Summary: These speakers are great. The wife approves due to the smaller size yet the sound is still loud and clear enough for my liking. I've only got a 3.1 configuration currently but looking forward to 5.1 once I move out of our apartment.
Summary: We purchased the 800 ProCinema sound system in 2009 waiting a few weeks until a big sale -- $829. We have a small home theater with a 78 inch screen/projector in our basement ( room approx 15' by 22' wide). The sound is crisp, great base, very attractive, and we are now the movie night house of our neighborhood ( and the all night gaming house for our teenage son's friends).
Summary: I replaced a set of 13 year old Energy shelf speakers with the Definitive 800 and I can't believe how much better they sound. I liked my old set up but a mount malfunctioned and one dropped from the ceiling mount and broke. They are crisp and full. I read some reviews that for movies and surrond sound they were great but sub par when using for music. I strongly disagree; they are great for both.