Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators - Dreamedia AV
Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators - Dreamedia AV
Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators - Dreamedia AV
Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators - Dreamedia AV

Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators

500W Subwoofer with Dual Bass Radiators
$499.00
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Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer w/ Dual Bass Radiators

Unleash the Power of Deep Bass

Imagine a subwoofer that doesn't just play the role of enhancing your home theater experience, but completely transforms it. Enter the Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer, a powerhouse of deep, thundering bass that brings every movie scene to life and every beat of music to the forefront.

The Heart of Your Home Theater

At the core of the DN8 lies an long-throw woofer, meticulously engineered to deliver precision and power. Paired with Definitive Technology's Dual 3XR™ Configuration passive radiators, this subwoofer doesn't just produce sound—it breathes life into every audio experience. These passive radiators work in harmony to produce as much bass as a 10” ported subwoofer, without any of the unwanted noise distortion.

Designed for Performance

  • Peak Power: With a staggering peak power output, the DN8 delivers dynamic and robust bass that can shake the room.
  • Continuous Power: 200W of continuous power ensures the bass is always rich, detailed, and distortion-free, even at high volumes.
  • Class D Amplifier: This efficient amplifier type not only maximizes power output but also ensures minimal energy wastage.
  • Frequency Response: Ranging from 35 Hz to 200 Hz, the DN8 captures the deepest of tones, making every low frequency feel like an inaudible whisper to a ground-shaking roar.
  • Low-Pass Crossover & Phase Adjustment: Customize your listening experience with adjustable low-pass crossover and phase controls to integrate the subwoofer perfectly with your existing speakers.

Power and Precision

The Definitive Technology DN8 is not just about raw power; it's about controlled, precise, and tailored performance. The built-in controls for volume, low pass filter, and phase allow you to dial in the exact bass response you need for your room and your taste.

Sleek Design

With its sleek dimensions of 12.8” x 12.0” x 13.1” and a choice between the elegant Midnight Black or the pristine Glacier White, the DN8 is designed to complement any room aesthetic. It's not just a subwoofer; it's a statement piece that says you value both form and function.

Connectivity Made Easy

  • LFE Single RCA & Speaker Binding Posts: Connect your audio source with ease, thanks to the versatile input options. Whether you're using an LFE channel or high-level inputs, the DN8 has you covered.

Intuitive Controls for Ultimate Customization

  • Main Power Auto/Off: Never worry about power wastage. The DN8 knows when to take a break, thanks to its intelligent auto power function.
  • Volume and Low Pass Control: With center detent potentiometers, you get tactile feedback for precision adjustments.
  • Phase Control: Optimize the bass to match the phase of your speakers, ensuring tight and coherent low frequencies.
  • Status Indicator: The RGB LED provides a quick visual reference of the subwoofer's operational status.

The 3XR Advantage

Definitive Technology's exclusive 3XR Architecture triples the bass-producing surface area compared to traditional ported subwoofers. This means you get more bass, more depth, and more impact without the need for a larger enclosure.

Addressing Potential Concerns

You might wonder if such a powerful subwoofer could overwhelm your space. But with the DN8, control is in your hands. The adjustable low-pass crossover and phase controls mean you can tailor the bass to fit your room perfectly, eliminating any concerns about the bass being too overpowering or not integrated seamlessly with your existing system.

The Dreamedia Touch

At Dreamedia, we understand that a home theater is more than just a collection of electronics—it's an experience. That's why we're here to help design a home theater system that's tailor-made for you. With the Definitive Technology DN8 as part of your setup, you're not just getting a subwoofer; you're enhancing your entire home entertainment system with deep, immersive bass that you can feel as much as hear.

In Summary

The Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer is a tour de force of bass technology, offering:

  • Deep, Powerful Bass: With its high peak power, wide frequency response, and advanced 3XR architecture, the DN8 envelops you in deep, resonant bass.
  • Efficient and Precise: Class D amplification and precise controls mean your bass is always clean, never muddy.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Available in two sleek colors, this subwoofer looks as good as it sounds.
  • Customizable: With adjustable crossover and phase settings, you can fine-tune your bass experience to your exact preferences.

Ready to Dive into the Deep End?

Experience the Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer for yourself. Contact Dreamedia today, and let's design the home theater system of your dreams. With the DN8, prepare to be moved by bass that not only sounds incredible but also feels like nothing you've experienced before.

