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Definitive Technology - ProMonitor 800 4-1/2" Bookshelf Speakers (Each) - White

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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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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (234 out of 236)

Features


Full-range speaker sounds like one source, rather than several separate sources

Magnetic shielding prevents picture distortion when placed on or near a TV or monitor

Frequency Response: 57Hz - 30kHz

Sensitivity: 89dB

Impedance: 8 ohms


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal sound

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

    I walked into Best Buy to talk with a salesman about purchasing a Samsung curved sound bar for my new Samsung 65" 4K Smart Curved LED Ultra HDTV. His comment was that many people buy awesome TVs and then pair them with sound bars. His comment was that Samsung is not a speaker company. And that sound bars, in general, are pretty poor. After spening a lot of money on a great TV, it's worth completing the experience by purchasing a superior audio system. He brought me into the Magnolia demo room and played the Definitive Technology bipolar speakers. They sounded great. It turned out that the speakers were on sale for half off their original price. I bought two BP-8040ST towers along with the corresponding CS-8040 center speaker. I wanted to buy two matching surround speakers from the same family, but they were no longer available from anywhere at Best Buy. Instead, I purchased two PROSAT 800 surround speakers. The sound from the entire system is awesome. While the speakers, plus a Yamaha receiver, certainly cost more than a sound bar, the old adage holds true: you get what you pay for. I couldn't be happier and would highly recommend Definitive Technology speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these speakers

    Posted
    Seeker2
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should not be compared to Bose

    Posted
    KCalB
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A STEAL AT $145!!

    Posted
    StlBlues
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great surround speaker depending on room size

    Posted
    Mexi

    The definitive technologies pro monitor and procenter speakers are a marvel of modern technology. Even after four months I am still amazed at how truly amazing and powerful the sound is out of such a small speaker. The speakers profile is very small and easy to blend into the decor of most living rooms (the wife will definately like the small profile). The sound is powerful with great midrange and deep bass that is extended by the passive radiators. The only real negative I can think of is that the high frequencies tend to sound a little shrill or sharp when the speaker receives a very high watt signal. This should not affect most real world users but I would not reccommend using this speaker in a moderately large home theatre where the room dimension are greater than 20x20 and you want to play at reference level volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive plus Turntable = Love

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

    Wow! I didn’t have a lot of room in my newly set up record room but I knew I had to have audiophile quality speakers for the warm, inviting reproduction of the sound of my vinyl collection. The guys inside Magnolia took the time to show me multiple speakers and brands and these were the clearest, cleanest, most sonically pleasing to my ear. And they are just the right size for a small room. They aren’t going to hit those really deep lows but that’s what you get a subwoofer for. These made the mids and highs ring out perfectly! Once I graduate from these it will be to a set of floor standing Def-Tech speakers, no doubt!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker! Amazing Sound!

    Posted
    powermonkey24
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I picked up two of these bad boys to go along with my Definitive 600 cinema pro speaker set. I wanted bigger fronts, and have a receiver with height speaker capabilities. I have absolutely no regrets with these speakers. The five way binding posts make connection a snap. Nice compact size and style makes for a clean look as well. The sound is superb. Highs and mids sound so crisp, while bass is smooth a full of impact. They blend so well with the Difinitve subwoofer as well. These speakers replaced some Klipsch bookshelf that I had just got at best buy, and the diffrence is amazing. These are amazing for blu-rays, sporting events, gaming, and music listening. Cant say enough about these little powerhouses!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent multipurpose unit

    Posted
    pickngrin
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    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 $.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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