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Denon and Definitive Technology Home Theater Bundle
Denon receiver paired with Definitive Technology ProCinema 800 speaker system
Item # 700HTR3 | MFR # Home Theater System
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Our take on the Denon and Definitive Technology Home Theater Bundle by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
Enjoy wraparound sound and enhanced home theater realism even in tight spaces
Fill your room with riveting surround sound, without sacrificing lots of living room space. We've paired a powerful Denon receiver with Definitive Technology's high-performance ProCinema 800 speaker system. The result? Impressive, 3D sound that'll pull you into your on-screen movie action.
This bundle includes:
A Denon receiver with brains and brawn
The versatile AVR-2310CI features seven channels of high-current power, rated at 105 watts each. It can decode the superior high-resolution surround sound formats available with many newer Blu-ray players and discs. The '2310CI also provides 1080p HDMI switching for your five best high-def video components. The receiver's high-performance Anchor Bay VRS video processor delivers superior video scaling and deinterlacing it can upconvert all your video sources to resolutions as high as 1080p. And Denon equipped this receiver with Audyssey MultEQ® a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system that helps you get the most accurate home theater sound possible. (Read more.)
Advanced Definitive Technology speaker design for warm, rich sound
The ProCinema 800 features many of the same driver technologies found in Definitive's top-of-the-line models. It includes four compact satellite speakers and a center channel, plus a 300-watt powered subwoofer. Each satellite speaker uses Definitive's Balanced Dual Surround System (BDSS) driver design, which places a surround on both the outer and inner edge of the speaker cone for greater linear excursion and exceptional clarity. Passive radiators also help increase the lower-midrange output of each speaker without increasing the size of the enclosure. (Read more.)
What's in the Box:
- This Home Theater package contains two individually-packed items: the Denon AVR-2310Ci receiver and Definitive Technology ProCinema 800 speaker system:
- The AVR-2310Ci box contains:
- Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
- 6' AC power cord
- Audyssey DM-A409 setup microphone with attached 20' cord (has a mono mini-jack connector)
- RC-1117 Wireless remote control
- RC-1119 Secondary wireless remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- AM analog loop antenna
- FM wire antenna
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre)
- Getting Started guide
- Warranty information
- Denon service network sheet
- Sirius Satellite Radio brochure
- The ProCinema 800 package contains:
- 4 Matching black satellite speakers with removable cloth grilles
- Black center-channel speaker with removable cloth grille
- Black powered subwoofer with removable cloth grille
- 7' AC power cord
- 4 Large plastic inserts
- 2 Small plastic inserts
- Owner's Manuals (satellites/center/sub)
- Online Product Registration card
7-Channel Equal Power Amplifier: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a 7-channel equal power, discrete amplifier. Each channel is rated at 90 watts RMS. The amp can power a 7.1-channel surround system in the main room; or it can power a 5.1-channel system and the surround back channels can be reassigned. The surround back channels can be used to power Zone 2 speakers in another room, while you listen to 5.1-channel surround in your main room. To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front high channels. You can also configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers. In addition, the AVR-2310CI features a set of "B" speakers, wired in parallel to the receiver's "A" speakers, for listening to the same audio source in another room.
Robust Power Supply: To produce a clear, stable power circuit that prevents unwanted noise from affecting the sound, the Denon AVR-2310cI has a dedicated CPU transformer that is separate from the audio and video circuitry. The AVR-2310CI features a powerful rectifier circuit to supply stable current with negligible noise.
Minimum Signal Path Design: The "simple & straight" design concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to immaculately clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as possible to keep signal degradation in the audio and video circuitry to an absolute minimum.
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant construction has been used to thoroughly suppress the adverse influences of vibration on sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have been securely mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of cast-iron feet to the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to suppress mutual vibration with the power transformers and other sources of vibration.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Denon AVR-2310CI is equipped with a high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The AVR-2310CI uses Analog Devices 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allow you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.
Video Up-Conversion: Analog video input signals (composite, S-video, component) can be converted to a digital video signal and transmitted to through the receiver's HDMI output port; or can be up-or down-converted to another analog video monitor output.
Note: HDMI digital video signal can only be output through the receiver's HDMI monitor output. 480p, 576p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p component video input signals cannot be converted into S-video or composite video.
