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Definitive Technology Dymension DM70 Tower & DM20 Center Speakers Review

by August 17, 2023
Definitive Technology DM70

Definitive Technology DM70

  • Product Name: Dymension DM70 and Dymension DM20
  • Manufacturer: Definitive Technology
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: August 17, 2023 00:25
  • MSRP: $ 4,000/pair - DM70, $800 each - DM20
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  • Tweeter: 1” Aluminum Oxide Dome
  • Midrange:

     DM70: four 5.25” BDSS with Linear Response Waveguide

     DM20: four 4” Midrange woofer

  • DM 70 Subwoofer Driver Compliment: one 10” Subwoofer, two 10” Passive Radiators
  • Frequency Response:

     DM70: 30Hz-23kHz (+/-3dB)

     DM20: 91Hz-23kHz (+/-3dB)

  • Sensitivity: 88.5 dB (2.83v/1M)

     DM70: 90dB (2.83v/1m)

     DM20: 89dB (2.83v/1m)

  • Dimensions:

     DM70 (HxWxD): 47.4”x11.3”x16”

     DM20 (HxWxD): 5.3”x30.5”x6.5”

  • Weight:

     DM70: 71.4 lbs. (33.6 kg)

     DM20: 22 lbs. (10 kg)

  • Nominal Impedance (DM20 & DM70): 4 Ohms (8 Ohm compatible)
  • Warranty: (DM20 & DM70): 2 years


  • Expansive soundstage
  • Balanced tonality
  • Good dynamic range
  • Built-in subwoofer does away with need for additional subs
  • Tasteful appearance


  • Does not image as precisely as other loudspeakers in its class
  • Fabric covering makes it a no-go for cat owners
  • Optimal placement takes some work


deftech logoOur last review encounter with Definitive Technology in the form of the Demand series left a positive impression, but it was a departure from their normal design practices. It almost looked as if Definitive Technology was turning a new leaf in terms of sound character, even though we and many others enjoyed their traditional sound of their bipolar speakers. In the Demand series, Definitive Technology aced the design of a more traditional speaker than their usual bipole loudspeakers. However, if it did signal a new direction for Definitive Technology, they have just launched a speaker series that proclaims they have NOT abandoned their bipole design. The new Dymension speakers, which we previewed back in March, take Definitive Technology’s traditional design and advance it with a host of new features. In today’s review, we take an in-depth look at the Dymension D70 towers and the DM20 center speakers. We will ask the questions of what Definitive Technology has done to move their standard design forward, and how they compete among other speakers in the same product class.

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DM70 pair3At a glance, there has hardly been any aesthetic change at all between the Dymension series and Definitive Technology’s popular BP series. The DM70 are tall, nearly featureless tower speakers comprised of hard angles. The speakers are wrapped in a black fabric, but this is not some kind of grille that can be removed. The fabric shrouds any kind of mechanical elements that would otherwise be visible, so this is not a speaker where the drivers are visible. There are just a few touches that save them from absolute minimalism, such as a slim metallic belt with a buckle that bears the Definitive Technology insignia. The top of the speaker is a metal panel, and on this panel, there is a plate engraved with Definitive Technology badging. The feet are visible, but they are just disc feet mounted on some simple outriggers.

The DM20s is similarly styled; it is a thin, stretched-out oblong that is shrouded in black fabric. The only features it has is a small badge in the lower right corner and some metallic plates that cap the sides (these are actually painted MDF).  The badge is attached by a magnet and so it can be removed or oriented by 90 degrees for those who want to use the DM20s in a vertical, on-wall use. There isn’t much more that can be said to describe these speakers’ appearance. The simplicity of their styling makes them an easy fit in a wide variety of decor. I think they look nice, and they are a good lesson in how to make something look upscale through simple, without spending a lot of money on a real wood veneer with ten layers of lacquer.


