Impressive 15″ Velodyne Subwoofer boasting 15″ driver with a 4.4 pound magnet, 600 watts of amplification, and Remote.
Aside from its sheer size and weight, the main story with this subwoofer is in the digital EQ. In fact, the low-pass and high-pass functions of this subwoofer series are digital. But, the digital EQ is something that lets you adjust the “sound” of the subwoofer to your musical tastes. For movies, you want maximum punch, while for jazz and classical, you want maximum accuracy.
For movies, you can have an intense bass, while for jazz and classical music, it will be more accurate, i.e., more subtle.
The EQ modes are preset, and you get to them by using the supplied remote control, which also lets you adjust the volume, the phase (four settings as shown on the right), mute the subwoofer, turn the indicator light on the front of the subwoofer off, and activate Night mode, which quiets things down.
When you select one of the EQ modes, or the phase, the light on the front of the subwoofer blinks once, twice, three times, or four times, depending on the mode or phase. This is to confirm that the subwoofer has received the remote signal and has set the mode or phase.
With each of the four EQ modes, the subsonic filter frequency (24 Hz – 34 Hz), EQ frequency (37 Hz – 62 Hz), EQ level (up to 4 dB), and volume differential (up to 8 dB) is changed.
At the top right of the amplifier panel is the low-pass crossover adjustment knob, which lets you set the crossover as low as 40 Hz. At the other end is the Direct setting, which lets in all frequencies up to 200 Hz.
Below the crossover knob are two push-buttons, which are for volume control. One is for Up and the other is for Down. You can also control the volume with the remote.
Then comes the Auto On/Off, which senses an input signal. There are line-level inputs and outputs, with the outputs having a high-pass signal. Speaker-level inputs are also present. The main power on/off toggle is on the left, so actually, the push button on/off on the remote control is a standby switch.
● Design: Slot-Loaded
● Driver: 15″; 2.5″ Voice Coil; 4.4 Pound Magnet
● Amplifier: 600 Watts RMS
● MFR: 23 Hz – 120 Hz Â± 3 dB
● High-Pass: 85 Hz
● Low-Pass: 40 Hz – 120 Hz; 12dB/Octave
● Phase: 0, 90, 180, or 270 Degrees
● Digital EQ: Movies, R&B/Rock, Jazz/Classical, Games
● Dimensions: 21″ H x 18.4″ W x 20.75″ D
● Weight: 83 Pounds
● MSRP: $999 USA
Includes Velodyne Remote and soft copy of manual in PDF. MSRP of $999 USD ~ $1360 Canadian + HST. Asking just $595 for this 83 pound beast from Velodyne.