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by Kristen Schaub
Definitive Technology

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.

Treat yourself to impressive center channel sound

The ProCenter 2000 is the top-of-line center channel speaker in Definitive's ProCinema series. This compact, versatile speaker reproduces crystal-clear dialogue and true-to-life sound effects — perfect if you do more home theater than music listening.

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High-tech drivers for rich sound

Tweeter

Dual 5-1/4" woofers produce robust midrange and bass frequencies, which are turbocharged by 5-1/4" bass radiators at both ends of the cabinet (see more photos). 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 2000 on a shelf using the included leveler foot, or mount it on your wall using the threaded inserts. 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 system, pair the ProCenter 2000 with four ProMonitor 1000 satellites and a ProSub 1000.


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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.


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Highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to any TV
  • frequency response 42-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 250 watts
  • 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" BDSS bass/midrange drivers pressure-coupled to two 5-1/4" bass radiators
  • non-resonant PolyStone cabinet
  • 5-way binding posts
  • gloss black finish
  • adjustable leveler foot
  • 17" W x 6-5/8"H x 6-7/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Passive Radiator
Tweeter
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Dome
Midrange size (inches)
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Woofer size (inches)
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5-1/4
Connector Type
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5-way post
Power Range
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10-250
Sensitivity
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91 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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42-30k Hz
Height (inches)
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6-5/8
Width (inches)
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17
Depth (inches)
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6-7/16
Weight
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10 lbs
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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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

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Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000 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 2000 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
Connections
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 2000 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 2000 features two 5-1/4" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 5-1/4" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The ProCenter 2000 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 2000 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.

Connections

Binding Posts: The ProCenter 2000 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 2000 can be mounted on a stand or shelf; or even wall-mounted. The ProCenter 2000 has two threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the back, which can be used with a pair of optional Definitive Technology ProMount brackets (735PMT90, sold separately) or other manufacture wall-mount bracket (sold separately) to mount the ProCenter 2000 on the wall.

Placement: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000 can be placed above or below your television.

Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 2000 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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5 out of 5

Thumbs UP!

Written By Arnold, Midlothian, VA on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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You can see and hear the quality. Being this good and small, I wish I'd had more room for a larger model. Oh well, I'm really happy as it is.
Pros:
Great quality and sound.
Cons:
None yet.
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5 out of 5

Great center speaker for it's size

Written By Mike, Arlington TX on Monday, February 24, 2014
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If you need a great center speaker to fit into a entertainment center this is it. Most are to large it fit.
Pros:
Great sound Great small size.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

ProCenter 2000

Written By BenjaminW., Naselle, WA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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This center channel will blow you away. After installing this center channel I immediately began to notice just how much I had been missing before having the ProCenter 2000.
Pros:
Easy installation and setup.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great center.

Written By WilV, Riverview, FL on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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Very pleased with sound. Had bose 5.1 and I didn't know what I was missing until now.
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5 out of 5

Great Center Channel Speaker

Written By Miguel Fernandez, Miami, Fl on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Provide great dialogue and match perfectly for BP-2080ST, I love it
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Brad, WI on Monday, November 18, 2013
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Provides great dialogue. great match for pro monitor 1000
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5 out of 5

Amazing Speaker

Written By CJA, Connecticut on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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I say amazing because this rather small piece of electronics does so much for its size. I've tried many different brands of center channel speakers, but returners them all for lack of prescience and clarity. This cc speaker by Definitive Technology handles dialog with clarity, anchoring the voices to center of the screen. At the same time, I was able to effectively change the low frequency cross-over so I now gave can increase in bass. 7.1 and 5.1 audio tracks fill my listening room with better clarity because of this amazing, medium-sized cc speaker. It blends in sound-wise, as well as in appearance. Buy one and start enjoying Definitive Technology craftsmanship.
Pros:
Sound clarity; appearance; price (bought a scratch & dent, but found no marks)
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

pro center 2000

Written By ronq, phoenix, az on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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It is very tough to find a quality center speaker that is relatively small. I chose this one mainly because of its combination of size and quality. I am mounting it on a fireplace mantle, below a tv. In my opinion it delivers very good sound as a center speaker and I am pleased with the purchase. Price was average. Delivered very quickly and packaged very well. Appreciate Crutchfield's web site.
Pros:
size and sound quality
Cons:
wish it was even shorter
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000

Written By Anonymous, Cypress, Texas on Monday, July 29, 2013
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Installed with some 1000 and 800s as part of a surrond system on the wall. So far so go, this center ends up doing alot of work hooked up to my Denon 3313. Its Def Tech so top notch.
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker

Written By JC, Middletown on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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Great sound. Great price. Nicely Built.
Pros:
Sound and price.
Cons:
Some consumers may have mounting issues. This speaker is odd shaped.
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5 out of 5

great sound

Written By drjfjr, louisville, ky on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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For a small speaker it puts out great sound.Pairs well the the Sterling full size speakers i already had
Pros:
great sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Awesome Sound

