Originally Posted by Dmax
I haven't come across any negative reviews of the Definitive speakers so I'm surprised at all the negative opinions here. What's exactly wrong with them?
If you're happy with them, then it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks. For me, DefTech's always been a me-too company, hopping on the latest audio trend, and executing it not as well. One has to admire their ability to outlast those that they have copied, though.
Originally Posted by GQgeek
You've said that in response to jsut about any AF/audio-related thread ever. I'm starting to think that you're a bot at this point.
As opposed to a bot that poasts links to the WSJ?
We have agreed on a few things, like our dislike of Def Techs, that tubes are great for electrostats (though I doubt we came to that conclusion the same way), and that one should audition speakers in person to see what appeals to them. I object to AF's post in that it was a specific, arbitrary recommendation with no regard for the OP's needs or the brands that are readily available for audition locally. A lot of people who are looking to buy their first high quality system often drive themselves crazy trying to find the One True Brand from the subset of brands available from something like Stereophile's recommended list instead of seeing what's available around them, and finding what they like from there. There are so many good speakers out there these days at so many price points that if the OP named the brands available to him for audition, I'm sure any number of us could suggest at least one brand that will sound really good. --Andre