TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

The THX Certified ProCinema 400 speaker system has amazing sound quality because it has a frequency range that is nearly identical to the human hearing capacity. It also has speaker cones made of aluminum, which helps project crisp-sounding effects. These are only some of the reasons the ProCinema 400 is our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner for the best home theater speakers.

Sound Quality
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9.4/10
Onkyo HT-S5500
ProCinema 400
Klipsch HD Theater 300
Polk Audio Blackstone TL1600
Orb Audio Mod1
Energy Take Classic
Mirage Nanosat
Logitech Z906
Kef KHT 2005.3
Bose Acoustimass 6
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9.4
8.8
8.8
9.4
8.1
8.8
8.8
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7.5

This surround sound speaker system is THX Certified, which means the same technology that movie directors use to capture amazing sound effects will let you hear those sounds in the exact same detail in your home. Every blast, every breath and every sword clang will sound as if you are right in the middle of the action. Definitive Technology works hard to ensure each speaker system has great timbre, which means you will hear seamless sound coming from each speaker.

The ProCinema 400 by Definitive Technology has one of the best frequency ranges of all the home theater speaker systems we reviewed. Although it doesn’t have the best minimum frequency response, it comes pretty close dipping down to 22Hz, and so it will pick up quite a bit of bass. It also captures the highest of the high sounds, and beyond, with a maximum frequency of 33kHz. There will be very little missing sound if you are using this home theater speaker system.

Features & Design
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8.8/10
Onkyo HT-S5500
ProCinema 400
Klipsch HD Theater 300
Polk Audio Blackstone TL1600
Orb Audio Mod1
Energy Take Classic
Mirage Nanosat
Logitech Z906
Kef KHT 2005.3
Bose Acoustimass 6
10
8.8
9.4
8.8
7.5
8.8
7.5
7.5
6.9
8.1

The speaker cones of this surround sound system are made from aluminum, so they will produce a nice, loud sound. The sound may be too loud for a room with hard floors where sound tends to bounce; however the ProCinema 400 will perform great in rooms with carpeting that tends to soak up some of the projected sound.

This home theater speaker system comes with a designated center speaker. Not only does this further enhance your audio experience, but it is the best way to project amazing vocal sound all around the room, especially in very large home theaters. The other four speakers are perfect for positioning around your room to get great surround sound. You can even mount theses speakers on the walls.

The passive radiator subwoofer included with these home theater speakers let you feel the music. Each blast and boom will literally shake the room so you will feel like you are right in the middle of the action. The subwoofer doesn’t have an amplifier, so in some cases the sound may not seem as full as it otherwise might. The subwoofer is active powered, so you don’t have to worry about it taking excess power away from the receiver or the speakers.

Although you can’t plug your iPod into this system, you can still enjoy music in surround sound depending on the receiver you choose. The ProCinema 400 is compatible with every popular receiver available, and even several lesser-known brands.

Help & Support
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10/10
Onkyo HT-S5500
ProCinema 400
Klipsch HD Theater 300
Polk Audio Blackstone TL1600
Orb Audio Mod1
Energy Take Classic
Mirage Nanosat
Logitech Z906
Kef KHT 2005.3
Bose Acoustimass 6
8.8
10
10
9.4
10
10
9.4
8.8
10
10

It is not easy to install this home theater speaker system on your own if you are an amateur. There are extra wires, cables and steps involved; it could be easy to get lost and confused. Though the home theater speakers come with an installation guide, the instructions are not that easy to follow, especially if you are not familiar with surround sound speaker systems.

Definitive Technology does have a few good support options for you to rely on. There is a FAQs section with product-specific questions and answers listed on each product page. Email and telephone support is always available with very courteous and knowledgeable staff. You can also connect with support personnel on the Definitive Technology Facebook page. If you find out that your system isn’t working due to a defect, the ProCinema 400 has a five-year warranty, so it will be fixed or replaced without question.

ProCinema 400 Summary:
9.2/10

The ProCinema 400 is a great home theater speaker set. It is one of the best, with a great frequency range, sturdy speaker cones and a dedicated center speaker. You can position the speakers to optimize the sound in your room, whether is it a larger gathering place or an intimate living room. Since Definitive Technology uses THX Certified technology and pays close attention to creating uniform sound from all the speakers, you can expect great sound quality from these home theater speakers.

 
 
 

ProCinema 400

Pros
The frequency range of these speakers is one of the best out there.

Cons
This system is a bit tricky to setup.

The Verdict
: 9.23/10

These THX home theater speakers will deliver amazing Hollywood quality surround sound.