Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer - Dreamedia AV
Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer - Dreamedia AV
Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer - Dreamedia AV

Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer

High-performance subwoofer with deep, clear bass
$799.00
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Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer

Unleash the Power of Deep Bass

Imagine the rumble of an earthquake, the roar of a stadium crowd, or the subtle vibrations of a double bass as they resonate through your space, enveloping you in an experience that's not just heard, but felt. This is the immersive world the Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance  Subwoofer in Glacier White offers. It's not just about adding a subwoofer to your home theater setup; it's about completing it.

Why Choose Definitive Technology DN10?

The Definitive Technology DN10 is a testament to what a subwoofer should be. It's not just a box that shakes your room; it's a meticulously crafted instrument that enhances every aspect of your audio experience. Let's dive into the features that make the DN10 a standout choice:

  • 10" Long-Throw Woofer: At the heart of the DN10 lies a 10-inch long-throw woofer, engineered to move air and create the deep, room-filling bass that brings movies and music to life.
  • Dual 10" 3XR™ Configuration Passive Radiators: Complementing the main woofer are dual 10-inch passive radiators. This 3XR™ Architecture triples the bass-producing surface, delivering a dynamic range without the port noise distortion commonly found in lesser subwoofers.
  • Class D Amplifier: Efficiency meets power with the DN10's custom Class D amplifier. It provides a hefty peak and 200W RMS power, ensuring robust and reliable performance.
  • Versatile Connectivity: Whether you're connecting via LFE or stereo line-level RCA inputs, the DN10 integrates seamlessly into your existing system.
  • Customizable Controls: Take charge of your sound with built-in volume, low pass filter, and phase controls, allowing you to tailor the bass to your listening preferences.
  • Non-Resonant Cabinet: The premium, non-resonant cabinet is not only aesthetically pleasing in Glacier White but also acoustically optimized for uncolored sound.
  • Multi-Subwoofer Setup Support: For those who crave even more power, the DN10 supports pairing with additional subwoofers to elevate your audio experience to new heights.

Design and Build Quality

The DN10's elegant Glacier White finish isn't just about looking good; it's about delivering a statement piece that complements the aesthetics of your home. The sealed enclosure design ensures a clean, precise bass response, while the permanently installed feet with rubber pads reduce vibrations and protect your floors.

Performance and Experience

With a frequency response of 28Hz to 200Hz, the DN10 reaches down into the depths of sound that many subwoofers can only dream of. The adjustable low-pass crossover frequency and phase control allow for fine-tuning, ensuring the subwoofer's bass seamlessly blends with your main speakers.

Setting Up Your DN10

Setting up the DN10 is a breeze. With simple connections and intuitive controls, you'll be ready to enjoy cinematic bass in no time. And when it comes to placement, the compact dimensions (16.8” x 16.0” x 17.1”) provide flexibility, allowing the subwoofer to fit comfortably in any room.

Crystal-Clear Lows Without Distortion

Bass should be felt, not heard as an unwanted rattle or hum. The DN10 delivers crystal-clear lows, thanks to its 3XR™ Architecture that eliminates port noise, ensuring you hear the bass as it was intended.

Power and Efficiency

The internal power supply is designed for global use, with a 120V/240V switch, and meets European (<.5W) compliance for energy efficiency. Even with its powerful output, the DN10 is kind to your energy bills.

User Experience

With an impressive user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, it's clear that the DN10 has won the hearts of audiophiles and casual listeners alike. Reviews consistently praise its accurate and deep bass response, high-quality build, and excellent sound performance.

Connectivity and Controls

The DN10's connectivity options include a single RCA for LFE input and left/right 5-way binding posts for speaker-level input, ensuring compatibility with virtually any audio system. The main power auto/off feature, coupled with the RGB LED status indicator, offers convenience and a touch of sophistication.

Multi-Subwoofer Setup Support

For those who demand the ultimate in bass performance, the DN10 supports the use of multiple subwoofers. This allows for even distribution of bass throughout the room and an overall enhanced audio experience.

Warranty and Support

The Definitive Technology DN10 comes with a limited warranty, offering 1 year of coverage for the amplifier and 2 years for the driver. And, of course, Dreamedia is always here to help design and optimize your home theater system, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Transform Your Audio Experience

The Definitive Technology DN10 is more than just a subwoofer; it's the foundation of a sonic masterpiece. Whether you're watching a blockbuster movie, enjoying your favorite album, or gaming with friends, the DN10 elevates every moment with its deep, impactful bass.

Ready to Feel the Difference?

Don't let your home theater experience fall flat. Add the Definitive Technology DN10 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer to your setup and feel the power of deep, precise, and dynamic bass. With its exceptional performance, elegant design, and intuitive controls, it's the perfect addition to any audio enthusiast's collection.

Dreamedia – Here for You

Remember, Dreamedia is not just about providing top-tier audio equipment; we're also here to help you design and optimize your home theater system. Our experts are ready to assist you in creating an immersive audio experience that's tailored to your space and preferences.

Embrace the full potential of your home entertainment with the Definitive Technology DN10 and let Dreamedia bring your dream home theater to life.

Our Review

Introduction

Subwoofers are the unsung heroes of home theater systems, providing the deep, rumbling bass that can make movie explosions feel like they're shaking the room and bringing a live-concert presence to music. Definitive Technology, a company known for high-end audio equipment, offers the DN10 Ultra-Performance 500W 10" Subwoofer. This model promises to deliver superior sound quality in a compact package, catering to audiophiles and casual listeners alike.

