On music, the ProCinema 800 system proved a real charmer, sounding more like a high-end audiophile system than I ever imagined a $1099 surround rig could. I put on a very realistic multichannel SACD of The Fry Street Quartet performing the Haydn String Quartet in F Major, op. 77, no. 2 [Iso-Mike], and came away wowed by sound. The system not only nailed the distinct, though intricately interwoven, voices of the four stringed instruments but also demonstrated an uncanny ability to place each instrument in its own precise location within the soundstage. In terms of precise 3D imaging, the ProCinema system has few if any peers in this price class.
On the whole, the ProCinema 800 system represents quite an achievement for the money and is hands down one of the best sounding systems in our survey. Décor-conscious buyers will also appreciate the speakers’ sleek, elegant appearance, and extremely compact dimensions.