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Ultra-Performance, 1500W 12" Subwoofer with Dual 12" Bass Radiators

Definitive Technology DN12

Features

  • Reference-level Performance : For any theater or music system
  • Loud & Clear : Unique 3XR Architecture
  • Precision Tuning : Groundbreaking phase, volume, frequency, EQ, and control features.

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3XR™ ArchitectureMore Bass from the Same Space

The DN12's unique 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing surface area of a traditional 12" ported subwoofer. This extra surface area moves more air, resulting in massive low end. And because 3XR doesn't use ports, it also provides crystal-clear sound with no port noise distortion.

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3XR™ Architecture

The DN12's 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing radiating surface area of a traditional 15" ported subwoofer. This extra surface area moves more air, enabling the DN12 to play as loud and low as a two similarly-sized 18" ported subwoofers. And because 3XR doesn't use ports, DN12 also provides crystal-clear bass with no port noise distortion.

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Passive Radiators

As the core technology behind Descend's 3XR Architecure, its passive bass radiators enable the DN12 to play as loud and low as a 15" ported sub without unwanted port noise distortion. Passive radiators also deliver a smooth frequency response like a sealed sub, but with the port-like ability to play louder and lower in a smaller enclosure.

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Pure ImpactReference-level Performance

Powered by Class H digital amplification, and with an advanced 56-bit DSP that includes three custom EQ modes, DN12 plays exceptionally impactful bass down to 25Hz.

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Custom Class H Digital Amplification

The DN12's advanced 1500W peak Class H digital amplifier delivers continuous power to cleanly reproduce sustained bass below 25Hz. With real-time monitoring and adjustments to the sliding rail voltage, the DN12 delivers considerably higher power during short, transient peaks such as bass drum kicks and on-screen artillery blasts.

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Advanced 56-Bit DSP

The advanced 56-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) extends and improves the DN12's bass response. The DSP tightly monitors and controls the woofer system to prevent distortion and woofer damage at ultra-high volumes with a minimum of audible artifacts.

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Built-in EQ Modes

With three built-in performance EQs modes, the DN12 can be optimized to your room and listening preferences, and adjusted to match whatever you're listening to.

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Team PlayerControl and Customization

With breakthrough technologies such as Intelligent Phase Control™, easy settings management with its dedicated remote control, and advanced custom integration capabilities, the DN12 is easily optimized to the specifics of your system.

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Intelligent Phase Control™

Intelligent Phase Control™ provides a full 360 degrees of customizable phase adjustment, always centered around the settings of the low-pass filter. This provides the ability to tune the subwoofer for minimal group delay between speakers and a flawless blending experience between your speakers and the subwoofer.

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Remote Control with On-sub LED Display

Easily adjust the DN12's volume level, phase, and EQ with its slim remote control. There's no need to constantly get up to manually change settings or wonder if you've gotten them right.

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Multiple Subwoofers

While a single subwoofer can add bass and enhanced realism to any system, it may not provide consistent frequency response throughout the room.

When two or more subwoofers are properly employed throughout the room, sound waves disperse more evenly, flattening the frequency response. The result is smoother bass throughout the room, helping to eliminate boomy locations or dead spots.

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Custom Integration Ready

With both 12V input and IR pass-through, you have the ability to pair the subwoofer with most control systems and place the subwoofer wherever you want in the room and still experience full functionality.

3xr(tm) Architecturemore Bass From the Same Space The DN12's unique 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing surface area of a traditional 12" ported subwoofer. This extra surface area moves more air, resulting in massive low end. And because 3XR doesn't use ports, it also provides crystal-clear sound with no port noise distortion.

3xr(tm) Architecture The DN12's 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing radiating surface area of a traditional 15" ported subwoofer. This extra surface area moves more air, enabling the DN12 to play as loud and low as a two similarly-sized 18" ported subwoofers. And because 3XR doesn't use ports, DN12 also provides crystal-clear bass with no port noise distortion.

Passive Radiators As the core technology behind Descend's 3XR Architecure, its passive bass radiators enable the DN12 to play as loud and low as a 15" ported sub without unwanted port noise distortion. Passive radiators also deliver a smooth frequency response like a sealed sub, but with the port-like ability to play louder and lower in a smaller enclosure.

Pure Impactreference-level Performance Powered by Class H digital amplification, and with an advanced 56-bit DSP that includes three custom EQ modes, DN12 plays exceptionally impactful bass down to 25Hz.

Custom Class H Digital Amplification The DN12's advanced 1500W peak Class H digital amplifier delivers continuous power to cleanly reproduce sustained bass below 25Hz. With real-time monitoring and adjustments to the sliding rail voltage, the DN12 delivers considerably higher power during short, transient peaks such as bass drum kicks and on-screen artillery blasts.

Advanced 56-bit Dsp The advanced 56-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) extends and improves the DN12's bass response. The DSP tightly monitors and controls the woofer system to prevent distortion and woofer damage at ultra-high volumes with a minimum of audible artifacts.

Built-in Eq Modes With three built-in performance EQs modes, the DN12 can be optimized to your room and listening preferences, and adjusted to match whatever you're listening to.

Team Playercontrol and Customization With breakthrough technologies such as Intelligent Phase Control™, easy settings management with its dedicated remote control, and advanced custom integration capabilities, the DN12 is easily optimized to the specifics of your system.

Intelligent Phase Control(tm) Intelligent Phase Control™ provides a full 360 degrees of customizable phase adjustment, always centered around the settings of the low-pass filter. This provides the ability to tune the subwoofer for minimal group delay between speakers and a flawless blending experience between your speakers and the subwoofer.

Remote Control With On-sub LED Display Easily adjust the DN12's volume level, phase, and EQ with its slim remote control. There's no need to constantly get up to manually change settings or wonder if you've gotten them right.

Multiple Subwoofers While a single subwoofer can add bass and enhanced realism to any system, it may not provide consistent frequency response throughout the room. When two or more subwoofers are properly employed throughout the room, sound waves disperse more evenly, flattening the frequency response. The result is smoother bass throughout the room, helping to eliminate boomy locations or dead spots.

Custom Integration Ready With both 12V input and IR pass-through, you have the ability to pair the subwoofer with most control systems and place the subwoofer wherever you want in the room and still experience full functionality.

Features

  • Reference-level Performance : For any theater or music system
  • Loud & Clear : Unique 3XR Architecture
  • Precision Tuning : Groundbreaking phase, volume, frequency, EQ, and control features.
Overall
Colors Midnight Black
Transducers 12" Long-Throw Woofer
Passive Radiators Dual 12" 3XR™ Configuration
Bass Type Bass Radiator
Feet Permanently Installed Feet with Rubber Pad (no leveling)
Dimensions 18.72" x 18.04" x 19.09" 475.5 x 458.2 x 484.8mm
Performance
Amplifier Type Class H
Peak Power 1500W
Continuous (RMS) 500W
Frequency Response (-/+ 3dB) 25 Hz 150 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40 Hz 120 Hz
Phase Adjustment -135 to 180 degrees (In 45 degree increments)
Power Supply Internal IEC 3 prong Jack 120V/240V switch
Europe (<.5W Compliance) Yes
Inputs
LFE Single RCA
Speaker Left/Right 5-Way Binding Posts
Controls
Main Power On/Off
Volume Control +/-/ Mute Buttons
Low Pass Control +/- Buttons
Phase Control Toggle Button
Status RGB LED Yes

IR Codes

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