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Reviewer: NR from Boston, MA
This is a good surround set up. Certainly better than my prior cheap HTIB, though I'm not blown away by these speakers (though to be fair they have not fully broken in yet). The sub really makes the system, it adds a lot of depth to the sound at any level; the center channel and surround speakers don't really open up unless I have the sound turned up higher than where I normally listen. When they are cranked up though, the quality is very good.
Good sound from relatively small speakers
Reviewer: Nuhuuu from California
Very clear full sound. I read a lot of reviews and went to magnolia at BB to listen to a variety of speakers. I wanted to go with Bowers and Wilkins but decided on Def Tech 800 series because of the size and sound quality. I was looking to fit speakers into my existing entertainment center. The setup was easy and speakers looked great. I purchased the matching stands sold by Def Tech and was pleased. I can no longer listen to the sound from my plasma TV alone. I have a large rectangular shaped room with vaulted ceilings and the speakers provide plenty of sound for a normal individual. I can't even turn the volume up at night or it will wake my kids up. I paired my speakers with an Denon AVR-X2100 receiver. Couldn't be happier with the flexibility of sound this combination offers.
Rocks the house
Reviewer: BruceB from New York
Compared to previous home theatre at similar cost this speaker setup has wider dynamic range with exciting subwoofer response on special effects the only problem was the need to put a small carpet under the subwoofer to keep it from walking across the floor with action films.
Awesome Student Center Theater
Reviewer: JamesV from Texas
Installed this in a small theater room for student movie nights--speakers hide well and sound amazing. I would definitely recommend.
Pro Cinema 800 - YES!
Reviewer: GeorgeD from Virginia
I got the ProCinema 800 package to replace my Polk RMs that I have had for a while. I am pushing with a Denon AVR-1912 and was never really satisfied with the quality, even though it sounded good, there was just something missing. Switched to the 800s and now I see what I was missing. Great sound and I got that brightness I was looking for. My surround sound never sounded this good. Finally I feel that my sound system is now solid. I have really enjoyed these so far. The sub does a great job and has a convenient volume on the side of the cabinet so I don't scare the dogs to death! Went in with Bose in mind, and ended up with these Definitive Technology ProCinema 800s....You feel good when you make the right decision... Travis at Crutchfield was great to deal with....
Reviewer: Cuzzin Bri from Montgomery, TX
This speaker system is the biggest bang for my buck I have ever received. Each speaker is very solid and appealing to the eyes. I paired this system with a Denon AVR S500BT, which is the bottom of the line Denon receivers, and I'm glad I didn't spend any more money than I did. Don't pass this up.
800 Pro Cinema
Reviewer: Bp from Florida
Sounds just as promised. I bought a scratch and dent set and it showed up faster than estimated. One of the speakers did not sound right so Crutchfield sent another one out right away. I'm very happy!
Reviewer: Joe from Florida
Excellent full sound, from the voices to the deep, easily adjustable bass. I love the versatility to use with any receiver verses a dedicated system that cannot be expanded. Right now I am running the [offsiteUrl] channel set-up with plans to upgrade to a [offsiteUrl] channel, which my receiver is capable of a Sony STR-DN850/[offsiteUrl]. That would consist of two more back speakers and a second subwoofer.
Def Tect ProCinema 800
Reviewer: Steve P from Southington, CT
Amazing sound with music or movies. It will make you say "Bose Who?" Paired with a Denon AVR-X2100W
Reviewer: Burak from Winchester, MA
I didn't have any high-end speakers before to compare to, however, I visited couple music stores to listen to demonstrations. Initially I had my eye on Bose home theater system, however, after reading a lot of reviews I realized I can get a very good receiver and a speaker set separately for a cheaper price. For my receiver I decided on Denon X4000 series, so far I am very happy with the performance, for speakers I had Polk Audio, Bose, Definitive Technology as my choices. I ended up choosing Definitive Technology ProCinema 800 due to overwhelmingly good reviews. I must say I do not regret my choice. We have a relatively large family room with high cathedral ceilings (~14ft) and speakers have no problem filling in the room. Even at half the volume level setting, I get amazing bang. Both for music and movies I get very good solid sound. I hear amazing detail that I used to not hear from my previous speakers. Subwoofer is very good as well, it has a separate volume control which is very convenient, at around half setting, you get very good bass, if you increase the volume, floor starts shaking which gives a movie like experience. Speakers have a glossy nice finish to them, and they feel heavy and solid. I am very happy with the performance. I would definitely recommend them.
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