Definitive Technology SR-8080BP
Bipolar surround speaker
Item #: 735SR8080
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Item #: 735SR8080
Your price: $299.00 each Earn up to 299 Rewards points
Definitive's SR-8080BP bipolar surround speaker demonstrates how intensely realistic surround sound can be. It contains left- and right-firing driver arrays that radiate full-range sound in an omni-directional pattern — you'll really hear the difference as on-screen action shifts seamlessly from one side of the room to the other. Part of Definitive's Bipolar Series, it uses advanced driver design and rock-solid build quality to give you exceptional detail and presence with ambient effects and multichannel music.
Each driver array in the SR-8080BP has a 4-1/2" mid/woofer paired with a 1" dome tweeter, for perfectly blended highs and mids. This bipolar design creates a big, immersive soundfield, which is really effective for surround speakers. Each pure aluminum dome tweeter has a silk surround, allowing it to reveal delicate, low-level ambient sounds. And thanks to Definitive's Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) drivers, your movie special effects and multichannel music will sound clear and detailed. These mid/woofers disperse the sound over a wide area in your room so that even viewers sitting off-axis hear smooth, engaging sound.
Definitive's bipolar surrounds aren't fussy about placement — they shine in a variety of room sizes and shapes. A pair of SR-8080BPs works well on your side walls for 5.1 systems, or on the side and rear walls for a 7.1 system. Each speaker has a keyhole slot for on-wall installations. You can also place this speaker on a shelf or stand and get great sound.
Build a complete Definitive home theater system by adding perfectly matched bipole towers (see the BP-8020ST, BP-8040ST, BP-8060ST, and BP-8080ST) and a center channel (see the CS-8040HD, CS-8060HD, and CS-8080HD).
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.
Bought them as rear surround speakers to replace the AR speakers I had. These sound incredible and fill the room with sound.
Pros: Sound great look great
Sweet SPEAKERS, to bad they are discontinuing this line. WOW-perfect sound, I purchased four SR-8080BP a little over kill for the space, but movies never have sounded so good...
hanging them on the wall was a search for another product and with a total weight of 13lbs I needed a strong wall hanger. I found a company which sells wall hangers, and they are sweet...OMNI 15.0W speaker wall mount...has other products to consider..
Pros: great sound...
Got them on a Manufacturer promotion at Crutchfield ( thanks to Crutchfield's wonderful customer service). Accurate reproduction of the surround effects. Impressed by the low frequency coverage(going down to 40Hz), power handling(upto 200W), efficiency(92dB). Solid build(13lbs for surrounds!) and nice looks/polished finish. Pairs nicely with my Marantz and Focal front stage, as if they are native surrounds...and yes, bipolar is the way to go for surrounds(IMHO).
Pros: - Solid build - Frequency range - Power handling - Efficiency(92dB) - Crisp reproduction in movies
Cons: None so far
I used these as surround rear speakers and they are amazing you won't be disappointed
Pros: Great sound easy to install and very nice to look at
Cons: None that I see
Room filling sound, replaced Base 161 as surrounds and the difference is unbelievable
Pros: Great sound Very easy to wall mount
Used for surround back speakers in a 7.1 system. After calibration of speakers they sound fantastic. Just enough base.
Pros: Good build and quality.
replaced some former rear surround speakers with these Definitives....wow. Different and much more distinct sounds that I had not heard before when watching the same movie. I have some older Mythos 2 front speakers and a Mythos 3 center, and these 8080 seem to fill in nicely with them.
Great sounding speakers but they are a bit large. Love the sound of them and they look great on the wall also. Added lots of sound for playing music also
Pros: Great sound, excellent clarity, good looks
These sound amazing!! I'm so glad I bought these.I'm able to hang them on the wall for perfect sound placement.
Pros: Sound Quality,Ability to hang them on the wall.Price I got them on sale.
Great speakers! I have them for both my rears and my surrounds.
Pros: Good size
Worth the price, dont hesitate
Cons: Price... But you get what you pay for...
im happy with these speakers they're very clear and clean sound. also very well built no complaints so far thanks crutchfield for your great service
Pros: excellent sound crystal clear good performance
Cons: none so far
I purchased a pair of these bipolar speakers to match the black lacquer Definitive Technology towers and center speakers I am already using for my home theatre.
