Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Center channel speaker (Black)

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Impressive center channel sound from a sleek speaker

The ProCenter 1000 delivers impressive home theater sound quality at an affordable price. This compact, easy-to-use speaker reproduces crystal-clear dialogue and true-to-life sound effects — perfect for thrilling home theater performance.

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High-tech drivers for rich sound


Both 4-1/2" woofers produce natural-sounding dialog, while lower frequencies are turbocharged by 4-1/2" bass radiators at both ends of the cabinet (see above). This clever design doubles the lower-midrange radiating area without increasing the size of the enclosure. A 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter produces extended highs that reveal nuance and subtle detail without a trace of edginess.

Compact, easy-to-place speaker

Size comparison

You can place the ProCenter 1000 on a shelf using the included leveler foot, or mount it on your wall using using optional brackets. This speaker is voice-matched with Definitive's complete ProCinema series, and can be paired with any ProCinema surround or subwoofer. To create a high-performance ProCinema 800 system, pair the ProCenter 1000 with four ProMonitor 800 satellites and a ProSub 800.

BDSS drivers

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Did you know?
Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.

Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to any TV
  • frequency response 47-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • two 4-1/2" BDSS bass/midrange drivers pressure-coupled to two 4-1/2" bass radiators
  • 5-way binding posts
  • non-resonant PolyStone cabinet
  • gloss black finish
  • adjustable leveler foot
  • 14-5/8" W x 4-7/8"H x 5"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Your home theater's most important speaker

The center channel speaker is the workhorse in a home theater system. It has to reproduce clear dialogue and special effects that keep your eyes and ears glued to the movie action. A high-quality center speaker is a great investment for any surround sound setup. Try to choose one that's as closely matched as possible to your front right and left speakers, so that as sound moves across the front stage, it stays seamlessly realistic.

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Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By Benztek, Santa Monica ca on Monday, November 02, 2015

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Awesome great sound and compact.

Cons: So far so good

Excellent Center Speaker

Written By daa, California on Friday, September 25, 2015

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I bought the Mirage Nanosat system a few years back and always had a feeling the center speaker could be better. I finally asked Crutchfield what they recommended and they suggested the ProCenter 1000. I'm so glad I followed their recommendation. Before, the dialogue in movies always seemed drowned out. With the ProCenter 1000 the difference is like night and day. This is an excellent speaker and I definitely recommend it.

great center speaker

Written By the nimrod, California on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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great small center sound speaker for my home theater room. hard to find white center speakers with matching right and left speakers.

Pros: looks and sounds great. half the size of my previous center speaker with twice the sound.

Cons: none

Music is awsome

Written By TonyD, Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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I listens to a concert DVD that I had for years and I heard instructions playing that I never heard - wonderful!

Pros: Small design fits well under the TV.

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 Center speaker

Written By Tom B, Rochester, New York on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Speaker works well with the 6 Pro Monitor 800 bookshelf speakers. Very clear and powerful.

Super center channel

Written By Luis, Puerto rico,US on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Excelent speaker. Love it for my 12'x12' room.

Pros: -super sound from tiny speaker. -clear and firm.

Cons: None

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By ChazC, the Washington, DC Area on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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This speaker more than meets my expectations. Great sound quality, with crisp, clear vocals. Great size. Fits neatly under my TV

Pros: Great sound quality and great size

Cons: None so far

Definitive Pro 10000 center speaker. I bought this spur. to replace a

Written By Anonymous, Tacoma WA on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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No significant improvement from my old old. low end JBL center speaker I'm replacing for trial right now. Honestly I think my JBL center is just as good or better. I will eventually set up the pro 1000 to replace a 5.1 sound bar set up but I still have not decided on a receiver.

The perfect center speaker

Written By BobP, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 23, 2015

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Excellent product, flawless finish, nicely done. Sound is bright, crisp and clear with a decent response.

Pros: Compact size Black gloss piano finish Clean sound Compact size Adjustable foot pad to raise/lower sound listening field Lovely piece of technology made to meet my expectations.

Cons: None.

Pure sound

Written By Ryan, Salina Ks on Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Very pure and rich sound

Pros: Very accurate reproduction

Cons: depth it will stand out well past your Tv if mounted to the wall

Great sound

Written By clarehills, San Diego CA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Fantastic sound - looks great. Bought this center speaker as part of the DT surround sound package. The sound, along with the corner speakers and the bass subwoofer is fabulous

Pros: Looks good, excellent sound

Cons: None so far

As advertised

Written By Bob C, Nashville, TN on Friday, October 03, 2014

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This is a great quality, center channel speaker. The open box was a great deal as well. No complaints. The product looks good and functions as intended. Crutchfield's service is prompt and professional.

