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Ultra-Performance, 500W 8" Subwoofer With Dual 8" Bass Radiators

Definitive Technology DN8

Features

  • Fits Anywhere : Just over one foot wide
  • Loud & Clear : Unique 3XR Architecture
  • More Bass : Like a 10" subwoofer in an 8" sub cabinet

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3XR™ ArchitectureMore Bass from the Same Space

Descend's unique 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing surface area of a traditional 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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Passive Radiators

As the core technology behind Descend's 3XR Architecure, its passive bass radiators enable the DN8 to play as loud and low as a 10" 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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Powerful AmplificationMaximum Impact

The DN8 is equipped with a 500-watt peak custom Class D digital amplifier, designed to get the most out of the DN8's 3XR Architecture. This custom amplification provides the Descend DN8 enough power and efficiency to play as low as 35Hz from a one-foot wide box.

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Custom Class D Digital Amplification

Because the DN8 Class D amplifier is so efficient, little power is wasted as heat, and its entire output is dedicated to providing significantly smoother bass and greater impact. This allows the DN8 subwoofer to blend naturally into any audio system while producing greater volume and impact than competitive designs.

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Control & CustomizationPlays Well With Others

You can customize the DN8 to the needs of your application, system and space. The DN8 features built-in controls for variable volume, low pass filter and phase (0/180°) for optimum bass levels and the ability to customize it to the specific needs of your system.

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Back Panel Controls

Manually adjust DN8's variable volume, low pass filter, and phase so it always sounds perfect within your system.

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One, two, or four subs

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

3xr(tm) Architecturemore Bass From the Same Space Descend's unique 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing surface area of a traditional 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.

Passive Radiators As the core technology behind Descend's 3XR Architecure, its passive bass radiators enable the DN8 to play as loud and low as a 10" 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.

Powerful Amplificationmaximum Impact The DN8 is equipped with a 500-watt peak custom Class D digital amplifier, designed to get the most out of the DN8's 3XR Architecture. This custom amplification provides the Descend DN8 enough power and efficiency to play as low as 35Hz from a one-foot wide box.

Custom Class D Digital Amplification Because the DN8 Class D amplifier is so efficient, little power is wasted as heat, and its entire output is dedicated to providing significantly smoother bass and greater impact. This allows the DN8 subwoofer to blend naturally into any audio system while producing greater volume and impact than competitive designs.

Control & Customizationplays Well With Others You can customize the DN8 to the needs of your application, system and space. The DN8 features built-in controls for variable volume, low pass filter and phase (0/180°) for optimum bass levels and the ability to customize it to the specific needs of your system.

Back Panel Controls Manually adjust DN8's variable volume, low pass filter, and phase so it always sounds perfect within your system.

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

Features

  • Fits Anywhere : Just over one foot wide
  • Loud & Clear : Unique 3XR Architecture
  • More Bass : Like a 10" subwoofer in an 8" sub cabinet
Overall
Colors Glacier White & Midnight Black
Transducers 8" long-throw woofer
Passive Radiators Dual 8" 3XR™ Configuration
Bass Type Bass Radiator
Feet Permanently Installed Feet with Rubber Pad
Dimensions 12.8" x 12.0" x 13.1" 324.8 x 305.8 x 331.6 mm
Performance
Amplifier Type Class D
Peak Power 500W
Continuous (RMS) 200W
Frequency Response (-/+ 3dB) 35 Hz 200 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 60 Hz 120 Hz
Phase Adjustment 0 / 180°
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 Auto/Off
Volume Control Potentiometer w/ center detent
Low Pass Control Potentiometer w/ center detent
Phase Control 2-way switch
Status RGB LED Yes

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