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Definitive Technology - High-Performance 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

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    rmjcvel
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    So I was really lucky that my Sony center channel speaker failed as I was able to stumble across this center channel speaker. It truely changed how we watch/listened to TV. Our theater room size is approx 40' x 15' and we have a 7.1 Pioneer Elite receiver head-unit. I was about ditch the center speaker for a ($800) passive sound bar however, the "on the floor" sales guy in the Signal Hill Magnolia Room really knew his stuff and convinced me to reconsider. The highs, mids and lows from this center channel are crisp and clear. The bass radiator compliments the sub-woofer nicely and vocals are brought to the forefront much more than before. Distant vocals-say someone talking in a movie from down a hall, at a distant, or background dialog are much more audible. We were able to achieve a more realistic theater audio sound simply by adding this center channel. The only con is the unique size-It is larger than most receivers-but I'm still giving it 5 stars as I am really impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets

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    ScubaPro
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    I have the Def Tech 9040 towers, power cube sub woofer, rear surrounds and atmos height speakers, so it also made sense to also add this matching center channel speaker. In choosing speakers for Home Theater, (to my ear) it's best when the timbre of all the speakers match and such is the case here. The clarity and detail of this center channel speaker is at the highest level and very difficult to improve upon when paired with other matching Def Tech speakers. In the world of audio equipment, it's really more about personal preference than anything else, and most audiophiles and sound buffs will have very strong opinions about what they feel offers the best experience. In that vein, to my ear Def Tech speakers are about as good as it gets for Home Theater!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center speaker

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    GSKOGS
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    I got this when Best Buy (or maybe Def Tech) was running the promotion to get a free center speaker when buying a set of towers. I upgraded my Def Tech towers so at the same time I upgraded my old Def Tech center speaker. I loved my old Def Tech center speaker which got rave reviews everywhere on the internet, but this one is much better than the old one. (about 8 years old) Voices are much clearer and stand out even with sound effects going on through the towers and surround speakers. Getting this speaker makes me even happier with my purchase of the Def Tech towers. (BTW, Def Tech support is great with questions as well!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oh, that's what I was missing!

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    danbrockman
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    I bought the Definitive Technology 9080x tower speakers several months back and thought they'd be all I'd ever want, because they are so darned good! But voices were getting lost, so I got a center channel. I opted for the 9040CS because I couldn't justify another powered subwoofer for the center channel (i.e. the 9080CS). I was right to save the money. My Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 amplifier runs a diagnostic to balance each speaker's performance, so this center channel sounds just fine with its bigger tower companions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Center speaker high quality

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    Canary
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    After listening to the new Definitive Technology D7 bookshelf speakers I was amazed at the quality of sound from small speakers. But then when I added the Def Tech center speaker I was even more amazed at the clarity, purity and depth of sound for movies and for enjoying classical music. Even without a sub the bass is very satisfying. For a smaller room these speakers along with a quality receiver are all you need for high performance sound at reasonable prices. Later I plan to add two more rear speakers for surround sound. Thanks to the Magnolia guys at Best Buy for providing great advice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One awesome sounding stereo

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    Junebug
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    I finally got the Ways and Means to build the perfect stereo for myself finally got older and I wanted audiophile quality so I bought the standard definition 9020 speakers a big O Yamaha 1200 W amp in bed just really sounds great I would recommend a Best Buy is Magnolia room to anybody . The service at my local store is very prompt in with it they know my name and they always make sure I have what I want when I leave thank you regards Paul

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

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    Aeroman46
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    This center channel speaker without the powered subwoofer is a great match to my front Definitive towers (with powered subwoofers) and rear 6 1/2 inch Definitive in ceiling speakers. Voice projection and clarity greatly improved over my older Definitive Pro 1000. High quality enclosure. I did cover the silver accent bands on the front with black tape to make the speaker all black and not visible or distracting to the eye when watching TV at night. Otherwise great design and as expected the usual high quality from Definitive. Excellent service from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome center channel speaker

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    clipboard
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    Bought this speaker to replace a 4yr old Polk C10. This speaker is fantastic. Makes dialog crystal clear. The added bass from the passive woofer on top gives plenty of punch. I'm most certainly a Definative Technology speaker lover from now on. I compared this to a comparable Bowers & Wilkins center at BB Magnolia. I preferred this one because of its bass extention. Although priced higher, I believe it's worth every penny. Next to replace my tower's with some Def Tech super towers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a beast!

