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

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Piece of Audio Equipment

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    Monsdomain
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    I initially purchased the CS9040 and was a bit underwhelmed with my upgrade from a 12 year old Klipsch center channel speaker. Kept it a couple of weeks listening to a variety of source materials both music and movies but it left me longing for the WOW factor. Don't get me wrong, the improvement is noticeable but just not worth the $400 price tag in my opinion. Told myself If I'm paying that much for a CS anyway, I might as well be happy with it and and not have remorse of what could have been so I gave the CS9060 a try. Happy to say that the difference is amazing! Dialogues are clearer and crisper than the 9040 and the subtle rumble that comes out of the speaker from characters with deeper voice is present and much more defined. Something a dedicated sub woofer won't catch. The speaker sounds so clear that I actually had to stick my ear close to the front L/R speakers to check if dialogues are bleeding in to them but it's all the 9060 producing it. I was also afraid the built in sub was an overkill to my set up but it nicely complimented my decicated sub woofer. It provides a wider soundstage for the bass that's room filling regardless of listening position. It's currently hooked up to a Denon AVR3300 and paired with Infinity Reference towers. Unfortunately the timber between speakers is noticeably different so I ended up upgrading them to the BP9040s as well and together they sound fantastic! All in the CS9060 is a good investment if you're not getting what you need from your CS but a word of caution to the budget conscious...it will make you want to upgrade the rest of your speakers once you hook this baby up to a non-DT set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Center channel speaker

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    ias2018
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    Center channel is heart of the home theater system, it has to be the best speaker in the system, as this is the work horse. I had the CS8060 version (last generation) in a different system, when the time came to setup my basement HT system this was on top of my list, as i want to use the voice matching Mythos i already have for ATMOS, i bought the tower 9060 and use Mythos GEM as my 4 Atmos height speakers, SM 55 is surround with SC6000 as Subwoofer. this center channel doesn't disappoint me. voice is clear with a deep bass to it. it complements the 9060 very well, it is powered by Marantz 6013, i wish i would have bought them earlier when they are free with towers purchase. D Logo is nice touch, the brightness is just enough for cool touch. Aluminum on the edges added to nice looks also. As this system is in large open area sound is very immersing. if one has room i would always recommend the large center channel speakers. so my system is 5.2.4 Dolby ATMOS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center

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    PWPhoto
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    I bought a one of these to upgrade my existing center channel in my home theater system. What a HUGE difference it made. The 8" powered sub in it really helps fill out the lows across my entire front sound stage as it should be. It allowed my center to sound as it is supposed to sound. It isnt not that big size wise, but it packs tremendous sound. I paired this with a pair of the 9040 towers and a Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 AV Reciever and I now have the front soundstage I have wanted. Def Tech recommends not using the auto sound setup of AV receivers on their towers and centers. I wiped all my settings and inputted the distance using a laser measuring tool and set the channel levels via a db meter. My system has never sounded as good, much less better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unreal

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    Moby
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    Didn't realize how big a gap my center channel was until I bought this. Worth stepping up a model for the powered woofer. Fuller sound than I imagined possible from my home system. Paired these with 9040 towers and 9080 surrounds and a supercube for a great setup that complement each other. Amazed at how much I had to reduce levels on my receiver due to the big increase in output over my old setup. If you want a center that can give you good performance and dialogue you can actually hear this is it. Takes a fair amount of space, but looks great on my console with the 78 curved tv above it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic center channel

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    edsolo
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    I initially purchased the cs9040 but upgraded to the cs9060. It had a powered sub for more range that is noticeable with movies with a lot of dialog. I'm running it from a denon x4500h. Next purchase will be the 9060 towers to match because this center channel will over run any lower model speaker. Can't wait until my system is complete. It's expensive but when it's complete I'll have no need to upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT SPEAKER

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    SmallBusinessOwner
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    I have moderate service related hearing loss. I've been using a sound bar for my TV for a few years and still either can't hear or have to turn it up so loud its obnoxious to others. I used this speaker for my front sound coupled with a Yamaha receiver and other Definitive Technology speakers. Sounds is crystal clear and full without being obnoxious. I wish I hadn't waited so long to do it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear and full spectrun

