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09-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Hi All,

I'm new to the forums here along with being relatively new to a long-term relationship and its impact to my home theater system. The end result was selling off my home theater (Denon AVR-4800 and Definitive BP2002 tower speakers) for a mix & match setup of a Yamaha RX-V673 (mine) and her Sony home-theater in a box speakers. Admittedly, her Sony 55" TV is pretty awesome, and so is she. :) But....Help! I need better speakers and am now on a significantly tighter budget. Two types I'm weighing are the Definitive ProCinema 800 vs. the Pioneer SP-PK52FS set.

Any feedback on either set would be greatly appreciated.

As an aside, I submitted this as an intro, but will be posting a high-end Sony SACD player in classifieds soon at my lady friend's request. Take a gander if interested.

Best regards,
Scott Maase
Del Mar, CA

harley .guy07
09-02-2013, 08:43 AM
I would say that for the very inexpensive entry price the Pioneer system is a very attractive package and even though better can be had the Pioneer setup is designed by a very good designer from TAD speakers which are very expensive high end speakers. The only thing I would add is that from the experience of people that have owned or heard this system the subwoofer does not keep up with the rest of the speakers in this setup making it the bottle neck of the system. My advise would be to buy the Pioneer fronts,center, and rear speakers and then look for a sub with a little more capability. SVS among others offer subs at different price classes that will fill the bill nicely.

09-02-2013, 09:32 AM
Harleyguy,thanks very much for the reply and recommendation. I'll give SVS a look for an appropriate sub to accompany the Pioneer set.


09-04-2013, 08:59 AM
I just bought a pair of Definitive Tech. Promonitor 1000's open box from Crutchfield to use as speakers for my new Samsung 55 TV. They sound great. Other speakers to consider are PSB Alpha B1's which you can get for about $240pr for B-stock at Saturday Audio ( Also consider the PSB B5's, B4's and take a look at these-

NHT - Super Zero 2.1 - Mini Speaker-Audio Advisor ( These are excellent sounding, small in size (great WAF) and great bang for the buck. Read the reviews.

Monitor Audio - Bronze BX-1 - 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers-Audio Advisor (

Mordaunt-Short - Aviano 2 - Bookshelf Speakers-Audio Advisor (

Also check out subs here- HSU Research (

All Subwoofer Speakers Reviews, Ratings, Deals and Comparison (