Definitive Technology has been committed to building superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990, when the company was founded by three lifelong audiophiles and experts in speaker design, acoustics and marketing. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and honored high performance loudspeakers on the market. Based in Baltimore Definitive Technology is part of the DEI Holdings family of consumer electronics brands. Audio/video specialty retailers throughout the United States and over 40 countries around the world proudly sell Definitive Technology loudspeakers.
While tech enthusiasts may be interested in the Play-Fi angle, it's not the focus of this sound bar. This is an excellent-performing movie and music machine with exacting build quality and a luxury feel. If you're looking for next-level sonics in a sound bar form factor, the Definitive Technology W Studio would have to be near the top.
As Definitive Technology is just the third company to release a Play-Fi product, alongside Polk and Phorus, it's worth breaking out the performance of the Play-Fi component -- especially as the performance of the was so underwhelming.
Subwoofer manufacturers are always talking about how "explosive" their subwoofers are (frankly so do we), but there's more to home entertainment than rocket blasts and explosions—there is also music, be it in the movies you watch or the CDs you enjoy. And for music the quality of a subwoofer's performance is way more important than the quantity. The bass should be "tight," precise, and musical. Bass notes should have pitch, not just a dull thud or drone. Definitive Technology was started by and is run today by music fanatics and the very first thing we do to evaluate a subwoofer prototype design is to listen to music. If a subwoofer doesn't do an exemplary job with music reproduction, it's not a Definitive.