Reviews and Problems with Definitive Technology SC4000
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Superb subwoofer for the discerning music lover
20 October 2014
Summary: I AM A MUSIC GUY - NOT A MOVIE GUY, so bear this in mind as you read my review. This was the third subwoofer I purchased for my living room system, and the third time was in fact a charm! This sub definitely produces the tight, crisp, musical bass I was looking for. My front speakers are Dynaudio Audience 42, rear speakers are Fluance AVBP2. I have no center speaker. The amp is a cheap Pioneer VSX-818V.
Summary: I just recently bought the def tech sc4000 I have two bipolar 8040 in the front and 8060 center speaker. The sub is good I thought it would be better from all the good reviews I read that's what pushed me to buy it. I have a fairly large living room and I barely notice the difference with the new sub I have it in 20v and if I push it more the sound does get muffled. I'm pleased with it don't get me wrong but for this price I was expecting something with a lot more boom.
Summary: This is an absolutely amazing subwoofer. This is only my second subwoofer purchase and it is replacing an M&K MX200 purchased in 1996. I had chosen the M&K for not just its power but its bass quality. Back then most subs were boomy and appealed predominately to the home theater market. While I use my system typically for home theater, I appreciate it most when listening to music so bass quality is first and foremost a concern. Back then the M&K was a standout.
Summary: I purchased this sub based on the reviews read here. As it would be just fine for a very small room, it's not at all good for a medium sized room. As volume went up so did the distortion. You could clearly hear it bottom out just when you need it most. Save your money and get a real sub for the same money. Any svs sub would be far better.
Remote parameter changes with a remote make this a winner
Jo B. Williams, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: Bought the Super Cube 4000 to replace a Super Cube III (manual volume control failed & replacement low-level amp RMA underway). The remote makes all the difference - sitting at the normal listening location and changing the low pass filter, phase, volume (and mute), built-in EQ (4 choices) as well as the display on/off (visually see parameter settings).
It's small, and it sounds good, not great. (maybe best paired with smaller speakers)
S. Sneddon, Amazon
6 January 2014
Summary: Used with satellite speakers it will probably sound good, but it doesn't add much (and can even detract from) speakers with 6" or greater drivers. I was hoping that a dedicated woofer, designed to handle only a small part of the audio signal, combined with an internal amp optimized for that speaker would have given me better sound. First, I used it to save my large speakers from some of the overly cooked low-bass on movie soundtracks.
Summary: Was advised by a sound professional to purchase this, and glad I did. This sub is awesome! The sound is clean and natural. I love having the remote to be able to turn it down when my animals get nervous from the big thindering boom from cinema action. Great features,; great buy. Highly reccomend.
Summary: I purchased this and returned it. The SC4000 sounds fine if you have never heard a real subwoofer such as those made by SVS, but the SC4000 has a forced electronic bass that is in no way as visceral as the SVS sub that I own. The SVS SB12-NSD is only slightly larger, looks better (in my opinion) and costs less. You get to audition it for free (SVS ships it to you for free and also pay for return shipping if you choose to return it).
Summary: I have a complete set of def techs 8040 front, rear and center speakers. I bought this subwoofer and it sounded like shit. My 7 year old Klipsch RW 12d sounds 10x better. Maybe the SC 8000 might sound better better but I dont have that kind of money.