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Definitive Technology Demand D5C

Center channel speaker (Piano Black)

Item # 735D5CB

The D5C produces sparkling dialogue and engaging center-stage sound effects — perfect for movie night at home.

The D5C produces sparkling dialogue and engaging center-stage sound effects — perfect for movie night at home.

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About the Definitive Technology Demand D5C

Hear every word clearly

I recently watched all nine generation-spanning, world-famous space movies, and was blown away by how good even the original films sounded in my living room. It was an apt reminder for me of how much effort goes into creating soundtracks that make the on-screen action feel real. A home theater's center channel is an integral part of that awesome entertainment experience.

Hear every word clearly

I recently watched all nine generation-spanning, world-famous space movies, and was blown away by how good even the original films sounded in my living room. It was an apt reminder for me of how much effort goes into creating soundtracks that make the on-screen action feel real. A home theater's center channel is an integral part of that awesome entertainment experience.

Definitive Technology Demand D5C center channel speaker

Use the D5C as part of a high-performance Demand Series home theater system.

If you're building a Definitive Technology Demand Series surround sound system, the D5C is the center channel for you. It's voice-matched to the other speakers in the lineup, so you'll enjoy seamless sound as the action moves around your room. (Or maybe as you're soaring through outer space at light speed).

High-tech drivers for exceptional sound

The D5C combines a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with two 5-1/4" Balanced Double Surround System™ (BDSS) midrange/bass drivers to deliver super-clear dialogue.

Spoken words from movies, TV shows, and sporting events will sparkle with clarity. And rich center-stage special effects will make sounds transitioning from one side of the room to the other feel tight and smooth.

Got wire?

The Demand D5C doesn't include any speaker wire. Consider reading our article on choosing and installing speaker wire to find the best option for your system.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter with 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens for smooth, clear highs
    • tweeter is vertically offset to create a precise center image and to reduce diffraction off the corners of the front baffle
  • dual 5-1/4" midrange drivers with Balanced Dual Surround System technology for outstanding control and clarity
    • Linear Response Waveguide provides smooths off-axis frequency response and even sound dispersion
  • frequency response: 42-22,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-200 watts
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 85.5 dB
  • high-gloss lacquer finish with an attractive extruded aluminum front baffle
  • gold-plated 5-way binding post terminals
  • removable magnetic cloth grille
  • 19-1/16"W x 6-5/8"H x 11-3/8"D (each)
  • weight: 24 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MGAA

What's in the box:

  • Center-chanenl loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Owner's Manual

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Features & specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type 5-way Post
Power Range 30-200
Sensitivity 85.5 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 42-22k Hz
Height (inches) 6-5/8
Width (inches) 19-1/16
Depth (inches) 11-3/8
Weight 24 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The 1" annealed aluminum tweeter is precision engineered to articulate nuance and detail in the high-frequency bands for a crystal-clear listening experience. The tweeter is offset to deliver a more precise center stereo image and eliminate undesirable symmetric diffraction off the corners of the front baffle. The dialogue from your movie and music soundtracks will be perfectly reproduced. The D5C is voice matched to complement the Demand Series towers and bookshelf speakers, creating the perfect home theater ensemble.

  • 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens: Coupled with Definitive's new 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens, the 1" annealed aluminum dome tweeter delivers smoother high frequency response and improved dispersion for a rich and balanced listening experience.
  • Linear Response Waveguide: A patented Linear Response Waveguide extends both on and off axis frequency response, while improving dispersion for more natural mid-range timbre and more precise imaging.

5.25" BDSS (Balanced Double Surround System) Midrange/Woofers: Two patented 5.25" Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) polypropylene midrange/woofers provide greater excursion and output that results in superior midrange detail and punchier bass compared to drivers of similar size. 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 cone resonance.

Hand Crafted Cabinet: The speaker cabinet is constructed from MDF with an extruded natural bead-blasted aluminum front baffle. The cabinet is hand-crafted, meticulously sanded, painted with five layers of premium gloss paint, and then buffed for a near-mirror finish (Level 6) for an uncompromising look in your home.

Acoustically Transparent Magnetic Grille: The center-channel speaker comes with an acoustically transparent magnetic grille. The included acoustically transparent magnetic speaker grille provides natural, uncolored sound when placed on the speaker, and removes easily when you want to enjoy looking at them fully uncovered.

Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The D5C center speaker is outfitted with a set of gold-plated, 5-way binding post terminals to connect bare speaker wire (up to 10AWB), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).

Note: In order to use banana plugs, you must completely unscrew the binding-post terminals and remove the rubber caps. Once you have removed the rubber caps, you can fully screw down the binding-post terminals and connect your banana plugs (sold separately).

Mounting & Placement Options: The D5C center-channel speaker shold be placed as close to the center of your TV as possible without obstructing your view. The center speaker can be positioned above or below your TV. The center speaker can simply be placed on a tabletop, stand, or shelf.

Note: The D5C does not offer a braket, keyhole slots, or threaded inserts to wall mount the center channel loudspeaker.

Demand Series: The Definitive Technology Demand Series loudspeakers deliver full-range, room-filling sound and precise imaging in a modern, elegant styling. Featuring technology advancements to both Definitive's aluminum dome tweeter and midrange/woofer sections, these speakers deliver an unrivaled sweet spot, smoother high-frequency reproduction, and three-dimensional imaging for a technically-advanced, premium listening experience. Definitive Technology's Demand Series consists of two floorstanding loudspeakers (D15/D17), three bookshelf loudspeakers (D7/D9/D11), and a center-channel loudspeaker (D5C).

Optional Powered Subwoofer: Add one of Definitive Technology's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) for bigger, deeper, and more dynamic bass response.

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