Definitive Technology Demand Reviewed

 I've had an extraordinary home venue rig for some moons presently, however it's never been more significant than it is currently, with business films being shut. What the greater part of us need right currently is idealism and amusement, and what gives preferable idealism and diversion over your very own private film? Thus, it might appear to be nonsensical to research and buying gear with all the financial vulnerability existing apart from everything else we live in, however I would contend that assuming you have the means, this present time is an epic opportunity to assimilate. Alright, platform, I will venture off you now.

Moving back the clock a greater number of years than I want to count, my first genuine home venue buy was a bunch of Definitive Technology's Mythos speakers, which are still important for a more modest arrangement in my nook. So I had a really healthy degree of assumptions when Definitive Technology proposed to send me a framework from its Demand Series line for survey. The audit framework is contained the Demand D17 floorstanders ($2,299/each), the Demand D5C focus channel ($799), and the Demand D9 standmount encompasses ($859/pair), at an all out framework cost of $6,256.


I'd be neglectful in the event that I didn't delve into a touch of insight concerning the magnificence of these speakers, preceding talking about their specs. Having floorstanding towers that supplement your stylistic theme isn't simply key to great plan, it ordinarily supports spousal endorsement. On account of the Def Techs, they're best depicted as current, clean, and to some degree conspicuous, essentially on account of my shine white survey tests, and particularly with the grilles eliminated. The cupboards, additionally accessible in piano dark, are MDF, with aluminum front astounds. The grilles are a classy light dim, a welcome break from normal dark and an appropriate ally to the gleam white. With the Demands, the grilles significantly sway the stylish — on for a more moderate methodology and off for something somewhat more Frank Gehry.

Definitive_Technology_D17_White_Low_Key_008_Web.jpgTheir include list is ample; as such I'll give the topline focuses, just as a connection underneath for the individuals who partake in a profound plunge. The fronts and backs are bi-amp fit, however the middle channel isn't. The D17 floorstanders are a three-way plan, with a licensed 6.5-inch BDSS midrange driver, said to extend both result and detail contrasted with likewise estimated drivers. The tweeter, a one-inch, tempered aluminum vault configuration, is counterbalanced, accordingly diminishing diffraction and bringing about more exact imaging. Strengthening a metal, set forth plainly, heat treats it so you can control it. In the event that you need to nerd out on tempering.

Giving the low-end on the D17s are double 6.5-inch carbon fiber woofers and double 10-inch aloof radiators. By and large recurrence reaction is a revealed 33 Hz to 25,000 Hz. The pinnacles weigh 64 pounds each and measure 43.25 inches high by 10.17 inches wide and 14.72 inches down. The D5C focus channel shares the tweeter and BDSS midrange drivers of the D17s, however the last option are a bit more modest, with double 5.25-inch drivers. In general recurrence reaction is accounted for as 42 Hz to 22,000 Hz. The D5C gauges 24 pounds and measures 6.58 inches high by 19 inches wide by 11.24 inches down.


The D9 encompasses have a similar tweeter and 5.25-inch midrange driver (one) as the D5C, yet in addition add an inactive bass radiator for some additional oomph on the low end. Generally speaking recurrence reaction is indicated as 48 Hz to 24,000 Hz, and they're of sensible size to use as encompasses at 11.71 inches high by 6.5 inches wide by 11.97 inches down.


I started by interfacing the speakers to a Marantz SR7013 AV, borrowed from Sound United, utilizing Wireworld Solstice 8 speaker links. Source parts incorporate a Macbook Pro, associated through a to some degree humble, however more than skilled Arcam irDAC, a LG Ultra HD Blu-beam player, and my MusicHall MMF2.2 turntable.

Finally, to finish the 5.2 framework, I associated a couple of SVS SB-2000 Pro subwoofers utilizing SVS SoundPath interconnects (full survey on these monsters impending).

The plan components of the tweeter assist with off-pivot tuning in, along these lines giving a touch of pardoning on speaker position. After some minor toe-in changes of both the D17 fronts and D9 backs and sufficient break on schedule, I started basic tuning in.

Definitive Technology Demand Series Speaker System Reviewed

The Downside
As I recently referenced, I'd need to truly reach to see problem with the Demands, sonically or stylishly talking. Indeed, even the stands have an all around planned and insightful stylish. All things considered, I've never checked on an item that didn't have somewhere around one thing that irritated me, and these wonders are no special case. At this price tag, the grilles, when you get them off the speakers and into your hands, are a piece on the feeble side. Suppose, theoretically, you were to pull them off and put them to the side sluggishly in your theater room. How about we likewise say that they were put straightforwardly in the way of both a 10-year-old kid and a somewhat exuberant Australian Shepherd. I'll allow you to put the remainder of the story together.

