The Definitive Technology Descend DN8 is a compact, digitally optimized subwoofer designed for movies and music. It is outfitted with dual 8” Bass Radiators that are pressure coupled to the 8” driver and 500W peak Class D amplification that deliver powerful bass with amazing speed, musicality, and control even at 34Hz. Featuring the unique 3XR Architecture with three-times the bass-producing surface area of traditional subwoofers, the DN8 performs like a 10” sub and delivers louder and clearer lows without any unwanted port noise distortion. Built-in controls easily accessible at the back panel allows variable volume, low pass filter and phase control (0/180°) for optimum bass levels. Set power toggle to Auto on/off or DC control for fast and easy on/off power switching in the sub and other home theater equipment. A perfect complement to any home theater system, you can easily connect the DN8 via LFE or stereo line level RCA inputs (cables not included). Add another, same-model subwoofer to your home audio set up to dramatically improve realism, smooth out peaks and dips, as well as to get an even bass response for all your movies and music. Be at the center of action from any part of the room!
A Powerful, Upgraded Subwoofer
More efficient than previous DT subs and a perfect addition to your home theater, the Definitive Technology Descend DN8 features an 8" driver and (2) pressure-coupled 8" Ultra Low Bass Radiators, and the new 3XR Architecture for an amazing audio experience
More Bass from the Same Space
Featuring the new 3XR Architecture with three-times the bass-producing radiating surface area of a traditional ported subwoofer, the DN8 performs like a 10” sub in an 8” cabinet. The 3XR does not have ports, resulting in crystal-clear lows with no port noise
Bigger, Dynamic Audio for Movies & Music
Equipped with an advanced digitally-tuned 500W peak Class D Amplifier that uses optimal power and reduces digital noise, this subwoofer delivers detailed audio and superior musicality with a deep, transcending bass
Modern, Minimalistic Designs
Featuring a non-resonant, beautifully-designed and acoustically transparent cabinet, the Descend DN8 adds a dash of sophistication to your home decor. It blends perfectly, looks great, and sounds even better
Versatile Connection Options
Easily connect your home entertainment setup with this subwoofer via LFE or stereo line level RCA inputs (cables not included). The DN8 is perfect from most home theater setups
For convenient operations, the back panel features controls for variable volume, low pass filter, phase toggle (0/180°) for optimum bass, power toggle (Auto On/Off or DC Control) for fast power switching - all controls you need for smooth functioning
Add an Additional Sub for Thunderous Sound
By adding another same-model subwoofer, amplify every crunch, explosion, and roar, and feel at the center of the action. The result will be dramatically improved realism, smoother peaks, and an even bass response across the room
Quick Start Guide
Voice Assistant Built-in
Voice Assistant Built-in
Descend DN8 8" Sub, 3XR Architecture, 500W Peak Class D Amplifier & (2) 8" Bass Radiators
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Back story, first. Bought the D11 as fronts - bought 2 of these to couple to them- Boom, floorstanding speakers. Pleastantly surprised. These speakers have a bit of an edge on the BP lineup - you can hear the difference in the finesse and the imaging. They stand up to what you buy into. But, with that said, they obviously lacked in the bass area- so I signed up for some BN8s. They hit hard, true, and with enough impact to really pick up everything I want out of my D11s. With that said, I would categorize these guys as "accompanying" subs. They are not mains. They are assistance. But, they do it fantastically. For what I wanted, I am not disappointed. Why grab those crazy 1700 speakers from their lineup when you can do what I did?? :) save your money.
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Definitive Technology Descend Series Subwoofers ReviewedDefinitive Technology (DT) is a brand known for big, immersive sonic impact across its entire product portfolio of full-range speakers and subwoofers. Its new Descend series subwoofers go above and beyond – due to the introduction of 3XR
That particular model Samsung only works with the sub-woofer built to be sold with it.
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A:AnswerHello, the DN8 will prove to be a great match for your DT 9040 speakers in most rooms. Please note that a subwoofer should also be chosen based on room size as well. For larger rooms, you may want to consider our DN10 or above.