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SirDracula's Avatar SirDracula
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Finally got my ProCinema 800 setup to my new HK AVR-347. It sounds great. The bass is so much better than the ~400 Onkyo HTIB I used to have (non-amplified sub).

I have all the speakers set to small and 100 Hz crossover. The Sub cross over is all the way over to 150 Hz and gain is about 12 o'clock.

We watched The Bourne Supremacy at about -20 dB, and it was awesome. I didn't want to start off the system too loud but the detail, clarity, effects, it was all there. I'm pumped about fine tuning this baby.

Very nice! I think the gain on the sub is a little high, I have mine about 1/3 of the way (10-11 o'clock). The only way to tell for sure is to invest $50 in a Radioshack SPL meter and match the levels from the 5 channels and the sub.

Also, you can probably cross the center at 80Hz if your receiver allows for individual crossovers. Def Tech claims that the PC1000 should be flat and accurate down to 80Hz. Crossing the PM800 at 100Hz sounds about right.

Did you run the automatic calibration in your receiver (Audyssey or whatever it's called if your receiver has one)? Is that where the receiver crossed the speakers?
NCStateFan's Avatar NCStateFan
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Very nice! I think the gain on the sub is a little high, I have mine about 1/3 of the way (10-11 o'clock). The only way to tell for sure is to invest $50 in a Radioshack SPL meter and match the levels from the 5 channels and the sub.

Also, you can probably cross the center at 80Hz if your receiver allows for individual crossovers. Def Tech claims that the PC1000 should be flat and accurate down to 80Hz. Crossing the PM800 at 100Hz sounds about right.

Did you run the automatic calibration in your receiver (Audyssey or whatever it's called if your receiver has one)? Is that where the receiver crossed the speakers?

Thanks for the feedback. I have not run the "EZ Setup" feature yet. I read some horror stories about it on the HK AVR 247 & 347 thread that it was extremely loud, almost to the point of damaging the speakers, and then the results were not even that good.

I am pretty sure I can set the frequency of each individual speaker, so I'll try out the center at 80 and see.
czwsecurity's Avatar czwsecurity
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Well folks, add me to the list of new happy Definitive owners. Just got the promonitor 800s and the procenter 1000 from ABT and I am blown away by the clarity, highs and overall range these speakers have. My A2-300 sub should be here any day now to complete the setup. Thank you to everyone in the thread that helped me out. Now the only question is do I give away my 5 year old RCA HTIB or go skeet shooting with it??
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Just got the promonitor 800s and the procenter 1000 from ABT and I am blown away by the clarity, highs and overall range these speakers have. My A2-300 sub should be here any day now to complete the setup.

That's an interesting combo...let us know how you like it and where you end up setting your crossover (there doesn't look like a lot of wiggle room between the PM800's low end and the ED's upper reach EDIT: never mind...I misread their spec sheet...d'oh!). I've been debating myself what sub to pair with this same 800/1000 setup and the A2's big brother (the A3-300) is on the short list.
SirDracula's Avatar SirDracula
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What's wrong with Def Tech's ProSub 800? I think it pairs very well with the pm800's and it provides plenty of bass for my needs (i don't enjoy house shaking bass).
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What's wrong with Def Tech's ProSub 800? I think it pairs very well with the pm800's and it provides plenty of bass for my needs (i don't enjoy house shaking bass).

For the money, it just can't hang with small powered subs from the likes of Hsu, SVS, and ED. For $500 (the price of the ProSub 1000), you can get a box sub with a bigger driver, more power, and better extension. Since voice-matching isn't really a concern with subs, there's no reason to be married to the same brand unless you just hate the idea of an extra transaction.
czwsecurity's Avatar czwsecurity
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That's an interesting combo...let us know how you like it and where you end up setting your crossover (there doesn't look like a lot of wiggle room between the PM800's low end and the ED's upper reach EDIT: never mind...I misread their spec sheet...d'oh!). I've been debating myself what sub to pair with this same 800/1000 setup and the A2's big brother (the A3-300) is on the short list.