Design Analysis

Let’s start our discussion of the Dymension speakers with the DM70 towers since they are much more complex designs. A big selling point of the DM70 speakers is their ‘bipole’ design, which is their ability to radiate sound out of the front and back. Definitive Technology claims that the bipole design creates a ‘spacious, immersive soundstage’ for an ‘incredible depth-of-field and truly enveloping listening experience.’ Is there anything to this beyond marketing hyperbole? Maybe. The DM70s are supposedly able to accomplish this thanks to a rear array of drivers that is identical to the front array and can project the same sound out of the rear of the speaker as the front. What that does is increase the ratio of reflected sound relative to the direct sound for the listener. That should make for a more diffuse sound field which may sound ‘wider’ and more ‘enveloping.’ The research in this area does suggest that a higher ratio of acoustic reflections would make the sound sources seem wider (the technical term is ‘Apparent Source Width,’ or ASW, which is defined as “the audible impression of a spatially extended sound source.”) Research also suggests that increasing reflections also increases ‘Listener Envelopment’ or LEV which is defined as “the listener's sensation of the space being filled with sound images other than the apparent sound source.” Much of the science in this area focused either on concert halls, acoustical properties of the room itself, or multi-channel listening rather than dispersion patterns of stereo speaker pairs. However, Definitive Technology’s marketing claims don’t seem to contradict existing science and may have some merit.

 DM rear array

Broadly speaking, the Dymension DM70s are 3-way speakers that use MTM arrays on the front and rear and a powered bass section that uses two passive radiators. But that is an extreme simplification, and there is a lot going on within each component that deserves discussion. Let’s start our discussion of the hardware of these speakers at the top of the frequency band with the tweeters. The tweeters use a 1” anodized aluminum oxide dome set in a shallow waveguide with a phase lens mounted in front of the dome. That isn’t an unusual design, and it has been used successfully before such as in the Demand series that we spent time with. Waveguides and phase lenses can vary greatly in effectiveness, so the devil is in the details in this regard, and we can only see how well-executed they really are in the end result.

There are two 5.25” midranges on each side which use Definitive Technology’s BDSS woofer which stands for ‘Balanced Double Surround System,’ and it gets that name because the cone uses two surrounds: one surround on the outer edge of the cone and one on the inner edge that attaches it to a large phase plug. Definitive Technology claims that this double surround system allows greater linear excursion. The large phase plug is something particular to Definitive Technology loudspeakers, and they call it the ‘Linear Response Waveguide.’  Its job is to block wavefronts from the different areas of the cone from colliding and interfering with each other. It looks to me like it would be effective in that role. 

 DM bass drivers

The Dymension DM70 uses one active 10” subwoofer driver and two 10” passive radiators. The passive radiators are mounted across from each other which is a good idea. Passive radiators can have a lot of moving mass, so having them oppose each other will cancel out the momentum that they impart on the enclosure. They are also coupled together by a foam ring to help mitigate cabinet vibration. The active driver is powered by an onboard 180-watt, Class-D amplifier. The level of the subwoofer section can be adjusted by +12dB to -15dB. DefTech touts a feature of the subwoofer’s volume adjustment system that they call ‘Intelligent Bass Control’ which raises the level of the subwoofer in a nonlinear way so that higher or lower levels will not affect the sound of lower mids (Boston Acoustics implemented a similar feature in their VR960 and VR 970 speakers in 1998). The bandwidth of drivers in loudspeakers is not filtered out over a sharp drop-off but rather a gradual roll-off. If you simply raised the level of a driver within a speaker, the sound that is affected starts getting into other drivers’ bandwidths. So in a normal speaker, if you simply raised the level of the bass driver, its sound would start to be heard in the mids which would degrade the quality. Definitive Technology has solved that problem by changing the shape of the filter at each notch in the subwoofer’s volume knob so that the sound from the subwoofer section does not bleed into the midrange section.

DM70 back plateThe cabinet seems sturdy enough with most of the bracing in the upper section MTM arrays. The opposite-facing driver arrays should go a long way toward canceling out movement caused by the moving mass of the woofers and voice coils, but cabinet resonances still need to be addressed by damping and mass. The DM70 is held up by a set of outriggers where the user can choose either flat or spike feet. While the fabric sock that covers the enclosure does lend it a unique and handsome appearance, it could be a real problem for cat owners or rambunctious children. The fabric is certainly vulnerable to abuse, and I don’t think that it would be re-upholstered under warranty if a cat decided to use it as a scratching post. One advantage is that the low reflectivity of the fabric will do a lot to make the speakers disappear in low-light conditions.

One disadvantage of the DM70s for home theaters with projection screens is there is a rear blue LED which is somewhat bright, and if these speakers are placed in front of a projection screen, the light from the LED will degrade the screen’s contrast. Users with projection screens could cover the LED with a couple of pieces of electrical tape to block the light from hitting the screen, but a switch to turn off the light would have been welcome here. Alternatively, if appearance of the speaker isn’t a big concern, users could simply rotate the speaker by 180-degrees since the rear array is the same as the front. This speaker would sound the same if it was turned around in place, since the rear-to-front design is symmetrical - so long as the tweeter level switch is set to ‘0dB.’

Connectivity is done through some typical 5-way binding posts. There is no LFE input for the subwoofer section, and that is probably a good idea to avoid confusion. These speakers ought to be set as ‘large’ in AV processors since they should have no problem with lower bass. There are also some binding posts for the optional DM90 ‘height’ speaker for Atmos systems that can be installed on top of the DM70s. Height speakers on top of the main speakers are not normally the best solution for Atmos upfiring height channels, so I would recommend users check to see if ceiling speakers can be used for Atmos height channels before resorting to setting speakers on top of the left/right mains. Definitive Technology also offers the wall-mountable Dymension DM95 speakers as an option against ceiling speakers. Without the Atmos speaker, there is a solid aluminum plate topping off the DM70. 

The DM70 speaker design seems like it could accomplish its goal of issuing more acoustic reflections than a traditional speaker, and outside of that aspect, the build quality and engineering seem sensible as well. For those who might prefer the bipole aspect toned down, there is a switch on the back panel that takes the rear array down by 6dB. This could be especially helpful if the user needs to position the speaker close to the wall.

DM20 2 

Moving on to the DM20 center speaker, it is a 2.5-way slim center/on-wall LCR that is designed to fit in tight situations. It is a lot less complex than the DM70 tower speakers and does not have a rear driver array. It uses the same aluminum oxide dome tweeter as the DM70 but not the same midrange woofers. The woofers are four composite polymer 4” cones. While the use of 4” drivers might not sound like it would have serious dynamic range, four of them equals the surface area of an 8” woofer, so the DM20 may be capable of some real punch, at least in midrange frequencies. The -3dB low-end of its spec’d frequency response is 91Hz, so it isn’t designed to play low bass. Users should set this speaker to ‘small’ in their AV processor or receiver, and they might consider a 90Hz crossover frequency. The DM20 is a sealed design that uses a low-volume enclosure, so lower bass would not have been possible, at least without sacrificing a lot of dynamic range. Definitive Technology made the right choice in exchanging low-frequency extension for dynamic range since anyone who has this center will also have a subwoofer.

DM20 rear 

The DM20 has rear keyhole slots so that it can be mounted against the wall either horizontally or vertically. This enables it to be used as an on-wall speaker as much as a stand-mount center speaker. It is a bit hefty at 22 lbs., so make sure it is mounted onto studs or anchors. One problem is that the keyhole slots are spaced 20” apart, and this is awkward because the slots won’t quite line up with the 16” stud spacing of North American homes or 24” spacing of European homes. For this reason, I recommend that the non-stud mounting screw use an anchor, or both use anchors if the keyhole slots can’t line up with any studs.

dm20 x ray 

The DM20 drivers are arranged with the tweeter sandwiched between two sets of two midrange woofers in an MTM-style design (although technically this implementation is an ‘MMTMM’ but the principle is the same). This will inevitably give rise to interference nulls at off-axis angles that horizontally-aligned MTMs are known for. We have talked about this at length multiple times in articles such as: Vertical Vs. Horizontal Center Speaker Designs, Vertical Vs. Horizontal Center Speaker Designs - An Alternate Perspective, and Center Channel Speaker Design Additional Considerations. To boil down a complex engineering issue, MTM designs can have very good responses at the on-axis angle but can have very poor responses at off-axis angles along the plane of the drivers. For horizontal MTM center channels, that means if you are seated off to the side relative to the center speaker, you can be met with a subpar sound because of a depression in an important frequency band, typically the midrange to upper midrange. All MTMs will have this problem to some extent, but some will have it more severely than others. The DM20 ameliorates this somewhat by going with a 2.5-way design where the outer mids have a much lower low-pass frequency than the inner mids.  