Design and Build Quality

Exterior Aesthetics

The Definitive Technology DN10 is available in 'Glacier White' and 'Midnight Black', two color options that offer a sleek, modern look. The white variant, in particular, can blend seamlessly with light interiors or stand out as a statement piece in a darker room. The build quality is what one would expect from Definitive Technology: solid construction that exudes luxury and durability.

Physical Dimensions and Placement

At 16.8” x 16.0” x 17.1”, the DN10 is compact enough for smaller spaces but still substantial enough to produce significant bass. The permanently installed feet with rubber pads are a thoughtful touch, ensuring stability and reducing the chance of vibrations transferring to the floor. However, these non-removable feet may limit placement options for those who prefer wall-mounting or custom stand solutions.

Features

Core Technology

The DN10's 3XRTM Architecture is a standout feature, providing three times the bass radiating surface area of a traditional ported subwoofer. This design is instrumental in producing clear, deep bass without the port noise that can plague other models. The Class D amplifier is another highlight, ensuring efficient power usage while delivering a robust 500W peak and 200W continuous power.

Connectivity and Controls

The subwoofer offers a variety of input options, including LFE and stereo line-level RCA inputs, along with left/right 5-way binding posts. Controls are straightforward, with potentiometers for volume and low-pass filter and a phase switch. The lack of remote control might be a drawback for some users, who would prefer to make adjustments from their listening position.

Additional Functionalities

The premium non-resonant cabinet design ensures that the subwoofer only produces intended sounds without cabinet-induced coloration. The built-in features for customization and control allow users to fine-tune the subwoofer for their specific room and preferences, making it versatile across various setups.

Performance

Sound Quality

The DN10 shines in its sound performance, delivering bass that is both smooth and impactful. Whether it's the subtle bass line of a jazz recording or the thunderous roar in an action movie, this subwoofer handles it with aplomb. The sound is dynamic, with the ability to articulate nuanced bass notes and provide room-shaking power when needed.

Power Handling

With a peak power of 500W and continuous power of 200W, the DN10 is more than capable of filling most rooms with powerful bass. This power handling ensures that the subwoofer can keep up with dynamic audio content without distorting at high volumes.

Frequency Response and Range

The wide frequency response range of 30 Hz to 200 Hz means the DN10 can delve into the lower depths of the audio spectrum, essential for a truly immersive experience. The adjustable low-pass crossover frequency allows for seamless integration with other speakers in the system.

Room Compatibility

While the DN10 performs admirably in small to medium-sized rooms, its output may not be sufficient for larger spaces or for users who crave extreme bass levels. However, the option to pair multiple subwoofers could help address this limitation and provide a scalable solution for those needing more power.

User Experience and Usability

Setup and Installation

Setting up the DN10 is relatively straightforward. The clear labeling of inputs and controls makes installation a breeze, even for those who may not be technically inclined. The subwoofer's design allows it to blend in with most decor, making it a versatile choice for various home environments.

User Feedback

The DN10 boasts a high user rating, reflecting general satisfaction with its performance and quality. However, some users have reported issues with rattling or noise, which could be attributed to individual defects or shipping damage. While these instances appear to be outliers, they are worth noting for potential buyers.

Pros and Cons Recap

Pros:
- Compact design for versatile placement
- Accurate and deep bass response
- High-quality build and materials
- Powerful peak and continuous power output
- Wide frequency response range
- Efficient Class D amplifier
- Adjustable crossover and phase control
- Stylish color options
- Advanced 3XRTM Architecture for clear bass

Cons:
- Potential for shipping damage or quality control issues
- May not be ideal for very large rooms
- Limited color options
- Fixed feet may restrict placement options
- No remote control for adjustments
- Warranty period may be considered short

Final Thoughts

The Definitive Technology DN10 is a formidable contender in the realm of subwoofers, offering a blend of performance, quality, and design that is sure to please most users. Its ability to produce clean, powerful bass in a compact form factor makes it an excellent choice for most home theater setups. While it may have a few limitations, such as the lack of a remote control and a somewhat limited warranty, these are minor when weighed against the subwoofer's overall performance and aesthetic appeal. For those seeking a high-quality subwoofer that combines deep bass with a sleek design, the DN10 is certainly worthy of consideration.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Brand: Definitive Technology
  • Model Name: DN10
  • Speaker Type: Subwoofer
  • Color: White
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed

Performance Specifications

  • Amplifier Type: Class D
  • Continuous RMS Power: 200W
  • Peak Power: 500W
  • Frequency Response: 28Hz - 200Hz
  • Low-Pass Crossover Frequency: 60Hz - 120Hz
  • Phase Adjustment: 0 / 180 degrees

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 16.8” x 16.0” x 17.1” (425.4 x 407.4 x 433.2 mm)
  • Feet: Permanently Installed Feet with Rubber Pad

Transducers

  • Woofer: 10” long-throw woofer
  • Passive Radiators: Dual 10” 3XR™ Configuration

Power Supply

  • Type: Internal
  • Voltage Switch: 120V/240V switch
  • Compliance: Europe (<.5W Compliance)

Inputs

  • LFE: Single RCA
  • Speaker Level: 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 Indicator: RGB LED

Features

  • 3XR Architecture: Yes
  • Passive Bass Radiators: Yes
  • Custom Class D Digital Amplifier: Yes
  • Customizable Controls: Yes
  • Multi-Subwoofer Setup Support: Yes
  • Versatile Connectivity: Yes

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