Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker Reviewed

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High Points
• The ProMonitor speakers are relatively small, allowing easy placement either on a shelf or table, wall or ceiling.
• Definitive Technology has smaller models for those looking to make a home theater out of these and the need to save money with less costly surrounds; they can also provide a matched subwoofer to round out the system.
• The sound quality from these speakers really outshined their size, providing pretty deep solid bass even to quite high volumes. Thanks to their 91 dB efficiency, they can be powered by lower wattage amplifiers and receivers, yet still can provide large dynamics.

The Downside
• While the design allows a great deal of flexibility in mounting options, you will require additional wall/ceiling mounts to allow for anything but tabletop or flush wall mounting.
• The cabinets are plastic and I can see how they might easily become scratched and marred.
• The recessed binding posts are necessary to allow all the flexibility in mounting options but can be difficult to reach, especially for those with large fingers.

Comparison and Competition
There are a world of small speakers to consider at this price point. The Orb Audio Mod2's, as well as their smaller brothers the Quick Pack for a bit less. 
The Paradigm Cinema 70's also come to mind, though are significantly less efficient and will require more amplifier than the Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000's. Paradigms SE 1's come to mind at a higher price, as well as their smaller brothers the Quick Pack for a bit less. are another option; still a bit less efficient than the Definitive Technology system.

Those looking for extremes can always demo the Magico Mini for $20,000 a pair. For more options at all price points check out the link here.

Conclusion
The Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000's are a steal at their asking price, providing smooth dynamic sound and impressive bass performance for their size. I can see these speakers equally at home in a small two-channel rig as I used them or in multiples with the smaller models in the lineup forming a full home theater. However you use these speakers, you will get a ton of performance for your investment out of them. The ProMonitor 1000's offer those on a tight budget a window into the audiophile world.

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HTR Product Rating for Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

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