I decided to test for this off-axis interference cancellation by listening for any timbral shift in the off-axis versus on-axis sound in the DM20s by playing a white noise as well as dialogue and music samples. It was quite evident in this speaker. Listening at an off-axis angle causes a significantly audible spectral shift in this speaker as opposed to having it face the listener. There was a definite ‘hollowing out’ of sounds that had midrange energy. I could still understand dialogue at off-axis angles, but the timbre had shifted at those angles, and not for the better. At an on-axis angle, everything sounded full and fairly good. For this reason, I wouldn’t advise the addition of the DM20 to a set of DM70s for the purpose of getting center imaging for far off-axis listeners (>15 deg). To be sure, the DM20 can anchor center channel sound to the right location, but the qualitative hit that it suffers at off-axis angles may negate its advantages. And to reiterate what I said before, any low-profile center speaker would inevitably have the same problem. The DM20s are not at all unique in this regard.

It should be kept in mind that this off-axis interference cancellation only happens when the DM20 is used horizontally, and users who choose to use it as vertically mounted on-wall pairs will not have this problem. However, it does mean that the vertical dispersion will be a bit narrow with vertical mounting, so users should try to mount the DM20s with the tweeters roughly around the ear level of the listening position.

Listening Sessions

In my 24’ by 13’ (approximately) listening room, I set up the speakers with a few feet of stand-off distances between the back wall and sidewall and equal distance between the speakers and the listening position. I angled the speakers to face the listening position. The listening distance from the speakers was about 9 feet. No room correction equalization was used. Processing was done by a Marantz 7705 and the amplification was done by a Monoprice Monolith 5x200 amplifier. No subwoofers were used. All music listening was done with the DM70s alone in two-channel stereo, and I brought in the DM20 for movie watching.

I should say that before I sat down to do some serious listening with this speaker, it took a little while and some extra positional tweaking to get a balanced sound between the left and right DM70 speakers. For most speakers, I can place them in the same spot for an even soundstage between the left and right speakers, but the DM70s did take more work to get a balanced sound. It’s possible that their unusual acoustical properties were reacting to my room differently than traditional speakers, but setting these up was a bit more involved than normal. Also, I found that the soundstage didn’t stabilize until I was at least as far back as my typical 9-foot listening distance. At closer proximities, it was difficult to get a good stereo-center image.

Music Listening

A major new release this year came from Depeche Mode in their 15th studio album, “Memento Mori.” Like so many others, I have been a fan of the band for decades, and this release is particularly poignant because it is the first without founding member Andy Fletcher who passed away in May of 2022 early in the album’s formation. Remaining members David Gahan and Martin Gore, who famously never had an easy relationship, decided to finish the album. Since its release, it has been widely acclaimed by music critics as the best work that Depeche Mode has released in years. I thought it would be a good opportunity to see what the DM70s could do for the harder edge of pop music.

The first track, “The Cosmos is Mine,” opened with a pretty hefty bass line, and the DM70s handled it with subwoofer-like authority. Gahan’s voice was processed to make it sound nearly phantasmagorical, and it hovered over the speakers like an otherworldly spirit. Ambient synth sounds darted left and right, and the speakers could image these sounds outside of the boundaries of the width of their placement. Subsequent tracks, such as the album’s single, “Ghosts Again,” had a drier mix on the vocals, and this gave them a stronger center image. I was afraid that the rear acoustic emanation might blow center imaging out to huge proportions, but this wasn’t the case. While the center image was not pinpoint precise as I have heard with some other speakers, the DM70s could place the singer and instruments where they are supposed to be around the soundstage. The soundstage was generally quite wide and expansive, more so than conventional loudspeakers. On occasion, I did hear an uncanny sense of depth, such as on the track “Soul With Me” where the processing on the singer’s voice combined with the speaker’s unique design pulled the voice back well behind the speaker’s distance from me. By the end of the album, I would say that the DM70s killed it (and I mean that in a good way). This music sounded great on these speakers, and I am sure most Depeche Mode fans would agree. The wide soundstage gave “Memento Mori” a ‘big,’ panoramic sound that particularly suits that album.   

 Memento Mori   Destination Rachmaninov

The DM70s sounded natural and lifelike on this recording...

