Receiver Input and Output Notes
Front/Rear Satellite Speakers
Center Channel Speaker
7-Channel Equal Power Amplifier: The Denon AVR-2310CI
features a 7-channel equal power, discrete amplifier. Each channel is rated at
90 watts RMS. The amp can power a 7.1-channel surround system in the main room;
or it can power a 5.1-channel system and the surround back channels can be
reassigned. The surround back channels can be used to power Zone 2 speakers in
another room, while you listen to 5.1-channel surround in your main room. To
enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can reassign the power amp from the two surround
back channels to the two front high channels. You can also configure the
amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound
by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front
speakers. In addition, the AVR-2310CI features a set of "B" speakers, wired in
parallel to the receiver's "A" speakers, for listening to the same audio source
in another room.
Robust Power Supply: To produce a clear, stable power
circuit that prevents unwanted noise from affecting the sound, the Denon
AVR-2310cI has a dedicated CPU transformer that is separate from the audio and
video circuitry. The AVR-2310CI features a powerful rectifier circuit to supply
stable current with negligible noise.
Minimum Signal Path Design: The "simple & straight" design
concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to
immaculately clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as
possible to keep signal degradation in the audio and video circuitry to an
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant
construction has been used to thoroughly suppress the adverse influences of
vibration on sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have
been securely mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of
cast-iron feet to the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to
suppress mutual vibration with the power transformers and other sources of
Digital Signal Processing (DSP):
The Denon AVR-2310CI is equipped with a
high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All
elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the
use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D
and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A
Converters: The AVR-2310CI uses Analog Devices 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog
converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and
24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allow you to play high-resolution
recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those
Video Up-Conversion: Analog video input signals (composite,
S-video, component) can be converted to a digital video signal and transmitted
to through the receiver's HDMI output port; or can be up-or down-converted to
another analog video monitor output.
Note: HDMI digital video signal can only be output through the
receiver's HDMI monitor output. 480p, 576p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p component
video input signals cannot be converted into S-video or composite video.
High-bit I/P Converter and Scaler up to 1080p (through HDMI monitor
output): The Denon AVR-2310CI features
state-of-the-art Anchor Bay Technologies ABT-2010 VRS precision 12-bit video
deinterlacing and upconversion that processes SD (standard definition) sources
such as DVD and converts them to HD (high definition) quality for improved
sharpness and clarity, so you can enjoy your DVD collection, VCR tapes, and
other standard definition sources (480i/480p) with great clarity and detail, up
to 1080p. The AVT VRS technology also includes both SD as well as HD video noise
reduction to minimize compression artifacts.
Custom Integration: The AVR-2310CI carries
the "CI" stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the
receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for
custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems.
These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems,
remote in/out IR command control, and a +12-volt trigger.
Audyssey: This receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and
MultiEQ equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your
room. The AVR-2310's Audyssey MultiEQ function is designed to optimize the sound
quality at each listening position in the room. The included DM-A409 microphone
is used to measure test tones at each listening position. This measured data is
then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic characteristics in the
listening area. For best results at least 6 positions should be measured,
including a main position. The main position is given more weight in the
calculations. The Audyssey EQ offers the following settings.
- MultiEQ: The MultiEQ function offers the following
- Audyssey: optimizes the crossover point, output
level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker
frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics
- Audyssey Byp. L/R: optimizes all speakers except
front left and right
- Audyssey Flat: optimize frequency response of all
speakers to flat
- Manual: adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6
dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 khz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16
- Off: turns equalizer off
- Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie
soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening
levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices
change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping.
Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain
consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact,
resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5,
10, or 15 dB.
- Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of
commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences
between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue,
loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are clearly heard. When the
volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to
maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening
(middle), or Midnight (high).
