Definitive Technology Demand D7 bookshelf speakers…
At CEDIA 2017 Definitive Technology unveiled the new Demand Series consisting of three bookshelf models, the Demand D7 ($499/pair), D9 ($749/pair), and D11 ($999/pair). All three are sold as matching pairs that feature offset, 1″ waveguide-mounted aluminum-dome tweeters.
The Demand D7 is the smallest model of the bunch. It is a ported design with a 4.5″ polypropylene BDSS (Balanced Double Surround System) woofer plus the 1″ tweeter, and offers a +/-3 dB frequency response of 67 Hz to 21 kHz and a “total frequency response” of 57 Hz to 24 kHz. Definitive technology suggests a crossover of 80 Hz, impedance is 8 ohms, sensitivity is 85 dB, and power handling is rated at up to 125 watts.
Each D7 speaker measures 9.75″ (H) x 5.5″ (W) x 8.75″ (D), weighs 10.5 pounds, and comes with detachable magnetic cloth grills. There is a single pair of recessed gold-plated binding posts on the rear, which can accept banana plugs. Also, each Demand D7 has an integrated threaded insert for compatibility with wall-mount brackets.
In addition to the three new Demand speaker models, Definitive Technology also offers a dedicated stand for the series, the Demand ST1 ($399/pair). Based on what I heard on the show floor at CEIDA back in September, the Demand Series from Definitive Technology earned a “Best of CEDIA 2017.” Check out the video review to see and hear how the Demand D7 speakers performed in a home environment.
Reviewing the Demand D7s was a pleasure. The pair provided a detailed and engaging listening experience free from audible distortion. A wide soundstage, accurate imaging, and clear treble were strong suits. When combined with a competent subwoofer, these stand-mount speakers serves as superb satellites. Whether they are used in a 2.0, 2.1, or surround-sound application, the Demand D7 bookshelf speakers from Definitive Technology deliver sonic excellence, making them an online-shashki Forum Top Choice for 2017.