new trend in subwoofers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ryan Tsang, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Ryan Tsang

    Ryan Tsang Second Unit

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    I read the review in this month's Stereophile Ultimate AV of Velodyne's new line of subs with built-in EQs. While I was setting up my servo 15 (before I read the article) I thought "wouldn't it be nice to have a sub that comes with a mic and test tones to automatically do it for me?" Sure enough the new "DD" line of subs do. It has a video output to display the FR, microphone, test tone generator, parametric EQ, selectable x-over slope, remote, and the usual set of controls. You still have to do it manually on the Velo (which is fun I guess) but it would be cool if you could assign a built in computer to do it.

    I think Velodyne is onto something that some of us here are already doing with our BFDs. Current trend is to make them smaller and decor-friendly. I believe this will the be next trend in subwoofer design.
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Hopefully it will get cheaper too.

    Infinity has the RABOS system too.
     
  3. Matt G.

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    AV123 will have the R-DES built into the up-coming UFW-12 as well.
     
  4. JohnCZ

    JohnCZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Oooooh the Velodyne DD subs. Love them. Unfortunately I'd have to sell my truck to buy one.

    Some day...
     
  5. Mike Dzurko

    Mike Dzurko Stunt Coordinator

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    R-DES will be very cool, allowing easy control via. computer interface. It will be available as a separate piece for use with any subwoofer. Considering the anticipated price it will be simply amazing. Oh, and it will be software upgradeable [​IMG]
     

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