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Definitive Technology CS8040HD

Definitive Technology CS8040HD
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Price: $500.00
Availability: In Stock
Model: CS8040HD
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-8040HD gives you incredibly full sound with high-dispersion to fill your home theatre room. 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, while its passive radiator boosts the bass response to give you a much more full range of sound. Definitive Technology's patent pending 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 center channel with a much more full range 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 passive radiator to improve bass response), 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.

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 CS8040HD 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. 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 CS8040HD 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 CS8040HD 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 - 200W
  • Impedance: 8ohms
  • Tweeter: 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • Midrange: 2 4.5" BDSS drivers
  • Woofer: 1 5" x 10" racetrack pressure coupled low-bass radiators
  • Crossover: small, 80Hz
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 30kHz
  • MDF non-resonant, low-diffraction cabinet

Additional Specifications

  • D'Appolito front array
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Inputs: 1 pair of 5-way binding posts

Dimensional Specifications

  • Dimensions: 23.5" W x 6.75" H x 14" D
  • Weight: 20lbs



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Definitive Technology CS8040HD
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