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alk3997's Avatar alk3997 12:39 PM 01-05-2011
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I have one, but I am biased.
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Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 12:50 PM 01-05-2011
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Rob, are the DD-15+ off the production lines, yet? I assume so since the 18+ is, but one should never assume...
To my knowledge they are all available, though some colors may be more readily available than others.
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 08:44 AM 01-12-2011
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Any news about DD+?
How good are they soundquality and SPL
I will let everyone know once the first reviews are published, but in the meantime...The DD18+ walked away from CES with the Electronic House 2011 Product of the Year Award for Subwoofers and Speakers.
DS-21's Avatar DS-21 09:22 AM 01-16-2011
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The redesigned cabinet and Driver provide significant gain in output over the predecessor.

The words and driver pictures on your DD+ website suggest that you've gone from a split-opposed coil design for the driver (a la Hyperdynamics/JBL Differential Drive) in the ur-DD to an underhung design in the DD+. That top-plate is huge!

Is that an accurate inference?

The tinsel-lead configuration is also interesting. Don't think I've seen anything like that before.
adslinkato's Avatar adslinkato 03:39 AM 01-18-2011
Anyone have a DD+ in his hands?
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 08:44 AM 01-18-2011
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The words and driver pictures on your DD+ website suggest that you've gone from a split-opposed coil design for the driver (a la Hyperdynamics/JBL Differential Drive) in the ur-DD to an underhung design in the DD+. That top-plate is huge!

Is that an accurate inference?

The tinsel-lead configuration is also interesting. Don't think I've seen anything like that before.

The information on the website was supplied by the engineering department and should be accurate. The Digital Drive Plus utilizes a completely new driver that provides many improvements over the original Digital Drive.
LauraWerner's Avatar LauraWerner 11:47 PM 01-19-2011
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Anyone have a DD+ in his hands?

I ordered a DD-12+ from a local dealer last night and should be getting it tomorrow or Friday. (I live in the south bay ~30 miles from Velodyne, so my dealer is just going to drive down there and pick it up.) I'll post more when I have it set up. This is the last piece of a major audio upgrade to my system (7 B&W speakers and a Denon receiver) so I'm excited.

I'm sure the DD-12+ will be *way* better than my old Energy ES-12XL, the best sub I could find to fit my (much smaller) budget 10 years ago. A friend has an older analog Velodyne servo-feedback sub and even without all the digital EQ features it sounds great.

-- Laura
pbc's Avatar pbc 06:10 AM 01-20-2011
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The information on the website was supplied by the engineering department and should be accurate. The Digital Drive Plus utilizes a completely new driver that provides many improvements over the original Digital Drive.

It is a stunning looking driver. Any chance you'll come out with another "Acryllic/clear" sub of the DD-18! Mmmmm ... subwoofer porn.
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 08:54 AM 01-20-2011
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It is a stunning looking driver. Any chance you'll come out with another "Acryllic/clear" sub of the DD-18! Mmmmm ... subwoofer porn.

There are no plans to create any of the DD+ subwoofers in a clear acrylic.
LauraWerner's Avatar LauraWerner 11:59 PM 01-20-2011
I picked up my new DD-12+ tonight on the way home. Once I have more time to play with it I'm going to write a blog post about it, but I figured I'd post some first impressions here in case anyone was interested. These are just some rough notes I took as I was setting it up and listening a bit afterward.

Note: this thing can pull 12 amps at 120v. I noticed this in the specs when I was ordering it, so yesterday I crawled under the house and wired in a new outlet so I can spread the home theater components across two circuits. At 12A for the sub, ~6A for my 58" plasma, ~6A for my Denon AVR, plus a computer, a PS3, and a couple of lamps, one circuit in the living room just wasn't going to cut it anymore. (I doubt the sub or amp will draw that much current during normal use, but I don't want to tempt fate....) My old sub only had a 300W amp in it, so it wasn't an issue.

A lot of what follows probably isn't news to anyone who's owned a Velodyne before, especially one of the digital ones. But it's my first one, so I'm noticing all this stuff for the first time.

The DD-12+ has incredibly good packaging: outer box, cardboard spacers, inner box, big hunks o' styrofoam, thick plastic bag, and synthetic fabric bag. And it's the first piece of a/v equipment I've owned that comes with a pair of white gloves.

