Wireless Control and Room Correction, Small Footprint, Huge Performance: MartinLogan Dynamo 800X Powered Subwoofer Features 10-Inch Woofer and Powerful Amplifier
MartinLogan's Dynamo 800X powered subwoofer earned a coveted spot on the Stereophile Recommended Components list for a very good reason – its audiophile performance outshines the competition anywhere near its size and price point. Equipped with a 10-inch polypropylene woofer and a built-in 600-watt (peak) Class D amplifier, the deceptively compact 30-pound unit can move enough air to pressurize a moderate-sized room with the kind seat-rumbling low frequencies that cause music and movie soundtracks to become more vivid than what you hear at the local cineplex.
Versatile and simple to operate, Dynamo 800X arrives with Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software. A leading DSP algorithm, the latter technology effectively removes the negative effects of any furnishings or room dimensions, leaving only Dynamo 800X's natural bass to help transform your music and movies into emotionally engaging experiences. You can set up ARC and access all of the subwoofer settings from the comfort of your seat with the free Bluetooth-enabled Sub Control app via any iOS or Android device. And, in addition to standard LFE inputs for 5.1 and 7.1 home-theater systems, Dynamo 800X harbors both left and right RCA inputs for seamless operation with two-channel, music-only speaker configurations.
More than just a pretty face, Dynamo 800X's stylish cabinetry is both sealed and precisely cross-braced to minimize "group delay," a phenomenon that makes lesser subwoofers sound muddy. A proprietary IME crossover filter, high-powered switching power supply, MOSFET transformer, and precisely tuned, long low-turbulence ports further account for the head-turning sonics. A foolproof manufacturer warranty and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee do everything else but place Dynamo 800X in your home for a risk-free audition.
"MartinLogan's Dynamo 800X is the first subwoofer I've reviewed that combines digital control, signal connection, and room correction – all three wirelessly – in a small, powerful package. I heard no difference between the wireless and wired connections..."
– Larry Greenhill, Stereophile, Editors' Choice Award
"[This] sub shows how far technology – especially amplification and DSP – has come in terms of making such a small yet capable performer possible..."
– Mark Henninger, AVS Forum
RCA: 8,300 Ohms
Speaker Level: 2,000 Ohms (red to black)
Low Frequency Transducer: 10" high-excursion, inverted surround, polypropylene cone in a cast aluminum basket with extended throw driver assembly; sealed non-resonant cabinet design.
Amplifier: 300 Watts (600 peak)
Sub Control App: iOS and Android
Anthem Room Correction: iOS, Android, and PC
Room Correction: Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Setting Control: Local, App
Power Mode: On, Trigger, Auto
Controls (via Bluetooth):
Level: -40 to 12dB
Low-Pass Filter (Frequency): 35-120Hz
Low-Pass Filter (Order): Bypass, Third, Fourth
Phase: 0-180° (1° Increments)
Phase (Polarity): Normal, Inverted
Preset Listening Modes: Music, Night, Movie
20-30Hz Level: ±10dB
Anthem Room Correction (ARC): On, Off
Tone Sweep (20-120Hz): On, Off, Pause (Frequency)
Line Level: Left, Right, and LFE
Speaker Level: Left and Right via banana jacks
Inputs (Audio, Wireless): SWT-X Receiver & Transmitter (sold separately)
USB: Micro USB (for ARC/Firmware Update)
Trigger: 3.5mm, 5-24 DC
Feet: Rubber, ETC (Energy Transfer Coupler) Spikes
Weight: 30 lbs.
Front-Firing: 14.6" x 12.4" x 12.7"
Down-Firing: 13.7" x 12.4 " x 13.1"
User Manual (PDF, 7.0 MB)