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Definitive Technology - SuperCube 2000 7-1/2" 650W Powered Subwoofer - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 261 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Subwoofer!

    Posted
    cody1

    I purchased this subwoofer as an open item at my local Best Buy. It is extremely difficult to find higher end audio equipment from Definitive Technology used. After some research, I originally narrowed my options to SVS, HSU, and some lower end Definitive Technology subwoofers (particularly the Powerfield 312 -$199-299 and the Pro Sub 800/1000). My budget was below $600. After emailing Definitive Technology, they pushed me towards the Supercube 2000. Space was not an issue at all (I could have easily fit an 18" subwoofer if I wanted to). I will admit, I was extremely skeptical about the performance specs. I did not think that a 7-1/2" subwoofer with 2 7-1/2" radiators would be able to outperform my Yamaha YST-SW216, or a 12" subwoofer. But, I was definitely wrong! This sub has extremely tight bass, and can get extremely loud/and low if needed. I also liked that it did not distort once, no matter what I threw at it. One of the recent demos I tried, was the Dolby Atmos Amaze Trailer (which is now on Vudu). On the Powerful Bass scene, it got LOW! Now, I did not put the volume knob all the way up...half way was already too loud for me. It complements my Definitive Technology BP8s extremely well. The Yamaha performed extremely well if it is placed in a corner, and if your listening position is right against a wall on the opposite side. Once I moved, the listening position had to moved towards the middle of the room. The dispersion of this subwoofer was MUCH wider, allowing me to have several more "sweet spots" which I also appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Subwoofer, but Open Box Beware!

    Posted
    genuineTuffguy
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    This is my first subwoofer, and I paired it with some old speakers: Two Boston Acoustics T830s speaker for Left and Right channel (32" tall with 8" woofers#, One Paradigm CC-100 Center Channel Speaker, and two Mission Leading Edge 700 book shelf speakers #6.5" woofers# for Left and Right rear surround. Everything is connected to a Denon x3100W AVR Receiver. At first I was concerned that the 7.5" driver on the Definitive Technology SC 2000 would not add much more bass then my Boston Acoustics tower speakers. Boy...was I wrong! Incredibly deep and powerful bass that you can feel! I have the subwoofer set to half power...and my equipment is sitting in a room that measures 15' x 12.5' and is open and adjacent to our kitchen. I highly recommend this subwoofer. It is very small, but puts out an incredible amount of bass. One of the best purchases I have made for my audio/video system...ever! However, with respect to Best Buy...beware of their open box policy. The subwoofer I bought was an open box item, so naturally I expected it to be missing the manual or other "accessories". It arrived with NO POWER CHORD! Just the SuperCube unit itself. When I called Best Buy to ask if they could supply a power chord or at least provide me with a gift card of equal value they indicated that this is a common occurrence and that a power chord is considered an "accessory". Really? Wow. Well, lucky for me I had a spare PC power chord that worked just fine with the SuperCube. Best Buy should not accept a return if it's missing a necessary item...I would consider a power chord as "necessary". At the very minimum they should have indicated in the comments that it was missing a power chord, but the comments only indicated that the unit was in "Excellent" condition. For the most part it was...except for missing a power chord! I would have rated this item 5 stars #which the subwoofer deserves#, but I took away a star due to Best Buy's "missing accessory" policy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, but AWESOME!

    Posted
    Promptjock
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    Purchased to replace a Definitive Pro Sub 80 (purch. in 2002) that became "HUMMMMMMMMY!" The Installation and Setup is as close to being "GEICO.COM-compliant" as possible: place the unit on the floor in the desired location, set the "Input Level" control to "midway" (I taped mine down so it wouldn't "self-adjust" from vibrations), connect a shielded RCA cable between the sub's "LFE IN" jack and your receiver's "SUBWOOFER OUT" jack, then plug the sub into AC power. THAT'S IT - it's "ready to go"! Of course, it's best to use your receiver's "test tone" to "calibrate" the sub. If you have a Very Recent receiver (I have a Denon AVRS-730H), let the receiver do the calibrating! Anyhoo, this little box packs a BIG "Bass PUNCH"! it's also VERY "SMOOTH" with music - no "booming" and such, just a very satisfying low-end "fill-in" that, depending on what is being played, will give you "goose bumps". My "listening area" is my Living Room, which measures (approx.) 12' x 15' and this sub is PERFECT for this area! if your listening area is LARGER, go with the NEXT LARGER model "Super Cubes".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it!

