The manufacturer Definitive Technology has specialized in the development of stereo and home cinema speakers – and is currently announcing two new subwoofers in the Descend series. Both use a special architecture called 3XR.
Definitive Technology Descend: subwoofer technology
The 3XR architecture is a closed system with a central driver and two symmetrically arranged passive radiators of the same size. According to the press release, this should not only increase the radiating surface, but also reduce flow noise and distortion to an absolute minimum.
The Definitive Technology Descend DN12 comes with a 12-inch driver and a Class-H amplifier that can deliver 500 watts of continuous power; the lower limit frequency is specified as 25 Hertz. In addition, the DN12 is equipped with an intelligent phase controller, in which the phase adjustment is automatically compared with the low-pass filter in order to achieve the most precise possible coordination of the overall system. A DSP allows various EQ settings, including a flat mode for level adjustment and calibration of the system, a “loud” mode for action films and a “deep” mode for a particularly deep descent into the frequency basement with a slightly reduced level overall . The scope of delivery includes a remote control so that volume, phase angle and EQ can be controlled from the sofa.
The smaller brother Descend DN8 has an 8-inch driver and is driven by a Class D amplifier with 200 watts of continuous output. Output level, low-pass filter and phase (N / 180 °) can be set using a controller.
The Definitive Technology Sub DN8 in black will be available from August, in white a month later, it is included in the price 499 euros; the larger DN12 (999 euros) will be available from specialist retailers in November.