Written By Mike, Houston, TX on Friday, April 12, 2013
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I bought 4 PM 1000's, a PC 2000, and a SC 4000 to upgrade from an Onkyo box theater system. I was a little hesitant to spend the money but I am glad I did, there is no comparison this is the best speaker set up I have ever owned. Before I purchased I contacted both Def Tech and Crutchfield with a few questions I had and the customer service I received was excellent. I am now a Def Tech and Crutchfield enthusiast and would recommend this set up to anyone looking for a great value for what you get.
Pros:
Crisp, clear, warm sound. Even being pushed hard they maintain great quality sound. Great value (even though I thought the cost was a little much, after setup it was without a doubt worth every penny) Customer Service from Def Tech and Crutchfield, 10 out of 10.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Full Sound

Written By Jtonkin3, Portsmouth, Va on Thursday, September 27, 2012
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I upgraded from the Pro 1000 and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The guys @ Crutchfield gave me the right info and I received it in 2 days.
Pros:
Full sound and I actually hear sounds in music that I didn't before
Cons:
NONE
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great little performer

Written By TNcountryboy, Newport,TN on Thursday, June 28, 2012
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I replaced a Sony center channel speaker with DT Pro Center 2000. I heard a major differance as soon as I fired my system up. This is my second day and the bass has increased as well as mid and highs. There is a break in period. I don't have matched speakers. I am running Bose for my 4 surroud speakers and Pioneer front. This thing blends in better than I expected. I get good smooth movement across the front as well as front to rear and accross the room. The 2000 delivers solid dialoge as well as sound effects with no distortion at all. I have tried it at moderate volume and high movie and music volume and it is a solid performer.
Pros:
Great price,fantastic sound, great appearance.
Cons:
None so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great value

Written By JB, Houston, TX on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Purchased three of these for for front left, right, and center channel to replace my lovingly used NHT VS-2's. Room size is 16 x 20 with 9 ft ceiling. Speakers delivered great clarity, sound range and separation. Shipment arrived on time with no problems. Very satisfied with the speakers.
Pros:
Build quality, sound range, price
Cons:
None
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

A Lot of Speaker for its Size and Price

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Friday, December 09, 2011
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Got this for the bedroom, a much better match with wall-mounted DefTech ProMonitor 800s than an old Polk CSi5 "beast" which was biding its time in there till the basement was ready for HT.

This is another really good product by DefTech -- very solid sound, especially clear voices in movies, and very efficient. I have a wide range of their speakers all over the house, and haven't been disappointed yet.

Obviously, picking a center speaker depends a lot on the size of your room, the other speakers in your setup, and obviously how much you want to pay -- for the relatively small price & size difference, you do get a lot more bang for the buck and flexibility with this model compared to the ProCenter 1000.

On the other hand, its price point is getting pretty close to more "full-bodied" centers, if space allows for them. So, bottom line, I'd rate this as an outstanding choice if you need a small center, but if space not a big deal, might check out options just a bit up the food chain.

BTW, kudos to Crutchfield, this order came a day earlier than the delivery estimate, even with all the "cyber shopping" going on!
Pros:
Clarity and depth, yet a good size for small rooms
Cons:
Price just a bit high, but good marketing strategy by DefTech!
16 out of 17 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just what I expected...perfection!

Written By LCDR Rich, Moore, OK on Saturday, September 03, 2011
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Great delivery service by the Crutchfield team, as always. Speaker arrived within 3 days. This was a replacement for my old ProCenter 1000 center speaker, which stopped working after 16 years of hard and faithful service...and when I say "hard", I mean it. I built speakers for Klipsch & Assoc. before joining the Navy, and I can honestly say these Definitive Technology speakers sound as good...if not better than some of the loudspeakers I used to build which cost over $5k a set. You will not be disappointed with the performance of these speakers!
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Loose Binding Post

Written By GTS, Silver Spring, MD on Monday, July 18, 2011
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My DT ProCenter 2000 arrived with a loose binding post. I'm hopeful the next one is in better condition. The exchange/return process is not as quick as the initial purchase/delivery. The designated carrier has held it for approximately 5 days now (weekend included). When I ordered the speaker it arrived within 24 hours. I think the exchange process should be as expeditious as the purchasing process, particularly because I'm out $$$ and I don't have the item I purchased.
8 out of 32 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000

Written By curt, miami on Friday, February 04, 2011
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great center speaker, awesome sound, love it
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

For Those Who Are Not Familiar w/Definitive Technology

Written By Nick, Atlanta, GA on Friday, July 31, 2009
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Make this speaker the anchor of your home theater system! Speaker
enthusiasts know Definitive Technology and I'm so glad to see Crutchfield
carrying their line of speakers. Do the research yourself, look up the
professional reviews. For the money, you won't find better speaker.
Definitive Technology utilizes passive radiators in all of their speakers to
boost mid-range and bass frequencies. Now you see Polk and other
companies following their designs. Good job Crutchfield!
22 out of 27 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

Does this Center speaker match with StudioMonitor 55 as front speaker and SM 45 as rear? [ Carlos  May 04, 2014 ]
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  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: It is a voice match for the StudioMonitor speakers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  May 06, 2014 ]

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