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    Bill
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    I wasn't planning on a center channel but when you realize just how much it adds to the sound dimension for home theater experience, it is really a must and this is a high end for those systems. I've been using sound bars (and high end ones, at that) for years but having the separate components (though costly) is an incredible auditory upgrade and this speaker plays a big part. Be ready, this is a large component but boy does it do a great job. Couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding center

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    Sheppard
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    I bought this to replace a kilpsh r-34c center channel. Dialogue is very clear, it has good bass which isn't really necessary when running a sub. But currently it's not being used on the avr, so i don't know how it's been calibrated. Overall very happy with the purchase. The sound is a lot more natural coming from this as opposed to the klipsch due to the lower db sensitivity rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great

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    Miguel
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    Got these speakers because they were on sale. Was interested in having great sound quality speakers for movies and music. Did not expect these to be as great as they are. Looked around the internet to see how to properly plug them in using cables that were not included like the subwoofer cable. These speakers did not disappoint. If I could go back I would buy the next model up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good center speaker

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    Qpking
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    If you want to set up a serous sound theater system for you house, you need to invest in the center speaker. I tried a lot of different brands and finally got this one. By far it is better than other brands. I may upgrade it to the next up level as that one has a dedicated subwoofer built in. Overall it is a good center speaker

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hear Every word in your movies

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    Sven33
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    Listened to the Definitive Technology Center channel speaker in the Magnolia studio at our local BestBuy, and was very impressed with how well it brought forward the movie dialogue when compared to comparable speakers in the same price range. Really adds to our movie enjoyment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Five+ Stars!

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    Fran
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    I am really picky about center channel speakers. I can never hear speech clearly with other products I’ve purchased and I’ve been disappointed. Fear not!!! I am extremely happy with this center channel speaker. I have a table under my Sony 75inch TV that I have placed my center channel speaker on. Theater chairs about 10-12 feet away. Clarity with speech is incredible!! Would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound!

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    Cathy
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    After numerous attempts for finding a good sounding combination of speakers to offer a simulated surround sound experience (with my LG OLED 65" and Yamaha receiver), this DT center speaker was the 3rd and final center channel added to my DT Tower speakers (Model: BP-9020ST). OMG, the upgrade 'from' the ProCenter 1000 to this center channel was worth every dollar spent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clarity and bass

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    Manny
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    I listened to Klipsch and Samsung center channel speakers before deciding on this Definitive Technology speaker. It has a sub which provides bass and the clarity from the tweeters when people are speaking put it over the top for me. Kinda pricey but worth it. You can hear the difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than my ML Center channel

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    RoyMidlo
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    I was pleasantly surprised at how much better sounding this center channel was over my Martin Logan.Motion 8. I have always been a ML fan but felt the Motion Series sounded muted. The Def Tech sounds more open and with more bass. The difference is not subtile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound

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    moviefreak
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    I'm extremely pleased with my def tech speakers. I also upgraded two floor speakers with def tech as well and the sound has improved greatly. I especially like the clarity of the center speaker. I used to have occasional issues with muddled conversations in films but so far, so good. Even though my old unit was def tech, this model is a definitive improvement!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure clarity!

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    dscotta
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    This center channel speaker does a great job of producing clear and concise dialog, making it very easy at even low volumes to understand what is being said. Combined with the Definitive Technologies towers and surround speakers, I couldn't be happier with how movies with great sound tracks sound! Recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

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    Daryl
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    I was very pleasantly surprised with this item, my previous Center Speaker sounded terrible compared to this one. With our recent purchase of the 75 inch Sony flat screen this is a perfect match to complete our overall surround sound system. Sound is crisp, voices are clear. Would recommend a listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend