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Velodyne has announced an external subwoofer setup room equalizer...


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave Dahl

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Posted February 20 2005 - 01:52 PM

Hi all, I was going over some things recently and stumbled onto a Velodyne press release announcing the future release of a subwoofer calibration system. It will include the 2.0 software version of the system they currently use for their DD subwoofers. The external box will be able to be used with almost any subwoofer. I think I smell a BFD killer with this one. -Dave Now if I only knew how much it will cost.

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   BruceD

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Posted February 20 2005 - 02:07 PM

Do you have any specs? Can it vary the "Q" (narrowness of the filter) to as fine as 1/60th octave bandwidth?

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted February 20 2005 - 02:11 PM

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Seth_L

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Posted February 20 2005 - 02:20 PM

I bet it's not $119 either...

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   PaulDA

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Posted February 21 2005 - 12:15 AM

Probably not. But it is likelier easier to use than a BFD, no to mention more aesthetically pleasing. Neither one of these issues is important to me (unless the price difference is under 100$--then the convenience factor might weigh in) but for a lot of people, the extra cost will be worth the added ease of use and better looks. Besides, as popular as the BFD is among HT enthusiasts, it was designed for a completely different application and the bulk of its buyers are NOT HT people.
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Axu R

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Posted February 21 2005 - 12:50 AM

That SMS-1 is near $400, as BFD is $100...
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   David Bikeman

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Posted February 21 2005 - 01:33 AM

To me, the BFD @$100. is a SMS-1 killer. The BFD is not for the technically challenged so the SMS-1 will definitely have a market. David

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave Dahl

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Posted February 21 2005 - 03:52 AM

Aux, Where did you get the $400 number? -Dave

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   BruceD

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Posted February 21 2005 - 04:29 AM

Essentially my question is with it's precision. If it doesn't have very fine resolution for it's "Q" parameter like the BFD (1/60th octave resolution), but instead something like 1/3 octave resolution, it will be less useful for truly eliminating modal peaks. Easier to use, yes, but not as musically satisfying, and for sure more expensive!!

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Posted February 21 2005 - 04:59 AM


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