Definitive Technology BP2000 Speaker Floorstanding Speakers

BP2000 Speaker

4-17cm cast basket, bass/midrange drivers, 2-25mm pure aluminum dome tweeters, 1-15" subwoofer driver.

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Claude Rorabaugh   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 28, 2017]

My brother gave me a full set of Def Tech speakers back in 2009. I now drive these with a Outlaw 7125 amp for the L and R channels, max 125 watts at 8 ohms. Previously I had a decent Denon 5.1 receiver and that was fine. (Maybe 90'ish watts at 8 ohms.

My musical taste is jazz and classical, and of-course we watch movies from DVD and Blue Ray. Star Trek the Motionless Picture sounds incredible, reminds me of the 70 mm Dolby CP 200 soundtrack back in '79 at the UA 150 theater in downtown Seattle.

Best speakers I ever had during a 50+ year obsession with decent and affordable audio. Nice tonal balance and they play as loud as I need, before my "ears bleed."

I do not plan to ever replace these.

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4
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4
crafted32   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 17, 2011]

Definitive Technology BP2000 are power craving.

these are not the speakers ever to be run by any high-street or high end 100watt amps . they begin to sing and come to life when to the least bear minimum of solid 200watt rms (no best buy or common high street stuff) is fed into them and played at above 80 decibels. u will be in the heaven of clean crisp and distortionless sound. i have had klipsch chorus II and they were amazing too. i have had the experience with Klipschorns as well. Klipsch heritage series is amazing and beautiful and is capable of making the music sing even at lower decibels of sound with considerable 100watt rms solid state amps. But chorus IIs or klipschorn might sound to some harsh and forward sounding with improper amplification but still they are amazing nevertheless. Whereas underpowered amplification will make BP2000s sound flat, lifeless and dull. I would not compare BP2000s to B&W coz I don't have any experience of B&Ws with 15" or dual 10" woofers. I have had in my possession a B&W pair with dual 8" woofers each. They sounded ethereal but still I would not compare them with BP2000s coz no matter how nice & great my B&Ws sounded they lacked in thrust and presence. I didn't mention the B&W model on purpose so as to avoid any misleading cues.
BP2000 for their price were excellent with both music and movies provided if one could afford to feed them with minimum 200watt rms quality amps or above.
Definitive Technology BP2000 build quality is stiff, sturdy and heavy.

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5
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5
james   AudioPhile [Sep 23, 2010]

Definitve, now more than ever, is the red-headed step-child of this industry. Consistently producing products that are lauded by critics and enthusiasts alike, and now being sold by the likes of (boo, hiss) best buy, it's easy to see why the snobbish, predictable, "phile" crowd denounce their very existence and scoff at the idea that anyone with any sense would consider such a purchase for a serious music rig,

Of course reality dictates a different take. The BP 2000, now 15+ years old, still puts most comparably (and many significantly higher) priced loudpseakers to shame. If you can lose or even consider the losing the pin-point imaging delivered from typical front-radiating designs, you will enjoy other sonic virtues in spades.

They'll play oppressively loud for the SPL-heads, they'll deliver the crucial male (and female) midrange and salient highs that the more crtical listeners are looking for, and finally, they'll bring all of the dynamic punch and power everyone is looking for in a top-flight HT.

Crucially, if you truly believe in the mantra that there's "great music speakers and great home theater speakers but not both", clearly you have never heard a speaker on par with the 2000's (or DT's 7000's) and/or are simply undivorceable from the idea that great sound reproduction MUST contain razor-sharp imagaing.

Of course real sound contains nothing of the sort (razor-sharp imaging) and you won't find the 2000's doin' it either.

You can find these for $1000 a pair and even less in some cases, which is an outright steal in my book. The cast aluminum baskets, butyl surrounds, and homopolymer drivers are built for the long haul. I had to re-epoxy my sub-surrounds after 15 years, but what do you want? It took 20 minutes total and they are now like-new.

No wood-exposed cabinets to get chipped/marred either...socks are easily re-ordered (and replaced) to bring up to like-new shape- ditto for the gloss caps Granted, they are hardly rectangular picassos, but that's not why I bought them.

