Bipolar technology (speakers on front and back of enclosure) for huge room-filling sound for every listener in the room
Built-in 300 Watt powered subwoofers deliver massive bass, eliminates need for separate subwoofer
High-Definition drivers with magnetic shielding
Slim Designer enclosure takes up less than a half square foot of floor space
Definitive's Extraordinary Bipolar SuperTowers with Built-In State-of-the-Art SuperCubeTechnology Powered Subwoofers
If you love great sound you must experience the magic of Definitive's BP7006 Bipolar SuperTowers. Their patented combination of bipolar technology (for rich life-like, room-filling, three-dimensional sound) and built-in SuperCube technology subs (for lightning-fast, earthshaking bass) delivers absolutely unsurpassed sonic performance. Combine them with perfectly matched Definitive centers and surrounds for an extraordinary home theater system which is, to quote HDTV Insider, "a mind-boggling sonic achievement."
Each BP7006 combines a built-in 8-inch subwoofer driven by a 300-Watt class D amplifier and two pressure-coupled 8-inch Low Bass radiators for 150 square inches of bass radiating area per speaker! That's nearly as much surface area as a single 15-inch woofer but with better control, speed and detail than a single big woofer could ever deliver. Built-in powered subwoofers achieve dramatically better blending, integration and timbre accuracy than could ever be achieved with separate subs.
Each BP7006 features front and rear mounted driver arrays each consisting of one high-definition cast-basket 4-1/2" bass/midrange driver and a 1" annealed Pure Aluminum dome tweeter. Linkwitz-Riley crossover networks do a superlative job of seamlessly blending the drivers for totally homogeneous sonic output as if radiating from a full-range pulsating sphere.
This extraordinary speaker sets a new reference standard for ultra-dynamic high-accuracy loudspeakers in its class and achieves equally superb performance with both music and movies. The 7002 reproduces a silky smooth, incredibly detailed wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling sonic image with superb dimensionality at lifelike volume levels with a sense of ease which is truly remarkable. As with all Definitive's bipolar speakers, they have an almost magical ability to recreate a stunningly realistic holographic sound field. The elegant styling features beautiful sculptural refinements to Definitive's signature look with a choice of our classic piano-gloss black or new piano-gloss golden cherry finish.
Bipolar Technology Brings Performances to Life in Your Home
Many experts and in-the-know listeners agree that bipolar speakers are absolutely superior for both music and home theater. What is responsible for the unequaled sonic performance of our bipolar speakers? Each speaker incorporates two complete sets of drivers, one facing forward and the other facing to the rear. Thus, our bipolar speakers radiate the full sonic spectrum both forward and rearward in an omni-directional pattern, exactly as sound is produced in real life. The sonic benefits you hear are dramatic! This unique technology provides you with a lifelike balance of early-arrival sound information, which provides focus, clarity and location data, and properly delayed late-arrival information, which conveys the lush three-dimensional soundstage of a live music or cinematic performance. This combination creates a huge soundfield which is rich, warm, ultra clear and vibrantly alive. Bipolar technology assures a superb panorama of lifelike sound for every listener in your room wherever they sit or stand. Most importantly, however, Definitive's bipolar speakers make the walls of your room seem to disappear and, in effect, expand the size of your room into the sound space of the recoded event your system is reproducing. They will literally bring your music and movies to life in your home. One listen and you can never go back to conventional speakers again!
Movies and music are reproduced with unequaled purity, transparency and lifelike realism. These elegant, slender towers seem to disappear in a huge natural soundstage which extends in a three-dimensional arc beyond the speakers with front to back depth which can be almost magical in its ability to recreate the illusion of live music or cinematic action actually being performed in your room. This combination of high resolution, magnificent sound-staging awesome bass and explosive impact literally envelops you in what is absolutely the ultimate listening experience.
