Definitive Technology Pro. Cinema 6. 00 review. Definitive Technology is a high- end speaker company, but it is one that has learned how to sell its products for a lot less than high- end prices. Take the Pro. Cinema 6. I've seen countless systems that essentially duplicate the Pro. Cinema 6. 00's basic formula, but Definitive Technology's entry- level system boasts a number of innovations.
For example, in addition to the tiny woofer and tweeter on the five satellite speakers, they also have a "pressure- driven planar low- frequency radiator" to increase the little speaker's bass output. The center speaker sports two more bass radiators, and even the 8- inch subwoofer has a subsized one (an 8- inch "infrasonic radiator").
It's no hype: the Pro. Cinema 6. 00 subwoofer's deep bass prowess and dynamic punch were extraordinary. Alas, the satellites didn't seem to generate any more bass than other speakers of their size. The Pro. Cinema 6. However, when paired with a good AV receiver, the diminutive Pro.
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Cinema 6. 00 speakers deliver great surround sound with a very reasonable $8. Design. The Pro. Cinema 6. System is a six- piece package with four 7- inch tall satellite speakers, one 1. The injection molded mineral- filled polymer cabinets of each speaker has more of a high- end feel than your typical plastic or even medium- density fiberboard cabinets. According to Definitive, the cabinet's internal ribs and parabolic shape enhance its sound quality. The removable form- fitting cloth grilles cover the front and top panels of the satellites, and the front and sides of the center speaker.
The satellite speakers come equipped with a removable tripod table stand, and the center channel speaker has an adjustable rubber- tipped support foot. The speakers can also be wall- mounted with their keyhole slots or with Definitive's Pro. Mount 8. 0 (MSRP $4. Alternatively, they can be used with Definitive's Pro. Stand 6. 00/8. 00 stands (MSRP $1. The subwoofer is a conventional, matte- finished medium- density- fiberboard box. It measures 1. 3 inches by 1.
The side- mounted volume control is a convenient design touch. An odd wiring procedure- -using the subwoofer's inputs and outputs- -is required to get the optimal sound from the system. You can hook up the Pro. Cinema the usual way and run all the satellites as "Small" speakers and let your AV receiver handle bass management, but Definitive recommends an alternate hookup method to maximize sound quality. Basically, you run the front left and right speaker cables to the corresponding inputs on the subwoofer, and then run a second pair of cables to the actual speakers. Indeed, it does sound a bit better- -producing a better blend between the satellite speakers and the subwoofer- -but it was somewhat annoying to have to deal with those extra cables. The Pro. Cinema 6.
Definitive also makes the Pro. Cinema 8. 00 and Pro. Cinema 1. 00. 0, which are similar to the Pro. Cinema 6. 00, but with larger satellites and larger subwoofers. Features. The satellites are two- way designs with a 1- inch aluminum- ceramic dome tweeter and a 3. Balanced Dual Surround System driver.
Conventional midrange drivers only have surround support around their outer rims; BDSS technology is said to support the speaker cone at its inner and outer edges. According to Definitive, BDSS allows the driver to move more precisely and produce sound with greater clarity.
Likewise, according to the company, the midrange driver's center probe smoothes frequency response and improves dispersion. The 3. 2. 5- inch midrange driver is acoustically coupled to a 3. The passive radiator effectively doubles the bass radiating area of the tiny satellites' midrange driver.
The same technique is employed on the center channel speaker; it has a pair of 3. The speakers' all- metal, gold- plated connectors accept bare wire, spades, or banana plugs.