Originally Posted by engineer0928
Hello all - long time stalker, first time poster (I apologize for any etiquette mistakes)
I'm very slowly building a 5.1 system - currently have a Yamaha RX-V683 driving cheap LR and a Procenter 1000 with a Klipsch R-12 Sub. I'm looking to upgrade the LR and push them to surrounds (to upgrade later). I primarily use the system for TV/Movies (80%), but when the wife is away I love turning up music for the large open space (1 open room, about 50x50x8ft ceilings, I recognize I need a much bigger system to effectively play music here, but not an option for budget)
I've had my eyes on Promonitor 1000 as LR to match with the Procenter, but lately have been considering using Mythos Nines. WAF and budget are both factors - which is why the 1000s are appealing. That being said, the Nine's should pass WAF and I'm hoping they bring significant quality/sound improvements over the 1000s for the money. Which is why I'm here - what are your thoughts?
1. Would the Nines pair well with the procenter (timbre matching wise)?
2. Would I notice significant difference between the PM1000 and Nines to justify 4x the price (they spec similar, but the Nine's cost more for some reason, right?)?
3. Are there other options I should consider if I have a max budget of about $1000?
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you all!
1) Yes. All Def Tech speakers use the same tweeter, so all are timber matched throughout the years/models.
2) Probably not.
Since you have a large open room, the BP tower models would be excellent choices for your goal of room filling music. The bigger the better given the size of your room. I realize bigger has an inverse relationship with WAF, but they tend to get over the size after time, especially if they appreciate good sounding music. Mine absolutely hated the idea of tower speakers and subs in the great room. But after cycling though the PM10000 w/ the Procenter 2000, then the SM65's, before the BP9040's she now understands and I don't think she would be willing to go back. The BP design really makes a huge impact when moving about and not just listening in one position.
Depending upon where you live, the used market (and Def Tech referb on ebay) often have good deals to be found if you are patient. I've seen the big boys of past, i.e. BP2000/2, BP7000/2, BP3000's all up for sale for less than your budget on Craigslist a different times. As a point of reference, I scored my 9040's for under 1K on the referb ebay site. Although I have not seen them for less than $1350 since.
If not willing to go used, nor willing to fight the WAF battle for towers, then perhaps you might be able to find a pair of SM55's or SM65's which would be huge upgrades over the PM1000's. They are discontinued but I think you might still find a new pair on line somewhere if you look. You will also likely want stands for the SM series so factor that into your budget.
EDIT: Here is a pair up for sale on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-...YAAOSwW4ddIiHS