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Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker - PROSUB 800 BLACK

Abt Model: PS800BK
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$399.00  
20 Hz - 150 Hz Frequency Response/ One High-Definition 8" Woofer/ One 8" Infrasonic Radiator/ 300 Watts Built-In Amplifier/ Auto Signal Sensing On/Off/ Black Finish
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Definitive Technology PS800BK Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker - PS800BK

Definitive Technology is pleased to present our amazing powered subwoofers, a 9-time Grand Prix award-winning range of active subwoofers with built-in high-power, high-current amplifiers and electronic crossovers which achieve a unique combination of delicate musicality and thunderous power, for the absolute ultimate in bass performance.

When you listen to any of Definitive Technology's award-winning powered subwoofers, you will discover true state-of-the-art bass performance, extending down well beyond the limits of audibility into the range of purely physical subsonic energy that shakes the body and stirs the soul. This has long been the most exciting, sought after and rarest of audio achievements, and now it is yours for the asking.

The Ultimate in Bass Performance for Maximum Enjoyment from Your Music and Movies

Definitive's ProSub 1000, ProSub 800 and ProSub 60 are advanced state-of-the-art technology active subwoofers with built-in high-power, high-current amplifiers and sophisticated electronic cross-overs in combination with 10" and 8" drivers of the highest quality. In addition, precisely accurate equalization, combined with a complete array of controls and connections, allows them to be hooked up to any electronics, perfectly integrated with any speaker system, and tuned for optimum performance in any room. The sonic result is accurate, awe-inspiring, high-impact, high-reality bass performance with superior transient response, vanishingly low distortion, stupendous subsonic power and high output capabilities. It is truly a unique combination of delicate musicality and thunderous power for the ultimate in home theater sound effects as well as unsurpassed musical excellence.

The extraordinary achievements and performance of Definitive's subwoofers have been honored by numerous prestigious awards and industry accolades, including two-time selection for Stereo Review's Showstopper honors, the CES Design and Engineering Award, three Sound & Vision Critic's Choice Awards and nine Audio Video Grand Prix Subwoofer-of-the-Year Awards, as well as Stereophile Guide to Home Theater's Recommended Component honors.

Definitive's Patented Infinite Power Source High-Current MOSFET Power Amplifiers

All Definitive's ProSub powered subwoofers incorporate our unique, patented digitally-coupled Infinite Power Source amplifiers with high-current direct coupled power supplies and discrete MOSFET output devices to ensure perfect high-definition resolution and reproduction of the most dynamic program material and demanding sub-bass transients. Construction quality is absolutely state-of-the-art with only the highest quality components used including mil-spec glass epoxy circuit boards and precision resistors and capacitors for many years of faultless superior performance. In addition, tremendous current reserves, high peak-power capabilities and two special sonically invisible protection circuits ensure that these subwoofers can never be overdriven. There is also a convenient, signal-sensing, auto on/off feature.

Definitive's High-Definition Subwoofer Drivers Deliver Superior Detail and Lightning-Fast Transient Response

The powerful, high-definition drivers used in all our powered subwoofers were specifically engineered by Definitive for their task: to deliver rock-solid low distortion bass, reaching down to the lowest subsonic frequencies, with an outstanding quality of superior transient response unequaled in the world. The special ultra-stiff, low-mass cones (for super-fast transient response) are joined to specially formulated surrounds and long-throw voice coils and spiders. The incredibly rigid baskets are engineered to hold the massive magnet structures and large voice coils in absolute alignment. The high temperature voice coils are made of aluminum wound with triple insulated ultra-pure copper wire and baked in epoxy for power handling in excess of 750 watts.

Computer Synthesized Transmission Line Tuning (CSTLT) for Extended Response and Improved Pitch Definition

Definitive's ProSub powered subwoofers incorporate a unique, highly effective computer synthesized transmission line tuning. Transmission line loading of low-frequency drivers has long been acknowledged among critical audiophiles as producing the deepest, cleanest and most uncolored bass response. The construction of a true and properly engineered transmission line is, however, an extremely complex and expensive procedure. Definitive's engineers have developed, with the aid of a supercomputer at a major Eastern university, a new bass tuning program which basically duplicates the loading of a transmission line (in terms of extended bass response, ideal transient behavior, and superior pitch definition) in a much more elegant and cost-effective cabinet construction. The drivers' construction combined with this unique transmission line loading minimizes required excursion, thus, improving transient response as well as ensuring maximum coupling of their output to the air in your room for bass literally powerful enough to shake concrete floors, as reviewers have noted.

Rock Solid Monocoque Non-Resonant Cabinets Ensure Pure Low Distortion Response

The cabinet of a loudspeaker plays a large part in its sonic performance. Resonance and vibration can add unwanted distortion as well as drain away important energy from the system. Definitive's subwoofers utilize monocoque cabinets, which have been specifically engineered to be totally inert and vibration free, to ensure you of absolutely pure sonic reproduction. Monocoque means that the cabinet is of a unitized construction where all panels are permanently joined together into one solid structure. The cabinet walls themselves are high-density medite fused together by space-age polymer adhesives. The front and rear baffles are extra thick and the cabinets each incorporate multiple internal braces to ensure total solidity.

