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High-Performance Center Channel Speaker with Integrated 8" Bass Radiator

Definitive Technology CS9040

Features

  • Best Seat in the House : Balanced Double Surround System™
  • Full Range Impact : Integrated 8" Bass Radiator
  • Crystal Clear Highs : Aluminum Dome Tweeters

Quick Specs

  • Type: Speakers
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Full Range PerformanceClarity and Impact

The CS9040 features high-performance BDSS mid/bass drivers, aluminum dome tweeters, and an integrated 8" passive bass radiator. With the CS9040, you'll hear center channel audio with a level of full range clarity and impact that's unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

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Integrated 8" Bass Radiator

The center channel is critical for more than just vocal clarity, it is also the location of much of the sound effects audio in films. Where most competitive center channel offerings narrowly focus only on reproducing voice dialog, the CS9040 provides full range representation of your center channel audio. The CS9040 achieves this through the integration of an 8" bass radiator, which works in harmony with the CS9040's BDSS woofers to effectively double their bass producing surface area. That translates to richer, more impactful sound-front and center where you expect it. In addition, the presence of a bass radiator in the center of your soundfield supports more even bass distribution throughout the room.

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Balanced Double Surround System™

At the heart of the CS9040's speaker array are two innovative 4.5" Balanced Double Surround System™ drivers, designed to always place you in the best seat in the house. BDSS improves driver excursion, allowing the CS9040's mid/bass drivers to play lower and blend with its built-in subwoofer and bass radiator.

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Aluminum Dome Tweeters

The CS9040's Aluminum Dome Tweeters feature ultralight, rigid construction that enables them to play significantly higher frequencies than we can hear with incredibly fast and accurate transient response. This provides effortless, distortion-free performance within and beyond the audible range-perfect for the enjoyment of high resolution audio.

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Anti-Resonant Construction

Strategically-placed bracing creates maximum rigidity with a totally inert, resonance-free cabinet for improved imaging and accuracy.

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Disappearing Design

The CS9040 is wrapped in an acoustically transparent black cloth grille that won't affect the sound. And as soon as you dim the lights, they disappear into your room-so you can focus on the movie, not your speakers.

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Beautiful Music, TooNot Just for Home Cinema

All the advances that make the BP9000 series the ultimate home cinema speaker system apply to beautiful music reproduction as well. That's why the CS9040 is also revered for its extraordinary musicality-it's like sitting with the mix engineer when watching concerts or music videos, or when listening to multichannel audio from FLAC, Blu-ray or SACD sources.

Full Range Performanceclarity and Impact The CS9040 features high-performance BDSS mid/bass drivers, aluminum dome tweeters, and an integrated 8" passive bass radiator. With the CS9040, you'll hear center channel audio with a level of full range clarity and impact that's unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

Integrated 8" Bass Radiator The center channel is critical for more than just vocal clarity, it is also the location of much of the sound effects audio in films. Where most competitive center channel offerings narrowly focus only on reproducing voice dialog, the CS9040 provides full range representation of your center channel audio. The CS9040 achieves this through the integration of an 8" bass radiator, which works in harmony with the CS9040's BDSS woofers to effectively double their bass producing surface area. That translates to richer, more impactful sound-front and center where you expect it. In addition, the presence of a bass radiator in the center of your soundfield supports more even bass distribution throughout the room.

Balanced Double Surround System(tm) At the heart of the CS9040's speaker array are two innovative 4.5" Balanced Double Surround System™ drivers, designed to always place you in the best seat in the house. BDSS improves driver excursion, allowing the CS9040's mid/bass drivers to play lower and blend with its built-in subwoofer and bass radiator.

Aluminum Dome Tweeters The CS9040's Aluminum Dome Tweeters feature ultralight, rigid construction that enables them to play significantly higher frequencies than we can hear with incredibly fast and accurate transient response. This provides effortless, distortion-free performance within and beyond the audible range-perfect for the enjoyment of high resolution audio.

Anti-resonant Construction Strategically-placed bracing creates maximum rigidity with a totally inert, resonance-free cabinet for improved imaging and accuracy.

Disappearing Design The CS9040 is wrapped in an acoustically transparent black cloth grille that won't affect the sound. And as soon as you dim the lights, they disappear into your room-so you can focus on the movie, not your speakers.

Beautiful Music, Toonot Just for Home Cinema All the advances that make the BP9000 series the ultimate home cinema speaker system apply to beautiful music reproduction as well. That's why the CS9040 is also revered for its extraordinary musicality-it's like sitting with the mix engineer when watching concerts or music videos, or when listening to multichannel audio from FLAC, Blu-ray or SACD sources.

Features

  • Best Seat in the House : Balanced Double Surround System™
  • Full Range Impact : Integrated 8" Bass Radiator
  • Crystal Clear Highs : Aluminum Dome Tweeters
Overall
Total Pieces 1
Electronics Warranty 3 years
Cabinet Warranty 5 years
Drivers Warranty 5 years
Original Purchaser Only Yes
CENTER CHANNEL
Total Pieces 1
Availability US
Orientation Horizontal
Height 5.95" (15.11 cm)
Width 20.75" (52.71 cm)
Depth 12" (30.48 cm)
Weight 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Materials Aluminum
Enclosure Type Acoustically Tuned Vent
Front Array Driver Complement (1) 1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) Aluminum Dome - Tweeter (2) 4.5" (11.43 cm) d (Round) BDSS Bass - Mid/Woofer (1) 8" (20.32 cm) d (Round) - Bass Radiator
Total Frequency Response 50 Hz 40,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Max Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter) 89 dB
Audio Inputs
Speaker Inputs (1) Pair of 5-Way Binding Posts - Gold Plated

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Speakers

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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