The GoodThe Definitive Technology ProSub 800 has an 8-inch powered subwoofer with separate 8-inch passive radiator; built-in 300-watt power amplifier; high-density cabinet; above average connectivity; side-mounted volume control.
The BadSomewhat pedestrian design.
The Bottom LineIf you don't mind its uninspired aesthetics, the Definitive Technology ProSub 800 is a mighty little subwoofer and a fine match for its SSA soundbars and ProCinema satellite speakers.
Definitive Technology's ProSub 800 subwoofer looks generic. Please don't misunderstand us, though; it's attractive enough, and nice and compact, but just looking at the thing you'd never guess the ProSub 800 is a genuine Definitive subwoofer.
Indeed, the sub--available in a matte black or a white vinyl finish--won't be winning any beauty contests, but its plain looks should let it recede into the background of any room. Likewise, its compact dimensions --10.3 inches wide, 15.75 deep, and 12.8 high--are easy to deal with. The little thing is solidly built, and its 28.5 pound of heft lets you know Definitive's engineers didn't skimp on the ProSub 800's power and driver quality.
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.