Subwoofers

Velodyne MiniVee Subwoofer

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Introduction

When you think of subwoofer manufacturers—and we're talking about companies that pay the bills making and selling subwoofers—Velodyne is one of the first names that comes to mind. Since 1983, Velodyne has produced an extensive range of highly regarded subs, including its Digital Drive series and "1812" subwoofers.

However, a significant part of the market is now geared towards smaller, compact subs. Perhaps as video displays have moved off of the floor and onto the wall, the aesthetic demands of keeping a visually clean space demand smaller, less obtrusive subwoofers. The challenge for a company like Velodyne is to produce subs that appeals to the new demographic, while maintaining the quality and reputation its products have earned over the last 27 years.

Velodyne's MiniVee subwoofer, barely ten inches high, certainly fits the bill. But does it sound like a Velodyne?

Specifications

  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: One 8" with Kevlar Cone
  • Amplifier: 1,000 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 28 Hz - 120 Hz
  • High Pass Crossover: 80 Hz (6 dB/octave)
  • Low Pass Crossover: 40 Hz - 120 Hz (12 dB/octave Initial, 48 dB/octave Ultimate)
  • Magnet Structure: 12.7 Pounds
  • Inputs: Gold plated RCA Line-level and Speaker-level
  • Outputs: Line-level, High-Pass Crossover, 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave
  • Phase Control: 0 or 180 degrees
  • Protection: Dynamic Compression
  • Dimensions: 10.1" H x 10.4" W x 12.75" D
  • Weight: 33 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699 USA
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