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Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Single compact satellite speaker

Item # 735PMON1KB

The ProMonitor 1000 is the top-of-line satellite speaker in Definitive's ProCinema series.

The ProMonitor 1000 is the top-of-line satellite speaker in Definitive's ProCinema series.

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About the Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000

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Excellent sonic accuracy from this compact, versatile speaker

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

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


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

Small size

Compact, easy-to-place speaker

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

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


Product highlights:

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

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Finish Plastic
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Type Hard-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
Wall-mountable Yes
Bracket Included Fixed keyhole mount
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 replaces these items:

Product Research

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

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The ProMonitor satellite provides clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling Definitive's exclusive BDSS technology driver to an equal-sized mid/bass radiator cleverly placed on the top of the satellite. This technique doubles the lower-midrange radiating area of the speaker without increasing the size of the enclosure. The result is a warm and life-like sound.

BDSS Technology: Definitive Technology's Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) drivers offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment. BDSS drivers incorporate the following design features.

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

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

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

Enclosure Design

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


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

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 loudspeakers may be placed on a stand or shelf, or mounted on the wall or ceiling. The ProMonitor 1000 features a pedestal foot which allows it to fit securely and safe on a stand or shelf. The attached pedestal foot can be removed to mount the speaker to Definitive Technology's matching speaker stand (ProStand 1000, 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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Are these suitable to use as bookshelf speakers in my home office?
tammy  Nov 26, 2019
8 answers
Hi Tammy, Yes, these would be quite suitable, but maybe overkill. I have this system in my living room, the largest room in the house, which has vaulted ceiling. They have great, powerful sound, but you could also go with something less powerful for a typical office size! Hope this helps. I have the 5 channel surround sound system, including subwoofer. Maybe you're just talking about the 2 fronts which would work well in an office.
derek  Nov 27, 2019
yes,I use for front's on surond set up,have sub for bass,in small room Like the sound -need's playing time to make then better...
kelly a  Nov 27, 2019
Don't see why not, if your space will allow them. How are you supplying an audio signal to them, as they are not powered and will require an amplifier to make sound.
christian  Nov 27, 2019
Yes, depending on your room size. My living room size is 15' X 16' and these speakers keep us pinned to the wall! They are crystal clear and wonderful. I have read reviews where the people have turned them up so loud That they shake side to side and almost shake off the shelf, and are still clear. That hasn't happened to me but I haven't turned them up that loud. I power gem with a Dennon AVR-930H. So i'm not over powering these babies.
kim  Nov 27, 2019
Absolutely. They are great speakers with large output. I was quite surprised by how good the bass sound was from these small pictures. Very efficient speakers.
david  Nov 26, 2019
Yes and you'll need subwoofer with it
huso  Nov 26, 2019
Yes we love them 1
terry v  Nov 26, 2019
These are excellent speakers and will perform well in your home office.
duane  Nov 26, 2019
I have two promonitor1000 as front speakers, two 800 promontor for surround, procenter2000 , subwoofer supercube 2000, and two in roof height speakers. My room size is16'*11',I was wondering whether I should go for tower speakers for front ? If yes, which ones?
sanjay  Mar 31, 2019
1 answer
If budget and spouse allow it's always better to go with tower speakers for the fronts. With all the other Def Tech gear I would recommend the BP-9040 to blend with what you currently have and add a much bigger, deeper front sound stage. Here is a link along with high quality speaker wire: You can also connect with one of our Product Advisors via phone, email or chat for personalized advice here:
casey  Apr 14, 2019 (Staff)
do these speakers accept banna style speaker plugs?
greg  Oct 07, 2016
4 answers
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
Want to buy 2 more to complete my 7.1 setup (bought the 1000/2000 last year). Has anyone ever seen these go on sale? Or possibly a special offer that includes the taller stands with the speakers? I'm not in a real hurry so I can wait if it's something that is offered occasionally.
william j  Mar 07, 2016
1 answer
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:
ryan  Mar 07, 2016 (Staff)
Bought the Def Tech 1000/2000 surround system. So now being I have a 7.1 A/V receiver would these PM 1000's be a good fit for my rear speakers? I'd end up with the 2000 center and the PM1000's for the front, surrounds and rears. Any comments pro or con? Thanks, Bill
william j  Feb 01, 2016
5 answers
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  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
Bookshelf is not tall enough, can I place the speaker on its side to fit on the shelf?
byron  Sep 26, 2015
10 answers
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.
randolph j.  Oct 06, 2015
No. The sides are not flat. The sides are curved.
james  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  Sep 28, 2015
no don't think that works....they're not square so might not be stable.
troy  Sep 28, 2015
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
I am interested in mounting 2 speakers on the wall on both sides of a 75" Samsung screen. Can the White ProMonitor 1000 be mounted on the wall? If so, do they come with the white mounting bracket or do they have to be purchesed separately? If so, what would be the brand/model #. Thanks so much!
judgea  Aug 30, 2015
7 answers
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  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
I am thinking of replacing my current speakers with a pair of ProMonitor 1000's for fronts. a pair of ProMonitor 800's for rear and a ProCenter 2000. My room is 14x20 with 10ft ceilings and would be powered by an Onkyo TX-NR809. The speakers I would be replacing are a pair of Polk RTi6. a pair of Polk OWM3 and a Polk CSi3. Would this work in a room this size? Thanks Frank
frank  Jan 05, 2014
10 answers
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  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.
donald  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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