Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home
Home > 
Electronics > 
Home Audio & Home Theater > 
Home Audio Speakers > 
Definitive Technology > 
Item#: 9SIA2GA0V85501

Definitive Technology StudioMonitor SM55 Home Audio Speaker

Sold and Shipped by OneCall a-seller

Purchases from these Sellers are generally covered under our Newegg Marketplace Guarantee.
Marketplace Seller
  • 32 Hz-30 kHz
  • 8 Ohms 20 - 225 Watts
  • 90 dB

LOADING... LOADING...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

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
Part Number
StudioMonitor55

Details

|
Type
Bookshelf Speakers
Sold As
Single
Speakers Configuration
Stereo / Front
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
Frequency Response
32Hz - 30kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Sensitivity
90dB
Connectors
Bi-amp/bi-wire metal 5-way binding posts
Remote Control
No
Color
Black

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

Dimensions & Weight

|
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D): 13" x 7.9" x 12.6"
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
  • Read full details
ICON Loading...
ICON Loading...
Purchases from these Sellers are generally covered under our Newegg Marketplace Guarantee.
Marketplace Seller
Selected Items

Best Service Sellers

  • Audiolab

    Sold and Shipped by:

    Audiolab Email This Seller
    Ask Audiolab about:
    • Definitive Technology StudioMonitor SM55 Home Audio Speaker
    • We won't share your email with anybody. We'll only use your
      email to contact you
    • Submit
  • HiDEF Lifestyle

    Sold and Shipped by:

    HiDEF Lifestyle Email This Seller
    Ask HiDEF Lifestyle about:
    • Definitive Technology StudioMonitor SM55 Home Audio Speaker
    • We won't share your email with anybody. We'll only use your
      email to contact you
    • Submit
Are you an E-Blast Insider?
 
Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:

  • Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
  • Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
  • No re-stocking fees
Learn More | Sign-in

Condition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories.

  • New : A brand-new, unused, unopened item in its original packaging, with all original packaging materials included. Original protective wrapping, if any, is intact. Original manufacturer's warranty, if any, still applies, with warranty details included in the listing comments.
  • Refurbished : "Refurbished" products have been tested to ensure compliance with original manufacturer specifications, and MAY include a limited manufacturer warranty - see the item's product page for details.
  • Open Box : Newegg only guarantees your receipt of the Open Box product with the purchase of this item. Any accessories MAY OR MAY NOT be included. Newegg will NOT send you any missing accessories, even if it is required to use all of the item’s functions.
  • Used - Like New : All of the instruction booklet or artworks are within the original case and showing no wear and tear. The disc has no visible scratch and in working condition. DLC content may have already been redeemed.
  • Used - Very Good : All of the instruction booklets or artworks are within the original case but showing minimal wear and tear. The disc has light scratches and in working condition. DLC content may have already been redeemed.
  • Used - Good : Either the instruction booklet or the artworks are missing from the original case and showing wear and tear. The disc has light scratches and in working condition. DLC content may have already been redeemed.
  • Used - Acceptable : The instruction booklet and the artworks are missing from the original case and showing wear and tear. The disc has scratches but in working condition. DLC content may have already been redeemed.
Price Available at Checkout
Why can’t we show you details of this product?

Some manufacturers place restrictions on how details of their products may be communicated.

If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.