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new trend in subwoofers


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Ryan Tsang

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Posted November 09 2004 - 02:04 PM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 09 2004 - 06:22 PM

Hopefully it will get cheaper too.

Infinity has the RABOS system too.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Matt G.

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Posted November 10 2004 - 06:41 AM

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

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   JohnCZ

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Posted November 10 2004 - 05:31 PM

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

Some day...

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Mike Dzurko

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Posted November 11 2004 - 03:22 AM

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 Posted Image
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