    Posted
    John
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    I went to an audio store about 15 years ago and told them I wanted the best system they had. They sold me 2 Definitive front towers, 2 rear surround speakers, and a center speaker. They told me I did not need a subwoofer because they were in the towers. I was never happy with the sound and would sit longingly in the sound rooms at Fry's and Best Buy with their deep bass and fret that my system was not up to par. This year, I bought a new Denon amp at Best Buy. It made everything crisper but I still missed my bass. After all these years, I decided to add the bass. I went to Best Buy and listened to all the choices for over an hour. I finally made my decision. When I told the rep, he asked what system I already had. When I told him Definitive, he advised against what I had chosen, and said just to go for the best. My father told me to always buy the best and I would never be dissatisfied. It was a couple of hundred $$ more than the one I had chosen, but he said it was worth it. Boy was he right! Once home, the moment the sound kicked in, I realized what I had been missing all these years. It created a whole new depth to the listening experience. Movies come alive. I just listen in awe. Buy the best. Buy this sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two bad units, but the third was golden

    Posted
    PETTYOFFICER117
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    IDK if DefTech needs better quality control or what, but my first unit didn't work. Exchanged and the second unit was missing the fuse. Contacted deftech and they sent me a fuse. Still didn't work after installing. Since this sub is smaller than most comparably priced/quality subs, and I don't have much room for a sub, I decided to try one more time. Exchanged for another at BBY, and the third one worked. And boy does it work. This is an absolutely fantastic subwoofer. Everyone I've showed it to has commented on how clean the bass is while still making you FEEL the bass. Even at low volumes it adds quite a bit of depth to music and movies (paired with my Martin Logan Motion 35XTs - bookshelf speakers). Long story short, this thing is FANTASTIC. Good enough for me to still give it five stars after all the trouble I had. I will say though, DefTech needs to work on their QC, as the problems I had give me second thoughts about recommending their products or buying other DefTech stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Technology Supercube 2000

    Posted
    Michael
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    I have a fairly large room 13”x33” I bought the pro cinema 600 on sale about a month ago. The pro sub that comes with that system sounds great and works well with the system. I decided to look into adding another to fill out the bass and bought the supercube 2000 on sale. After hooking it up on its own and setting the bass level to 10 o’clock on the rear dial, this Subwoofer sounds great. It’s very smooth, tight, no matter what you play. I like the sound so much I decided to not use the other pro sub with it. The size is laughable at first look, the fit and finish is nice, though the top of mine had a very small scratch out of the box, but I don’t think it’s worth exchanging over. I highly recommend for anyone looking for good, clean, accurate bass in a compact speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Salesman was Perfect

    Posted
    Fred
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    Putting together a new Home Theater system is not an easy task. People have different viewing and listening preferences and sometimes a one brand solution may not provide the ultimate satisfaction for the value. I had done some research online and selected a different subwoofer. I had the great fortune of having a seriously knowledgeable salesman help me get the job done. He explained the differences, asked about my preferences and highly recommended the Definitive Technology Super Cube. I was not familiar with the brand but trusted the advice I was given. It is perfect for my room and setup. It is remarkably small for the output against what I was accustomed to. It mated very well with the Marantz receiver. Just a note about my salesman, it has been some time since I have been so impressed with the knowledge, courtesy and efficiency with which any transaction was handled. Kudos to BestBuy for havinf such a fine young man on staff and so well trained.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was skeptical. I was wrong.

