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Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black - PROMONITOR 800 BLACK

Abt Model: PMON800BK | UPC Code: 093207022654
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$145.00  
Rec. Amplification 10 - 150 Watts/ One 4-1/2" Cast Basket Bass/ One 1" Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter/ 89 dB Efficiency/ Glossy Black Finish/ Price Per Speaker/ ProMonitor 800
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PMON800BK - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Black Loudspeaker

ProMonitor Loudspeakers satisfy your need for small, easy-to-place systems with speakers that deliver the true state-of-the-art, no-compromise performance you want. ProMonitors are full-range speakers. Use them by themselves in a host of applications (including as stand-alone bookshelf, stand- or wall-mounted speakers). Pair them with matching powered subwoofers and center channels to build music and movie systems of astonishing performance capability: ultra-smooth high-definition clarity and musical linearity combine with superb transient response, tremendous dynamic range, rich warmth and precise room-filling three-dimensional imaging. The sonic depth, width, and height reproduction and sound of these amazingly compact speakers is so big that Home Theater magazine said they "seem as though they are monster towers if you close your eyes. "

Features:

  • Frequency Response: 57 Hz — 30 kHz.
  • Driver Complement: One 4-1/2" cast basket bass/
    midrange driver coupled to one 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.
  • Rec. Assoc. Amplification: 10 — 150 Watts.
  • Efficiency: 89 dB
  • Finish: Gloss Black

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4-3/4"
  • Height: 8-3/8"
  • Depth: 5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Five years - Loudspeaker drivers, crossovers and cabinets
    • Three years - Amplifier electronics
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Frequency Response57Hz - 30kHz
Enclosure MaterialAluminum
Enclosure TypePassive Radiator
Impedance8 Ohms
LightweightYes
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)4.5
Power10W - 150W
Sensitivity89dB spl (2.83 V/m)
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Height (inches)8.38
Width (inches)4.75
Depth (inches)5
  

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Definitive Technology White Loudspeaker
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (22)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy to connect (14)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (11)
    • Basic systems (10)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (9)
    • Large rooms (4)
    • Audiophiles (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (14), Practical (11), Audiophile (8), Movie enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Def Tech Are Great

    I have the complete 7.1 Pro 800 system, which includes the ProSub 800 and ProCenter 1000. The best sound is produced with HD Audio sources, such as Dobly TruHD or DTS HD Master...Read complete review

    I have the complete 7.1 Pro 800 system, which includes the ProSub 800 and ProCenter 1000. The best sound is produced with HD Audio sources, such as Dobly TruHD or DTS HD Master Audio. Both the 5.1 and 7.1 variations are excellent

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not so overly impressed!

    I was disappointed in the capability for these speakers to handle very high volume / loud listening! The result is a rattling distortion of the complete sound profile. I did not expect this from...Read complete review

    I was disappointed in the capability for these speakers to handle very high volume / loud listening! The result is a rattling distortion of the complete sound profile. I did not expect this from from these speakers with such high recommendations! What I had heard at Best Buy comparatively does not match up!

    What I do like are the highs and the midrange, these monitor speakers also flow nicely with the Bass from the Subwoofer. However, I will comment on the Bass Subwoofer in my next review, the Subwoofer is "boomy" not precise in replicating true Bass sounds!!

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    They Crank! Crystal Clear!

    By Frank G.

    from Prospect Heights IL

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Definitive Technology White Loudspeaker:

      Use these as my satellite speakers for home theater. Absolutely amazing!

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      • No

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      1.0

      Poor sound

      By Joe

      from Chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Mount

      Cons

      • Poor quality
      • Weak Bass

      Best Uses

        Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

        I'd like to return them

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not so overly impressed!

        By Tom8cat

        from Riverview, FL

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Rattle At High Volume
        • Weak Bass

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

        I was disappointed in the capability for these speakers to handle very high volume / loud listening! The result is a rattling distortion of the complete sound profile. I did not expect this from from these speakers with such high recommendations! What I had heard at Best Buy comparatively does not match up!

