Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation Enjoy lush layers of crisp audio with this speaker system that harnesses advanced audio technologies, including sonically matched speakers and Balanced Double Surround System high-definition drivers to create an intense listening experience.
Plus 1 ProCenter 600 center-channel speaker with Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) high-definition drivers.
250W ProSub 600 SuperCube powered subwoofer
Features a forward-firing woofer coupled to a down-firing sub-bass radiator.
Boxless, spacious 3D imaging
Delivers pinpoint specificity and localization when called for, creating a dynamic yet subtle soundstage suitable for both music and movies.
Power handling capacity
150 watts (satellite), 175 watts (center) and 250W RMS (sub) for clear, undistorted audio.
Feature one 3-1/4" bass/midrange driver, one 3-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator and one 1" pure-aluminum dome tweeter to bring out details in movie soundtracks.
Features two 3-1/4" bass/midrange drivers with two 3-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators and one 1" pure-aluminum dome tweeter for crisp highs and full, rich midrange.
Incorporates a racetrack-shaped carbonfiber coned driver coupled to a planar medite infrasonic radiator to deliver room-rattling low-end frequencies.
High-gloss, hand-rubbed finish
Satellite and center-channel cabinets look as good as they sound to complement your other home theater components and enhance the look of your living space.
Flexible installation options
Shelf mount using the tri-lobed base on satellites and adjustable foot on center channel or wall mount with built-in mounts or insert on the center speaker. Satellites can also be mounted on stands (not included).
65Hz - 30kHz (satellites), 55Hz - 30kHz (center-channel speaker) and 22Hz - 150Hz (subwoofer) to provide a wide dynamic range for movie theater-quality home audio.
88dB (satellites) and 89dB (center-channel speaker) for powerful sound at all volume levels.
Great small speaker set-up! However....
Posted by: TheDream from: Seattle, WA on
Let's get this clear right from the start. Yes, these sound MUCH better than the Bose Acoustimass speakers. They have more range, are louder, clearer, and are MUCH cheaper. However, never forget that these are SMALL speakers. While they sound excellent for the size, they are never going to be able to replicate the depth of sound of a good bookshelf and especially a full-tower speaker. That said, this is a stellar choice for someone wanting a mid-to-higher end surround sound system that is small and packs a punch. That's not to say it's now without it's flaws. Now on to the review:
-Excellent speaker design- just picking it up you can tell the build quality is there (they are pretty heavy for their diminutive size!). Definitive is known for the great build quality on the towers, and these speakers are no exception.
-Very good sound quality from the speakers- though a bit on the bright side. This is not a flaw in the speaker so much as a limitation from the size. Again, that mid-range punch is lacking- however, unless you're listening primarily to music (and if you are, then you shouldn't be buying small speakers!), you won't notice. They sound great and can easily fill a large room in a movie setting, provided you have a great receiver.
-The set has a TRUE (albeit small) center channel. Most of the other brands tend to through in 5 piece matching speaker design (like Bose, for example) - however, Def Tech has been thoughtful and provided a traditional center channel. This makes a very big difference in sound quality- the main speaker in a surround sound system during a movie is the center channel.
-Being that they are small, they can literally disappear in a room, especially when mounted on the walls. They also come in a white finish as well to hide better with white walls.
-EASY and CHEAP way to build a 7.1 setup. Add two towers or bookshelf speakers and you have a cheap and great 7.1 surround sound system.
Cons: I'm going to digress and point out that there is a difference between true cons and nit-picks. I'll point this out as I go:
-The included subwoofer is sub-par. While it's not bad for a movie experience, it just doesn't have the same punch and depth as a traditional Def Tech (or other brand) stand alone subwoofer. However, realize that this entire speaker package is $799- a great subwoofer can be $500 alone. My advice is to try it out and if you don't like the sound, add a better one! There's no "surround sound package" that's going to be perfect.
-These speakers do not like to be "over-driven." What I mean is that if you have either a) a receiver that's too powerful or b) a receiver that's underpowered- and you like to crank the volume up...then expect to have blown speakers in the not-too-far future. A great amp is the key to these things sounding as good as they do and have a long life. Don't expect 100% reliability if you abuse them (which is true about most speakers). That said, Def Tech has a 5-year-warranty (and BBY's Geek Squad makes it 9 years!!) so if you blow a speaker it's not the end of the world.
Nitpicks and random thoughts.
-Those of you complaining about not having speaker wire or a subwoofer cable included clearly have never had a home-theater-in-box from another manufacturer. I'm actually GLAD they don't provide the cables because usually included cables are beyond terrible. They're absolutely atrocious. Seriously, why spend so much money on a good speaker package, a good receiver, and then skimp on something as important as wiring? Good speaker wiring (and subwoofer) cable is relatively inexpensive and makes a DRAMATIC difference in sound quality. Don't be cheap!
--The speaker mounts are not included in the box. If you plan on wall-mounting the speakers, then you have to purchase Def Tech specific wall-mounts. These aren't exorbitantly expensive like the Bose mounts so it's not bad, but it's annoying that universal mounts don't work. That said, the mounts allow the speakers to pivot and are great quality!
