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8080s have newer drivers and imo better mids and highs but dont pack the same punch as the SC subs did in the 7000s. I ended p with the 8080's because they discontinued the 7000s a day before iplaced my order. They coudlnt filll the order by 1 speaker! needless to say iw as pissed and did not have hihg expectation but i am very happy with the 8080s and actually prefer the better mids and high because like others have said the subs wont really pressurize a room so i intent to add as set of svs subs anywa.
I think the highs on the BP7000SC are very nice. Seems like the mids lack a little in the mid bass but this also helps produce a clearer sound. I just added a mbm which helped with this.
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I'm looking at getting a deftec setup soon. After reading the last 150 or so pages I'm wondering what is wrong with the SM55s? Everyone seems to highly recommend the 45s and 65s but not the 55s. Because of my narrow room 9'9" whatever speakers I get will have to go under the screen, but I'll build an angled stand to get them as high and pointing the right direction.

For surrounds what is the difference sound wise between mounted SM45s and wall mounted SR-8040PBs since they are about the same price?

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For serious sound I'd stay away from wall mounted speakers (boundary issues). Use the same speaker all around if you can. I think the SM45 55 sound very similar. Perhaps the SM55 can play lower bass, but why not just get a subwoofer and cross the bookshelf over at 80hz?
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For serious sound I'd stay away from wall mounted speakers (boundary issues). Use the same speaker all around if you can. I think the SM45 55 sound very similar. Perhaps the SM55 can play lower bass, but why not just get a subwoofer and cross the bookshelf over at 80hz?
I'm planning on having a sub, probably the HSU STF-2. Just wondering why people seemed not to recommend the SM-55s.

The SM-65s are within my budget, but the size is a little imposing. I'd assume the SM-45s would make good surrounds since they have the same tweeter and driver as the 65s.
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Definitive Tech System + Dolby Atmos upgrade?

With the announcement of Dolby Atmos System, I would like to know what other owners of Definitive Technology high end speakers are going planning to do.
What is Definitive planning to offer to existing systems. Special AVR firmware & ceiling speakers will be required. What do you plan to do?
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http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...60st_speakers/

For anyone interested....

Recently talked with def tech support and for those looking to upgrade to dolby atmos systems soon, the A60 speaker module as mentioned in above article wil be compatible with the 8040,8060 and 8080 form wha tive been told. It will be sized to the 8060 for perfect fit to replace the top plastic peice but will still sit the same on 8040 and 8080 on the pegs. 8040 will be a little biger, 8080 will be a little smaller is all. But it will fit iwth all of their latest generation of speakers. So for those of us who rent and cant do ceiling speakers. Dont fret your atmos system will come soon enough!
Interesting. I'm assuming this would require an additional stereo amplifier or an AVR with the extra channels?
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wow i guess you're right. 7000sc's have an 1800watt built in sub vs the 8080st's 455watt. plus 4 midrange drivers @ 6.5" ea....20-1kwatt / channel. boom. pow. haha. I'm guessing my little denon x1000 would struggle with these...even if they are rated at 8ohm/down to 20watts; how tempting though. I get easily distracted by big numbers and things that are loud lol.

Thank you for the info.
Your Denon would do just fine. The 7000/7001's are pretty incredible speakers. If you can find some nice used ones, you won't regret it I have the 7001's with a CLR2000 and BPVX's in the rear. Incredible soundstage.
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Interesting. I'm assuming this would require an additional stereo amplifier or an AVR with the extra channels?
Nope, the new atmos receivers have a dedicated height channel. Its more about the processing than the power supply. Take a look at the Pioneer SC-85/87/89

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Power Center : Panamax M7500 Pro
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With the announcement of Dolby Atmos System, I would like to know what other owners of Definitive Technology high end speakers are going planning to do.
What is Definitive planning to offer to existing systems. Special AVR firmware & ceiling speakers will be required. What do you plan to do?

If I do go that route I will add 4 DI4.5R or 5.5R in ceiling speakers. I don't know if it's worth it cost and sound. I just added more acoustic control to my theater and tweaked it again. I just can't imagine it sounding much more immersive. The speaker upgrade is the cheap part. It's the Denon 5200 that concerns on the bang for buck scale of Atmos.

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I'm planning on having a sub, probably the HSU STF-2. Just wondering why people seemed not to recommend the SM-55s.

The SM-65s are within my budget, but the size is a little imposing. I'd assume the SM-45s would make good surrounds since they have the same tweeter and driver as the 65s.
I listened to the 55s when I bought my 65s. Had I known I was going to end up with 2 PSA XS30s, I probably would have bought the 45s because the 65s sound great crossed over at 100Hz. I use the subs for speaker stands. If you want to see the pics, click my link.


Forgot to say, the 55s did sound great. They had just a little better mid detail.

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I listened to the 55s when I bought my 65s. Had I known I was going to end up with 2 PSA XS30s, I probably would have bought the 45s because the 65s sound great crossed over at 100Hz. I use the subs for speaker stands. If you want to see the pics, click my link.


Forgot to say, the 55s did sound great. They had just a little better mid detail.
I've seen the pics of your theater before, it looks great. Wish I had a little more width to put the speakers on the sides of the screen.

Are you saying that the 45s and 55s sounded better to you than the 65s even thought you bought the 65s?
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