Definitive Technology Demand D7

DefTech's Demand standmount is 2001: A Speaker Odyssey

Are you sitting in your '60s space egg chair in your silver jumpsuit just wishing you had the matching speakers to listen to Kylie Minogue? It's specific, but Definitive Technology gets your particular aesthetic with its future retro Demand Series standmount speakers.

Definitive Technology has detailed three new "affordable" speakers: the $499 Demand D5, $749 Demand D7 and $999 Demand D9. All three are two-way designs with a striking offset tweeter and gear-like phase plug. The tweeter is an annealed 1-inch aluminum dome and the company says the 5-degree offset and accompanying Wave Alignment Lens allow for more precise stereo imaging by reducing cabinet diffraction.

The differences between the three? It's the size of the mineral-polymer mid-bass driver and cabinet sizes, plus the D7 and D9 have passive bass radiators built into the top. The D7 offers a cute-as-a-button 4.5-inch driver, the D7 has a Bowers and Wilkins 707 S2 5.25-inch driver and the D9 the more traditional 6.5-inch size. Want something to plonk them on? Definitive also makes the matching ST1 stand for $399.

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