DALI Subwoofer Brings the Bass in a Smaller Space

The DALI SUB C-8 D subwoofer is designed to augment speaker systems for the playback of music and TV content in smaller spaces.


These days most people own a single A/V system, which means that system must be able to reproduce movie soundtracks and music equally well. The newly announced DALI SUB C-8 D subwoofer is engineered to reproduce music and video soundtracks without compromise, and without taking up too much space in a client's home.   

Available in the U.S. from its new American distributor Lenbrook, the DALI SUB C-8 D subwoofer is a small-footprint solution that integrators can use in multichannel home theater systems, 2.1, and 3.1 A/V systems. 

According to DALI, the sub was designed to excel at streaming Netflix and Bluetooth audio, as well as to provide immersion while watching Ultra Blu-ray content.

The Sub C-8 D is built around DALI's 8-inch downward firing wood-fiber woofer and 170-watt RMS Class D amplifier. The sub's rear panel features a mono LFE input for home theater applications, and RCA and stereo (low-pass filtered) inputs. 

Other rear panel features include crossover frequency adjustments, a phase switch, volume (gain), and a standby (auto power) on/off switch. 

The sub measures just over 13 inches tall, approximately 11.6 inches wide, and a little more than 12 inches deep, making it small room friendly.  

The 29-pound subwoofer is available in a choice of black or white finishes. For best performance, DALI recommends integrators place the sub anywhere from 4 inches to 12 inches away from a wall. 

DALI SUB C-8 Subwoofer Specifications

  • The SUB C-8 D subwoofer employs an 8-inch woofer with an oversize suspension.
  • A 170 RMS Class D amplifier drive the 8-inch woofer, and the amp is capable of producing 220-watts peak.
  • DALI rates the subwoofer's frequency response at 33Hz to 200Hz, and its maximum sound pressure level (SPL) is 109dB.
  • The SUB C-8 D sub utilizes a ported bass-reflex design.
  • DALI points out the subwoofer offers a choice of LFE, RCA, and stereo inputs. 

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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.