I looked around for the Plats for a year or so mainly just to fit in with the crowd here. I had no luck and was about ready to buy the ML ESL Motion speakers.
I recently got a pair of these instead: http://www.definitivetech.com/products/products.aspx?path=Speakers%20By%20Series|Mythos%20Series&productid=Mythos%20ST%20SuperTower
To me they sound good. I have and have had a lot of speakers, but none like this. I think they are a good example of speaker science improving over the years, as well as materials.
The true test of speakers (and systems) for me is not just to play loud, but to play at low levels accurately.
These are in a large room. If I took you in blind folded to the middle, I doubt you could point to the speakers as I have them about 20 foot apart and the sound stage is huge, room for the entire orchestra to have a seat.
I was intending to buy ML ELS Motion and a better sub than my Polk MicroPro 1000. I got a deal on these Def Tecs, and at least for me, have no need of a sub now at all. I have the Polk hooked in, but since this is just for music, it is mostly dead. So you could factor not needing a sub into the cost. You do have to run a power cord to each speaker.
These are tall enough for the high and mids to be above pool table height, and the low end below that is not a sonic problem. The are heavy speakers, so finding their place in the room is no fun.
I am very happy with these after a couple weeks. It is hard now for me to think I could have made a better choice. It is also good to know these would also be happy if I ever acquire a tube amp which might be lower power since on my budget Bob's Black Beauties are out - You can NEVER have it all in one system, so everyone must eventually make choices, and that means choosing priorities.
Anyone who says otherwise is either very ignorant or lying.
- Arthur Salvatore
Dimensions | Metric :51-1/2" H x 9-1/2" D x 6-3/4" W | 130.8 x 24.1 x 17.1 cm
Height with Base | Metric :53" | 134.6 cm
Base Dimensions | Metric :11-1/2" W x 15-5/8" D | 29.2 x 36.5 cm
Driver Complement :One 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter; Two 5-1/4" BDSS midrange drivers; One 6" x 10" long-throw racetrack subwoofer pressure coupled to two 6" x 10" long-throw racetrack radiators.
Frequency Response :14 Hz – 30 kHz
Impedance :Compatible with 8 Ohms outputs
Sensitivity :93 dB
Recommended Associated Amplifier Power :20 – 350 watts
A/V Receiver Crossover Setting :Large; Full Bandwidth
Internal Amplifier Power :300 watts
Auto On / Off :Signal Sensing (US) | Signal Sensing and Switched (International)
Power Requirements :110 volts Alternating Current (US) | 220 volts Alternating Current (International)
Inputs :One pair of 5 way binding posts; One LFE input (optional)
Fuse :3.2 amp 250 volt Slo Blo (US) | 2 amp 250 volt Slo Blo (International)
Enclosure :Aircraft grade extruded aluminum
Available Finishes :Gloss Black
Accessories :Plastic foot tippers; Isolation spikes
Packaging :One to a carton
Weight | Metric :80 lbs | 36.3 kg
Warranty :5 Years; 3 Years for Amplifiers