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post #361 of 9657 Old 02-04-2004, 03:47 PM
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Velodyne Reply;
It is the finest sounding (non servo) small subwoofer I have heard. It would be perfect for your application. The series II adds more power (1000 watts), and a nicer looking enclosure available in maple, cherry and black gloss.
Perhaps some users might add their comments.
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Thanks curt....

Are there any advantages of the DLS series over the SPL? At this point I'm looking at the SPL1000 (dont need the 1000W of the II) and then posibly the DLS3750/4000. I realize there is a big difference in W between the 3750/4000 and the SPL1000, but other than that, what other technical differences are there?

My primary application will be for music, then HT...I'd say 60/40 split...and my room is about 12x12. Looking for tone not shake.

Thanks for the help.
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Hi,
All the advantages go to the SPL. They have a very hi-tech driver and amplifier in a sealed box for ultimate accuracy. They are extremly tight and musical sounding. Higher power is always required for a sealed box, especially a small sealed box.
The DLS series are a bass-refex (slot loaded) design offering fine "bang for the buck" performance.
For your application go with the SPL-1000. You'll love it.
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Any plans for a DD software update? I seem to remeber Bruce saying something was in the works in the early parts of this thread, that would offer some automated features for setting the EQ. Continue to LOVE my DD-15.

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I would like to know if the SPL-1200 Series II can accept spikes such as the Dayton 240-715 on www_partsexpress_com. I have a prewired location for a subwoofer that includes an electric outlet as well as a subwoofer cable outlet. The tops of the wall plates are about 16 1/8" above the carpet. I would like to try raise the 1200 up enough to fully cover the view of the outlets and I thought spikes might be a good way to do it.

I checked further into the Dayton spikes and I was told they are metric and that I would have to change the box T-nuts to make them work on the SPL-1200 Series II. What are some other brands of spikes that are similar to the Dayton (PartsExpress) product?
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Hi,
I'm sorry I'm not a spike user, so not up on the subject. Maybe someone can add assistance on this one. The spikes I've access to don't have any names on them. If I get more info I'll pass it on.
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Originally posted by Tom Blake
Any plans for a DD software update? I seem to remeber Bruce saying something was in the works in the early parts of this thread, that would offer some automated features for setting the EQ. Continue to LOVE my DD-15.

Tom

Hi Tom,
Yes, we plan to update the DD software, but we don't have an exact date for the upgrade yet. Auto EQ, full range graphs, and several other features are planned. Existing DD owners will be able to download the upgrade from our web site and update the software on their units without returning them to a service center.

Glad you like the DD-15. The feedback has been extremely positive!

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Thanks Bruce! Sounds great - can't wait for the update. Those sound like tremendously useful additions to the DD software.

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If anyone has found a place that offers good pricing on the new DD line, please pm me. Thks.
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I have been researching subwoofers in preperation for adding one to my system. It will be used about 50:50 for music and movies, and so I need something that will perform well for both. The space in which the subwoofer will operate is somewhat over 3600 cubic feet.

I have been looking at three brands, Rel (Stadium and Stentor), Velodyne (DD 15 and 18) and the Martin Logan Descent. Based on everything I have read, it would seem that given the size of my space, the larger DD18 would be a good choice (and the opportunity to play with the 8 band eq is enticing ). The reviews I have read all praise it highly, but tend to me weighted towards movie material.

I have read in several places that the larger mass of an 18 inch driver makes it less musical (e.g. is slower and performs less well on transients, etc.) than the 15 inch and smaller drivers in the DD 15 and other speakers. I assume this can be somewhat offset by amplifier power, but am unsure.

Can anyone shed some light on this issue? Thanks in advance.
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I have read in several places that the larger mass of an 18 inch driver makes it less musical (e.g. is slower and performs less well on transients, etc.) than the 15 inch and smaller drivers in the DD 15 and other speakers. I assume this can be somewhat offset by amplifier power, but am unsure.

Can anyone shed some light on this issue? Thanks in advance.

Check this:

http://www.adireaudio.com/tech_papers/woofer_speed.htm
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Rudib,

Thanks for such a quick reply. I understand now that the key variable is inductance rather than mass, but have two follow-on questions:

(1) Are larger mass drivers typically associated with higher-inductance designs?

(2) Where can one get the inductance figures for Velodyne (and the others). I have checked the Velodyne website, but the figures don't appear to be listed.

Thanks again.
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I just bought a Deco home theater system but I'm having trouble picking out a good receiver for it. My price range is between $400-$900. I'm only going to be hooking up the speakers and the audio through it, Any suggestions?
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I love my HGS-15(SeriesII) its amazing device
had some issues with amplifier blowing up after 2months of use :I
and now the infrared is broken and my sub is in waranty service...
Ignorin those bad things what happened to me, i cant imagine better sub for HT

Hope it will last for years after that service
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Originally posted by silentnight702
I just bought a Deco home theater system but I'm having trouble picking out a good receiver for it. My price range is between $400-$900. I'm only going to be hooking up the speakers and the audio through it, Any suggestions?

