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Velodyne introduces MicroVee X subwoofer

  • A new micro-subwoofer is upon us, this time from the now German-owned Velodyne Acoustics. Inside its 23cm x 23cm x 25cm aluminium housing, the all-new MicroVee X subwoofer houses 1) a single forward-firing Carbon-Kevlar 6.5″ driver, 2) powers it with 300 Watts RMS of Class A/B amplification and 3) adds two side-firing passive drivers to being bass reproduction down to 32Hz (± 3 dB).

    From the press release: “The membrane is made of carbon composite, its ultra-flexible surround from nitrile rubber and the 2-inch quadruple voice coil from high-purity copper to ensure the highest, distortion-free precision right down to the deepest notes.”

    Inputs can be made via the back panel’s twin-RCA, LFE or high-level (speaker cable) connections.

    However, the MicroVee X still uses DSP for performance optimisation and system integration where polarity and gain can be set from the listening position using the supplied IR remote control. The remote can also bypass the subwoofer’s 12dB/octave crossover for ‘subwoofer direct’ operation. Helping those who need to tuck their subwoofers out of (line of) sight – behind couches or under sideboards – is the supplied 3-metre “Remote Eye” cable.

    Trainspotters notes: the Class A/B amplifier utilises a quad of 180 Volt MOSFET transistors for 34 Amps of current delivery. The switch-mode power supply is based on a pair of MOSFET transistors with a capacity of 17 Amps and 650 Volts. One-third of this micro-subwoofer’s 9kg kilogram weight can be attributed to the driver’s Y30 ferrite magnet.

    Another vital statistic: pricing says hello at €1290 with your choice of a black or white finish.

    Further information: Velodyne Acoustics

    Written by John

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