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Overview: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000
loudspeaker 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. The ProMonitor 1000 loudspeaker may be used in a
2.0-channel system as a full-range driver, in a 2.1-channel system as a
satellite speaker with a powered subwoofer, or as a satellite speaker in
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The
ProMonitor satellite 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 satellite. 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
- 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 ProMonitor 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 Lengthened voice coil also offers increased
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 reflection.
Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 features a 5-1/4" BDSS driver coupled to a
5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum
Break-In Period: The ProMonitor 1000 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.
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor
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 feature a removable cloth grille.
Binding Posts: The ProMonitor 1000 is equipped with a pair of
gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 loudspeakers may be
placed on a stand or shelf, or mounted on the wall or ceiling. The ProMonitor
1000 features a pedestal foot which allows it to fit securely and safe 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 1000 can also 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 an optional articulating 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 1000s 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 1000s 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.