Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Single compact satellite speaker (Black)

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Excellent sonic accuracy from this compact, versatile speaker

The ProMonitor 1000 is the top-of-line satellite speaker in Definitive's ProCinema series. This versatile, easy-to-place speaker delivers spacious imaging and a smooth, lively sonic character that's equally enjoyable for music and home theater. The sound will surprise you, but it shouldn't — the ProMonitor 1000 uses many of the same technologies as Definitive's larger, more expensive speakers.

ProMonitor 1000

High-tech driver design for warm, rich sound


The 5-1/4" midrange gets a big performance boost from the mid/bass radiator mounted in the top of the cabinet. This clever design doubles the lower-midrange radiating area without increasing the size of the enclosure, and helps provide rich, lifelike sound. A 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter produces extended highs that reveal nuance and subtle detail without a trace of edginess.

Small size

Compact, easy-to-place speaker

You can place the ProMonitor 1000 on a shelf using the integrated tri-lobed base, or mount it on your wall and out of your way using the rear-panel keyhole slot. This speaker is voice-matched with Definitive's complete ProCinema series, and can be paired with any ProCinema center or subwoofer. To create a high-performance ProCinema 1000 system, combine four ProMonitor 1000 satellites with Definitive's ProCenter 1000 and ProSub 1000.

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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.

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 47-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • 5-1/4" BDSS bass/midrange driver pressure-coupled to a 5-1/4" bass radiator
  • 5-way binding posts
  • non-resonant PolyStone cabinet
  • magnetically shielded for safe placement next to older tube TVs
  • gloss black finish
  • keyhole slot and integrated tripod base
  • 6-1/4"W x 10-13/16"H x 6-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why choose bookshelf speakers?

Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.

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Nice as main speakers

Written By Ken, San Jose, CA on Friday, November 27, 2015

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Got two of these as my main left and right for my small home theater system. Really good for music and movies alike. Really nice dynamic range and frequency response. Paired it with Procenter 2000 since I read somewhere that the Procenter 1000 is under powered when paired with Promonitor 1000. And paired with the 800 for the rear channels simply to save some money.

Pros: Really good dynamic range and sound

Cons: The triangle shape does take up some space


Written By Jay P, Illinois on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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Great speaker


Written By H. Burton, California on Thursday, October 22, 2015

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A great sound from such a small speaker. I have them feeding off a 400 WATT SUB M-K and there handling the power easy. I was really blown away. great.

Pros: Size

Cons: None

Amazing speakers - worth the investment

Written By Jeff C., Connecticut on Saturday, October 17, 2015

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I purchased a pair of these speakers in May of 2015 to replace my old Polk Bookshelf speakers. Granted, I did not replace them because they broke, but because our room just didn't have the space for speaker stands anymore. I needed a wall-mountable option and figured this was a good time to upgrade.

As I started my foray into Definitive Technology with these, my system all of a sudden had a huge emphasis on the surround channels (which is where the first pair went). I had to adjust my settings on my receiver to these because they sounded that much more amazing than the old fronts (also Polk speakers w/ an old Yamaha Sub).

Then for my birthday, my wife said "Spend what you want, but make these other (black) speakers like the new white ones you just bought.

So I decided time to replace the rest. I bought two more of these and use them as front speakers - also wall-mounted. My system has never sounded so good. These speakers work so well with each other. Crisp highs, thumpin mids, and with the Prosub, amazing bass. Granted I don't get to really crank it altogether with my wife and two daughters in the house frequently, it is nice to know when I do get that rare time alone, this system can go as loud as I want with little to no drop in quality.

Not to mention these speakers also look good in pretty much any room.

I am extremely happy with four of these speakers as part of my 5.1 system. They are worth the investment. Thanks Definitive!

Pros: - Looks great in any room - Great on their own, but better with a subwoofer. - Great as surrounds or as fronts. - Flexible positioning if used on a wall - keyhole or threaded options are available.

Good Choice

Written By John s, Virginia on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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As front and rear speakers with a ProCenter 2000 and a SuperCube 2000 (5.1 setup), these are great speakers at a great price. They are clear, crisp, and full. They look good and work well on ProStand 1000s, although there is no cover for the speaker wires (which are rather obtrusive especially when using banana plugs).

Pros: Compact, clean, clear, crisp sound.

Cons: No cover for speaker wires (not an issue if placed on a bookshelf, but so if used with a ProStand 1000).

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By RichD, Oregon on Friday, June 26, 2015

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Having a hearing handicap, I was unable to discern the voices very well on built-in tv speakers. These speakers have solved that problem.

