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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Single compact satellite speaker (Black)

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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Overview

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Build your own compact high-performance home theater system around Definitive's ProMonitor 800. This versatile, easy-to-place speaker delivers spacious imaging and smooth sonic response — perfect for thrilling home theater sound. The sound will surprise you, but it shouldn't — the ProMonitor 800 uses many of the same technologies as Definitive's larger, more expensive speakers.

Compact, versatile speaker for tight spaces

ProMonitor 800

Build your own compact high-performance home theater system around Definitive's ProMonitor 800. This versatile, easy-to-place speaker delivers spacious imaging and smooth sonic response — perfect for thrilling home theater sound. The sound will surprise you, but it shouldn't — the ProMonitor 800 uses many of the same technologies as Definitive's larger, more expensive speakers.

You can place the ProMonitor 800 on a shelf using the included tri-lobed base, or mount it on your wall using the rear-panel keyhole slot for out-of-the-way placement.


High-tech driver design for warm, rich sound

The 4-1/2" woofer gets a big performance boost from the mid/bass radiator mounted in the top of the cabinet (see more photos). 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.

Options for stereo or home theater sound

Use a pair of these speakers with any Definitive Technology powered subwoofer for full-range stereo sound. This speaker is voice-matched with Definitive's complete ProCinema series, and can be paired with any ProCinema center channel speaker. To create a high-performance ProCinema 800 system, combine four ProMonitor 800 satellites with Definitive's ProCenter 1000 and ProSub 800.


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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.


Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Speakers. These speakers are the backbone of my 5.1 system and carry the weight of the surround theater. Full, rich and clean sound throughout the spectrum. Every time I light these speakers up, I get a big smile on my face.

Capt D, San Diego, CA

What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 57-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 150 watts
  • Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) technology — places rubber surrounds on both the outer and inner edges of each speaker cone for more precise motion resulting in exceptional clarity
  • 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • 4-1/2" BDSS bass/midrange driver pressure-coupled to a 4-1/2" bass radiator
  • non-resonant PolyStone cabinet
  • magnetically shielded for safe placement next to older tube TVs
  • 5-way binding posts
  • gloss black finish
  • keyhole slots and tripod base included
  • 4-13/16"W x 8-3/8"H x 5-1/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Reviews

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41 Reviews

Great Theater Speakers

Written by: Capt D from San Diego, CA on April 17, 2016

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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Speakers. These speakers are the backbone of my 5.1 system and carry the weight of the surround theater. Full, rich and clean sound throughout the spectrum. Every time I light these speakers up, I get a big smile on my face.

Pros: Easy wiring & removeable bookshelf stand

Cons: None

Great sound

Written by: Biff from Maryland on January 1, 2016

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Amazing sound from tiny speaker! Use in den (9 by 20 feet) and the sound and imaging are amazing and they have no problem filling the room.

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Great Desktop Computer Audio Speakers

Written by: J. Yamashita from Burbank, California on November 15, 2015

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These are great speakers for a computer desktop audio system. The speakers are the right size and don't take up a lot of space with the 24" display and input devices. The modern sleek curved styling would compliment almost any office or home computer setup. The Pro Monitor 800s have excellent stereo imaging and sound field; I was very impressed when I first started listening to them. Overall accuracy, sonic characteristics, and fidelity are surprisingly good for the price paid. Midrange and vocals sounded very accurate and present. Highs were smooth and not edgy. Due to their small size, the bass response is less than a speaker with a larger driver. Keep in mind that the bass response would be much less without the passive bass radiator element which are employed in these speakers. I'm driving the Pro Mon 800s with a Denon PMA-50, a great pairing to complete the audio system (read my separate review on the PMA-50). There is a sub out for LFE, so I intend to experiment with a powered subwoofer in this setup. If you need speakers where there is more physical space available, I would recommend the Pro Monitor 1000 which has a deeper low end response with the same great sound.

Pros: Right size, nice design, and good overall fidelity.

Cons: Bass response lacking though expected due to their small size.

Not so great for music

Written by: Bob D from Medfield, MA on November 13, 2015

I find these are decent for watching movies but they sound somewhat dead when listening to music. Much prefer my Klipsch rb-51ii's for music.

Pros: Small, good sound for movies.

Cons: Not great for listening to music.

Great Speakers

Written by: KarlD from Illinois on September 22, 2015

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The Speakers are well made and sound great! I have them in a 17X17 room and couldn't ask for more.