    Posted
    JediRocker
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    Our 12" media room subwoofer had died. I went to Best Buy to find the biggest, baddest, most thunderous subwoofer I could find. When the sales guy, who declares himself an audiophile, told me that needing a large subwoofer was a thing of the past and pointed to this little Def Tech SuperCube, I chuckled. I pointed to some bigger subwoofers & requested sampling. He turned on the same Denon receiver we have in our media room & blasted theatre soundtrack through the speakers. After hearing the bigger subs, he changed it to the SuperCube. I was stunned. It was the best. How could a 7.5" woofer dominate the larger subs? I decided to stop contemplating the laws of physics & demanded Best Buy take my money for the thing. I only buy audio equip on sale. It wasn't on sale, yet I bought it...that's how impressed I was. Movies in our media room sound better thanks to the SuperCube 2000. We've now had it a year...it is still going strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Bass for Movies but Not for Music

    Posted
    EdwinAFF
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    I Purchased this Sub in Feb. 2018 and tested it for nearly a month (28 days exactly). The sub performed really well for movies and general TV watching. I really can't complain about it on that end. However, I returned the sub because I didn't like it for music at all. It's not the clean bass i was looking for. I used my HT for movies about 60% and music about 40% of the time. And as such, i needed a sub that can perform well for both. I tested a Martin Logan Dynamo 700W and immediately returned the Supercube 2000. The ML Dynamo performed much better for music. It does better for movies as well so for me, it was pretty clear which sub i needed to keep. Worth noting, if I didn't use the Supercube 2000 for music, I'd have kept it and returned the Martin Logan, considering that it is cheaper and smaller and handles movies pretty well. I would say i'm impress with how this sub plays movies considering it's size. It can definitely shake my living room. I would recommend to a friend who's looking for a sub for movies only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent with other Def Tech Speakers

    Posted
    ScubaPro
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    I purchased this subwoofer to finish off my Def Tech home theater system. I was a bit on the fence since the 9040 towers I have already have excellent imaging and bass, but I'm really happy I got this. With a small room, this super cube is all the extra bass that anyone would ever need, and the compliment it's made to an already excellent sounding system has been pretty dramatic. Movie tracks now sound really punchy, and music is even more natural and balanced. I'm glad I went with the Def Tech sub over others I looked at because the timbre of running an all Def Tech speaker system is consistent, and works together really well. Having said that, I suppose if I had had a different speaker system this sub would probably work equally as well, it's a wonderful sounding speaker. If you are in the market for a sub woofer, and particularly if you own Def Tech speakers like I did, give this one a listen. I think you'll like the difference!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crazy sound from a 7 1/2 '' woofer

    Posted
    Kelso
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    Seriously you have to hear this thing I was BLOWN away by the Punch and the Clarity of this speaker ! I walked into BestBuy and told them I wanted a bass bin thinking a 12'' is what I need for the clarity and the punch ? So he turns this on and I am standing there in front of the 12'' one on the floor and he says NO NO its the one next to it I said That Small Thing ! UNBEALEAVABLE !!!! I made him turn ALL the speakers off except the SuperCube 2000 thinking something was up, Nope it was this tiny bass bin Purchased it on the spot … This little speaker is Loud, Clear and the kind of bass you can feel in your chest without breaking up, just amazing.. Its 650 Watts has a 7 1/2 Woofer and a Frequency Response of 20-200 Hz I am telling you Go and Listen for yourself its totally worth the price .. I hope it helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sub for small to medium spaces

    Posted
    krush
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    I bought this subwoofer for my game room upstairs. All of my 7.1 speakers are definitive technology so i wanted my sub to be the same. I like the size of this sub as it is very small and produces very good bass. I like this sub more than my Polk 505 that I have downstairs. Its more punchy. I would like to get another supercube 2000 and run 2 of them upstairs. I paired my supercube 2000 with the Polk 505 off the same amp and ran dual subs for a little while but i was not impressed as the polk and the supercube dont respond the same so it didnt really sound that good. But Im pretty sure 2x supercubes would sound amazing. Highly recommend this sub but keep in mind i would not probably by this for very large rooms. You would need to step up a size or two for larger rooms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a lot of bang for your buck! literally

