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Velodyne SPL-800 Subwoofer Review

by April 19, 2003
Acrylic is available via custom order and carries an additional fee, contact Velodyne for more information.

Acrylic is available via custom order and carries an additional fee, contact Velodyne for more information.

  • Product Name: SPL-800
  • Manufacturer: Velodyne
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 19, 2003 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 1099
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Specifications               Velodyne SPL-800

Drivers:                          8" forward firing (6.5" piston diameter)

                                      Kevlar reinforced Resin Cone

                                      2-1/2" dual-layer voice coil

Amplifier:                      1200 watts Dynamic

                                      600 watts RMS Power

High Pass Crossover:     80Hz (6 dB/octave)

Low Pass Crossover:     40Hz-120Hz *

                                      or bypass for

                                      Subwoofer Direct

Frequency Response:    28-120Hz

Magnet Structure:         204 oz. (12.7 lbs)

Inputs:                           Gold plated RCA line

                                      and speaker level inputs

Outputs:                         Line-level 80Hz up

Phase Control:              0 or 180 degrees

Video Shielded:            No

Protection:                    Dynamic compression

Impedance:                   N/A

Dimensions (H/W/D):      10-1/2" X 10-1/4" X 12"

(inc. feet & grill)

Warranty (parts/labor): Two years

Weight (approx.)           35 lbs.

Pros

  • Impressive output and depth for its size
  • Very high WAF

Cons

  • Pricey

Introduction

Subwoofers have been conventionally known for their deep bass extension and wow factor, essential for today's home theater systems, usually requiring a big heavy box loaded with large woofers to achieve ultimate impact and performance. Until my experience with the Velodyne SPL-800, I was happy with this stereotype about subwoofers as until that point, I haven't heard a small subwoofer that could do both music and movies justice. Enter the SPL-800.

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