Pros: Small yet big enough

Cons: None

Sounds hollow to me

Written by: PaulB from California on September 3, 2015

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I put these into a 5.1 system with the Procenter 1000, and I was hoping it would work for music as well as movies. Unfortunately, I didn't like the sound for music. It sounded noticeably hollow, not as rich as my old Sony bookshelfs. I listened to mostly jazz and some rock. They are being returned, and I am still looking for an alternative.

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Definitive speakers

Written by: Joel from California on August 18, 2015

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The speakers are outstanding

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Love these satellites

Written by: JustinC from Redwood City CA on July 27, 2015

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Great little speakers. I have them set up as my rear surrounds, have bookshelf and a center speaker next to TV. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend nor purchase a second set (to complete my 7.1). Be careful with the white speaker cover, dirties very easily.

Pros: Small, Easy to Mount, Sound great

Cons: None

great small white speakers

Written by: the nimrod from California on July 25, 2015

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excellent small home theater speakers

Pros: half the size of my previous speakers with twice the sound and they look great. hard to find white speakers and matching white stands

Cons: none

just installed them

Written by: gary r from California on July 14, 2015

i read there was a break in period,for speakers so I didn't push them. I just installed tl3's white,for my back surrounds.I used single post to mount them on both corner's of my living room close to the ceiling .I played dts movie at first 5.1,but then I thought I'll try 5.1 str. channel on my old Denon 3802 110 watts per,and go to u-tube and play David Gilmore,Wow! I'm glad I did the sound blended in perfect with my old monitor series 2-12 Polk front speakers.I was glad to hear they won my wife's approval ,but anyway the sound was just perfect I just sat there for two hours and enjoyed every aspect of the new blended sound coming from these new speakers.I was like a little kid smiling the whole time.I can't wait to crank them up a bit to hear what they sound like . I'm very pleased with my purchase and like I said before i'm still smiling!.Thank you Crutchfield for the information and you just won a new customer.

Pros: it's all good

Cons: none

Great Speakers!!

Written by: DavidM from Georgia on May 18, 2015

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These speakers pack plenty of punch for their compact size. I have paired them with the Denon AVR - 2100 and Definitive Technology ProSub 800 which together give a nice full sound in my living room, plus they look great! I was torn between these, the ProMonitor 1000's and more expensive Martin Logans. I am glad I went with these as they provide a nice clean full sound and a much more budget friendly price and they go more than loud enough.

Pros: Sounds, size, design, power, and price

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DT Promonitor 800

Written by: RB from Washington on May 10, 2015

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I can't believe the sound clarity that come from these little things !! Not as much oomph as I remember from my old floor speakers, but I paired it with a Infinity Primus PS 38 and the system sounds great !! These were recommended by the Crutchfield rep because I had space constraints...I didn't compare with any other speakers...but it sounds good enough to be a keeper...

Pros: very clear sound for in such a small package..

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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Speakers

Written by: Tom B from Rochester, New York on April 25, 2015

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Great sounding speakers. I replaced 6 of the Klipsch Quintent bookshelf speakers with these and I think these are more powerful. I am still using the Klipsch subwoofer and they sound good together.

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Rich, full sound from a small package

Written by: AVdad from Apple Valley, MN on April 18, 2015

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Really nice sound in a small and attractive package. Using them with a sub for music listening in living room and they provide a great overall experience. Wife likes the small profile. DefTech did a nice job on these.

Pros: Small size, full sound

Cons: Little bit pricey

Quality Speakers

Written by: PKA from Tennessee on March 9, 2015

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Quality speakers for their size and with the color white available it was a perfect match for our requirement.

Pros: Quality, size and price was outstanding.

Cons: None.

Surprise, surprise

Written by: Sean from California on January 14, 2015

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I bought these to use them as rear speakers in a 7.1 rig, but temporarily hooked them up as right and left fronts with just a sub woofer while I waited for some other speakers to come in. They sounded so good that I started second guessing weather I really needed all those other speakers. Obviously the sub woofer is picking up all the lows, but these little gems did a more than adequate job with the rest of spectrum. I'm going to make these my go to speakers for satellite applications.

Pros: Sound bigger than their size, size makes them placeable or mountable just about anywhere

Cons: Can't brag to your friends how big your speakers are or how much they cost

Nice Speakers

Written by: MelvinD from Houston,TX on January 7, 2015

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Great sounding speakers!

Pros: Great sounding and look nice as well

Cons: None!

Amazing Sound

Written by: Richard L. from Michigan on December 14, 2014

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The advisor was great in helping me select this . The problem I had was two fold. I had a bad speaker to replace. He helped to match the speaker. He explained the technology in his selection and the reasons it should solve the problem. He was correct in his Anasylis. The other issue was to pick a speaker that was white to match the other. Ii am just amazed at the sound this little speaker puts out and the way the sound matches a much older speaker that is larger . .