All-in-all an excellent speaker package- especially when you factor in the low cost. Yes, you can buy a Polk Audio or Klipsch speaker package for cheaper, but I guarantee you will not come close to the sound quality, build quality, or longevity of these.
137 out of 146 found this review helpful.
Great satellite surround sound speakers!
Posted by: vdelvec from: Syosset, NY on
Multiple set up options, amazing sound, various mounting options, small., piano-black glossy paint job. The subwoofer tends to travel a lot on hardwood and tiled floors when the bass hits, so may you need to place it against a wall or put down some rug or carpet cutouts or make holes in your floor for the "feet".
These sound incredible in small to medium sized rooms. If you have a larger room, go with the DefTech ProCinema 800 or 1000 models.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Excellent sound in an affordable price
Posted by: Mimi from: IL on
As an owner of Bose surround sound system and I thought I would never switched, this home theater system really made an statement when I tested it at the Magnolia Store. I prefer the recommended set up by the manufacturer, it sounded better because the front speakers and the subwoofer are working together. These speakers make watching movies at home more fun, sound effects and dialogue are crisps and clear and don't forget the subwoofer- for it's size it really delivers. I thought I would get another sub but for the size of my living room this sub is enough to make the floor vibrate. Although I prefer my bose system when it comes to playing music/cd, this system is not bad on this category either, they are just better for movies. This home theater system makes analog sounds better and digital sound at its best. I will give a rating of 4.5 stars and recommendations to my friends.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Such A Crisp and Powerful SOUND!!
Posted by: MrGameItUp from: TN on
These are the greatest speakers I've ever owned. The sound is flawless and Not a bad price compared to others. The sound is incredible in every way. Grab these speakers and a receiver and some good wire and you're set. To see the speakers better check out the video i have posted for a better look and review.
22 out of 25 found this review helpful.
scares the cat
Posted by: aadr from: Norcal on
The surround sound works so well that the cat is terrified.
Don't much like that cat and she hates me.
28 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Martone1 from: Erie, PA on
Probably better than any small speaker surround sound than I have ever heard. This thing beats any Bose system that is available. Weather is movies or music this system sounds great.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: FisherMan from: on
My original plan was to buy a Klipsch system but I bought this system because of the good reviews and the sales rep highly recommended it. After getting it home and connecting it using "method 2" and setting it up with a new Sony receiver, we watched one movie and was halfway through a second and the subwoofer made a loud pop and quit playing. I checked connections and everything was good. I called Def Tech the next morning to see if they could help. They advised to return it to best buy for an exchange. Since this was the only one in the store, and my not so local best buy is a 1.5 hour drive, I ordered a new one from bestbuy.com and had it shipped overnight. The next evening it arrived. I connected it, this time using "method 1" as per the instructions. Turned it on and all was good...for 20 minutes. During an action scene it made the sub made the same loud pop as the first one and wouldn't do anything after that. I contacted Def Tech once again, they were helpful and offered to upgrade my sub to a Pro sub 800. I declined, because of the 0 for 2 record. I returned both systems to the store and bought the Klipsch quintet and a 12 inch Klipsch sub and have been smiling ever since.
25 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Amazing sound for the size
Posted by: klwheat from: Yelm, WA on
I bought this system with my new pioneer receiver. I initially purchased this as an open box and had MULTIPLE issues. Best buy was great about taking care of these. After having the subwoofer replaced (initially had NO output), then having one of the surrounds and the center channel replaced (blown speaker), this thing sounds great. Lesson learned - buy new next time...because this system sounds amazing now!
I listened to multiple setups, and was torn between a Klipsch system and this one. After listening in the Magnolia HiFi rooms...I decided on the Definitive Technology system, and have not regretted it at all.
Yes, you can buy 5.1 speakers cheaper than this....but you'll get NO WHERE NEAR the sound quality. VERY loud if you want them to be...with incredible, precise, crisp sound reproduction.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Excellent speakers, useless subwoofer
Posted by: MrseyiA from: on
The speakers sounded amazing, unfortunately, the subwoofer wouldn't work and I had to return the package. The sub seems to be the main issue most buyers are having issues with.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Crisp, powerful sound
Posted by: Sham from: Zionsville, IN on
I got this package to go along with my Pioneer Elite receiver and I am absolutely thrilled with the sound that I am getting. I wanted a 5.1 surround sound system, but I didn't want massive speakers in my room. These speakers are not only small, but they put out a great sound. They aren't meant for a massive theater room, but they are great for being used in a normal/bigger room for surround sound. The only thing that is weird is that you have the option of wiring the front speakers into the sub. I just wired everything the standard way, into my receiver. I also went ahead and purchased the geek squak 2.1 speaker setup because I didn't want wires from the front of my room to the rear of my room. I expected to end up having to patch holes in my walls, but they just ran the wires under the carpet and I can't even feel them when I walk around the room. If you're a pro, you may not need geek squad. But I got it because I wanted it done right the first time by pros.