Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology ProSub 800
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A mighty mini!
Jeff C, Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: Hard to believe you can get this much sound out of a sub this small (less than 11" wide and 13" high). I purchased the Definitive Technology ProSub 800 to supplement a pair of DT ProCenter 1000s (separate review) used as right and left main speakers in a family room stereo system. I wired the main speaker leads from the receiver to the sub, and from the sub to the speakers, allowing me to use the low pass crossover control to send the lowest bass to the sub rather than...
Summary: If you are looking at this product you are already at this price point for a good subwoofer. This thing is amazing and doesn't distort on low hits like the cheaper ones do. Provides plenty of bass and love the dial on the side for easy access of control on the volume. I have two Definitive Technology based stereos in my house and it sounds amazing. If you forget how good it sounds just go to a friends house and listen to their stereo! Worth every penny.
Summary: While watching movies, I frequently find myself wondering why my feet are buzzing, when I realize that its just this bad boy purring at the bottom of the audible range. But it does more than just shake - this sub SINGS. It harmonizes beautifully with the rest of my sound system - I can easily pick out the specific notes from a bass guitar, for example.
Summary: I purchased this sub-woofer (ProSub 1000) along with 5 Definitive Technology Speakers and a Sony receiver/amplifier to set up my home entertainment system several years ago (mid 2009). I have thoroughly enjoyed them ever since then, and have absolutely no regrets about my purchase. This woofer produces great sound/bass when watching movies or playing video games on my XBox 360.
Summary: All of the other reviews seem to agree... This is a badasz sub. I have a B&W setup for music and a def tech system for av. This thing will do anything. Way tweaked up, it will absolutely knock all of the knickknacks off of the shelf. Properly integrated, you'll never know there is a 14" killer lying in wait. The music will just sound better. And for HT, it will probably kill your cat unless you plan differently.
Summary: I had originally purchased a B&W subwoofer for the same price, and ended up exchanging it for this model. While the B&W was very "musical," it bottomed out and rattled on the very first movie soundtrack I auditioned - the opening sequence to the 2010 Star Trek reboot - and this is after carefully calibrating the entire sound system.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: First I have to say owning other brands (Martin Logan, Polk, Bose, Infinity, etc.) that Definitive Technology is my favorite. Great build quality, great customer support for questions and fair price. I currently own a DT Pro Cinema 60 system in a small room and have DT 800 Promonitor speakers and this sub in my basement 5.1 setup. The room size is 14' wide by 20' deep and open to another offset room. Carpeted floors too. This sub is a great all-around sub.
Summary: Some subs have awesome bass but not enough volume, then you have the subs that have volume to spare but lack the bass and they sound boomy. This sub have awesome bass that goes so so low, it's amazing. And as far as volume, I keep it at about a 1/4 or less and my receiver after calibration still gives it -1 or -2db A lot of people like to put this sub down because of the price and try to steer you towards others. I listen to them, and this one was the best hands down.