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post #1 of 8 Old 02-12-16, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Definitive Technology Prosub 800 any good?

I'm looking to purchase the Definitive Technology Prosub 800 to compliment my Def Tech Mythos SSA-50 soundbar.

There are many other subs out there, but it's exhausting to research them all. I like the idea of a sealed box w/ 8" woofer and passive bass radiator instead of a ported box to keep the size down. Having the matching brand may not be necessary, but is a plus for me.

Is this sub any good, or just not worth it?
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Re: Definitive Technology Prosub 800 any good?

I see it listed on Amazon.com for ~$400. IMO, it's not worth it. Spend a little more and get an SVS SB-1000.
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Re: Definitive Technology Prosub 800 any good?

Have you heard Definitive's subs compared to SVS to make the claim?

If the Prosub80 is no good, how about the HSU STF-2 vs. SVS SB1000?
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Have you heard Definitive's subs compared to SVS to make the claim?
I didn't make a claim or a comparison.

But FWIW my first sub was a DefTech ProSub 200TL that had over-rated specs (confirmed by the company) and that was easily outperformed by a smaller, less-powerful Energy S10.3.

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If the Prosub80 is no good, how about the HSU STF-2 vs. SVS SB1000?
IIRC, the STF-2 is a good sub and that should have more bottom-end output than the SB-1000. But you appear to be looking for a compact, sealed sub ("I like the idea of a sealed box ... instead of a ported box to keep the size down") and the STF-2 is not that.
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Re: Definitive Technology Prosub 800 any good?

If this is for the townhouse with the room being 18x22x9, I wouldn't even bother with any 8" "subwoofer". That's roughly 3500cuft, and it won't give much meaningful output. I've also seen def tech specs not hold up under testing. Not good value.


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I didn't make a claim or a comparison.
True, but you said it's not worth it w/o hearing it.
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True, but you said it's not worth it w/o hearing it.
Yes, I did say that IMO it's not worth $400. And that remains my opinion.

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Re: Definitive Technology Prosub 800 any good?

I pulled the trigger on a Martin Logan Dynamo 300 subwoofer. The reviews are all good. The price is perfect to compliment my soundbar. It should be here on Fri 2/26. If I upgrade I'll replace the soundbar with mini monitors and a better sub.
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