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Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 Center channel speaker (Black)

Item # 735PCTR1KB

The ProCenter 1000 delivers impressive home theater sound quality at an affordable price.

The ProCenter 1000 delivers impressive home theater sound quality at an affordable price.

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Item # 735PCTR1KB

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About the Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Kristen Schaub

Impressive center channel sound from a sleek speaker

The ProCenter 1000 delivers impressive home theater sound quality at an affordable price. This compact, easy-to-use speaker reproduces crystal-clear dialogue and true-to-life sound effects — perfect for thrilling home theater performance.

Impressive center channel sound from a sleek speaker

The ProCenter 1000 delivers impressive home theater sound quality at an affordable price. This compact, easy-to-use speaker reproduces crystal-clear dialogue and true-to-life sound effects — perfect for thrilling home theater performance.

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High-tech drivers for rich sound


Both 4-1/2" woofers produce natural-sounding dialog, while lower frequencies are turbocharged by 4-1/2" bass radiators at both ends of the cabinet (see above). 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 1000 on a shelf using the included leveler foot, or mount it on your wall using using optional brackets. 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 800 system, pair the ProCenter 1000 with four ProMonitor 800 satellites and a ProSub 800.

BDSS drivers

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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.


Product highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to any TV
  • frequency response 47-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • one 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • two 4-1/2" BDSS bass/midrange drivers pressure-coupled to two 4-1/2" bass radiators
  • 5-way binding posts
  • non-resonant PolyStone cabinet
  • gloss black finish
  • adjustable leveler foot
  • 14-5/8" W x 4-7/8"H x 5"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # NDIA

What's in the box:

  • Black center-channel speaker
  • Removable cloth grille (installed)
  • 2 Plastic inserts
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

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More details on the Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

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Features & specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Type Hard-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 4-1/2
Connector Type 5-Way post
Power Range 10-200
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 47-30k Hz
Height (inches) 4-7/8
Width (inches) 14-5/8
Depth (inches) 5
Weight 8 lbs
Wall-mountable With optional bracket
Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty 5 Year
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Overview: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 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 1000 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
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 1000 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 1000 features two 4-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to two side-firing 4-1/2" pressure-driven planar low-frequency radiators, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The ProCenter 1000 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 1000 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 1000 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 1000 can be mounted on a stand or shelf; or even wall-mounted. The ProCenter 1000 has two threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the back, which can be used with a pair of optional Definitive Technology ProMount brackets (735PMT80, sold separately) or other manufacture wall-mount bracket (sold separately) to mount the ProCenter 1000 on the wall.

Placement: The Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 can be placed above or below your television.

Angle Adjustment: The ProCenter 1000 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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I've had the Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 for about 8 years and I'd like to mount it to the wall underneath our television. Where can I purchase the wall mount kit? Is it still available?
deron  Sep 08, 2022
1 answer
The wall mount for this speaker would be the ProMount 80, which is actually a set of 1/4"-20 mounts that go into the back. Here's a link to these mounts:
zachary  Sep 08, 2022 (Staff)
Does this speaker mount on a wall?
carl w.  May 01, 2021
2 answers
Would need brackets o mount.
ronald  Jul 05, 2021
On Definitive Technology's website, under the speaker's tech specs, they refer to the 2-1/4" 20 threads for both "Shelf Mount" and "On-Wall Mount." So I would assume that you can do it, but exactly HOW, I don't know.
james  May 01, 2021
It says itâ??s 4 7/8 inches high is that exactly how high it is? Iâ??m planning on putting it in a 5 inch slot in my entertainment center
richard  Apr 07, 2021
9 answers
Mine is in a 5 1/4" slot under the TV with room to spare. The listed height of 4 7/8" looks to be accurate.
robert  May 01, 2021
Actual measurement shows that my ProCenter 1000 measures slightly over 5".
larry  Apr 30, 2021
It is 4 7/8 inches tall. It will be a snug fit in a 5 inch slot but it will fit. I have mine sitting in a 5 1/4 inch high shelf and it looks good.
cutty  Apr 30, 2021
That is a good measurement based on the one I have. However, you might note that the DT specs give it as 5 inches. I have mine in a cabinet, but it has a larger space than yours. Not sure how it will fit (or sound) in a space as tight as yours.
lowell  Apr 30, 2021
I just measured mine. It is exactly 5" high so it may be very tight to get in there. There are no removal feet to lower it as they are molded plastic within the frame. I guess you could sand them down/off since I'm a 5" shelf but of course you're altering it at that point.
tim  Apr 30, 2021
I have mine sitting in a space that is slightly smaller than than that, and it only just fits. It'll be fine in a 5 inch high slot.
eric  Apr 30, 2021
I just measured the hight of my ProCenter 1000. With the permanently attached front feet, it measures exactly five inches tall. However, I would give it 5 and 1/16th inches for clearance just to be sure. Hope this helps.
alan  Apr 30, 2021
Sitting horizontally on its integral feet, mine measures about 1/16" greater than the 5" you have identified for your opening.
william  Apr 30, 2021
Yes, mine is 4 7/8" high.
shawn  Apr 30, 2021
Can I connect this speaker directly to my Samsung Q60 TV in lieu of a soundbar?
tim  Feb 08, 2020
1 answer
I don't think so. This has to be connected to a receiver.
guardian sec  Feb 08, 2020
in the photo, I see a screw on the bottom center of the speaker. What is that?
ari  Oct 04, 2017
3 answers
It allows you to tilt the speaker down.
anish  Oct 09, 2017
It is a rubber pad that screws into the bottom for support
robert  Oct 05, 2017
Adjustment for height to list the back of the unit
ari  Oct 04, 2017
Any reason why I couldn't use three of these as a left-center-right pseudo sound bar vs lesser existing sound bars?
mike  Oct 12, 2016
2 answers
Should work fine
brian  Oct 31, 2017
I just used it as a center channel and it works great in our room.
randall  Oct 13, 2016
I have this speaker that my wife bought me as a Christmas gift. I am struggling to install it. My old speaker took the speaker wire directly into the back of the speaker and just clamped down on it, but this speaker does not hold the wire that way. Is there speaker wire accessories needed to connect this speaker?
henry  Apr 18, 2015
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
kristina  Apr 18, 2015 (Staff)

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