High-bit I/P Converter and Scaler up to 1080p (through HDMI monitor output): The Denon AVR-2310CI features state-of-the-art Anchor Bay Technologies ABT-2010 VRS precision 12-bit video deinterlacing and upconversion that processes SD (standard definition) sources such as DVD and converts them to HD (high definition) quality for improved sharpness and clarity, so you can enjoy your DVD collection, VCR tapes, and other standard definition sources (480i/480p) with great clarity and detail, up to 1080p. The AVT VRS technology also includes both SD as well as HD video noise reduction to minimize compression artifacts.
Custom Integration: The AVR-2310CI carries the "CI" stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote in/out IR command control, and a +12-volt trigger.
Audyssey: This receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and MultiEQ equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your room. The AVR-2310's Audyssey MultiEQ function is designed to optimize the sound quality at each listening position in the room. The included DM-A409 microphone is used to measure test tones at each listening position. This measured data is then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic characteristics in the listening area. For best results at least 6 positions should be measured, including a main position. The main position is given more weight in the calculations. The Audyssey EQ offers the following settings.
- MultiEQ: The MultiEQ function offers the following
- Audyssey: optimizes the crossover point, output level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics
- Audyssey Byp. L/R: optimizes all speakers except front left and right
- Audyssey Flat: optimize frequency response of all speakers to flat
- Manual: adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 khz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz
- Off: turns equalizer off
- Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
- Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are clearly heard. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), or Midnight (high).
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually using the receiver. You can adjust speaker configuration (large/small/none), bass setting (LFE/LFE+Main), low-pass crossover (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz), speaker distance (0-60'), channel level (-12 to +12dB), and high-pass crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz).
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The unit can be set to store the most recently selected surround mode for each input, so it is automatically activated each the particular input is chosen. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 48 or 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the studio master.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema and Neo: 6 Music.
- Dolby Pro Logic: Center and mono surround information is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and output in 4 channel surround sound.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from Cinema, Music, or Game formats. You can also choose Dolby Pro Logic (the earlier 4-channel mode).
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats - Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz: Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a new dimension to home entertainment through the addition of a pair of front height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1ch, and 7.1ch content, Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides enhances spaciousness, depth, and dimension to movies, concert video, and videogame playback while maintaining full integrity of the source mix.
- Combined Surround Modes: The receiver features several combined modes using existing Dolby and DTS surround modes: Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby True HD + Ex, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or DTS (HD) + Neo:6.
- Denon Original Surround (DSP) Modes: The desired
surround mode according to the program source and viewing situation can be
selected from among 7 Denon original surround modes.
- Rock Arena: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena
- Jazz Club: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in a jazz club
- Mono Movie: this mode is for playing monaural movie sources with surround sound
- Video Game: this mode is suited for achieving surround sound with video games
- Matrix: this mode lets you add a sense of expansion to stereo music sources
- Virtual: this mode is for enjoying surround effects using only the front speakers or headphones
- 5CH/7CH Stereo: this mode is for enjoying stereo sound from all speakers
- Stereo Playback: This is the mode for playing in stereo. The tone can be adjusted. Sound is output from the front left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
- Direct Playback: In this mode, this audio signal bypass the tone adjustment circuitry for higher quality sound.
- Pure Direct: This mode recreates the original sound most faithfully, providing extremely high quality sound.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
- CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
- Dynamic Range Compression: Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in formats other than DTS.
- LFE: This setting adjusts the low-frequency effects level (LFE). You can adjust the LFE from -10 to 0 dB.
- Center Width: This function assigns the center channel signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; select from 0 to 7. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Center Image: This function assigns a center channel signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; adjust from 0.0 to 1.0. This function only works in the DTS Neo:6 mode.
- Panorama: This feature assigns front left and right signals to surround channels for wider sound, you can turn this feature On or Off. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Dimension: This settings shifts the sound image to the front or rear to adjust playback balance; select from 0 to 6. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time to control the sound stage size. In this menu the delay time is only adjusted for the Matrix mode.
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using the Denon Original Surround Modes.
- Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size of your acoustic environment when using the Denon Original Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
- SB CH Out: This setting selects the playback mode for the surround back channels; there are separate settings for multi-channel and 2-channel sources.
- AFDM: Detects the source's surround back channel signal and sets the optimum surround mode automatically.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently select input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound from front to rear or vice-versa.
Restorer: This function restores compressed audio signals to pre-compression form, correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a richer sounding playback; select 64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting of the source material.
Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay): This feature automatically compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Volume Setting: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -70 to +18dB or Last (whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
Muting Level Adjustment: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; 40dB or 20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.
Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have three Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, volume, and MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic volume settings for easy recall.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Picture Quality Adjustment: You can adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Chroma Level, Hue, DNR (Noise Reduction), and Enhancer (Sharpness) of the receiver's monitor video outputs.
Dual Zone/Dual Source Operation: Denon's Dual-Zone/Dual-Source function lets you select a different source for listening in a different location of your home. The Zone 2 audio output has independent source selection and can be output as a line-level or speaker-level signal, depending on the amplifier assign setting.
- Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the AVR-2310CI, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
- Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the AVR-2310CI you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the AVR-2310CI receiver.
iPod Compatibility: Using an optional ASD-11R iPod dock, or an ASD-51N or ASD-51N iPod/Network adapter dock, you can integrate your iPod with the AVR-2310CI. Song titles appear on the receiver's display panel and the iPod can be controlled using the buttons on the main unit and the remote control.
Note: The ASD-11R is compatible with 3rd generation and later iPods with a dock connecter.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The AVR-1910 can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item numbers 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song title. Sirius channels are stored as presets and recalled in the same way AM and FM stations are. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a built-in AM/FM tuner which allows you to preset up to 8 AM/FM stations in 7 different banks (A-G), giving you a total of 56 AM/FM presets. You can assign an 8 character name to each preset.
Input Naming: You can change the display name of each selected input source (up to 8 characters per input).
Source Delete: This feature removes input sources that are not used from the receiver's display.
GUI (Graphic User Interface): A GUI menu can be displayed on your television for easy system setup. The Graphic User Interface menu is sent through receiver's HDMI monitor output. A screen saver engages if a static menu is left on screen for more that 3 minutes.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can se the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Back-Up Memory: The unit is equipped with a back-up memory that provides approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is off and the power cord is disconnected.
Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display brightness settings - Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.
Main Remote Control (RC-1117): The AVR-2310CI comes with a main remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable Denon components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players.
Sub/Zone 2 Remote Control (RC-1119): The receiver's sub remote is designed to control the Zone 2 functions. You can use it from the other room with an optional IR repeater kit.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-2310CI can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which supports HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-2310CI's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-2310CI's remote control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Rear Panel Connections:
- HDMI: This unit has 5 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI monitor output, version 1.3a. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The HDMI jacks support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology (currently no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).
- Component Video: The receiver features 2 component video inputs and 1 component video monitor output. The component video inputs are assignable to different sources. (Note: If a 1080p signal is input via component video, it is neither converted nor scaled; it is only output as 1080p component video)
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-2310CI features 2 optical digital (Toslink) inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Phono and Tuner. Optical digital input 2 also has a corresponding optical digital output for use with a CD, MD, or other digital recording device.
- 7.1 Multi-Channel Input: The AVR-2310CI is equipped with an analog 7.1-channel RCA input to accommodate present and future multi-channel formats.
- Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual banana plugs.
- Sirius: This proprietary terminal allows you to connect an optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit.
- iPod Connection Terminal: You can connect and play an iPod that has Apple's Dock connector using the optional Denon ASD-11R iPod dock (item number 033ASD11RK) or iPod network dock (item numbers 033ASD51N and 033ASD51W).
- RS-232C Port: The AVR-2310CI includes an RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, and others, and provides a software/firmware upgrade pathway.
- Room-to-Room Remote Jacks: The receiver has a mini-jack input for use with an optional Denon RC-616, 617, or 618 IR re-transmitter. The adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
- 12V Trigger Output: The AVR-2310CI has a mini-jack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier.
Front Panel Connections:
- Headphone Jack: Standard 1/4" stereo headphone jack; the speakers in the main zone are muted when headphones are plugged in.
- A/V Inputs: S-video, Composite-video, a pair of stereo RCAs, and an optical digital input.
- Setup Mic: 3.5mm input for connection of supplied setup microphone.
System Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCinema 800 System is a 6-piece home theater system incorporating 4 identical easy to place satellite speakers for front and surround channels, a matching center-channel loudspeaker, and a robust powered subwoofer. The system's components incorporate many of Definitive's technologies including BDSS drivers, pure aluminum dome tweeters, planar pressure coupled mid/bass radiators, and a 300-Watt powered subwoofer for clear, high-definition home theater sound quality.
