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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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Drivers
12" forward firing
(9.7" piston diameter)
Kevlar reinforced Resin Cone
3" dual-layer voice coil, inner/outer wound, die-cast aluminum basket

Amplifier
2000 watts Dynamic
1000 watts RMS Power

High Pass Crossover
80Hz (6 dB/octave)

Low Pass Crossover
40Hz-120Hz
(12 dB octave initial, 48 dB octave ultimate) or bypass for Subwoofer Direct

Frequency Response
22-120Hz

Magnet Structure
21.6 lbs. (346 oz)

Inputs
Gold plated RCA line and speaker level inputs

Outputs
Line-level 80Hz up

Phase Control
0 or 180 degrees

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

Weight
57 lbs. (26 kg)


Pros

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

Cons

  • No detachable power cord
  • No high level outputs

Introduction

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.
About the author:

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