That was one of th big reasons I went with the definitive line. The top end on the ED sub I believe is 100hz. I was also looking at the Klipsch quintet line (which sounded very nice also) but their bottom was 120hz (and that was pushing it) so that would have left a considerable gap as opposed to the promonitors range down to 65-70hz cleanly. That should leave the crossover at 80-100hz with a nice transition. Depending on your room size, the A3-300 should be great.

Sirdracula... I went with the ED sub because of a friend that also has one and also because of the friendly customer service they have given. ED is garnering a very good reputation and they have been very receptive to all my questions and concerns (no matter how noob or rediculous) before buying. Only con is you have a month wait right now for whatever you order...
Rob423's Avatar Rob423
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Just got my Procinema 1000's paired with a Yamaha RX2700.

System sounds great.

been playing Pear Harbor for some demo material.
cmf's Avatar cmf
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That was one of th big reasons I went with the definitive line. The top end on the ED sub I believe is 100hz. I was also looking at the Klipsch quintet line (which sounded very nice also) but their bottom was 120hz (and that was pushing it) so that would have left a considerable gap as opposed to the promonitors range down to 65-70hz cleanly. That should leave the crossover at 80-100hz with a nice transition. Depending on your room size, the A3-300 should be great.

Two quick questions, if you don't mind: what do you have powering the DefTechs, and what size room are you in? Obviously, it's possible to have too much sub for a space, but with incremental output available at small price jumps, it's always tempting to go one more notch up the product ladder.
czwsecurity's Avatar czwsecurity
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Two quick questions, if you don't mind: what do you have powering the DefTechs, and what size room are you in? Obviously, it's possible to have too much sub for a space, but with incremental output available at small price jumps, it's always tempting to go one more notch up the product ladder.

They are being powered by an Onkyo 504. My room measures 12x17 with 8 foot ceilings. I almost went for the A3-300 because of the extra 150 watts and upgraded driver but i couldnt justify it with the room size. Think about it this way, if you can swing the extra $100, its always better to buy a little more than you may need rather than be disappointed and craving another upgrade a few months from now.
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They are being powered by an Onkyo 504. My room measures 12x17 with 8 foot ceilings. I almost went for the A3-300 because of the extra 150 watts and upgraded driver but i couldnt justify it with the room size. Think about it this way, if you can swing the extra $100, its always better to buy a little more than you may need rather than be disappointed and craving another upgrade a few months from now.

Yep...my thinking exactly. Just that my HT space (a portion of our basement) is only about 700 cubic ft with a low ceiling (~7'), so I really shouldn't need a lot of power. It's just that fear that another $100 would have made the difference between being satisfied and thrilled. :-)

Oh, and that's not to say I wasn't impressed by the ProSubs I listened to. For their size, they are darned impressive. It's just that when you consider what you're getting for your money, there are better values out there for sure.
czwsecurity's Avatar czwsecurity
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[quote=cmf;11985139]Yep...my thinking exactly. Just that my HT space (a portion of our basement) is only about 700 cubic ft with a low ceiling (~7'), so I really shouldn't need a lot of power. It's just that fear that another $100 would have made the difference between being satisfied and thrilled. :-)

Is that section of your basement enclosed? There are alot of variances involved. Best thing to do is give Chris or Alex a call at ED, explain your room and see what they say. I can say from experience, they will NOT try to upsell you for the hell of it, you will get an honest answer and recommendation for what you need.
On a side note, I listened to a few more movies this evening and I cant believe the things I have been missing. EX: The lobby scene in the Matrix, I can clearly hear just about every shell casing hitting the floor cleanly and crisply and dialogue is astronomically better that what I was used to hearing
cmf's Avatar cmf
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Just got the promonitor 800s and the procenter 1000 from ABT and I am blown away by the clarity, highs and overall range these speakers have. My A2-300 sub should be here any day now to complete the setup.