Perfect size, great sound

Written By AbiRodri, Puerto Rico on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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They really rock. Upgrading my Energy Classic 5.1 one item at a time, this is the second Definitive item (1st the center Procinema 2000). Mounting was very simple and the profile is perfect for my 12'x19' living room and 70" 4K TV. I''m running a Dennon AVR-1912 on 5.1 and this is the best option for my environment. I watch more movies and HD programs that listen to music on my living room and this Definitive line is an excellent choice. I did a lot of search and without breaking the 401k, this may be the best or one of the best options on speakers.

Pros: Detail high frequencies that were not present on the Energy 5.1. The profile is perfect: they are there but not in your face and for a typical living room, they seems to fit naturally. Construction is nice although not wood. but sound it getting better and more crispy and detail every day. Bass is nice although I have a sub woofer, which I always prefer. The AVR 1912 may be falling short of power but enough for movies and music.

Cons: none so far.

Good Speakers

Written By Nate, Milwaukee on Saturday, June 06, 2015

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I was looking for good bookshelf speakers that were small and these sure fit the bill!

Pros: Nice for there size

Cons: Little pricy Not much low end but for the size should be expected

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By hoss, California on Monday, May 18, 2015

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bought these for my daughters room they sound great

Pros: great sounding for the size

Cons: none

Definitive pro 1000

Written By Anonymous, Gaithersburg MD on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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These speakers are perfect for my room. Sound is awsome.

Pros: Sound and size

Cons: None

Def Tech ProMonitor 1000

Written By Ryan, Va on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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I honestly could not believe how good the speakers sound. I have always been a fan of big speakers, due to the big/full sound they produce, but when my wife purchased a massive entertainment center, for our living room, I know longer had room for my JBL stadium series towers. I purchased these lil babies due to there size, wattage, and the frequency response. I also have two Klipsch down firing woofers so the lowes were not a big concern, I just needed some nice mids and highs. These lil speakers far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to loose some sound quality by loosing my towers but honestly, after some slight adjustments, it sounded clearer and more crisp than ever. The ProMonitors are a lil pricey but honestly they are so worth it. I mainly use these for movies but even music sounds outstanding. When I first bought these I hooked two of them up, to try them out, with one 10" woofer and I was rocking with just the 3 pieces. Even at high Db levels these speakers are clean and crisp with no distortion. I can't say enough good about these speakers; if your on the fence, by them and you'll see what I mean.

Pros: Frequency response, wattage, crisp sound, and small size

Cons: Lil pricey but worth every penny

Excellent sound

Written By clarehills, San Diego CA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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The sound from these speakers is crisp and clear. I mounted 4 in my living room as part of a surround sound system and am very pleased with the sound. They are pretty heavy which give the impression of a quality product. So far so good.

Pros: Excellent sound, look really good

Cons: Nothing so far

Full range sound

Written By Arnold, Midlothian, VA on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Really pretty but the sound is exceptionally good.

Pros: Fairly small for such big sound.

Cons: Always like less expensive but these are really good sounding.

Very Disappointed

Written By ejd1, 13601 on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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All noisy midrange sound. When you turn them up they get even noisier. No mid-bass.

Great sound.

Written By HumboldtRick, Eureka, CA on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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I got the ProCinema 1000 system and it sounds really good. I just got the system set up, and they sound pretty good already. I'm running a Pioneer SC-1222-K digital amp (120W per channel @ 8 ohms). There's a lot to learn with this system, and there's still some adjusting to do, but I'm really satisfied with the sonic reproduction so far. For the record, I've been completely hooked on the sound of my Denon PMA-777 and KEF 104/2 with Kube for 30 years and have never found anything that sounds as sweet, and that includes this system. That being said, this is one of the best sounding 5.1 speaker systems I've heard.

Pros: Sound great Look good

Cons: Inset wire posts make it hard to use bare wires, banana plugs are a must Shiny black finish collects dust (OK, that's more because I live in a rural setting, and everything's dusty!)

Thrilled with ProCinema

Written By JC, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, March 17, 2014

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I am very pleased with the Definitive Technology speakers. The sounds quality is crisp. The speakers are very easy to install. I am using them with a 7.2 surround sound home theater system. The speakers are great for playing both movies and music.

Too Bass-Heavy for Me

Written By ogret, Idaho on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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There is no question these are quality speakers--they provide a clean, distortion-free presentation. They are incredibly bass-rich. Speakers more than any component are a matter of personal preference, and my impression of this speaker (and the 2000 center channel) is they would be ideal for a very large room and for movie watchers who most want immersive, foundation-moving bass effects. For me, dialogue and musical highs were way too buried in a sea of bass to be satisfying. I even preferred the 800s, but ultimately went for the more balanced Klipsch Reference speakers.

Pros: Lots of clean bass.

Cons: Way too much bass.

