Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000
Center channel speaker
Our take on the Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000 by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
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.
High-tech drivers for rich sound
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
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.
Did you know?
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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- Black center-channel speaker
- Removable cloth grille (installed)
- 2 Plastic inserts
- Owner's Manual
- Online Product Registration card
Really brings the movies alive
Shawn, Grove City, OH
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Features and Specs
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Frequency Response||42-30k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
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.
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.
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.
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: 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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Why did you buy this?
Reviews, sale, and size for my application [ JASON Nov 08, 2018 ]
To go along with other DT in ceiling and on wall speaker system. To get to 7.1 surround sound. [ Dan Nov 01, 2018 ]
I believe its a great speaker [ jose Jul 26, 2018 ]
Center channel is the workhorse. Wanted something dependable and reliable. [ Daniel Jul 16, 2018 ]
Superior to the 1000. [ John Jun 02, 2018 ]
Best Center Channel at a very affordable price [ Ketan May 30, 2018 ]
smallspace+small good speaker=very good sound [ Kelly Feb 11, 2018 ]
Better Quality and affordable price - Known brand name [ PATEL Dec 08, 2017 ]
Replacing the center speaker from Definitive Technology Procinema 600. [ omar Nov 26, 2017 ]
Recommend by the crutchfield advisors [ Brian Nov 24, 2017 ]
Quality [ Jose Sep 22, 2017 ]
I am upgrading the center channel speaker for my Definitive Technology Procinema surround sound system, which is the best stereo system for the money on the market, bar none! Your staff has been extremely helpful in finding this system and recommending it. This system is PERFECT for a medium to small room, it will blow your doors off, which is astonishing considering it's compact size. [ Thomas Aug 11, 2017 ]
Upgrade from an old center channel speaker. The size was just right for the room. [ MARTIN Aug 07, 2017 ]
Replacing old center channel. [ Luis Aug 04, 2017 ]
They make a quality product [ Troy Apr 30, 2017 ]
Based on good reviews. [ Mid City Jan 09, 2017 ]
This is an upgrade to my home theater system. [ Dan Dec 02, 2016 ]
Recommended by Chris [ george178 Nov 28, 2016 ]
Great product, good price [ Toby Nov 22, 2016 ]
Great price will work great with my system [ william Nov 16, 2016 ]
For my center channel, also for the technology [ Anthony Aug 21, 2016 ]
Need better vocals from center channel and to go better with Definitive Technology Studio Monitors that I just ordered.to replace Paradigm speakers that one blew a surround. Good reviews, good reputation, medium price. [ Gregory Jul 17, 2016 ]
Compatablity [ JEFF Jun 24, 2016 ]
Upgrading from a Procinema1000 Center, going to use the 1000 in another room [ ANDREW Jun 04, 2016 ]
Def tech products look like they would be great.I'm gonna find out! [ William Bradley May 24, 2016 ]
Specs/Reviews matched the requirements for the system I am creating. [ sefik Dec 28, 2015 ]
8 questions already asked
It is about 6 1/2 inches. [ GANESH Aug 13, 2018 ]
foot covers 3.7-4.1 inches [ robert Aug 13, 2018 ]
It's 3 - 4 inches [ GEORGE Aug 13, 2018 ]
From the adjustable foot to the front of the speaker is 4" [ Daniel Aug 13, 2018 ]
1 answer Why are these companies charging so much money for speakers that lack quality? For example, a "Pure Aluminum" Tweeter is not as good as an Aluminum Tweeter coated with Titanium, and is certainly not as good as a Pure Titanium Tweeter. JBL used to make Center Channel 3-way speakers that had a Pure Titanium Tweeter, a 4" Midrange, and dual 5" woofers for only $299. ... And it is absurd the way virtually all companies now make only 2-way speakers - which obviously are not as good as 3-way speakers. JBL even made a 4-way Center Channel several years ago, but no longer makes it now - which is very unfortunate. The "2.5-way" design some companies now use is just a poor-mans inferior 3-way design. ... Does any company out there make a 3-way 8-ohm Center Channel speaker with a Pure Titanium Tweeter? And if so, is it for a reasonable price? The way Klipsch wants $1,500 for their 2-way Center Channel speaker is crazy - the markup on that product is absurd. [ Michael Jan 15, 2018 ]
Most center channel speakers will be a 2-way design (midrange and tweeter) as they are most commonly paired with a powered subwoofer for the deepest range of frequencies. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Jan 19, 2018 ] Staff
I have the Def Techs BP9040 as my fronts and the Def Tech Pro2000 center channel. The sound of the Center Channel is spacious, warm and crisp. My speakers are connected to a Denon X4200 which I am using a Harman Kardon PA5800 external amplifier for the main power source. [ Ricky Jan 14, 2018 ]
Hi Jeff, IMO, with your setup, I'd go with the Pro 200. The CS-9040 is more suitable for the BP-9040. By the way, the Pro 200 sounds awesome. Very solid center channel speaker. [ Luis Jan 14, 2018 ]
j- I don't think I am the best one to ask. I have BP9000 series front speakers so I can't give you a good answer for match. I have the CS-9040 and found it to really clarify speaking in movies compared to the other centers I have bought. If the speech is hard to understand and/or muddy, you can't go wrong with the CS-9040. Hope this helps. d- [ Douglas Jan 14, 2018 ]
My ProCenter is 6.5" high [ Michael Nov 22, 2017 ]
Probably not, the speaker is pretty big. Sorry. [ Matthew Nov 22, 2017 ]
Measured from the surface of whatever surface the speaker is sitting on to the top of the speaker is 6.5" so if all you have is 4", it won't fit. [ tfford Nov 22, 2017 ]
It does not have any provisions/options for standing on its ends. [ Garsia Apr 08, 2017 ]
No, because of the design of the speaker, it is meant to lay on it's belly. [ WILLIAM Apr 08, 2017 ]
I'm sorry I've never tried that or thought about it. It's mounted on my wall now so I can't do much playin with it. [ Matthew Apr 07, 2017 ]
No, it's specifically made that it will be laying as it shows in pictures, first of all sides a roundish so it will not stend on it side. And secondly there is pasive bass membranes, or what ever it's called, on each side If you take grill off this membrane actually moves when sound level is high, very noticeable on my SM 65 definitive speakers [ Lili Apr 07, 2017 ]
No, I don't think that would work. However, it is a great speaker. [ Jeffery Apr 07, 2017 ]
No. [ Ralph Carr Apr 07, 2017 ]
It is not optimized to work that way. It is the matching center channel speaker for ProMonitor 1000 speakers: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_735PMON1KB/item.html I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Aug 01, 2016 ] Staff
I didn't pair with the towers...I used the in wall definitive speakers. However, I really love the center speaker. [ DENNIS Jan 15, 2015 ]
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 May 06, 2014 ] Staff
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