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Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

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Double the thrill with room-thumping bass

Definitive's ProSub 1000 brings all of your movie soundtracks and music to life with high-impact bass. 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. The combined output of this pair is comparable to that of a traditional 12" woofer, but with greater speed, musicality, and control. The woofer is encased in an incredibly rigid basket engineered to hold the massive magnet structure and large voice coil in absolute alignment. And the non-resonant cabinet uses multiple internal bracings to make sure that you hear clean bass without sound-muddying vibrations.


Advanced crossover system


A 300-watt amplifier and advanced crossover ensure accurate bass response. The continuously variable low-pass crossover allows you to precisely control the frequencies that your subwoofer handles. And the built-in high-pass crossover is a nice touch: it prevents your main speakers from overloading with low frequencies if you hook them up through the subwoofer's speaker-level outputs. A side volume control makes adjustments fast and easy, so you can seamlessly blend the ProSub 1000 in with the rest of your system.

Product Highlights:

  • bass-reflex (passive radiator) enclosure
  • 10" woofer pressure-coupled to a 10" low bass radiator
  • built-in 300-watt amplifier
  • frequency response 18-150 Hz
  • continuously variable low-pass 40-150 Hz crossover
  • auto on/off
  • speaker-level inputs and outputs
  • 80 Hz fixed high-pass crossover for speaker-level outputs
  • LFE input for use with home theater receiver's subwoofer output
  • matte black finish
  • 12-1/16"W x 14-3/8"H x 19-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 3 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why add a powered subwoofer?

A powered subwoofer gives you bass you can feel as well as hear. Our customers love the depth and impact their subs add to music and movies. We hear comments like "it brings out sounds I didn't know existed in discs I've watched a million times." Powered subwoofers aren't just for big bass that rattles your picture frames; they can also deliver tight, accurate lows. If you haven't shopped for a powered sub in a while, you might be surprised at how small they get. Look for an ultra-compact model if you want to tuck your sub away under an end table or in a corner.

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

58 Reviews

Portable earthquake generator

Written by: freedomfries from California on December 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit is well built and quite compact, considering it's housing a 10" driver and a 10" passive radiator. As for the performance, let me just say that this unit was at half power when I played it first, and my hardwood floors started creaking as if an earthquake was happening. I had to turn down this woofer to very low levels in order to not rattle the whole place. It must be the radiator firing downward onto the floor. It's actually a great design, because these waves seem to fill the room better than my last sub, which only had a forward firing driver. Also, I'm able to get some very deep notes form my setup now, with a more uniform profile in my listening space. I'm pretty sure this unit has the performance of a 12" sub from a few years back, while being much smaller. To my ear, the bass from this unit is the right balance of punch and rumble. I'm very happy with the value it brings all around. I can only recommend it.

Pros: Excellent performance. Construction feels solid. Very compact if compared to others in this product class. You would never need anything bigger or more expansive than this for the average living room.

Cons: The volume button on the side is a bit weird, I'm not crazy about it. It's low profile enough to not protrude, but it faces against my couch and isn't easily reachable because of this. Not that you use this often, anyways.

Pro Sub 1000

Written by: Dave R. from Illinois on October 29, 2015

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First time buying a Definitive Technologies sub. This was recommended by Crutchfield. In my experience with their sales people, if they recommend it, It's good. This was bought to replace an old Infinity 12 inch 250watt sub that still really kicks, but this Pro Sub kicks its butt. Great clean hard hitting bass. A real solid piece of equipment. I highly recommend this sub.

Pros: Great sub for the money.

Cons: Wish I would have tried Definitive technologies before

Great subwoofer

Written by: JimR from California on October 29, 2015

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I'm very happy with this sub. It gives nice, deep, solid sounds.

Pros: Price, size, quality, sound

Cons: No 180 switch in the rear event needed.


