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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

Single compact satellite speaker (White)

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Overview

Our take on the Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

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

Excellent sonic accuracy from this compact, versatile speaker

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


High-tech driver design for warm, rich sound

radiator

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

Small size

Compact, easy-to-place speaker

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


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Did you know?
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.


Love my new speakers. The sound is fabulous and as an extra bonus they look great too! I can always count on the Crutchfield team to make the best recommendations and provide support, when needed, like the pros they are; why shop anywhere else?

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What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

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

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

Product Research

Overview: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 loudspeaker utilizes state-of-the-art components (BDSS driver coupled with a pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, a pure aluminum dome tweeter, a uniphase crossover network, and a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction) in order to achieve the most lifelike sound possible in your listening room. The ProMonitor 1000 loudspeaker may be used in a 2.0-channel system as a full-range driver, in a 2.1-channel system as a satellite speaker with a powered subwoofer, or as a satellite speaker in multichannel system.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
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) drivers offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment. BDSS drivers incorporate the following design features.

  • Balanced Double Surrounds: The speaker's balanced double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to suppress parasitic cone resonance.
  • Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone: The ProMonitor features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.
  • Waveguide: The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.
  • High Temperature Voice Coil: The driver's high temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power handling and quick transient response. The Lengthened voice coil also offers increased linearity and lower distortion.
  • Magnet Structure: The driver's magnetic system is optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap for high efficiency and linear excursion.
  • Die-Cast Alloy Basket: The die-cast alloy basket minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave reflection.

Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 features a 5-1/4" BDSS driver coupled to a 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The ProMonitor 1000 loudspeakers will sound good right out of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40 hours or more of playing is required to reach full performance capability. The break-in period allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a more open midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction.

Enclosure Design

Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 uses a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction. The speaker cabinet is available in a high-gloss black or white finish. The speaker's cabinet feature a removable cloth grille.

Connections

Binding Posts: The ProMonitor 1000 is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 loudspeakers may be placed on a stand or shelf, or mounted on the wall or ceiling. The ProMonitor 1000 features a pedestal foot which allows it to fit securely and safe on a stand or shelf. The attached pedestal foot can be removed to mount the speaker to Definitive Technology's matching speaker stand (ProStand, sold separately) or to wall-mount the speaker. The ProMonitor 1000 can also be wall-mounted using the rear-panel keyhole slot. In addition, there is a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the speaker so you can use an optional articulating bracket (sold separately) to hang the speaker on a wall or ceiling.

Note: There is a insert plug included which covers the hole in the bottom of the speaker which you will see after you remove the pedestal foot when wall-mounting the speaker.

Placement: When used as front speakers, the ProMonitor 1000s should usually be placed 6 to 8 feet apart and kept away from the side walls and corners. When used as rear speakers, take care never to locate the speakers forward of the listeners. The ProMonitor 1000s may be angled in towards the listening position or left parallel with the rear wall according to your personal listening taste. Normally, angling the speakers in so that they point directly at the listeners will result in more detail and greater clarity.

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Why did you buy this?

