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Definitive Technology - ProSub 1000 Series Subwoofer System - 750 W RMS - Black

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Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Series Subwoofer System - 750 W RMS - Black - 40 Hz - 150 Hz

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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (114 out of 120)

Features


Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 150 Hz

Features: Auto On/Off, Bass Radiator, Equalizer, MOSFET Power Supply

RMS Output Power: 750 W

Subwoofer Type: Active

Power Source: Power Supply

Color: Black

Form Factor: Floor Standing

Height: 14.4"

Width: 12"

Depth: 17.9"

Weight (Approximate): 35.50 lb

Compatibility: Computers


Customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well rounded sub, but better for movies than music

    Posted
    TheDream
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Overview: Definitive Technologies is generally regarded as the speaker brand for home theater crowd rather than the audiophiles (those who listen to primarily music). While the speakers generally sound very good with music, they are stellar for movies- especially the action kind. This subwoofer is no different. The ProSub line is Def Tech's "entry" level line of subwoofers (and the ProSub 1000 is at the top), but the construction is top notch. Don't get me wrong, nobody will ever confuse it for a $1000 REL, Bowers & Wilkins, or Martin Logan, but at the same time, it FEELS high quality. It's also pretty heavy- which is a good thing. The finish is matte black, which isn't very exciting- but it also won't pick up finger prints when it's touched. As with any speaker, a proper break-in is REQUIRED to get the best performance. Don't go home, plug it up, and just blast away- it needs a few days of low volume listening. This will dramatically increase the life of the sub and give you the best output. Now for the sound quality: Musically the sub has quite a bit of range. I listened to several different types of music (from Ludacris to Enya) and the sub did a good job overall. Like I said, however, it's in movies where it really shines. Gunshots are not only heard, they are FELT. Explosions will shake the room (and in my case, brought complaints from neighbors). This is by far the best sub I've experienced for movies (easily better than my $1500 Bowers and Wilkins). Playing Call of Duty Black Ops was a thrill- every gunshot and thrown grenade was a heart-thumping experience. At $500 this is a solid pick for any home theater, however, if you're listening to music 100% of the time, then a Martin Logan or B&W (or even Def Tech's SuperCube line) will be a better fit. Pros: -VOLUME CONTROL IS ON THE SIDE!! This is a huge bonus- not having to reach behind the sub to turn the volume down is a big help! -Movies and Games sound incredible, heart thumping, wall rattling sound -Excellent Build Quality Cons: -Good, but not great for music -Boring design

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 home run!

    Posted
    AL2JBLguy

    This is one outstanding subwoofer! Read the spec's: Ultra Pure Copper, triple insulations, Space age and military spec glass and epoxys, stupendous power, non-resonant cabinet, it goes on and on... These many attributes add up to an incredible sub-bass machine!! It also comes with an industry best 5 years warranty for driver and amp! We bought this to replace a modest, but good 180w Sony which blew after 6 years service. I have not been disappointed. These folks are serious about technology and deliver on performance. Doubt me? Take a blu ray Jurassic Park Lost World and move it to chapter 5 and play through 1:06! You will think you have a 6-8 ton Tyrannasorus in your room. We have a moderately large 20-22+ den and this sub fills the room with extremely low LFE material. If you have a good to excellent surround system, then you will be delighted with this unit's performance, both with movies AND with audio. Your stereo will love this sub, and especially recent soundtracks and CDs will benefit from this superior device. One reviewer complained about the cabinet but the cabinet is non resonant monocoque design. It cannot buzz or rattle. If you hear that, then you have a door or piece of furniture resonating with the Prosub 1000. As I said, it does need a bit of tweaking, because the power can get out of hand if not set properly. Use the EQ/filter and you will probably not need to turn the volume over 40-50%. Also, note, I discovered the driver takes a good 12-18 hours of use to break in. The first hours can sound brittle and harsh or perhaps overly stiff, but that rapidly fades with use. After 20 hours of use, this sub sounds like heaven, starting at 18 cycles per second. The Prosub 1000 is outstanding, IMHO and you will be amazed at how this subwoofer can compliment your surround system. We use 12" woofer 3 way surround speakers, but I am sure quality 5's and 6 towers will work fine. I never had any idea our surround could sound so superbly... The Prosub 1000 has a lot to do with that. I would heartily recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Tight, but not low

