Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-Enabled Tower Loudspeaker: The Definitive Technology 9080X tower
speaker is the answer for remarkable, immersive, room-filling sound so you can
experience every detail of your home theater Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundtrack. Its patented Forward
Focused Bipolar Array (FFBP) will expand your room's entire soundstage for an
enveloping sound. An aluminum dome tweeter, high-performance midrange/midbass
drivers, and an integrated powered subwoofer with Intelligent Bass Control let
you hear and feel every note as the artist intended. The 9080X tower speaker
also incorporates an elevation module driver complement for Dolby Atmos & DTS:
Top-Firing Height Speaker Module: Definitive Technology
integrated a seamless two-way height speaker module within the top of the
BP9080X so you can hear and feel multi-dimensional sound from a
Dolby Atmos or
DTS:X movie soundtrack (requires a Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-enabled receiver and Dolby
Atmos/DTS:X-encoded source material). The integrated two-way height speaker
module consists of a top-firing 1" aluminum dome tweeter and 5.25"
- Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from
all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with
astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Dolby Atmos is the first home
theater system that is based not on channels, but on audio objects.
Filmmakers using Dolby Atmos can decide exactly where those sounds should
originate and precisely where they move as the scene develops. To deliver
the full object-based soundtrack to home theaters, Dolby developed new home
authoring tools and new encoding methods that allow all the audio objects
created for the cinema to be used in home theater.
- DTS:X: DTS:X is the next generation object-based,
multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X
conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic
and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the
audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to
automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your
Forward-Focused Bipolar Array (FFBP): The Definitive
Technology 9080X tower speaker utilizes powerful, Forward-Focused Bipolar
(FFBP) speaker array for wide and immersive sound dispersion. Forward Focused
Bipolar (FFBP) Array offers the ultimate balance between room-filling sound and
a precise center image, while giving you total placement flexibility. The FFBP
array consists of a 1" aluminum dome tweeter and two 5.25" midrange/midbass cone
woofers on the front and a single 1" aluminum dome tweeter and one 5.25" midrange
driver on the back. By radiating sound both forward and rearward, the speaker
produces sound as it is in real life, with improved pinpoint localization of
soloists, greater placement flexibility, and superior intelligibility.
Aluminum Dome Tweeters: The 9080X tower loudspeaker features
two 1" aluminum dome tweeters (one on front/one of back) for crystal clear highs
that bring the most demanding audio soundtracks to life. The Definitive
Technology tweeters are designed to play higher in frequency than what is heard
by the human ear, creating an authentic reproduction of sound as the artist
intends in the studio or concert hall.
BDSS (2nd Gen) Drivers: The Definitive Technology 9080X
employs three 5.25" midrange/midbass cone woofers (two on front/one on back) with
patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology (2nd generation).
BDSS technology improves driver excursion which results in the selected driver
producing bass output usually associated with a larger driver, while retaining
the improved dispersion and midrange definition of a smaller driver.
Integrated Powered Subwoofer: The 9080X contains a
integrated powered subwoofer that consists of a side-firing 12" woofer and
watt amplifier designed to extend the frequency response and dynamic range of
the tower speaker. The best loudspeaker is one that reproduces balance between
the highest highs down to deepest lows as accurately as possible. The integrated
powered subwoofer offers deeper, more impactful bass from the tower speaker
without the need to add a separate powered sub. The benefits of a built-in
subwoofer include -
- Eliminates the need for a separate subwoofer that takes up additional
- More bass output from two subwoofers, compared to one.
- Two subwoofers reduce standing wave room resonances and dead zones.
- The subwoofers are perfectly integrated and blended with the mids and
highs, eliminating the crossover and phase controls of a separate subwoofer.
Intelligent Bass Control: Intelligent Bass Control is
Definitive Technology's latest advancement that offers enhanced bass while
maintaining overall mid-range tonal balance. Intelligent Bass Control gives you
the ability to modulate deep bass up or down in level while simultaneously
maintaining optimal mid-range clarity regardless of where the bass control is
set. Simply rotate the dial on the back of the loudspeaker to your preferred
bass setting and the speaker will do the rest. Definitive Technology recommends
starting at the mid-point and then adjust to your preference from there.
Dual Passive Radiators: Definitive Technology has paired its
integrated powered subwoofer system with two opposite side-firing 12" passive
radiators for even bigger, deeper, louder bass that you can hear and feel.
