Magnetically shielded for safe placement next to any TV
Two 5-1/4 inch High-Definition drivers with cast magnesium baskets
One 1 inch Pure Aluminum dome tweeter
High gloss black lacquer side panels
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 is no place to compromise and settle for second best. All Definitive center channel series 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.
Non-Resonant, Low-Diffraction Cabinets Maintain Sonic Purity
The resonant vibration of a loudspeaker's cabinet walls and baffles can also impart coloration. The tri-chambered monocoque cabinets of all Definitive L/C/R center channel models are constructed of extremely thick, dense medite with foam damping pads and extensive internal bracing. This virtually eliminates cabinet vibrations and resonance which would otherwise interfere with the pure sound produced by Definitive's high-definition drivers.
Definitive's High-Definition Die-Cast Basket Drivers are an Engineering Marvel
The C/L/R2002 features Definitive-developed magnetically shielded high-definition cast-basket bass/midrange drivers for significant performance advantages in the areas of robust bass reproduction, lifelike midrange clarity and dynamic range. These sophisticated drivers are engineering marvels which incorporate deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cones, combined with butyl rubber dust caps and surrounds, high temperature vented voice coils and massive magnet structures. This combination of features assures high definition, superb transient response, high efficiency, high power handling and extended linear response. In addition, the aerodynamically designed, non-resonant, cast-magnesium baskets minimize reflections of the sound radiating from the back of the cones and preserve structural and magnetic integrity.
Definitive's Moving-Coil Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters
The accuracy of high frequency reproduction really sets apart a great loudspeaker. The magnetic fluid-cooled moving-coil pure aluminum dome tweeters Definitive developed for the bipolar SuperTowers are of a unique design that synergistically brings together the performance advantages of metal domes (greater clarity) and soft domes (smoother sound and better dampening) in one state-of-the-art tweeter design.
The pure aluminum dome is specially annealed (to "relax" the crystal structure) and acoustically loaded by a precisely configured acoustic phase plug/lens (to assure perfectly controlled, absolutely linear movement). The tweeter's voice coil sits in ferro-magnetic colloidal fluid which serves to cool the voice coil for exceptional power handling and also damps the system for smoother response and sonic accuracy. In addition, the unique silk surround provides better dampening and wave termination. The audible benefits of all this highly advanced engineering include velvety smooth extended high frequency response (beyond 30 kHz), greatly reduced distortion, improved transient response, notably higher definition and crystal clear life-like clarity.
Phase-Coherent Crossovers for Perfect Driver Blending
The crossover network of a loudspeaker is the real heart of the system. It is like the conductor of an orchestra, telling each driver exactly when to come in and precisely how loudly to play. Here Definitive's talented engineers really work their magic, perfectly blending the sound of the various drivers into a sonically seamless, musically and cinematically coherent whole. Our complex and sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley designs, which utilize the finest components, are masterpieces of electrical engineering. They are differential crossovers which equalize the front and rear drivers separately for both linear frequency and phase response of their summed output. Also included are advanced technology Zobel Networks which provide a more stable load for your amplifier. This makes the speaker easier to drive, which results in smooth, more natural sound. The result is a symphony of sonic perfection that completely preserves the phase coherence, transient response and dynamic integrity of the original signal.
"exceed your expectations"
Excellent fit and finish, and substantial. Vocals are clear/crisp, deep voices are cast out with authority. You don't want to skimp on your center channel, where the majority of cinematic sound is coming from, and this speaker should exceed your expectations.
Unsurpassed improvement over my 5 year old Polk Audio. It was as if I was missing a whole range of frequency
I liked them the first time I heard them. Love them when I got them hooked up at home. If you like quality Defintive is what you need.
"this speaker is awesome"
It blew me away! For the longest time I was using a Sony 6 yr old HTIB needless to say it was very small. Had it when I was still in College. I don't think its really fair to compare this, since its just day and night.
Honestly I have never heard of this speaker however I did hear other brands. I still did my research though and read a lot of reviews and they did not lie, this speaker is awesome, that's the best way I can describe it. I am extremely happy with this speaker! Can't wait to get the 7004s by the end of the year.
"I'm totally sold on Def Tech -- exceptional quality and fair prices."
Needed to replace a Polk CSi5 (2-6") after I got SM350s for the fronts in a small living room. The Polk was a beast, still really good for low-mid/bass, but not a good match for the 350s in the upper-mid/high ranges. First tried a ProCenter, very clear but too "thin" for this room, so bit the bullet and got a CLR2002.
WOW! Sounds better than it did in the showroom. Very clear and solid across all frequencies. Blends very well with the 350s, neither mains nor center overwhelm each other. I've watched more movies in the week I've had the 2002 than I did the past 3 months!! Starting to look at SuperCubes next...
I'm totally sold on Def Tech -- exceptional quality and fair prices.
"a marvel of build quality and sound"
This speaker is fantastic....the vocals were clear and concise with the feeling of several centers in the room.(tested speaker with only studio 450 on) No matter where I sit the center sounds great!! C/L/R 2002 speaker is a marvel of build quality and sound unless your deaf you won't hear the need for these babies!! Got out and get one now!!! I am now a Def Tech fan for life!!!!!
I've owned this center for 6 years and never had an issue. The sound is classic Definitive. That being excellent. The only drawback is that all of there products are power hungry. Or I suppose that could be a good thing. Also the customer service is top notch.