    Posted
    Grant58

    This sub is nothing special. I picked it up this evening from a local BestBuy hoping it would provide some low end below 30 Hz. (organ pedals, some contrabass instruments.) I admit I was very suspicious of the 18Hz frequency claim, since there was no +/- dB associated with this spec, but the manufacturer's 18Hz claim is ludicrous. I would have been OK with it 'only' getting down to 25Hz or so, but this sub drops off rapidly below 35 Hz: it is down -7dB at 30Hz and below -30db of its 40Hz response by 25 Hz (measured using test tones and an SPL meter.) On the positive side, there is little in the way of unwanted harmonics at 25Hz (it is virtually inaudible at this frequency), and it seems like a reasonably 'tight' sub for the 30-80 Hz range, which is what most people will want it for. Unfortunately, that does not include me as I've already got fairly good response down to about 35Hz from a JBL Control SB setup and another sub.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Bass

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

    I was sold on the Bose reputation and I did like the sound. However, after several trips to the Best Buy Home Theatre demonstrations room I found myself liking the Definitive Technology more than the rest. Unfortunately, the price was a little more than the Bose which was tapping me out as it was. I almost went Bose because I could have got a system at COSTCO for hundreds less but I went back one more time to Best Buy and the salesmen, yes SalesMEN, there did a fantastic job of isolating the system with different receivers and bass settings on the sub. I couldn't deny the superiority when tuned in to my listening preferences. Def Tech was having a sale for a few hundred off and I couldn't pass it up. It was still more than I budgeted but I was promised by the salesmen that Def Tech is a good quality built, dependable, durable, product with longevity. If that turns out to be untrue then I may not have made the right decision since I was only buying this type of system once. If it is true then I "DefTechnitely" made the right call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Dissapointments.

    Posted
    XavierC70

    Originally looked at the Klipsch Sub-12, but due to backorders and the poor setup at the store (not in dedicated theater room) I wasn't all that impressed and wasn't willing to buy and return. If you're not concerned about size like I was, then the Klipsch may be for you. I went down to a local Magnolia Store that readily carries Def Tech and after hearing the ProSub 1000, was impressed with the sound. It's not a Super Cube, but satisfies my current needs and produces low, clear and deep bass. Don't just read wattage because BOTH the Klipsch Sub-12 and Def Tech Prosub 1000 are rated the same 300 RMS. Although it's not listed in the description or specs, this sub has a forward firing 10, and a second downfiring 10 radiator. I've tested this sub on Lord of the Rings(III) w/ the battle scene that has the massive elephants, Top Gun, BadBoys II, each and every time impressed by what this sub is willing to pick up and how it rumbles. Enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality sub for most systems

    Posted
    StlBlues
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I have a VERY challenging living room for sound -- vaulted ceiling, open spaces, wide but not deep soundstage -- originally had a ProSub 800 with Studio Monitor 350s, sounded good for music but didn't get the WOW factor with movies -- looked at everything up to and including SuperCubes, but realized that I needed both deep and wide coverage -- with the help of Def Tech support (excellent BTW) ended up doing a dual sub setup with BOTH the 800 and 1000, with the 800 in the best corner and the 1000 on the opposite side of the same wall, and that made all the difference in the world -- tried the 1000 by itself, but while it had more depth than the 800, was still too localized -- I would recommend this combination for any ProSub 800 owners who feel like the 800 doesn't give them quite enough depth -- a really good bang for the buck upgrade

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Give it some time, it will change your mind.

    Posted
    BUnit
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this sub about a month ago. I use it for anything that can produce sound. I have this joined with the Polk TSI400's. This woofer helps me a lot. I set the TSI400 to 80 hz and let the sub handle anything lower. The sub rumbles, but it starts to mellow out below 30 hz. At first ,when I connected the woofer, I was think about returning it. I wanted something to bang. This was day one. On day 15, the day I watched Robin Hood, the woofer woke up. When they stormed the castle I heard every bang and felt every thump. The sub is very clean at high volumes. Although i never brought it passed 1/2 on the sub. I brought my Onkyo tx-sr608 to 82 (THX reference) and the sub vibrated everything that was on the walls. This is my first sub that didn't come with an HTIB. Unless I want surround sound in my bathroom. I dont think i will go HTIB again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VEry tight clean base

    Posted
    TonyP26

    This is an excellent subwoofer i have it hooked up to my onkyo 876b receiever ---which i highly recomend also hookup: extrodinarily easy to install a few seconds and one wire by the way any cable will do pretty much. it powers on automatically Sound : it has a very tight sound to it. quick response time. i tried it with several movies nothing appears to cause it to rattle or give a choking sounds. the passive woofer i feel helps to maintain this sound it is so powerful i only use 10% of the power on it to avoid my wife from yelling at me. when i watch jurassic park you feel like the dinosaurs are there. size: size was very important my wife doesnt especially like my hometheater desires but especially did not want to see a gigantic klipsch 12 inch in or family room. ALL IN ALL THIS IS A GREAT SUB AND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BTW ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE MAGNOLIA STORES

    I would recommend this to a friend





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