Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne is proud to offer a wide range of exceptional subwoofer series. Each series is unique, but they all have one thing in common: industry professionals have kind words for each one. Click on a series name below to see what reviewers had to say.

Digital DrivePLUS series
Optimum (SPL-U) series
Microvee and Minivee
EQ-Max series
Impact series
Wireless products: WiConnect-10 Subwoofer and WiConnect System
SubContractor (SC and SC-600) series

 

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Digital DrivePLUS series

Our flagship Digital DrivePLUS line represents the pinnacle of almost three decades of experience with cutting-edge subwoofer design and engineering. Furiously powerful, ruthlessly accurate and disarmingly beautiful, these subs are designed for the audiophile who demands nothing less than perfection. But you don't have to take our word for it. Here's what some industry experts had to say about the Digital DrivePLUS subwoofer series:

Home Cinema Choice, June 2011 (DD-18+):  “The DD-18+ is not just a bit of an animal—it's an entire, sweating Brahma Bull…”

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Audioholics, December 2011 (DD-18+): “Velodyne's Digital Drive series is legendary for its technologically advanced sealed designs, active servo control and high fidelity, low distortion output....The DD18+ achieved our Audioholics “Extreme Room” rating and is the first sealed subwoofer to do so.”

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Sound Stage! Xperience, June 2011 (DD-10+): “The Velodyne Digital Drive Plus 10 renders professional-quality bass…Recommended”

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Audioholics, June 2011 (DD-15+): “If I were their competition, I'd be worried that Velodyne has just put most of them in checkmate with this…”

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HomeTheaterReview.com, June 2011 (DD-10+): “…the DD+ series reestablishes Velodyne's place as one of the premier subwoofer manufacturers in the world…”

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Secrets of Home Theater, March 2011 (DD-18+): “This is the lowest distortion I have ever measured in a subwoofer…”

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Optimum (SPL-U) series

The Optimum series packsincredible might within compact dimensions. Stunning elegance and sophisticated Auto-EQ for easy setup sweeten the deal. Here's what the pros think:

Geekanoids, March 2012 (Optimum-8 [SPL-800 Ultra]): "It delivers just brilliant low frequencies...I really can't fault how this has been performing."


 

 

Sound Stage! Xperience, November 2010 (Optimum-10):“as close to perfect a subwoofer as I've heard…The Optimum-10 is an outstanding audio product.”

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Positive Feedback Online, April 2010 (Optimum-10): "I found this subwoofer to be not only powerful, which is easy, but also extremely musical, which is a tough…

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10 Audio, December 2009 (Optimum-12): “The Velodyne subwoofers integrate better, are less expensive and easier to install than the very highly rated…”

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What Hi-Fi, December 2009 (SPL-800 Ultra): “It hits with the sort of solidity that can move pictures on your wall.

Audio Video Revolution, November 2009 (Optimum-10): “…the Optimum-10 is a singular solution for those looking to dive deeper into the wonderfully rich world of…”

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Home Cinema Choice, April 2009 (SPL-1000 Ultra): “All subs should be this good.”

Secrets of Home Theater, December 2008 (Optimum-12): “I could happily live with this Velodyne sub and its tendency toward rollicking, white-knuckle performances

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MicroVee and MiniVee

The MicroVee and MiniVee series subwoofers are the final word in tiny dimensionsand overwhelming output. We challenge you to find a smaller sub anywhere that can do what these can do. These reviewers couldn't:

 

Audioholics, February 2011 (Minivee): “Based on my time with the MiniVee, I declare Velodyne the king of bass per square inch.”

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Secrets of Home Theater, April 2010 (MiniVee): “…I was blown away by the Velodyne MiniVee subwoofer.”

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Audioholics, January 2010 (MicroVee): “Velodyne has once again demonstrated it could provide the most amount of bass per square inch that the laws of physics would allow…”

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Audio Magazine (Italian), September 2008 (MicroVee): “Small, discreet and with a polished design, the MicroVee subwoofer does everything to render its presence with…”

Home Entertainment, July 2008 (MicroVee): “…the MicroVee is a practically perfect way to bring more bottom to a soundbar or any other wimpy-sounding…”

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Tone Magazine, June 2008 (MicroVee): “Velodyne has done the impossible and produced an almost invisible subwoofer that totally kicks arse.”