Acoustically Transparent, Resonance-Free Cabinet: The
Definitive Technology 9080X uses a resonance-free, one-piece cabinet for high
performance, distortion-free sound. The speaker cabinet's maximum rigidity with
strategically placed bracing improves imaging while reducing resonance, further
reinforcing the speaker's clean and powerful sound. The 9080X loudspeaker's
cabinet is wrapped in an acoustically transparent cloth grille for unaltered
sound. Thanks to the speaker's acoustically transparent grille, you'll enjoy the
subtle elegance of the speaker design without having to remove a speaker grille
to enjoy natural, uncolored sound. On the top of the cabinet is a brushed
aluminum, acoustically-treated magnetic plate that finishes off the speaker
Speaker & Line Level Inputs: The Definitive Technology
9080X tower loudspeaker is fitted with both speaker-level (binding post) and
line-level (LFE/mono-RCA) inputs.
- Binding Post Terminals: The 9080X tower loudspeaker
features a set of speaker terminals for the main front-firing drivers and
another set of speaker terminals for the top-firing height speaker module. The speaker terminals are 5-way
binding posts that will accommodate spade connectors, single or dual banana
plugs, pin-connectors, and bare wire up to 10 gauge. By connecting the tower
speaker's front-channel binding post terminals to your AV receiver's front speaker terminal
outputs, the 9080X's internal crossover network distributes all frequencies
to their intended drivers, and the integrated subwoofer works harmoniously
with the mid-range array. In your AV receiver's menu, set the Front speakers
to "Large" and Subwoofer to "No". The height
speaker module's speaker terminals will be connected to the "Height" (Dolby
Atmos/DTS:X) channels of your AV receiver.
- LFE/mono-RCA Input: For those you demand greater
customization, the 9080X also features an LFE/mono-RCA input. In this
setup, your AV receiver's front speaker outputs still connect to the
9080X's binding post speaker terminals, but also requires that the AV
receiver's LFE/mono-RCA output to be connected to the tower speaker's
LFE/mono-RCA input. This type of setup gives you the ability to control the
amount of low frequencies (those below the crossover point set in your
receiver) sent to the integrated subwoofer. You will need to set front
speakers to "Small", subwoofer to "Yes", and the crossover point in your AV
receiver to 80Hz or below to avoid disturbing the delicate blending between
the subwoofer and midrange. In addition, careful balance between the
subwoofer output level of your receiver and the bass control on the back of
your speaker should be considered (Definitive Technology recommends starting
with the bass control at 12 o'clock).
Note: Definitive Technology recommends that you do not use
your receiver's auto setup functions, as they can be ineffective in setting
up and adjusting speakers with integrated powered subwoofers. Configure
tower speaker into your home theater system using your AV receiver's manual
Cast Aluminum Base w/ Interchangeable Feet: The 9080X tower
loudspeaker is supported by a sturdy, cast aluminum base. The cast aluminum
base's wide footprint increases overall stability of the tower speaker, while
the addition of spikes or floor glides help keep your speakers firmly in place
whether on carpet or other solid floor surfaces like hardwood or tile. The floor
glides add approximately 0.4375" to the overall height of the tower speaker,
while the spike feet add approximately 1" to the overall height of the speaker.
Note: The tower speaker must be used with the cast aluminum
base for maximum stability.
Placement: The 9080X tower speaker offers bipolar sound,
meaning they will reflect sound off the back and side walls to create an
incredibly broad and engaging soundstage no matter where you sit. The 9080X
tower loudspeaker is very flexible in terms of positioning and placement. To
optimize performance, please follow these simple placement guidelines -
- Setup a pair of tower loudspeakers and the main listening position in an
equilateral triangle for the best stereo imaging.
- Position each tower speaker at least 4" away from the back wall to
maximize its bipolar sound.
- Toeing the tower speakers in slightly, if possible, toward your viewing
area will also provide a stronger center image.
AC Power: Because the 9080X features a built-in powered
subwoofer, you will need to connect the tower speaker to an AC outlet. The tower
speaker's built-in amplifier will automatically turn-on once it's receiving an
active signal from your AV receiver, and will automatically turn off after 20
minutes of no active signal.
Front-Panel LED: There is a front-panel LED "D" logo which
illuminates when the 9080X's built-in amplifier is on, and turns off when the
built-in amp is in standby mode. The LED "D" logo can be deactivated entirely.
BP9000 Series: The BP9060 is part of Definitive Technology's
BP9000 series line-up of speakers. Definitive Technology's BP9000 series
loudspeakers is its 4th generation of bipolar tower speakers, matching center
channels, surrounds, and a height speaker module, designed to offer true,
full-range performance for listeners seeking the highest quality audio
reproduction. The BP9000 series of loudspeakers consists of the
BP9080X bipolar tower speakers; the
CS9080 center-channel speakers; the
SR9080 surround speakers; and the
A90 elevation speaker module supporting Dolby Atmos.