Our Review

Definitive Technology DN8 Ultra-Performance Subwoofer Review

Introduction

The Definitive Technology DN8 subwoofer is a compact yet robust low-frequency powerhouse designed to enhance the home theater experience. The importance of a subwoofer cannot be overstated; it brings depth and dimension to movies, music, and games by reproducing the low-end frequencies that small speakers cannot.

Design and Build

Aesthetics

The DN8 boasts a sleek design that is both modern and understated, allowing it to blend seamlessly with most decor. Available in Glacier White and Midnight Black, these color options provide versatility for personal preference or room aesthetics.

Construction

The build quality of the DN8 is impressive. Definitive Technology is known for its attention to detail, and this subwoofer is no exception. The construction feels solid, and the materials used suggest durability and longevity.

Size and Placement

With dimensions of 12.8” x 12.0” x 13.1”, the DN8 is relatively compact for a high-performance subwoofer, making it easier to integrate into various room sizes. The permanently installed feet with rubber pads are a thoughtful touch, minimizing vibrations and ensuring stable placement.

Features

Amplifier and Power

The Class D amplifier within the DN8 is noteworthy for its efficient power utilization. The subwoofer's 500W peak power and 200W continuous power are indicative of its ability to deliver powerful bass without unnecessary energy expenditure.

Frequency Response and Bass Radiators

The wide frequency response of 35 Hz to 200 Hz covers the essential range for deep and impactful bass. The inclusion of Dual 8” 3XR™ Configuration passive radiators is a design choice that maximizes the subwoofer's surface area to move air, resulting in more profound bass without distortion.

Connectivity

The DN8 offers a variety of input options, including LFE Single RCA and Speaker Left/Right 5-way binding posts. However, the lack of wireless connectivity might be a drawback for users seeking a cable-free setup.

Controls and Adjustments

The subwoofer features a comprehensive set of controls, including volume and low-pass crossover frequency potentiometers with a center detent, a phase control switch, and a status RGB LED, all contributing to the user's ability to fine-tune the audio output.

Performance

Sound Quality

The DN8 delivers rich, nuanced bass that can be felt as much as heard. The low-end is tight and controlled, without muddiness or boominess, which is a testament to the subwoofer's engineering.

Room Integration

The adjustable low-pass crossover frequency and phase adjustment are crucial for integrating the subwoofer with various room acoustics and speaker setups. These features allow users to tailor the subwoofer's output to complement the main speakers and room characteristics.

Power Handling

In a real-world setting, the DN8's power handling capabilities ensure that it can deliver consistent, dynamic bass in a variety of listening environments, from intimate viewing areas to larger home theaters.

Practicality and Usability

Setup and Installation

The setup process for the DN8 is straightforward, with clear instructions provided. Users can optimize performance through placement and calibration using the subwoofer's controls.

User Experience

The user interface of the DN8 is intuitive, with controls that are accessible and easy to understand. This enhances the overall user experience, allowing for quick adjustments and customization.

Comparison to Competitors

When matched against similar subwoofers in its class, the DN8 holds its own in terms of power, performance, and price. While some competitors may offer additional features like wireless connectivity, the DN8's sound quality and efficient power usage are competitive advantages.

Final Thoughts

The Definitive Technology DN8 is a well-rounded subwoofer that excels in both design and performance. The high peak power, efficient Class D amplifier, and detailed bass reproduction stand out as key strengths. The primary limitations are the absence of wireless connectivity and the potential need for additional amplification in larger rooms. Potential buyers who prioritize sound quality and efficient power usage will find the DN8 to be a compelling addition to their home theater setup.

Specifications

Overall

  • Color: 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: 35 Hz → 200 Hz
  • Low-Pass Crossover Freq: 60 Hz → 120 Hz
  • Phase Adjustment: 0 / 180°

Power Supply

  • Type: Internal
  • Connector: IEC 3 prong jack
  • Voltage Switch: 120V/240V
  • Europe Compliance: <.5W

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 Indicator: RGB LED

Additional Features

  • 3XR Architecture: Provides triple the bass-producing surface area of a traditional ported subwoofer
  • Passive Radiators: Enables the DN8 to play as loud and low as a 10” ported sub without unwanted port noise distortion
  • Powerful Amplification: 500-watt peak custom Class D digital amplifier
  • Control & Customization: Built-in controls for variable volume, low pass filter, and phase (0/180°) for optimum bass levels

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