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Velodyne Deep Waves Series - Compact subwoofers for thrilling performance

Velodyne Deep Waves 10 and Velodyne Deep Waves 12, this is how the model range of the specialist Velodyne Acoustics GmbH, the Velodyne Deep Waves Series, presented for the first time in Barcelona at ISE 2023 and now available, presents itself.

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  • Velodyne Acoustics GmbH describes the models of the Velodyne Deep Waves Series as living room-friendly subwoofers with gripping performance.

As a product line that is intended to offer the best bass performance at a price that is affordable for many users, Velodyne Acoustics GmbH announced numerous innovations at ISE 2023 in Barcelona at the beginning of the year, such as the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series. The company particularly emphasizes that this new product line will once again prove that even comparatively small subwoofers are easily capable of delivering an impressive performance, at least when proven specialists take on the task.

According to the specialist about the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series, it is possible to present a subwoofer line that is friendly to living space, yet still boasts thrilling performance.

Based on the experience of the Velodyne MicroVee X Series

Velodyne Acoustics GmbH states that in developing the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series, it drew on experience from the ultra-compact Velodyne MicroVee X Series and relied on a similar design with a front-firing driver and side-firing passive radiator.

The company is convinced that this will deliver an undreamt-of 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.

Velodyne Deep Waves 10 and Velodyne Deep Waves 12

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

For the most discreet integration into the living environment, whether stereo or home cinema, a discreet, elegant design should also provide, the solutions present themselves in matte black, with the housings made of MDF.

Control via app and flexible setting options

Velodyne Acoustics GmbH is one of those subwoofer specialists that has been focusing on a particularly simple integration of its solutions into various systems for years. Nowadays, of course, this is done primarily via suitable apps, which in the case of the Velodyne Deep Waves Series is available with the Velodyne iWoofer app for Apple iOS and Google Android.

The Velodyne iWoofer app is supposed to give users a completely new way to optimally harmonize the subwoofers with the room as well as with the respective listening preferences, as the manufacturer itself describes it.

Via the software, numerous DSP functions can be controlled intuitively, such as crossover frequency, parametric EQs, the adjustment of the phase and various presets are always just a fingertip away. It should also be mentioned in this context that there is also a Pro version for this app, which provides a number of additional functions. This provides, for example, a very precise automatic room correction.

Prices and availability

The models of the new Velodyne Deep Waves Series are to be found immediately in specialized trade. The manufacturer gives a suggested retail price of € 1.699,- for the Velodyne Deep Waves 10 and € 1.899,- for the Velodyne Deep Waves 12.

Getting to the point

For over 40 years, Velodyne Acoustics GmbH has stood for the highest low-frequency precision in the hi-fi and home cinema segment. The new Velodyne Deep Waves Series proves that this can also be achieved with comparatively compact systems. Newly developed drivers, perfectly tuned DSP processors and powerful power amplifiers are here to guarantee a powerful, ultra-deep and at the same time highly accurate bass reproduction. With 350 watts, the 10-inch model Velodyne Deep Waves 10 represents the entry level, above you will find the model Velodyne Deep Waves 12 equipped with 400 watts of power and 12-inch chassis.

PriceVelodyne Deep Waves 10 € 1.699,-
Velodyne Deep Waves 12 € 1.899,-
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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