The mic stand is a bit weird: it comes with two heads you can swap. I think the second one is for mounting on a tripod, but I didn't try it. The mic cord is plenty long enough for my ~14x20ft room. The mic feels very solid and professional; much better than the consumer-level Audyssey calibration mics. But I'm mostly basing that on how big and heavy it is; I have no idea what's inside either one of them.

The sub is very heavy and feels very, very solid. It doesn't have any flex in the cabinet or make much noise when you're moving it around. And it weighs a freaking ton.

The "ebony gloss" finish is black gloss for all practical purposes, unless you're looking really closely or have it under bright light. There are faint brown stripes but they're much less noticeable than in any real ebony wood I've ever seen. It fits in well with my gloss black speakers and black components. I'm not sure why they bothered with the "ebony" bit. Just to be different?

The PC software and test tone CDs weren't mass-produced: it looks like they burned them onto blanks and then stuck printed labels on them.

The PC installer program pops up a DOS shell before running, apparently to install a USB virtual serial port driver. It's an odd way to do it. It would be nice if they had a Mac version too on such a high-end product, especially given how popular Macs seem to be among musicians. Fortunately my HTPC runs Windows (for gaming) so I could use it for the setup. A USB / mini-USB cable is included. (It had better be at this price. :-)

A printed manual is *not* included, however, just a quick-start guide. Maybe it's still changing and they didn't want to waste trees / money? It's on the CD and the web site. It's well written and fairly complete; it even includes the RS232 commands to control the sub remotely. The info on how to run the EQ setup is in a separate "User Interface" manual, which seems silly. Why two manuals?

The first time I installed the software, the "virtual com port driver" didn't install correctly. I uninstalled, then manually did "run as administrator" on the setup program and this time it installed correctly. This is on Windows 7, FWIW.

I ran the "self eq" first, as suggested. It did a decent job coming up with a fairly flat response. Just from the test tones I can tell this sub goes way lower than my old one; the lowest frequencies around 15Hz aren't audible (to me) but I can feel the room shaking. My room seemed to have a strong resonance mode at 20 hz; self-eq put in a -13dB filter at 20 Hz (with a Q of 4.3). In hindsight, I'm guessing most of this peak was because I forgot to turn off Audyssey MultiEQ in my receiver, and my old sub was weak below 25 Hz so Audyssey was probably boosting those frequencies. Which means now Audyssey is probably still boosting them (though not as much) and then the new sub is un-boosting them.

I'll need to re-run both equalizer setups again over the weekend, with Audyssey turned off while doing the sub setup. Live and learn. I would have needed to run Audyssey again anyway because I need to move my front wide speakers after building some stands for them in a day or two.

After the AutoEQ I went into ManualEQ mode and raised the crossover frequency to 120 Hz, since I want my AVR to handle the crossover. I probably should set it all the way up to 199 Hz (or turn it off if that's possible) when I re-do the setup. Everything else looked reasonable (Phase 0, Polarity +) so I left the rest alone.

After all the time I spent on setup I didn't have much time to actually listen to music tonight. :-/ But what I have listened to so far (mostly a few bass-heavy tracks) sounds extremely good on the "jazz" preset. It's much less "boomy" than my old sub. Some of the tracks I tried:
  • "Legacy", the first track from "Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra" by Synergy, an old electronica/prog band. (Or probably just one guy with a lot of synthesizers.) The really deep bass melody starting around 6:10 in is one of my favorite subwoofer music tests.
  • "Dance on a Volcano" from "Trick of the Tail" by Genesis.
  • "Money" from Pink Floyd. I'm very familiar with this track. Both the kick drum and Roger Waters' bass sound much tighter than I'm used to.
  • "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac. The kick drum at the beginning sounds just like the real thing - you can hear the reverberations decay after the initial kick. And the bass guitar sounds good too.
  • "Limelight" from Rush. The bassist is the front-man and the drummer uses lots of kick drum on this track, so there's lots of bass. I hadn't listened to it since upgrading all my speakers. Very nice.
There's no time to try any movies tonight, since I have to work tomorrow, but I figure if it can handle music this well it will do fine on movies. I'll try some over the weekend. I've spent a huge amount of money (and time) upgrading all the audio gear in my media/living room, so now it's time to enjoy them.

