Originally Posted by LowTech1
I've never heard the 7000 series. Ignorance is bliss.. I don't think the 8060st's sound bright. I think they sound really clean.. If you think these are bright,how do the martin logans sound to you?
I would like to offer some comments in the 8000 series vs 7000 series comparison:
We haven't gotten around to creating a replacement for the BP-7000SC, which is a really great product, and is almost twice as expensive as the BP 8080ST (the best of the 8000 series). If a listener is happy with their BP-7000SC (which are great!), the 8000 series might leave them underwhelmed.
But we feel that in an apples to apples comparison, the 8000 series is a big upgrade from comparably priced 7000 series models. They measure more smoothly in the mid-range and highs; they image better, while still offering bipolar benefits; and the bass measures and sounds better. The aesthetic look is slimmer and very cool too.
Yet we sometimes hear comments about them not sounding right, which may simply be that weren't set up correctly in that room. For example, if a pair of BP 8060ST sounds awesome in your living room with the bass set at 12 o'clock, that might be way too heavy in your basement, where 9 o'clock or 10 might be best (or vice versa). All speakers are set-up dependent. If a new employee in a store isn't hip to the idea that a few minutes of set-up time matters...you get less than ideal sound. This is especially true on a speaker with a built-in subwoofer, where you need to dial in the sub for a nice blend. I hope this helps, and thanks for owning Definitive! Best regards, Joe