Hi-Fi World, March 2008 (MicroVee): “It's hard not to be impressed by the Velodyne MicroVee.”

Home Cinema Choice, February 2008 (MicroVee): “…this tiny thing can deliver clean and melodic lows in systems where nothing else will fit. Small, but un…”

Secrets of Home Theater, November 2007 (MicroVee): “This thing is gorgeous…The MicroVee is definitely a Secrets-recommended subwoofer.”

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, November 2007 (MicroVee): “The MicroVee is taut, rhythmic and dynamic…The perfect combination of form and function? Oh, yes!”

 

 


EQ-Max series

One of our newest subwoofer series, the EQ-Max line of subwoofers bring a bevy of features that are unprecedented for their price range. Auto-EQ makes it seem as though the sub was designed exactly for your room. These pros were impressed:


Sound+Vision, March 2012 (EQ-Max 8): "The snazziest sub-$500 sub I’ve seen, period."

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What Hifi? (EQ-Max 8): "Agile; dynamic and weighty; multiple features; sits well with music and movies"

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AVForums, February 2012 (EQ-Max 12): "The Velodyne EQ-Max 12 is extremely competitively priced for its performance and well above the pack in additional features. ...Highly Recommended."

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Audioholics, December 2011 (EQ-Max 15 video review): "This sub actually puts it all out there, unashamed. Kind of like Lady Gaga. Except...square."

 


Impact series

If you're ready to make a lasting impression with your sound system, the Impact series fits the bill. The Impact-10, Impact-12 and Impact-Mini bring power, precision and incredible punch for a minimal price. Learn more from the experts:

TechKings, March 2012 (Impact-Mini): "The bass is very clean, and its less as though the sound is being forcefully driven from the box in the corner, but it's more a part of the room, in that is cleanly felt and heard in a full fashion as though the walls themselves are producing the bass."

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Audioholics, December 2010 (Impact-10)“…we highly recommend this one.”

 

Digital Video (Italian), October 2009 (Impact-10): “The presentation and performance confirms Velodyne's reputation and position as a world class manufacturer…”

 


Wireless products: WiConnect-10 Subwoofer and WiConnect System

Bass is essential for a fulfilling media experience--but before you get to enjoy your new system, it needs to be set up. Wireless solutions, like the WiConnect-10 subwoofer and WiConnect System, make this process simpler and faster while allowing you more placement flexibility, so you can get down to the business of enjoying your sound. Critics were excited about this flexibility too:

 

About.com, February 2012 (WiConnect-10): "...combines very flexible installation possibilities, with both wired and wireless connection options, with good performance in its price range."

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Audioholics, September 2011 (WiConnect System): “Velodyne's wireless WiConnect System delivers a great bass experience without filling a room with cables…”

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SubContractor (SC and SC-600) series

The SubContractor series are designed for in-wall, in-floor or in-ceiling installations, providing the incredible bass you'd expect from Velodyne almost invisibly. Our network of authorized custom installers can make sure the SC and SC-600 subwoofers are properly integrated into your home. In the meantime, find out what the pros think about our SubContractor products:

 

Sound & Vision, April 2010 (SC-602 / SC-600 IF/IC): “a reasonably priced, easy-to-install dual-subwoofer package that can be completely hidden from view.”

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Secrets of Home Theater, July 2009 (SC-600 IF/IC): “Overall an easy way to hide the bass without sacrificing quality.”

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Secrets of Home Theater, April 2009 (SC-600 IW): “All of the bass is there, but the subwoofer has become virtually invisible. ‘Cut, Plug and Play’… it could…”

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Secrets of Home Theater, August 2007 (SC-IW): “Velodyne took a pretty big risk putting its name on an in-wall subwoofer, and it paid off.”

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Audioholics, July 2007 (SC-IW): “Needless to say the Velodyne SC-IW is the best in-wall subwoofer system I have heard or installed to date…”

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Sound & Vision, April 2007 (SC-1250 / SC-10): “…you get the real deep-bass deal from this ultracompact, highly flexible, room-friendly system.”

Secrets of Home Theater, August 2006 (SC-1250 / SC-12): “…a subwoofer package that will probably just never break down. In other words, r-e-l-i-a-b-i-l-i-t-y…”

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