Rarely does a product come along that I can recommend with virtually zero reservation. This is one of those occasions. If you care about music and how it SOUNDS, and are lucky enough to find a pair that have been cared for, I will guarantee you that you won't walk away from these considering what they can be had for.

A testament to the fact that the old really can compete with the new within this corridor of the hobby.

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5
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5
joe fuca   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 09, 2002]
Strength:

Looks,bass,piano black i love Bi polar

Weakness:

hard to move with the sock around the speaker, cant grip

I was so afraid to get these speakers at $500 a pair in mint form from a nice 72 year old man with All the trash spoked about these speakers.The way i looked at it is there is no way the can sound that bad.I am so Glad i bought them. I have been fighting a bass problem in my theater area,,,no bass in the sweet spot. If you wan bass,go in the kitchen.I tried,,Klipsch Chourus II, Lascala,Polk Monitor 10,Vintage JBL l220's, all sound nice in a different room,,THESE Speakers DId it for me,, i am done with this room.BAss is excellent and tight,Bids are smooth the tweets could be a little brighter "for me" but the nices Theater sound i can find for the cash.ALL you Fools Buying these speakers and talking trash about them,,Did you listed to them before you bought them???who buys a car without a test drive!!!!!! GO buy your speakers from the Guys in the white van!!!!!!!

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5
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5
Craig Riffe   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 10, 1997]

I have owned the BP-2000 for about a year now and for the money, they simply cannot be beaten.

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5
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John A. Washington   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 07, 1997]

I have lived now with these speakers for about a year, and truly feel you can't find a more versatile speaker. I run the BP2000's with an adcom 5800 power amp and the sound even on poorly recorded material is so smooth and clean. Please note that I felt this way when driving the speakers with my Yamaha reciever before the addition of my amp. After given proper time to setting the level and EQ controls these just can't be beat (this includes auditioning several more expensive brands). I did notice an improvement using the line-level sub input on the back of the speaker, as opposed to just connecting them with one pair of cables. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for individuals with broad musical tastes. Electrostatic lovers, please audition these with your favorite material, allow time to experiment, and I promise you will be blown away.

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5
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David Appleby   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 29, 2000]
Strength:

Tight controled bass when setup properly. It's very crucial that you do...but when you do, look out!

Weakness:

Heavy, Tall, takes time to configure

When setup right, both music and HT will soar for you. A nice large room will be even better. Contrary to some (RICH) these speakers do not suck. Audition them first with some good amps and you'll see. HT is their focus though with music (all kinds) a close second. If you're 60/40 HT, it's hard to find a better buy. Trust me

Similar Products Used: Boston Acoustic, Martin Logan, NHT, Paradigm
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5
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5
Mike Hancock   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 28, 1997]

The BP-2000 is an excellent speaker--broad sound stage; smooth, detailed sound; great bass; and the ability to play at "big as life" volumes without straining or needing a nuclear reactor for a power supply. The dynamics, the broad sound stage, and the capability to reproduce earth-shaking bass make this a speaker that excels at home theater as well as critical music listening. Highly recommended.

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5
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.   Audiophile [Oct 28, 1999]
Strength:

Best speakers under $15,000

Weakness:

None found yet

I auditioned these speakers against Martin Logans, PSB, B&W, M&K, Legacy, Klipsh, etc. Most of my auditioning was done with variety of music, more concentrated on JAZZ.

BP2000 consistently outperformed most of the speakers on the above list. For certain music, Leagacy and B&W's sounded better, but the price was about 5K to 8K more. Martin Logan's sounded better on some horn's, but they were very difficult at adjust around low frequencies.

For home theater DP's peroformance was outstanding..

For overall sound quality and performance hats off to Def Tech's. Keep up the good work.

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5
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5
Q   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 14, 1998]

I expected a lot from these...with the large midrange piston area, the self powered woofer, the thick cabinets...What I heard was boomy, thin, unnatural sound that seemed like it was tailored to the masses. Treble clarity was non-existent. Vocals were muffled. Midrange was definitely dropped to favor an overly warm and boomy sound. It didn't take me long to bypass these. For a little more, the Legacy Focus (what I ended up with) is so much better. If you want boom...do yourself a favor and buy a self powered sub for 1/4 the price.

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