Pros: Sounds good, looks good, just works

Cons: None yet

Great for small room surround systems

Written By Rick H, apollo Beach Fl on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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My "man cave" is pretty small----11'x11' and I needed an up-grade for my center channel speaker. Since that speaker sits in front of my TV, it couldnt be too tall. This unit really meets all my requirements. It sounds great, whether it's watching a blu-ray movie or listening to music. I dont know if it would be powerful enough to work well in a large room for surround sound but I think it just might. Before you spend $300+ for a center channel speaker, check this baby out. I think it's rated for up to 200 watts.

Pros: Great sound, low profile

Cons: none so far

Good performer

Written By AlanI, Houston Tx on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Very compact but wide freq range with power

only choice

Written By Anonymous, il on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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was the only one that would fit above the fireplace mantelthe sound is goodand was only one that would fit

Pros: it fits sounds good

Cons: price is high the sound is good but not great a lot of better center channelout therefor around the same pricebut unfortunately none that would fitso space is a concern this is a good one if not you can do better

I'd buy this again

Written By Giuseppe, Michigan on Friday, May 23, 2014

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I've purchased this speaker to substitute a Pro600 central one. Nothing wrong with it, I just have a large room and I need more volume to hear the dialogues better. Oh boy if this toy does the job! I was so please right away! The quality is impeccable and the sound is crystal clear! I've purchased this as open box to save a little and the product looked immaculate (honestly, it is truly an open box, someone bought it, opened, tried it, didn't like it, put it back in the box).

Pros: Quality, design and price

Cons: none

sexy in white !

Written By stubert, topanga, ca on Saturday, April 12, 2014

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i bought this because of reviews and more Importantly the size ! sounds like a stupid comment, but i have a built in shelf above tv, that is narrow and not very deep. the dimensions of this speaker fitted perfectly, also because the shelf was white, the fact that it came in white, was huge bonus.apart from all that, i wanted some thing that would perform well, with my NHT front speakers and onkyo receiver, the reviews were good, so i went with this model. like the sound so far and apparently after break in period it will sound even better. ( can't wait ).

Pros: great look and sound

Cons: not sure yet (:

DefTech ProCenter 1000

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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I purchased a new home and left my speaker system in my old house (ProCenter 1000, (4) ProMonitor 800's) and did not hesitate to repurchase the same system even though my new house has a larger family room. The system actually sounds better due to the spacing of the speakers I was able to achieve in the new home even thought the room is 40% larger. My center channel is a bit lower and ther R/L/surrounds are higher and wider providing better separation. Additionally, I designed and built a custom mantle around my fireplace that embeds the ProCenter 1000 in the middle, so size was also a consideration.

Pros: Great size from a small speker; available in white.

Cons: None.

Great center channel speaker

Written By Dave, Chicago on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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I was looking for a high quality, yet unobtrusive center channel speaker and this is definitely it. It's compact, great looking and has great sound. It's also priced well so I highly recommend it.

Pros: Size, appearance, sound quality.

Cons: None, but I did consider the wall mounting brackets which are pricey. I ended up not buying them and am glad I passed.

Good Sound

Written By HumboldtRick, Eureka, CA on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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I got the ProCinema 1000 system and it sounds really good. I just got the system set up, and they sound pretty good already. I'm running a Pioneer SC-1222-K digital amp (120W per channel @ 8 ohms). There's a lot to learn with this system, and there's still some adjusting to do, but I'm really satisfied with the sonic reproduction so far. For the record, I've been completely hooked on the sound of my Denon PMA-777 and KEF 104/2 with Kube for 30 years and have never found anything that sounds as sweet, and that includes this system. That being said, this is one of the best sounding 5.1 speaker systems I've heard. The 1000 is sufficient for my small room; I'm sure the 2000 is also great if you need it.

Pros: Sound great Look good

Cons: Inset wire posts make it hard to use bare wires, banana plugs are a must Shiny black finish collects dust (OK, that's more because I live in a rural setting, and everything's dusty!)


Written By Anonymous, Mankato mn on Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Big crisp sound from a small package

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By cody, mccleary,wa on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Works well with my denon receiver

Pros: Sounds great

Great center speaker

Written By Rich B, Montvale, Nj on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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The Definitive Tech ProCenter 1000 is a solid center speaker for our large master bedroom. It can be easily mounted on the wall with two ProMounts. I got the white model, and this also complements a pair of white front Polk Audio OWM3 speakers.