Written by: Roger from Ohio on April 15, 2015

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I have a 25 year old Denon receiver and Infinity SM 100 system that has given me years of great music. Recently I re-foamed the woofer sourrounds on the Infinity floor speakers, and wondered what more I might do to enhance and continue enjoying this vintage combo. The online Crutchfield rep. suggested the Def. Tech. ProSub 1000 subwoofer. I received and installed it today, and have been listening to it all evening. In a word, WOW!! This thing delivers exactly as advertised. In a fairly large room with a vaulted ceiling the low-end presence now is just incredible. I'm looking forward to many more years of great music. Thanks.

Pros: Just as advertised

Cons: None

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: dave from Washington on January 11, 2015

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Bought a scratch and dent unit. looks and sounds just as good the the new one I bought earlier.

Pros: Great Bass

Cons: none

Definitive Technology Prosub 1000

Written by: Gary H. from Troy, NY on December 30, 2014

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Very powerful bass from a rather small enclosure. It will rattle your floor and walls if you turn it up. I ended up using a subwoofer acoustic decoupler as to not disturb my downstairs tenant too much. Looks great and fits in well with my home theater set up.

Pros: Powerful bass, goes very low.

Cons: Better with movies than music.

Dont Let the Looks fool ya

Written by: Dr Potter from Virgin Islands on December 17, 2014

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It looks very small for 300watt amp but dont let size fool u. The BASS is smoothe and very full i cant beleive the way it filled up a 16 x 14 feet room. i have heard Def Tech Super Cube but this one was more detail in my book. In a few words its one of the best economical Sub thats great and fit in with your decor.

Pros: smoothe bass and very acurate with music. nice look and size

Cons: Needs to make a bigger one

Just what I needed

Written by: JSA from Tampa, FL on October 3, 2014

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I was a little worried ordering this after hearing it at a local retailer. I don't think they had the side volume turned up, so it sounded weak. I kept seeing tons of positive reviews, so I took the plunge. I am glad I did. This sub is awesome!! It will give you earth moving bass and zero distortion. It's clean and tight, not muddy at all. I am super impressed!!

Pros: More power then you will ever need. Easy volume control for tweaking.

Cons: Doesn't do feet massages!

Super sub

Written by: Glenn from West Brooklyn Illinois on September 5, 2014

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Sounds great at high and low volume levels

Pros: Adjustable crossover

Cons: None


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

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Very happy with it! This is my first subwoofer and am impressed with the deep rich notes



Audiophile Novice

Written by: Brent.C from Delta, Utah on June 28, 2014

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Ordering this was seamless and the only thing I agonized over was how much boom I needed for my space. Delivery was timely and the packaging was excellent. There is nothing like the odor of new electronics when you first open the box. My first impression was "Wow! where is this going to fit!?" based on how large it was and I was afraid it would be much too large for my space. I ended up putting it in the only logical place for me which was behind my entertainment center. Since it is in a corner that was the best choice. It would have looked real nice as it's own little piece of furniture next to our love seat but that was implacable. Sound was too good to be true! I had no idea what I was really missing in my movie watching with all the rumble. When combined with the rest of the system I received, I feel confidant I got a real winner for any movie night we may entertain with our friends! Great design, Great sound, Great customer service all the way around from point of sale to follow up.

Pros: Big sound, easy set up, good packaging

Cons: A little too big but that's more just a personal thing. If I ever convert our split level into the family room then it would be much better

Definitely will do the big booms

Written by: JT Mann from King Of Prussia, PA on May 7, 2014

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Bought this as a replacement for an old Crutchfield veteran, a late 90's Yamaha YST-SW160. This puppy has the power to do all the heavy lifting for any bass intensive movie soundtracks out there, as well as providing very tight bass for music. The 1000 is just what you need for any 5.1, 7.1, whatever .1 you throw at it. However here's a major hint if you have a whatever .2 receiver (like my Onkyo TX-NR1010, another Crutchfield veteran). Don't diss off your old subwoofer. If you have that extra subwoofer output, experiment....even with room-correction software like Audessey, YPAO, The Prosub will give you the major booms, blasts, and whatever in any bass intensive movie soundtrack...but you'll find that a second sub will be of value if you use the same receiver for music..after tweeking it (both with room-correction software and with your ears (or, very old school, with a sound meter and your ears)). It will definitely be worth it.

