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I am looking at the Def Tech Pro 600 to pair with a Denon 2113ci. Is it worth the extra money to upgrade to the Pro 800?
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I am looking at the Def Tech Pro 600 to pair with a Denon 2113ci. Is it worth the extra money to upgrade to the Pro 800?

Do you have a dedicated subwoofer, and what is your budget?

The parent company for Deftech sells refurbished speakers on Ebay and, depending on your budget, you might even be able to step up to a Pro 1000:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-Technology-ProMonitor-1000-Speaker-BBNDKA-/190644675513?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2c634ee3b9

The white model is $159 shipped
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No, I do not have a sub. I looking to stay under 800.
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Do you need small, or can you go bigger? Can you start with 3.1 for now?

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Do you need small, or can you go bigger? Can you start with 3.1 for now?

I am with you on this. Focus your $800 budget on your main three speakers and get a sub.

You could do three of these (assuming you stick with Deftech):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-Technology-ProMonitor-800-Speaker-BBNDHA-/190687206753?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2c65d7dd61

For $360 and still get a decent sub like this one (room size would help):
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/stf-2.html

Then add some surrounds later.
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This sub is a great deal right now:
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/549645163

$300 shipped would give you $500 budget for speakers which puts you within $25 of the refurb Deftech 1000.
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This sub is a great deal right now:
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/549645163
$300 shipped would give you $500 budget for speakers which puts you within $25 of the refurb Deftech 1000.

These are good choices.

You definitely want at least the 800, nit the 600, and if you can afford the 1000 all the better (you will be upgraded further in the future this way).

Also, check your local craigslist for a used sub. You might find something decent for $275 which makes the refurbed 1000 affordable.

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Yes, I can definitely start with a 3.1. Any recommendations on the 3 main speakers and a sub for at or below $800.00? I could go a little over if I have to.
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3 NHT SuperZero 2.0s and a HSU VTF-2 MK4 or Outlaw sub. Too bad the Rythmik FV12 is still not available.

How big is your listening area?

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Yes, I can definitely start with a 3.1. Any recommendations on the 3 main speakers and a sub for at or below $800.00? I could go a little over if I have to.

That Jamo sub is a good choice, and a good bargain > post #6
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1425552/jamo-sub-650-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs

Also, the Definitive Tech SM350 is a good speaker - buy 2 pair, and use one speaker as a center channel.
That would be cheaper, than buying a center channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882325059

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3 NHT SuperZero 2.0s and a HSU VTF-2 MK4 or Outlaw sub. Too bad the Rythmik FV12 is still not available.
How big is your listening area?

The area is about 16 1/2 x 15 but its basically open to the kitchen as well. After reading the posts I think I am leaning towards the 3.1 with a sub. So if anyone has any more speaker recommendations, I'm all ears.
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I went with the Jamo sub, couldnt pass it up for 249.00 with free shipping. Now I just need to fiigure out the other three speakers.
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