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Definitive Technology - High-Performance 8" 3-Way Center-Channel Speaker - Black

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Bring clear, bright sound to your home with this Definitive Technology center-channel speaker. Its powerful speaker array, powered subwoofer and bass radiator provide lifelike sound reproduction for your home theater. Even the cabinet was designed to enhance the sound. This Definitive Technology center-channel speaker is built into a resonance-free cabinet with an acoustically transparent grille.

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    • Definitive Technology High-Performance 8" 3-Way Center-Channel Speaker

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

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    Features


    Integrated 8" Powered Subwoofer and Bass Radiator

    The integrated powered subwoofer matched with its respective bass radiator offers deeper, more impactful bass from the center channel speaker without the need to add a separate subwoofer.

    Intelligent Bass Control

    Intelligent Bass Control is our latest advancement that gives you the ability to modulate deep bass up or down in level while simultaneously maintaining mid-range tonal balance.

    Aluminum Dome Tweeters

    Crystal clear highs bring the most demanding audio to life.

    Balanced Double Surround System

    Improves driver excursion which results in the selected driver producing bass output usually associated with a larger driver while retaining the improved dispersion and midrange definition of a smaller driver.

    Acoustically Transparent Grille

    Enjoy the subtle elegance of the speaker design without having to remove a speaker grille to enjoy natural, uncolored sound.

    Resonance-Free Cabinet

    Maximum rigidity with strategically placed bracing improves imaging while reducing resonance, further reinforcing our clean and powerful sound.

    Minimalist Design

    Powerful minimalist aesthetic with precision-machined components creates a sophisticated look to complement the most distinguished home theater. The sharp lines of the BP9000 Series also echo its precise sonic signature.

    LED Backlit Definitive Technology Logo

    To highlight the integrated powered subwoofer and show that your speaker is receiving a signal, we’ve added an LED logo at its bottom front panel.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sound

      Posted
      CDUBYA
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This speaker sounds great and I highly recommend it if you can afford it. I bought this at a 20% off factory sale. Definitive Technology has this 20% off sale several times a year. Usually, they do a better sale for Black Friday and Christmas. Buy 2 front channel and get the center for free. On with my review. I have a def tech pro monitor 600 system that I added 2 pro mon 800 speakers to get 7.1 surround. I noticed that I was missing a lot of base from sound tracks as the subwoofer was busy with special effects. For fun, I replaced my 2 fronts with 2 old school pioneer speakers from my basement (12 in subs). I noticed a big improvement in sound quality. This is what led me to drop the cash on the CS9080. What an improvement it was! Movie soundtracks sound like they are supposed to and voices are so much clearer and easier to hear than before. NEVER forget that close to 90% of all movie sound comes through the center channel. For me, this was money well spent. Make sure you change the settings in your receiver though. My center channel was set for a small satellite speaker and was blocking the base. Once I changed it from small to large, it started thumping like it should.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just do it...

      Posted
      Retrogamertom
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      So I bought the 9080 towers after hearing the 9060s at the Brentwood Magnolia store. I was not disappointed, paired with rocket 44 audioquest speaker wire I dare you to find a closer actual theater experience. I was back and forth on spending the extra money on the 9080 center vs the 9060. I spent the money, got the 9080, and omg I can't explain how amazing this center channel is. I first used it with two small bookshelf speakers just to see how it would perform in the bass dept. No joke... this one center channel put out more bass than my 10 inch Klipsch reference premier sub. The center channel alone is capable of shaking your entire house with bass that grabs you in the chest. Yet, play something soft like jazz, or some Dean Martin, you can hear the wind whistling through the broccoli stuck in Dino's tooth. I will never buy another brand of speaker. Absolutely spend the money. You will not be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent so far

      Posted
      TripleB
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So I purchased this center (CS-9080HD) to replace my Deftech CLR 2002. The CLR 2002 was a very good sounding center and I had no particular problems with it. This new CS9080 sounds a tad better, it is a little brighter and sounds a little fuller. I am sure this is also due to the woofer and radiator this speaker has, compared to the CLR I was using. While it is pricey, I am pleased with the purchase. I am not a Def Tech fan boy, so if it sucked, I would tell it like it is. While this has a 300 watt built in Sub, I am powering my setup (5.2) with a Emotiva XPA and using a Denon AVR as a processor. My fronts are Deftech BP7002's and I was worried this wouldn't blend as well since the new Center is a newer generation but that was not the case. Out of the box it seemed a little "bright", but Audyysey correction dialed it back a bit. Overall, a great speaker if you are in the market.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      This Center Channel is Enormous...

      Posted
      Striker
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It's big enough to be the focal point in a room. I did take the dimensions and lay it out in my room, but when I got it in place, WOW. Anyway, it has great sound, however, I just couldn't get it to balance out in my sound field. For the price and not being totally happy with it, I had to return it. If I had been able to see and listen to it in a demo room, I would have never purchased it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Center channel speaker with powered sub

      Posted
      4KUHDBuyer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      What can you say about a $999.00 center channel for free. Outstanding. I took advantage of the 9080 CS speaker for free with the purchase of the 9080x Tower Speakers. The speaker is outstanding. However I have the speaker in a cabinet so it was necessary to turn the bass down to 1/4 of the highest setting to avoid too much bass vibration.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Why isn't this your center yet?

      Posted
      Navyvet
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      In all seriousness, it CS9080 is just another amazing center by Def tech. They never cease to amaze. The full sound spectrum of this paired with my def tech floor speakers is second to none. You get an awesome addition to run multiple subs. Remember bass management is key.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sound quality

      Posted
      Elvis
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I’m currently building my definitive technology audio set up this was the first speaker of seven I have bought in the last two months. the tone is very clear and the base is adjustable to an extreme level.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Truly powerful center

      Posted
      Justpe8709
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is truly a powerful center channel. The highs are clear and if you choose to turn the bass up it'll blow you away. The bass is so strong I have to turn my knob down because it can shake my AV stand.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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