-- Laura
andy1618's Avatar andy1618 09:13 AM 01-21-2011
hey laura will like if u can update us more on the dd+ series i actually am intrested in the dd15+ but await reviews but i need it soon
ninja12's Avatar ninja12 09:26 AM 01-21-2011
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I picked up my new DD-12+ tonight on the way home. Once I have more time to play with it I'm going to write a blog post about it, but I figured I'd post some first impressions here in case anyone was interested. These are just some rough notes I took as I was setting it up and listening a bit afterward.

Note: this thing can pull 12 amps at 120v. I noticed this in the specs when I was ordering it, so yesterday I crawled under the house and wired in a new outlet so I can spread the home theater components across two circuits. At 12A for the sub, ~6A for my 58" plasma, ~6A for my Denon AVR, plus a computer, a PS3, and a couple of lamps, one circuit in the living room just wasn't going to cut it anymore. (I doubt the sub or amp will draw that much current during normal use, but I don't want to tempt fate....) My old sub only had a 300W amp in it, so it wasn't an issue.

A lot of what follows probably isn't news to anyone who's owned a Velodyne before, especially one of the digital ones. But it's my first one, so I'm noticing all this stuff for the first time.

The DD-12+ has incredibly good packaging: outer box, cardboard spacers, inner box, big hunks o' styrofoam, thick plastic bag, and synthetic fabric bag. And it's the first piece of a/v equipment I've owned that comes with a pair of white gloves.

The mic stand is a bit weird: it comes with two heads you can swap. I think the second one is for mounting on a tripod, but I didn't try it. The mic cord is plenty long enough for my ~14x20ft room. The mic feels very solid and professional; much better than the consumer-level Audyssey calibration mics. But I'm mostly basing that on how big and heavy it is; I have no idea what's inside either one of them.

The sub is very heavy and feels very, very solid. It doesn't have any flex in the cabinet or make much noise when you're moving it around. And it weighs a freaking ton.

The "ebony gloss" finish is black gloss for all practical purposes, unless you're looking really closely or have it under bright light. There are faint brown stripes but they're much less noticeable than in any real ebony wood I've ever seen. It fits in well with my gloss black speakers and black components. I'm not sure why they bothered with the "ebony" bit. Just to be different?

The PC software and test tone CDs weren't mass-produced: it looks like they burned them onto blanks and then stuck printed labels on them.

The PC installer program pops up a DOS shell before running, apparently to install a USB virtual serial port driver. It's an odd way to do it. It would be nice if they had a Mac version too on such a high-end product, especially given how popular Macs seem to be among musicians. Fortunately my HTPC runs Windows (for gaming) so I could use it for the setup. A USB / mini-USB cable is included. (It had better be at this price. :-)

A printed manual is *not* included, however, just a quick-start guide. Maybe it's still changing and they didn't want to waste trees / money? It's on the CD and the web site. It's well written and fairly complete; it even includes the RS232 commands to control the sub remotely. The info on how to run the EQ setup is in a separate "User Interface" manual, which seems silly. Why two manuals?

The first time I installed the software, the "virtual com port driver" didn't install correctly. I uninstalled, then manually did "run as administrator" on the setup program and this time it installed correctly. This is on Windows 7, FWIW.

I ran the "self eq" first, as suggested. It did a decent job coming up with a fairly flat response. Just from the test tones I can tell this sub goes way lower than my old one; the lowest frequencies around 15Hz aren't audible (to me) but I can feel the room shaking. My room seemed to have a strong resonance mode at 20 hz; self-eq put in a -13dB filter at 20 Hz (with a Q of 4.3). In hindsight, I'm guessing most of this peak was because I forgot to turn off Audyssey MultiEQ in my receiver, and my old sub was weak below 25 Hz so Audyssey was probably boosting those frequencies. Which means now Audyssey is probably still boosting them (though not as much) and then the new sub is un-boosting them.

I'll need to re-run both equalizer setups again over the weekend, with Audyssey turned off while doing the sub setup. Live and learn. I would have needed to run Audyssey again anyway because I need to move my front wide speakers after building some stands for them in a day or two.

After the AutoEQ I went into ManualEQ mode and raised the crossover frequency to 120 Hz, since I want my AVR to handle the crossover. I probably should set it all the way up to 199 Hz (or turn it off if that's possible) when I re-do the setup. Everything else looked reasonable (Phase 0, Polarity +) so I left the rest alone.

