Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Bookshelf Speaker (Single, Black)
- ProMonitor 800
I have a HK 5.1 system in my living room and have always thought I was loosing my hearing because I had trouble understanding dialogue while watching certain Dolby surround sound rated movies even after balancing the system. I recently put a 7.1 surround system in another room and started with just a Definative center channel and the front channel speakers, That alone out performed my old system, after getting the remaining 4 speakers I was extremely pleased to find that it was not my hearing, these speakers are amazing for the price,
Pros: Excellent sound reproduction for movie, music, and TV
Speakers tend to be a "matter of taste". Therefore, my first recommendation would be to listen to these in the Magnolia theatre section of the store.
Pros: Big Sound in a small speaker/ good price
I bought these as a self-birthday gift and this will be my first real sound system. I started only with a pair of ProMonitor 800s, they are amazing If your looking for a big movie sound. These speakers go great with any of the Pioneer Elite receivers (I chose the VSX-40 which is a 7.1 dual-zone receiver).
Pros: Quality look and sound
A little more than I had intended to spend to replace a blown Onkyo but worth it. Found the wall mounts to be pricey so I went to Home Depot and bought 1/2" wood screw on one end / bolt on the other (not sure what you call them but package of 2 = .98c). Put wood screw end into stud and screwed speaker on other end - works great if you don't care about swivvel feature.
Pros: Looks good, small and well made
Cons: No Bass although advertised to play sounds as low as 57Hz
From the specification, the frequency response of 57 HZ looked like these speakers were ideal front speakers. Unfortunately the speakers doesn't make any audible sound below 100 HZ for sure. It might produce the low frequency as advertised but it cannot be heard.<br />Keep in mind that small speaker means small bass and large speaker means large bass. Don't go by the numbers or advertisement. The sound quality is comparable to cheaper Bose 161, Bose doesn't advertise that their speaker can play really low frequency sounds like Definitive.<br />It is great if someone wants good looking surround speakers with no expectation of lound sounding front speakers.
Pros: Almost don't see them, but you sure can hear them!
Great small speakers! Have it paired with a ProCenter 1000. Very good blending. I was going to buy the ProMon1000,but the Def Tech web site recommends you pair the ProCenter 1000 with the 800's. These speakers are small, but the fill up my living room with great sound!<br />My space is "14'w x 18' d with and open kitchen/dining area. I also have vaulted ceilings. No problems! Because they are small, they don't distract from the TV.
Pros: Sound quality esp mids and highs
I have a 3.1 system; two of these speakers along with a ProMonitor 1000 center and a 12" Polk sub. These speakers produce amazing highs, but more surprisingly, they produce very good mids. Be warned though, do NOT place anything above them, or else you will lose the mid-bass response. I laugh when people say that they are superior to Bose systems. These speakers should not even be in the same store as Bose. The ONLY thing positive I can say about Bose is that they can produce a high DB level without too much distortion. Definitive also do this, but sound like they cost hundreds more. They are fairly non-directional, not as much so a Mirage, but if someone really wanted non-directional speakers, they would go with Mirage. IMO, Definitive speakers sound better then Mirage for SQ. But these speakers, they are a bargain for $145.00 a piece.
It took me forever to find this center chanel with months of looking and research. I didnt know anything about Definitive at all. HIghly recommend them on any speaker. Huge sound out of little speakers. Absolutely amazing.
Pros: Great soundstage and imaging
Cons: Not much bass without a sub...but, hey!
One great thing about this speaker you might not have thought of: you may have to lift your TV up so it won't block your screen -- I had to jack up my 40-inch Samsung by four inches -- but if you don't mind doing that, you can save $75 off the cost of the ProCenter 1000 and get a center channel identical, not just similar, to your other speakers. How's that for a deal? :-)