Definitive Technology has announced for fall delivery four new models of Bipolar Series SuperTower floor-standing wood-enclosure loudspeakers with built-in subwoofers; three new matching center speakers, two of which feature built-in powered woofers; and two new matching bipolar surround speakers.
The nine new models replace 11 older SKUs. Every part of every new model has been redesigned and improved for dramatic upgrades in appearance, functionality and performance. The new BP product line will be available initially only in the United States, Canada and most Latin American markets; versions for Europe and Asia will follow in 2011.
Definitive launched its business 20 years ago with a single model of bipolar loudspeaker with speakers on the front and rear panels of the enclosure to radiate sound in an omnidirectional pattern for more life-like imaging. In 1995 Definitive pioneered the concept of “powered towers” by incorporating powered subwoofers into Bipolar series floor-standing speakers dubbed “SuperTowers.” The new models represent the third generation of SuperTowers and make use of Definitive’s most advanced technologies, including a new patent-pending approach to bipolar speaker design called Forward Focused Bipolar Array, which combines the huge, life-like imaging benefits of bipolar designs with the pinpoint localization of soloists of traditional forward radiating speakers. All four floor-standing models utilize all new midrange and woofer drivers, tweeters, amplifiers and enclosure construction for a total makeover in appearance and performance.
Equally dramatic are the changes made to the matching center and surround models. As well as getting all new BDSS drivers, aluminum dome tweeters and sophisticated crossovers, their appearance has undergone a remarkable transformation to sleek, elegant and contemporary—perfectly in step with today’s decorating aesthetic and thin TVs. The two top center channel models employ built-in powered woofers for truly full range sound and perfect timbre matching to the left and right main speakers.
The midrange driver used throughout the new products feature the latest generation of Definitive’s patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology for a dramatic upgrade in midrange accuracy, detail and imaging. The power amplifiers used in the SuperTowers and two of the center speakers are also all-new Class D designs with higher power output and Digital Signal Processing for deeper, louder, and tighter bass.