Hi,
I honestly feel within a price area most receivers perform about the same. With the "DECO" system, I'd look for a receiver with multiple crossover choices. Ideally one with a 110 or 120hz crossover point. You should have no problem finding one in your price range.
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silentnight....check your PM.
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Well, I got my new Velodyne today. It is beautiful and frustrating. I must be an idiot but I broke the microphone stand. Yep. The manual said to slide it in there after removing a piece (a piece I couldn't find to remove) so I slid it in and the plastic snapped. The owners manual is confusing to a novice like me but kind of fun. I gotta question though. I have it on auto on/off but the Velodyne light on the sub has been on for an hour. Is this normal? Is the sub off?
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Okay, I found and answer from Curt after reading most fo this thread -
"If your auto on/off is in the active mode (bottom of system setting page) then the blue light should go off, in the standby mode after ten minutes or so of no bass signal. So if you have it in the active mode it would appear you have enough voltage flowing to keep the light on. It doesn't take much as the input is very sensitive. This is not unusual. John was incorrect about the light blinking when changing presets. The only time the light blinks is when changing the volume up or down on the remote. You will see the preset number change on the opening page as you change them on your remote. If you're aiming the remote at the sub, they will change. Believe me, I've tested it many times.
Thanks and hope this helps.
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But what do I do about it? If the light is on, does that mean the sub is on? What fix is there if I want the sub light to go off?
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Glashub,

On the upper left hand corner of the "introductory screen" of the Digital Drive software setup menu you should notice a Revision number ie: V1.1, 1.2,1.3........
If that number is V1.1, then you will need to visit the Velodyne website at http://www.velodyne.com/ddupdate.html in order to download to latest software revision for your subwoofer.
Simply click on the link, download the software, and follow the on screen prompts in order to install the latest version of the Digital Drive software.

This should resolve your auto-on problem.

Regards,

Velodyne Tech support

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David, thank you for the reply.
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Anyone know whether the Velodyne warranty is transferrable? Found someone who bought too many subs and now wants to sell one new in box but since they're so expensive, I was concerned about the warranty.
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Hi,
The Velodyne warranty is not transferable.
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I've decided to replace my HGS15II with a smaller sub. The 15" is just too "much" for what I need. I'm at the 9 o'clock volume position on the sub and -13 at my Lex pre/pro(see what I mean.....)Smaller box doesn't hurt either. Space is a premium here in New York City. Room is 18x12x9.
I'm having trouble deciding between the HGS12II or the DD12. It will strictly be for HT. Thanks to this thread, I pretty much know what I have to about the DD series.

Just have a few questions about the others....
-I like the gloss finish. Why didn't Velodyne do that with the new HGSX?
-What differences, if any between the newer HGSX and the previous HGS?

Thanks again for an excellent thread,
Jose.

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When can we expect 1.3 software for the DD18?
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I've decided to replace my HGS15II with a smaller sub. The 15" is just too "much" for what I need. I'm at the 9 o'clock volume position on the sub and -13 at my Lex pre/pro(see what I mean.....)Smaller box doesn't hurt either. Space is a premium here in New York City. Room is 18x12x9.
I'm having trouble deciding between the HGS12II or the DD12. It will strictly be for HT. Thanks to this thread, I pretty much know what I have to about the DD series.

Just have a few questions about the others....
-I like the gloss finish. Why didn't Velodyne do that with the new HGSX?
-What differences, if any between the newer HGSX and the previous HGS?

Thanks again for an excellent thread,
Jose.

Jose,
We brought back the HGS-12X (and HGS-15X) to provide a high performance servo subwoofer at a reasonable price. To keep price down we went with a Black wood-grain effect on the enclosure. Many of these units are built into entertainment centers or hidden out of site so our feedback indicated the black gloss finish was not a prime consideration. The new "X" models perform the same as the last HGS-II subwoofers.
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When can we expect 1.3 software for the DD18?
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Hi,
Bruce is currently working on the next software update. At the moment we don't have a release date. We'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
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Thanks Curt.

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Hello, this is my 1st post here.
I've bought a Deco system from a Reputable UK Velo dealer (Uncle Eric)
Is there any point in me registering the warranty on velodynes website or not?
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Hi Grimley,
It's always a good idea (though not required) to register your Velodyne purchase on our Website. We then have a record of your purchase. Your receipt may also be used as proof of purchase. Good luck on your Website, and enjoy the "DECO" system.
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We are only half as crazy as we sound...

A Velodyne would be more than welcome to the party...
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