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It pretty much looked like someone had hit it with one ...
on February 16, 2016
Here is my issue(s):
1. I ordered this particular and it got lost in shipping. It got half way here and then poof, no more tracking info. I contacted amazon and they credited me.
2. Since, I wanted this specific speaker to round out the setup, I ordered it again. This time it arrived. The first thing I noticed was the box was damaged. It pretty much looked like someone had hit it with one good axe swing. It had a 6 inch gash that had been taped up. Once opened the foam pack was broken and whatever put the gash in the box cut through the wrapping right to the speaker. Oddly enough, the speaker looked fine. It turns out that the amp for the powered sub-woofer was damaged. While the led indicates power is connected, the amp itself will not power up. Amazon was friendly enough, but I would expect after having to consecutive issues with the same item that Amazon would do something, anything. Now after ordering this speaker twice, I have to wait another week for this one to be returned and exchanged. It looks like it's going to take about a month to get my "prime" ordered item.
Well, let me just say that I doubt this is a problem with Definitive Technology. I ordered the entire BP-8000 series. The BP-8060st are amazing speakers themselves. I think you could get away with just using them and still get a great movie experience. The SR-8080BPs are great surround speakers also. I expect after another week or so, I'll come back in here and update this review. I'm sure if I get a center channel that hasn't been hit with an axe or dropped of the third floor of a building, I'll be happy.
Update: I order again from amazon. It came in perfect condition. As expected, it's an amazing center channel.
5 stars for deftech.