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    explore42
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    I wanted to replace my home theater speakers and chose the Def Tech BP series. This center speaker is very clear and because it has a sub woofer built in it adds some additional low frequency response separate of the main sub. I think most center speakers lack that lower mid range and this speaker has it covered. It nicely matches the BP9060s for tonal balance and I highly recommend getting this center if you are planning on buying the towers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I replace a Boston Accustics center channel

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    Patsuep143
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    I replaced my Boston Acustics center channel and am totaly happy with the center channel and would recommend this center channel to go along with my Def tech Towers 9060 Def Tech Height speakers A90 music cast 20 wireless rear speakers and Heart and soul of my system Yamaha RXA2080AVENTAGE9.2 Receiver

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    speaker did exactly what I wanted it to.

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    rmedrb
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    The geekers came and set up my new speaker, took away the old one as it was a blown speaker, coordinated all the sounds as they were supposed to be, tweaked the spoken voices just a bit higher and now we can easily hear the spoken word along with the background music perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dev Tech Center Sounds Amazing!

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    FatalSports
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    I purchased the 9060 towers, 9060 center, and the 9080 surrounds. Everything sounds amazing! I couldn't be happier, though I will say that I have a friend who has 8060s and his sounds almost the same as my setup...so if you can still find 8060s (they are half the price of the 9060s) and sound pretty similar. Aside from that...LOVE these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center channel speaker

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    Diane
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    I was going to purchase a smaller center channel speaker when I purchased my DT towers. However, as part of a holiday sale, this center channel speaker was included with the purchase of two speaker towers. I am very happy the center channel speaker was on sale but also because it delivers exceptional audio. It is a win - win for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Center speaker

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    Sohail
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    I Have added 9060 cs to my home theater system with 9080x tower and denon receiver. Overall pretty satisfied with it. I thought of gettin 9080 cs but the extra cost was not justifiable to me. The voice quality is great. Overall a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for home theater

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    MSingh
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    I own center channel with two 9060 tower speakers. The plan is to eventually add rear speakers to make it 5.1. already the music is very satisfactory in its quality. It's obviously better than bose soundtouch 130 in my living room which is no surprise, but is also better than burmeister speakers of my car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Conary
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    I can't think of another word to describe this baby which is not, AMAZING . For most people they don't even need a sub woofer if they have this SC speaker , it has an amazing sound and the base is incredible. If you're really serious about home theater speakers, and you don't care about it size, this is it ,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent center speaker

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    DRKGHST21
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    This is a replacement center speaker for my existing Definitive sound system. The voices are clean and the balance with the other speakers are very good. I had some issues with the powered sub and never really got it resolved, so that's why it's 4 stars and not 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply...wow

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    Audiophile
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    My first thought after hearing the 9060 floor speakers was “I don’t need a center.” Then I hooked it up and became immersed in the sound of perfection. Now when I watch a movie...I am lost in movie nirvana...wow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creates awesome centering experience!

    Posted
    old1dude
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    Purchased this to replace an aging Bose center speaker and the difference was immediate. Having added bass from a center channel is unbelievable, both watching movies as well as listening to music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent center speaker

    Posted
    BWalt
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    Completes the 9060 set of front speakers and sounds awesome. The speaker is designed to provide the correct timbre. It does so perfectly. Also opens up more home theatre sound options on my pioneer receiver. Don’t hesitate to add to your system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Center Channel Speaker

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    MikeB
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    This center channel brings out good mid and highs along with providing some decent bass with its 8 inch bass speaker. I received this center for free as part of a promotion when I purchased the towers and am pleased with its performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with my upgrade

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    aro18
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    I had the 1000 center channel but wanted to upgrade. After reading the reviews both here, Amazon and AVS forum I decided to go ahead, I’m so glad I did. My system sounds much better and looks great with the D9 speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend