way. I think the 800 has a fixed 80hz LPF so that should be fine. Any input is welcome!
The guy your looking for on this would be PENG, he is a Jedi Master and very well respected in here.
 

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