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Velodyne SPL-1200 Series II Subwoofer Review

by April 13, 2004
  • Product Name: Velodyne SPL-1200 Series II Subwoofer
  • Manufacturer: Velodyne
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 13, 2004 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 1499
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12" forward firing
(9.7" piston diameter)
Kevlar reinforced Resin Cone
3" dual-layer voice coil, inner/outer wound, die-cast aluminum basket

2000 watts Dynamic
1000 watts RMS Power

High Pass Crossover
80Hz (6 dB/octave)

Low Pass Crossover
(12 dB octave initial, 48 dB octave ultimate) or bypass for Subwoofer Direct

Frequency Response

Magnet Structure
21.6 lbs. (346 oz)

Gold plated RCA line and speaker level inputs

Line-level 80Hz up

Phase Control
0 or 180 degrees

14.75" x 14.25" x 16.375"
(37 x 36 x 41 cm)

57 lbs. (26 kg)


  • Musical sounding subwoofer
  • Remarkable low-end from a small sub
  • Easier room placement than many larger subs


  • No detachable power cord
  • No high level outputs


What makes a good subwoofer? For some, it’s heart-stopping bass with the ability to topple small children. For others, it’s reproduction of such low frequency waves that ocean mammals are summoned to beach themselves during intense passages. For myself, however, I like a “musical” subwoofer that blends well with my reference speakers and doesn’t sound like a tone generator capable of reproducing only a single note. Musical subs are fun to listen to and provide definition and quality to low frequency content. Without a musical sub, you end up with “thump” and little definition below 80Hz.
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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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