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Bose vs Definitive Technology - What provides the best sound for the dollar?
Disclaimer: The information below is our professional opinion only.
I’m almost willing to bet that if you walk up to 100 random people and ask them if they have ever heard of the company Bose, at least 95 of them would say yes. Bose invented the “small speaker” category, they have a great product and they are extremely good at advertising and providing customer support. We used to be the certified installers for Bose for all of Southern California so we are very familiar with their product line-up. However, times have changed and there are small speaker offerings that we feel are a better option for the buck. One brand is an award-winning speaker company called Definitive Technology. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Bose Acoustimass 6 System:
- (1) 2.5” Twiddler full-range speaker per speaker
- (1) 5.25” powered woofer (subwoofer) 8”Wx13”Hx22”D
Bose Acoustimass 10 System:
- (2) 2.5’ Twiddler full-range speakers per speaker
- (2) 5.25” powered woofers in the subwoofer enclosure 8”Wx16”Hx25”D
Now let’s look at a few items from Definitive Technology (also called Def Tech) in comparison:
- (1) 4.5” driver, (1) 1” aluminum tweeter, (1) 4.5” passive radiator
- (1) 5.25” driver, (1) 1” aluminum tweeter, (1) 5.25” passive radiator
SuperCube 2000 Subwoofer:
- (1) 7.5” powered woofer, (2) 7.5”ultra-low bass radiators approx. 10” cube dimension
SuperCube 8000 Subwoofer:
- (1) 11” powered woofer, (2) 12” ultra-low bass radiators approx. 16” cube dimension
The Def Tech speakers are going to sound far more full and detailed than the Bose speakers for a few reasons. The ProMonitors have markedly more driver surface area which directly helps achieve more full mid/low range frequencies and they have the separate metal tweeters which give the speaker great clear detailed high frequencies. With the passive radiators (which supply more bass) added, these speakers throw out nice full-range sound that fills the room nicely. Once you have decided which ProMonitor you like, you then get to pair them with one of Def Techs excellent subwoofers (which are MUCH smaller in size then the Bose units). All the subwoofers in the Definitive Technology SuperCube line deliver clean, precise, LOW frequencies that you can’t get with a 5.25” driver like the Bose subwoofers possess. Another great thing about Def Tech is that you can piece these systems together as you see fit. For example, you can use the larger ProMonitor 1000 speakers with the smaller SuperCube 2000 Subwoofer. However, if you like the smaller ProMonitor 800 speakers but want teeth-rattling bass you can add the larger SuperCube 8000 subwoofer (or either 4000/6000). This allows you to make your own stereo “kit” to match your budget and desired quality level. When it comes to Def Tech vs Bose, we have to say that we feel that Definitive Technology scores a knockout!
Love Bose and need new speakers? Give us a call and let us show you how you can get more tunes for your bucks with Definitive Technology and some calibration from the best local speaker store, Aire Theater Designs.
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La Jolla Smart Home specialists are here! Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County, CA including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Alta Del Mar, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa and El Cajon...we're here too.
Definitive Technology bookshelf speakers at 20% off for September!
20% OFF! 20% OFF! 20% OFF!
What's up with these crazy guys at Definitive Technology? We've got 20% off on select Definitive Technology bookshelf speakers for the month of September. If you don't have room for GIANT speakers but you want great sound for movies and music, check these out. Get "great for the price of good" and some extra $$$ in your pocket.
Definitive Technology D11 bookshelf speaker pair: Regular $999.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
Definitive Technology D9 bookshelf speaker pair: Regular $749.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
Definitive Technology D7 bookshelf speaker pair: Regular $499.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
Want great sound for the price of good? Call us up. We are your local and best Definitive Technology dealer. Better audio, video and smart homes are here.
San Diego Def Tech specialists are here! Aire Theater Designs proudly serves and displays Definitive Technology to all of San Diego County, CA including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Alta Del Mar, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa and El Cajon...we're here too.
Select Definitive Technology speakers at 20% off for August!
Now we got that out of our system. We've got 20% off on select Definitive Technology speakers for the month of August. Get "great for the price of good" and some extra $$$ in your pocket.
Definitive Technology BP9080X: Regular $3498.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
Definitive Technology BP9060: Regular $2198.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
Definitive Technology BP9020: Regular $1198.00...NOW: 20% OFF!
These amazing tower speakers offer room-filling highs/mids with their proprietary bipolar sound AND have built-in subwoofers for crazy bass AND a clean look (as you don't have to find floor space for separate subwoofers).
We also have deals on matching center channels! Save up to $200.00 on the CS9080, CS9060 and CS9040 center channel speakers.
What is the best wireless speaker to buy? Read below for myths, truths and information.
I have been noticing a common request or inquisition among our customers as of late. This happens from time to time when something new and really different hits the market and generates buzz or popularity. As a company, we strive to keep on top of these new gear releases and learn about them from top to bottom so we can answer any and all questions you all may have. One of the top common interests lately is Wireless Speakers. What exactly are wireless speakers? Can wireless speakers be added easily in my home? How do wireless speakers work? Are wireless speakers truly wireless? What are the Best Wireless Speakers? These are the typical questions we receive quite frequently. I would like to briefly fill you in on the subject, hopefully answer some of the above questions for you, and just give you a better understanding of what wireless speakers are and what they can do for you.
Let me first get this little piece of information out on the table – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SPEAKER WITH NO WIRES. All of the wireless speakers you hear of out on the market have a wire, a power cord. Yes, they all have a power cord. They need power to function. The ‘wireless’ part of these speakers is that the speaker wire that would normally be ran from the audio/video receiver or amp to the speaker is not needed. The wireless speaker gets its signal not from a wire, but from your home’s WiFi network. That brings up an important note that needs to be mentioned, a solid WiFi network is not only recommended, but is crucial for consistent reliability when using wireless speakers.