Why High-Definition Built-In Powered Subwoofers Are Better Than Separate Subs
Besides eliminating the need for a floor space-hogging separate subwoofer, integrated subs offer dramatic performance benefits. First is the obvious benefit that you'll have two subwoofers in the room instead of just one for simply more bass output. Most importantly the subwoofers are perfectly integrated with the mid/high section. Audiophiles often spend dozens of hours moving and adjusting their subwoofers' crossover and phasing controls in pursuit of perfect subwoofer to main speaker "blending." With the BP7006 you won't have to go through that kind of hassle to get audio perfection. Definitive's engineers have perfectly adjusted the crossover and phase between the subwoofer and main speaker sections to achieve seamless blending and life-like sound. All you have to do is set the bass volume to match your room and taste then sit back and enjoy audio perfection. Home Theater Magazine agrees, "... it's a concept we heartily endorse ... integrated subwoofers are actually better than a separate subwoofer. First of all, you always have two of them and using two subwoofers helps minimize the detrimental effects of room modes, so you typically get smoother response than you would get with a single separate sub... Second, there is really no downside to using the speaker cabinet for the subwoofer ... Third, and most important, the interface between the subwoofer and the rest of the speaker is designed by the manufacturer and optimized for the drivers and cabinet used in the speaker [for] a nearly perfect blend between the subwoofer and the rest of the speaker." The result is a combination of delicate musicality plus thunderous power which allows you to experience truly awe-inspiring deep rich bass response effortlessly extending down into the range of purely physical subsonic energy that shakes the body and stirs the soul.
Narrow Monocoque, Non-Resonant, Low-Diffraction Cabinets Maintain Sonic Purity
The cabinet of a loudspeaker plays a large part in its sonic performance. We are often asked if our attractive, slim cabinets are designed that way for styling or for performance reasons-and the answer is, "Yes, both." Narrow cabinets dramatically improve three-dimensional imaging. In addition, diffraction, or the secondary radiation of sound caused by cabinet edges, grillee frames and other protrusions, can color the sound of a loudspeaker and impart a "boxy" coloration. The design of our bipolar SuperTowers reduces diffraction to an absolute minimum by flush mounting drivers on extremely narrow baffles with radial edges covered by a frameless grillee "sock." The resonant vibration of a loudspeaker's cabinet walls and baffles can also impart coloration. The tri-chambered monocoque cabinets of all Definitive SuperTowers are constructed of extremely thick, dense medite with foam damping pads and extensive internal bracing. This virtually eliminates cabinet vibrations and resonance which would otherwise interfere with the pure sound produced by Definitive's high-definition drivers.
Definitive's High-Definition Die-Cast Basket Drivers are an Engineering Marvel
All the bipolar SuperTowers utilize multiple arrays of Definitive-developed magnetically shielded high-definition cast-basket bass/midrange drivers for significant performance advantages in the areas of upper bass reproduction, lifelike midrange clarity and dynamic range. These sophisticated drivers are engineering marvels which incorporate deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cones, combined with butyl rubber dust caps and surrounds, high temperature vented voice coils and massive magnet structures. This combination of features assures high definition, superb transient response, high efficiency, high power handling and extended linear response. In addition, the aerodynamically designed, non-resonant, cast-magnesium baskets minimize reflections of the sound radiating from the back of the cones and preserve structural and magnetic integrity.
Definitive's Moving-Coil Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters
The accuracy of high frequency reproduction really sets apart a great loudspeaker. The magnetic fluid-cooled moving-coil pure aluminum dome tweeters Definitive developed for the bipolar SuperTowers are of a unique design that synergistically brings together the performance advantages of metal domes (greater clarity) and soft domes (smoother sound and better dampening) in one state-of-the-art tweeter design. The pure aluminum dome is specially annealed (to "relax" the crystal structure) and acoustically loaded by a precisely configured acoustic phase plug/lens (to assure perfectly controlled, absolutely linear movement). The tweeter's voice coil sits in ferro-magnetic colloidal fluid which serves to cool the voice coil for exceptional power handling and also damps the system for smoother response and sonic accuracy. In addition, the unique silk surround provides better dampening and wave termination. The audible benefits of all this highly advanced engineering include velvety smooth extended high frequency response (beyond 30 kHz), greatly reduced distortion, improved transient response, notably higher definition and crystal clear life-like clarity.
Phase-Coherent Crossovers for Perfect Driver Blending
The crossover network of a loudspeaker is the real heart of the system. It is like the conductor of an orchestra, telling each driver exactly when to come in and precisely how loudly to play. Here Definitive's talented engineers really work their magic, perfectly blending the sound of the various drivers into a sonically seamless, musically and cinematically coherent whole. Our complex and sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley designs, which utilize the finest components, are masterpieces of electrical engineering. They are differential crossovers which equalize the front and rear drivers separately for both linear frequency and phase response of their summed output. Also included are advanced technology Zobel Networks which provide a more stable load for your amplifier. This makes the speaker easier to drive, which results in smooth, more natural sound. In addition, the electronic crossovers in the subwoofer modules work together with the Linkwitz-Riley networks to perfectly blend the subwoofers with the bipolar arrays. The result is a symphony of sonic perfection that completely preserves the phase coherence, transient response and dynamic integrity of the original signal.