To see how the DM70s sound with orchestral music, I selected an album from Qobuz titled “Destination Rachmaninoff. Departure.” This album contains Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos No.2 and 4 as well as Rachmaninoff’s piano arrangement of Bach’s “Partita for Violin Solo No.3.” I decided on this music because it would have a piano at the forefront with orchestral accompaniment, so I could hear what the speakers do to image a single instrument as well as a full orchestra. Piano is played by the virtuoso Daniil Trifonov who is accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the performance was recorded at the palatial Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. I streamed this beautifully-produced Deutsche Grammophon release in a 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

While the piano was the lead instrument here, it did not overshadow the orchestra as can sometimes happen. One reason for that, which can be heard through the DM70 speakers, is that the recording engineers did not close-mic the piano like is very often done. This, thankfully, makes the piano a part of the orchestra rather than some giant that sits atop the orchestra. The piano did image between the speakers, but not with laser precision - not that such precision should be expected in a recording done in a symphonic hall. However, the reverb of the performance space wasn’t very extensive, and I don’t know if that is because the Verizon Hall is not as reverberant as other symphonic halls or that was just how the recording engineers set up the microphones. Whatever the reason, this recording style seemed to compliment the DM70s, and the sound they produced from this album sounded natural and lifelike. It sounded like a closer seat to the performers, and that may be partly due to the wide soundstage projected by the DM70s. Tonally, I never noticed anything that sounded off or colored, and the instruments sounded correct. During this album, I tried to hear the difference that the DM70’s rear array attenuation switch made. It reduces output from the rear tweeter by 6dB, but the difference that it made for this music was subtle at best. Regardless, in either mode, the music sounded terrific. It’s possible that the extra reflections from the rear array enhance the concert hall effect which can be especially beneficial to this type of orchestral music, so I do think that classical music lovers with a penchant for full orchestras ought to give the DM70s very close consideration. I can’t imagine anyone complaining about the sound quality of what I heard when listening to this album on these speakers.  

The detail and timbre of the overtones of the double bass were terrific to hearon the DM70s.

For something simple and traditional that focuses on a few acoustic instruments, I found a recent release titled “Uusi Aika” by the Finnish jazz ensemble Uusi Aika (it must have taken them a while to come up with the album name). I wanted to hear how the DM70s would image a smaller-scale performance with its larger imaging. The album is formed mostly from just saxophone, piano, bass, and percussion with a smattering of a few other instruments here and there. This is lower-tempo jazz for those in the mood for a very relaxed pace. The recording doesn’t have a usual studio sound but instead sounds like a live performance done with a single microphone.

The recording gave this performance an intimate sound as if I were right next to the performers, and the imaging of the DM70s added to that effect. The lead saxophone on the first track imaged big as did the double bass. A similar effect was heard on the shakuhachi on the second track. I think a more traditional speaker might have squeezed the soundstage of this album a bit more as well as tightened up the imaging of the instruments, but I don’t think the DM70s imaged poorly, but rather just not as precisely as more conventionally designed speakers, especially ones with narrow directivity control. As with other acoustic music albums that I listened to, tonality was generally very good. The detail and timbre of the overtones of the double bass were terrific to hear and evidence that the bass section was well-integrated with the MTM arrays. Likewise, the texture of the saxophone was articulate and nicely rendered. The bass was strong without being overbearing, but that is partly a setup matter since the user has control over the subwoofer level on the DM70. For my tastes and in my room, the dial at just a couple of notches under 12 o'clock sounded right. In that setting, nothing sounded off, even by a little bit. I enjoyed “Uusi Aika” by Uusi Aika, and I liked the sound that the DM70s imparted to this music. Some might prefer the smaller soundstage and more focused imaging of traditional speaker designs, but I am sure there are many who would quite enjoy the presentation given by the DM70s.

Uusi Aika   Destroy the Machines

For something that can push the loudspeaker hard, I threw on Malux’s “Destroy the Machines.” This is a drum’n’bass album that begs to be played at a loud volume. It is chocked full of ferocious breakbeats, scorching lead synths, and hard bass with everything mixed at high levels. It is dance music, but Malux mixes things up enough so that it is not too repetitive to be enjoyed while seated in an Eames Chair and enjoying a glass of 30-year-old Macallan in your finest smoking jacket. On paper, the DM70s should be able to rock hard, but we have to test it to know for sure, so I cranked the volume to see what it could do.

