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Definitive Technology BP2X Bipolar surround speakers

Item # 735BP2X

Definitive's bipolar surrounds aren't fussy about placement — they shine in a variety of room sizes and shapes.

Definitive's bipolar surrounds aren't fussy about placement — they shine in a variety of room sizes and shapes.

Item # 735BP2X

About the Definitive Technology BP2X

Kristen Schaub

Enjoy more spacious surround sound with this bipolar speaker

Definitive's bipolar surrounds aren't fussy about placement — they shine in a variety of room sizes and shapes. The BP2Xs work well on your side walls for 5.1 systems, or on the side and rear walls for a 7.1 system. Each speaker comes with an easy-to-use mounting plate for on-wall installations. You can also place this speaker on a shelf or stand and enjoy equally great sound.

Enjoy more spacious surround sound with this bipolar speaker

Enjoy a more realistic, enveloping experience with your movies, TV shows, and video games when you use Definitive's BP2X surround speakers in your home theater system. Each speaker 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.


Bipolar design gives you a wide rear soundstage

Each driver array in the BP2X consists of one 5-1/4" midrange paired with a 1" dome tweeter, for balanced, smoothly blended sound. This bipolar design creates a large, immersive soundfield, which is really effective for surround speakers.

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Versatile placement options

Definitive's bipolar surrounds aren't fussy about placement — they shine in a variety of room sizes and shapes. The BP2Xs work well on your side walls for 5.1 systems, or on the side and rear walls for a 7.1 system. Each speaker comes with an easy-to-use mounting plate for on-wall installations. You can also place this speaker on a shelf or stand and enjoy equally great sound.

Build a complete home theater system using perfectly matched Definitive Technology front and center speakers. The BP2X surrounds pair well with Definitive's BP7002 and BP8B floor-standing speakers, and the C/L/R2002 center speaker. Add Definitive's SuperCube II subwoofer for hard hitting bass.

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Product highlights:

  • bipolar speaker technology
  • frequency response 45-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • left array: 5-1/4" woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • right array: 5-1/4" woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • integrated wall-mounting plate
  • 5-way binding posts
  • matte black finish
  • 8-15/16"W x 14-5/8"H x 6"D
  • weight: 12 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # MBCC

What's in the box:

  • 2 Black full-range bipolar surround/satellite speakers
  • 2 Removable cloth grilles (installed)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

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More details on the Definitive Technology BP2X

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Features & specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Bipole or Dipole Bipole
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range 10-200
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-30k Hz
Height (inches) ---
Width (inches) ---
Depth (inches) ---
Weight (pounds) 12
Wall-mountable ---
Bracket Included Keyhole
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Overview: The Definitive Technology BP2X Full-Range Bipolar Surround Speakers utilize state-of-the-art components (high-definition bass/midrange drivers with butyl rubber surrounds, wide-dispersion pure aluminum dome tweeters with magnetic cooling fluid, complex Linkwitz-Riley crossover networks, and a solid monocoque cabinet with a diffraction-less grille/baffle interface) in order to achieve the most lifelike sound possible in your listening room. The BP2Xs are a compact, high-quality bipolar (equal sound radiates both front and rear) speaker intended primarily for use as rear or side surround speakers in a Dolby Pro Logic, DSP, DTS, or Dolby Digital surround sound system. In addition, the BP2X can also be uses as "front effects" speakers in multi-channel DSP systems or as front main left and right speakers.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Bipolar Design: The Definitive Technology BP2Xs are true bipolar speakers, containing two complete full-range speaker systems; one on each side of the cabinet. Definitive's Bipolar technology radiates sound from the front and the back of the speaker for more life-like sound and spacious imaging for every listener in the room. Bipolar technology combines the performance advantages of direct radiating (imaging, focus, localization, and specificity) and dipolar speakers (spacious, all-enveloping ambience) into one ideal speaker which is perfect for all multi-channel formats. The BP2X tremendous dynamic range, as well as true high-definition sound quality, combined with its bipolar radiation pattern results in total immersion in the sound field.

High-Definition Drivers: Each BP2X features two 5-1/4 inch high-definition cast-basket bass/midrange drivers for significant performance advantages in the areas of bass reproduction, lifelike midrange clarity and dynamic range. These sophisticated drivers incorporate deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cones, combined with butyl rubber dust caps and surrounds, high temperature vented voice coils and massive magnet structures. This combination of features assures high definition, superb transient response, high efficiency, high power handling and extended linear response.

Moving-Coil Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters: Each BP2X features two 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters. The magnetic fluid-cooled moving-coil pure aluminum dome tweeters Definitive developed for the BP2X are of a unique design that synergistically brings together the performance advantages of metal domes (greater clarity) and soft domes (smoother sound and better dampening) in one state-of-the-art tweeter design. The pure aluminum dome is specially annealed (to "relax" the crystal structure) and acoustically loaded by a precisely configured acoustic phase plug/lens (to assure perfectly controlled, absolutely linear movement). The tweeter's voice coil sits in ferro-magnetic colloidal fluid which serves to cool the voice coil for exceptional power handling and also damps the system for smoother response and sonic accuracy. In addition, the unique silk surround provides better dampening and wave termination. The audible benefits of all this highly advanced engineering include smooth extended high frequency response (beyond 30 kHz), greatly reduced distortion, improved transient response, notably higher definition, and crystal clear life-like clarity.

Voice-Matched: The BP2X is a full-range, extremely linear, low-distortion speaker which is timbre-matched to blend perfectly with all Definitive BP and Studio Monitor series speakers as well as other high-quality speaker systems.

Enclosure Design

Non-Resonant/Low-Diffraction Cabinet: The monocoque cabinet of the Definitive Technology BP2X is constructed of extremely thick, dense medite with foam damping pads and extensive internal bracing. This virtually eliminates cabinet vibrations and resonance which would otherwise interfere with the pure sound produced by Definitive's high-definition drivers.

Connections

Binding Posts: Each BP2X is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Definitive Technology bipolar surround speakers are designed for easy and unobtrusive placement in your room. They can be mounted to a wall with the integrated mounting-plate or placed on a shelf or stand for the ultimate in surround sound realism.

Applications: The Definitive Technology BP2X speakers can be used as rear or side surround speakers, front effect speakers, or as a front main speakers.

  • Rear or Side Surrounds: The BP2Xs are designed to be extremely flexible in terms of their placement when used as surround speakers. Positioning is non-critical; unlike dipolar surrounds, which are limited by their specific sidewall placement requirements, the Definitive Technology bipolar speaker may be located on the sides or rear of the room (or both as in 6.1 and 7.1 channel installations) or on the ceiling. They may be mounted on the rear wall (with their front drivers shooting towards each other and their rear drivers shooting toward the side walls) with excellent results.
  • Front Effects: The BP2Xs are ideal for use a front effect speakers in DSP installations. The speakers should be placed on the front wall with the wire terminals against the wall and the speakers separated by approximately two-thirds of the front wall. Placement above ear level is also recommended.
  • Front Mains: The BP2Xs can also be used front main speakers due to its superb performance characteristics. In this configuration, the BP2X speakers should normally be placed about 6-8 feet apart, approximately at ear level, facing toward the listening position.

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