Just wanted to post a response regarding your subwoofer reference. Multiple subwoofers are always more difficult to setup than a single sub. The reason why you have the differences in output even if you have the same setting on each speakers is because of your room and speaker placement. Unless your room is uniform and the distances are exactly the same behind and to the sides of the speakers, the subwoofers are going to perform differently. To set them up properly you should use an spl meter. I setup the subs on my BP7000SCS one at a time and a little louder than the rest of the system.
from Las Cruces, NM
I've had my pair of ST's now for a month. I'm very pleased with them. They are set up in a dedicated 2 channel audio only acoustically treated room. They sounded promising right out of the box. Def. Tech. recommends 40 to 60 hours or more of break-in time to start sounding their best. I have about 90 hours on them. The sound continues to improve. The midrange is getting smoother and warmer. The highs are getting cleaner and more open. And the bass! It's amazing the amount and quality of it in this small package. After finding the right location for them, and getting the bass level adjusted, I'm getting solid clean, tight bass to 30hz. I can't forget to mention the imaging. They produce a wide and deep soundstage like a mini monitor. In my room these speakers do acoustically dissapear.
The only thing that I see that could use improving is the calibration of the bass level knob. It is very touchy. A 1 or 2 millimeter amount of adjustment can change the bass level by 1 to 2 db. Plus I found that the knobs on my pair don't track the same. Meaning that when set to the same apparent level, are off in actual output level. It was a little frustrating until I discovered the source of the imbalance.
Overall I think they are an excellent value considering you are getting high quality speakers, along with a pair of powered sub-woofers.
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