Did your ED sub arrive yet? Inquiring minds want to know how you like this setup.
czwsecurity's Avatar czwsecurity
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Did your ED sub arrive yet? Inquiring minds want to know how you like this setup.

I got the sub hooked up wednesday night and semi dialed in (gotta pick up an spl meter this weekend) I was kinda disappointed at first at the lack of output with some music i was playing (80s rock) until I played with the speaker levels some. I found if I dropped the speaker levels some so the volume was a little higher on the receiver the sub really woke up. Ran through some monsters inc and finding nemo and was pretty impressed. Part of the output issue i spoke of earlier is definitely an ear retraining issue as my ears are used to flubbering and rattling being associated with bass which obviously isnt the case. This sub blended very nicely with the promonitors and didnt overpower them but still had some authority when called upon. I was also impressed on the DVE test tones, it was pretty steady down to 18 hz and during monsters inc, it showed. overall im pretty happy with it.
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I got the sub hooked up wednesday night and semi dialed in (gotta pick up an spl meter this weekend) I was kinda disappointed at first at the lack of output with some music i was playing (80s rock) until I played with the speaker levels some. I found if I dropped the speaker levels some so the volume was a little higher on the receiver the sub really woke up. Ran through some monsters inc and finding nemo and was pretty impressed. Part of the output issue i spoke of earlier is definitely an ear retraining issue as my ears are used to flubbering and rattling being associated with bass which obviously isnt the case. This sub blended very nicely with the promonitors and didnt overpower them but still had some authority when called upon. I was also impressed on the DVE test tones, it was pretty steady down to 18 hz and during monsters inc, it showed. overall im pretty happy with it.

Cool...good to hear. What crossover are you using currently? 100Hz? Higher? Lower?

I think I might get an ED, an SVS, and a Hsu, see how they compare -- they all have reasonably good performers for ~$500 -- and then send two back. Of course, once I see how much it costs to mail back a 75-lb sub, I may reconsider my strategy. :-) Thanks again for posting your impressions.
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OK question.
I will have PM1000 x 2 + Center PC2000
Surrounds will be PM800
Sub PC1000

From what I read the PM1000 fronts will work well with 80 Crossover and the rear PM800 should be at 100 as well as the Center at 90-100.

Here is my question I can only choose one cross over for all of my speaker on my current system. So should I go with 80 or 100. which would be best.
Please save your comments like buy 2 more PM1000 for the rear or upgrade my receiver. These are not options at this time. Thanks in advance.

Jay
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OK question.
I will have PM1000 x 2 + Center PC2000
Surrounds will be PM800
Sub PC1000

From what I read the PM1000 fronts will work well with 80 Crossover and the rear PM800 should be at 100 as well as the Center at 90-100.

Here is my question I can only choose one cross over for all of my speaker on my current system. So should I go with 80 or 100. which would be best.
Please save your comments like buy 2 more PM1000 for the rear or upgrade my receiver. These are not options at this time. Thanks in advance.

Jay, the 1000s can be crossed at 80Hz -- try that and see how it sounds. If it seems like you're missing some upper bass, then try 100Hz. It really is a subjective thing, but either should be acceptable.
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I've got studio 350 mains, 4 Cinema 100 surrounds and backs, the 100 center and a Mirage S10 Sub all being driven by a Yamaha HTR 6090. I'm not exactly being blow out of the room (70-80 db SPL RS meter) with the Yamaha set at -15 db volume. These speakers don't seem to be the most efficent speakers in the world but I guess that is a characteristic of non ported speakers is general? By the way I'm running a opamp modded X-Meridian sound card 7.1 analog in playing MLP 5.1 DVD audio discs with PDVD and this is a pretty hot card in terms of the analog out voltage.
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Jay, the 1000s can be crossed at 80Hz -- try that and see how it sounds. If it seems like you're missing some upper bass, then try 100Hz. It really is a subjective thing, but either should be acceptable.

