I decided to upgrade to this seriously great-sounding Center channel from the already-potent proCenter 600 (which I acquired via purchasing the Procinema 600 system at Best Buy in a great package deal along with the equally impressive Denon AVR-X1200 7.1 receiver with Dolby Atmos & DTS-X).
As it is, the Procinema 600 is a very impressive system, with far bigger sound than its diminutive size. But, seeing how I was pushing them to just about their limit, I decided to do the right thing and upgrade the 3 front channels to '1000-status' and relegate the 600s to the side and back surround duties.... It is simply the best audio decision I have ever made!
The ProCenter 1000 was actually the last missing piece... The first order of business was to upgrade the 2 main front left/rights as the 600s were quite excellent for movies but a little strained playing music at higher volume levels. Adding the Promonitor 1000s was the first giant leap...what beautifully detailed and punchy sound...They can handle anything you throw at them! So, for a month or so, the lineup was the Promonitor 1000s as the main left-rights, the 600 sats for side/back surrounds, pro-sub 600 subwoofer for LFE and the ProCenter 600 continuing in its center-role. I was quite thrilled with this configuration at first, but then I noticed that the 600 Center (which still performs amazingly well) would sometimes get a bit lost in louder sequences and I didn't want to stress it out, so I 'bit the bullet' and decided the best answer was to.spring for this, the substantially larger and beefier ProCenter 1000... Hello home theater bliss!
To be clear, the 600 is a superb system, but if you like to really push the volume, then the 1000s are the way to go. The 1000s - including the ProCenter 1000 - deliver incredibly robust midrange, clean highs and respectable mid-bass. Whereas the the 600 sometimes required increasing the volume to cut through the louder 1000 monitors during loud sequences, the ProCenter 1000 effortlessly delivers dynamic, punchy effects and clean, distortion-free dialog while seamlessly blending with the tonally-matched Promonitor left/rights. It's worth every penny of its very-reasonable $220 price tag. In fact, it sounds about twice as expensive as it is. Definitive Technologies is the real deal if you want a top-shelf home theater experience on a modest budget. Highly recommended!