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post #181 of 7193
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Originally Posted by ducky124 View Post

I just spoke with them, but they came no where near 20%, more like 12%. I have a local guy giving 15%....

i got 28% off from store in ohio, for the posted deftechs below
post #182 of 7193
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post

i got 28% off from store in ohio, for the posted deftechs below


Hey Plex,
If you can't say on the board here can you pm me where you got this deal from? I'm from Ohio too and would like to check this place out.

thanks
post #183 of 7193
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Originally Posted by ducky124 View Post

I just spoke with them, but they came no where near 20%, more like 12%. I have a local guy giving 15%....

Really?

On the ProMoniter 800s I got a 25% reduction and the ProCenter 1000 a 38% off the web price. I just told ABT what I wanted to pay and they came pretty close to my original price. Many companies only allow the MSRP to be posted on internet authorized resellers.
post #184 of 7193
In the end, $50 up/down doesn't matter. Just get your speakers and enjoy them. But if you enjoy money a lot more, then buy cheap, tin can sounding speakers and then every time you listen to them they can remind you how much you saved You'll see that in a few months you'll even forget what you paid for your toys and just sit back, relax and enjoy the sound.
post #185 of 7193
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Originally Posted by SirDracula View Post

In the end, $50 up/down doesn't matter. Just get your speakers and enjoy them. But if you enjoy money a lot more, then buy cheap, tin can sounding speakers and then every time you listen to them they can remind you how much you saved You'll see that in a few months you'll even forget what you paid for your toys and just sit back, relax and enjoy the sound.

True for what the Def Tech Pro series sell for its not worth worrying about.
post #186 of 7193
Anyone know where I can get 2 600's for my rears? They seem to only be sold as a system and I want smaller speakers than my 800's.
post #187 of 7193
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Originally Posted by hamsamish09 View Post

Anyone know where I can get 2 600's for my rears? They seem to only be sold as a system and I want smaller speakers than my 800's.

Used market, ebay, craigslist, AVS, etc. You may also try places that sell them and they may have them as part of a return or of a damaged package, etc. But, yeah, I wanted the same thing and they are only sold as a package. Not worth the time to find them, just use the 800's for a little more $$ and they are not that much bigger, plus 5 ch stereo will then sound the same
post #188 of 7193
Bought some Klipsch Quintet SL but after reading around last night returned them and got the following from Definitive Technology

2 x ProMonitor 1000 $179.99 each
2 x ProMonitor 800 $112.49 each
1 x ProCenter 2000 $314.98
1 x ProSub 1000 $449.98

Got it at Magnolia at Best Buy so 0% interest for 3 years. They had to order the center - won't be in until October 24 but I think I'll be pleased.
The sales guy gave me 10% off on everything without me even asking and was very helpful, not high pressure at all, gave me no trouble with the return.
I'm looking forward to getting everything setup!!

Is there anywhere to buy the ProStands online?
post #189 of 7193
Thanks SirDracula, I already have the 5.1 800's , looking for the two rear surrounds. Stuck two old Bose cubes there until I get some real speakers.

Ender17, ABT.com has them, call Robert and don't pay online listed price,beat them up on the price, and they offer free shipping.
post #190 of 7193
I guys, I recently bought the 1000's and I am having some trouble mounting them on the wall. I bought the omnimount 10.0, which is suppose to hold the weight of the 1000 but it does not, anyone have any suggestions. I would like a mount that would be fully adjustable that can swivel. Thanks.
post #191 of 7193
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Originally Posted by stereojunkie View Post

I guys, I recently bought the 1000's and I am having some trouble mounting them on the wall. I bought the omnimount 10.0, which is suppose to hold the weight of the 1000 but it does not, anyone have any suggestions. I would like a mount that would be fully adjustable that can swivel. Thanks.

I use the 10's to wall mount my PC1000 surrounds. They work fine. I'd guess that the problem you are experiencing is with how you are attaching the 10's to the wall - rather than with their ability to support the speakers.

Drywall anchors and/or "molly bolts" won't work. Ideally, attaching to a location that has a wall stud behind the dry wall would be best, however, there was no stud where I needed to attach mine.

I use "wing bolts" to hold the 10's to the wall. Get a large size (with a lot of span to the wings) and you should be fine. I have 2 of these holding each 10 to the wall, and they are ROCK SOLID.

The attachment of the 10 to the PM1000 is just as solid, although you do have to crank down hard on the allen screw, so that it grabs the ball tightly. Definitely (no pun) a 2-person operation, since someone will need to hold the speaker in place while you tighten the set screw.

I've had mine up for months with no problems.
LL
post #192 of 7193
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Originally Posted by hamsamish09 View Post

Thanks SirDracula, I already have the 5.1 800's , looking for the two rear surrounds. Stuck two old Bose cubes there until I get some real speakers.

Ender17, ABT.com has them, call Robert and don't pay online listed price,beat them up on the price, and they offer free shipping.

who is Robert?
post #193 of 7193
I finally got the 1000's up, I had to take a wratchet to the hex screw, they are tight and not coming down. Oh, and they sound excellent. I guess I was selling the omnimount 10.0 short and did not tighten enough at first. Thanks for the help.
post #194 of 7193
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Originally Posted by stereojunkie View Post

I finally got the 1000's up, I had to take a wratchet to the hex screw, they are tight and not coming down. Oh, and they sound excellent. I guess I was selling the omnimount 10.0 short and did not tighten enough at first. Thanks for the help.