Great sound

Written By Anonymous, West Chester, OH on Saturday, February 01, 2014

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These speakers replaced my Polk RTi6 speakers which I have had for quite a while, but wanted to replace with something with a smaller footprint. After doing some research I finally settled on a pair of the ProMonitor 1000's and I have been very happy with the sound. I have since added a pair of the ProMonitor 800's for my rear speakers and a ProCenter 2000. Overall I am very impressed with the sound quality of the Definitive Technology speakers and feel the sound quality is an improvement over my previous speakers. As usual Crutchfield service is top notch.

Good quality

Written By Geronimo, New York on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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I love how its sounds.

Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000

Written By Rick H, Apollo Beach,Fl on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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These speakers can compete with much larger, pricier speakers. My "man cave" is a fairly small area and I'm using a 100 watt Yamaha receiver to power them. You just need to plan to purchase a subwoofer with these speakers. I also bought an inexpensive Polk sub a few days later and it made a huge difference. So, for the total, I've got some great sound and I really dont think my ears could have heard a difference if I had paid over $1000.

Pros: great sound from a small package

Cons: ya gotta buy a sub,trust me, but the most basic Polk sub will do the trick


Written By Brad, Wisconsin on Monday, November 18, 2013

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Well balanced with very big sound

Wall Mount speakers

Written By Bob, New Hampshire on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Very nice sound for a relatively small speaker. Fits nicely into corners.

Pros: good sound good bass for small speaker sounds good at low and high volume

Really Great Speakers

Written By killerjimbo, Reading, Pa. on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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I'm one of those guys who is hard to satisfy. I try many different products until I am satisfied that I have found the very best that my budget will buy. Well, after trying probably seven different sound bars including a $2000 job I decided to go back to a receiver and separate speakers. This is the third set of separates I am trying and these will be my last. My previous set was the Polk Blackstone TL3's and they were very good. Nothing bad at all to say about them but I thought I could do better. These Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000's along with the ProCenter 1000, I believe are the best that I could get for the money and much more. The size is perfect for my set-up. For my ears these speakers WOW me whether it's music, movies or TV. I am so pleased and happy that I gave these speakers a try.

Pros: Great all around sound, voice/dialog clarity.

Cons: None

Yes and No

Written By HenryS, Rancho Santa Margarita CA on Monday, September 09, 2013

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I purchased these speakers for use with my computer and not for surround sound.. I hate to say it but these speakers are terrible and I knew they would be without a sub, so I use a sub and now there pretty good. My computer is powered by a H/K receiver of 80 watts rms and a Fiio E7 dac. The music is Apple lossless files.

I probably would buy these again, they look great and are very well built.but if you are not going to use a sub keep looking.

Nice product

Written By Scott, Cypress Texas on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Got 2 up on the wall and so far so good. Have good sound for their size.Matched with 2 800s, a 2000 Center and 6000 sub.

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 great litle speaker

Written By nonoise, Texas on Friday, July 12, 2013

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Very nice small speakers. Big sound and still fit on a small shelf.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: none

Perfect Fronts

Written By MichaelB, Pleasant View, UT on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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These are perfect for wall-mounted fronts for my 7.2 home theater. Paired them with 800s for the satellites, and the 1000 sub and center. Very satisfied.

Pros: size, construction, look, packaging, sound, keyhole

Cons: none

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By Anonymous, Louisiana on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Clean sound

Great upgrade

Written By Mike, Houston, Tx on Friday, April 12, 2013

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I bought 4 PM 1000's, a PC 2000, and a SC 4000 to upgrade from an Onkyo box theater system. I was a little hesitant to spend the money but I am glad I did, there is no comparison this is the best speaker set up I have ever owned. Before I purchased I contacted both Def Tech and Crutchfield with a few questions I had and the customer service I received was excellent. I am now a Def Tech and Crutchfield enthusiast and would recommend this set up to anyone looking for a great value for what you get.

Pros: Sleak, small design allows for mounting on wall or ceiling. I have 2 on the wall and 2 on the ceiling. Crisp, clear, warm sound. Even being pushed hard they maintain great quality sound. Great value (even though I thought the cost was a little much, after setup it was without a doubt worth every penny) Customer Service from Def Tech and Crutchfield, 10 out of 10.

Cons: Have not found any yet.

Very good

Written By wsrb, Kennesaw, GA on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Very satisfied with these speakers. Crutchfield was timely as usual and the sound quality is good. Using them as from left and right speakers with a ProCenter 1000 center speaker.

Pros: Nice design and great sound for a small case.

DefTech 1000s

Written By Chad, Saint Joseph, IL on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Really great small speakers, look as goo a they sound. I have a denon avr1912 and it pushes them very well with no distortion. Never had a speaker and receiver that was too loud, this is! Not as big of bass output as a big box bookshelf but enough to sound realistic. Really like them a lot.

Expensive, and worth every penny.

Written By Interstitialist, Orange County, California on Friday, December 14, 2012

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These ProMonitor 1000 speakers are spectacular performers. Especially when you consider they're small enough to serve as computer speakers.