Pros: Impressive performance on its own, even better with a .2 "buddy" (no matter how old it is).

Cons: Letting that extra subwoofer jack on a .2 receiver go to waste.

ProSub 1000

Written by: Luigi from Atlanta, Ga on April 9, 2014

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ive been looking to upgrade to this brand for years. Since i did an hearing a couple years before the brand has always interested me since i have Paradigm all the way around except the sub. I finally got it home and its better than I dreamed. The lows that I was looking for from my old sub are finally hear. During the movies it provides all the rights lows and hard hitting rumble that is require to bring the movies to life. Enjoyed it a lot. Music wise it performs smoothly with that the perfect soft lows in the classical to the smooth and continues rich sound of rhythm and blues to the pounding and determined beat of the new dance and of course the solid beat of never seems overwhelmed or out done. a very very well made and good sub for the money.

Pros: well made solid speaker that delivers in every range mode and or feel...easy to setup and play

Cons: none

Great Sound.

Written by: HumboldtRick from Eureka, CA on April 2, 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!)

Bouncing Floor

Written by: Bill from Westminster, SC on March 11, 2014

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It's the job done. Powerful, made my floor resonate. Worth the money.


Cons: None

Clean Clean Clean

Written by: ogret from Idaho on March 8, 2014

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Although I ultimately sent back this sub since I went for a Klipsch system, this is one of the tightest, most immersive subs I have ever heard. I have for years had a 12" sub in a music system, and the DT 1000 put it to shame. The bass exhibits none of the boom of less controlled subs, but the power to immerse the listening room in low frequency effects is plentiful. No distortion, no side effects, just clean, tight bass. A side note: I didn't notice the percussive effects of top caliber subs but then I only evaluated this using movies and not music--I just may not have noticed.

Pros: Tight, clean, room-jarring bass without boominess.


Good but...

Written by: Giankarlo from San juan Puerto Rico on February 19, 2014

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It is good sub but i Thought it will have a little bit more power, i preffere the klipsch sw-450 better than this one i know this have better specs but i heard the sw-450 before and it has more punch.

Pros: Good depth, great look, small and lighweight.

Cons: Need more punch.

Awesome Bass, Awesome Sound

Written by: BenjaminW. from Naselle, WA on February 18, 2014

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This Subwoofer adds so much to the overall listening experience. The volume level knob on the side is handy.

Pros: Sounds great. Easy to setup. Easy to use.

Cons: None.

Just as Advertised

Written by: Kmart from Buffalo, NY on February 13, 2014

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Upon extensive research, and various component comparisons , the. Homie was clearly in in the direction of the DT ProSub 1K. The soundstage mated with PSB's and motiva front end is outstanding, while still in the break-in stages of usage. Thus, the units richness will only improve over time.

Pros: Quality build (fit & finish). Compact size, solid packaging.

Cons: None


Written by: JamesM from Kernersville, NC on February 11, 2014

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Great sub easy to set up gives me the bass i was looking for you can feel the floor vibrating at times makes you feel like you're right in the middle of all the action in the movie it's quiet when it needs to be and makes and explosion live i am very happy with it was a great buy (scratch & dent) i saw nothing with it at all it's simply awesome




Written by: Tsgt2007 from New Windsor NY on February 10, 2014

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I brought the PROSUB 1000 to replace my Mirage BPS-100 and this sub has a tight and clean sound. Perfect upgrade!! Highly recommend!!!

Pros: Highly quality subwoofer 300 watts of power

Cons: None

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: John S from Port Orange, FL on February 8, 2014

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ProSub 1000 produces solid low end from all my sources. Seems crisp and clear with fairly simple inputs and controls. I like it.

Pros: clean, solid bass. reasonable cost sturdy construction

Cons: owners instructions a bit sketchy -- could use some tips for setting up the amp/receiver. took a while to get parameters set properly -- still working at fine tuning it.

Subwoofer just FAB !

Written by: Music Man from Florida on January 29, 2014

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I read the other reviews and all were accurate. This is outstanding subwoofer.

