Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module
Dolby Atmos® enabled speakers for BP-8060ST tower speakers
Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module - Close-up detail with the BP-8060ST tower speaker (not included)
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Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module - Shown attached to BP-8060ST tower speaker (not included)
Our take on the Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module by Crutchfield's David Brown
Take home theater sound higher with Definitive Technology and Dolby Atmos
If you own or are considering a pair of Definitive Technology's BP-8060ST tower speakers, first of all — congratulations! They are really fantastic speakers. Secondly, we have something else to show you. When you add these Definitive Technology A60 Elevation speakers to those towers, you can get some pretty amazing home theater sound. The A60 Elevation speakers are designed to work with Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Not familiar with Dolby Atmos? It's the latest surround sound technology from the movie- and theater-sound experts at Dolby Laboratories. It adds a height dimension to your home theater, for enhanced immersion and spatial effects.
The A60 Elevation speakers were designed to fit on top of the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST tower speakers to create a seamless cabinet capable of front and height sound (BP-8060ST not included).
Bounce sound off the ceiling for enhanced surround effects
How do these speakers work? Each features a 3" driver on the top of the speaker. These drivers are angled and feature controlled dispersion, so they can reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening positions. The A60 speakers attach to the top of the BP-8060ST tower speakers. Use a pair of A60s with your front towers, or add another pair to the rear surround towers for an even more enveloping experience.
Custom-built for the BP-8060ST speakers
The A60 Elevation speakers are easy to install on top of the BP-8060ST speakers. Just remove the top cap on each tower speaker, line up the holes on the bottom of each A60 with the pegs on the top of the tower speaker. Gently push the A60s down, and you're ready for an intense home theater experience. The A60s features binding post speaker terminals for connection to your Dolby Atmos compatible receiver's "Height" or "Top" outputs. Don't have a Dolby Atmos capable receiver? Check out our selection.
Making movie night spectacular
With smooth midrange and upper bass performance, the A60 Elevation speakers add realism and drama to your Dolby Atmos capable home theater. High frequencies are digitally processed to enhance the perception of height, for huge sound that extends well beyond the plane of your speakers. Special foam is used around the baffle to dampen sounds that aren't dispersed toward the ceiling for reflection down to your seats.
- Dolby Atmos enabled speaker modules
- designed for use with the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST tower speakers
- A60 speakers attach to the top of the BP-8060ST speakers
- drivers are angled up to reflect sound off the ceiling, for a heightened soundstage and overhead effects
- acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure
- 3" poly-composite cone midrange driver in each speaker
- frequency response: 200-15,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 85 dB
- recommended amplifier power: up to 100 watts
- binding post speaker terminals
- includes wire management loop
- 6"W x 4"H x 13-1/8"D
- the following components are required for Dolby Atmos playback with these speakers: two Definitive Technology BP-8060ST tower speakers, a Dolby Atmos capable home theater receiver, and a Blu-ray player connected to the receiver via HDMI and set to bitstream output
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Priced per pair
What's in the Box:
- 2 Elevation speaker modules
- 2 Wire guides
- Setup Guide
- Online Product Registratio note
Features and Specs
|Bipole or Dipole||No|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||---|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Frequency Response||200-15K Hz|
|Depth (inches)||13 3/4|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
"Height Speaker" for Dolby Atmos: In response to Dolby Atmos, Definitive Technology has created the A60 Elevation Module as a dedicated "height speaker" for the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST (735BP8060, sold separately). The A60 is designed to simply sit atop the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST and fire sound upwards, which is then reflected off the ceiling and back down to the listener.
Pyschoacoustic-Based Filtering: The A60 performs smoothly throughout its midrange and bass, implementing psychoacoustic-based filtering in the high frequencies to enhance the perception of height. The slope of the speaker baffle aims the speaker to bounce sound off the ceiling and arrive at the listener from above. Sound arriving directly from the speaker is reduced by controlling the driver's dispersion pattern and damping what sound remains using specially selected foam on the baffle.
3" Midrange Driver: The A60 Elevation Module houses a single 3" poly-composite cone midrange driver inside an acoustic suspension enclosure that is capable of producing a frequencies between 200hz to 15,000hz. The 3" midrange driver can handle up to 100 watts.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Definitive Technology A60 is fitted with two binding post speaker terminals to connect to the appropriate speaker output on your Dolby Atmos AV receiver. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Installation: The A60 Elevation Module replaces the top cap of the BP-8060ST tower speaker. Before the A60 Elevation Module can sit on top of the BP-8060ST tower speaker, the to cap of the BP-8060ST must be removed; the A60 then rests on top of the tower speaker. There is also a wire guide which inserts into the bottom of the BP-8060ST tower speaker, so you can neatly route the speaker wire from your AV receiver up to the A60 Elevation Module. The speaker wire of your Atmos-enabled receiver then plugs into the A60's binding post speaker terminals.
What You Need: To experience Dolby Atmos using the Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module, you'll also need the following.
- A minimum of a 5.1ch speaker system with a pair of Definitive Technology BP-8060ST tower speakers.
- A Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver or pre-processor.
- A Blu-ray Disc player, compatible Blu-ray game console, or connected streaming player set to its PCM bit stream output option.
- Dolby Atmos AV receiver and Blu-ray player, game console, or streaming player must be connected via HDMI.
Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Dolby Atmos is the first home theater system that is based not on channels, but on audio objects. Filmmakers using Dolby Atmos can decide exactly where those sounds should originate and precisely where they move as the scene develops. To deliver the full object-based soundtrack to home theaters, Dolby developed new home authoring tools and new encoding methods that allow all the audio objects created for the cinema to be used in home theater.
Note: Globally, more than 100 cinema blockbusters have been released featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks in the past two years, and many more are on the way. Major Hollywood studios are partnering with Dolby to create home video versions of current box office releases and previously released favorites for release in 2014 and 2015.
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