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    Question Upgrade from Definite Technoloy ProCenter 1000 to 2000??


    Any of you audio guys have any input. When I first bought this set, I was a little unaware how important the center is, and Im wondering if the increased driver size, would add to my 3.1 system. The 1000, according to them, matches the ProMonitor 1000's I have, but it does have smaller drivers.

    ProCenter 1000

    ProCenter 2000


    ProCenter 1000 :Specifications

    Dimensions | Metric :14-3/4" W x 5" D x 5" H | 37.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
    Driver Complement :One 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter; Two 4-1/2" BDSS upper bass/midrange drivers; Two 4-1/2" pressure coupled bass radiators
    Frequency Response :47 Hz – 30 kHz
    Impedance :Compatible with 8 Ohms outputs
    Sensitivity :90 dB
    Recommended Associated Amplifier Power :10 – 200 watts
    A/V Receiver Crossover Setting :80 Hz
    Inputs :One pair of 5 way binding posts
    Available Finishes :Gloss Black; Gloss White
    Accessories :Leveler Foot; Two ¼ 20 insert cover plugs
    Mounting Options :On Shelf with included leveling foot; Equipped with two ¼ 20 sized threads to accommodate on wall mounting with two ProMount 80 (available separately)
    Packaging :One to a carton
    Weight | Metric :6 lbs | 2.7 kg
    Warranty :5 Years


    ProCenter 2000 :Specifications


    Dimensions | Metric :17" W x 6-1/2" D x 6-1/2" H | 43.2 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm
    Frequency Response :42 Hz – 30 kHz
    Driver Complement :One 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter; Two 5-1/4" BDSS upper bass/midrange drivers; Two 5-1/4" pressure coupled bass radiators
    Impedance :Compatible with 8 Ohms outputs
    Sensitivity :91 dB
    Recommended Associated Amplifier Power :10 – 250 watts
    A/V Receiver Crossover Setting :60 Hz
    Inputs :One pair of 5 way binding posts
    Available Finishes :Gloss Black only
    Accessories :Leveler Foot; Two ¼ 20 insert cover plugs
    Mounting Options :Horizontal: On Shelf with included leveling foot; Equipped with two ¼ 20 sized threads to accommodate on wall mounting brackets (available separately)
    Packaging :One to a carton
    Weight | Metric :10 lbs | 4.5 kg
    Warranty :5 Years


    ProMonitor 1000 :Specifications

    Dimensions | Metric :6-1/4” W x 6-1/2” D x 10-7/8” H | 15.9 x 16.5 x 27.6 cm
    Driver Complement :One 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter; One 5-1/4" BDSS bass/midrange drivers; One 5-1/4" pressure coupled bass radiator
    Frequency Response :42 Hz – 30 kHz
    Impedance :Compatible with 8 Ohms outputs
    Sensitivity :91 dB
    Recommended Associated Amplifier Power :10 – 200 watts
    A/V Receiver Crossover Setting :80 Hz
    Inputs :One pair of 5 way binding posts
    Available Finishes :Gloss Black; Gloss White
    Accessories :Two ¼ 20 insert cover plugs; Tripod base
    Mounting Options :Vertically: On Shelf with included tripod base; Equipped with rear ¼ 20 sized thread to accommodate on wall/on ceiling mounting with aftermarket articulating mount (articulating mount not included); Equipped with bottom ¼ 20 sized thread to accommodate ProStand 1000 stand mounting (ProStand 1000 available separately); Equipped with keyhole mounting slot for flush mounting
    Packaging :One to a carton
    Weight | Metric :6.5 lbs | 2.9 kg
    Warranty :5 Years



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    Hi elwaylite,

    Well, if you're willing to spend $350 on your center channel, would you be willing to spend $550? Click our Amazon link and search for Definitive Technology Mythos Three, sold by Amazon itself (so shipping is free). This is the center channel I have and I swear by it.

    Yours,

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    I saw that. I wonder how it would match with the ProMonitor's? Ill email det tech about it.
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    your intentions are good, but your approach is a little bit off. I wouldn't worry about matching the ProMonitors coz aren't you gonna eventually upgrade them too?

