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Went ot BB and auditioned several Definitive towers and liked the BP-8060's. Ended up loving the B&W CM8's the best. I was sold on those until I logged into Crutchfield this morning. The current deal is if you buy 2 BP-8060ST's, you get 2 free SR-8040BP surrounds and a CS-8040HD center. Seems like an awesome deal. I'd be upgrading from a 6 year old set of Klipsch Qunitets.... The B&W's were awesome and pure beauty but I would eventually want to upgrade my center and rears so this might be the deal for me....

Just curious on other's opinions before I pull the trigger....
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Dang! Me thinks I'll be ordering for Xmas presents for me. smile.gif

IMO that's a REALLY great deal.

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Anyone else care to comment?

I looked at them again today at BB and just can't get past how beautiful the B&W's are! I'm also not impressed with the build quality of the DT's. The feet are terribly wobbly and I'm not sure I like the look of the entire speaker covered in grill cloth. I do however like the sound and the free center and rears that come with it...
Not sure what to do..
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Both are solid options. The DT's are a nice deal.
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Anyone else care to comment?
I looked at them again today at BB and just can't get past how beautiful the B&W's are! I'm also not impressed with the build quality of the DT's. The feet are terribly wobbly and I'm not sure I like the look of the entire speaker covered in grill cloth. I do however like the sound and the free center and rears that come with it...
Not sure what to do..

Well, I tend to think with speakers that you should get what you want and build your system slowly over time. The Deftech speakers are a great deal, but if you are going to have regrets, just slowly build your system. You absolutely want a matching center channel as matching the front three speakers will ensure proper timbre and soundstage.

You may also want to consider used B&W as well as you may find a good deal that way.. If you have some other higher end stores near you, I would encourage you to cross shop Paradigm, Psb, Kef, Goldenear, etc. Best Buy is pretty limited.
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The current deal is if you buy 2 BP-8060ST's, you get 2 free SR-8040BP surrounds and a CS-8040HD center. Seems like an awesome deal.
Why is DT pairing the 8060sts with the 8040 center? I went to BB this weekend and heard the 8060sts with the 8060 center and it sounded great. The 8040 center has no sub in it.

Why is Def Tech offering this package?
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Probably to boost slow sales or they have an excess of CS-8040 centers available.

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I own dt speakers (the "old" 7 series, not the 8 series) and am very happy with them. Funny thing is, I have heard the B&W cm series and did not care for them. But if you prefer them, that's what you should go with. At the end of the day it's the sound that matters. Great deals are great but only if you like how they sound and obviously you don't.

*Edit. I just reread your post, you said you like the way they sound but not how they look. Also that the B&W's are beautiful. I know that asthetics matter but if you like the sound of the dt's about the same as the B&W's then I would go with the dt's. I have had mine for several years, no build or other quality issues with mine.

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Scratching my head still...
I'm going to another BB tomorrow to hear both setups in a different room....
Leaning toward the CM-8s...
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Scratching my head still...
I'm going to another BB tomorrow to hear both setups in a different room....
Leaning toward the CM-8s...

About a year ago I demoed some 8040s and some B&W 683s. I liked the sound of the 683s better for music but they definitely needed a sub and a LOT of power. The 8040s sounded very good for music and awesome for movies and didn't require anything more than a modest AVR.

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Yeah I really wouldn't need the benefit of the sub with the 8060's since I'll be keeping my Klipsch 10" sub...
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Hey guys, I'm considering upgrading with this deal, but I'd like to get some opinions. My current setup is BP6s, CLR-2002, BP1.2Xs. I know my line is a little older, but my question centers around the driver difference. Is this really an upgrade? My drivers are currently 5.25" in the front and 4.5" in the rear. The new line has 4.5" drivers in the front speakers and 3.5" in the real. I realize that the STs have built in subwoofers, but absent that fact are these new speakers a downgrade from what I currently have based on driver size? As far as the built in sub, I could just buy a ProSub 1000 which is 10" 300 watt, the same as the STs.

I don't know a lot about DTs other than a little research when I bought what I current have so if an expert could explain the difference I would really appreciate it!!!
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