Upgraded to CS-8040 HD from Pro Center 1000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Hope this info helps potential buyers of either a Pro Center 1000 or CS-8040HD. I originally had ProMonitor 800's for L/R and ProCenter 1000, great setup and sounded fantastic. I moved to a larger space and finally had a living room to support speakers with a larger footprint. Nothing against the performance of the ProM & ProC I had, just wanted more. Then I purchased the BP8020ST's when they went on sale... the ProCenter1000 still did a good job keeping up with the towers most of the time but I felt it was lacking a some mid range when an action scene was dialed up. Grabbed the 8040 center and it is fantastic. Matches the towers perfectly and the SR8040 rears.... the ONLY thing I have to say is that it is big. I considered the mythos 7 because of its smaller footprint but I am getting used to it as I did not want the center to sound "tiny" compared to my mains, not necessarily saying that it would... Also, I am somewhat OCD about matching the line of speakers (ie.. BP vs Mythos) All DT's blend and sound great together. Side note: powering with Marantz SR5010 - Great match if you're considering a receiver too. Great experience working with Otis, he helped me build this out for the last few months as I was doing it in stages. Can't beat the sale on the BP Series. Thanks
Pros: Clarity, midrange, bass. One thing to note, I went with this over the 8060 because I didn't want to run Y splitter for the 3rd sub cable and the bass radiator plays perfectly. Gives subtle bass when need but doesn't overpower the dialogue.
Cons: None. The only thing I will note is that it is big, bigger than I thought but at the end of the day with a all BP's it looks like a proper home theater setup vs a HTIB.