Pros: Beautiful black lacquer center panel, great sensitivity levels to enhance output and full sound field.
I was using the def techs pro mobitor 800 as surround and I thought they were great. Upgraded to these babes and was blown away.
Pros: Awesome sound, theater quality.
I have never had surrounds that sound this good. You can hear every detail and realize the things you have missed out on.
Pros: Amazing sound
Cons: Not really a con but extremely large. Have to mount or out on a stand.
These speakers are great, I was not expecting the low frequency response that they produce. I was truly impressed with the sound.
Pros: Great sound, easy to install, look great.
Cons: Costs, but they sound great.
|Bipole or Dipole||Bipole|
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||4-1/2|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Frequency Response||40-30k Hz|
|Height (inches)||15 3/4|
|Depth (inches)||6 3/16|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Bipolar Design: The Definitive Technology SR-8080BP is a bipolar surround speaker, containing two full-range woofer and tweeter arrays. The speaker cabinet has three sides, with the driver arrays firing in phase approximately 100° apart to flood the area with sound (the third side mounts against the wall). Dispersing the surround channel's sound evenly over a broad area of the room creates an enveloping movie experience.
Drivers: The two woofers used in the SR-8080BP are 4-1/2" second generation BDSS (Balanced Double Surround System) drivers. BDSS is Definitive's patented technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges allowing longer and more linear excursion for greater clarity and detail. The new Linear Response Waveguide (patent pending) smoothes off-axis frequency response and disperses sound over a wide area. The two tweeters are pure aluminum domes, heat-treated to relax the crystal structure, then coated with a ceramic to produce extended highs. The Linkwitz-Riley crossover networks maintain a smooth output around the crossover frequency.
Voice-Matched: The SR-8080BP is a full-range low-distortion speaker which is timbre-matched to blend perfectly with all of Definitive's BP series speakers.
Binding Posts: The speaker terminals are gold-plated, 5-way binding posts and will accommodate spade connectors, single or dual banana plugs, pin connectors, and bare wire up to 10 gauge.
Mounting: The SR-8080BP is designed for easy placement; it has a keyhole slot for wall mounting, or it can be placed on a shelf or stand. It's designed as a surround speaker (surround or surround back channels), but can also be used for front effects channels in Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or Yamaha DSP 3D (with presence speakers) systems.
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lots of research for quality led me to the Def Tech line of bipolar speakers... and they were also on sale [ David Jan 22, 2016 ]
I already have a pair for rear speakers. This would be a great addition for game room as extended zone or zone 2. [ Geetha Dec 20, 2015 ]
I initially selected the SR-8040, however after speaking with Chip and reviewing the price difference. The numbers made the SR-8080 the selection of choice. Thanks Chip! [ Howard Dec 09, 2015 ]
To pair with procenter 2000 and promonitor 1000 [ EnlightMent Dec 05, 2015 ]
These are book shelf speakers and do not come with stands. These can be wall mounted, but heavy wall mount hooks are needed. I bought my hooks at lowes and have been using them for over a year now. [ ANAND Aug 11, 2015 ]
Made speaker stands for these speakers. Too awkward shape to mount but worth every penny. [ PHILIP Aug 09, 2015 ]
wall mounts [ Jon Aug 09, 2015 ]
Mine are mounted to the wall. Not really wall mounts, just screws in the wall that the speakers attach to. [ BARRY Aug 08, 2015 ]
These are not that heavy. I mounted them with drywall anchors and screws. They come with hooks on the back. [ MIKE Aug 08, 2015 ]
I drilled screws into wood studs, then hung these using the keyhole on the upper back; I also used blutack on the back bottom corners to prevent vibration. These are great speakers for rear surround channels, I own 4 of them (2 separate systems). [ THOMAS Aug 08, 2015 ]
Mine are mounted directly to the wall. Speakers have a keyhole in back for a screw. [ ADAM Aug 08, 2015 ]