Sep 192010
Velodyne DD PLUS Subwoofer

Velodyne DD PLUS Subwoofer

Velodyne Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., was founded in 1983 and is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels.

The Digital Drive PLUS Series subwoofers from Velodyne Acoustics, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, sets new standards in low frequency bass technology with fully automated set-up and integration, huge output, real-time bass performance feedback and elegant cabinetry.

DD+ offers multiple ways to manage bass performance with real-time feedback using Velodyne’s proprietary room management software. DD+ features Auto-EQPLUS.

Using the included software and microphone, just one touch of a button on the remote or front panel completely automates the seamless blend of subwoofer, system and room within minutes.

To manually set-up or fine tune your system, simply connect a laptop to the sub’s USB port and your laptop will display the frequency response, phase, crossover point and slope.

Eight fully parametric equalizers can be manipulated for smooth, even bass output.

Crossovers, slopes, subsonic filters and phase can be adjusted for the primary settings as well as for the five presets while getting feedback in real-time. A third option to calibrate and fine-tune the subwoofer’s response is to connect the DD+ to a TV screen.

The sub even offers set up controls on the front panel including volume, crossover and Auto-EQPLUS with instantaneous feedback shown on a front panel LED display. Digital Drive PLUS embodies all of Velodyne’s leading knowledge and experience to produce the industry’s lowest distortion bass.

The DD+ Series utilizes newly engineered drivers with twice the extension of their predecessors. Using Velodyne’s patented digital high-gain servo technology and a Class D, patented Energy Recovery System (ERS) amplifier, delivering over 3000 watts of dynamic power, the DD+ produces the industry’s lowest distortion bass, under ½%, with a 4.5 to 6 dB upgrade in output from the previous Digital Drive Series.

All four models in the Digital Drive PLUS Series (DD-10+, DD-12+, DD-15+ and DD-18+) incorporate massive magnet structures, starting at 35 lbs, fiberglass and Rohacell sandwich cones and six-layer, custom wound voice coils for more output and better heat dissipation. All the DD+’s technology is wrapped in a stunning contoured cabinet with a choice of gloss ebony featuring an elegant cathedral grain, satin cherry or walnut finish.

“We introduced the original Digital Drive Series in 2003 and it quickly became the universally acknowledged reference standard in bass reproduction,” said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. “We are excited to once again raise the bar, with more low-distortion output, more automated setup, amazing styling, and other new features.

The new DD+ Series really is the culmination of all we have learned in our 27 years of designing subwoofers.” The Digital Drive PLUS Series have a suggested retail prices of $2,999 for the DD-10+, $3,499 for the DD-12+, $4,999 for the DD-15+ and $5,999 for the DD-18+.

 9:10 pm  House & Home

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