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Velodyne Acoustics Deep Blue 10 and Velodyne Deep Blue 12

It was first the flagship model Velodyne Deep Blue DB-15 that was available from the new Velodyne Deep Blue Series, now two more subwoofers of this product line follow. From now on, the models Velodyne Acoustics Deep Blue 10 and Velodyne Deep Blue 12 are also available.

Powerful, precise bass, this is the credo of all subwoofers from the specialist Velodyne Acoustics Inc., with the models of the new Velodyne Deep Blue Series this is to be offered in a compact form and at attractive prices, such as with the solutions Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12.

The two models of the Velodyne Deep Blue Series now available, the Velodyne Acoustics Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12, represent, to put it exaggeratedly, the midfield of the product series. They rank below the already available flagship Velodyne Deep Blue DB-15 and above the smallest offspring of the model series, the Velodyne Deep Blue DB-8, which is yet to follow.

Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 – The midfield

The new subwoofers Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 are, like the larger model Velodyne Deep Blue DB-15, based on a closed design. Despite their compact format, the full-grown woofers inspire with an impressive performance that can only be realised by a manufacturer with decades of experience.

Velodyne Deep Blue Series – Power from the lowest frequency cellar

Velodyne Acoustics Inc. claims to have created a completely new product platform with the Velodyne Deep Blue Series, which combines modern styling and compact dimensions with the latest technologies.

Especially the models Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 integrate themselves inconspicuously into every living ambience, but come out acoustically very big, so the manufacturer’s promise.

With the subwoofers, gripping beats, ultra-deep organ basses and bloodcurdling film scenes are to be experienced impressively without any monstrous installations. The Velodyne Deep Blue Series was developed from scratch for this purpose. Drivers, amplifier units and enclosures are meticulously matched to each other and form an overall concept whose performance impressively challenges common notions of the space required by a subwoofer.

New drivers with double magnet and quad voice coil

The Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 have been specially designed to deliver impressive deep bass performance despite their compact and stylish enclosures. The essential element for this is a potent chassis that is capable of handling even large cone strokes with maximum precision. The front-firing 10 and 12 inch drivers of the two new models from Velodyne Acoustics Inc. are therefore equipped with sophisticated quad voice coils that perform their duties in oversized double magnets. As a result, energy flow and control remain constant at all times – even at high diaphragm excursions and the lowest frequencies.

Small enclosures, big sound

Even though the enclosures of the Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 subwoofers radiate compact and simple elegance, their construction testifies to the high level of expertise of their developers, of that Velodyne Acoustics Inc. is convinced. The generously dimensioned wall thickness of the MDF cabinet has been elaborately braced on the inside to effectively suppress resonances. Thus, the cabinet itself is acoustically unobtrusive and provides ideal working conditions for the drivers. Solid rubber feet ensure a stable stand even during rousing action films at cinema volume.

Advanced electronics

The Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 draw their power from carefully designed long-throw chassis and massive cabinets. Nevertheless, appropriate electronics are no less important for a modern subwoofer.

The amplifiers deliver a powerful 350 watts of continuous power and 850 watts of impulse power, making them ideal for dynamic techno tracks and impressive blockbuster films. For connection, there are RCA input sockets for left and right channels as well as a separate subwoofer input with loop-through option, so that the new woofers of the Velodyne Deep Blue Series can be operated either as an extension for smaller satellite speakers or as an LFE channel in a surround setup. Crossover frequency, phase and volume are continuously adjustable to match the existing system.

Available now

The Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 are available immediately from specialist dealers. The recommended retail price is € 990,- for the Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and € 1.190,- for the Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12.

Getting to the point

Velodyne Acoustics Inc is considered one of the most recognised specialists for high-quality deep bass systems. With the Velodyne Deep Blue Series, the latest product line is available, whereby after the flagship Velodyne Deep Blue DB-15, the models Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 and Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 are now also offered. These are also based on newly developed drivers which, thanks to four-layer voice coils and double ferrite magnets, work without distortion even with large diaphragm strokes. Solidly built, shapely MDF cabinets and high-quality electronics with 350 watts continuous and 850 watts impulse power are the other ingredients for two innovative subwoofers that offer impressive performance despite living-room-friendly dimensions.

Manufacturer:Velodyne Acoustics Inc.
Distribution Austria:R.M.S. State of the Art Audiovisual Products
Distribution Germany:Audio Reference GmbH
Price:Velodyne Deep Blue DB-8 € 790,-
Velodyne Deep Blue DB-10 € 990,-
Velodyne Deep Blue DB-12 € 1.190,-
Velodyne Deep Blue DB-15 € 1.490,-

About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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