I knew right away that the DM70s had more dynamic range than my ears did, at least for the mids and treble. I backed down on the volume in the interest of preserving my hearing, but there was no doubt that the speakers could rock. While I backed down to a loud but not insane volume for the system as a whole, I still wanted to see what the limits of subwoofer sections would be, so I decided to max out the subwoofer sections, since loud deep bass is a lot easier on the ears than loud treble and mids. Taking the system volume up with the sub volume at max, I could drive the MTM arrays to louder levels than the DM70’s subwoofer could follow, but that was at a very loud level. At very high levels, the bass tonality did change indicating that the subwoofers were running into some distortion, so the limiters aren’t so strict as to only permit clean bass. I wasn’t able to drive the system into bottoming out, but it could be audibly pushed past linear behavior above a certain point. However, normal users are unlikely to drive these speakers that hard. Those who want very loud bass should probably supplement these speakers with subwoofers. Perhaps the Definitive Technology DN15 15" sub with dual passive 15"s would do the trick.

Movie Watching

To see what the DM70s could do for a typical movie experience, I selected the 2013 crime comedy “American Hustle.” This film takes place in New Jersey in the late 70s and concerns a con man who is caught in one of his own schemes and is forced to work with the FBI along with his accomplice/mistress to help an investigation into political corruption. I hadn’t yet seen “American Hustle,” but this big-budget movie with an all-star cast is sure to have a top-notch sound mix and should be a good demonstration of the DM70’s sound with a major Hollywood movie.

the DM70s did a terrific job in executing the sound reproduction.

“American Hustle” turned out to be a fun caper with talented actors turning in great performances with strong, well-written roles. The dialogue was ripe with 70s New York and New Jersey vernacular and profanity, and it sounded terrific on the DM20 center. Dialogue intelligibility was never a problem even when muttered, whispered, or improvised. The sound mix was rich in music, not just from the period with pieces from Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, and The Wings, but also from prior eras that reflect the film’s characters. Duke Ellington’s “Jeep’s Blues” played a major role, as did Tom Jones’ “Delilah,” and they sounded terrific on the DM70s. The sound mix was also rich in the sounds from the era. The rumble of the V8s from massive old Cadillacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Lincolns was impeccably rendered, and it is a once-common sound that is seldom heard in real life these days. There weren’t that many more sound elements from a dialogue and music-driven film, but the artistry of this sound mix certainly deserves an audio system worthy of it, and I would say that Definitive Technology’s Dymension series is certainly that.

American Hustle   Dr Strange Multiverse

For a more fantastical sound mix, I watched the 2022 Marvel movie “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” The first Dr. Strange film is one of the few Marvel adventures that I actually enjoyed, so I was looking forward to seeing this sequel, and the DM70s presented a sound system that seemed worthy of the endeavor. With the legendary Sam Raimi in the director’s seat, this outing promised to be a wild experience in both sight and sound, so I turned the levels up and strapped in.

The movie, and thus the sound mix, was indeed a riotous excursion, and the DM70s did a terrific job in executing the sound reproduction. There were many instances of creatively bizarre sound mix choices such as when the doctor and his traveling companion were falling through the many bizarre universe incarnations or when the Scarlet Witch attacked the Sanctum Sanctorum in alternate New York City. Raimi never lets the camera sit still for long, and the whirling, manic perspective was echoed by the sound mix. While this movie was prime material for a surround sound mix, the DM70s could image the restless point-of-view nicely, and I didn’t miss the surrounds at all. The bass was also good, although I do think there was some very deep bass that the subs did miss. They thundered and rumbled my room, but not quite with the same authority that a large, ported 15” sub might have. However, I think most people would be very happy with the bass ability of these speakers and feel no need for an extra subwoofer at all. The dialogue intelligibility of the DM20 was fine. I had anticipated the DM20s being badly outgunned by the DM70s, but that didn’t prove to be the case. Even though it is a much smaller speaker, I never noticed any weakness in the center of the soundstage. Director Raimi’s longtime collaborator Danny Elfman does the music score, and the DM70s really shined with this energetic orchestral music. Indeed, the film as a whole had a quite complex and multi-layered sound mix, with the lively music running alongside a plethora of effects noises as well as dialogue, but it never became a confused or jumbled mess on these speakers. In the end, I quite enjoyed “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” with the DM70s and DM20, and if they make a sequel, I hope I will have a sound system as good as these speakers to watch it.  

About the author:

James Larson is Audioholics' primary loudspeaker and subwoofer reviewer on account of his deep knowledge of loudspeaker functioning and performance and also his overall enthusiasm toward moving the state of audio science forward.

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