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Definitive Technology CS8080HD

Definitive Technology CS8080HD
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Price: $1,000.00
Availability: In Stock
Model: CS8080HD
Manufacturer: Definitive Technology
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  Your center channel speaker holds your entire system together, so why would you let it be anything but the best? The Definitive Technology CS-8080HD gives you incredibly full sound with high-dispersion to fill your home theatre room. The built-in 5”x10” 300W subwoofer gives you bass response un-rivaled by most other center speakers, while a 1” aluminum dome tweeter sandwiched between two of Definitive Technology’s patented BDSS 5.5” midranges form a D’Appolito array to give you clear, ear-pleasing mids and highs. A Linear Response Waveguide spreads sound so that there’s never a bad seat in your home-theatre.


Center intelligence

You’ve done the research putting together your home theatre system. You know that the center channel speaker is one of the most important speakers in your system: responsible for dialogue in movies and television (which is nearly 60% of your sound); responsible for anchoring your sound; responsible for eliminating phantom sound images. You know that the experts say the best home theatre configuration is identical full-range speakers, spaced around your room. But you also know that you probably don’t want a floor standing full-range speaker in the middle of your television — you’ll never be able to see around it! Don’t worry; Definitive Technology understands that you don’t necessarily want a monolith in the middle of your viewing area, so they’ve created a full-range center channel to complement your surround system, while still being able to sit neatly on a shelf. With a wide range of sound (due to high quality drivers with a built-in subwoofer), you know that it will be a solid lynchpin in your home audio system — especially one using Definitive Technology’s high-quality bi-polar floorstanding speaker line

Free range, but always comes back to bass

Most center channel speakers are only allowed to stay in the upper ranges of sound. They rely on other speakers to make up any low-bass they can’t get to. Un-cage your sound, and let it roam through the full range of possibilities available to it with the CS8080HD center channel speaker. A built-in 5� x 10� 300W racetrack subwoofer with dual low-bass radiators allow the CS8080HD to truly give you expansive, high-impact sound from your center channel. This lets you hear sound from movies as the director intended, and opens up a more natural audio style for multi-channel music.

A different kind of HD

Everyone has a different favorite spot in the home theatre room — that one spot that’s been worn down exactly to fit them. Unfortunately though, not all of those spots can be in the center of the room (that’s your spot), but you don’t want anyone to miss out on the amazing sound just because they’re sitting further to the right of the speaker. That’s where HD comes in. No, not high-definition — high dispersion. The CS8080HD center channel speaker uses Definitive Technology’s patented balanced double surround system midranges to make sure that sound goes to all corners of your home-theatre room. Their Linear Response Waveguide smoothes out off-axis frequencies so there’s no distortion even at extreme angles of listening. The up-firing subwoofer makes sure that bass is spread evenly throughout the room, giving you a full range of sound. Don’t worry about having to give up your favorite spot just so you can hear what’s happening.

D'clarity is d'key

High dispersion is all well and good, but what your really crave from a speaker like this is clarity of sound. Don’t worry — the CS8080HD has you covered. The front facing speakers are arranged with a tweeter sandwiched between two midranges, in a configuration called a D’Appolito array. The midranges use Definitive Technologies' patented BDSS, while the tweeters are ceramic-coated aluminum domes. So what does all this technical stuff mean to you? More accurate, ear-pleasing sound. The CS8080HD is able to produce an accurate, wide-range of sound using the BDSS midranges, while the D’Appolito array lets it roll with quick frequency changes without causing distortion to the sound coming from the speaker. Meanwhile, the tweeters give you an expanded range of available highs without sounding tinny or sharp to the ear. We think that great sounding, dynamic audio is an arrangement anyone can live with.

A sound connection

It’s a cruel fact, most speakers don’t come with their own wire, and those that do usually don’t come with wire worth its salt. When you’re looking at a high quality speaker like this, you want to make sure that you’re getting speaker wire that’s going to complement the incredible sound you’re looking forward to hearing. Check out the accessories tab on our web site, or call the 800-number above to talk with one of experts about getting the exact connections you’ll need!


Comparison Specifications

  • Power Rating: 20W - 300W
  • Impedance: 8ohms
  • Tweeter: 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • Midrange: 2 5.25" BDSS drivers
  • Woofer: 5" x 10" racetrack 300W active subwoofer / 2 5" x 10" racetrack pressure coupled low-bass radiators
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30kHz
  • MDF non-resonant, low-diffraction cabinet

Additional Specifications

  • D'Appolito front array
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Inputs: 1 pair of 5-way binding posts / 1 LFE
  • Signal sensing auto on/off
  • Power Requirements: AC 110V/60Hz

Dimensional Specifications

  • Dimensions: 23.5" W x 6.75" H x 14" D
  • Weight: 33lbs







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