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This model is out of production but may be available in select markets
Huge Bass From a Small Enclosure
If you are assembling a superior performance home theater system with a high definition video projector or monitor along with an audio system that exceeds the sound quality and sheer visceral impact of premiere movie theaters, without taking up a large amount of floor-space, then this is the subwoofer for you. The SuperCube II incorporates an 8 inch SuperCube® Technology woofer pressure coupled to two 8 inch Ultra Low Bass Radiators. The total piston area is over 30% greater than 12-inch diameter woofer but with far greater speed, musicality and control than a single large diameter woofer could ever deliver. The SuperCube II can easily fill your in-home theater with loud, visceral, extended and musical bass yet it occupies a mere one square foot of floor-space.
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Music Lovers Rejoice
Subwoofer manufacturers are always talking about how "explosive" their subwoofers are (frankly so do we), but there's more to home entertainment than rocket blasts and explosions—there is music, be it in the movies you watch or the CDs you enjoy. And for music the quality of a subwoofer's performance is way more important than the quantity. The bass should be "tight," precise, and musical. Bass notes should have pitch, not just a dull thud or drone. Definitive Technology was started by and is run by music fanatics and the very first thing we do to evaluate a subwoofer prototype design is to listen to music. If a subwoofer doesn't do an exemplary job with music reproduction, it isn't a Definitive.
The SuperCube II is powered by a 1250-watt class D amplifier. The result is astounding high-definition bass performance extending effortlessly down to 14 Hz. Slam, pace and rhythm are exemplary as is the ability to actually shake foundations. A complete complement of inputs and controls are included on this surprisingly compact and stylish cube. To top off the extraordinary performance, the SuperCube II is finished in gorgeous piano-gloss black.
High-Definition Drivers Deliver Superior Detail and Lightning-Fast Transient Response
The powerful, high-definition drivers used in all Definitive powered subwoofers were specifically engineered for their task: to deliver rock-solid low distortion bass, reaching down to the lowest frequencies, with an outstanding quality of superior transient response ("tightness"). The special ultra-stiff cones are joined to specially formulated surrounds and long-throw voice coils and spiders. The incredibly rigid baskets are engineered to hold the massive magnet structures and large voice coils in absolute alignment. The high temperature voice coils are made of aluminum wound with triple insulated ultra-pure copper wire and baked in epoxy for power handling in excess of 750 watts.
Rock Solid Cabinets Ensure Pure Low Distortion Response
The cabinet of a loudspeaker plays a large part in its sonic performance. Resonance and vibration can add unwanted distortion as well as drain away important energy from the system. Definitive's subwoofers utilize monocoque cabinets, which have been specifically engineered to be totally inert and vibration free, to ensure you of absolutely pure sonic reproduction. Monocoque means that the cabinet is of a unitized construction where all panels are permanently joined together into one solid structure. The cabinet walls themselves are high-density medite fused together by space-age polymer adhesives. The front and rear panels are nearly 2-inches thick and the cabinets each incorporate multiple internal braces to ensure total solidity.
Adjustable Electronic Crossovers Assure a Perfect Match to Your System and Room
In a world class audio system you should not be able to perceive that the subwoofer and main speakers are separate entities—they should "blend" together perfectly to present a seamless sonic image of musical instruments and sound effects hovering in space in front of or around you. Getting such seamless blending is the "holy grail" of audiophiles and is rarely achieved in most systems. The key to success is "tweaking" the subwoofer's controls and it is here that the SuperCube II shines. The sophisticated low distortion electronic crossover incorporated in the SuperCube II is a masterpiece of design and execution. It contains a complete range of hookups, circuitry and features which allow it to be connected to and perfectly blended with any system and room.
A continuously adjustable low pass filter control allows you to choose a high frequency roll-off of from 40 to 150 Hz. It also features a rarely found high pass filter control that allows you to roll off the bass of your main speakers. Along with a continuously variable phase alignment control and a precision level control you have all the necessary tools at your disposal to achieve absolutely seamless blending between main speakers and subwoofer.
Easy Hookup to Any System
The SuperCube II has a complete range of inputs, outputs and features to allow easy and effective hookup to any system either singly or in a stereo pair. Both speaker level and low-level inputs are provided as well as a separate direct-in LFE low-level input (which bypasses the crossover network) which may be used by itself or in combination with left and right channel high- or low-level inputs for the ultimate in subwoofer flexibility and performance.
"With service like this, Def Tech has a customer for life..."
I have always loved my Def Tech system and my current set up is about 6 years old. Recently my SuperCubeII developed a problem and I know this is somewhat of a fluke - never have issues with their products. Something went wrong with the woofer and I took it to my local dealer for repair. He could not get the repair done, so sent it to Definitive. The end result was Def Tech sent me a BRAND NEW SuperCubeII!! As you read above, I have had this equipment for almost 6 years and the warranty is 5......didn't cost me a dime!!
With service like this, Def Tech has a customer for life, and I just ordered my second SCII to upgrade to a dual sub system.