    Posted
    KIDDERS
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    Okay love the size and the depth of sound. Rocks the whole room. We had a much bigger subwoofer and it took up so much space. This has far better quality and is great for surround sound. We have an 86=5" Samsung TV so needed big sound. We have it tucked away on the floor and its perfect. Be careful though some of the serial numbers were recalled so check to be sure yours wasn't on the list and call the manufacture to find out directly. Best buy was not helpful at all in soliving the issue. In fact the supervisor in Goleta promised me a call back after speaking to them about the return fthree times and to no avail. I was so happy with best buy and now I'm not so disappointed I can't recommend them and may look elsewhere to finish the room. Like the subwoofer though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sub

    Posted
    pbenjamin1
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    Def Tech product are extremely well made and provide exquiste sound quality. I purchase this sub to complete a def tech surround system powered by a Pioneer Elite receiver. It was a very tough decision to make while going back and forth between Energy and B&W but trust me you will not go wrong with Def Tech based upon sound production and price. This sub provides an output that is unparallel to any in its class and will out perform some larger subs. Pushing the sub at high gain levels (past 12 o’clock) for extended periods of time (approx. 2 hours or more) will frequently put the sub in protect mode but I’m sure we can all agree this is a better option then blowing the unit. Def Tech all the way you won’t regret the decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounded great at the store

    Posted
    Mike
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    If you use the same setup as the store it will sound good and if you put it in the same stand they had it on. However I didn't have the same things so I could not get it to produce enough sound at a higher level. It is small so if you don't have much room then it is great. I took it back and got a klipsch reference 10 that I love. The store did not have it on a great display but I already had a klipsch 12 that sounded great so I gave it a shot...and I have to say it sounds better than the 12 on my application. So if you have a small room or are using smaller speakers then the def tech would suffice but I wouldn't use it on a larger room or setup.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little sub

    Posted
    Wayneh
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    The sub is great for the size but not a great match with the def tech 8060 front speakers. Needed to turn the gain up on the sub almost 3/4 of the way up to max to get much of a difference. It was hard to get it tuned right with the sub placed next or behind the seating position even with the Yamaha YPAO configuration. No adjustment was enough to make a decernable difference. I decided to get the def tech supercube 4000 with the onboard phase adjustment and custom EQ which is slightly bigger than the supercube 2000. That worked great, this sub would be perfect to match with some bookshelf speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    Posted
    Ramon
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    I bought a Supercube 2000 Jan 2012 and less than 30 days later, I had to take it back to Best Buy because it was distorting the sound. They replaced it, and a year and a half later, it was completely dead. Since I paid for the extended warranty, GeekSquad sent it off for repair. One month later, it was back and working. Now, it's dead again. I have a Energy ES-10 sub that is 20 years old and still works. When the sc2000 was working, it was great for for my limited space but, I will never buy anything else from definitive technology.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Big flub

    Posted
    Hard2please
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    Definitive technology has come up with a outside of the box, box. Instead of a larger (10”, 12”, 15”, 18”) speaker and bigger cabinet, the super cube is a smaller long throw speaker to compensate air movement. There is desent low end, but unfortunately with the long throw you lose that punch response time. There is also lag of the bass kicking in when watching your favorite movies and shows. I think for a 10’ X 15’ room with an 8 foot ceiling, this would be a great speaker. For the price point I would spend a little more for a 15” speaker

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific sub for the cost

    Posted
    Paul6652
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    I went to the Magnolia show room so that I could preview some of the subs on hand. After performing research online I had narrowed the list yet needed to listen with my own ears as everyone's tastes are different. I listened to the Def Tech Pro sub 1000 and the Def Tech Super cube 2000 and the Super Cubes bass was so much "tighter" that it made my decision an easy one. Purchase this sub and you will not be sorry. BTW my room size is 18 x 20. I also performed the "Subwoofer crawl" to find the sweat spot for placement (YouTube has some great instructions on how to do this).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice compact sub

    Posted
    Audioguy
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    This little sub is compact but don't let the size fool you, it puts out a nice amount of bass. Of course it won't reach down to the lowest realms but for my smaller ,medium sized room it does a great job. I do however have two of these so I am running dual subs which in my opinion is definitely the way to go. This way gives a more even bass response through out the room. So if your looking for a compact sub like I was that can put out good bass and have a medium to small sized room I would definitely recommend this sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend