Phase Technology dARTS DFS-660-T Speaker System Review Specs

DFS-660-T: 6.5 in glass-fiber/Nomex-honeycomb cone woofer (3), 1.125 in soft-dome tweeter (1); 9 x 45.5 x 14.7 in (WxHxD), 66 lb
DFS-660-C: 6.5 in glass-fiber/Nomex-honeycomb cone woofer (2), 1.125 in soft-dome tweeter (1); 22 x 7.9 x 12.3 in (WxHxD), 32 lb
DCB660-SURR: 5.25 in glass-fiber/Nomex-honeycomb cone woofer (2), 1 in soft-dome tweeter (2); 10.5 x 19.25 x 5 in (WxHxD), 24 lb• DC-660-R: 6.5 in glass-fiber/Nomex-honeycomb cone woofer (1), 1 in variable-axis soft-dome tweeter; 11.75 x 5.75 in (dia x D), 9 lb
DCB-115 SUB: 15 in polypropylene woofer (2); 500 watts RMS, sealed enclosure, line-level, RCA; 15.25 x 19.5 x 22.4 in (WxHxD), 87 lb
DP4000-IA: Number of Channels: 16; Rated Power (watts per channel): 125 into 8 ohms, 250 into 4 ohms (channels driven not specified); Specified Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz; Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 17 x 5.625 x 17; Weight (Pounds): 21; Inputs: XLR (8), RCA (16); Outputs: Five-way binding posts (16), RCA (2); Additional: 12-volt input trigger (1), 12-volt output trigger (1), Setup microphone input (1)
Price: $48,000 as reviewed (full 7.2.4 system including DFS-660-T (2); DFS-660-C; DCB660-SURR (2); DC-660-R (4); DCB-115 SUB (2); DP4000-IA controller/amp (2)

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Phase Technology
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javanp's picture

Guessing you haven't seen Hacksaw Ridge yet ;) shame you didn't check that out on this system.

Concerning the system itself. I like everything about the DARTS systems but man--that price. Even if my budget was $50,000 for a system I think I'd still find myself questioning if there weren't better options out there for the money--you could put together a very nice Trinnov-based system for the same amount. To have a 7.2.4 based system in the same price range seems a bit audacious.

dommyluc's picture

I always find it refreshing when a reviewer for this magazine is so blown away by the performance of a product that he acts like a kid in a candy store, and also like we all felt the first time we got our hands on a really good audio/video system.
And thank you so much for praising the Dolby Surround upconversion of two-channel music. I, like Mr. Wilkinson, have always found that Dolby Pro-Logic IIx Music Mode does an absolutely phenomenal job of spreading a stereo recording across a multi-channel speaker array. I do not have even close to a dARTS package in my 12' x 20' living room, just 6 very good-sounding BIC Adatto satellites and matching BIC center and a 100-watt sub, along with an Onkyo 110 WPC network receiver. But when I play a great recording, like "Gaucho" by Steely Dan, or "Switched-On Bach 2000" by Wnedy Carlos, or any of the hundreds of other classical CDs I have ripped to my hard drive in WAV format, and use the DPL IIx music processing, people who happen to be here cannot believe that I can get such wonderful sound out of such an inexpensive audio system, and I know that the Dolby has a lot to do with that. It's hard to think that everyone doesn't use it, even with rinky-dink systems like mine. LOL!

pw's picture

Way too expensive and the "pedigree" is just not there..
I guessing that the high price could be folded into you Home Loan..