If you love great sound you must experience Definitive’s BP-8020ST Bipolar SuperTower. Built on Definitive's proven Bipolar technology (speakers on front and back of enclosure), the BP-8020ST SuperTower is the crowning achievement of over 20 years of research and development to create the perfect balance of style, convenience, and most of all performance in a floor-standing loudspeaker. Its combination of Forward Focused Bipolar Array technology (for rich life-like, room-filling, three-dimensional sound), and built-in powered long excursion subwoofers (for lightning-fast, earthshaking bass), all housed in a rock-solid attractive enclosure, delivers unsurpassed sonic performance.
Bipolar Technology Brings Performances to Life in Your Home Many experts and in-the-know listeners agree that bipolar speakers are superior for both music and home theater. With bipolar speaker technology each speaker incorporates two sets of drivers, one facing forward and the other facing to the rear so that the speakers radiate sound both forward and rearward exactly as sound is produced in real life. Forward Focused Bipolar Array technology is Definitive’s innovative improvement to the original Bipolar designs. This unique technology provides you with a lifelike balance of early-arrival sound from the front facing drivers and reflected delayed sound from the rear drivers. This combination creates a huge soundfield which is rich, warm, ultra clear and vibrantly alive for every listener in your room. Most importantly, Definitive's bipolar speakers make the walls of your room seem to disappear transporting you into the sound space of the recoded event.
The Subwoofer System Will Rock Your World Each BP-8020ST combines a built-in long excursion 8" subwoofer driven by a 150-Watt Class D amplifier and vented via a critically tuned, wide cross sectional area slot bass vent. The slot shape and wide mouth area of the vent minimize air turbulence for cleaner, deeper, and more efficient bass. The brawny amplifier features protection systems to tightly monitor and control the woofer system to prevent bad noises and woofer damage at high volume levels. The bottom line is the BP-8020ST’s bass will rock your world like no other speaker anywhere near its price and size.
Why 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. Second, two subwoofers in the room reduce “standing wave” room resonances that create bass dead zones in the room. With two ST-8020STs you’ll enjoy high impact bass throughout the room. Most importantly the subwoofers are perfectly integrated with the mid/high section. Plus, Definitive’s engineers have perfectly adjusted the crossover and phase 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 great sound.
High Definition Mids and Highs The BP-8020ST features a D’Appolito front array consisting of two 3-1/2" midrange drivers surrounding a 1" annealed Pure Aluminum dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. 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 rear array uses a single identical driver as used in the front array. Like the front array the rear array is housed in a separate sealed MDF enclosure to isolate the midrange drivers from the woofers’ influence.
Slim Elegant Styling with Rambo-Like Brawn Definitive has devoted as much Design and Engineering attention to the styling and construction of the 8020’s enclosure as any other part of its design. The tapered front of the enclosure serves to make it appear slimmer while also enhancing sound quality by minimizing cabinet diffraction distortion. The decorative high gloss end cap and bottom panel add elegance to the matte black tower the way satin piping adds dash to a tuxedo. Each BP-8020ST occupies a mere 1 square foot of floor-space (including stabilizer feet) leaving plenty of room for furnishings. But the enclosure’s most important job is to be totally inert and resonance free so as not to color the sound. The sealed midrange enclosures also serve to provide bracing for the side walls while MDF cross braces near the woofer further stiffen the system. Tap on the side panels of a BP enclosure to hear the solid “thud” of a solid, well-damped cabinet instead of the hollow ring of a poorly constructed speaker.
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