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually
using the receiver. You can adjust speaker configuration (large/small/none),
bass setting (LFE/LFE+Main), low-pass crossover
(80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz), speaker distance (0-60'), channel level
(-12 to +12dB), and high-pass crossover frequency
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of
surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video
software. The unit can be set to store the most recently selected surround mode
for each input, so it is automatically activated each the particular input is
chosen. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is
an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal
formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 48 or 96 kHz and up
to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance
provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The
lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is
a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a
discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music.
- Dolby Pro Logic: Center and mono surround information
is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and
output in 4 channel surround sound.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology
processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into
five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that
occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a
five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from Cinema,
Music, or Game formats. You can also choose Dolby Pro Logic (the earlier
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing
stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a
seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment
experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats -
Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz: Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a
new dimension to home entertainment through the addition of a pair of front
height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1ch, and 7.1ch content, Dolby Pro
Logic IIz provides enhances spaciousness, depth, and dimension to movies,
concert video, and videogame playback while maintaining full integrity of
the source mix.
- Combined Surround Modes: The receiver features several
combined modes using existing Dolby and DTS surround modes: Dolby Digital
(Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro
Logic IIz, Dolby True HD + Ex, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Cinema/Music, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic
IIx Cinema/Music, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or DTS (HD) + Neo:6.
- Denon Original Surround (DSP) Modes: The desired
surround mode according to the program source and viewing situation can be
selected from among 7 Denon original surround modes.
- Rock Arena: this mode is for enjoying the
atmosphere of a live concert in an arena
- Jazz Club: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere
of a live concert in a jazz club
- Mono Movie: this mode is for playing monaural movie
sources with surround sound
- Video Game: this mode is suited for achieving
surround sound with video games
- Matrix: this mode lets you add a sense of expansion
to stereo music sources
- Virtual: this mode is for enjoying surround effects
using only the front speakers or headphones
- 5CH/7CH Stereo: this mode is for enjoying stereo
sound from all speakers
- Stereo Playback: This is the mode for playing in
stereo. The tone can be adjusted. Sound is output from the front left and
right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
- Direct Playback: In this mode, this audio signal bypass
the tone adjustment circuitry for higher quality sound.
- Pure Direct: This mode recreates the original sound
most faithfully, providing extremely high quality sound.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function
gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for
overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if
the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in
the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz),
and DTS Neo:6 modes.
- Dynamic Range Compression: Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of
the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when
playing program sources recorded in formats other than DTS.
- LFE: This setting adjusts the low-frequency effects
level (LFE). You can adjust the LFE from -10 to 0 dB.
- Center Width: This function assigns the center channel
signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; select from 0
to 7. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Center Image: This function assigns a center channel
signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; adjust from 0.0
to 1.0. This function only works in the DTS Neo:6 mode.
- Panorama: This feature assigns front left and right
signals to surround channels for wider sound, you can turn this feature On
or Off. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Dimension: This settings shifts the sound image to the
front or rear to adjust playback balance; select from 0 to 6. This function
only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time to
control the sound stage size. In this menu the delay time is only adjusted
for the Matrix mode.
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal
level from 1 to 15 when using the Denon Original Surround Modes.
- Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size of
your acoustic environment when using the Denon Original Surround Modes;
select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
- SB CH Out: This setting selects the playback mode for
the surround back channels; there are separate settings for multi-channel
and 2-channel sources.
- AFDM: Detects the source's surround back channel signal and sets
the optimum surround mode automatically.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of
the currently select input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are
differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can
correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Tone Settings: You can
independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6
dB. You can also fade the sound from front to rear or vice-versa.
Restorer: This function
restores compressed audio signals to pre-compression form,
correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a richer sounding playback; select
64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting of the source material.
Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay): This feature automatically
compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If
needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal;
adjust from 0-200ms.
Volume Setting: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume
output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -70 to +18dB or Last
(whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; 40dB
or 20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
Plus: For each input, the
receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode,
surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio
delay, etc. When
the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are
automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings,
and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for
each surround mode.
Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have
three Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input
source, surround mode, volume, and MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic volume
settings for easy recall.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Picture Quality Adjustment:
You can adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Chroma Level, Hue, DNR (Noise
Reduction), and Enhancer (Sharpness) of the receiver's monitor video outputs.
Dual Zone/Dual Source Operation: Denon's
Dual-Zone/Dual-Source function lets you select a different source for listening
in a different location of your home. The Zone 2 audio output has independent
source selection and can be output as a line-level or speaker-level signal,
depending on the amplifier assign setting.
- Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the
AVR-2310CI, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in
a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and
play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of
Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
- Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the
AVR-2310CI you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another
room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main
room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone
2 is controlled by the AVR-2310CI receiver.
iPod Compatibility: Using an optional ASD-11R iPod dock, or
an ASD-51N or ASD-51N iPod/Network adapter dock, you can integrate your iPod with
the AVR-2310CI. Song titles appear on the receiver's display panel and the iPod
can be controlled using the buttons on the main unit and the remote control.
Note: The ASD-11R is compatible with
3rd generation and later iPods with a dock connecter.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The AVR-1910 can be connected
to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item numbers 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P,
sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the
receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song
title. Sirius channels are stored as presets and recalled in the same way AM and
FM stations are. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a built-in AM/FM
tuner which allows you to preset up to 8 AM/FM stations in 7 different banks
(A-G), giving you a total of 56 AM/FM presets. You can assign an 8 character
name to each preset.
Input Naming: You can
change the display name of each selected input source (up to 8 characters per
Source Delete: This feature
removes input sources that are not used from the receiver's display.
GUI (Graphic User Interface): A GUI menu can be displayed on
your television for easy system setup. The Graphic User Interface menu is sent
through receiver's HDMI monitor output. A screen saver engages if a static menu
is left on screen for more that 3 minutes.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set
the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can se
the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
The unit is equipped with a back-up memory that provides
approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is
off and the power cord is disconnected.
Dimmer: The receiver features 4
display brightness settings - Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.
Main Remote Control (RC-1117): The AVR-2310CI comes
with a main remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote
control capable Denon components. It is pre-programmed with
control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc
players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players.
Sub/Zone 2 Remote Control (RC-1119): The receiver's sub
remote is designed to control the Zone 2 functions. You can use it from the
other room with an optional IR repeater kit.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-2310CI can control select
external audio/video components connected via HDMI which supports HDMI control.
When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the
AVR-2310CI's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the
AVR-2310CI's remote control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices,
Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Receiver Input and Output Notes
Rear Panel Connections:
- HDMI: This unit has 5 HDMI inputs and
1 HDMI monitor output, version 1.3a. The HDMI inputs are
assignable to different input sources. The HDMI jacks support
HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 30 and 36
bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology (currently
no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).
- Component Video: The receiver features 2 component video inputs and 1
component video monitor output. The component video inputs are assignable to
different sources. (Note: If a 1080p signal is input via component
video, it is neither converted nor scaled; it is only output as 1080p
- Assignable Digital
Inputs: The AVR-2310CI features 2 optical digital (Toslink) inputs
and 2 coaxial digital
inputs. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Phono and Tuner. Optical
2 also has a corresponding optical
digital output for use with a CD, MD, or other digital recording device.
Multi-Channel Input: The AVR-2310CI is equipped with an analog 7.1-channel
RCA input to accommodate present and future
- Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts.
They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use
with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual
- Sirius: This proprietary terminal
allows you to connect an optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit.
- iPod Connection Terminal: You can connect and play an
iPod that has Apple's Dock connector using the optional Denon ASD-11R iPod
dock (item number 033ASD11RK) or iPod network dock (item numbers 033ASD51N
- RS-232C Port: The AVR-2310CI includes an
RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house
control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, and
others, and provides a software/firmware upgrade pathway.
- Room-to-Room Remote Jacks: The receiver has a mini-jack input
for use with an optional Denon RC-616, 617, or 618 IR
re-transmitter. The adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
- 12V Trigger Output: The
AVR-2310CI has a mini-jack output to
send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V
trigger, such as a power amplifier.
