Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 Center Channel Speaker (Black)

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.
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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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