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View Poll Results: Read post first it urgent u read first. Definitve Technology or Klipsch
Def Tech 28 60.87%
Klipsch 18 39.13%
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question Definitive Technology vs Klipsch

my father wants to uprgrade his speakers as i told them for home theater there not good and he just recently got a onkyo 705
I think the definitive 600 system with the 600 center 600 left right 600 surrounds would be good plus buy 2 800 for the front what do you think
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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my father wants to uprgrade his speakers as i told them for home theater there not good and he just recently got a onkyo 705
I think the definitive 600 system with the 600 center 600 left right 600 surrounds would be good plus buy 2 800 for the front what do you think
Sounds like a good combination to me.... what is his budget? Not sure about a 600 center, and 800 L/R.... what matches? ( I haven't looked at Def Tech's lately, sorry)
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my father wants to uprgrade his speakers as i told them for home theater there not good and he just recently got a onkyo 705
I think the definitive 600 system with the 600 center 600 left right 600 surrounds would be good plus buy 2 800 for the front what do you think
It's a decent system
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Question Definitive Technology vs Klipsch

My father is upgrading his speakers with the new onkyo TX-SR705 he got recently. He wants to spend about 1500$ I think there is two sets for 1300$ each but need help picking one.
He can get the Klipsch Synergy III across the board already has a sub-10 for 1300 $

Or the Definitive Technology 800 across the board 1300$

To clear things up this is 7.1 not 5.1 I need help picking a system with him please respond and vote.


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Old 07-02-2008, 01:38 AM   #5
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I voted Klipsch since I have it and am happy w/ it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:44 AM   #6
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Has your father listened to the Def Tech and Klipsch speakers? What does he think?
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:47 AM   #7
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I have a Onkyo 705 pushing four Def tech 800's and a Procenter1000 with a SVS sub and let me tell you my set up rocks. I got a buddy that picked up the Klipsch Quintent2 set up from Bestbuy. Even though he's got a old Yamaha receiver his system can't touch mine and he tells me all the time he's going to upgrade to Def Tech towers. Now, on the other hand I'm not saying Klipsch is garbage some people really enjoy them. But, to my ears they sound very bright and a little on the high side. I've also demoed the klipsch reference towers and they sound amazing and clearly better than my entry level Def Techs but also at a price twice of what I paid. Take your father to Magnolia and listen to both.

My vote is for Def Tech.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #8
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def tech.

not the best way to judge speakers, but i'd get the def techs either way because you can always get klipsch at any old best buy. you can only get def techs at a somewhat "hi end" audio/video store.

yeah, i know some best buys have magnolia in them, but not all of em.

so. besides that pointless little fact, def techs have been my favorite speaker of choice for my price range for quite a few years now.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:20 AM   #9
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Having owned and sold speakers from both manufacturers, I lean towards DefTech. IMO, the DefTechs have a cleaner high end and sound more spacious. Both make fine speakers though.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:32 AM   #10
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Not even a fair fight... Def Tech hands down, by a mile.
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Has your father listened to the Def Tech and Klipsch speakers? What does he think?
bravo +1 ! I like both brands but I prefer Def Tech, but what I think doesn't mean a hoot - its the person that's buying the speakers. Do your father a favor and take him for a listen
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:29 AM   #12
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klipsch fanboys of the forums unite! lol... come on... give the klipsch a chance!!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:31 AM   #13
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Well, I use both! I would suggest one or the other, but that's what my ears say; but really, it depends on him and what he thinks sounds better. Have a good father son day and hit up someplace where you can listen to both.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #14
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Ummm Well I Would Say Klipsch, Since This Thread Was Already Made, I Created The Original One, See Audio Forum
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This is the perfect way to select speakers..... why didn't I think of this.
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I've got two Def Tech systems in my house and they are amazing. Just do a search for reviews by audio publications and you'll see why so many people here back them. I've never heard Klipsh speakers in person but I'm sure they're good speakers.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #17
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Depends on what the speakers will be predominately used for.

For mostly music applications and less for movies, Def Tech.

For mostly movies and some music, Klipsch.

Speakers that reflect most of their energy off the walls of the room are not as well suited for movie soundtracks which require reflection control in the frontal hemisphere for optimum playback clarity.

Speakers that control their dispersion in the vertical plane are said to be not as musical as speakers that disperse more evenly in both the horizontal and vertical plane.

My decision would be use based.
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I voted for def tech because everyone else is praising them in here
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This is the perfect way to select speakers..... why didn't I think of this.
exactly.

skip research
forget listening to them
listen to the masses.

sounds like election time...

anyways, both of these speakers have their own distinguishing characteristics,

we also have to consider if we're talking about klipsch's reference line or synergy line.

put it this way,

both these speakers are in different 'weight classes' , if i analyze this as a boxing match.
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Kind of reminds when Chris Cornell formerly of Soundgarden did a piece with Sound and Vision auditioning speakers with different tracks of his solo material.

What was NOT surprising is that he preferred different speakers with individual tracks.

So the best advice is take your father to audition the speakers with material he is familar with and let him decide which ones he prefers.

I have a DefTech system which consists of BP10Bs, a CLR2000, BP2Xs, and ProMonitor100MkIIs. But I almost went with Klipsch and sometimes I think I should have gone that route, but some buyers remorse is always expected.
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