Front Panel Connections:
- Headphone Jack: Standard 1/4" stereo headphone jack;
the speakers in the main zone are muted when headphones are plugged in.
- A/V Inputs: S-video, Composite-video, a pair of stereo
RCAs, and an optical digital input.
- Setup Mic: 3.5mm input for
connection of supplied setup microphone.
System Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCinema 800
System is a 6-piece home theater system incorporating 4 identical easy to place
satellite speakers for front and surround channels, a matching center-channel
loudspeaker, and a robust powered subwoofer. The system's components incorporate
many of Definitive's technologies including BDSS drivers, pure aluminum dome
tweeters, planar pressure coupled mid/bass radiators, and a 300-Watt powered
subwoofer for clear, high-definition home theater sound quality.
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The ProCinema 800
satellite speakers and center-channel provide clear, high-definition sound by
pressure-coupling Definitive's exclusive BDSS technology drivers to equal-sized
mid/bass radiators cleverly placed on the outside of the cabinet. This technique
doubles the lower-midrange radiating area of the speaker without increasing the
size of the enclosure. The result is a warm and life-like sound.
BDSS Technology: Definitive Technology's Balanced Double
Surround System (BDSS) driver offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency
response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear
more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment. BDSS drivers incorporate the
following design features.
- Balanced Double Surrounds: The speaker's balanced
double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical
stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to
suppress parasitic cone resonance.
- Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone: The ProCenter 1000
features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using
sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.
- Waveguide: The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes
off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.
- High Temperature Voice Coil: The driver's high
temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power
handling and quick transient response. The voice coil is also lengthened to
increase linearity and lower distortion.
- Magnet Structure: The driver's magnetic system is
optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap
for high efficiency and linear excursion.
- Die-Cast Alloy Basket: The die-cast alloy basket
minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave
Break-In Period: The ProCinema 800 Home Speaker System will
sound good right out of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40
hours or more of playing is required to reach full performance capability. The
break-in period allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a
more open midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction
Front/Rear Satellite Speakers
Satellite Speaker Overview: The Definitive Technology
ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers utilize state-of-the-art components (BDSS
drivers coupled with a pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, pure
aluminum dome tweeters, uniphase crossover networks, and non-resonant PolyStone
cabinets with low diffraction construction) in order to achieve the most
lifelike sound possible in your listening room.
Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite
loudspeakers each feature a 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to a 4-1/2"
pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum dome
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology
ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers use a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with
low diffraction construction. The speaker cabinet is available in a high-gloss
black or white finish. The speaker's cabinet features a removable cloth grille.
Connections: The ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers are
equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your
receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite
loudspeakers may be placed on a stand or shelf, or mounted on the wall or
ceiling. The ProMonitor 800 features a pedestal foot which allows it to fit
securely and safely on a stand or shelf. The attached pedestal foot can be
removed to mount the speaker to Definitive Technology's matching speaker stand
(ProStand, sold separately) or to wall-mount the speaker. The ProMonitor 800 can
be wall-mounted using the rear-panel keyhole slot. In addition, there is a
1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the speaker so you can use Definitive
Technology's optional mounting bracket (ProMount 80, sold separately), or other
manufacture bracket (sold separately) to hang the speaker on a wall or ceiling.
Note: There is a insert plug included which covers the
hole in the bottom of the speaker which you will see after you remove the
pedestal foot when wall-mounting the speaker.
Placement: When used as front speakers, the ProMonitor 800s
should usually be placed 6 to 8 feet apart and kept away from the side walls and
corners. When used as rear speakers, take care never to locate the speakers
forward of the listeners. The ProMonitor 800s may be angled in towards the
listening position or left parallel with the rear wall according to your
personal listening taste. Normally, angling the speakers in so that they point
directly at the listeners will result in more detail and greater clarity.
