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    Default What's the better deal (Def Tech question)


    I have a chance to either get the Def Tech STS for $2,000/pair or the BP-8040 for $1300/pair. What's the better deal? Do the STS sound that much better compared to the 8040 for that kind of price difference?

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    I personally wouldn't go with the 8040ST. It sounded thin to me compared to it's bigger brother the 8060. Or even bigger bro the 8080.

    I haven't heard the STS towers so I can't comment on them.

    If you have a Golden Ear dealer close to you test those as well. You owe it to yourself to listen to every speaker you can before purchasing. You may surprise yourself and find out you like something cheaper even more.
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    Thanks. I have yet to hear the Golden Ear's but I do have a dealer close to me. The thing is, they retail at $1,300/pair meaning that would be $600 more than what I can get the STS. My budget won't allow me to go over the $2000 mark..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    Thanks. I have yet to hear the Golden Ear's but I do have a dealer close to me. The thing is, they retail at $1,300/pair meaning that would be $600 more than what I can get the STS. My budget won't allow me to go over the $2000 mark..
    Well personally I wouldn't go with the 8040, but in my listening I loved the 8060. I'm sure the STS is right up there, and that deal is below MSRP. Have you listened to them yet?
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    ^ No, haven't listened to them yet. Just been reading reviews online so far. Budget in mind, I think it will come down to the Def Tech Mythos STS or BP-8060ST. I can get an even better deal on the 8060. I won't buy before I listen, but I have a feeling it's between these two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    ^ No, haven't listened to them yet. Just been reading reviews online so far. Budget in mind, I think it will come down to the Def Tech Mythos STS or BP-8060ST. I can get an even better deal on the 8060. I won't buy before I listen, but I have a feeling it's between these two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    You may just change your mind after you hear/audition the Golder Ears...

    Yeah, everything I have read on those has been great. Problem is price. $600 more than what I would want to spend. Unless my local dealer gives me some kind of amazing deal, which I doubt on these.

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    I understand limiting yourself on funds. Have you listened to the STS's? Were you happy with them?

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    Nope, haven't listened to any yet. Just trying to get a small list together for when I do get to listen to them all. Basically, looking to spend no more than $1,000 each on a floor standing speaker. I like having a built in sub as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    Nope, haven't listened to any yet. Just trying to get a small list together for when I do get to listen to them all. Basically, looking to spend no more than $1,000 each on a floor standing speaker. I like having a built in sub as well.
    Speakers are something you will have (most likely) for a LOOOONGG time. I know you have a budget, but I would not limit yourself on the extra $600.00 on the golden ears. They might be worth waiting a month or two longer to save money for. My experience with the supersat 50s has been awesome.
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    ^ Okay, I'll wait and save up some more and then try everything out, including the Golden Ear's. Luckily I have a dealer withing 10 mins from my work. Hopefully they will have some to listen to. Thanks

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    I heard the GE's in N.C. and they sounded pretty darn good and a friend has the STS Super Towers and they sound good to my old ears. But the STS Super Towers are usually $1400 each so you got a good deal from someone.

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