Definitive Technology CS9080 Center Channel Speaker


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The CS9080 delivers unmatched full range performance from your home cinema center channel—you’ll hear and feel every thrilling moment—from vocals, to score, to special effects— with nuanced detail and incredible impact.

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High-Performance Center Channel Speaker with Integrated 8″ Powered Subwoofer and Bass Radiator


The Best Seat in
the House
Balanced Double Surround System™
Bass Impact
Integrated 8” Powered Subwoofer
and Bass Radiator
Crystal Clear
Aluminum Dome Tweeters

Full Range Performance
Powerfully Clear
The CS9080 features high-performance BDSS mid/bass drivers, aluminum dome tweeters, and an integrated 8” powered subwoofer and bass radiator with Intelligent Bass Control. With the CS9080, you’ll hear center channel audio with a level of clarity and impact that’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

Integrated 8“ Subwoofer and Bass Radiator
for maximum impact
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 CS9080 integrates a powered 8” subwoofer and a passive 8” bass radiator for maximum impact—front and center where you expect it. In addition, the presence of a subwoofer in the center of your soundfield ensures more even bass distribution throughout the room.

Balanced Double Surround System™
for the best seat in the house
At the heart of the CS9080’s speaker array are two innovative 5.25” Balanced Double Surround System™ drivers, designed to always place you in the best seat in the house. BDSS improves driver excursion, allowing the CS9080’s mid/bass drivers to play lower and blend with its built-in subwoofer and bass radiator.

Because this technology is utilized across the entire BP9000 Series, when integrated with other BP9000 models, the CS9080 contributes to a more uniform midrange soundstage throughout your listening environment. That means anchored, centrally focused dialog; full range reproduction of scores and sound effects; and a seamless flow of panned audio from loudspeaker to loudspeaker.

Intelligent Bass Control
for punch with clarity
Intelligent Bass Control, a Definitive Technology exclusive, enables you to experience powerfully impactful bass performance from the CS9080 without sacrificing optimal midrange clarity. Intelligent Bass Control achieves this by utilizing 56-bit digital signal processing to allow boosting of the bottom two octaves of your signal, without altering the bass-to-midbass blending or crossover point. With Intelligent Bass Control, you have the power to enjoy deep center bass without drowning out the dialog.

Aluminum Dome Tweeters
for crystal clear highs
The CS9080’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.


“5-STARS. If there’s a better sounding and performing center channel speaker out there, I’d love to know what it is. This has the power and finesse to deliver the most realistic audio from any content, particularly punchy, detailed, precision mastered movie audio. You will be blown away if you try one out.”

—DSN242, Verified CS9080 Customer Review

Details Make The Difference
Designed for Performance
It’s not just the massive bass and detailed driver performance that make the CS9080 an integral component of the ultimate home theater sound system. We left no stone unturned in engineering the optimal center channel experience and the CS9080 features resonance-free cabinetry and a disappearing design that’s ideal for movie night.

Anti-Resonant Construction
for clean and powerful sound
Strategically-placed bracing with aircraft grade aluminum creates maximum rigidity and contributes to a totally inert, resonance-free cabinet, providing improved accuracy for the CS9080.

Disappearing Design
for focus on what matters
The CS9080 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, Too
Not 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 CS9080 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.


“The BP9000 system really impresses, with a big and dynamic performance that creates a fantastic sense of aural envelopment. The five speakers blend together seamlessly, creating a detailed and highly articulate soundscape that renders the individual instrumentation with precision.”

—BP9000 Series Review, AVForums