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The ProCinema 800 satellite speakers and center-channel provide clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling Definitive's exclusive BDSS technology drivers to equal-sized mid/bass radiators cleverly placed on the outside of the cabinet. 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 ProCenter 1000 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.
Break-In Period: The ProCinema 800 Home Speaker System 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
Satellite Speaker Overview: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers utilize state-of-the-art components (BDSS drivers coupled with a pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, pure aluminum dome tweeters, uniphase crossover networks, and non-resonant PolyStone cabinets with low diffraction construction) in order to achieve the most lifelike sound possible in your listening room.
Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers each feature 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.
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers use a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction. The speaker cabinet is available in a high-gloss black or white finish. The speaker's cabinet features a removable cloth grille.
Connections: The ProMonitor 800 satellite loudspeakers are equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 satellite 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.
Center-Channel Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 video-shielded center-channel speaker 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. As much as 75% of a movie's soundtrack is played by the center-channel loudspeaker making it arguably the most important speaker in a home theater system. The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker is ideal for use as a center-channel speaker in conjunction with Dolby Surround Sound Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital decoding.
Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 features two 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.
Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 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 features a removable cloth grille.
Connections: The ProCenter 1000 is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be mounted on a stand or shelf; or even wall-mounted. The ProCenter 1000 has two threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the back, which can be used with a pair of optional Definitive Technology ProMount brackets (735PMT80, sold separately) or other manufacture wall-mount bracket (sold separately) to mount the ProCenter 1000 on the wall.
Placement: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be placed above or below your television.
Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker has a simple built-in device which allows you to adjust the vertical angle of the speaker. There is an adjustable rubber-foot on the bottom-rear of the speaker cabinet. when you set the center-channel speaker down, the speaker will lean back and rest on this foot. By varying how far you screw in-and-out the foot, you can adjust the vertical angle of the speaker. It is recommended that you aim the center-speaker so that it aims directly towards the height of the listeners' ears.
Powered Subwoofer Overview: The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 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 8-inch high excursion woofer and 8-inch bottom-mounted passive radiator for massive bass with superior speed, control, and detail. The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 is a compact, high quality, powered subwoofer that can be used in your home theater or music speaker system.
Passive Radiator Design: The ProSub 800 features a 300-watt (RMS) amplifier driving a high-excursion 8-inch front-mounted direct-radiating woofer that is pressure-coupled to an 8-inch low-bass passive radiator on the bottom of the enclosure. The net radiating area of the ProSub 800 is 27% greater than a single 10 inch woofer but with better speed, pitch definition, and control.
PowerField Technology Amplifier: The ProSub 800 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 800 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 8" polymer subwoofer driver is specifically engineered by Definitive Technology to deliver rock-solid low distortion bass, reaching down to the lowest subsonic frequencies (20-150Hz), 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 800 powered subwoofers utilizes a monocoque cabinet, which has been specifically engineered to be totally inert and vibration free, to ensure you of pure sonic reproduction. Monocoque means that the cabinet is of a unitized construction where all panels are permanently joined together into one solid structure. The cabinet walls themselves are high-density medite fused together by space-age polymer adhesives. The front and rear baffles are extra thick and the cabinet, itself, incorporates multiple internal braces to ensure total solidity.
Controls: A complete array of controls allows the ProSub 800 to be perfectly integrated with any stereo or multi-channel audio system, and tuned for optimum performance in any room.
- Volume Control: The ProSub 800 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 800 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.
Connections: The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 powered subwoofer has a complete range of inputs and outputs to allow easy and effective hookup to any system. The ProSub 800 has a separate direct-in LFE low-level input (which bypasses the crossover network). 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.
- 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 800 also features speaker level outputs (binding posts), so you can connect your front (main speakers) through the powered subwoofer. The ProSub 800 has a built-in speaker level high-pass crossover preset at 80 Hz (6dB/oct).
Auto Turn-On Circuit: The powered subwoofer has a special power circuit which automatically turns the powered subwoofer on when a signal is fed to the loudspeaker and turns it off when there is no signal present, so it does not require an on-off switch.
LED Indicator: The red LED on the back panel of the powered subwoofer will light up when a signal is sensed and the amplifier turns non. It will automatically turn off with the powered subwoofer, a little while after the signal is discontinued.
Protection Circuits: The Definitive Technology ProSub 800 features two protection circuits that ensure that the subwoofer can never be overdriven.
Integrated/Adjustable Feet: The ProSub 800 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 mot 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.
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