Completely Adjustable Electronic Crossovers Assure a Perfect Match to Your System and Room

The sophisticated low distortion electronic crossovers incorporated in all our powered subwoofers are a masterpiece of design and execution. They contain a complete range of hookups, circuitry and features which allow the subwoofers to be connected and perfectly blended with any system as well as adjusted for optimum performance in any room.

All our powered subwoofers have continuously adjustable low pass filter controls which allow you to choose a roll-off of from 40 to 150 Hz for the high end of the subwoofer. This unique "dual stage" roll-off is extremely quick which ensures perfect blending with your main speakers as well as no unwanted upper bass or midrange radiation from the subwoofer. This is especially important because it gives you much greater flexibility in placing your subwoofer in your room without being able to hear where it is specifically located. All our powered subwoofers also have a separate low-level direct LFE input for Dolby Digital which bypasses the crossover network. All models have a built-in speaker level high-pass crossover preset at 80 Hz (except ProSub60 preset at 100Hz) and, of course, a precision level control allows you to perfectly adjust the volume of the subwoofer to match your system and room as well as to fulfill your own personal sonic preferences.

A Full Range of Inputs and Outputs Facilitates Easy Hookup of Your Definitive Subwoofer to Any System

All Definitive powered subwoofers have a complete range of inputs, outputs and features to allow easy and effective hookup to any system either singly or in a stereo pair. Both (high) speaker level and low-level inputs are provided in case you don't have a subwoofer output. In addition, all models have a separate direct-in LFE low-level input (which bypasses the crossover network) which may be used by itself or in combination with left and right channel high- or low-level inputs for the ultimate in subwoofer flexibility and performance. With a single subwoofer, the subwoofer signal, Dolby Digital* LFE signal and/or both left and right signals are sent to the subwoofer and combined via the electronic crossover into one composite signal. With stereo (two) subwoofers, the left and right signals are reproduced by their own respective subwoofer (and the LFE signal is reproduced by both). Very advanced systems may also use a separate subwoofer hooked up to the rear/side surround channels as well as one to the center channel.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz — 150 Hz
  • Driver Complement:One high-definition 8" woofer with polmer cone coupled to one 8" infrasonic radiator.
  • Built-in Amplifier: 300 Watts RMS
  • Low Pass Crossover: 24 dB/octave continuously adjustable variable (40-150 Hz)
  • High Pass Crossover: 6 dB/octave speaker level at 80 Hz
  • Auto On/Off: Signal sensing.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 10-5/16"
  • Height: 12-7/8"
  • Depth: 15-3/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 28 lbs
  • Shipping: 35 lbs
Frequency Response20 Hz - 150 Hz
Driver Size (inches)8
Enclosure TypeFront Firing
Magnetic shieldingNo
Power300W
Speaker Size (inches)8
Speaker TypeSubwoofer
Woofer Size (inches)8
Height (inches)12.88
Width (inches)10.31
Depth (inches)15.75
  

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Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker
 
3.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Great sound quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (3)
    • Home theater (3)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (4), Practical (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    great product

    By F

    from Houston

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Power Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Definitive Technology Matte White ProSub 800 Subwoofer:

      Great product, well built with an elegant design

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      AM VERY SATISFIED

      By NONE

      from GLENVIEW, IL

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker:

        GOOD BASS

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not impressed... too "boomy"

        By Tom8cat

        from Riverview, FL

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Weak Bass

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker:

          Not impressed and actually a quite a bit disappointed. I spent nearly $1,000 on the set: 4 Monitors, Center and this Subwoofer. The Center is very good, the Monitors are "fine" but not great... the entire system will NOT handle loud volume! The Subwoofer is very "box boomy" - and does not replicate true Bass sound.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Amazing

          By Keedo

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker:

            In a word "Amazing", but it's probably the most annoying piece of audio equipment in my setup. The problem is that it's so good at it's modest price point that I'm constantly thinking about throwing expensive cables at it or wondering what the next model up can do, etc.

            My receiver is great. Maybe the next model up has a cooler menu which I'll never use or a 3rd HDMI out which I'll never use, etc. I can look at my receiver and easily say the next model up isn't worth it.

            This subwoofer however is such an amazing piece you have to wonder if the next model up IS worth it, and that's annoying. :)

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great equipment

            By DLW

            from Jonesborough, TN

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audiophiles
              • Basic Systems
              • Larger Rooms
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker:

              This product was extrodinary. Made the sound powerful and alive.

              Service and delivery comments:

              ABT was great. I had a problem with the first subwoofer which blew fuses and would not work. They sent another one right away which worked great. They took the other one back and paid the return postage. They also credited my charge card upon receiving the other subwoofer back. I could not ask for better service. They exceeded my expectations. I am completely satisfied.

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              Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker

              Definitive Technology Black ProSub 800 Subwoofer Speaker

              UPC Code: 093207022715
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