Center Channel Speaker
Center-Channel Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCenter
1000 video-shielded center-channel speaker utilizes state-of-the-art components
(BDSS driver coupled with a pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, a
pure aluminum dome tweeter, a uniphase crossover network, and a non-resonant
PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction) in order to achieve the
most lifelike sound possible in your listening room. As much as 75% of a movie's
soundtrack is played by the center-channel loudspeaker making it arguably the
most important speaker in a home theater system. The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker
is ideal for use as a center-channel speaker in conjunction with Dolby Surround
Sound Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital decoding.
Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 features
two 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar
low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology
ProCenter 1000 uses a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction
construction. The speaker cabinet is available in a high-gloss black or white
finish. The speaker's cabinet features a removable cloth grille.
Connections: The ProCenter 1000 is equipped with a pair of
gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be
mounted on a stand or shelf; or even wall-mounted. The ProCenter 1000 has two
threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the back, which can be used with a pair of
optional Definitive Technology ProMount brackets (735PMT80, sold separately) or
other manufacture wall-mount bracket (sold separately) to mount the ProCenter
1000 on the wall.
Placement: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be
placed above or below your television.
Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker has a
simple built-in device which allows you to adjust the vertical angle of the
speaker. There is an adjustable rubber-foot on the bottom-rear of the speaker
cabinet. when you set the center-channel speaker down, the speaker will lean
back and rest on this foot. By varying how far you screw in-and-out the foot,
you can adjust the vertical angle of the speaker. It is recommended that you aim
the center-speaker so that it aims directly towards the height of the listeners'
Powered Subwoofer Overview: The Definitive Technology ProSub
800 is an advanced state-of-the-art technology powered subwoofer with a built-in
high-power, high-current amplifier and sophisticated electronic crossover, in
combination with an active front-firing 8-inch high excursion woofer and 8-inch
bottom-mounted passive radiator for massive bass with superior speed, control,
and detail. The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 is a compact, high quality,
powered subwoofer that can be used in your home theater or music speaker system.
Passive Radiator Design: The ProSub 800 features a 300-watt
(RMS) amplifier driving a high-excursion 8-inch front-mounted direct-radiating
woofer that is pressure-coupled to an 8-inch low-bass passive radiator on the
bottom of the enclosure. The net radiating area of the ProSub 800 is 27% greater
than a single 10 inch woofer but with better speed, pitch definition, and
PowerField Technology Amplifier: The ProSub 800 incorporates
Definitive's proprietary PowerField technology, by which the amplifier is
specifically engineered in conjunction with the driver for optimum load matching
and power transfer characteristics. The Definitive ProSub 800 powered subwoofer
incorporates a unique, patented, digitally-coupled infinite power source
amplifier with a high-current direct coupled power supply and discrete MOSFET
output devices to ensure perfect high-definition resolution and reproduction of
the most dynamic program material and demanding sub-bass transients.
Construction quality is absolutely state-of-the-art, with only the highest
quality components used including mil-spec glass epoxy circuit boards and
precision resistors and capacitors for many years of faultless superior
High-Definition Subwoofer: The powerful, high-definition 8"
polymer subwoofer driver is specifically engineered by Definitive Technology to
deliver rock-solid low distortion bass, reaching down to the lowest subsonic
frequencies (20-150Hz), with superior transient response. The special
ultra-stiff, low-mass cone (for super-fast transient response) is joined to a
specially formulated surround and long-throw voice coil and spider. The
ultra-rigid basket is engineered to hold the woofer's massive magnet structure
and large voice coil in absolute alignment. The high temperature voice coil is
made of aluminum wound with triple insulated ultra-pure copper wire and baked in
epoxy for increased power handling.
