I tried it both ways. The manual said that if I wanted them to act like full range then to just hook it up without the LFE, or if I wanted it to act like a sub then use the LFE. I know the LFE channel works coming out of the receiver, b/c I have several different subs and they all work but the STS's. I just find it hard to believe they would both be out. I did take a gamble on these when I purchased them, I knew that going in because I had to buy them without hearing them. The good news is that the other drivers in the towers sound great and I have subs so it is really no big deal. I just wanted to see if I could get them working.How do you have the speakers connected? Speaker wire or speaker wire plus LFE (RCA connector)?
Have you tried adjusting the EQ to see if that makes a difference? If not, those speakers aren't the most efficient out there so it's possible that they're stressing the AVR at those volumes and any introduced distortion is what's actually causing the discomfort; I had a similar situation when I demo'd Elac UB5s and ran them off of my receiver. If that's the case then leveraging the preouts on your AVR and spending much less on a 2-channel (or more if you like) amp will likely fix the issue for way less cost than an entirely new system, but you would be adding another component to the system.Ok DT gurus, I’m back! Soooo, some of you may remember I sold my BP8080 towers and found a great deal I couldn’t pass up on some new Canton Towers and Center speaker. I’ve had them for 8 to 9 months now I guess and they are great speakers (don’t get me wrong) but I have discovered that when I turn them up to -20 or lower in the AVR that they hurt my ears? I’m assuming that is what is known as ear fatigue maybe? So I have decided that maybe they are a little too bright for me maybe and it’s time for something new. I still have my eyes on the BP9060’s and the SVS Prime Pinnacle’s. Not to mention my wife doesn’t like the chrome on the towers (so I have to leave the grills on). If they would go on sale or if I found a good deal on them I would probably go ahead and bite the bullet but part of me still wants to hear those Pinnacles before I commit to the BP towers.
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Yea, I’m not sure. Also, my wife hates the chrome and silver on & around the speakers. She’d prefer it all be solid black. I’m really leaning towards the Pinnacles to be honest. I love the look of the 9060s but having to need two more power cords/outlets is inconvenient as well.Have you tried adjusting the EQ to see if that makes a difference? If not, those speakers aren't the most efficient out there so it's possible that they're stressing the AVR at those volumes and any introduced distortion is what's actually causing the discomfort; I had a similar situation when I demo'd Elac UB5s and ran them off of my receiver. If that's the case then leveraging the preouts on your AVR and spending much less on a 2-channel (or more if you like) amp will likely fix the issue for way less cost than an entirely new system, but you would be adding another component to the system.
That said, I completely understand the desire to change things up entirely. I personally wouldn't go back to Def Tech for a couple of reasons (chiefly price/performance and a very questionable customer service experience with some Denon [Sound United sister company] headphones) but it's still solid gear.
I doubt the 2002’s will do a better job than the 7006’s. You would limit and reduce the Bass response on the main LR channels.Hi, looking to get some advice on upgrading some aspects for my Theater project. Thank you for any guidance in advance.
Capable of 200x5 @8ohm to the front 3 and side surrounds and 60x6 @8 ohm to the rear surrounds and 4 atmos speakers.
Front Mains: BP7006
Side and Atmos Surrounds: Promonitor 100s
Rear Surrounds: BP1.2x
Front 3 receive 200w and all other speakers receive 60w at the moment.
Subs: SVS PB10-NSD x2
DSP Processor with 31 band PEQ per channel, time delay, etc. smoothing out the frequency response of the front 3 and the 2 subs
Everything sounds great but looking to possibly shake things up with some upgrades but looking for opinions of those that have heard and know more about the def techs in question.
3 CLR2002 across the front
SM350 as side surrounds
Move the BP7006 to rear surrounds
Side and Rear surrounds: SM350
3 CLR2002 across the front
SM350s as the side and Rear surrounds
Ditch the BP7006s
I haven't considered using the BP7006s as side surrounds due to the right side of the room having a wall for the sound to reflect off of but the left side is open to another area of the room with nothing for the sound to reflect off of.
Overall looking for better depth in the lower midrange and midbass region compared to the Promonitor 100s
Last question which may be crazy but what do you think the results would be if I were to bolt 4 SM350s to the roof as atmos with a diffuser pad between the back of the speakers and the drywall to lower vibration a bit. Also would point the passive radiators inward towards the listener. That one may be considered overboard though.
Used for Movies 100% of the time
Again thanks in advance in helping me plan the next steps in the deftech journey!
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I suppose the thought process behind that was my subs are both located next to each main and at the moment I have the BP7006 high passed at 40Hz. If I had the clr2002s upfront I would high pass all three at 60hz and let the subs take over from there and moving the 7006s to the rear with the smaller midranges and built in subs would maybe round out the rear with more full range by allowing the subs to possibly go lower as long as it doesn't cause cancellation with the SVS subs.I doubt the 2002’s will do a better job than the 7006’s. You would limit and reduce the Bass response on the main LR channels.
Well, here's what I'm experiencing with DT right now. I'm beyond angry with them. By far the worst customer service experience of my lifetime!:^ good to know. That's a different than what some other posters have experienced not far back on this thread.....wait, as I write that, the off shore reports might have came from the Polk Thread. Either way, plenty of evidence that their customer services is trending in the wrong direction. Which unfortunately is a typical evolution for corp conglomerate types.
I loved my 8080s for years, but right now, I'm in the midst of the worst C/S experience of my life with DT boneheads!Oh no! Definitely didn’t want to hear that! Chet and Adam both helped me several times over the last five years!
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I'm happy with the DI 8RsMy Def Tech Mythos ST has been a fine companion in my living room.
The setup is.
Front Mains - Mythos ST
Center - CS-8080HD
Surround - Gem XL's
Surround Rears - Def Tech ProMonitor 1000
I'd like to add Atmos setup as well, what will be a good ceiling speaker setup for the above series? I dont mind if there are third party atmos that plays well with the setup.
I'm happy with the DI 8Rs
Thanks for the recommendations. I ordered 6 of these. I like the fact that they blend in with the ceiling. I was planning to use them in the living room, for the home theater i have altogether different legions and beasts.Another recommendation for the DI 8R. I have four. They will match your other Def Tech speakers.