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Velodyne Acoustics GmbH with numerous innovations at ISE 2023 in Barcelona

It is not only the latest solutions of the Velodyne Deep Waves Series and Velodyne VU-Q Series that Velodyne Acoustics GmbH is presenting these days in Barcelona on the occasion of ISE 2023, but also a new model of the Velodyne Impact X Series and new design variants of the Velodyne DB 8 and Velodyne MicroVee X solutions and the Velodyne SC IW-600 X and Velodyne SC IW-800 X systems.

First and foremost, it is the new product lines Velodyne Deep Waves Series and Velodyne VI-Q Series that the subwoofer specialist Velodyne Acoustics GmbH is currently focusing on at ISE 2023 in Barcelona. But that’s not all, the company can also present further innovations in the Catalan metropolis, namely another model of the Velodyne Impact X Series and new design variants of the Velodyne DB 8 and Velodyne MicroVee X models. Last but not least, the Velodyne SC IW-600 X and Velodyne SC IW-800 X systems for the custom installation segment will be presented for the first time, with the Velodyne SC-750 and Velodyne SC-1500 amplifiers as prototypes in their luggage.

Velodyne Deep Waves Series – For best bass performance

Velodyne Acoustics GmbH announces the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series as a product line that is supposed to offer the best bass performance at a price that is affordable for many users. The company also emphasises that it will once again prove that even comparatively small subwoofers can achieve an impressive performance when proven specialists take on the task.

The company states that the development of the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series was based on the experience of the ultra-compact Velodyne MicroVee X Series and that a similar design with a front-firing driver and side-firing passive radiator was used. They are convinced that this should deliver an unimagined presence and thus guarantee a solid bass foundation in almost any living environment, especially since the Velodyne iWoofer app supports the user in optimally adapting the subwoofer to the room and the individual listening preferences.

A discreet, elegant design is also intended to ensure the most discreet possible integration into the living environment, whether stereo or home cinema; the solutions are presented in matt black, with the enclosures made of MDF.

Two models are available here, namely the Velodyne Deep Waves 10, equipped with 350 watts of power and a 10 inch woofer, and the Velodyne Deep Waves 12, designed with 450 watts and a 12 inch woofer.

Both models feature drivers with a 2.5 inch voice coil with four-layer winding and a nitrile rubber surround, which should guarantee a high and extremely precise excursion. The diaphragm is made of a particularly light paper composite material, which, according to the manufacturer, prevents partial vibrations and distortion even at a larger excursion. The amplifier modules of the subwoofers are designed in Class D.

Velodyne VI-Q Series – Powerful multi-talents

The Velodyne VI-Q Series comes up with three new subwoofer models, which Velodyne Acoustics GmbH presents for the first time in Barcelona. Velodyne VI-Q 10, Velodyne VI-Q 12 and Velodyne VI-Q 15 are the names of these three models, whereby once again the number in the name allows direct conclusions to be drawn about the woofers used in each case. These are models with 10, 12 and 15 inch drivers.

All three models are of closed construction and rely on Class D amplifier modules as well as woofers with a particularly light carbon fibre cone and a 3 inch voice coil as the main drive mechanism and dual ferrite magnet motor. The manufacturer promises for these woofers an excellent impulse reproduction from the smallest volume as well as a low distortion even at powerful levels, which can be delivered above all by the top model of the series, the Velodyne VI-Q 15 with its 650 watts RMS or even 1,200 watts peak power. The manufacturer lists 120 dB sound pressure in the data sheet.

The Velodyne VI-Q 12 still delivers 500 watts RMS and 900 watts peak power, and even the Velodyne VI-Q10 can boast 450 watts RMS and 850 watts peak power.

A highly efficient switching power supply provides the necessary reserves and a sophisticated construction of the cabinet made of MDF with a particularly solid front and extensive bracing inside minimises disturbing resonances. In addition to RCA and XLR sockets, there are connection options available, so that integration into a wide variety of configurations is possible without any problems.

The manufacturer explicitly refers to a particularly comfortable operation, which is supposed to be guaranteed with the Velodyne iWoofer app. It offers all the options you would expect from a woofer in this class, including room adjustment and a 25-band parametric equaliser as well as presets for easy, direct access to various configurations.

