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Replace Polk sub with a Definitive when getting new speakers?

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I'm considering replacing some older B&W front and center speakers with Definitive Technology's ProCinema 800 speakers. I am currently not using rear or side speakers. The DT ProCinema 800 system includes four satellite speakers, a center, and a sub. You can buy the speakers separately, and it looks like buying the whole speaker system in a package doesn't save any money. I would replace my LCR speakers with LCR's plus two rear surrounds.

I'm using a Polk Audio DSW500 10" subwoofer rated at 200w continuous, 400w dynamic (whatever that means). The Definitive ProCinema 800 sub contains an 8" woofer and is 300w. Would the Definitive sub sound better than my current sub? Or would I be better off just keeping the Polk?

Thanks.
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i would keep the polk...def tech subs are not very good for the money. atleast thats what i have read, no experience first hand.
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The Prosub 800 is only good to about 37Hz your Polk can easily reach that and actually get down to about 32Hz. So keep the Polk and save your pennies and buy a SVS NSD 12 for about 500.00 trust me it will blow the Polk and Def Tech sub away.
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... So keep the Polk and save your pennies and buy a SVS NSD 12 for about 500.00 trust me it will blow the Polk and Def Tech sub away.
The SVS PB12-NSD sells for $769, shipped. The PB-1000 sells for $499, shipped. +1 to saving up for a PB-1000. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by UofAZ1 View Post

The Prosub 800 is only good to about 37Hz your Polk can easily reach that and actually get down to about 32Hz. So keep the Polk and save your pennies and buy a SVS NSD 12 for about 500.00 trust me it will blow the Polk and Def Tech sub away.

Thanks, UofAZ1. I didn't want to spring for a new sub unless there was a good reason. I'll keep the Polk for now. I had to look up the SVS NDS 12 to see what it is. Looks pretty good, and I saw it for $649 at a couple of places..

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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

i would keep the polk...def tech subs are not very good for the money. atleast thats what i have read, no experience first hand.

Thanks for your thoughts, basshead. Cnet liked the Definitive sub, but I have been pretty happy with the Polk. Saves me some money.
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The SVS PB12-NSD sells for $769, shipped. The PB-1000 sells for $499, shipped. +1 to saving up for a PB-1000. cool.gif

I hadn't heard of SVS before it was mentioned in this thread. The PB-1000, like the PB12-NSD, looks like it would a number on my family room. smile.gif

Thank you for the suggestion,
david3773
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I hadn't heard of SVS before it was mentioned in this thread. The PB-1000, like the PB12-NSD, looks like it would a number on my family room. smile.gif

Thank you for the suggestion,
david3773

before you spend money on a svs pb sub look up power sound audio...Tom Vodahnel is one of the original guys from SVS, he offers more bang for the buck imo. the xs15 and xv15 will have significantly more output than a pb12nsd with as good if not better sound quality and extension.
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

before you spend money on a svs pb sub look up power sound audio...Tom Vodahnel is one of the original guys from SVS, he offers more bang for the buck imo. the xs15 and xv15 will have significantly more output than a pb12nsd with as good if not better sound quality and extension.

Thanks for the tip. A new sub is a ways down the road, but I'll keep Power Sound Audio in mind.
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