After all the time I spent on setup I didn't have much time to actually listen to music tonight. :-/ But what I have listened to so far (mostly a few bass-heavy tracks) sounds extremely good on the "jazz" preset. It's much less "boomy" than my old sub. Some of the tracks I tried:
  • "Legacy", the first track from "Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra" by Synergy, an old electronica/prog band. (Or probably just one guy with a lot of synthesizers.) The really deep bass melody starting around 6:10 in is one of my favorite subwoofer music tests.
  • "Dance on a Volcano" from "Trick of the Tail" by Genesis.
  • "Money" from Pink Floyd. I'm very familiar with this track. Both the kick drum and Roger Waters' bass sound much tighter than I'm used to.
  • "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac. The kick drum at the beginning sounds just like the real thing - you can hear the reverberations decay after the initial kick. And the bass guitar sounds good too.
  • "Limelight" from Rush. The bassist is the front-man and the drummer uses lots of kick drum on this track, so there's lots of bass. I hadn't listened to it since upgrading all my speakers. Very nice.
There's no time to try any movies tonight, since I have to work tomorrow, but I figure if it can handle music this well it will do fine on movies. I'll try some over the weekend. I've spent a huge amount of money (and time) upgrading all the audio gear in my media/living room, so now it's time to enjoy them.

-- Laura

Congrats on your new sub. Since you want your AVR to handle the crossover, you should turn off the crossover in your sub. You don't want to have 2 crossovers. I hope you enjoy all of your new toys/upgrades.
Warpdrv's Avatar Warpdrv 09:53 AM 01-21-2011
Great Demo Track selections there Laura.... Looks like all my favorites !!! We both must be old... lol

Question, can you post some pics of the GUI that you are using for the PC connection as well as your new baby... I was very impressed way back when - first time I heard a 12" DD, and I'm sure things have improved.... I'd like to see what they changed with the SMS / DD software and how it compares...

thanks
LauraWerner's Avatar LauraWerner 10:07 AM 01-21-2011
@Warpdrv: When I re-calibrate everything this weekend I'll take some pictures. I promised Chris over at Audyssey some photos of my front/wide setup too, so I can do them all at once. And yep, I think I just passed the "I feel old" threshold with my last birthday (45). :-) I was still a kid when some of that music was new, but I got turned on to a lot of the prog music by a friend who's ~5 years older than I am.

@ninja12: You're right: I should turn off the sub's crossover. There's a "--" setting that I'm guessing means "off", but I need to read the manual again to make sure.

I'll post more info, plus listening impressions for some movies I'm familiar with, in a day or two.

BTW, if you're looking for one of these and you're in the Silicon Valley area, I got it from Century Stereo in San Jose, down near the border of Saratoga and Campbell, near the intersection of Lawrence, Saratoga, Prospect, Hamilton, Campbell, etc. (Quite a maze.) The guys who helped me were Doug and Marc. They both seemed pretty knowledgeable, and they got the thing to me 36 hours after I ordered it.

Off to work....

-- Laura
jpmst3's Avatar jpmst3 03:48 PM 01-21-2011
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There are no plans to create any of the DD+ subwoofers in a clear acrylic.

Make some plans!
bfm's Avatar bfm 05:57 PM 01-21-2011
Laura enjoy. My old dd12 is the bomb. Limelight and neil peart !!!
pbc's Avatar pbc 06:01 PM 01-21-2011
Picture this ... but much much bigger.


DS-21's Avatar DS-21 07:59 AM 01-23-2011
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The information on the website was supplied by the engineering department and should be accurate. The Digital Drive Plus utilizes a completely new driver that provides many improvements over the original Digital Drive.

In other words, you're not saying.

Fair enough.

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The PC software and test tone CDs weren't mass-produced: it looks like they burned them onto blanks and then stuck printed labels on them

The PC installer program pops up a DOS shell before running, apparently to install a USB virtual serial port driver. It's an odd way to do it. It would be nice if they had a Mac version too on such a high-end product, especially given how popular Macs seem to be among musicians.

Wait - you need a computer and a disk of test tones to set up this sub?

Was that the case on the old DD subs as well? My impression was that they had the same guts as my SMS-1: internal tones and stand-alone operation.
LauraWerner's Avatar LauraWerner 11:51 AM 01-23-2011
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Wait - you need a computer and a disk of test tones to set up this sub?

