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I found used Definitive Technology STS tower speakers (pair) for $900.

Is it worth to buy?

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I found used Definitive Technology STS tower speakers (pair) for $900.

Is it worth to buy?
Good price assuming they are in good condition and haven't been abused. Bajawaverunner is selling factory refurbs for $850 a piece.
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Hi everyone. After an almost 2 year absence I'm back to being a Def Tech owner! WOOO! Had a pair of SM65's matched with a SuperCube reference for a while, switched to MartinLogans for a bit, and then tuesday a great deal popped up for the ST-L's so yesterday afternoon I ordered a pair! can't wait for them to arrive!!!!!
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Hi everyone. After an almost 2 year absence I'm back to being a Def Tech owner! WOOO! Had a pair of SM65's matched with a SuperCube reference for a while, switched to MartinLogans for a bit, and then tuesday a great deal popped up for the ST-L's so yesterday afternoon I ordered a pair! can't wait for them to arrive!!!!!
What other reasons got you to make the move? Which line of Martin Logans?

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What other reasons got you to make the move? Which line of Martin Logans?
Couple of reasons, figured I could sell my ML's, buy the new def techs, buy a new computer, buy a new camera, buy some performance parts for the car, and still come out ahead But the biggest is I get bored of equipment easily and quickly Let's see, since I started in audio about 4 years ago I've had (and I know I'll miss a few things):

Mains:
Insignia SB-2111
Def Tech SM65
MartinLogan Montis
Def Tech Mythos ST-L (Soon!)

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Def Tech SC Reference
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Pioneer Elite SC-05 (I think)
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I will also be likely upgrade my receiver from the Denon AVR-X4000 to the AVR-W4100 in the near future.
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I'm thinking about getting SM65s for my fronts and using the PM800s as surrounds. Unfortunately, without replacing my receiver I only have a universal crossover. Right now, with the PM800s all the way around, I'm using 100Hz. However, if I got SM65, I feel like my front soundstage would benefit from using an 80Hz crossover. Do you guys think that would degrade the sound quality from the PM800s as surrounds? Or what is your advice - besides getting a new AVR with more crossover options?

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I'm thinking about getting SM65s for my fronts and using the PM800s as surrounds. Unfortunately, without replacing my receiver I only have a universal crossover. Right now, with the PM800s all the way around, I'm using 100Hz. However, if I got SM65, I feel like my front soundstage would benefit from using an 80Hz crossover. Do you guys think that would degrade the sound quality from the PM800s as surrounds? Or what is your advice - besides getting a new AVR with more crossover options?
It depends on your subs. I have my 65s crossed at 120.
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Also, do a test, run the 800's at 80hz for a few days, see what you think.
Plus, don't forget, surround channels won't have as much information sent to them as your mains will, odds are, the 800's at 80hz will work ok, esp. in a surround position.

Lowell is right though, your sub will play a big role in this.
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It depends on your subs. I have my 65s crossed at 120.
It will also depend on your hearing. Some people are very sensitive to directional sounds and will hear the location of the sub too much, some people are sensitive to phase problems.
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It depends on your subs. I have my 65s crossed at 120.
That seems high to me...I can definitely hear localization with 120 as the crossover, but 100 is much harder to pinpoint for me in my current space.

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Your setup matters to. Did you look at mine.
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Your setup matters to. Did you look at mine.
Yeah I took a look. Do you have the high crossover because the subs are so close to your mains that they act as larger towers? (that's my guess as to why you'd do that)

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Yes. My subs are me speaker stands.
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