User-Friendly Bipolar SuperTowers Will Sound Perfect in Your Home
Definitive SuperTowers are easy to hook up to your system, simple to place and flexible in terms of room positioning. They are engineered to be located as close as 4" or as far from the wall as you would like. The mirror-imaged side-mounted subwoofers can face either toward or away from each other for even greater flexibility and room tuning ability. The bipolar SuperTowers are very efficient which allows them to be used with virtually any receiver or amplifier and are of such high quality that they allow you to appreciate all the subtle excellence of the world's finest electronics. Since the subwoofers are powered, the speakers are that much easier amplifiers to drive so you are not forced to spend a huge amount for ultra high power electronics to get superb, high output, high definition sound. You can hook them up and achieve exceptional performance as simply as running one set of speaker wires from your amplifier or receiver. Finally, you can separately adjust the powered subwoofers to compensate for room acoustics and speaker placement as well as to achieve your personal sonic preferences.
"You want to hear high-end, quality, clear, non distortion speakers at the highest volume ... try these."
I've owned Definitive Technology speakers for about 2 yrs. now and I haven't found a better sounding speaker yet and I've tried a lot. While I was going into my local dealer to buy another pair of Mirages it came to my attention that they discontinued carrying them. That's when I purchased my first pair of Def Tech's the C/L/R 2300s and I fell in love with them right away. That's when I heard the Def Tech's hooked up to a Denon AVR-3802 which I had owned at the time and couldn't believe the striking definition and clarity they had. I then bought a Denon AVR-3806 and a pair of BP7002s and used the 2300's as my rears and one as my center channel. Now I was amazed! That's when I went crazy and bought the C/L/R 2500 as my center to match the 7002s, sounded perfect. I had also bought a pair of ProSub 100TL subwoofers and put hem in the rear they were kickin' with the most perfectly noted LFE response I had ever heard. I sold the 2300s to my sister who thinks they're the best speaker she had ever heard. She also has my old Denon AVR-3802 which matches well with Def Tech's.
I then bought for my rear surrounds the BP7006s and a pair of Super Cubes II's for in front. You want to hear high-end, quality, clear, non distortion speakers at the highest volume try these. The Denon AVR-3806 has 120w per ch. which is not enough power for the Definitive Technology speakers. They hunger for more power and the more power you throw at them the better they sound and are clearer which is most amazing. I decided to purchase a Denon POA-2400A amp @200w per channel to run my BP7002s and recently purchased ProCinema 800 Monitors since that amp has an A/B on it. The 800s brought out some major definition combined with the 7002s. I thought I was there! I also bought 2 Adcom GFA-555's 200w per Channel amplifiers. One to run my C/L/R 2500 and recently purchased ProCenter 100 MK II and the other Adcom amp to run my rears(BP7006s). My Denon AVR-3806 has the AL24 Processor which is all that receiver is used for now is a pre/pro/tuner and it sounds so distinct with no screaming highs, quite perfect. I now hear it like it is supposed to be. The mids are so smooth and talk about definition and smoothness? I just bought a Denon 2930CI universal disc player. It also has the AL24 Processor so, when I'm listening to discs or watching I've got the processor twice. Which means no degradation. The Denon amp and the Adcoms are a perfect match for the Definitive Technology speaker line and I have auditioned a quite a few. It's great with 200w per ch. I can still turn up my Def Techs all the way and they are still as clear as a bell. If you want a great speaker with built in subs plus you can add extra subs to your system and it just fills up the room like you are dead right in the middle. Actually with enough power you might put the whole neighborhood in the middle of the sound but, don't worry they'll love the sound too.
"The built in sub adds so much detail"
I work for a high end retail store concerning HT and get to listen day in and day out to many brands of speakers. A few of the other brands, Martin Logan and Vienna Acoustic, only seem to do well with music. The Definitive bipolar towers handle music and movies alike. The built in sub adds so much detail for movies with music and I find myself not needing a sub as I have three 8 inch subs running at all time(clr2300 center with 8 inch sub for a center.) they be in my bedroom but they fill up the rest of my house clearly with just my 1909. When I upgrade to the 2809( or 3809/3810 since it seems like there won't be a 3809) it will be even better.
Imaging, Imaging, Imaging!!!! I replaced an older set of Polk audio Towers that were much larger than these. And I am amazed at the difference in sound these smaller towers produce. The 8 inch subs compliment my high power Velodyne subwoofer greatly in the mid bass region.
"...about the smallest stature yet legitimately full range speakers on the market."
