The PQS-100 Centre is designed for use as the centre loudspeaker in 5.1 home theatre systems. It is based on the PQS-100, but has a slightly larger cabinet. This extends the lower frequency limit to 80Hz and allows it to be operated without a subwoofer in centre applications. Despite its compact size, PQS-100 Centre is capable of driving even quite large rooms to high levels, whilst preserving the characteristic German Physiks open and relaxed sound.

Its single carbon fibre DDD driver provides exceptional speed and clarity, which enhances the intelligibility of movie sound tracks and especially makes the vocal sections easier to follow. A 5.1 system equipped with PQS-100 Series loudspeakers will have stunning resolution and dynamics and provide a level of sound quality that will greatly add to the enjoyment of movies and music videos.

The PQS-100 Centre is designed to be wall-mounted in order to minimise its intrusion into the room and so save space.

Easy Location

The PQS-100 Centre can be quickly and easily attached to the wall with a single screw fitted mount.

The PQS-100 Centre may also be mounted on the PQS-Plus stands, which gives additional flexibility over the positioning of the loudspeaker. A shorter version of the PQS-Plus stand is available to special order. Please contact German Physiks for details.

5.1 Surround System Possibilities

The table below shows a suggested configuration for a 5.1 surround system using the PQS-100 Centre.

Room Size m² Main Centre Rear Subwoofer
10 - 23 PQS-100 Centre PQS-100 Centre PQS-100 Centre PQS-Sub x 2

The DD Driver

The DDD driver is used on all German Physiks loudspeakers and the same quality of driver is used on all models from our entry level product, to the top of the range Gaudi. This revolutionary driver gives the same very important advantages to all German Physiks designs and is what sets them apart from our competitors.

Its very low moving mass enables it to operate linearly over an extremely wide frequency range. The carbon fibre DDD driver used on the PQS-100 Centre covers the entire range from 90Hz to 24,000Hz. In a conventional design, this range would be covered by two or even three different types of driver and most importantly there would be a cross over point in the mid-range, the area where our hearing is most sensitive. The DDD driver’s wide operating range allows this vital region to be kept free from the level and phase anomalies that multiple drivers and a necessarily more complex crossover would create. This enables the PQS-100 Centre, like all German Physiks loudspeakers, to produce very accurate and realistic stereo images.

The DDD driver is omnidirectional, so the excellent stereo images it produces can be enjoyed from a wide range of listening positions in the room. This gives more flexibility in where you position the loudspeaker and where you sit. It is also an ideal property in a loudspeaker intended for use in home theatre systems, where there may be several listeners.

The drivers in a conventional loudspeaker beam the sound, rather than radiating it evenly around the loudspeaker. This beaming effect becomes more pronounced as the frequency increases. Consequently, you generally only obtain the correct tonal balance when seated in a narrow range of positions in the room. By contrast, the DDD driver’s omnidirectional radiation pattern ensures that the tonal balance of the music is much more even throughout the room. Modern movie soundtracks are very detailed. In many cases not only will there be a large orchestra that on its own covers a very wide frequency and dynamic range, but there will be complex sound effects sections with a large number of elements, as well as several voice tracks. The DDD driver’s exceptional speed and low distortion enable it to clearly resolve all the elements in even the most complex soundtrack and so provide a much more enjoyable and exciting viewing experience.

The DDD driver is phase linear across its operating range ensuring that the timbral character of each musical instrument is reproduced with great accuracy. This also makes sound effects more believable and is particularly noticeable on complex and very dynamic effects.

Low Cabinet Colouration

The PQS-100 Centre solves the problem of cabinet colouration by having to all intents and purposes no cabinet. The top, bottom and back plates are machined from single pieces of solid MDF and are inherently very stiff and non-resonant.

Attractively Finished Cabinets

The PQS-100 Centre is attractively finished in a two tone black and grey Nextel colour scheme that will look at home in almost any surroundings.

The PQS-100 Centre Specifications

With Carbon Fibre DDD Driver


4.9 ohms at 200Hz

Frequency response

90Hz – 24,000Hz
Power handling:
Short term
100W peak
Amplification required
Minimum 20W/4 ohms
Crossover slope
12dB/octave electronic & 18dB/octave acoustic
85dB for 1W at 1m
Operating principle

Full range loudspeaker with 360° surround radiation using the DDD driver

Input connectors
1 set of binding posts
1 x Carbon fibre DDD driver

267mm W x 305mm H x 312mm D
10.5" W x 12.0" H x 12.3" D



PQS-Plus Stands (sold separately)
5 years