Velodyne Impact X 15, Velodyne DB 8 and Velodyne MicroVee X in new colours

According to Velodyne Acoustics GmbH, ISE 2023 will not only be used to present completely new product lines, but also solutions that expand existing product series. The company is particularly proud of the Velodyne Impact X 15, which is intended to expand the Velodyne Impact Series. As can be seen, this is a subwoofer with a 15 inch woofer, which is supposed to extend the popular and affordable product line upwards. This model has a special flow-optimised slot opening on the back as a bass reflex system and thus achieves a lower limiting frequency of 19 Hz. Not least because of this, it is especially designed for demanding home cinema applications and, with 9 DSP modes and remote control, it is a real all-rounder, according to the manufacturer’s promise.

At ISE 2023, the compact Velodyne DB 8 can be admired in white for the first time and the smallest subwoofer Velodyne MicroVee X can now be presented in black high gloss as a novelty in Barcelona.

Velodyne SubContractor Series – For the Custom Installation Expert

Of course, at ISE 2023, the focus will also be on custom installations, as this event is considered to be the leading trade fair in this field.

At ISE 2023, Velodyne Acoustics GmbH will present the completely revised Velodyne SubContractor Series with the two subwoofer models Velodyne IW-600 X and Velodyne IW-800 X, which are designed as in-wall subwoofers for use in the custom installation segment and are equally suitable for stereo and home cinema.

The developers of the Velodyne IW-600 X rely on two 6.5 inch woofers, whereas the Velodyne IW-800 also uses two 8 inch woofers with carbon fibre cone for a particularly powerful, yet accurate performance in the lowest frequency range.

Both built-in subwoofers are said to feature a revised front design with a magnetic driver cover, allowing them to be integrated even more discreetly into the wall.

Both new systems of the Velodyne SubContract Series are passive subwoofers, which of course require corresponding amplifier systems. Velodyne Acoustics will also present these for the first time in Barcelona, even if only as prototypes for the time being.

The solutions Velodyne SC-750 and Velodyne SC-1500 will be presented for the first time. Once again, these are particularly powerful, efficient and versatile external system amplifiers.

Prices and availability

While the last-mentioned solutions of the Velodyne SubContractor Series still require a little patience and no price information has been given yet, the models of the Velodyne Deep Waves Series and those of the Velodyne VI-Q Series should be available in specialist shops as early as February 2023. The same applies to the new Velodyne Impact X 15 and the new design versions of the Velodyne DB 8 and Velodyne Microvee X.

The price for the Velodyne Deep Waves 10 is € 1.699,-, the Velodyne Deep Waves 12 will be available at € 1.899,-.

For the solutions of the Velodyne VI-Q Series you have to calculate € 1.799,- for the Velodyne VI-Q 10, € 1.999,- for the Velodyne VI-Q 12 and € 2.499,- for the Velodyne VI-Q 15.

The Velodyne Impact X 15 has a recommended retail price of € 1.599,- the Velodyne DB 8 € 790,- and the Velodyne Microvee X € 1.290,-.

Getting to the point

Velodyne Acoustics GmbH will not only use the ISE 2023 in Barcelona to present the latest solutions in the field of custom installation, but also a wide range of subwoofers for stereo and home cinema. Not only the latest solutions of the Velodyne SubContract Series will be presented, but also the new product lines Velodyne Deep Waves Series and Velodyne VI-Q Series. In addition, a new top model of the Velodyne Impact X Series will be presented and the Velodyne DB 8 and Velodyne Microvee X systems will be presented in new design variants.

PriceVelodyne Deep Waves 10 € 1.699,-
Velodyne Deep Waves 12 € 1.899,-
Velodyne VI-Q 10 € 1.799,-
Velodyne VI-Q 12 € 1.999,-
Velodyne VI-Q 15 € 2.499,-
Velodyne Impact X 15 € 1.599,-
Velodyne DB 8 790,-
Velodyne Microvee X € 1.290.-
ManufacturerVelodyne Acoustics GmbH
Distribution AustriaR.M.S. State of the Art Audiovisual Products
Distribution GermanyAudio Reference GmbH
Distribution SwitzerlandAudio Reference GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

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

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