Non-Resonant Cabinet: The cabinet of a loudspeaker plays a
large part in its sonic performance. Resonance and vibration can add unwanted
distortion as well as drain away important energy from the system. The
Definitive Technology ProSub 800 powered subwoofers utilizes a monocoque
cabinet, which has been specifically engineered to be totally inert and
vibration free, to ensure you of pure sonic reproduction. Monocoque means that
the cabinet is of a unitized construction where all panels are permanently
joined together into one solid structure. The cabinet walls themselves are
high-density medite fused together by space-age polymer adhesives. The front and
rear baffles are extra thick and the cabinet, itself, incorporates multiple
internal braces to ensure total solidity.
Controls: A complete array of controls allows the ProSub 800
to be perfectly integrated with any stereo or multi-channel audio system, and
tuned for optimum performance in any room.
- Volume Control: The ProSub 800 features a convenient
front-side-mounted volume control that makes adjustments fast and easy. This
precision level control allows you to perfectly adjust the volume of the
subwoofer to match your system and room as well as to fulfill your own
personal sonic preferences.
- Variable Low-Pass Crossover: The Definitive Technology
ProSub 800 powered subwoofer has a continuously adjustable low-pass filter
control which allows you to choose a roll-off of from 40 to 150 Hz for the
high end of the subwoofer. This unique "dual stage" roll-off (24dB/oct) is
extremely steep which ensures perfect blending with your main speakers as
well as eliminating unwanted midrange from the subwoofer. This is especially
important because it gives you much greater flexibility in placing your
subwoofer in your room without being able to hear where it is located.
Connections: The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 powered
subwoofer has a complete range of inputs and outputs to allow easy and effective
hookup to any system. The ProSub 800 has a separate direct-in LFE low-level
input (which bypasses the crossover network). Speaker level inputs are provided
in case you do not have a subwoofer output.
- LFE Input: The Definitive Technology powered subwoofer
has a low-level direct LFE input for Dolby Digital soundtracks, which
bypasses the crossover network. If you are connecting the subwoofer to an AV
receiver without a dedicated subwoofer or LFE preamp output, but does
features a stereo RCA output, you will need to use a stereo RCA cable along
with an RCA Y-adapter.
- Speaker Level In: The Speaker Level inputs (binding
posts) are designed to be used on receivers or amplifiers that do not
incorporate any RCA type subwoofer outputs. If your receiver is equipped
with an RCA type subwoofer outputs, these speaker level inputs should not be
- Speaker Level Output: The ProSub 800 also features
speaker level outputs (binding posts), so you can connect your front (main
speakers) through the powered subwoofer. The ProSub 800 has a built-in
speaker level high-pass crossover preset at 80 Hz (6dB/oct).
Auto Turn-On Circuit: The powered subwoofer has a special
power circuit which automatically turns the powered subwoofer on when a signal
is fed to the loudspeaker and turns it off when there is no signal present, so
it does not require an on-off switch.
LED Indicator: The red LED on the back panel of the powered
subwoofer will light up when a signal is sensed and the amplifier turns non. It
will automatically turn off with the powered subwoofer, a little while after the
signal is discontinued.
Protection Circuits: The Definitive Technology ProSub 800
features two protection circuits that ensure that the subwoofer can never be
Integrated/Adjustable Feet: The ProSub 800 features four
integrated feet with rubber tips so you can place it securely and safely on your
home's floor. Each foot's height is adjustable to help you place the powered sub
on an uneven surface.
Placement: The Definitive Technology powered subwoofer has
been designed to operate at frequencies generally below 150 Hz. Because
low-frequency information in this range essentially is non-directional, your
subwoofer can be located anywhere in your listening room that is mot convenient.
Also the continuously variable low-pass filter operate at a very fast roll-off,
ensuring great performance wherever you place the subwoofer. There are, however,
some general rules that you should bear in mind when locating the powered sub.
- For maximum output the subwoofer should be placed in a corner or against
- Corner placement will increase the subwoofer's efficiency, which in turn
will increase your system's maximum output and improve the dynamic
capability of the subwoofer.
AVR-2310Ci Receiver: 2 years parts and labor
ProCinema 800 Speaker System:
- Subwoofer Amplifier: 3 years parts and labor
- Other Speaker Components: 5 years parts and labor