Great sounding speakers with a small footprint. [ Seth  Apr 15, 2017 ]
warm sound in a small package. Design center recommended as rear channels in a Dolby Atmos installation. [ wade  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Already have Definitive speakers in my 7.1 surround system and am upgrading to an ATMOS setup. These are just small enough to be mountable on light stands (they have a camera screw attachment at their base (just remove the small stand via its screw and use that screw hole)) and sound great. Perfect for ATMOS "height" speakers. I got four very tall and very light "light stands" on Amazon along with an inexpensive ball joint adapter (to allow tilting them down) - perfect! [ RUSS  Mar 14, 2017 ]
Main Right and Left Speakers, got the Pro 8000 sub to go with these. [ E  Mar 12, 2017 ]
upgrade from dt 800 for left and right speakers; to go with dt 2000 center [ ashay  Jan 16, 2017 ]
Like them [ David  Dec 01, 2016 ]
Recommended by Chris [ george178  Nov 28, 2016 ]
On line reviews and recommendation of advisor. [ Scott  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Recommendation by Shawn based on size and application needs [ Richard  Nov 06, 2016 ]
It is a great match for the 8040 towers I bought last fall. [ Lawrence  Oct 30, 2016 ]
Great Reviews, needed a high end surround speaker that can be placed on the rear side walls with a bracket to aim and angle. Def Tech quality and sound was the clincher. [ Mark  Aug 30, 2016 ]
To be used for my rear channels, also for the technology. [ Anthony  Aug 21, 2016 ]
When I was merely a boy I drooled over Def Techs BP speakers..... I even missed a flight because I was reading about them in Stereophile magazine. The Procinema 2000 is a perfect match for what I need and what I've wanted for years. [ Matthew  Aug 15, 2016 ]
I am a total audiophile novice and did just a smidgen of research on my own. But, the research that I had done was very favorable towards the DT Pro 1000 series. My final decision was based on the familiarity and past experiences with Crutchfield. No pressure, just good advice. [ JEFF  Aug 05, 2016 ]
Good reviews (specifically vs the Bose Acoustimass Series V). I have already had a Bose system, I like the sound, and Definitive Tech speakers seemed to be universally likely more than Bose. [ Travis  Aug 05, 2016 ]
Excellent quality for the price [ David  Jun 29, 2016 ]
Reviews [ Thomas J.  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Felt most comfortable with def tech after doing tons of research. [ William Bradley  May 24, 2016 ]
value for sound [ Steve  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Read and heard nothing but good about these speakers,seems like i can't go wrong. [ Chris  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Size and quality [ Dona  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Chose these as front speakers, on bookshelf, for 7.2 home theater system, replacing the smaller 800 model which as now side surrounds. Really came down to the wife - she was agreeable because of the glossy finish and shapely enclosures look nice on in the display cabinet. [ James  Jan 29, 2016 ]
love DT speakers and Crutchfield [ S  May 04, 2017 ]
I have had these speakers in my home theater for several years and love the premier sound they deliver. I am now purchasing another set for a 2nd home theater. [ Debra  Nov 04, 2016 ]
Good reviews- familiar with products [ Morris  Mar 15, 2016 ]
I wanted a high definition audio speaker for my kitchen. The small white speakers will replace blown white Radio Shack speakers and will handle much more power yet be invisible. [ Jeffrey  Jan 04, 2016 ]