Contest and Comparison

It's hard to mess about close to the Demand framework's price tag and not notice GoldenEar and their excellent Triton series. While you can't get the first in class Triton One.R pinnacles at this sticker cost, you can take a gander at the Triton Twos and really save about $750 on the pair, then, at that point, perhaps utilize that investment funds toward your middle and encompasses.

Assuming the general price tag of the Demands is a piece out of your scope, you should seriously mull over the Monitor Audio Silver line referenced previously. I investigated them and therefore bought them, no higher recognition than that. Simply be ready to lose some goal, low-end authority and straightforwardness all the while. Such is the game.

Or on the other hand you can stay with Demands and trade the D17s for the D15s, accordingly saving $1,200. You'll hold that sweet tweeter, yet you'll drop in size on the midrange, woofer, and uninvolved radiators. Need to save a couple of more expels to pull it? Trade the D9s for the D7s and save another generally $600. You'll in any case get the tweeter and a similar BDSS midrange, yet you'll lose the uninvolved radiator.

The Definitive Technology Demand D17, D5C, and D9 assortment are, given their presentation, plan, and sticker cost, all things considered a deal. I say to some degree, as we have a wide crowd here at HomeTheaterReview, some of whom will probably giggle at this remark. However, when you can securely put a $6,300 set of speakers in a room where somebody has burned through several thousands on furnishings and configuration, that is genuinely an achievement. At the point when this degree of execution goes with said arrangement, it becomes momentous. This is an arrangement for somebody who cares so a lot, or possibly nearly so much, about plan as they do execution. Furthermore it's one more bolt in Definitive Technology's continually growing quiver.

Preceding this survey, my involvement in Magico speakers was restricted to brief listening meetings at sound shows. For a really long time I would see the best in class manifestations from Magico and pay attention to my kindred commentators praise them enthusiastically, so I was most certainly inquisitive with regards to the organization's new A Series, which was made fully intent on bringing the Magico plan theory to a bigger scope of audience members at more reasonable price tags without imperiling the quality and execution that the Magico brand has gone through years refining.


Four speakers were reported to be essential for the new A Series. The A3 floorstanding speaker investigated here is the greatest and generally costly of the pack, being a four-driver, three-way plan valued at $12,300 per pair. The A1 stand-mounted two-way speaker is valued at $7,400. The ACC place channel is arranged all the more correspondingly to the A3, as it is additionally a four-driver, three-way plan estimated at $6,800. The last speaker in the series, up until this point, is the ASUB, which includes a solitary ten-inch driver fueled by a 500-watt enhancer with coordinated computerized signal handling for $6,500. As one would anticipate from Magico, every one of the A Series speakers is a fixed plan.

I as of late had the potential chance to meet with Magico's Alon Wolf at the organization's base camp in an unassuming office park in Hayward, California. We represented hours in regards to various bits of sound hardware and plan ways of thinking. Magico's plan theory puts weighty accentuation on low contortion and capacity over structure. Alon battles that the bureau is 60% of the test in building the speaker. He is exceptionally energetic with regards to the utilization of aluminum, 6061 T6 on account of the A series, as both the bureau divider and interior supporting material.

While I can't do Alon's specialized clarification of each of the advantages of aluminum as a bureau material equity, the long and short is that it gives a strong mounting point to the drivers and has insignificant reverberation when appropriately executed. Alon clarified that he accepts wood or pitch cupboards are not adequately firm and store a lot of energy. This allows the drivers to move as they are attempting to repeat sound, accordingly adding bending at the essential acoustic result focuses, just as adding clamor through extra, undesirable bureau vibrations. Then again, steel, while extremely unbending, can be difficult to hose. Aluminum is in the perfect balance of this situation.


In such manner, the A Series is a lot of a Magico speaker, as the external bureau dividers of the fixed nook are made of extremely considerable 3/8-inch sheets of aluminum, which are then supported by a broad inward propping structure. The midrange driver and tweeter have their own walled in area to shield them from the woofers' back waves. Comparable development can be found in the A Series' more costly kin.

Alon clarified that Magico couldn't have created a speaker mind

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