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Definitive Technology BP 2002TL
42 Reviews
rating  4.86 of 5
MSRP  2198.00
Description: Bipolar Tower w/Built-in 250 Watt Powered 12" Subwoofer


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pohennessy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have had these speakers now for 2 years,for home theater I would rate these a 5.0 for sacd music 4.0 I recently purchased a rotel rb993 amp to hopefully get better sound for music listening and dont know how movies could get better.Awsome speaker,and for the price it is the best I have listened to.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LTTONY a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I HAD LISTENED TO THESE SOME TIME AGO AND WAS NOT OVERLY IMPRESSED. ADDITIONALLY, THE SALEPERSON DID NOT RECOMEND THEM. SO YOU ASK WHY I RECENTLY PURCHASED THEM ANYWAY. WELL, THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. FIRST, THEY WERE ON CLOSEOUT, NEW IN THE BOX, AND IN CHERRY. SECOND, ALL OF THE REVIEWS COULD NOT BE WRONG. I WAS ABLE TO SET THESE UP QUICKLY AND HAD THEM POSITIONED WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT FOR IDEAL LISTENING. MY ROOM IS 21 X 17. I NEW IT WOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO BREAK THESE IN, BUT THE INITIAL HOME AUDITION HAD ME WONDERING IF I HAD MADE A BIG MISTAKE! I DECIDED TO READ THE MANUAL!!! I FOLLOWED THE MANUALS ADVICE AND RAN A PAIR OF RCA OUTS FROM THE PREOUTS ON MY AMP TO THE FULL RANGE LOW FREQUENCY INPUT ON THE SPEAKERS. NEXT I REMOVED ALL OF THE JUMPERS AND RAN A BIWIRE SET OF SPEAKER CABLES TO THE MID/HI FREQUENCY INPUTS AND STARTED OVER. THE DIFFERENCE IS NIGHT AND DAY. THESE SPEAKERS THRIVE IN THIS SETUP AS RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUAL. THE SOUND IS VERY DETAILED, FULL, AND SPACIAL. I HAVE RUN THESE FOR OVER 100 HOURS AND THE TWEETERS ARE ACTUALLY ON THE SWEET SIDE. SOME ADDITIONAL RESEARCH HAS REVEALED THAT THE ACTUAL BREAKIN TIME FOR THESE IS OVER 200HRS. I AM RUNNING THESE STRICTLY AS A 2 CHANNEL SETUP FOR NOW. THEY ARE MATED WITH A MUSICAL FIDELITY A308, SONY SCD-XA9000ES, AUDIOQUEST GIBRALTAR SPEAKER CABLES AND AUDIOQUEST CORAL INTERCONNECTS.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1248.00

Purchased At:   MAGNOLIA A/V



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jones1965 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have wanted to purchase these speakers for 3 years and I finally got the chance. I purchased them used online. And just as I remembered they are awesome! The imaging of the left and right is incredible. If you are looking for a well defined, well built speaker for both music and HT these are the speakers.

The built in subs allow them to sound like speakers of much greater cost.
If there is a weakness, it's in the fact that placement is critical to good listening. They need to be able to reflect for the bipolar design.

On a final note, these speaker like power. Make sure you drive them witha quality high end receiver or even better a seperate amplifier.

My system:
Onkyo Receiver
Def Tech CLR 2002 Center
Klipsh In Wall Surrounds
Toshiba DVD
Samsung HDTV receiver
Mitsubishi 55" HDTV

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1450.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon.com (Used)



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Landoco a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
After owning these speakers for about two years, I am really impressed iwth how good they are. I had started questioning them but realized that othe weak links in the system can cloud your judgement. I repalced by sony ES receiver with a rotel 1095 five channel amp and immediately realized that I need to upgrade my comonents to get optimal sound from these guys. They need quality componet to really shine and the amp is the only thing I changed. I will upgrade to the Rotel 1066 or 1098 pre/pro and only expect things to get better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   StereoExchange



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by deftech a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have to say that after living with theese speakers for 3+ years and having them in 3 different rooms that they are very good at reproducing both ht AND music if properly set up. I had them in a small room and frankly they sounded confined. I now have them in a 11x16 room, 6 feet apart, slightly toed in, 18 inches from the rear wall and tri-wired. I ran a seprate rce line from my pre amp to the full frequency imput and 12 ga canare cable to the mids and seperate 12 ga to the tweeters. This configuration works very well. They are being fed by a yamaha rx-v2095 which has enough clean opwer for the room they are in. Listening to the Corrs version of little wing brings out the many layers of this song. The vocals seem to be coming from the c/l/r 2300 center channel in stereo mode. I actually got up to make sure it wasnt on . It is easy to pick out the harp and flute as well. They also perform on movie soundtracks as well.They can be subtle when called on but pack a punch when needed as well. They are well worth an audition. I listened to some other prominent manufactors systems as well but thought they performed the best for the money all around.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   audiocraft




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