Skip Navigation

Definitive Technology C/L/R2002

Center channel speaker

1 Review

Item # 735CLR2002

This item is no longer available.

Shop all Center Channel Speakers


Our take on the Definitive Technology C/L/R2002

It has two 5-1/4" midranges flanking a 1" dome tweeter, for perfectly blended highs and mids. The pure aluminum dome tweeter has a silk surround, so it produces bright, yet smooth highs. Stiff cast-magnesium baskets and an advanced crossover system allow the speakers to achieve more lifelike clarity and a greater dynamic range. And the non-resonant cabinet and flush-mounted drivers provide clean, low-distortion sound.

Clear, distinct dialogue and exciting special effects

The center channel speaker performs the brunt of the work in a home theater system, so it's important to get a high-quality speaker that can handle the heavy demands placed upon it. Definitive Technology's C/L/R2002 is designed with the same rigid standards as their left and right floor-standing speakers, so you can expect exceptional detail and presence with movie dialogue and on-screen action.

Grille off shot

High-tech drivers for rich sound


Close-up of the pure aluminum dome tweeter.

It has two 5-1/4" midranges flanking a 1" dome tweeter, for perfectly blended highs and mids. The pure aluminum dome tweeter has a silk surround, so it produces bright, yet smooth highs. Stiff cast-magnesium baskets and an advanced crossover system allow the speakers to achieve more lifelike clarity and a greater dynamic range. And the non-resonant cabinet and flush-mounted drivers provide clean, low-distortion sound.

System building

Build a complete home theater system around the C/L/R2002 using perfectly matched Definitive BP7006 floor-standing speakers, BP1.2X surrounds, and the ProSub800 subwoofer.

Woofer detail

Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to any TV
  • frequency response 30-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 250 watts
  • one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • two 5-1/4" bass/midrange drivers
  • two sets of 5-way binding posts (biwireable)
  • piano-gloss black finish
  • 21-3/4" W x 6-7/8"H x 12-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • C/L/R loudspeaker
  • 3 Bass threaded feet
  • Definitive logo
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

Definitive Technology C/L/R2002 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Very Capable Center

Tom from Rochester, NY on 10/31/2010

I got the CLR2002 two years ago to go with DefTech StudioMonitor 350s as fronts, with Denon 2808 receiver, was a pretty good pairing -- have since upgraded the fronts to BP7004s and moved the SM350s to surrounds -- was considering upgrading the center to CLR2500, but the CLR2002 still hangs in there with the powered 7004s, doesn't get overwhelmed at all (no extra db required), and the sound is very strong and clear -- I have its crossover set at 60Hz, which it effortlessly handles, so most sounds which belong in the center stay in the center -- this is a "blue collar" speaker, does the job well but doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range 20-250
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 30-30k Hz
Height (inches) ---
Width (inches) ---
Depth (inches) ---
Weight ---
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Overview: The Definitive Technology C/L/R 2002 is a magnetically shielded loudspeaker that can be used either as a front left/right speaker or center-channel speaker. The C/L/R 2002 features two 5-1/4 inch high-definition drivers with cast magnesium baskets and a 1-inch pure aluminum dome tweeter. The C/L/R 2002 uses a non-resonant monocoque cabinet featuring elegant piano-gloss black lacquer end-caps and wraparound grille cloth styling.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

High-Definition Die-Cast Basket Drivers: The C/L/R 2002 features two magnetically shielded high-definition cast-basket 5-1/4 inch bass/midrange drivers for robust bass reproduction, lifelike midrange clarity, and dynamic range. These sophisticated drivers incorporate deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cones, combined with butyl rubber dust caps and surrounds, high temperature vented voice coils, and massive magnet structures. This combination of features assures high definition, superb transient response, high efficiency, high power handling, and extended linear response. In addition, the aerodynamically designed, non-resonant, cast-magnesium baskets minimize reflections of the sound radiating from the back of the cones and preserve structural and magnetic integrity.

Moving-Coil Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The single 1-inch magnetic fluid-cooled moving-coil pure aluminum dome tweeter is of a unique design that synergistically brings together the performance advantages of metal domes (greater clarity) and soft domes (smoother sound and better dampening) in one state-of-the-art tweeter design. The pure aluminum dome is specially annealed (to "relax" the crystal structure) and acoustically loaded by a precisely configured acoustic phase plug/lens (to assure perfectly controlled, absolutely linear movement). The tweeter's voice coil sits in ferro-magnetic colloidal fluid which serves to cool the voice coil for exceptional power handling and also damps the system for smoother response and sonic accuracy. In addition, the unique silk surround provides better dampening and wave termination. The audible benefits of all this highly advanced engineering include smooth extended high frequency response (up to 30 kHz), greatly reduced distortion, improved transient response, notably higher definition, and crystal clear life-like clarity.

Phase-Coherent Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Networks: The sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley crossover network design used in the C/L/R 2002 equalizes the drivers for linear phase and frequency response. This preserves the phase coherence, transient response and dynamic integrity of the signal for lifelike music and home theater reproduction in your home.

Break-In Period: The C/L/R 2002 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, Low-Diffraction Cabinet: The tri-chambered monocoque cabinets of the Definitive Technology L/C/R 2002 loudspeaker is constructed of extremely thick, dense medite with foam damping pads and extensive internal bracing. This virtually eliminates cabinet vibrations and resonance which would otherwise interfere with the pure sound produced by Definitive's high-definition drivers.


Bi-Wire Connections: The C/L/R 2002 is equipped with two pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire for a quick and easy bi-wire connection.

Mounting Options

Magnetically Shielded: The C/L/R 2002 is magnetically shielded for safe placement next to any TV.

Applications: The Definitive Technology C/L/R2002 can be used as a center-channel speaker or as a front left/right main speaker.

  • Center-Channel: The C/L/R 2002, when uses as a center-channel speaker, can be placed horizontally or vertically above or below your TV.
  • Front Main: The C/L/R 2002 is a high quality, full-range speaker which, in addition to its use as a center-channel speaker, can also be uses a left/right main speaker in a home theater system or a conventional 2-channel audio system. When the C/L/R 2002 is used as a left/right main speaker, it may be positioned either vertically or horizontally.

Adjustable Feet: The C/L/R 2002 features brass treaded inserts on the bottom of the cabinet designed to thread the three supplied adjustable feet into the cabinet, which hold the speaker above the surface it is placed on as well as give you the option of angling the speaker up or down to point directly at the listeners. The adjustable feet can only be used when the speaker horizontally mounted.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.