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.
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
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
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.
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: 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
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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