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http://www.definitivetech.com/review..._DTVFall06.pdf

they seem to like them but I can't find any info on the forum. I need a nice setup for my apt and these seemed like a fun choice.

i was also looking at the athena's micro 6 and the Orb's.
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DReborn,

It looks like a renamed/upgraded Pro Cinema 100 system. You might search on that. Most people who had it seemed to like it.

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got it...thanks for the reply. =)

I'm looking for a 2.1 setup (or hopefully a 5.1 setup) for under $700

my thought is I would rather get a great 2.1 and then add to it than a mediocre 5.1 setup
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I just read this article at Barnes and Noble and I'm interested in this system as well. Anyone have the Definitive Technology ProCinema 1000 and can comment?

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Also I can't seem to find them for sale online despite the fact that they were previewed at CES back in January. Anyone know where I can find them online or if they might have them at a local B&M store? I'm only able to find the 60, 80 or 100 and not the 800 or 1000 that I'm looking for.

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I think they were previewed at CES, but were not officially released until recently.

The ProCinema 800s have an MSRP of ~$1099
The ProCinema 1000s have an MSRP of ~$1499

(I'm a newb to this forum, so I can't post links until I get to 5 posts).

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The Pro Cinema 1000 is very available and got an awesome review in the September 2006 edition of The Perfect Vision, a highly respected a/v magazine.

Their summary:

Strengths:
-Clear High, potent bass
-Mid range with true high end sophistication
-Big Dynamics from small enclosures
-Value with a capital "V"

Weaknesses:
-Could use a smoother tweeter
-You'll need great electronics to get this system's full measure

To me, that last point is not really a weakness but a compliment.

IM me if interested in more details or a demo.

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hmm...what is the diff between the pro 1000 and the 8000? im trying to get out with a 5.1 setup for around $700 so they both might even be out of my range. =\\ Are the pro cinema 80 and 100's worth looking at?

also heard good things about the ORB's.

PS. i started the thread so i'm not hijacking it. =)
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You can check out and compare the SPECs on their website and the article you posted describes the main differences between the two which is primarily driver size. If you can swing it, the 1000 is the way to go as I believe it offers the most value and performance vs. other brands at its price point. The ProCinema 100s and the 80s are exellent sounding systems as well but do not have the upgraded features the new line has.

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got it, thanks. =)

would you ever recommeded starting off with a 2.1 setup with the 1000's and then later i can upgrade when i have the nec cash flow?

rather get the much better center and sub of the 1000 series (with the two from sats) and then build on it later.

I'm in an apt right now and i am fairly close to my TV and have been living off the sound from my tv speakers so anything will be a massive upgrade. =)
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got it, thanks. =)

would you ever recommeded starting off with a 2.1 setup with the 1000's and then later i can upgrade when i have the nec cash flow?

rather get the much better center and sub of the 1000 series (with the two from sats) and then build on it later.

I'm in an apt right now and i am fairly close to my TV and have been living off the sound from my tv speakers so anything will be a massive upgrade. =)

I've seen that before! Stop sitting on the sidelines and get into the game....you'll want to add on soon enough!

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ha, yeah i am afraid that i will buy them, wait a week, and buy the rears. =)

going to hit a showroom this weekend to try some out...see how i feel.
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These are very new, I know some stores around here in the midwest do not have them yet. When going to demo, if the store only has the old pro 100's I would not compare them directly to the new models as they use a little different technology. I would imagine the new series is going to be an improvment over the old pro 100's. Good luck with your search.
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I have been enjoying my ProCinema100 setup for almost 7 years now. I've had my eye on the StudioCinema350 setup for a while now. The Studios add a passive sub for significantly increased low-end response. These new Pros add a passive radiator (though smaller than the Studios) and should bring their performance closer to that of the Studios. So, if a dealer does not have the new Pros, listen to the old Pros and the Studios to get a feel for the upper and lower end of the range they are in.
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thanks everybody for your help and support! i am going to Park Audio (in manhattan) this weekend so i will give you guys the reviews when i get back
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Any Pro Cinema 1000 owners out there? Curious what receiver you are using to drive this system?
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im using the marantz sr7001...couldn't be happier though it is a tad overkill probably.
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Can you recommend an authorized dealer where I can get a decent deal (like 20% off) for ProCinema 1000?
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Any Pro Cinema 1000 owners out there? Curious what receiver you are using to drive this system?

Yamaha RX-V661 powering PM1000 mains, PC1000 center, PM 800 surrounds and an Outlaw LFM-1EX sub. I like the setup but I'm going to get rid of it all (except the sub) and start over cause it's not enough for my huge room. Great sounding setup, though.
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Can you recommend an authorized dealer where I can get a decent deal (like 20% off) for ProCinema 1000?

I bought mine at BB and they knocked the price down a little when I bought the PM1000/800 package. The DefTech thread mentioned an online dealer called ABT that some members had good luck with.
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I am taking the first step in a surround sound setup. I have the Yamaha VX-663 receiver, and I really like the Definitive line of speakers. Since I can't afford a full surround sytem, my plan is to buy a center, sub, and L&R speakers. The idea would be that when I move to a bigger place, I'd make the L&R become my surrounds and buy 2 towers for my L&R speakers.

So, my thought was buying the Pro 1000 series for these front speakers, then eventually upgrading the L&R and moving those to the rear. My question is, will the Definitive ProMonitor 1000 Center Speaker be too weak to work with upgraded towers in the futurte? Should I buy the Mythos Seven Center Speaker now so that the upgrade will be smoother? Would a Mythos Seven center speaker dominate the 1000s as my L&R? I have to live with the setup for awhile, so I want it to sound as good as possible. But, I don't want to have to get rid of my Center speaker when its time to upgrade.

Sorry for the long post, but I basically want to know if the Mythos Seven Center with Pro 1000s as front speakers would sound good. Thoughts?
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I mean Mythos Seven Center with Pro Monitor 1000s
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Yamaha RX-V661 powering PM1000 mains, PC1000 center, PM 800 surrounds and an Outlaw LFM-1EX sub. I like the setup but I'm going to get rid of it all (except the sub) and start over cause it's not enough for my huge room. Great sounding setup, though.

how big is your room?

im also in houston might be interested in buying the 1000's and 800's from you
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how big is your room?

im also in houston might be interested in buying the 1000's and 800's from you

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