If you are familiar with Definitive Technology, you will notice how skillful they have been in building speakers with multiple drivers in relatively compact cabinets. Take this CS-9040 center channel speaker, its only 21″ wide, 6″ tall and 12″ deep and yet it packs two 4.5″ mid woofers, a 1″ aluminum dome tweeter on the front and a 8″ woofer on the top. As a result, this cleverly designed center channel speaker packs quite the punch. It has a frequency response of 50 Hz to 40 KHz, an easy 8 ohm impedance and a 89dB sensitivity. The only drawback is that it needs an “open spaced” top since the woofer is top firing. So no sliding this speaker into a shelf opening unless that is a good 6″ or more open space on top of it. The best result we got was having in mounted on a stand and as close as possible to your ear level when you are seated on your sweet spot. Here, it had a spacious presentation and put out some pretty impressive bass response into the room. Vocals were especially full bodied and rich.
Cosmetically, the speaker look good. Just minor scuff marks from use. We do not have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.