Originally Posted by pirch15
I have def tech 1000 center which I liked so i assume I would like the 1000 bookshelf as well.
As for rear ceiling is a must.
I would be okay used
I am now looking for a better sub. Perhaps svs?
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Good to know.
First, here's the deal with the 1000's -vs- the PC1000, I don't know why DefTech choose to do this, but their Center numbering system is off if you want exact matches, the actual match to the PC1000 is the PM800's.
As far as the PM1000's go, they are a good speaker, 5.25" mid drivers and "much" fuller than you would think for their size, and if you were working with size constraints I'd say you couldn't do better within the DefTech brand.
But if you can go physically larger and don't have to buy new, then there are some better alternatives.
So, for your space I'd look at an SVS SB -or- PB 1000 to start (they are the same price, but considerably different sized cabinets) you could use either one in your space, if you can fit the PB, go for it.
So that leaves $1000 left of your max budget.
The DefTech referb reseller on e-bay (bajawaverunner) still has SM65's for $216 ea. Grab them up while you can. (2 or even 3 for an exact matching center, honestly, even with 2 they will put your 1000 Center to shame, just so you know)
Then get (from the same place) 2 of the Di 6.5R ($165 ea) or Di 5.5R ($150 ea) for your surrounds.
This would be an extremely good sounding DefTech system, not to mention if you buy all 5 your looking at $950 or $980 for a setup that would MSRP close to $1900.
(you could save by doing SM55's or SM45's but you couldn't use a 3rd as a center unless they could stand vertically, the SM65 will work in either orientation)
Or if you like the old school square DefTech look, check e-bay for some used SM350's or SM450's for your Fronts.