Definitive Technology High-Performance Center Channel Speaker With Integrated 8 Inch Powered Subwoofer and Bass Radiator - CS9080

Model #:CS9080 , UPC #:747192126476

CS9080 Center Channel Speaker

The Ultimate Full Range Home Cinema Center

The CS9080 delivers unmatched full range performance from your home cinema center channel—you’ll hear and feel every thrilling moment—from vocals, to score, to special effects— with nuanced detail and incredible impact.

The Best Seat in the House

Balanced Double Surround System™

Maximum Bass Impact

Integrated 8" Powered Subwoofer and Bass Radiator

Crystal Clear Highs

Aluminum Dome Tweeters

Full Range Performance

Powerfully Clear

The CS9080 features high-performance BDSS mid/bass drivers, aluminum dome tweeters, and an integrated 8" powered subwoofer and bass radiator with Intelligent Bass Control. With the CS9080, you’ll hear center channel audio with a level of clarity and impact that’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

Integrated 8" Subwoofer and Bass Radiator for maximum impact

The center channel is critical for more than just vocal clarity, it is also the location of much of the sound effects audio in films. Where most competitive center channel offerings narrowly focus only on reproducing voice dialog, the CS9080 integrates a powered 8" subwoofer and a passive 8" bass radiator for maximum impact—front and center where you expect it. In addition, the presence of a subwoofer in the center of your soundfield ensures more even bass distribution throughout the room.

Balanced Double Surround System™ for the best seat in the house

At the heart of the CS9080’s speaker array are two innovative 5.25" Balanced Double Surround System™ drivers, designed to always place you in the best seat in the house. BDSS improves driver excursion, allowing the CS9080’s mid/bass drivers to play lower and blend with its built-in subwoofer and bass radiator. Because this technology is utilized across the entire BP9000 Series, when integrated with other BP9000 models, the CS9080 contributes to a more uniform midrange soundstage throughout your listening environment. That means anchored, centrally focused dialog; full range reproduction of scores and sound effects; and a seamless flow of panned audio from loudspeaker to loudspeaker.

Intelligent Bass Control for punch with clarity

Intelligent Bass Control, a Definitive Technology exclusive, enables you to experience powerfully impactful bass performance from the CS9080 without sacrificing optimal midrange clarity. Intelligent Bass Control achieves this by utilizing 56-bit digital signal processing to allow boosting of the bottom two octaves of your signal, without altering the bass-to-midbass blending or crossover point. With Intelligent Bass Control, you have the power to enjoy deep center bass without drowning out the dialog.

Aluminum Dome Tweeters for crystal clear highs

The CS9080’s Aluminum Dome Tweeters feature ultralight, rigid construction that enables them to play significantly higher frequencies than we can hear with incredibly fast and accurate transient response. This provides effortless, distortion-free performance within and beyond the audible range—perfect for the enjoyment of high resolution audio.

Details Make The Difference

Designed for Performance

It’s not just the massive bass and detailed driver performance that make the CS9080 an integral component of the ultimate home theater sound system. We left no stone unturned in engineering the optimal center channel experience and the CS9080 features resonance-free cabinetry and a disappearing design that’s ideal for movie night.

Anti-Resonant Construction for clean and powerful sound

Strategically-placed bracing with aircraft grade aluminum creates maximum rigidity and contributes to a totally inert, resonance-free cabinet, providing improved accuracy for the CS9080.

Disappearing Design for focus on what matters

The CS9080 is wrapped in an acoustically transparent black cloth grille that won’t affect the sound. And as soon as you dim the lights, they disappear into your room—so you can focus on the movie, not your speakers.

Beautiful Music, Too

Not Just for Home Cinema

All the advances that make the BP9000 series the ultimate home cinema speaker system apply to beautiful music reproduction as well. That’s why the CS9080 is also revered for its extraordinary musicality—it’s like sitting with the mix engineer when watching concerts or music videos, or when listening to multichannel audio from FLAC, Blu-ray or SACD sources.

Total Frequency Response24 Hz → 40,000 Hz
Front Array Driver Complement (1)  1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) Aluminum Dome Tweeter, (2)  5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) Midrange, (1)  8" (20.32 cm) d (Round) Subwoofer, (1) 10" (25.4 cm) d (Round) Bass Radiator
Enclosure TypeAcoustically Tuned Vent
Weight36 lbs (16.33 kg)
Depth14.25" (36.2 cm)
Width23.11" (58.7 cm)
Availability US
Height7" (17.78 cm)
Total Pieces1
Original Purchaser OnlyYes
Drivers Warranty5 years
Cabinet Warranty5 years
Total Pieces1
Electronics Warranty3 years
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Max Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)91 dB
Amplifier ClassClass D
Audio Inputs LFE (optional)
Speaker Inputs(1) Pair of 5Way Binding Posts Gold Plated

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