Pros: Great sound and look.

Cons: None

Great sound

Written By Anonymous, New York on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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I love how its sound in my apartment

Excellent addition

Written By Steve A, Yorkville, IL on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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I used the reviews posted for this product choice and couldn't be more happy with the install. This center channel is driven by a Denon AVR 1613. Adding this center channel has improved the video and audio experience tremendously. highly recommended.

Pros: easy set up, arrived from Crutchfield with no damage.

Cons: none

Matched well with other DT speakers

Written By Steve, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Very satisfied. This center speaker matched very well with my BP7006 towers and 450 Studio monitors acting as surrounds. This center channel completes this A/V setup. Cosmetics are nice too. Arrived quickly and well packaged by DT & Crutchfield. Couldn't be happier.

Pros: excellent quality, reasonable price.

Cons: none

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By gfr, Tacoma, WA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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easy to install with center speaker I have sound all around me.

Pros: small and fits under my TV table

Cons: none

Great Center Speaker

Written By Killerjimbo, Reading, Pa on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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I'm one of those guys who is hard to satisfy. I try many different products until I am satisfied that I have found the very best that my budget will buy. Well, after trying probably seven different sound bars including a $2000 job I decided to go back to a receiver and separate speakers. This is the third set of separates I am trying and these will be my last. My previous set was the Polk Blackstone TL3's and they were very good. Nothing bad at all to say about them but I thought I could do better. These Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000's along with the ProCenter 1000, I believe are the best that I could get for the money and much more. The size is perfect for my set-up. For my ears these speakers WOW me whether it's music, movies or TV. I am so pleased and happy that I gave these speakers a try.

Pros: Clear voice/dialog

Cons: None

Center Speaker

Written By JJAviles, Toa Naja, PR on Sunday, May 05, 2013

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Good sound and look very good

Pros: Perfect for my room

Cons: none

great as a surround speaker

Written By B Hansen, Dallas on Monday, April 22, 2013

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I am using 2 ProCenter 1000s as surround speakers in a media room. Since the surround speakers were going to be mounted on the wall, I needed the speakers to be white and I wanted to speakers to match other DefTech speakers. I am using the ProCenter 1000s with StudioMonitor fronts and the balance is great. Movies, music and basic TV programs all sound terrific. I was also impressed with how the ProCenter 1000s kept up with the larger front speakers at high volume levels.

Pros: plays well with larger DefTech speakers, available in white

Unbelievable Sound and Value

Written By drtheel, greenville sc on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This small speaker fills the room as well as most I have ever tested even at much higher prices. Clarity depth and accuracy. Wow. Amazing value.

Pros: Powerful accurate

Cons: Not enough time to enjoy it

Good Quality

Written By BobK, West Michigan on Friday, January 11, 2013

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I bought this as a space saver. I placed it in front of my 46" Samsung, but it blocked the bottom of the screen about an inch. I needed to build a platform to raise my TV, and I really wanted a little more of a warmer sound than these speakers would offer so I exchanged them for the 2000 model with no hassle. My platform on the stand needed to be 2 " high. Also I added an oak board to the back of the stand. Now, it is at ear level and the sound is much warmer. It works great.

Pros: Small, Good Quality, Great Service at Crutchfield.

Cons: Sound not warm enough.

Great Choice

Written By Damitched, Robesonia, PA on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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It NEVER is on sale so don't wait for this superb choice for a center channel speaker. The sound quality blows me away. Great highs, lows, and everything in between. I waited for a scratch and dent but I think open box returns and scratch and dent are hard to come by. I am very critical of my sound system and all I can say is WOW!! The details of every voice and note are right there, no question about it. It is the perfect size for an entertainment cabinet. This was my first Definitive Technology speaker purchase and I will surely trust them with future purchases. I did the research and would not have spent the money unless it was 100 percent true what others have said about how truly great this center channel performs. Yes, there are less expensive speakers, but worth every penny for what this one delivers.

Pros: FANTASTIC dynamic range, PERFECT size, EASY hookup, HANDSOME appearance, GREAT quality.

Cons: None

ProCenter 1000

Written By napleskid, Louisville on Saturday, December 15, 2012

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I purchased this speaker to replace the center speaker of my KEF wall mounted 5.1 system. The center speaker is the most important speaker in a home theater system, and the KEF did not have the depth of range I desired. The Def Tech 1000 is the perfect companion to the rest of my KEF system. I chose the 1000 because of my size restriction. I don't feel I sacrificed much from what a larger center speaker would have provided. I was pleasantly surprised how good this speaker looks as well, the cabinet is very attractive. Considering the sound delivered and the low price, the ProCenter 1000 is a 10.