    I have the C/L/R 2500 and I'm very happy with its performance. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think I will be needing to upgrade the center channel for a long time. Have you listen to their new line of high dispersion series center channel yet, CS-8060HD and CS-8040HD? I would give them a fair shake before making the final decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post
    your intentions are good, but your approach is a little bit off. I wouldn't worry about matching the ProMonitors coz aren't you gonna eventually upgrade them too?

    I have the C/L/R 2500 and I'm very happy with its performance. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think I will be needing to upgrade the center channel for a long time. Have you listen to their new line of high dispersion series center channel yet, CS-8060HD and CS-8040HD? I would give them a fair shake before making the final decision.
    With a center channel that has a built in powered sub such as the Def Tech 8060, you would set your center channel on your AVR to fullrange correct? Just change your AVR center channel setting to large, correct?
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    Elwaylite, the Pro Center 2000 is the best match for your Pro Cinema 1000 L/R and if you want to upgrade the C to get more presence that's the first place to go. What's making you want to upgrade the centre? Is thin-sounding or indistinct?

    Barney's front three are amazing but much larger than yours and, yes, if you use a centre with an amplified bass driver, I would set it to large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    With a center channel that has a built in powered sub such as the Def Tech 8060, you would set your center channel on your AVR to fullrange correct? Just change your AVR center channel setting to large, correct?
    That's correct. Although for 5.1 surround sound, the content maker doesn't put too much emphasis on bass into the center channel. However, there is a dedicated subwoofer RCA jack in the back if you want the discrete LFE channel connected to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post
    That's correct. Although for 5.1 surround sound, the content maker doesn't put too much emphasis on bass into the center channel. However, there is a dedicated subwoofer RCA jack in the back if you want the discrete LFE channel connected to it.
    Right on cool. Thanks Barney and nobsplease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobsplease View Post
    Elwaylite, the Pro Center 2000 is the best match for your Pro Cinema 1000 L/R and if you want to upgrade the C to get more presence that's the first place to go. What's making you want to upgrade the centre? Is thin-sounding or indistinct?

    Barney's front three are amazing but much larger than yours and, yes, if you use a centre with an amplified bass driver, I would set it to large.
    To be honest, it hangs in there quite well, especially on the last two flicks (Inception and The Expendables). I was more just hunting, but I really don't see another $350 as a worthy upgrade, because it sounds good now. My biggest problem was the aftermarket stands. When I'd crank the sound to try and get the center right for vocals, the stands would rattle. Now that I have the L/R on Def Tech stands, I run the Denon to about -8 for movies, and it sounds freakin awesome.

    I'd prob be better to get a nicer sub as my next upgrade. This Sub-12 rocks, but I know it's prob mediocre compared to the higher end standards.
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    Im a sucker. Did some more reading on centers, and talked to their folks a little more. Im gonna try the 2000 to see if it'll give me a larger sound in the middle.
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    Bigger is usually bigger.
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    Yepp, I think the more full sound will add to the entertainment. Glad to see ya BTW.
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    Thanks. The midrange/woofer's on my center are 5.25 in size.
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    I saved a little on budget when I bought the setup, but I know think the bigger center will do me a little more justice. Just had to ponder before dropping $350.
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    If it makes you feel any better, my center from Amazon is $500.
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    Hehe. Moral support.
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    What else are friends for
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    New toy arrives today. I remember back when I had a polk monitor system, and upgraded from the small (very small actually) center to the big boy, hoping the same result happens here. Gonna be fun making room for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    New toy arrives today. I remember back when I had a polk monitor system, and upgraded from the small (very small actually) center to the big boy, hoping the same result happens here. Gonna be fun making room for it...
    Pics please. Enjoy your new toy.
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    Will do. I'll take a side by side. Reason I decided to upgrade, is when I had my polks, my center had woofers about 3/4 the size of the larger model, and the upgrade was a very noticeable difference in sound. I think 5.25 woofers will add to the experience. Also give me a spare center if I blow this one, haha.
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