Originally Posted by toddRiffic
The jump from the 800's to the 1000's is incremental. The performance of the two subs differs quite a bit. What is it you are not satisfied with?
In my room, from long experience, I know that being able to cross over the front three channels at 80Hz or lower is very important. Because it's a relatively small room, with an open back, and we sit close to the speakers, three units that are as near identical as possible with a low enough crossover that there's no chance of localization in the sub (which is much farther away from the listener, by necessity; there's only one place it can go), is what works best.
Because the room is so small (13x15x9) we need small speakers, but because the room is carpeted and full of big upholstered furniture it soaks up sound and needs relatively sensitive ones to produce high SPLs.
That's why we chose ProCinemas, and particularly a PC1000/2000 setup. They work well as near-field monitors, and support an 80Hz crossover at high volume without strain. The 800s would have mandated a 100Hz crossover, a point where we do occasionally start to hear the sub as a separate source.
I don't disagree that the differences between the 800 and the 1000 are "incremental" -- but sometimes such a difference can be crucial in a specific situation.
Of course, not everyone has been using the same room for primary listening for 35 years.
And I doubt any of this will have any bearing on the OP's question.