Paradigm Dual 8 Inch High-Excursion Drivers In-Wall Subwoofer - DCS-208FR3

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Performance you can hear with a look that all but disappears.

Paradigm's DCS-208FR3 is the perfect blend of performance and practicality. With powerful bass and zero footprint, you get the best of both worlds, allowing you to add bass to any room without taking up valuable floor space.

We at Paradigm are thrilled to present you with the latest addition to our range of affordable and performance-oriented Custom Installation products. The Paradigm DCS-208 is an all-new design, improving and expanding on the innovations you've come to expect from us in the world of performance audio. The Paradigm DCS-208, the perfect blend of performance and practicality. With powerful bass and zero-footprint, you get the best of both worlds, allowing you to add bass to any room without taking up valuable floor space.

Easy to Install, Anywhere

A Fire Rated integrated enclosure makes the DCS-208 suitable for residential and commercial applications. Designed for fast installation into existing rooms without the need for expensive and time-consuming drywall repairs. Simple installation, no footprint, Paradigm performance.

Proven Paradigm Performance

Purpose-built for high output from a compact enclosure, with high-efficiency and low distortion. The dual, 8” High-Excursion Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene woofers have a larger surface area than a 10” sub for powerful, accurate bass. The integrated enclosure ensures consistent performance in any application while reducing sound transmission to other areas of the home.


Distributed Audio Meets Its Match

Anthem's MDX series amplifiers have made adding bass to whole home music systems easier than ever. For these distributed audio systems, the DCS-208FR3 can easily be driven off the bridged "subwoofer output" allowing you to take advantage of the MDX's robust bass management, custom DSP profiles, and advanced ARC Genesis room correction for optimized performance in any environment.

Performance and Practicality All-In-One

Other Features:

Ultra Rigid Stamped Steel chassis and baffles and die-cast aluminum clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass performance, along with a more durable installation.

Magnetically attached grilles: neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place.

Integrated Fire-Rated Back-box Enclosure for an Easy and Reliable Install safeguards internal parts from debris while preventing added sound 'spillage' to adjacent rooms. The integrated backer box enclosure also ensures consistent and reliable performance from application to application.

Nickel-plated, spring-loaded binding posts feature a larger wire hole to accept higher-gauge wire or banana plugs.

Premium-grade components include high-power rated resistors, capacitors and heavy gauge wire inductors.

In-Room or In-Wall, How about both?

The DCS-208 is the first in-wall model in the highly acclaimed Defiance series. The first Defiance in-wall brings the performance of Defiance subs to more rooms than ever before. With a minimalist look, the Paradigm DCS-208 is the perfect way to bring home proven Paradigm bass performance without compromise. Bass they’ll remember, with a look they’ll forget.

Flexibility is Everything

The DCS-208 is compatible with the Paradigm X-300 subwoofer amplifiers. Custom DSP profiles maximize subwoofer performance, while onboard Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) optimizes the response for any environment. Whatever the application, you can be sure the DCS-208 will deliver.

DESIGNDual 8" high-excursion drivers, in-wall, GRIP™ chassis/mounting bracket with custom steel enclosure, amplifier required (sold sep.)
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERTwo 210-mm (8 in) CFP™ carbon-fiber-reinforced polypropylene cones, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) voice coils, over-molded TPR™ surrounds, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) 8-layer copper wire voice coils, high-temperature polyamide formers, ceramic/ferrite magnet structures
WEIGHT26.7lbs (12.5kg)
FINISHESWhite, paintable
OVERALL DIMENSIONS19-1/8" x 10-3/4" x 4.5" (48.5cm x 27.2cm x 11.5cm)
CUT-OUT DIMENSIONS18"x 9-5/8" (45.7cm x 24.5cm)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE+/-3dB from 77->190 Hz