It's not required. There's a video out jack (composite + s-video) and you can plug that into a TV and run the setup from there. And there's one setup mode that doesn't seem to require a display at all. But the PC program has a much better UI, so it's easier to drive the process from a PC if you can.

They have three setup modes:
  • Self EQ - The sub generates test tones itself. This will set the sub EQ, but I don't think it attempts to mess with the crossover, phase, polarity, etc.
  • Auto EQ - This requires test tones from a CD piped through your audio system to both the sub and the main speakers. This lets it set up both the EQ and the crossover, phase, etc.
  • Manual EQ - You play the test tone CD through the audio system and then tweak parameters to your heart's content.

I think "Self EQ" and "Manual EQ" require you to use one of the GUIs. For Auto EQ there's an easier option: plug the mic into the front of the sub, start the test tone CD playing, and then press the "Auto EQ" button on the front of the sub. The User Interface Manual has a good description of how all this stuff works.

One oddity I've noticed in the couple of days I've had the sub is that it never seems to turn itself off, even in the auto on/off mode. And the power button on the remote (a sub with a remote!?) doesn't seem to do anything. I'm going to try to find or build a cable with mono mini-plugs at both ends and see if I can get the sub to turn on/off based on the 12V trigger signal from my Denon receiver. And this afternoon I'll try to take some photos of the sub, setup screens, and the rest of my system. (And maybe finish building my speaker stands.)

-- Laura
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 09:28 AM 01-24-2011
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Wait - you need a computer and a disk of test tones to set up this sub?

Was that the case on the old DD subs as well? My impression was that they had the same guts as my SMS-1: internal tones and stand-alone operation.

The laptop or computer option to set up the subwoofer is something we added based on user feedback. You can still run the video output of the subwoofer to your monitor and view the system response there. For some it was not practical to run video to a TV so plugging a laptop into the subwoofer via a USB provides flexibility.

The CD of test tones is provided with the DD+. This to is a change based on user feedback. The old DD generated the sweep tones internally and required you to run cables from the subwoofer to an unused input on your processor then select that input and run the LFE from your processor back to the subwoofer. This was confusing for some and cumbersome. Now you can just drop the CD in your disc player and connect the subwoofer to the the LFE output on your receiver. Whole system integration is now simplified.
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 09:33 AM 01-24-2011
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Picture this ... but much much bigger.


There is no doubt that the acrylic is a sexy subwoofer. There are certain manufacturing issues when you move up from a 10 or 12 inch subwoofer and start curving surfaces.
Neilsy's Avatar Neilsy 08:42 PM 01-24-2011
Hi, just wanted to ask a question - I have recently (as in less than 6 months) purchased a DD-18. Long story short, love it. I spent months and months searching, reading reviews & talking to HT stores here in Brisbane, Aus.
I'm pretty sure I recall asking the Velodyne retailer I purchased off is the DD was current as I know they came in around 04 or something... correct me if I'm wrong. The DD+ coming was not mentioned nor did I see it on the Velodyne International site...

It would be good to hear assurance the investment made in this DD-18 recently is not going to be a thorn in my side knowing the DD-18+ could have been purchased if I waited just a couple months.

At the same time I do want honesty - is the DD-18+ going to put my DD-18 to shame? Should I go and re-sell my newly acquired DD-18 and save some dollars for the new beast? May sound out there but would there be any options to return it to the retailer so they can make it an ex-demo model and have a DD+ sold to me instead (with extra cash definitely)

Open to your thoughts here.
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 09:01 AM 01-25-2011
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Hi, just wanted to ask a question - I have recently (as in less than 6 months) purchased a DD-18. Long story short, love it. I spent months and months searching, reading reviews & talking to HT stores here in Brisbane, Aus.
I'm pretty sure I recall asking the Velodyne retailer I purchased off is the DD was current as I know they came in around 04 or something... correct me if I'm wrong. The DD+ coming was not mentioned nor did I see it on the Velodyne International site...

It would be good to hear assurance the investment made in this DD-18 recently is not going to be a thorn in my side knowing the DD-18+ could have been purchased if I waited just a couple months.

At the same time I do want honesty - is the DD-18+ going to put my DD-18 to shame? Should I go and re-sell my newly acquired DD-18 and save some dollars for the new beast? May sound out there but would there be any options to return it to the retailer so they can make it an ex-demo model and have a DD+ sold to me instead (with extra cash definitely)

Open to your thoughts here.