6 questions already asked

i do not know BUT love the speakers! [ ROBERT  Oct 07, 2016 ]
The sewell bannana Speaker plugs work great mine stick out maybe an eighth of an inch from being fully ineserted but they make a good, solid connection. [ JEFF  Oct 07, 2016 ]
Yes, I have some connected with banana plugs and some connected to the post. [ James  Oct 07, 2016 ]
Yes they will, as will the 800's (that I am using as rear's) [ ANDREW  Oct 07, 2016 ]
They do not inform us of future sale prices before they happen. I can tell you that we do offer a 60 day price guarantee period on the purchase though. If you see them offered for less, in our catalog or on our website, within 60 days of your purchase, you can contact us back and we'll make up the difference for you. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Mar 07, 2016 ]  Staff
I use the DT 1000's as my side speakers and like their sound. The arrangement of the passive woofer gives the speakers a nice broad sound. [ PETER  Apr 05, 2017 ]
I only have them at the front L/R & have smaller speakers at rear, probably don't need this quality of speaker in rear. [ Brian  Feb 02, 2016 ]
i am very happy with the speakers. I have them as my front speakers with smaller speakers in the rear but î don't see any issues with what you are doing.great sound in a compact, attractive package. [ ROBERT A  Feb 01, 2016 ]
I added these in as my front-height speakers. They are positioned above my older Def Tech BP-7002's. As such they do not get pushed very often or very hard but when they do chime in they sound fine. For what I'm used to they'd probably be a little under-sized to accomplish what I'm after as a main front or rear; but that is purely subjective. I've never tried them as main front or rear. I've been very happy with my other DT products. Center, left-right mains and these as height in front. I used their support once (for my 7002's) and they came through for me (quickly and for free) with a fuse holder when the one I took out was broken. [ Kim  Feb 01, 2016 ]
This will be a great combination. They perform well for me. [ WAYNE  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Im not an expert but I believe so. The wonderful thing about Crutchfield is there wonderful customer service. You can always return. I'm just not sure if being in the side will give the expected sound quality. Mine are upright in glass shelves made for each. Good luck [ MARCIA  Feb 06, 2016 ]
I do not think you can place it on its side as it will roll around. If you could make up a rubber support of some kind it may work, but that would take a bit of time to do. [ Randy  Oct 06, 2015 ]
No. The sides are not flat. The sides are curved. [ Condor  Oct 01, 2015 ]
The speakers were designed for optimal efficiency to be stood up or mounted on a wall . The speakers are curved., so trying ly them on the side could be an issue, as they will not sit right. . They are not a square box , most likely will need a bookshelf speaker that is square to sit them the way you like. These are really good sounding reference speakers. Good luck. Hope this helped [ Taryn  Sep 28, 2015 ]
I can't see why not I don't think you will have any issues with sound quality and they should stay stable on their sides. [ eric  Sep 28, 2015 ]
You can, but notice that sides are angled, so unless you want the speaker tilted up, you will need to put some foam under the speaker to level it out. BTW, these are awesome sounding speakers. [ James  Sep 28, 2015 ]
Absolutely yes, I did it and it works fine Ron [ Ronald S.  Sep 28, 2015 ]
no don't think that works....they're not square so might not be stable. [ TROY  Sep 28, 2015 ]
Yes [ Peter  Sep 28, 2015 ]
The sides of the speakers are tapered to the back and have no feet on the sides. [ WAYNE  Sep 28, 2015 ]
They do not come with the mounting hardware. If you click on accessory's on the Crutchfield page it should list a compatible mount. [ TIM  Sep 03, 2015 ]
Yes, you can mount them on the wall. I purchased the mounts separately, however, the guy that installed the speakers, did not use them. [ DENISE  Sep 02, 2015 ]
I have mine mounted on the wall. My installer was able to sort through his options and find a fit. Im sorry I don't know the model number [ STEPHEN T  Sep 01, 2015 ]
Yes you can mount these, but the bracket must be purchased separately. I purchased the mounts that Def Tech sells -- Pro-Mount 90 [ Derek  Sep 01, 2015 ]
Yes we have them mounted on the wall. We purchased heavy duty mounting brackets from local retailer. [ PATRICIA  Sep 01, 2015 ]
Hello Joaquin. I used the ProMount 90 product to mount my PM1000's. I have a 5.1 surround system and hung all 4 of my PM1000's from the ceiling. I have black, so of course I ordered black mounts, but these mounts are also available in white to compliment your set-up. I purchased these directly from Def Tech and they run $50.00 for a pair. I don't think Crutchfield carries these mounts, but check with them first since they typically come in cheaper than other retailers. Keep this in mind on your mounts though, be sure you're mounting to a stud due to the weight of the speaker. Toggles will be questionable on sheet rock walls. Since I hung mine from the ceiling, I actually secured 2x4 studs in the attic to bolt the speakers on. Don't pay attention to the reviews on these mounts. I have had zero issues with them and they are nice and secure. I've had them installed now for about 3 years. I have them tilted down and firing toward the listening area. The only thing about hanging them from the ceiling, which makes no difference in sound quality, is that I had to hang them upside down due to the position of the bolt hole placed on the end of the speaker. I didn't have enough clearance form the ceiling to hang them right side up. However, if you're hanging them from the wall on each side of your TV, then you can hang them correctly. Try not to exceed about 6 feet on the wall if you can. These speakers are not omni directional, so they need to be firing more in line with the listener. Omni directional it doesn't matter where you sit. The sound envelopes the room and all positions are the sweet spot. I'm very pleased with the PM1000's. They can handle a heavy load. I run them off an Onkyo 727 with an SVS 10" sub and a PM 2000 center. I listen to movies at level 70. Never distorts or overheats. Good luck with your set-up! [ Ed  Sep 01, 2015 ]
