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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just do it...

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    Retrogamertom
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    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 Sound

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    CDUBYA
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    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

    Excellent sound

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    CDUBYA
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    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

    Excellent so far

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    TripleB
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!!!!

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    dtsman
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    The center channel is a very important aspect of your home theater. This speaker excels at reproducing all aspects of sound design. You hear everything! Voices, effects, etc all are delivered with clarity and detail. You won't regret your purchase. Select high quality speaker wire and experiment with the woofer knob. Keep in mind that this center will need to be plugged into an outlet. It weighs about 37 lbs so please take this into consideration when deciding placement. Buy one!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing ! Superb ! Perfect sound recreation

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    Vishnu
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    Definitive Technology - Thumbs up, This 9080 series speakers are the best and top in line from the company. Every piece of tech is so meticulously embedded in this center channel is a masterpiece work. The design, quality, sturdiness, sound reproduction, woofer integrated. This is the best we can get in market. thank you Best Buy for getting the item shipped to my home. I give 5 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Center Channel is Enormous...

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    Striker
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    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

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    4KUHDBuyer
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    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

    Awesome front speakers with Atmos on board

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    fleejl50
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    I bought these speakers over the klipsch reference after doing a lot of research. I have had Klipsch speakers and these things are phenomenal. The sound is clear without muffle and they work great with the marantz SR 6013 av. Very happy with definitive technology speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why isn't this your center yet?

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    Navyvet
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    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

    I wish I could give 10 stars!

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    Robert
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    This center channel revolutionized my home theater experience. I had a Def Tech Mythos Center previously, but this center BLOWS it away. The dialogue is clear and crisp; the mis and lows are felt as well. Amazing speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dialogue in Action Movies = Crystal Clear

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    Jorman
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    I bought these to center a pair of 9080STs and they are perfect for action movies. Character conversations in between explosions, hovering helicopters, and car crashes? No problem. This speaker can handle it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly powerful center

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    Justpe8709
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality

    Posted
    Elvis
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    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

    Crisp Sound

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    AWAG
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    Solid product... Very loud and clear! Im certainly no expert, but I am incredibly picky and love music. This center channel is very nice and sounds great, also looks nice and clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Center Channel out there

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    Lamie
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    These Definitive Technology center channel does not disappoint. The sound is intense and the clarity is out of this world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound!

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    Drgaston83
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    Bought this to match my definitive technology towers and it made a world of a difference. Great midrange.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    PDT84
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    Upgraded from a Definitive Technology pro center 2000. Bought it through the end of year package along with the 9080x. Very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Value

    Posted
    Pickpockets
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    Don’t spend the money on the upgrade, just get the entry center speaker if you’re grouping it with 3-way towers w/subs

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome center channel

    Posted
    TygerBoss
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    It doesn't get any better. The fullness of sound is 2nd to none. You simply can't go wrong with def tech

    I would recommend this to a friend