I had these about two years now, for strictly two channel use.
These speakers require a litttle room to breath, so despite their petit size they are ideal for medium sized rooms or larger. Give as much space from rear wall as room allows; mine are ~30" from rear wall.
Specs are exaggerated somewhat, but they cover the full frequency of just about all music, and for two channel music listening no separate sub is required. HT bass theatrics would benefit from augmentation with separate subs.
They seem a bit tilted up response wise in my particular room, but never glaring or edgy. (This is compared to a very neutral, high quality studio monitor.) Mid bass seems slightly weak (with certain amps), but integration with built in subs is seamless and cohesive (much easier than calibrating separate subs, imho). These are about the smallest stature yet legitimately full range speakers on the market.
Imaging is a strong point. Keep them away from room surfaces and treat yourself to a very lifelike, deep sounstage.
These are easy to drive. I've used modest Yamaha 50 watt two channel receiver with impressive results. A 200 watt amp made whatever was strained before become effortless, and there was not much that demanded that aside from big full orchestra classical music. Most impressive to me is that they are most ably driven by a couple of finicky 6 watt SET monoblocks, with breathtaking results. This is no exaggeration. Few of the many combo's I've heard do the speaker-disappearing-act as well, and provide music with the gravitas of the real thing.
Five hot chilis for the BP7006.
If you want to tell your friends that the movie will sound better at home than in the theater, get a pair of these. I went to see a movie at an Imax theater this last summer and was lost in the sound. I came home with a mission to recreate as close to the same sound quality as possible. Mission accomplished!!
Thank you Definitive Technology you have a loyal customer for life.
"I would recommend these for anyone that has the place for floor standing speakers."
I first heard the BP7006 set house-sitting for a friend. She had an acoustic Hawaiian music CD mounted in the player, and it served as my introductory reference. Across all loudness settings, her speaker performance stunned me. Closing my eyes to eliminate any visual cues - the artists were there in my presence! This was as close to live as I've experienced with recorded music. My shopping for loudspeaker upgrade ended that moment (and I had been looking for several months).
I got my set of BP7006s six months later (house projects had to completed first), and have been ecstatic of their performance since. They're powered by a Denon 2809CI - more than adequate to drive these across a wide spectrum of listening levels. While I still have my Polk satellites & Klipsch bass for home theater
surround-sound, I always shut them down for music-only listening - I don't want anything interfering with my DefTechs for my music enjoyment. This is not to disparage the DefTechs for movies - replacing the existing satellites would trigger a spousal revolt (I might sneak in an upgrade later.)
These BP7006s are set in a rather average sized den (14' X 20"), and fill the room perfectly. They book-end the fireplace ~11' apart, and about 18" from their respective corners, pointing to a convergence spot about 15' into the room. This arrangement gives excellent stereo imaging and the right bass levels (without excessive boominess). This configuration leverages the 7006's powered subwoofer (the Klipsch is shutdown) for effortless lows, and the crossovers perfectly tuned for the mid-range and treble blending. These are my first set of bi-polars, and I'm happy I waited. I would recommend these for anyone that has the place for floor standing speakers. Evaluating these early-on will save a lot of dollars wasted on speakers that do not measure up to expectations.
"I love getting more than I expected!"
I just recently became aware of DT's line of speakers while researching new speakers to replace my old Bose HT system. I gave a rather quick listen at a local retailer and really was impressed with the Mythos line. I didn't think the BP's would work in my room but decided I couldn't afford the ST's yet and found a great price online for a pair of 7006's. I am So glad I bought them as I love getting more than I expected!
For the money these speakers are phenomenal, especially when you consider I'm using a ProCenter 2000 (not a timbre match) and a pair of the old Bose cubes as my rear surrounds and no sub. There is more than ample Bass to provide theater worthy effects for movies. Musically they are rich and accurate. Get some subwoofer test files and play them through these speakers. If you don't like the result I suggest you look at your amp but don't fault these speakers.
I'm using a new Onkyo TX-NR808 (135w/ch) so there's ample power to drive these speakers. I used a SPL meter to calibrate my setup for the sweet spot and then watched some Blue Ray content with great Dolby DTS sound that blew me away. I had ripples of deep bass effect literally rolling up my back in my theater seats. Who needs a butt kicker?
I plan on replacing the procenter 2000 later with a CS-BP8060HD and ultimately moving the 7006's to surrounds and likely replace the fronts with either a pair of BP8060 ST's or the Mythos STS. That should sound pretty awesome.
Bottom line, a pair of 7006's for well under [price] is money well spent.