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Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450

Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450
alaScore 84

72 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 450 Speakers (Pair, Black) (Old Version)Definitive Technology STUDIO MONITOR 450 StudioMonitor Bookshelf Speaker PairDefinitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Speakers (Pair, Black)

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Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

 

The 350 is the smallest of Definitive Technology's StudioMonitor series. At less than 11inch high and only 6 15/16 inch wide, the 350 aims to provide a full range harmonic balance while still maintaining a small footprint. The 8 inch passive radiator...

The Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 packs a very impressive amount of technology into a tight, rock-solid, beautiful package ; The StudioMonitor 350 provides a stunning level of neutrality, extension, speed, and accuracy ; The StudioMonitor 350...

The StudioMonitor 350 presents a relatively difficult load to drive, and does not mesh well with entry-level receivers or low power/current amplifiers ; The StudioMonitor 350 needs at least 8 to 10 inches of space around it to sound its best ; The...

The StudioMonitor 350 made quite an impression right off the bat, and only increased its grip as time went on. Its amazing neutrality, musicality, and consistency make it a pleasure to listen to - it never gets in the way (both sonically and...

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Great bookshelf speakers!

 

These are by far the best sounding speakers I have ever owned in the bookshelf realm. The sound stage and imaging that these speakers provide is just outstanding. The 20 LB weight of each speaker stunned me when I first picked one up! Match these up...

Well built MDF cabinets that are sealed and not ported ; Very well built 6 1/2" mid-bass driver with real rubber surround. A 10" passive radiator that really helps with the overall bass response. A high end 1" aluminum dome tweeter that's been annealed...

This is really not a con since it can be corrected but these speakers are a little bit on the bright side ; People with really good hearing will notice this. Older people with some high end sound loss will not

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Get them!

 

I really noticed a difference with the radiators facing in. Much better midrange. and clarity.The bass and imaging was a little better facing out but for me in was the way to go. These really need a good break in. I've owned many speakers, kind of a...

Nice balance and imaging. I don,t think that you can beat these for the prices that Newegg has been charging. I auditioned several speakers some which cost three times the price and these really stood out. Nice clear bass for the size

Don,t love the look but I can live with it

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Great Deal

 

Got these for $138.00, These sound very efficient. using for my front home theater system. More speaker than is needed but sound high end over anything in this price range

Bigger than you think if you don't see them in-person first. You have to screw in the wall hanging brackets. There is no picture instruction to screw these in, just text on how to do it so make sure you understand the instruction

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MADE TO LAST, BIG TIME!

 

Lots of pros. The look is great, fit and finish is wonderful. I would not wait one more day if you are considering these speakers. The design is perfect for a bookshelf speaker. The tweeter is so nice, smooth, brilliant, music comes alive, enough bass...

No cons, other than they are not a Rosewood finish, but then they take the finish out of the equation and instead give you a HEAVY, well made cabinet, sonically, thick MDF, and the grill look with the highly polished top just look so darn nice. Really,...

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Superb Sound in a Tough Enclosure

 

Got these for a steal on Newegg a couple years back, for $250 shipped. They're still going strong. Driven by a pro audio dedicated 250W X 2 power amplifier, they don't even flinch. In fact, the extra wattage brings them to life! Bonus points for a...

Natural, transparent sound ; Good low frequency reproduction ; Durable

Highs a bit harsh

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Absolutely Amazing

 

These things are amazing. I was kinda confused with the instructions said to 'break them in for 40 hours,' but they just only get better. Using them for final mixes of a home studio and they reveal what is missing in other project studio monitors....

Very clear and great imaging. Using these with a home recording studio and very impressed with these. They will reveal an "air" that no other monitors in this price range can. Makes final mixes a breeze

None. You can't beat the accuracy of these for the price point

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ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

Soon as I turned them on I knew something was wrong ; 1 speaker sounded really good full and has bass ; Other speaker could barely even hear it like whispers and no vibration from the 10"driver ; I really loved the sound of them so I decided to contact...

Waited all week for these to get here to get let down ; And newegg wont let me just send 1 speaker back gotta be both ; Can't believe they don't check to make sure everything is working 100% before releasing it thought this company is suppose to be...

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1 speaker DOA

 

Soon as I turned them on I knew something was wrong ; 1 speaker sounded really good full and has bass ; Other speaker could barely even hear it like whispers and no vibration from the 10"driver ; I really loved the sound of them so I decided to contact...

Waited all week for these to get here to get let down ; And newegg wont let me just send 1 speaker back gotta be both ; Can't believe they don't check to make sure everything is working 100% before releasing it thought this company is suppose to be...

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Sound Great for their Size

 

I put my speakers on rotating turntables (lazy susans)—which are about $20 at any tap plastics— with mouse pads underneath (to decouple them from the surface they are on) so I can reposition them quickly depending on what I am listening to — so I can...

I recommended these to my sister almost 2 years ago because she wanted inexpensive bookshelf speakers but also wanted a decent home theater system. Me, being an audiophile, wanted to find something Equivalent to the JBL S38s (which are no longer made)....

Some might think the Bass is lacking. It is not over-emphasized as it is with a lot of hop hop and pop these days. You can fix this, by adjusting the EQ or placing the side firing woofer close to a corner to emphasize bass, or buy a sub ; These...

Product Specifications

frequency response 26-30,000 Hz * sensitivity 90 dB * 8-ohm impedance * handles up to 200 watts * 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter * 5-1/4" woofer *
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