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Digital Drive PLUS 18 Inch Servo Controlled Subwoofer

$5,799.00

SKU: 80-DDP18-SERIES

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The industry benchmark in low-distortion bass for very large listening rooms or home theaters, with less than .5% distortion at or below 20Hz. The Digital DrivePLUS 18 has a huge 1250 Watts RMS, 3000 Watts Dynamic power amplifier, and a High Gloss Ebony Veneer finish. Accessories include: Remote Control, Digital DrivePLUS Accessory Kit, Video Cable.
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The 18 inch Digital DrivePLUS is the pinnacle of almost three decades of Velodyne subwoofer engineering expertise. Velodyne's exclusive patented accelerometer based High Gain Servo System whittles its distortion down to .5%. Its cutting-edge, highly sophisticated, 8-band Auto-EQPLUS technology assures not just low distortion but the most accurate bass available from any subwoofer available in the market today. Quite simply, the DD-18+ is the biggest, baddest, cleanest, hardest-hitting sub in the world today. It is capable of a staggering amount of output; at 115 dB maximum, it’s 5 dB louder than a sonic boom. Needless to say, it also gets low—way, way low, with a frequency response between 14.4 and 120 Hz at 3dB down. You can calibrate the subwoofer’s response automatically or manually with the 8 band parametric equalizer with on-screen graphics, or computer readout using the front mounted USB port. You can even adjust the degree of control by the digital servo. The DD-18+ perfectly meshes audio engineering with the art of design to deliver a frequency response between 14.6 and 120 Hz, with a huge 1250 Watts RMS, 3000 Watts Dynamic, power amplifier, reproducing even the most challenging audio for applications from music to home theater to gaming. Unleash the authoritative power of the 18 inch Digital DrivePLUS on your largest listening spaces and sink into the aural experience of over 99.5% accurate bass reproduction with unbelievable muscle, perfectly optimized by the 8-band Auto-EQPLUS equalizer feature and remote-controlled presets to ensure you get the most out of your new audio equipment.

If you want to fill a large listening space and demand the very best performance for a wide range of applications, the DD-18+ is ideal for your needs.

Features:

  • Patented accelerometer based High Gain Servo System
  • The industry's lowest distortion bass—under .5%
  • One-Touch Auto-EQPLUS automates the seamless blend of subwoofer, system and room
  • Use your PC for manual adjustments and real time feedback of your bass performance
  • Sophisticated cone design for fast, accurate motion
  • Six-layer, custom wound voice coil assures better heat dissipation
  • Massive motor structure for amazing low-frequency energy

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Additional Information

Length No
Accessories Remote Control, Digital Drive Plus Accessory Kit, Video Cable
Amplifier 3000 watts Dynamic, 1250 watts RMS Power
Auto On/Off Yes
Cabinet Design Sealed servo enclosure
Dimensions: (H/W/D) 22.7" x20.7" 25.6" (58cm x 53cm x 65cm)
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB) 14.4 - 120 Hz
HiPass Crossover 80 or 100 Hz at 6 dB/octave
LoPass Crossover 40 Hz to 199 Hz (variable in 1 Hz increments) selectable slope Default: 80 Hz @ 24 dB/Octave
Phase Control 0, 180 Degrees
Removable Grille Yes
Shipping Weight 140 lbs. (64 kg)
Size No
Voice Coil Six-layer, 75mm
Warranty (N. Am.) Two years (electronics & drivers - parts & labor)

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  1. simpley the best

    By Swedish fan December 28, 2013

    I have never heard a better sub, DD-18+ sounds perfect for music and movies. The whole house is shaking but never in a wrong way. I am very impressed. Thank you Velodyne

  2. Not Over Kill

    By Danoindenver September 24, 2013

    I have been living with this sub for 3 years. And it sounds great with my 802D's and 805D's. Sometimes you want the earth to shake and this meats the bill. No regrets!

  3. Very clean and clear low frequency output. You can feel as well as hear it.

    By Bob September 09, 2013

    I have owned a Velodyne subwoofer since approx 1995. At that time I purchased a Velodyne ULD 15. I was so impressed with the ULD 15 at the time. . As a side line I sold the on consignment my ULD 15 for about ¾ what I paid for it. When I purchased a new home with a much larger room in 1998, I purchased the FSR 18 This sub was fantastic. It was much more powerful and could fill that room with powerful clean low frequencies. I used the FSR 18 without problems until January 2012, a total of 14 years. At that time I ran into problems with the FSR 18 that could not be repaired. There is only so much time a company can support old hardware. I then purchased a DD 18+. Hardly a day goes by when I am not amazed at the performance of this sub. Some of the sound tracks on the new movie THX sound formats are unbelievable. You can feel the sound as well as hear it. I also just love the room calibration system that comes with this sub.

  4. blow you away

    By vitohog June 30, 2013

    I had older sub from velodyne f series and it was uncontrolled and bloated whoa this new sub is unreal how clean and control it is. final a 18" that you have full control and it is the cleanest sub I ever heard.

  5. Disappointing

    By Jim March 19, 2013

    Having the old HGS 18 II, I bought the new DD plus 18 hoping for improvement. To my surprise I was not able to get close to the bass of the old HGS. Series of malfunctions. no deep bass and no punch. Disappointing. I am using the old Velodyne one and sold the new one.

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