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Definitive Technology - ProCinema 600 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Black

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (651 out of 686)

Features


4 identical ProMonitor 600 satellite speakers

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.

Satellite speakers

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.

Center-channel speaker

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.

Built-in subwoofer

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).

Frequency response

65Hz - 30kHz (satellites), 55Hz - 30kHz (center-channel speaker) and 22Hz - 150Hz (subwoofer) to provide a wide dynamic range for movie theater-quality home audio.

Sensitivity

88dB (satellites) and 89dB (center-channel speaker) for powerful sound at all volume levels.

8 ohms impedance

Efficiently handles amplifier output.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 686 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great small speaker set-up! However....

    Posted
    TheDream
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    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: Pros: -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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive ProCinema 600

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have owned many Definitive products in the past, always impressed with the quality and sound. I have a strange family room layout, I didn’t want the bulky boxy looking Klipsch Reference anymore. I was looking into the Definitive Micro Soundbar it this ProCinema 600. I was first hesitant because the Subwoofer is an 8” very compact unit, I have a 12” ported Klipsch that’s very powerful and fills our large room nicely. I gave them a listen at the store and the ProCinema definitely sounded better than going to the alternative “Soundbar”. I bought them, set them up and to my surprise the sound is very open, dimensional, very smooth and rich on the bass, even at higher volumes. The monitors are very well built and feel solid. The Subwoofer is light but feels solid as well, definitely can’t say enough good things about this system. I use a Yamaha RX-V371 and crossover at 120hz Subwoofer volume is at around 1-2 o clock in my room and is plenty without bottoming out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Pair of Speakers

    Posted
    JayHawaii

    I acquired these speakers after selling my Def Tech BP7004 for the sake of space. I have had these speakers now about 4 months and they truely amazed me. I wasn't to sure what to anticipate with smaller satalite speakers because I'm accustomed to towers. The setup is a 2.1 configuration: 2 ProCinema 600 L/R Fronts and a Def Tech SuperCube 1 subwoofer. The SuperCube 1 have been the pride and joy of all my prior setups. At 1500 watts nothing really can compete with the accuracy. A/V receiver is an Onkyo TX SR805 @ 130 watts per channel. I admit I lost some depth in the midrange moving from towers, but I didn't loose enough that would make me go back to my towers. I use them mostly for music, and for this purpose I have them wired through the SuperCube 1. Wiring through the sub gave them more body and a thicker soundstage. The highs are crystal clear and they can handle anything that I throw at them. I've been thru multiple other satalites that went to Craigslist not long after purchase. These little gems are marvels and the sound is incredible. They do have to be broken in. Before the breaki-in they appeared rather echy, but smooth out after the 40 hours subsided. They are great for movies, I sampled them with the "Pod Race" for Star Wars Episode I and they handle the grunts and roars of the pods flawless, I was so immersed that I didn't realize that my towers were missing. Really great speakers. You would definately want to upgrade the sub on this speaker system if anything. Nothing is better than a SuperCube at 1500 watts that can keep up with the smaller drivers accuracy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    "Defective" Technology

    Posted
    FisherMan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound from a small package

    Posted
    Josh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Picked up a set of these for my new place and added Martin Logan Motion 2 speakers as the fronts to make this a 7.1 setup. Overall the sound is pretty on point. Using a Pioneer Elite VSX-LX301, Oppo UDP-203, hooked up to a LG 60UH7700. The sound is crystal clear and I am only lacking a little bit of mid’s and low end bass which I can understand for the overall size of the sub and speaker cones I wasn’t going for theater like sound replication. This setup was for the family room and I wanted to keep the speaker sizing down considering that I have way too many speakers and my lady is tolerant about my obsession. I would suggest that you go take a look in person and also listen to them in the Magnolia show room. Being able to add in the Martin Logan Motion 2’s and to hear how much better they made this 5.1 work really has made this choice a no brainer for me. That is what really sold me on these, you can read people’s opinion but if you don’t know them their opinion isn’t going to matter all that much. The main point here was to say that they sound great to my ear, lack a little bit of the mid-range, and while I like the size of the subwoofer I have a 10 inch Def tech sub and in the future I will be getting a second and making this into a 7.2 with dual 10” subs to help make up for some of that lost low end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, but not enough bass

    Posted
    Boston2Austin
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am a big fan of Definitive Tech Speakers. I have a set of Model: AW6500WHI for my patio and they are perfect. Given that I purchased the Pro Cinema 600 and paired it with a Denon AVR-X2200 receiver. The speakers sound great but the powered sub really falls flat. I set the crossover to mid level and put the volume at about mid point. This worked OK for movies. I wanted to hear more bass, so I increased the volume on the bass and it started vibrating. You ended up with a combination of bass and vibration. I think that's because the sub itself is very small. I then tested it at the max crossover and it just sounds terrible. It was more of a thud thud versus a thump thump! If you are like me and want to watch movies with theater like sound this is not the system for you. If you want crisp audio with a subtle hint of bass then these are OK. Speakers are going back. I'm keeping the DENON Receiver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound, funny wiring....

    Posted
    BryanR

    I almost returned this until I wired it "my way". The manual says for best sound, to wire the speakers to the sub woofer then to the amplifier/receiver (similar to a Bose setup). I did it their way and had VERY disappointing bass. I personally like my house to shake when there is an explosion in a movie but with the suggested setup I'd be lucky to even feel the bass from across the room. So I wired it the standard way (directly to the receiver) and wha'la, awesome sound. I don't know if it was because my receiver auto calibrates for the best sound or what, but standard wiring worked best for my setup. So onto the sound, AWESOME. Very clean highs and good bass. The speakers are perfectly matched for sound, so you dont have to keep lower or raising the volume when watching a loud or quiet part of a movie. I've owned Bose and Klipsch before and for the money, this is the best. Yes you could drop $2k on a Klipsch or Bose system but for $799 you can't beat this system. Only thing I was a little disappointed about was that there are no speaker wires included, not even a sub woofer cable. So don't forget to buy those. Oh, only reason I didnt give it "excellent" for power is that I wish it came with a bigger sub woofer but thats just me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    tdranch87
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was originally going to buy Polk bookshelf speakers but the Best Buy associate showed me this system. I was quiet impressed by the sound inside the magnolia room. I made the decision, after hours or research on line at different websites and reviews to purchase this system. I am very happy that I did. I have them running on a Sony STR DH770 and it does the trick. You can’t compare these to a more expensive system because they are relatively small speakers. However it does a phenomenal job of filling the room with clean, crisp sound. Subwoofer once adjusted correctly provides amazing bass for a small sub. Much cleaner than the 10” Polk sub I returned after finding this system. The highs are crystal clear. There are times when watching tv and been out of the room and wondered what a sound was in the House only to find out it came from the speakers. That’s how clear the sound is. Music sounds great on the system as well. All around a great product that I am happy I purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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