Pros: Nice size and great sound

Cons: NONE


Written by: Mike from Dallas Tx. on December 6, 2013

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Hard hitting bass for a ten inch sub nice clean bass.Will rattle the walls and windows if you want it to bought scratch and dent works fine.Good quality sub.

Pros: Price and sound, good quality product

Cons: None

True Natural Sounding Clean Base

Written by: Jeff from Pensacola, FL on November 14, 2013

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After a little research and reading some reviews I decided to upgrade my old 75 watt sub to this Definitive Technology ProSub 1000. I purchased a scratch and dent model online from Crutchfield for less. The sales representative assured me that it would be functionally fine and that it would also carry the same warranty. I was pleasantly surprised after opening the box to find that there were no scratches on it at all. It was just packed in a little different packing material instead of the original. I made a phone call to the Tech Support with Crutchfield to get professional advice for adjusting the speaker settings in my Onkyo receiver which helped remove some of the guess work on my part. This sub looks and sounds great. I would highly recommend that to achieve the best sound from this sub that you place it in a corner.

Pros: This sub has clean base with true to life sound. The volume adjustment on the side makes it easy to make adjustments. The construction of the cabinet is solid. Unbelievable sound from a small unit.

Cons: None

Good Sub

Written by: Patrick from Houston, TX on November 12, 2013

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Sub as plenty of power for large room and tight sound no booming

Pros: size and price

Cons: none

3rd one in a month

Written by: JasonR from Sycamore, IL on November 11, 2013

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I really like this brand and I really wanted to give them a shot. Definitive Technology's customer service is excellent and they really do take care of you. Unfortinatly, I went through two Prosub 600's and then a Prosub 1000 all within a month's time. The amplifier kept going bad and I would get the "red flashing light" of death.

I would give this review only 1 star but I think this is something Definitive Technology will fix with some good investigating and some better Q.A. I think their speakers are built very well - they just need to work out a couple more kinks.

Their Pro1000 surround sound speakers on the other hand I've had good luck with and have been quite happy with them so far!

Pros: A+ Customer Support, Built like a rock, Sounds good and clear while it works

Cons: Amplifier circut kept blowing, went through 3 of them (Prosub 600 and Prosub 1000) in a month. Ultimately gave up.

Unbelievable Thump!!

Written by: K. G from Waycross, Ga on October 19, 2013

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I spent awhile trying to find the perfect sub for my home theater trying to amplify our home theater experience. This sub by far exceeds my expectations. The deep bass is unreal!! I have yet to fully break in the sub and it's already the best sub I have ever owned. As soon as I hooked it up I put in Star Trek into the darkness and was blown away by its power. An absolute must buy. I have never owned a sub by definitive to compare to but I seriously doubt that I will ever have to search for a better one. Very, very satisfied.

Pros: Deep bass, easy hook up, convenient volume control, pure awesomeness

Cons: None as of yet

True to value

Written by: Lucas from Bentonville, AR on October 4, 2013

$500 is a lot to spend on a subwoofer. In fact this sub cost more than my Denon 1913 receiver. So I purchased the prosub 800 first. I recently upgraded to this one and an incredible difference was noticeable right away. This sub has great bass, not the extreme chest pounding bass from $1000+ 5hz 600 watt subs, but for this price and at this size its beyond what I expected. Which is good. The bass is pretty accurate and tight. It all depends on how you set it up. In my experience this sub sounds best at about 35%-40% volume on the side knob and I have my receiver set at 0db (sub sitting in a corner). At reference level volumes (about 68.5 on my receiver) I hear nearly no distortion. It hits hard and fades quickly. At 60% on the knob at 0db it cant handle most blurays that i watch, I hear about 20% distortion, which is no big surprise most subs cdo this under $1k.

I've demoed ALOT of subs. Bowers and Wilkins, Klipsch, Bic and Polk had some comparable subs that I looked at. Def Tech won me over with performance and quality. This is an outstanding sub, for the price, if you want to stay under $500 I would start at the prosub 1000.

