Center-Channel Loudspeaker: The Definitive Technology CS9080
center-channel loudspeaker delivers immense clarity and focus to the vocal
range, accurately reproducing even the most demanding audio soundtrack content
so you can experience every detail of your home theater. An aluminum dome
tweeter, high-performance midrange BDSS drivers, and an integrated powered
subwoofer with Intelligent Bass Control let you hear and feel every note as the
Aluminum Dome Tweeter: The CS9080 center-channel loudspeaker features
one 1" aluminum dome tweeters for crystal clear highs that bring the most
demanding audio soundtracks to life. The Definitive Technology tweeter is
designed to play higher in frequency than what is heard by the human ear,
creating an authentic reproduction of sound as the artist intends in the studio
or concert hall.
BDSS (2nd Gen) Drivers: The Definitive Technology CS9080 employs two
midrange cone woofers with patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS)
technology (2nd generation). BDSS technology improves driver excursion which results in the
selected driver producing bass output usually associated with a larger driver,
while retaining the improved dispersion and midrange definition of a smaller
Integrated Powered Subwoofer: The CS9080 contains a integrated powered
subwoofer that consists of a top-firing 8" woofer and 300 watt amplifier designed to
extend the frequency response and dynamic range of the center-channel speaker.
The best loudspeaker is one that reproduces balance between the highest highs
down to deepest lows as accurately as possible. The integrated powered subwoofer
offers deeper, more impactful bass from the center channel speaker without the
need to add a separate powered sub.
Intelligent Bass Control: Intelligent Bass Control is Definitive
Technology's latest advancement that offers enhanced bass while maintaining
overall mid-range tonal balance. Intelligent Bass Control gives you the ability
to modulate deep bass up or down in level while simultaneously maintaining
optimal mid-range clarity regardless of where the bass control is set. Simply
rotate the dial on the back of the loudspeaker to your preferred bass setting
and the speaker will do the rest. Definitive Technology recommends starting at
the mid-point and then adjust to your preference from there.
10" Passive Radiator: Definitive Technology has paired the center
speaker's 8" powered subwoofer with a top-firing 10" passive radiator for even
bigger, deeper, louder bass that you can hear and feel.
Acoustically Transparent, Resonance-Free Cabinet: The Definitive Technology CS9080 uses a resonance-free cabinet for high performance, distortion-free sound. The speaker
cabinet's maximum rigidity with strategically placed bracing improves imaging
while reducing resonance, further reinforcing the speaker's clean and powerful
The CS9080 loudspeaker's cabinet is wrapped in an acoustically transparent cloth
grille for unaltered sound. Thanks to the speaker's acoustically transparent grille, you'll enjoy the
subtle elegance of the speaker design without having to remove a speaker grille
to enjoy natural, uncolored sound.
Speaker & Line Level Inputs: The Definitive Technology
CS9080 center-channel loudspeaker is fitted with both speaker-level (binding
post) and line-level (LFE/mono-RCA) inputs.
- Binding Post Terminals: The speaker terminals are 5-way
binding posts that will accommodate spade connectors, single or dual banana
plugs, pin-connectors, and bare wire up to 10 gauge. By connecting the
center-channel speaker-level inputs to your AV receiver's center-channel
speaker output, the CS9080's internal crossover network distributes all frequencies
to their intended drivers, and the integrated subwoofer works harmoniously
with the mid-range array. In your AV receiver's menu, set the Center-Channel
to "Large" and Subwoofer to "No".
- LFE/mono-RCA Input: For those you demand greater customization,
the CS9080 also features an LFE/mono-RCA input. In this setup, your AV
receiver's center-channel speaker outputs still connect to the CS9080's
binding post speaker terminals, but also requires that the center-channel
pre-out of your AV receiver to be connected to the center-channel speaker's
LFE/mono-RCA input. This type of setup gives you the ability to control the
amount of low frequencies (those below the crossover point set in your
receiver) sent to the integrated subwoofer. Definitive Technology highly
recommends setting the center channel speaker to "Small", subwoofer to
"Yes", and the crossover point in your receiver to 80Hz or below to avoid
disturbing the delicate blending between the subwoofer and midrange. In
addition, careful balance between the subwoofer output level of your
receiver and the bass control on the back of your speaker should be
considered (Definitive Technology recommends starting with the bass control
at 12 o'clock). Do not connect the center-channel's line-level input to
your receiver's LFE output; the center-channel speakers are not designed to
be a dedicated subwoofer.
Note: Definitive Technology recommends that you do not use your receiver's auto setup
functions, as they can be ineffective in setting up and adjusting speakers with
integrated powered subwoofers. Configure this center-channel speaker into your
home theater system using your AV receiver's manual setup menu.
AC Power: Because the CS9080 features a built-in powered
subwoofer, you will need to connect the center-channel speaker to an AC
outlet. The center-channel's built-in amplifier will automatically turn-on
once it's receiving an active signal from your AV receiver and will
automatically turn off/standby after 20 minutes of no active signal.
Front-Panel LED: There is a front-panel LED "D" logo which
illuminates when the CS9080's built-in amplifier is on, and turns off when the
built-in amp is in standby. The LED "D" logo can be deactivated entirely.
Mounting & Placement Options: The Definitive Technology
center-channel loudspeaker can be placed on top of a flat-surface; such as a
stand, shelf, cabinet or other piece of AV furniture. Integrated rubber feet
make sure the speaker stays in place and does not scratch your furniture. To optimize its
performance, please follow these simple guidelines.
- The center-channel speaker should be placed as close to the center of
your television as possible without obstructing your view.
- To receive the full benefit of the built-in powered sub, leave at
least 1-2" of space between the top of the speaker and any surface.
Note: This center-channel speaker does not offer
BP9000 Series: The CS9080 is part of Definitive Technology's
BP9000 series line-up of speakers. Definitive Technology's BP9000 series
loudspeakers is its 4th generation of bipolar tower speakers, matching center
channels, surrounds, and a height speaker module, designed to offer true,
full-range performance for listeners seeking the highest quality audio
reproduction. The BP9000 series of loudspeakers consists of the
BP9080X bipolar tower speakers; the
CS9080 center-channel speakers; the
SR9080 surround speakers; and the
A90 elevation speaker module supporting Dolby Atmos.