I don't have a room-sized stereo system anymore, so I wanted to create a near-audiophile set of computer speakers. These are the speakers I ended up with, and I could not be more pleased.

For the record, here's my setup. 1. A NuForce Icon uDAC2 Digital Audio Converter. 2. A Qinpu A-3 stereo amplifier. 3. This pair of Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Bookshelf Speakers.

This makes for a pricy computer speaker system, but the sound is spectacular.

And if you want to push the envelope, I recommend the miniAmbio ambiophonic processor. If this topic is new to you, start by Googling "ambiophonics."

PS - One of these speakers failed mechanically (the diaphragm started flapping) a few weeks after I received it and Crutchfield replaced it immediately. We do love doing business with Crutchfield.

Pros: Amazing sound quality. Small enough to use on the desk as computer speakers. Bass better than one could hope for in speakers this small. (Despite what some other reviewer said, I can't imagine needing a sub woofer with these.)

Cons: None

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By STEVIE S, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS on Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Cons: NONE

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By ddm, Peabody, Ma on Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Purchased as part of the Pro-Cinema 1000 speaker set. Great sound! Rocks the room and house. The walls rumble especially in the Pearl Harbor plane scenes.

Pros: Quality, sound, appearance.

Cons: costs


Written By Mike T, Richmond, Va on Thursday, December 29, 2011

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I first purchased the Pro Monitor 1000 sub and, seeing as how they are a matching set, I decided to try these as well. The difference was amazing. My old setup worked good for movies, or so I thought, even though music sounded lacking. What a difference these speakers made! For a set of bookshelfs, they do a great job on sound imagining and I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with my music.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Cost


Written By ChuckM, Biloxi, MS on Friday, June 17, 2011

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I purchased these speakers as part of the ProCinema 1000 package. I replaced some very old Bose AcoustiMass Cube speakers. Wow! I forgot how good the music and movies are supposed to sound. TV and Movie dialog and sound is crystal clear. Music sounds very good! I compared these to the Pro800 series. I think it is worth the extra money to go for the 1000 series. I have them connected to the Denon AVR-1911. Thanks Crutchfield for answering all of my questions!

Stereo music

Written By Anonymous, Oregon on Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Purchased these to accompany a set of low -end wall speakers. We enjoy listing to music and wanted a more full -sound experience and defined base. We had a small space for the speakers where needed, therefore choices were limited. These speakers do a fine job of filling our needs and are very plesent for music and provide a full range of sound. Not quite as clear on voice as instruments, but very acceptable. Actually, they look more expensive than they were and a great fit for limited spaces. For the money, a very good choice. We would recommed these speakers to others who were looking for value and small music- listening speakers.

great speakers for music

Written By Ray M., pittsburgh,Pa on Thursday, March 24, 2011

I needed a pair of speakers to replace a pair of older Polk speakers that didnt
sound very good for music.I've had Def Tech speakers before so I knew of the
quality.I have def tech promon 800 for surrounds a promon 1000 for center & Polk
psw 111 subwoofer.I'm using a Pioneer 125 watt per channel a/v receiver.At first
these speakers sounded good but not great for music,After a week of breaking in
they really opened up.I put on a cd by Martin Taylor a remarkable jazz guitarist &
Wow - I couldnt believe the sounded like there were sounds comming from
all over the room from just the front l/r (very impressive).these speakers work great
with music and movies.You cant get a better compact speaker at this price - Highly

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By Paulie, Lindenhurst,LI on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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great little speaker. Nice clear sound

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By Andre, York, PA on Monday, November 29, 2010

Purchased a ProCinema 1000 system and love them. I've had them for 2 years and
think they are great. Highly recommended for people that love detailed music.

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Written By John, Oscoda, MI on Friday, February 19, 2010

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These are compact, beautiful, solidly constructed, speakers with a warm sound. For certain music types that don't require a lot of bass, they'll do very well on their own. However, for serious home theater or deep bass, you will want to pair these up with a subwoofer.

Great Speaker!!!

Written By Nick, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is an awesome speaker and looks sharp too. I always see the rave reviews for Definitive Technology speakers in Home A/V magazines so I knew I was getting a great speaker. You won't find a better speaker in this price range. I have it paired with the ProCenter 2000 and I couldn't be happier. My receiver is only rated at 90 watts RMS and this speaker flat-out performs. Highly recommended!!!

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What's in the box?

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  • Black satellite speaker
  • Removable cloth grille (installed)
  • Removable pedestal foot (installed)
  • Plastic insert tab
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

Features and Specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Video Shielded Yes
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 10-200
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 47-30k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 10-13/16
Width (inches) 6-1/4
Depth (inches) 6-1/2
Weight (pounds) 7
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

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 multichannel system.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

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 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 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.

Drivers: The 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 dome tweeter.

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.

Enclosure Design

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 Options

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.

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