Glad to hear you were able to make it work.

Enjoy the sound
post #195 of 7193
Ender17,

Robert Khoury X2787, ABT.com...888-228-5800
post #196 of 7193
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Originally Posted by hamsamish09 View Post

Ender17,

Robert Khoury X2787, ABT.com...888-228-5800

sweet, thanks
post #197 of 7193
I went to a store this past weekend and demoed the Pro Cinema 1000 vs the Klipsch series of similiar size (don't know the model but they also had a 5.25" speaker).

The DefTechs were definitely a cleaner, crisper sound. The Klipsch was noticeably louder, but it was kind of abrassive compared to the DefTech's.

FWIW, I spoke with ABT recently (Robert) and got a quote of 19% off. Pretty good, not quite as good as some are claiming though.
post #198 of 7193
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Originally Posted by NCStateFan View Post

I went to a store this past weekend and demoed the Pro Cinema 1000 vs the Klipsch series of similiar size (don't know the model but they also had a 5.25" speaker).

The DefTechs were definitely a cleaner, crisper sound. The Klipsch was noticeably louder, but it was kind of abrassive compared to the DefTech's.

FWIW, I spoke with ABT recently (Robert) and got a quote of 19% off. Pretty good, not quite as good as some are claiming though.

I listened to the the Klipsch's when I was shopping... it's the horn that makes it sound abrasive. I get tired after listening to it for extended periods of time. The 1000's sounded much better, IMHO.

BTW... 19% off is a fine deal. And, it's a good price for something you really want - so it's a good deal The difference between 20% and 25% is $50 per thousand $... don't sweat the small stuff.
post #199 of 7193
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Originally Posted by stevec325 View Post

I listened to the the Klipsch's when I was shopping... it's the horn that makes it sound abrasive. I get tired after listening to it for extended periods of time. The 1000's sounded much better, IMHO.

BTW... 19% off is a fine deal. And, it's a good price for something you really want - so it's a good deal The difference between 20% and 25% is $50 per thousand $... don't sweat the small stuff.

Another one that I liked in terms of sound during my listening sessions was the Polk RM6880. What I didn't like was the size of their sub. Just another option to consider ...
post #200 of 7193
I finally ordered my system(ProCinema 1000 plus). Got a good deal thanks to one of the members here. I am waiting patiently for them. I really need to get rid of my Bose speakers. Now I need my new tv
post #201 of 7193
Welcome Ducky,

I am sooo glad I dumped my Bose. I really like my Def Techs and think you will too.
post #202 of 7193
I was actually thinking of using the Bose in the bedroom for a mini home theater
post #203 of 7193
O.K

I just noticed the obvious quality difference between my procinema 800's and my old Bose lifestyle 12 system.

Good luck with the bedroom.
post #204 of 7193
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Originally Posted by hamsamish09 View Post

Ender17,

Robert Khoury X2787, ABT.com...888-228-5800

just called him up, said he couldn't discount if it was for stands with no speakers, but he did come down $10 to $198 shipped for 1 pair of ProStand 800 and 1 pair of ProStand 1000

kinda have the feeling I should have pushed him harder, but my phone is messed up so it was hard to hear him and it's still better than paying full retail plus tax
post #205 of 7193
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Originally Posted by NCStateFan View Post

I went to a store this past weekend and demoed the Pro Cinema 1000 vs the Klipsch series of similiar size (don't know the model but they also had a 5.25" speaker).

The DefTechs were definitely a cleaner, crisper sound. The Klipsch was noticeably louder, but it was kind of abrassive compared to the DefTech's.

FWIW, I spoke with ABT recently (Robert) and got a quote of 19% off. Pretty good, not quite as good as some are claiming though.

I did the Klipsch comparison and the Klipsch mid's sounded muffled, i had the BB guy switch back between the two as i moved around the room, just to make sure i was giving the Klipsch a fair shake compared to the 1000's. When I told the BB guy i thought the Klipsch sounded muffled, he looked at me and laughed and said I'm just not use to hearing good speakers.

He's lucky i am older and wiser, other wise he would be listening to those Klipsch internally...nuf said about that.
post #206 of 7193
Hey Ender17 ,

I PM'd you but thought I would ask here also. How the heck did you get 3 years no interest at BB? I couldn't even get one year no interest.

Thanks
post #207 of 7193
BB had a promotion a couple weeks back with three years no interest
post #208 of 7193
Just ordered my ProCinema 800 system with a pair of stands from Robert at ABT. He was able to offer me slightly better than a 20% discount. Since I don't have to pay tax or shipping I am quite pleased with the deal. And to think that I was about to pull the trigger on a Bose system.
post #209 of 7193
My ProCinema 800 system is on the way.

Does anyone know if a certain size speaker wire (AWG 16,18, etc...) is recommended with a system like this, or receiver like the HK AVR-347?
post #210 of 7193
I use AWG 14 on mine, I think AWG 12 is overkill and I would not use anything higher than AWG 16. Take a look at this article:

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wiretable
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