Pros: Sound, compact size, attractive cabinet, reasonable price

Great Def Techs

Written By Coxx110, Las Vegas NV on Thursday, November 29, 2012

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This completed my Def Tech masterpiece. I'm running a 7.1 system but for some reason my center channel was the last thing I ordered. Once setup, my house absolutely shook with base and crisp clean highs. I can not believe what a difference the smallest piece of my sound system makes.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Tiny But Tough!

Written By BrianM, Libertyville,IL on Monday, September 17, 2012

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I chose this speaker because of space limitations in my surround system.It is an excellent center channel provided you have a high quality subwoofer to roll off everything below 75-100 hz.

Pros: Small size and excellent midrange and treble response.

Cons: none

Excellent Center Channel

Written By Larry C, Pittsburgh, Pa on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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I have tried and used about 10 Center Channels in my lifetime and needed a small Center Channel that would have high power handling and would play down to at least 50HZ. I ordered the Definative Pro Center 1000. It met every expectation I was hoping for. High power handling and clean sound. I have Dynaudio for the rest of my speakers along with Appo, Parasound and Octave Tube Amp for Front Stage.For the money, nothing touches this speaker. If I had room I would get one with a powered sub but it won't fit proplerly. The Fit and Finish is superb and can play with the best of audiophile speakers. I am totally satisfied with Definative Products as well as Crutchfield Customer Service. Best Regards

Larry C. Pittsburgh , Pa

Pros: High Power Handling, Clean and will go down to 45hz or so .

Cons: Can't think of any Cons

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By ddm, Peabody, Ma on Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Purchased this item as part of the Pro-Cinema 1000 package. Great sound and quality. I would recommend this package.

Pros: Sound, quality, compactness, appearance

Cons: A bit pricy

ProCenter 1000

Written By Kevin, Hingham, MA on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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So far so good...easy install, great look, andm impressive. Haven't quite "cranked it up" yet, but am looking forward to it.

Pros: Value, aesthetics

Cons: None

Tops in Small Unit

Written By Hal E, New York City on Thursday, September 01, 2011

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Excellent, clear crips sound from small center speaker. Makes talking heads on TV far more easy to understand. Also nicely designed cabinet if exposed. Definitive's products are attractive visually as well as aurelly.

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By bob, rhinebeck on Friday, May 27, 2011

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a lot of bang for the buck exceeded my expectations

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By Spandey, Delaware on Sunday, May 22, 2011

One of the best center channel speaker for my 450 sq. ft. of media room.

Excellant full sound

Written By Anonymous, Stuart, Florida on Friday, April 01, 2011

I replaced an Infinity center channel speakers from an Infinity surround sound
speaker system. The satellite speaker were fine and so was the sub-woofer. I
needed a good center channel to give the system a full body sound for dialogue.
The Definitive Tech Pro 1000 has more than accomplished this. The dialogue from
films is now very robust.
I recommend this speaker for anyone who needs better center channel voice and
richer mids

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By WarrenD, San Francisco, CA on Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Wow, o'wow, what a sound from such a little but heavy box. When i received the
unit, i installed it in ten minutes and replace my mini-Bose center speaker and
what a BIG difference in sound quality and volume. i put on a adventure movie
that had great sound effects and could not believe my ears. For multiple
years, i have been underating the sound qualities of movies and action shows
on my sound system and should have upgraded years ago. The service from
Crutchfield was great as i was waiting for the last component (sound wires) to
shipped and was not aware of its delivery that evening until i read an email on
my blackberry telling me that it had arrived on my front porch. if it were not for
the great service notification system that Crutchfield possess, the last order
would be sitting at my front door over the weekend.

Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Written By Mark S, Margate, FL on Thursday, January 20, 2011

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I purchased the Onkyo TX-NR808 along with Definitive speakers and it sounds great. I
have a wall unit with my 50" Samsung flat screen. My couch backs right up to a wall and it
prevented me from installing speakers behind it and my wife did not think it would look
good to have satellite speakers on the wall behind left and right of the couch. In fact, she
refused to let me install the satellites no matter how small and she said the only way I
could do it is to install them in the ceiling so no body could see them. "Light Bulb" went off,
great Idea. I purchased Definitive ProMonitor 800s for each side of the TV, ProCenter
1000, ProSub1000, and 3 DI 4.5 ceiling speakers to create 6.1 sound. The speakers are
mounted approx 12' above the couch and I could not ask for better sound. The perfect

