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.
If you love great sound you must experience Definitive’s StudioMonitor 65. Its combination of racetrack bass radiator technology, and the latest generation exclusive Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) bass/midrange drivers, all housed in a rock-solid attractive enclosure, delivers unsurpassed sonic performance.
Each SM 65 features a D’Appolito array consisting of two cast-basket 5-1/4" (13cm) second generation BDSS midrange drivers surrounding a 1" (25mm) pure aluminum dome tweeter. The drivers feature Definitive’s 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 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 twin BDSS long-throw bass/midrange drivers are pressure coupled to a top mounted racetrack bass radiator to extend and amplify bass frequencies. The total bass radiating area of a SM65 is equivalent to a single 12-inch woofer but with far greater control, definition and speed than a single sluggish large woofer. The StudioMonitor’s bass performance is nothing short of astonishing in its depth, detail and musicality.
A wealth of design and engineering attention is paied to the enclosure design. High-gloss anti-diffraction baffle and shaped enclosure reduce diffraction for open and spacious imaging, while non-resonant braced design ensures pure, uncolored sound. Crossover network features oversize inductors and premium Mylar capacitors for audiophile-grade sound quality. Integrated Zobel network makes the SM65 easy for amplifiers to drive.
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 65 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.
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Pros: I have had a pair sm65 for just over 3 weeks now and words are hard to find.Lows rich and full,mids clear and clean,highs tight and crisp.from bak to beck they sound better then any bookshelf or most towers.Look for them on sale,I fond them for 45% off.
Other Thoughts: I have seen some pro reviews and all love this line.most say sound better then speakers selling for twice as much.(thats list price)
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“I have had a pair sm65 for just over 3 weeks now and words are hard to find.Lows rich and full,mids clear and clean,highs ...”— 10/10/2012