Pros: Price, 18hz is fair, build quality, SOUND, ability to adjust volume and crossover.

Cons: I would like to see 14hz in this price range, short power cable, may hop on wood floors.

Small Package, Awesome Sound

Written by: JimH from Carmel, IN on September 27, 2013

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Great bass from a relatively small package. Love the side volume-control.



Small package big sound

Written by: champgymusa from Holland Michigan on September 16, 2013

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I replaced an aging Velodyne sub with this unit. I was worried it would not be enough punch for the room size..14x18,,,it works great..use mostly for video so far but the unit seems very much up to the task. Nice sound for a small package.

Pros: Size and price

Cons: Non that I have found..


Written by: Captlou from WI on August 28, 2013

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This was a replacement for an older MTX with issues powering off. Can't say I've really pushed it but seems to put out tons of bass. Still have to run the set up with the Onkyo surround but that should make it even better. The book says there maybe a (turn on) thump which I have noticed a few times. Overall seems to be a good sub.

Pros: Small footprint Clean bass

Cons: Occasional turn on thump

Definitive Depth

Written by: EricF from Sewickley, PA on July 14, 2013

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Our living room, dining room and kitchen are interconnected under a high vaulted ceiling. I wanted to fill this expansive space with plenty of bass. My new Pro Sub 1000 has power to spare. I am very pleased with this product.

Pros: Easily accessible rotary-style volume switch on side of unit to control the level of bass. Attractive and well-built appearance.


pro sub 1000 adds depth

Written by: Bill R. from Acworth, NH on June 2, 2013

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This is the 2nd sub added to my system, and I am happy with sound. I like the lower frequency range. Takes up little space.

Pros: good sound and power versatile connections.

Cons: none

More than fills the bill

Written by: JayR from Boynton Beach, FL on May 20, 2013

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First, I'm no audiophile. I replaced a 6 year old $1000 Velodyne that just decided to quit. Didn't want to spend that much this time. For the price, this speaker is everybite as good, if not better. Sounds great in a 24 by 24 foot great room. Easy to adjust. I highly recommend it.



ProSub 1000 w/ SSA-50

Written by: Nelson P from Bellport, NY on April 20, 2013

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Unbelievable tones and range. Kickin' bass produstion.

Pros: Easy to set up, volume and range is great plus with the heavy bass tracks on BluRay movies.

Cons: NONE

Definitive Technolog ProSub 1000

Written by: GeorgeM from Hodgenville, Ky on April 18, 2013

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Easy to set up and sounds great. Great addition to my home theater system.

Pros: great sound.

Cons: none

Got sound?

Written by: Randy from Germantown, tn on April 5, 2013

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This equipment is the best you can buy. This sub is awesome! The bass will rattle the windows if you want it to. Very pleased with the definitive tech brand.

Pros: Great sound. Great looks. Very high quality!

Cons: None

Just what the Doctor ordered.

Written by: paball from Kalispell, MT on December 20, 2012

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I bought this sub when my Polk 125 went south after 5 months. Plugged the Definitive in today, played a variety of music and WOW what a difference! Clear, well-defined bass while still being rich and plenty powerful for our large living room. Own a couple of Definitive floor speakers, with which I am also very pleased. They make great, well-engineered products.



Real Thumper

Written by: Ray from Katy, TX on December 13, 2012

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I replaced a Paradigm 10" sub with this and the difference is incredible. The ProSub has deeper, richer bass but is tighter as well. I had forgotten how good bass should sound. It certainly fills my room and I can rattle the walls if when I want to.

Pros: Great value. Much larger sound than expected from a small enclosure.

Cons: On a hard floor it will vibrate and move so it needs to be placed on a raised platform to prevent movement.

My Husband Wanted it....

Written by: Kathy from Louisville KY on December 12, 2012

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My husband is the main consumer of technology in our household. He was a nice guy and put this on his Christmas list. So, I being a nice gal, got it for him. I assume it will be awesome, but right now it's under the tree.



Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: tnredneck from Newport,TN on August 8, 2012

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Crutchfield is the best for product info and suggestions on product choises to fit your needs. They also have the best ship and delivery. I also read Pro 1000 reviews and feel they may for me be a little over rated. I expected a little more punch at 300 watts RMS, but with more hours the sub seems to be performing with a little more punch.The base is solid and with the Monster sub cable and resetting all other speakers to small it does enhance not only effects but some voice quality. I also puchased the pro 2000 center speaker which is accurate and solid. It makes every thing much more realistic in all programming. I don't agree with hearing it a 1/4 mile away, perhaps 20 ft. out side windows and doors closed. For the price a good value, if your looking for earth shaking spend the bucks and get DT s 1200 watt, if you are just lookong to enhance your other speakers and have theater base then the pro 1000 is a good start. I have a 7.2 system and may add a second Pro1000.

Pros: tight base, small foot print, good price thru Crutchfield

Cons: NONE

Very Happy

Written by: Mike from CT on June 20, 2012

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This sub rocks... It has quite a bit of power and fills the room with sound. It is very clear and not muddy like some subs I have heard. This was a great buy although my wife is not happy with the house shaking!

Pros: It takes the music experience to a entirely new level

Cons: none

Great sub, great set.

Written by: TomO from Wichita, KS on June 4, 2012

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I purchased this Sub as part of the ProCinema 1000 package. Wow - This set takes movie watching to a whole new level. I'm glad I spent the money on this speaker package. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: looks, sound, quality

Cons: none

Great Subwoofer

Written by: Frank from Hertford. NC on June 1, 2012

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Love it! The old Boston Acoustics never sounded so good!

Pros: Couldn't be better.

Cons: None

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: JB from Houston, TX on March 29, 2012

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Replaced 2 NHT SW-2's powered with a NHT SA-2 amp with this sub. As expected, I lost some of the deep bass boom on movie soundtracks but for normal listening, the sub seems to blend in pretty seamlessly.

Pros: Build quality, ease of installation.

Cons: Lack of a manual power switch. Not quite as much deep bass as I was used to.

sub woofer

Written by: Scootergirl from Oak Creek WI on March 22, 2012

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Awesome, upgraded from a Klipsch 100 sub. I love it (the new one)



Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: ddm from Peabody, Ma. on March 10, 2012

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Purchased as part of the Pro-Cinema 1000 speaker set-up. Great sound and quality. I would recommend this set-up.

Pros: Sound, appearance, compactness

Cons: costs

Great sub-woofer deal

Written by: capkris from San Juan, PR on February 20, 2012

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This subwoofer is great! The clarity, power and bass of this subwoofer are awesome and it is much smaller than you would think for the power it delivers. The only thinhgs that would make it better are (at least one of): 1. Trigger input for power on/off so you don't have to rely on it's auto on/off feature, which can require some trial and error for setting it up. 2. Remote control for power and voulme control. 3. Manual power switch.

Pros: Rich clear and deep bass and a lot of power out of a surprisingly small box. Very economical for what it delivers.

Cons: Proper auto on/off power control requires fine tuning (balancing) of output levels of receiver and subwoofer.

Big sound in a little package

Written by: Mike T from Richmond,Va on December 26, 2011

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Tight clean bass, this sub has made a believer out of me. I'm impressed by the quality and workmanship of this sub and will be purchasing a matching set of bookshelf speakers to go with it.

Pros: Relative compact size

Cons: No on/off switch


Written by: ChuckM from Biloxi, MS on June 17, 2011

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I purchased this Sub as part of the ProCinema 1000 package. The bass is very impressive. This thing rocks the house! I think it is worth the extra money to go for the 1000 series. I have it connected to the Denon AVR-1911. Thanks Crutchfield for answering all of my questions!



Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: BRUCE T. from BRANT BEACH, N.J. on May 31, 2011

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Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: Rich from Washington, DC on April 11, 2011

Purchased the Sub in March 2011. The first one I recieved did not work.
However, Cruthfield sent one out the next day and i just shipped the old one
back after I got the new one - very easy exchange Pared the Def Tech 1000
with the Def Tech Mythos SSA-42 Soundbar and a Pioneer SVX 820 reciever
and now have a great sound system for my Pioneer Elite plasma TV. Sub puts
out well balanced base and integrates well with the Def Tech Mythos
Soundbar. Love the base adjustment on the side for easy access. Room is
14x19 and you can really feel the base which makes movies really come alive.
Outstanding Sub at a fair price.