Good Value

Written By Donald, Houston, TX on Sunday, November 01, 2009

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Gets five stars for good sound at this price. This speaker delivers good sound at a great price. I employ it as the center speaker in a surround sound system in a 17 ft deep by 15 feet wide room with 9 ft ceilings. My opinion is that it would also work in rooms larger than this. Does a great job of anchoring the center sound. Sound quality is good, not great. But for the money it delivers. Tone is biased to mid-range and bass. Construction is excellent. Has a center screw foot in the bottom back allowing the speaker to be tilted forward if the speaker is on a high shelf. This is how I have it installed. Also has two threaded mounting inserts for wall mounting. I got the white model.


Written By Shawn, Clarkston, WA. on Sunday, August 30, 2009

This center channel is top notch. The size is small, although the sound is big. The best purchase I have made in a long time. Thanks Crutchfield for carrying Definitive Technology!

It's About Time Crutchfield!!!

Written By Nick, Atlanta, GA on Friday, July 31, 2009

Definitive Technology speakers are critically acclaimed for their value and performance. I'm so glad Crutchfield now carries their line. Check out the reviews yourself online and you'll see.

Buy this speaker, you won't be disappointed! For the money, you can't beat it. These will outperform any Polk, Klipsch, Mirage, and Infinity speakers in their price range...easy!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Black center-channel speaker
  • Removable cloth grille (installed)
  • 2 Plastic inserts
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

Features and Specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 4-1/2
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range 10-200
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 47-30k Hz
Height (inches) 4-7/8
Width (inches) 14-5/8
Depth (inches) 5
Weight 8 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Year
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 video-shielded center-channel speaker utilizes state-of-the-art components (BDSS driver coupled with a pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiator, a pure aluminum dome tweeter, a uniphase crossover network, and a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction) in order to achieve the most lifelike sound possible in your listening room. As much as 75% of a movie's soundtrack is played by the center-channel loudspeaker making it arguably the most important speaker in a home theater system. The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker is ideal for use as a center-channel speaker in conjunction with Dolby Surround Sound Pro-Logic and Dolby Digital decoding.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The ProMonitor center-channel speaker provides clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling Definitive's exclusive BDSS technology drivers to two equal-sized mid/bass radiators cleverly placed on the sides of the center-speaker. This technique doubles the lower-midrange radiating area of the speaker without increasing the size of the enclosure. The result is a warm and life-like sound.

BDSS Technology: Definitive Technology's Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) driver offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment. BDSS drivers incorporate the following design features.

  • Balanced Double Surrounds: The speaker's balanced double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to suppress parasitic cone resonance.
  • Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone: The ProCenter 1000 features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.
  • Waveguide: The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.
  • High Temperature Voice Coil: The driver's high temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power handling and quick transient response. The voice coil is also lengthened to increase linearity and lower distortion.
  • Magnet Structure: The driver's magnetic system is optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap for high efficiency and linear excursion.
  • Die-Cast Alloy Basket: The die-cast alloy basket minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave reflection.

Drivers: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 features two 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker will sound good right out of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40 hours or more of playing is required to reach full performance capability. The break-in period allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a more open midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction.

Enclosure Design

Non-Resonant PolyStone Cabinet: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 uses a non-resonant PolyStone cabinet with low diffraction construction. The speaker cabinet is available in a high-gloss black or white finish. The speaker's cabinet features a removable cloth grille.


Binding Posts: The ProCenter 1000 is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be mounted on a stand or shelf; or even wall-mounted. The ProCenter 1000 has two threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the back, which can be used with a pair of optional Definitive Technology ProMount brackets (735PMT80, sold separately) or other manufacture wall-mount bracket (sold separately) to mount the ProCenter 1000 on the wall.

Placement: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be placed above or below your television.

Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 1000 loudspeaker has a simple built-in device which allows you to adjust the vertical angle of the speaker. There is an adjustable rubber-foot on the bottom-rear of the speaker cabinet. when you set the center-channel speaker down, the speaker will lean back and rest on this foot. By varying how far you screw in-and-out the foot, you can adjust the vertical angle of the speaker. It is recommended that you aim the center-speaker so that it aims directly towards the height of the listeners' ears.

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Definitive ProCenter 2000 (BK)

Enjoy more thrilling special effects

The Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000 offers these features:

  • steps up to 5-1/4" midranges and radiators for more dynamic special effects
  • reproduces frequencies down to 42 Hz
  • handles up to 250 watts