StudioMonitor Series: The Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55 is a
compact bookshelf loudspeaker designed for use in audio/video entertainment
systems. Because the StudioMonitor 55 is a true full-range speaker with extended
low-frequency response, it delivers superb performance both as stand-alone
speaker and when combined with a separate subwoofer. Due to its compact size,
wide-range, high-power handling, and natural articulate clarity; the StudioMonitor
55 loudspeaker is ideal for use as front, center, or surround speaker in a home theater
2-Way Loudspeaker: Each Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55
6.5" second generation BDSS cast-aluminum basket midrange driver and a 1" pure aluminum dome
- 2nd Generation BDSS Midrange: The
6.5" cast-aluminum basket midrange driver features Definitive's patented 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.
- Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The 1" tweeter is a pure aluminum dome,
which has been heat-treated to relax the crystal structure and then coated
with a ceramic to produce
smooth, extended highs. A new patent pending 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.
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The 6.5" BDSS midrange
driver is pressure coupled to a top-mounted 6"x10" racetrack bass radiator to
extend and amplify bass frequencies. The total bass radiating from a
StudioMonitor 55 is substantially greater than that of a single 10-inch woofer
but with far greater control, definition and speed than a single sluggish large
woofer. The StudioMonitor 55 speaker's bass performance offers depth, detail,
Note: Due to the top-mounted racetrack bass radiator, there should
be at least 2" of space above the bookshelf loudspeaker.
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
crossover network design used in the StudioMonitor 55 loudspeaker features premium audiophile-grade components; such
as oversized inductors and Mylar capacitors for audiophile-grade sound quality,
with 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 StudioMonitor 55 loudspeaker (although a premium amplifier will bring out
all the performance it has to offer). As a result, the audio signal's phase coherence,
transient response, and dynamic integrity is preserved for absolutely lifelike
music and home theater reproduction in your home.
Non-Resonant/Low-Diffraction Cabinet: The Definitive Technology
StudioMonitor 55 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a non-resonant MDF braced
enclosure that ensures pure, uncolored performance.
specially contoured high-gloss baffle around the drivers and the tapered
enclosure sides enhance sound quality by minimizing diffraction distortion.
Bi-amp/Bi-wire Binding Posts: Each StudioMonitor 55
bookshelf loudspeaker has two sets of heavy-duty, all metal binding post speaker
terminals (connected by metal jumpers) to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers for even
The binding post speaker terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors,
spade-connectors, and banana-plugs (single only).
Color-Coded: The speaker's binding posts are color-coded
(red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.
Table-Top Mounting: The StudioMonitor 55 loudspeaker can be
simply placed on a bookshelf, table-top, or speaker stand (such as the
StudioStand, sold separately ). Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included
to protect your furniture's surface.
Wall Mounting: The optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip
wall-mounting bracket (121AM41B,
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker.
Note: The speaker does not include any type of
wall-mount bracket, threaded inserts, or keyhole slots.
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