Sound United’s Definitive Technology Brand Launches Descend Series of Subwoofers

Definitive Technology’s Descend Series of subwoofers come in four models and feature the company’s proprietary 3XR technology.


Definitive Technology, a Sound United brand, has announced its new Descend Series of subwoofers. The Calif.-based manufacturer’s newest products offer a choice of four models that leverage the company’s three decades of design experience, and Definitive Technology emphasizes its latest products feature its 3XR technology.

Definitive Technology was founded on the premise that superior technical innovation can deliver thrilling high-performance audio experiences for any need or application,” states Frank Sterns, president of Definitive Technology.

“We take R&D seriously, and we’re home to some of the best engineering minds in the industry. The Descend Series is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates impactful, dynamic and extended deep bass.”

Descend Series 12- and 15-inch Models Powered by 1,500-Watt Amps

The bigger of the four new Definitive Technology subwoofers are the 12- and 15-inch versions. The company says that its new product line’s bigger subwoofers are engineered for high-performance home theater applications through design elements such as their built-in 1,500-watt Class H sliding rail amplifiers.

Definitive Technology explains the 12- and 15-inch model subwoofers are capable of handling high transient peaks and the DN15 (15-inch model) is capable of delivering low bass extension down to 20Hz using its proprietary 3XR technology that features custom drivers and same-size dual-radiator arrays. The subs also employ Definitive Technology’s Intelligent Phase Control technology that is said to provide 360-degrees of customizable phase adjustment.

Other features built into the DN15 and DN12 (12-inch model) Descend Series products include 56-bit digital signal processing (DSP) that is said to help with bass response and overall sound quality, and three equalization (EQ) modesflat, deep and loudthat provide users with specific performance options that tailor the output and response of the units for unique applications.

Rounding out the product line are the Descend Series DN10 and DN8 model subwoofers.

The line’s 8- and 10-inch models are powered by 500-watt Class D amplifiers, and like the bigger models, the DN10 and DN8 also utilize Definitive Technology’s 3XR dual-radiator technologies.

Definitive Technology notes the Descend Series smaller subwoofers provide features such as low-pass filters and phase adjustment controls, and the company boasts the DN8 is engineered to deliver high output levels from a 1-foot square package.

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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