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Velodyne HGS-15X Subwoofer Review

by June 10, 2005
Velodyne HGS-15X

Velodyne HGS-15X

  • Product Name: HGS-15X
  • Manufacturer: Velodyne
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: June 10, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 1995

Features

  • THX Ultra II
  • High quality crossover system
  • High Gain Servo System
  • Selectable subsonic filter (15/35Hz)
  • Infrared remote control (optional)
  • Adjustable low-pass filter
  • Subwoofer Direct crossover by-pass
  • Phase adjustment
  • XLR-Connector
  • Auto On/Off

Amplifier: Class D 1250 Wrms (3000 W peak)
Woofer: 15" forward-firing (12.7" piston diameter)
Voice Coil: 3" Dual Tandem push-pull
Excursion: 2" maximum
Magnet Structure: 380 oz  (24 lbs)
Cone: Kevlar reinforced
High Pass Crossover: passive 80/100Hz (6db/octave filter)
Low Pass Crossover: 40Hz-120Hz (12db/octave initial; 48dB/octave ultimate)
Crossover Bypass: Yes - subwoofer direct
Anti-clipping Circuit: Yes
Inputs & Outputs: Line Level & Speaker Level
Frequency Response: 18-120Hz +/- 3dB
Phase: 0 or 180 degrees
Distortion: Less Than 1%
Weight: 95lbs
Cabinet: 19.875"H  x 18" W x 17.875" D (including grill and feet)

Pros

  • High End Audiophile Performance
  • High Impact, WOW and Slam
  • Excellent LFE Performance
  • Very easy to integrate into room and custom cabinetry
  • Excellent build quality (Built in the USA)
  • Lots of performance at this price

Cons

  • No Variable phase control
  • No provision for aftermarket feet

Introduction

Velodyne helps audiophiles and videophiles assemble their dream home theater or music system with a satisfying subwoofer. The HGS-series appeases the musical side of the audiophile as well as the videophile's need for SPL.
About the author:

RLA Home Theater and Hi-Fi began as a hobby and has expanded into a business. Ray took his love of music and movies and turned it into his personal business to bring movie theater sound and quality into the homes of his customers. Ray brought great knowledge and expertise to us from a custom installer/integrator's perspective.

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