Yws, I have them mounted on the wall. The mounts must be purchased separayrly. [ Benjamin  Sep 01, 2015 ]
What you want to use is exactly what I have in my living room. All the speakers have the same size drivers so the transition will be seamless when the sound goes from center to side speakers and back again. Def Tech speakers are amazing for the price and will get as loud as you want them to. I feel that movies are their specialty not music but the difference is slight. I use a Martin Logan powered sub but I can't wire rear speakers now; old house, no attic. I will figure out a way in the future and will add Def Tech's for the rears. I am very happy with my Def Techs, you should be very happy with them. Don't be mislead by the small size, these speakers are amazing. I picked these over Bowers/Wilkins and couldn't be happier. [ PETER  Jan 23, 2014 ]
I have def 800's front and back with the sub in a room comparable to your dimensions, with an archway midroom leading to dining area/kitchen. I bought 2 additional 800's for 7 channel system mated to denon 1913 receiver, I couldn't be happier. if I had it to do again, I would have bought the pro cinema 800 system (pro center 1000), and 2 additional pro 1000 speakers, and used the 1000's up front. I can't say anything about onkyo, but you are on right track with speakers. I recommend you get the definitive speaker stands for the front channels. works so well (in my case stands for the 800's make sure you get stands for 1000's up front)) I am thinking of investing in another pair for the rear surrounds, and leaving the side channels (speakers #6 and 7) on bookcase shelves. I have no experience with onkyo recievers (I do have an onkyo cd player which is great) but I can tell you the definitive's sound great with the denon out of the box, and even better after a break in period. I previously owned Jbl speakers (crap). then acoustic research (pretty good,deep base) and then a bose 3-2-1 system which I have moved to my bedroom (ok,not great). the definitive surround suite is by far the best I have ever owned and I would buy it again. I may pop for a pair of 1000's with stands for the front, and move the 800 stands to the rear. IMO you can't go wrong, tho again I can't vouch for the onkyo. have you considered Denon? [ EDGAR A  Jan 08, 2014 ]
My system consists of the following: AV Amplifier: Sony STRDN 1040 7.2 1155 watt system Center Channel: (3) Definitive Technology Pro-Center 2000 Left & Right Front: (1 & 2) Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 55 (bookshelf) Center Surround: (4 & 5) Definitive Technology UIW64/A Round In-Ceiling Speakers Rear Surround: (6 & 7) Definitive Technology UIW64/A Round In-Ceiling Speakers Sub-woofer: (8) Polk Audio PSW125 (BK) 12" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer My room is fairly large: 12 foot ceiling. It is open ended on one side. The room is 15 x 20. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx --- 1 3 2 X ^ X | X | X 4 5 X 20 feet There is no wall x separating the x | A/V area 6 7 x | from the rest of X | the house X | x | 8 x v xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ___ ?----------------- 15 feet --------------? I am very happy with the performance of the entire system. I never need to crank the volume up. There is very little, if any, distortion and the sound is crisp and clear for TV and movies. Sound is true for music as well. I know we do not have exactly the same equipment, but I am very happy with the definitive technology line of product and I suspect that you can compare the specs oof what I have versus what you are considering and be comfortable with making a decision. By the way crutchfield has also been a great supplier and source of information. sincerely, Ron [ RON  Jan 07, 2014 ]
Thanks to everyone for the responses to my question. I ordered a pair of 1000's and stands today and hope to have them on Wednesday. [ Frank  Jan 07, 2014 ]
I use the ProMonitor 800s as front speakers in a 5.1 setup in a 12'x21' room with an 8' ceiling. They sound terrific and fill the room perfectly. These speakers replaced a pair of Bose 501s and totally blow the Bose away both in clarity and mid bass. The 800s are driven buy a Denon AVR 3313CI and I plan on adding 4 more 800s, a ProCenter 1000, and 2 ProSub 800s for a 7.2 setup [ PAUL D  Jan 07, 2014 ]
The Pro Monitor 1000 is being used as a center channel at my son's house and the 2000 I have is a center channel in our bedroom. As for the 2000, it was a tremendous improvement over the older Bose Center Channel that formerly was used in the bedroom. Both center channels give a bright sound as center channels and make dialogue easy to hear and understand. Both are driven with a Denon AVR-1913 receiver. The end port assists in providing a rounded sound. Most of the experience we have with these is watching movies or television and not with music. The 2000 is in a room comparable to your 14x20 with 11' ceilings cascading up to ~16'. Still have great audio from the 2000. Son is happy with the 1000 as a center channel, but can't comment on using such as front surrounds. [ MARVIN  Jan 06, 2014 ]
I have a room that is 14 x 15 with 8 foot ceilings and i have the definitive tech 600 system. which fills the room well. I would expect that system to do well in your size room. [ DRJFJR  Jan 06, 2014 ]
Frank I have the 1000's up front and the 2000 in the middle. I have not yet upgraded the rears but was planning on the 800's. My room is 14x14. I can only speak to my room size but am happy with what I have. I will be happier when I get the 800's in the rear location. It may be overkill but I am also considering putting towers in the front and moving the 1000's to the rear. Need to get that one past the spouse. [ MICHAEL  Jan 06, 2014 ]
I use the Promonitor 800s for my surrounds - they sound fantastic. My room size is comparable to yours. I have them mounted about 7.5 ft from the ground. They sound great and look great. I do not like bookshelf speakers for fronts - especially with my room size - so I Use the Def Tech BP6Bs - which rock! Hope this helps. Pete [ PETE  Jan 06, 2014 ]
Yes make sure they are ear height. The 1000's are great speakers I have them all the way around my 7.1 setup with a 2000 center, I don't see why the 800 wouldn't be a great product but if you have the cash I recommend the 1000's all around with a 2000 center very satisfied =) [ KELSEY  Jan 06, 2014 ]
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