Pros: Quality and the range of the sound

Cons: None thus far

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Written by: Mike H from Pooler, GA on October 28, 2014

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This was exactly what I was looking for. Good quality sound. Compact shelf speakers in white. They blend in perfectly with my white cabinets. You don't even know they are there.

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ProMonitor 800

Written by: AlanI from Houston Tx on July 12, 2014

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Great! A compact speaker that performs well - I love them.

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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Written by: Scott from Wseton, FL on June 18, 2014

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Great sound from a small speaker, very crisp highs and mids. Still need a sub for the lows to provide the deep bass, but do a good job.

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Extremely satisfied

Written by: Giuseppe from Michigan on May 23, 2014

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I've purchased these speakers to add on to my 5.1 Pro600. My a/v receiver allows for a 7.1 set up. I've placed them on 2 stands on the left and right of the tv and they are the best purchase that I made to kick my home theater up a notch. The ProMonitor800 + Pro1000 central speaker + Pro600 4 satellites and 1 sub turned my living room in to a movie theater!

Pros: Quality of sound, design, color choice (white or black)

Cons: none so far

Great Value! Don't let their little size fool you!

Written by: Alock from Gloucester, MA. on May 21, 2014

I bought these speakers for a 2.1 computer set-up. It's paired with a NAD D3020 hybrid digital amp & a Boston Acoustics PV-350 subwoofer (only 50 watts) I'm using the internal DAC (via USB) from the NAD & they sound amazing for the money! I bought these because of their high praise from so many people online. They won't disappoint!

Pros: Very small footprint. Sound great after 30+ hours of usage. The aesthetics are wonderful! You really can't do better for their price tag. I used Audio Engine's DS1 for the elevated stands. The DS1 makes a difference @ a computer desktop. The DT Pro Monitors comes with a stand, but you need an upward angle to make them even better.

Cons: None! Buy them!

Surround me, please!

Written by: Peavey B. from Houston, TX on March 22, 2014

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I was needing a small set of speakers to complete my media room. I had a 5.1 system and wanted to expand to a 7.1 setup. After talking with the Crutchfield team and letting them know all that I currently owned (model and manufacturer) they recommended Definitive Technology. I was amazed at the clarity these speakers brought to my system. The room is now sounding exactly as it should. After installing the speakers on their new stands (which are fantastic as well) I ran the Denon room setup program. The speakers have added so much to my media experience. I highly recommend this speaker. Paired with Boston Acoustic VR960s on the front, B&W FPM2s on the rear, M&K Sub, Definitive Mythos 7 center and a Denon AVR-2312CI Receiver.

Pros: Great frequency response and tremendous sound quality from a small packatge

Cons: No cons to report.

great little speakers

Written by: rob d from grand rapids , mi on February 5, 2014

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full sound for a smaller speaker . paired with a polk sub for a great sound for tv or music

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Excellent sound

Written by: GR from San Juan, PR on December 7, 2013

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Excellent sound, I bought these as satellite surround speakers, they are a major upgrade from what I had before. Clear sound and very accurate. Easy to install with wall mounts.

Pros: Great sound Easy to install

Cons: None

Great compact speakers!

Written by: Michael from Fairborn, OH on November 2, 2013

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Great compact bookshelf speakers that sound very good. The detail and sound quality is great and what you would expect from Definitive Technology speakers. These sound great next to my TV and with music. They have very good mid-bass, but lack bass in the bottom end. For their size, they do have a good amount of bass extension, but I would recommend adding the matching Definitive Technology ProSub 800.

Pros: Compact, sound quality.

Cons: Lacking lower bass.

Terrific sound

Written by: J D'Ambrosia from Fort LeeNew Jersey on September 22, 2013

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I heard these speakers over a friends home and asked him what brand they were,Definitive he said,I was blown away by their clarity. So I bought a pair including a center speaker. . . WOW! Now I 'm going to purchase a subwoofer of the same brand. Cannot wait to hear that ! Incredible!

Pros: Buy them!

Cons: None

Definitive Speakers

Written by: ProMonitor 800 from Green Brook, NJ on August 22, 2013

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Buy these :) The sound is great, they look great and the setup was so easy. I purchased the AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cable and the were so easy to install.

Pros: They look and sound amazing.