Thanks but I'm not sure my question is clear. If I set the 1000 at 80 all of my speakers are set to 80. Will that hurt the sound of the center and the PC800 i'm using for the surround or the pc2000 center.

Or should I cross at 100 all the way around. thanks in advance
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Thanks but I'm not sure my question is clear. If I set the 1000 at 80 all of my speakers are set to 80. Will that hurt the sound of the center and the PC800 i'm using for the surround or the pc2000 center.

Or should I cross at 100 all the way around. thanks in advance

The PC2000 has the same drivers as the PM1000, so all three can be crossed at the same point without fear. Your surrounds are the PM800 -- surrounds rarely are asked to handle much bass, so you should be fine there as well.

Again, try 80 and 100 and see which you like better. Only you know what your ears tell you.
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Is there any difference between the PC 60 and PC 600? Why does B.B. only sell the 60? Anywhere to buy Def Tech PC's online?

Klassen
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Is there any difference between the PC 60 and PC 600? Why does B.B. only sell the 60? Anywhere to buy Def Tech PC's online?

Klassen

Try ABT.com, talk them down for lowest price. Ask for Robert if possible.
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Thanks but I'm not sure my question is clear. If I set the 1000 at 80 all of my speakers are set to 80. Will that hurt the sound of the center and the PC800 i'm using for the surround or the pc2000 center.

Or should I cross at 100 all the way around. thanks in advance

I would definitely try both and see what sounds better to you. The procenter 1000 and the promonitor 800s can easily be crossed over at 80hz (no worries about overdriving or damage). It also depends on what sub you choose and its highest response so you have a good transition. My crossover is at 80hz now with 4 pm800s and the procenter 1000 as that gave me the best transition and blending to the sub. as always though, your room and ears may vary though. And I will second the recommendation for ABT.com as they were 30-35% under what magnolia wanted as well as being an authorized dealer.
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thanks all. I have the PC1000 Sub. One more question should I get the analog or the digital sound meter from radio shack>
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I would suggest the analog meter. Measure with c weight ,slow.
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I would recommend the digital one, easier to read But I agree: C-weighted, Slow settings.
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I have a quick question that hopefully someone may advise me on. I have the ProCinema 600's. I have the HK AVR-247 as my receiver. Reading through the manual on sound set-up, it says to set the crossover on the receiver to the low number in the frequency range (which would be 55Hz for the Center Channel and 65Hz for the monitors). Right now they are set at 100Hz based off of the settings from the EZSet/EQ feature. would it be advisable to lower my crossover frequency or keep it at 100 as it is set now?
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I have a quick question that hopefully someone may advise me on. I have the ProCinema 600's. I have the HK AVR-247 as my receiver. Reading through the manual on sound set-up, it says to set the crossover on the receiver to the low number in the frequency range (which would be 55Hz for the Center Channel and 65Hz for the monitors). Right now they are set at 100Hz based off of the settings from the EZSet/EQ feature. would it be advisable to lower my crossover frequency or keep it at 100 as it is set now?

For the 600's you may in fact want to raise it to 110Hz or even 120Hz. These speakers cannot go down to 55Hz or 65Hz in spite of what the specs say.
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For the 600's you may in fact want to raise it to 110Hz or even 120Hz. These speakers cannot go down to 55Hz or 65Hz in spite of what the specs say.

Gotcha. I do appreciate the response. Thank you very much. I will try it out on the different settings of higher crossover frequencies.
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I have current setup:

1 - PC 1000
2 - PM 1000's Front L/R
2 - PM 800's Rear L/R
1 - PS 1000
Yamaha RX-V661
PS3
Sony 40’ 1080P

Sorry if this is a repeat but I have 2 questions....

Has anyone had experience with the Yamaha auto-setup…I ran it and it sounds good but I was wondering if I'll get better response setting it up manual?

Will I see a difference running the Fronts through the Sub?....I currently have it setup with “sub-out”

Thanks
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