Definitive Technology ProSub 1000

Written by: E.R from Corpus Christi, TX on March 27, 2011

I'd purchased the ProSub 800 at first, but the sound wasn't enough given my room
size, about 16x12x9 with an open floor plan. The sound is perfect now. I went
with (4) DT 6.5R in ceiling speakers, ProCenter 1000 and a Yamaha RX-797 as my
receiver. Very happy with the purchase and the results. It sounds a lot better
than the Bose system in ceiling speakers I was looking to install. No problems
whatsoever returning the ProSub 800. Very happy with crutchfield.



Should come with a carpenter

Written by: Jim from Matthews NC on January 25, 2011

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Great packaging. Excellent Looks.
Really needs to be shipped with a carpenter to pound all the nails back into the wall!!!
I thought my Klipsch was awesome but this blows it out of the water.
Im currently looking to replace all my speakers with Def tech!!!
I actually really have nails that have backed out of our staircase and along one wall
Had to reduce the on device volume to 25% and the pioneer elite is set to -1.5DB.

Room size is 20" X 26" square with an open back wall and this thing fills my entire house
with base!



Good Bang for the Buck

Written by: Tom from Rochester NY on November 19, 2010

I originally got this to go along with DefTech StudioMonitor 350s for a living room 5.1 setup -- picked up a pair of DefTech BP7004s when they were on sale, but kept the ProSub in the mix, and run the SM350s thru them as surrounds, balances the room for movie special effects -- the ProSub is very capable, has never run into anything it can't handle for movies while keeping its musicality intact -- for the price, this is about as good and versatile as you can get -- and I auditioned a LOT of subs in this price range before I bought.




Written by: STP from Ada, OH on September 20, 2010

best money ever spent! fills even large rooms with thunderous, accurate bass. I listen to
all types of music and use it as part of my 7.1 home theater system. Rap music throws
out all the bass without bottoming out and stays tight with Rock music. I barely even
have it turned up. love it!



Love it

Written by: jc11 from Cincinnati, OH on August 22, 2010

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This is a great sub for the money. If you are looking to stay in this price range and fill a large room, I woulld highly recommend.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • 10" Powered subwoofer
  • Detachable grille (installed)
  • 7' AC power cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

Features and Specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition Polymer
Firing Direction Front
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Outputs Yes
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-150 Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq 80 Hz
Phase Switch No
Amplifier Output (watts) 300
Frequency Response 18-150 Hz
Height (inches) 14-3/8
Width (inches) 12-1/16
Depth (inches) 19-1/8
Weight 31 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 3 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 3 Years

Product Research

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 a 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.

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.

  • For maximum output the subwoofer should be placed in a corner or against the wall.
  • 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.


Volume Control: The ProSub 1000 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 1000 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.

Note: The low-pass crossover is only supported by the powered subwoofer's speaker-level inputs.

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 on. It will automatically turn off with the powered subwoofer, a little while after the signal is discontinued.


Line-Level & Speaker-Level 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.

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.

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.

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 utilized.

Speaker Level Output: The ProSub 1000 also features speaker level outputs (binding posts), so you can connect your front (main speakers) through the powered subwoofer. The ProSub 1000 has a built-in speaker level high-pass crossover preset at 80 Hz (6dB/oct).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I have the 800 need something with deeper base all so 2 adviser recommended this one over the svs sb 1000 [ JOHN  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Have used this brand for several other applications and has done an outstanding job. [ LESLIE  Dec 15, 2015 ]
jointly arrived at decision with the Crutchfield advistor Aaron, I wanted low frequency response. [ FRED  Dec 12, 2015 ]

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takes up even less space in your room

  • uses a 7-1/2" long-throw woofer pressure-coupled to two 7-1/2" low bass radiators
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