Summary: WOW, no other center channel speaker compares. Makes your sound system incredible!! I compared the 8040 to 8080 and the bass was night and day, makes movies life like. Having 300 watt sub in center channel is magic for the sound system.
The bomb or at least loud enough and realistitc enough to be one!
Greg McGowan, Amazon
23 September 2012
Summary: I had a four year old CLR2002 as my center. Two Mythos Two speakers for the sides and four Studio Monitor 350s for the surrounds side and back which I bought at Magnolia in 2008. The Definitive Technology C/L/R 2002 Speaker out powered the other speakers. I was thinking the CLR2002 sounded so good why not try Definitive Technology CS-8080HD Powered Subwoofer as a center, buy one more CLR2002 and use those two as front left/right speakers replacing the Mythos Two...
Summary: The Def Tech CS-8080HD is very disappointing for as much as it costs and the reviews I read. First the sub-woofer has to be set low or the speaker vibrates on the shelf it is sitting on. If set to a higher volume a loud passage such as an explosion in a movie the speaker distorts.
Pros: Generally good sound overall
Cons: Overpriced, and would not recommend a center channel with a built in sub-woofer, its overkill.
Summary: Purchased this with 8080 fronts and surrounds. Not only is dialog clear, but I now hear substantial bass information coming from center. This is placed on a low profile tempered glass entertainment center. Actually had to remove everything from the same shelf this was on because the bass would rattle everything. Was not expecting that from a center channel. Have had setup since April 2014, satisfied so far.
Summary: When I first plugged it in and turned on a movie I was highly disappointed at the muddy overly bass sound of peoples voices coming out of this speaker. I now have the bass dial turned down to about 30% and now I love this center channel. It made a huge difference in the voice quality and overall sound. I cant imagine anyone having the dial turned up anywhere near the max. The bass is so heavy it actually made the speaker box vibrate on my console.