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Definitive Technology SuperCube Trinity

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Pros: Hits hard and house foundation scary low

Cons: Price

Home Theater Magazine Review
http://www.hometheater.com/content/two-bass-busters-and-solo-mojo

Spec Sheet off of Def Tech site (http://www.definitivetech.com/products/supercube-trinity):

Power
Internal Amplifier
Channels 1
Power 2000 watts
Type Class D
Driver Complement
Subwoofer
Quantity 2
Diameter 14" (35.56cm)
Type High Excursion Active Subwoofer Driver
Bass Radiator
Quantity 4
Diameter 14" (35.56cm)
Type Planar Low Bass Radiator
Control
Crossover
Low Pass Filter 40 - 150 Hz, Continuously Variable
Low Pass Filter Slope 24 dB per Octave
High Pass Filter 40 - 150 Hz, Continuously Variable (Line Level Outputs Only)
High Pass Filter Slope 12 dB per Octave
Static High Pass Filter 80 Hz (Speaker Level Outputs Only)
Static High Pass Filter Slope 6 dB per Octave
Phase Control
Phase Settings 0 - 180 degrees, Continuously Variable
Electrical
Audio Inputs
LFE input 1 (RCA)
Speaker Level 2 Pair (Speaker Cable)
Stereo Line Level 2 (RCA)
Audio Outputs
Speaker Level 2 Pair (Speaker Cable)
Stereo Line Level 2 (RCA)
Total Frequency Response
Overall 10 Hz - 200 Hz
Amplifier
Protection Circuitry
Primary Thermal Overload Sensor
Power Cycle
US Auto On/Off: Signal Sensitive
International Switched or Auto On/Off: Signal Sensitive
Power Requirements
US 110 volts A/C
International 220 volts A/C
Fuse
US 8 amp 250 volt Slo Blo
International 4 amp 250 volt Slo Blo
Installation
Placement
Orientation Horizontal or Vertical
Product Weight
Out of Box 180 lbs
Dimensions
Cabinet Dimensions
Height 31 3/4" (80.64cm)
Width 18" (45.72cm)
Depth 18" (45.72cm)
Shipping
Accessories
Included Accessories Rubber Feet (4); Spikes (4)
Carton Size
Height 42" (106.68cm)
Width 23" (58.42cm)
Depth 23" (58.42cm)
Shipping Weight
One per Carton 197 lbs
Warranty
Electronic Components
Parts and Labor 3
Drivers and Cabinet
Parts and Labor 5
Definitive Technology SuperCube Trinity
Description:

The Ultimate Subwoofer Developed for the electronic organ at New York's historic Trinity Church 2000 Watt Class D amplifier driving two 14 inch woofers pressure coupled to four 14 inch Ultra Low Bass radiators Mind-blowing explosive bass response for movies; quick, tight accuracy for full music enjoyment There is no room too big for this awesome subwoofer High gloss lacquer finish complements any decor A Special Subwoofer Designed for a Special Place When the pipe organ in New York's historic Trinity Church was damaged beyond repair by contaminants from the World Trade Center collapse, organ manufacturer Marshall & Ogletree designed a state-of-the-art electronic organ that would sound just like a pipe organ. Definitive's bipolar towers were chosen to replace the pipes (one for each organ pipe). But what speaker could reproduce the ultra-deep bass of the longest organ pipes? It normally takes a 5' x 5' x 8' subwoofer enclosure; could Definitive's engineers design a subwoofer that could produce over-the-top bass in a more reasonable enclosure size? Yes they could; and the SuperCube® Trinity Signature was born. It delivers outstanding low frequency performance which heretofore has not been available in such a compact enclosure. Capable of prodigious output (in excess of 128 db at 20 Hz and 116 db at 16 Hz in a normal room) the Signature is also quick and highly detailed. It may be used vertically or positioned on its back when custom installations call for it. The Signature Subwoofer for the Finest Systems You may not have a room as large as Trinity Church but you might want the absolute last word in bass power and definition for an audio system of the absolute finest quality. If you are assembling a reference 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, then this is absolutely the subwoofer for you. The Trinity Signature incorporates two 14 inch SuperCube® Technology drivers pressure coupled to four 14" Ultra Low Bass Radiators. The total piston area of this complement is an astonishing 920 square inches; equivalent to a 48-inch diameter woofer but with far greater speed, musicality and control than a single large diameter woofer could ever deliver. With that much moving driver area, you can fill a room as big as a church with loud, visceral, deep and musical bass. 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. Massive Power The Trinity Signature is powered by a 2000-watt class D amplifier. The result is astounding high-definition bass performance extending effortlessly to 10 Hz. Each SuperCube® Trinity goes lower and has more dynamic impact and output capability than two SuperCube Reference subwoofers combined. 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 Reference is finished in gorgeous piano-gloss black. High-Definition Subwoofer Drivers Deliver Superior Detail and Lightning-Fast 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 subsonic 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 exceptional power handling. 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 Trinity shines. The sophisticated low distortion electronic crossover incorporated in the Trinity 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 when the main speakers are connected through the subwoofer. 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. A Full Range of Inputs and Outputs Facilitates Easy Hookup to Any System The SuperCube Trinity Reference 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.

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