Definitive Technology CS-8040HD 200 W RMS Speaker - 3-way - Each (Gloss Black)

Model: CS-8040HD UPC: 093207078378 Item: 155296

Product Information

Optimum surround sound home theater reproduction places heavy demands on the center channel speaker, which in many respects is the main speaker in the system and often handles 50% or more of the program material. It's no place to compromise and settle for second best. All Definitive CS series center channel models are designed with the same rigid standards and high performance goals as main left and right front speakers and feature wide frequency response and extended dynamic range with extraordinary detail and articulation.

Bass Radiator Technology Makes a Dramatic Audible Difference

The CS-8040HD features two patented high-definition Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) 4-1/2 inch drivers that are pressure-coupled to a 5 x 10 inch racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiator. The result is bass extension unheard of in a center speaker of this size and price. With the CS-8040HD you will fully realize the performance potential of the center channel program material as the movie director intended it to be heard.

Patented Technology Delivers High Definition and Wide Dispersion

The CS-8040HD features a D'Appolito array consisting of two cast-basket 4-1/2" (11cm) second generation BDSS midrange drivers surrounding a 1" annealed Pure Aluminum dome tweeter housed in an acoustically isolated sealed enclosure. These are the same drivers and tweeters used in the BP-8040ST bipolar SuperTower loudspeakers, making the CS-8040HD the perfect center channel match. The drivers feature Definitive's patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) technology that supports the speaker cone at both the inner and outer edges allowing longer, more linear excursion for greater clarity and finely textured inner detail.

The Proof is in the Listening

This extraordinary speaker sets a new reference standard for center speakers in its price and size class and achieves equally superb performance with both music and movies. The CS-8040HD reproduces a silky smooth, incredibly detailed music, dialog and sound effects at lifelike volume levels with a sense of ease which is truly remarkable. The elegant styling features beautiful sculptural refinements to Definitive's signature look.


  • The perfect match for BP-8040ST or BP-8020ST SuperTower main speakers
  • Second generation BDSS high-definition drivers for life-like tonal balance, superb intelligibility and broad dispersion
  • 5" x 10" low bass radiator for extended bass response
  • One 1 inch Pure Aluminum dome tweeter


  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz- 30 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms


  • Height: 26" (66.04cm) 
  • Width: 26" (66.04cm) 
  • Depth: 14 1/2" (36.83cm)


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