Cons: None

Nice Speakers

Written by: Featherhead from Houston, TX on August 20, 2013

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I bought two DT Pro Monitor 800's to complete my Definitive ProCinema 600 BK Home Theater System. They produce great sound for a compact system.

Pros: Compact size, easy to mount using the Pro-Mount 90 articulating wall mount brackets. Great music & movie sound!

Cons: None.

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Written by: Phillip H. from Pleasant Hill on August 11, 2013

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Great little speakers. They sound good with more base than some other speakers

Pros: Small design. Have wall mounts. Have more base without a sub-woofer

Cons: lacks high end sound

These speakers sound excellenr

Written by: Pete W from Snohomish, WA on August 1, 2013

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I am using these as rear surround speakers that are mounted on the wall. Using with the Sony STR DN1040 receiver. They look and sound great

Pros: Sleek Look Sound

Cons: None

Good speakers, but not outstanding

Written by: Charlie from Texas on June 14, 2013

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These speakers have a good overall sound to them. The bass portion will not knock your socks off, but a good solid speaker nonetheless. I have these in my home theater system as the back surround speakers and they are perfect for that use. I must say I am impressed with the sound that comes our of a smaller footprint.

Pros: small size, good overall tones

Cons: Less bass than you might expect with a Definitive speaker.

great surround speakers

Written by: johnM from columbus,ohio on May 22, 2013

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fantastic sound for such small speakers. using speakers with my jbl speakers 7.1 surround.

Pros: built very well. perfect size to hang on wall.

Cons: none

Perfect for my needs....

Written by: DeanM from Ontario, CA on May 5, 2013

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I use these speakers for my rear surrounds with Polk Audio towers and sub for the fronts. I needed to do this because I have built-in cabinet enclosures for the rear speakers, Polk bookshelf speakers did not fit the enclosures, and I had no other acceptable options. The speakers fit the enclosures very well and work perfectly for my needs. While the bass is not exceptionally strong, the mid-range is excellent, and the speakers fill the sound field very well when watching movies or listening to SACD or 5.1 audio applications. Plus, they look beautiful in my cabinet.

Pros: Very good mid-range, very attractive appearance.

Cons: Bass is not exceptionally strong, but this is not a drawback for my needs and uses.

Great satellite speakers

Written by: MichaelB from Pleasant View, UT on May 2, 2013

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Using these as satellites in a 7.2 setup with Pro 1000 fronts. Did ceiling mounts using the Pinpoint AM20 brackets. Sound great, look sharp.

Pros: Keyhole mount, perfect satellite size, looks, packaging, construction

Cons: none so far

def tech pro 800 sats

Written by: mr. ed from puerto rico on April 10, 2013

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purchased pro 800 system with sub from crutchfield and picked up 2 of these to go 7.1 with my denon 1913. works puuurfectly. if I had to do it again, I would have purchased 2 pro 1000's with matching stands and used them for front l/r, and put the 4 pro 800 sats for rear surround/back surround. but I have no complaints.

Pros: everything. great quality construction and sound.

Cons: nothing.

For a small speaker they pack a punch

Written by: Anonymous from Zanesville, Ohio on February 6, 2013

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As a home theater speaker they are a small powerful replacement for my old three way Sony floor standing speakers. Very satisfied overall.

Pros: Small, built in bass radiator.

Cons: Mounting could be better if it was built in. The universal kits make them hang way to far out for a smooth look next to my tv.

Used as small mains in 2-channel background music setup

Written by: Chris from Georgia on December 22, 2011

I recommended this to a friend to fit her requirements - "small as possible, good sound, white color." I hooked them up for her today, and we were both very pleased with the sound. They won't rattle the walls or anything like that by themselves, but they are great for room-filling background music and they have enough bass to sound fine. Really sounded great and filled the room with no problem, and according to her, they sound better than any speakers she's ever had in her house. I think that had a lot to do with me flatlining the EQ from its previous "smiley face" setting and the fact that she hated the old, huge, brown, Sansui SP-2000 speakers they replaced.

Pros: Small size, white, good extension into hi and low for a small speaker.

Cons: Nothing yet.

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Written by: SPandey from Delaware on May 22, 2011

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it is rocking my 28x16 media room ( theater) in basement.

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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800

Written by: Mark S from Margate, FL on January 20, 2011

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I purchased the Onkyo TX-NR808 along with Definitive speakers and it sounds great. I have a wall unit with my 50" Samsung flat screen. My couch backs right up to a wall and it prevented me from installing speakers behind it and my wife did not think it would look good to have satellite speakers on the wall behind left and right of the couch. In fact, she refused to let me install the satellites no matter how small and she said the only way I could do it is to install them in the ceiling so no body could see them. "Light Bulb" went off, great Idea. I purchased Definitive ProMonitor 800s for each side of the TV, ProCenter 1000, ProSub1000, and 3 DI 4.5 ceiling speakers to create 6.1 sound. The speakers are mounted approx 12' above the couch and I could not ask for better sound. The perfect setup!