DEF TECH.........THANK YOU! Sincerely, Nick Metzger Cinicinnati, OH
A NOTE FROM DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY: We are always happy to help out our customers in any way we can and will bend over backwards to make you smile. However every service situation is different and we cannot guarantee that everyone with a service problem will get a new unit, particularly when outside of the warranty period. The particulars of this story is the exception, not the rule.
by Nick Metzger
This little baby rocks, a small box with amazing performance, the bass is never boomy, but it can shake your floors and walls..ow boy I love my supercube II, Deftec thank you for this little wonder
"my quest for the perfect bass has been finally met"
Just purchased two supercube II's,rearranged my front room to place them in both corner's.All I can say is wow, right out of the box they sounded fantastic.I knew I should have expected a very noticable difference after only being able to audition just one supersubeII.They sound fantastic with music which I lean toward's vs movies, but I do enjoy movies aswell.Have been running them for three day's in a row now,kinda anxious to get them broken in.I must say my quest for the perfect bass has been finally met(for now).
by Henry Lee
"by far exceeded my expectations"
The Super Cube II by far exceeded my expectations for this speaker. Before purchasing this speaker I had not heard of Definitive Technology. After hearing this sub I am inclined to use Definitive Technology for all of the speaker upgrades I am doing in my home theater. What I find most impressive is the sound that such a small enclosure can have. I like the kind of sub that has the ability to shake your house yet small enough that you don't know where it is. This speaker does exactly that. The sound clean and accurate. I have recommended it to all of my friends looking for a subwoofer in their home theater.
This subwoofer has many nice features, but it is not without flaws. I tried to find a way to keep the shiny black top plate from vibrating audibly. I could have glued it down of course, but not wanting to do that, I eventually just removed it and set it aside, which of course is unattractive and defeats the purpose of the piano black finish. I also wanted to experiment with increasing the mass of the passive radiators in order to lower the resonant frequency, but you cannot access them because you cannot remove the cloth cover unless you first remove the electronic plate on the back. Notwithstanding the ostensible ability to select the crossover frequency, you have to keep it set almost fully down, because either the active driver or the passive radiators exhibits a pronounced, under-damped resonance at higher bass frequency. It is an excellent subwoofer if you want to use it only for true subwoofer frequencies, below about 50 Hz, but it is not especially suitable for use with smaller satellite speakers where you would want to set the crossover frequency at 80 Hz or higher.
by Tom Barber
"The Supercube II is neck and neck with my 18 inch sub for subsonic, feel it in your bones, low frequency"
Amazing for it's size! This is the 4th Definitive Sub that I currently own. I am from the old school of bigger is better when it comes to subs. I still love my old Definitive 18inch PF18TL and never thought anything smaller could play that low. The Supercube II is neck and neck with my 18 inch sub for subsonic, feel it in your bones, low frequency. I never thought I would see the day any 8 inch sub could compete with my 18inch Def Tech. In all fairness it doesn't play as loud as the 18, but plays plenty loud enough and goes lower then you can hear. My family and friends heard it and now I know 3 other people who purchased supercubes.
by Todd Lumsargis
"Tech support guy really went out of his way to answer all my questions"
The Supercube II is my first real sub (the sub's i have used before were more for computer audio sound systems). I am really happy with it, am using it at 25% of the volume most of the time & my room is quite decent sized (25ft L x 16 ft B x 12 ft H). Been using it for 6 months now , would really recommend it. Only downside for some people may be there is no remote control but I don't need one so doesn't matter to me. Also before purchasing the sub I had quite a few questions & the Tech support guy (his name was Adam Abramson) really went out of his way to answer all my questions. This was one of the main reasons I bought it.
WOW! I've read much literature on speakers. How ever none compare to definitves. I've own 4 powered subs in 8-years. Three POLKS, one VELODYNE. But when I got my supercube2 I knew that this was it. This sub is so phenomenal that words just can't describe it. You have to hear one. your music & home theater will come to life. Choosing a definitve sub, well I don't think I will need another sub for life. Thanks Definitive!
"Awesome Products Hands Down!!"
Just want to say how pleased I am with my Def Tech setup. Running the SM450 for fronts, Pro Center 2000, Pro Monitor 1000s for the rears and the Super Cube II. I can finally sit back and enjoy how real music and movies should sound. Awesome Products Hands Down!!
"Well done Def Tech"
I'm from England, home of brilliant subwoofer manufacturers, but gosh how good is my SC2... Best sub I've heard, and I've heard a few! Well done Def Tech, well done our USA friends!!
"I am very impressed!!"
WOW!!! This little baby seriously rocks. I listen to a wide range of music and watch explosive movies. This little guy fills the room and if it wasn't for walls, it would probably fill the entire neighborhood. I've had my SC II for a few months now and it was probably the single best purchase I've made. It adds depth and presence that I haven't previously experienced. For their customer service, the feet were missing when I took delivery. I made a call and it seems like they were in my mailbox before the line went dead. No questions and no objections...they were there. Needless to say I am very impressed!! Thanks Def Tech, you have a loyal customer.
by Tim Park
I love my SuperCube II just like Nick M., but when my unit began popping fuses I took it to my dealer (just after the warranty ran out, too). At first they said the amp went out, but called again to say I also needed a bass driver. The net result: a bill for $413.63 - despite my loyalty to this dealer by previously purchasing: the first Sony Wireless TV; the first Sony 40" Bravia LCD TV; an expensive stand for the TV & accessories, plus the SuperCube II and a pair of B&W speakers for a different room in my home (a lot of $$$ but they did give me a few bucks off the furniture, bless them, otherwise everything was strictly retail). So my 5 stars are for the SuperCube II, but not necessarily for paying nearly half the cost of a new one to get it repaired. I may have to look somewhere else for my other requirements (I need more stuff) in the future. I am happy that you displayed the customer reviews, or I would never have known that I might have received less costly, or even free service! Thanks, Ron Cyr Definitive Technology comment: It is always a good idea to check with Definitive Customer service before having any out of warranty work performed. In some cases we can be helpful.