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Velodyne SC-IW In-Wall Subwoofer System Review

by July 26, 2007
Velodyne SC-IW In-Wall Subwoofer

Velodyne SC-IW In-Wall Subwoofer

  • Product Name: Velodyne SC-IW In-Wall Subwoofer System
  • Manufacturer: Velodyne
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: July 26, 2007 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 999/each Total system price as reviewed $2997
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Woofer: 4" x 14" rectangular driver
(3" x 13.25" piston dimensions)
Frequency Response:
(+/- 3 dB)
22 - 120 Hz
Harmonic Distortion: <5% (typical)
Magnet Structure: 275 oz. Neodymium motor structure
Voice Coil: 3" Dual Layer inner/outer wind
Video Shielded: Yes
Product Dimensions*:
(H/W/D)
28 ¾" x 14" x 3 3/8"
(73 x 35.56 x 8.57 cm)
Enclosure (only):
19" x 14" x 3 3/8"
(48 x 36 x 8.6 cm)
Driver (only)
10 ½" x 14" x 3 ¾"
(27 x 36 x 9.5 cm)
Cabinet: Sealed enclosure
Warranty:
(parts/labor)
Two years
Shipping Weight:
(approx)
2 Cartons:
Carton 1: 16 lbs (7.25 Kg)
Carton 2: 27 lbs (12.25 Kg)
Total: 43 lbs (19.5 Kg)
Grille Options:
(Both Included)
Standard Grille: 17.0" x 13.8" (43.2 cm x 35 cm)
Designer Grille: 18.0" x 4.64" (45.7 cm x 11.8 cm)
SC-1250 Amplifier
Amplifier:
(Class D)
3000 watts Dynamic
1250 watts RMS Power
High Pass Crossover: 80 Hz (6 dB/octave)
Low Pass Crossover: 30 Hz - 160 Hz, Defeatable, 24 dB/octave slope
Inputs: Line and Speaker Level
Outputs: Line-level, 80 Hz up
Speaker level for up to two subwoofers
Phase: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Dimensions (H/W/D):
(includes feet)
4 ¼" x 17.0" x 13.0"
(10.8 x 43.18 x 33.02 cm)
**Allow two extra inches in depth for wire connectors and detachable power cable.
**Includes feet. Feet can be removed for rack mount use. Unit is approximately "two rack units" high.
Warranty:
(parts/labor)
Two years
Shipping Weight:
(approx)
30 lbs (13.6 Kg)

Pros

  • What Professional Designers & Architects Dream About
  • Superb Build Quality
  • The Best In-Wall Subwoofer We Have Heard To Date
  • Very Easy to Install in New Construction Homes

Cons

  • Global Phase Control
  • Relatively Short 3-Year Warranty
  • Dry-wall Mud Won’t Adherer To Filler Panel
  • Inaccurate Wiring Info In Installation Guide
  • May Be Difficult to Install In Retro Custom Installations

Introduction

Overall, the SC-IW subwoofers performed well beyond my expectations and erased any preconceived notion that I had about in-wall subwoofers. It rivalled the performance of many good 10-12-inch freestanding box subwoofers making it the best in-wall subwoofer system I have heard or installed to date. I highly recommend the SC-IW subwoofer and SC-1250 amplifier to home owners, custom installers, and designers that wish to maintain the minimalist design trend without performance sacrifice. –Bravo Velodyne!
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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