Definitive Technology ProCinema 1000/2000
Home theater speaker system
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Item #: 700PCIN12K
Package price: $1,724.99 Earn up to 1,725 Rewards points
Definitive Technology's ProCinema 1000/2000 speaker system delivers all the home theater thrills of their ProCinema 1000 system while boasting even greater performance. It includes four satellite speakers, an upgraded center channel speaker, and a 300-watt powered subwoofer. This system uses some of Definitive's best speaker technologies, so you'll hear plenty of impact and convincing realism with all your movies, video games, and music. It's a great way to complement your crisp HDTV picture with rich, enveloping sound.
Definitive's BDSS technology and Pure Aluminum dome tweeters allows these speakers to deliver exceptional sound.
This system uses four of Definitive's ProMonitor 1000 satellite speakers create a spacious, wraparound soundstage. Each has a 5-1/4" midrange that uses Definitive's Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) driver design, which places a flexible rubber surround on both the outer and inner edge of the speaker cone for greater linear excursion and exceptional clarity. This technology helps the system deliver big sound using smaller speakers. The ProCenter 2000 center channel included with this system uses two 5-1/4" BDSS midranges for crystal-clear dialogue and dynamic, true-to-life sound effects.
All of the satellite speakers and the center channel have a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter that produces extended highs, revealing nuance and shimmer without a trace of edginess. Each 5-1/4" driver produces rich, robust midrange and bass frequencies. At the top of each satellite speaker and on either side of the center channel sits a passive bass radiator that's pressure-coupled to the midrange driver. The passive radiators increase the lower-midrange output of each speaker without increasing the size of the enclosure.
Definitive's ProSub 1000 adds the excitement of deep, rumbling lows. A front-mounted 10" woofer works together with a pressure-coupled low bass radiator on the bottom of the enclosure to produce hard-hitting bass. Rigid baskets and a non-resonant cabinet make sure that you hear clean bass without sound-muddying vibrations. A 300-watt amplifier and advanced crossover ensure accurate response. And a continuously variable low-pass crossover and a side volume control allow you to seamlessly blend the ProSub 1000 in with the rest of the system.
The satellite speakers feature an integrated tripod base and the center channel comes with a leveler foot so you can easily place the speakers on shelves. You can also mount them on your walls using the keyhole slots for out-of-the-way placement. Connect the sub and tuck it under a table or in a corner, and you're ready to go.
Did you know?
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.
Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer a must-have for high-impact bass.
I love, love, love my new surround sound setup. I purchased these speakers and a Denon receiver recommended by a Crutchfield advisor and all I can say is wow. It sounds great and isn't even broken in yet. No regrets. If you have the money to spare, I highly doubt you will have any regrets on this purchase either. Blows away my ex's system that he used to brag about. :-)
Cons: Pricey, but I think you get what you pay for
Sound from this system is awesome, music & movies come to real life as never before. I'm powering them from an elder Onkyo TX-SR674 w/ 95 watt output. Subwoofer does it's job beautifully w/ volume control on side (very easy to adjust), center & surrond speakers compliment each other perfectly. Very clean & crisp sounds from everthing, this system simply blows my older "Boston Acoustics" away!
Cons: Not really cons but, speakers are heavy so if wall mounting get super brackets. Subwoofer "dances" itself acrossed my hardwood floor.
|Pieces in System||6|
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Woofer Composition||Mineral filled polymer|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||28-31|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|RMS Power Range (watts)||10-200|
|Subwoofer RMS Power (watts)||300|
|Main Speakers (inches)||10-13/16H x 6-1/4W x 6-1/2D|
|Center Speaker (inches)||6-5/8H x 17W x 6-7/16D|
|Surround Speakers (inches)||10-13/16H x 6-1/4W x 6-1/2D|
|Subwoofer (inches)||14-3/8H x 12-1/16W x 19-1/8D|
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The ProMonitor loudspeakers provides clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling Definitive's exclusive BDSS technology driver to an equal-sized mid/bass radiator cleverly placed on the top of the speaker. 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) drivers 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.
Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 satellite speakers feature a 5-1/4" BDSS driver coupled to a 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter. The Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000 center-channel speaker features two 5-1/4" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology 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 feature a removable cloth grille.
Connections: Each speaker is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 2000 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' ears.
Break-In Period: The loudspeakers 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.
Overview: The Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 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 10-inch high excursion woofer and 10-inch bottom-mounted passive radiator for massive bass with superior speed, control, and detail. The Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 is a compact, high quality, powered subwoofer that can be used in your home theater or music speaker system.
Passive Radiator Design: The ProSub 1000 features a 300-watt (RMS) amplifier driving a high-excursion 10-inch front-mounted direct-radiating woofer that is pressure-coupled to an 10-inch low-bass passive radiator on the bottom of the enclosure. The net radiating area of the ProSub 1000 is 39% greater than a single 12 inch woofer but with better speed, pitch definition, and control.
PowerField Technology Amplifier: The ProSub 1000 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 1000 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 performance.
High-Definition Subwoofer: The powerful, high-definition 10" polymer subwoofer driver is specifically engineered by Definitive Technology to deliver rock-solid low distortion bass, reaching down to the lowest subsonic frequencies (18-150Hz), 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 1000 powered subwoofer 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 1000 to be perfectly integrated with any stereo or multi-channel audio system, and tuned for optimum performance in any room.
Connections: The Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 powered subwoofer has a complete range of inputs and outputs to allow easy and effective hookup to any system. The ProSub 1000 has a separate direct-in LFE low-level input. Speaker-level inputs are provided in case you do not have a subwoofer output.
Note: When using the LFE input with a receiver that has an internal x-over you should set the x-over on the sub to 150Hz.
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 1000 features two protection circuits that ensure that the subwoofer can never be overdriven.
Integrated/Adjustable Feet: The ProSub 1000 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 most 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.
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