Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation Experience rich, deep audio in a small package with this bookshelf speaker that features a 4-1/2" midrange, 4-1/2" planar low-frequency woofer and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter cone for immersive cinema sound. Handles up to 150 watts peak power One 4-1/2" cast basket bass/midrange, one 4-1/2" planar low-frequency woofer and one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter for balanced, crisp highs and punchy lows Wall- and stand-mountable (with optional mounting kit, not included)
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Should not be compared to Bose
Posted by: KCalB from: Kennesaw, Ga on
I have a 3.1 system; two of these speakers along with a ProMonitor 1000 center and a 12" Polk sub. These speakers produce amazing highs, but more surprisingly, they produce very good mids. Be warned though, do NOT place anything above them, or else you will lose the mid-bass response. I laugh when people say that they are superior to Bose systems. These speakers should not even be in the same store as Bose. The ONLY thing positive I can say about Bose is that they can produce a high DB level without too much distortion. Definitive also do this, but sound like they cost hundreds more. They are fairly non-directional, not as much so a Mirage, but if someone really wanted non-directional speakers, they would go with Mirage. IMO, Definitive speakers sound better then Mirage for SQ. But these speakers, they are a bargain for $145.00 a piece.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Great Little Speakers!
Posted by: HDnut from: Bristol, Ct on
Great small speakers! Have it paired with a ProCenter 1000. Very good blending. I was going to buy the ProMon1000,but the Def Tech web site recommends you pair the ProCenter 1000 with the 800's. These speakers are small, but the fill up my living room with great sound!
My space is "14'w x 18' d with and open kitchen/dining area. I also have vaulted ceilings. No problems! Because they are small, they don't distract from the TV.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Will only buy DefTechs from now!
Posted by: NissanTech from: Honolulu on
I had a mirage nanosat 5.1 system prior to this 5.1 pro800 with a procenter 1000. OMG night and day! what a difference it made, my living room (15x20) came alive with these little monster, great buy, great products, excellent sound quality! Looking to upgrade to 7.1 soon with all DEFTECHS!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: jjlconn1 from: norwalk ct on
A little more than I had intended to spend to replace a blown Onkyo but worth it. Found the wall mounts to be pricey so I went to Home Depot and bought 1/2" wood screw on one end / bolt on the other (not sure what you call them but package of 2 = .98c). Put wood screw end into stud and screwed speaker on other end - works great if you don't care about swivvel feature.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Amazing center chanel
Posted by: BP32068 from: Middleburg, Fl on
It took me forever to find this center chanel with months of looking and research. I didnt know anything about Definitive at all. HIghly recommend them on any speaker. Huge sound out of little speakers. Absolutely amazing.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
A STEAL AT $145!!
Posted by: StlBlues from: Rochester NY on
for basement "man cave" 3.1 setup, more for music and TV than movies, wanted to upgrade from old Infinitys that I had sitting in a closet for years, but not break the bank -- looked at and auditioned MANY brands/models under $200 -- these seemed to be among the best bang for the buck in side-by-side comparisons, so I tried them -- when hooked up to Denon 1610, first thought they were a bit tinny for the large listening area, and wasn't so sure I made the right choice -- but after several hours of breaking in, they opened up quite nicely -- the highs are incredibly clear, and paired with a Polk 110 subwoofer (set at ~100Hz), sound is awesome for the minor investment -- for listening to music, compares well with my MUCH more expensive denon/polk/velodyne system upstairs -- I've become a big fan of Def Tech
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Excellent multipurpose unit
Posted by: pickngrin from: tn on
Speakers tend to be a "matter of taste". Therefore, my first recommendation would be to listen to these in the Magnolia theatre section of the store.
I found these to be excellent for TV, music, and movies. These speakers accurately reproduce the sound without "coloring" it - not too much bass, not too much "hiss", but just excellent, accurate sound reproduction. (Don't get me wrong - these units produce rich deep and crisp sounds - it's just they seem "natural" instead of "processed".
If you're serious about sound, and are considering the 600's, you should give these a listen - they are well worth the extra $.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Brando139 from: Dallas on
Have these as surrounds. Sound awesome, however there's a slight buzz every now and then with lower frequencies. Could be the mounting bracket. So, can't blame the buzz on the speakers. Overall, I'm very surprised at how they handle the 135 watts I throw at them without distortion. Highly recommended. I am getting the ProMonitor 1000's now to see if they are able to handle the sound without ANY buzz, but these are still awesome, especially for the price.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Love these speakers
Posted by: Seeker2 from: Massachusetts on
I am rebuilding a 7.1 system for my home office 11 X 11 in size. I now have a Denon 2310ci, an LG 1080P LCD, a Sony Blue Ray player, a HD STB, and my computer connected via a toslink cable.
It was time to place some focus on the speakers. Having Def Techs in my living room for a few years now and getting good service out of them, I decided to look at Def Techs again.
I started out looking at the Promonitor 1000s, and although the sound was great, I decided that they were just too much for the space. I then turned my attention to the Promonitor 800s. I asked the Magnolia sales person to select the 800s on the display, run them through the 2310ci that they have on display, and also connect the Promonitor 800 sub which I already have.
I have to tell you that I was blown away by the sound being pumped out of these relatively small speakers. The highs are crisp, the midrange clean, and bass through the 800 sub is just wonderful.
I am extremely pleased with these speakers and can not wait until I gather the funds to purchase 2 more each for the sides and rears.
Of course, I will still need a center and will more than likely get the Promonitor 1000 center.
Give these speakers a listen, I don't think you will be sorry.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Nice Solid Speakers
Posted by: screasy from: Tacoma, WA on
I really like these speakers. They look nice on the wall and sound amazing. I got these on sale at BB and cant complain. They do what they are supposed to do and dont distort at high volumes. I have them waal mounted and they look amazing. I have them paired up with the Def Tech ProCenter 1000, Def Tech 10" ProSub 1000, a pair of Klipsch Icon WF-34 and a Onkyo TX-SR607. Everything sounds great.