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What's in the box?

Download the Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 manual

  • 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) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 4.5
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 10-150
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 57-30k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 8-3/8
Width (inches) 4-13/16
Depth (inches) 5-1/16
Weight (pounds) 4
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 800 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 800 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 a home theater system.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
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) 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 ProMonitor 800 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 reflection.

Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 features a 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to a 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The ProMonitor 800 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 800 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

Binding Posts: The ProMonitor 800 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 800 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.

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Why did you buy this?

Great sound from a little speaker! [ JAMES P  Jul 03, 2016 ]
recommended by manufacture to go along with speaker package I bought. [ Samuel  Apr 28, 2016 ]
surround speaker size [ Scott  Mar 13, 2016 ]
High quality [ Martin  Feb 17, 2016 ]
I have the Definitive Technology Procinema 600 system and one of the rear speakers is blown. I plan to place the 2 Promonitor 800's in the front and place the 2 600's in the rear [ B  Jan 26, 2016 ]
rated very high for the price and look good in white [ Chris  Jul 14, 2016 ]
I've been using 7 Definitive Technology speakers for my 7.1 system and now wanted to add rear speakers to my B&O system on another floor. [ Leo  Jul 03, 2016 ]
Recommended by my son. Also have the center speaker and wall speakers [ Jeanette  May 30, 2016 ]
it is a smaller version of an old pro monitor 200 that I was using for surrounds. the wife wanted something smaller for the surrounds. I think that the sound should be as good as the old speakers. [ Donald  Jan 13, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Yes and may be. If youhave a A/V amplifier that runs dedicated 2ch stereo on each speaker, yes it will do with plenty of power. The maybe is related to how big is big and ultimately the function you are pursuing. I installed mine 5.1 on my basement which is about 900 sq.ft for my man cave (home theather+bar+pool table). I put about half+ volume and my wife could hear with clarity what was going on on our second floor. In a world of pesky neighbors and noise cancelation headphones, this speakers deliver a lot and you may well get complains from your next door friend if cranked to their full potential. I did research for quite a while and those are the only consistenly recommended by several A/V publications. My only recomendation is to buy the wall mounts. I use a shelf for the front ones and the speaker tends to bounce at high volume when harmonics makes the shelf and the speaker couple with their vibration. Still working to solve the problem. [ GREGORI  Jan 15, 2014 ]
Depending on the size of the large room. These are good quality, good sounding speakers but if you expect them to fill the room then will you may be disappointed. Either add a subwoofer to take some of the load off the smaller speakers or go with one of the larger bookshelf speakers in the DefTech line. Hope this helps guide you. [ TYRONE  Jan 10, 2014 ]
I returned those 800s without hooking them up to get 1000s because I was going to be buying stands anyway. I have no doubt 800s would have sufficed for my room as the 1000s are really filling my midsize room well. [ DIMPLE  Jan 10, 2014 ]
Bought these for my son. He has them in his living room and is blown away by their quality of sound. His room is approx. 20 x 24 with 10 ft. ceilings. His wife was impressed and she was in the kitchen. [ Richard  Jan 09, 2014 ]
I have 4 of these in a surround set up. Living room is large and open floor plan with dinning room. The sound is much bigger than expected. I did up the sub to the 10" prosub and glad I did . Overall very pleased with the sound quality. Can turn up very loud without distortion. [ Richard  Jan 09, 2014 ]
Dan, It depends on what else (if anything) you plan to use with it. For use in a large room you would probably want to at least pair them with a subwoofer. By themselves they may be a little small for a large room and lack bass unless you plan to use them for background music. I currently use them as rear surround speakers combined with BP8 towers, SuperCube8000 and a ProCinema1000 center channel in a fairly large basement and have been very pleased with the result. Overall, Definitive speakers are outstanding and in my opinion some of the best on the market. I hope this has been helpful to you. [ JASON  Jan 09, 2014 ]
yes [ NAGA  Jan 09, 2014 ]
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Definitive ProMonitor 1000 (BK)

Richer sound with deeper bass

The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 offers these features:

  • steps up to a 5-1/4" mid/woofer and a 5-1/4" bass radiator for more bass impact
  • reproduces frequencies down to 42 Hz
  • handles up to 200 watts