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Definitive Technology StudioMonitor SM55 Home Audio Speaker

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If you love great sound you must experience Definitive’s StudioMonitor 55. Its combination of racetrack bass radiator technology, and Definitive’s latest generation exclusive Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) bass/midrange drivers, all housed in a rock-solid attractive enclosure, delivers unsurpassed sonic performance. 

The new Definitive StudioMonitor series is the culmination of over 20 years of research and development to create monitor-quality shelf speakers with the perfect balance of high style, utility and most of all performance.

  • newegg The Most Advanced Technologies for the Most Advanced Performance Each SM 55 features a cast-basket 6-1/2" (17cm) second generation BDSS midrange driver and a 1" (25mm) pure aluminum dome tweeter. The driver features Definitive’s exclusive Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges allowing longer, more linear excursion for greater clarity and finely textured inner detail. A new unique Linear Response Waveguide smoothes off-axis frequency response and disperses sound over a wider area for crystal clear intelligibility for every listener in the room. The tweeter is a pure aluminum dome, which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs that reveal nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess. The BDSS long-throw bass/midrange driver is pressure coupled to a top mounted racetrack bass radiator to extend and amplify bass frequencies.
  • newegg Slim Elegant Styling with Rock-Solid Performance The specially contoured high gloss baffle around the drivers and the tapered enclosure sides enhance sound quality by minimizing diffraction distortion. The decorative high gloss grille and cabinet accents add elegance to the matte black tower the way satin piping adds dash to a tuxedo. But the enclosure’s most important job is to be totally inert and resonance free so as not to color the sound. And that’s just Definitive did in engineering the SM enclosures. Internal MDF cross braces further stiffen the system. Tap on the side panel of a StudioMonitor 55 enclosure to hear the solid “thud” of a solid, well-damped cabinet instead of the hollow ring of a poorly constructed speaker.
  • newegg Phase-Coherent Crossover Networks The crossover network is the real heart of a loudspeaker as it is responsible for perfectly blending together the sound of the various drivers into a musically seamless whole. The sophisticated design used in the SM55 features premium audiophile-grade components such as oversized inductors, Mylar capacitors for linear phase and frequency response. An integrated Zobel network flattens the impedance of the system so that even budget amplifiers will be able to drive the SM55 loudly without distortion (although a premium amplifier will bring out all the performance this remarkable speaker has to offer). This preserves the phase coherence, transient response and dynamic integrity of the signal for absolutely lifelike music and home theater reproduction in your home.
  • newegg All your music and movies will sound great This extraordinary speaker sets a new reference standard for high-accuracy loudspeakers in its class and achieves equally superb performance with both music and movies. The StudioMonitor 55 reproduces a silky smooth, incredibly detailed sonic image at lifelike volume levels with a sense of ease which is truly remarkable. Movies and music are reproduced with unequaled purity, transparency and lifelike realism.


Learn more about the Definitive Technology SM55

Model

Brand
Definitive Technology
Series
StudioMonitor
Model
SM55

Spec

Type
Bookshelf Speakers
Driver Units
One 6-1/2" BDSS bass/midrange driver pressure-coupled to one 6" x 10" racetrack bass radiator; one 1" aluminum dome tweeter
Power Rating
225 Watts
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Sensitivity
90dB
Connectors
Bi-amp/bi-wire metal 5-way binding posts
Remote Control
No
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D): 13" x 7.9" x 12.6"

Features

Features
Second-generation BDSS mid/bass drivers with Linear Response Waveguide technology for flat, accurate response with micro-detail retrieval and three-dimensional imaging

Cast aluminum driver baskets

Pure aluminum dome tweeters for smooth, extended highs

Non-resonant corner and cross enclosure bracing ensures pure, uncolored performance

High-gloss anti-diffraction baffle and shaped enclosures reduce diffraction for open and spacious imaging

Top-mounted racetrack bass radiators for outstanding bass response from compact enclosures

Crossover networks feature oversize inductors, premium Mylar capacitors and a Zobel network for audiophile-grade sound quality

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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