Descend Series

Whether movies, music or games are your thing,
things are about to get real.

Engineered for those who demand thunderous, impactful, bottomless bass while retaining full
system clarity, Descend Series subwoofers are the
ultimate overachievers.

Loud & Clear

3XR™️
Architecture

Descend’s unique 3XR Architecture provides triple the bass-producing radiating surface area of a traditional ported subwoofer. This extra surface area moves more air, resulting in massive low end. And because 3XR doesn’t use ports, it also provides crystal-clear sound with no port noise distortion.

More Bass
from the same space

Due to their breakthrough 3XR Architecture, Descend Series subwoofers have three times the bass-radiating surface area as similar-sized ported subwoofers. This enables Descend subwoofers to produce more bass from the same sized enclosure.

Learn about 3XR Architecture

Passive Radiators
for louder, lower,
cleaner bass

As the core technology behind Descend’s 3XR Architecure, passive bass radiators enable subwoofers to play as loud and low as a ported sub without unwanted port noise distortion. And they deliver a smooth frequency response like a sealed sub, but with the port-like ability to play louder and lower in a smaller enclosure.

8” Descend DN8
as much bass as a ported
10” subwoofer

12” Descend DN12
as much bass as a ported
15” subwoofer

A Legacy of Performance
Three decades of thrilled
subwoofer customers

Definitive Technology has been thrilling movie and music enthusiasts for decades with high-performance, high-value subwoofers that consistently deliver deep, impactful, dynamic bass to home theater and music systems.

Matthew P

STP

Verifired Purchaser

Pure Power

Powerful
Custom
Amplification

The custom amplifiers used in Descend Series subwoofers were designed to get the most out of Descend’s unique 3XR™ Architecture. Optimized for efficiency and a strict avoidance of distortion, Descend’s amps deliver consistently dynamic performance with the ability to push hard for maximum impact when needed. 

Custom Class D Digital
Amplification

for the DN8 and DN10

The DN8 and DN10 are equipped with 500W peak custom Class D digital amplifiers, designed to get the most out of 3XR architecture. This custom amplification provides the DN8 and DN10 enough power and efficiency to play loud and low without inefficiencies and distortion.

Custom Class H Digital
Amplification

for the DN12 and DN15

The DN10 and DN15’s advanced 1500W peak Class H digital amplifier delivers continuous power to cleanly reproduce powerful, sustained bass. With real-time monitoring and adjustments to the sliding rail voltage, the DN12 and DN15 deliver considerably higher power during short, transient peaks such as bass drum kicks and on-screen artillery blasts.

Team Player

Customize and
Integrate

Descend Series subwoofers are designed for easy customization, system integration, and controllability. Fine tune your subwoofer’s sound to blend seamlessly with your system. And with the DN12 and DN15’s advanced custom integration capabilities you get total control within a home automation system.

Intelligent Phase Control™
for flawless system blending

Intelligent Phase Control™ provides a full 360 degrees of customizable phase adjustment, always centered around the settings of the low-pass filter. This provides the ability to tune the subwoofer for minimal group delay between speakers and a flawless blending experience between your speakers and the subwoofer. 

Intelligent Phase Control is available in the Descend DN12 and DN15 subwoofers.

Learn about Intelligent Phase Control

Rear Panel (and Remote)
Controllability

for perfect bass tuning

The rear panel of Descend Series subwoofers feature controls to help you fine-tune the phase, volume, and EQ of the sub to ensure it blends perfectly with your system. You’ll always have a fully balanced, smooth bottom end regardless of your system or room.

The DN12 and DN15 add a slim remote control with a custom on-subwoofer LED display to ensure you can fine-tune your bass until it’s perfect, every time.

DN8 and DN10 rear panel controls

DN12 and DN15 rear panel controls

DN12 and DN15 remote control with display