While there had been discussions of a newer version of the DD series subwoofer for some time no time line was announced until we presented the first subwoofers at CEDIA. The international dealers would especially have been in the dark and not known of its forth coming release.

The original Digital Drive is still a current piece and is still an amazing performer. The new Digital Drive plus will play louder, a touch cleaner, and offer improved user interface features for equalizing the subwoofer and normal day to day interaction (numerical volume display).
Neilsy's Avatar Neilsy 06:42 PM 01-25-2011
Hi Rob,
Thanks for your reply. Good to feel assured. I am a very satisfied customer in using this subwoofer. I do some audio on the side using professional desks and systems so i have found the mic and EQ system a necessity.

Thanks again, if I hear a DD+ I have no doubts I will be intrigued! Out of curiosity, would a DD18 and DD18+ daisy chain together well?


Not sure if this forum is open to this topic but I have v2.2.0 on my DD18. Is it worth hooking it up to the 2.2.2 upgrade? I heard a user mention improvements in sub 25Hz pickup. . . .is this correct?
Thanks
Rob Morse's Avatar Rob Morse 08:42 AM 01-26-2011
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Hi Rob,
Thanks for your reply. Good to feel assured. I am a very satisfied customer in using this subwoofer. I do some audio on the side using professional desks and systems so i have found the mic and EQ system a necessity.

Thanks again, if I hear a DD+ I have no doubts I will be intrigued! Out of curiosity, would a DD18 and DD18+ daisy chain together well?


Not sure if this forum is open to this topic but I have v2.2.0 on my DD18. Is it worth hooking it up to the 2.2.2 upgrade? I heard a user mention improvements in sub 25Hz pickup. . . .is this correct?
Thanks

Version 2.2.2 offers improved communication with Crestron controllers. Version 2.2.0 and 2.2.2 are compatible in a master/slave configuration with the DD+, however the DD+ must be the master.
Neilsy's Avatar Neilsy 04:09 PM 01-26-2011
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Version 2.2.2 offers improved communication with Crestron controllers. Version 2.2.0 and 2.2.2 are compatible in a master/slave configuration with the DD+, however the DD+ must be the master.

Thanks Rob.
peterpioli's Avatar peterpioli 08:58 PM 01-28-2011
Anyone here own a DD-18 Plus yet?
green horn's Avatar green horn 11:04 AM 01-29-2011
These DD+ series sub's are just downright deliciously gorgeous!!!! I currently still have my old Velodyn CT-100, that I bought about 10yrs ago @ CC in here in San Jose, Ca. I use her frequently, and the performance is nothing short of outstanding. If I was to replace my CT-100, it would be for a DD+ 10". The price is a bit much to swallow, but if 1250watts RMS is accurate, then I'm sure the price reflects the quality that Velodyn puts into their flagship series.
knurled's Avatar knurled 08:04 PM 02-01-2011
As I read through this thread I find little or no mention of the remote control functionality of Velodyne products. I would be curious to hear from past and current Velodyne owners what the opinions would be with regard to the utility of the remote control. Does it get left behind and stay in the box, or is it the godsend we adhere to and can't go without. My personal opinion is that it would be an invaluable tool for many, many movies. How many would say the bass runs way too hot in the latest Batman release? Despite a very modern receiver with Audessy and a subtable by Performance Furniture (nice piece but not easy to reach the gain knob) I still look for more control.
mojomike's Avatar mojomike 08:16 PM 02-01-2011
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As I read through this thread I find little or no mention of the remote control functionality of Velodyne products. I would be curious to hear from past and current Velodyne owners what the opinions would be with regard to the utility of the remote control. Does it get left behind and stay in the box, or is it the godsend we adhere to and can't go without. My personal opinion is that it would be an invaluable tool for many, many movies. How many would say the bass runs way too hot in the latest Batman release? Despite a very modern receiver with Audessy and a subtable by Performance Furniture (nice piece but not easy to reach the gain knob) I still look for more control.

While I don't own a Velodyne sub, I do have the SMS-1 unit which has the same remote as the DD series subs. I do find the remote very useful for getting a quick bass adjustment when needed. It is one of the features of the SMS-1 that makes it so attractive to me.
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