Originally Posted by bwillcox
I have just ordered a pair of BP7000SCs to replace my failing NHT VT-3s. I was concerned that the BP7000SC may soon be replaced by a new model but the Def Tech rep that my dealer talked with said that there were currently no plans to replace them. Of course this may not be accurate. I guess only time will tell.
I used to own BP7000SC, so I know how great they can sound. Honestly I enjoyed them immensely.
But towers are really nothing more than bookshelf speakers atop subwoofers.
In fact, a lot of high end speakers are modular in that the midrange/tweeter cabinet sits atop the bass/sub cabinet. The $60K RBH T8 and $4K Phil3 speakers and many other speakers are like this.
IOW, you could easily get monitors (like the RBH Signature SX-61, dealer cost $750/Pr) and put them on stands (like $60/pr wood stands) atop subs (like RBH Signature SX-1010N, dealer cost $750 each) and it would sound as great as the BP7000SC or most towers out there.
When I had the BP7000, I auditioned the RBH T2 speakers, which consists of a RBH monitor atop the RBH 1010 sub. And they were absolutely comparable.
But that's just one example. There are a lot of monitors and great subs to choose from.
Anyway, the BP7000 is a great sounding speaker IMO. It's $5K, though.
I just don't think you need to spend that much to sound as good.