        What I do like are the highs and the midrange, these monitor speakers also flow nicely with the Bass from the Subwoofer. However, I will comment on the Bass Subwoofer in my next review, the Subwoofer is "boomy" not precise in replicating true Bass sounds!!

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Useful Kitchen Accessory

        By Cycleitalia

        from Evanston, IL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality
        • High Waf

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

          The review headline is not a typo. I needed a pair of dedicated speakers in the kitchen, and this model proved to be a reasonable combination of price, light weight, and sound quality.

          The lightness came into play, as they were going to be on top of flimsy builder-grade kitchen cabinets. I originally wanted a cheaper pair of speakers, but they turned out to be bigger and weigh a lot more than the ProMonitor 800s.

          One listen with in the test area helped seal the deal for me. Plus, the 800s carry a high waf value (old married guys are familiar with this term, and newly married ones will be).

          Of course, ABT's listening area is not the same as a real-world environment, especially when taking into account existing equipment.

          It worked fine when driven by a Philips MCM530 shelf system, filling the kitchen with music of sufficient volume without disturbig anyone who should happen to be two rooms away.

          The original setup called for the stereo & stock speakers to be in the dining room, which is situated in between the kitchen and living room. That's fine, but because the layout serves as to act as a baffle relative to anyone in the kitchen, I would have to crank up the volume just to hear music in the kitchen, which would disturb my wife's telly watching in the living room.

          So yeah, I think I made a good purchase.

          These speakers are sold individually and without cables. I guess the prevailing thought would be the owner will do something custom with cabling. I was no exception, as I needed to run in-wall 16ga x 4 speaker wire in a manner to as not to be hideous (remember that waf thing I mentioned). Hint: a low voltage cable stapler became my best friend in the ordeal, not to mention a 1/4" and a 5/8" drill bits, raceway boxes, banana plugs, 18ga speaker wire, and speaker conector faceplates (the banana plug/binder post type).

          Next on my list is an A/B switcher, so I can choose between the dining room or kitchen speakers.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The sales guy was most helpful in determining the most appropriate product, taking into account lightness, sound quality, and price. Warehouse pickup was quick as well.

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          5.0

          Great Sound

          By Mike

          from NJ all Day!

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

            Using the 800s as surrounds in my ProCinema 1000 + system. Sounds great and couldn't be happier with Abt's prices and service.

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            • No

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            5.0

            big sound, small package

            By spyder t

            from egg harbor nj

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater
              • Larger Rooms

              Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

              being used as 5.1 background speakers with pm 1000 mains, 2000 center and 1000 sub, in a rather large room. denon 2311 for power. plenty of very clear sound. impressive system.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Definitive makes a Great Loudspeaker!

              By eldonie

              from Minnesota

              Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

              This is a GREAT speaker for its size and price. I use them to complete a 7 speaker surround system and they FILL the room with sound!

              Service and delivery comments:

              As always with ABT, delivery was very prompt and the product is always in good condition.

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              5.0

              Great Speaker at great cost

              By New Speaker Guy

              from New York, NY

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Setup
              • Easy to Mount
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

                These speakers produce excellent sound quality and fill our 400 sq ft room with sound. Worth every cent and perform much better than others in the same class. Ive tried polk and few other and these are the best

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By SkyBox

                from North canton, Ohio

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Crisp Sound
                • Easy To Connect
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

                  You will not be disappointed with this line of speakers. I use these for my surrounds, also have the 1000's and the 2000 for the center. The 800's sound great for a small speaker. If you are considering buying this, stop reading reviews and do it - trust me. ABT is awesome [...]

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                  5.0

                  Nice Speakers

                  By Greg

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Musically Inclined, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Crisp Sound
                  • Easy To Connect

                  Cons

                  • Thought they were a pair

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems

                  Comments about Definitive Technology LoudSpeaker Black:

                  Great speakers, small and light and easily mounted to my wall using the Definitive Tech. wall mount.

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