Originally posted by curt c
No there is not a crossover built into the satellite at 110hz. The small sealed box acts as a mechanical roll off for the 4" driver. We rate response 110 to 20K because below 110 it's rolling off fairly rapidly.
Thanks Curt, they sure do handle alot of power without sounding strained for such small speakers, they keep amazing me every time I hear them.
The reason I asked is because I have fed them full bandwidth material for testing and they never strained or distorted...so the mechanical
roll off makes sense.
They really blend well with the Deco subwoofer in my small 12'x8.5' HT room and they dont really seem to be too picky about placement. I have yet to tweak the subwoofer and sat positions for better performance because they sound so good in the inital positions I placed them in when I took them out of the box.
While my room may be more active then others I am getting usable output down to ~20hz in my small room with this little thing. I would never need any more bass then what this subwoofer can provide.
I have to wonder if you guys are not going to start including a lesser subwoofer with this package or something because at the current going
price I feel like I stole them. I have been in the HT hobby for many years
and this is by far the best Sub/Sat system I have ever heard..if fact if these
were not available then I would have had to use large speakers in this room because I was not interested in anything else, I did spend some time listening to the Energy Encore system (which also recently got a price drop from $1500 to $999) and I the subwoofer was such a dog that I could not justify even $999 for the package..the subwoofer seemed to cheapen the whole deal.
I actually called Velodyne before buying these , I was curious about the warranty as well as the product itself because at the price point I was
wondering if these were being discontinued or something.
I am not sure if it was you or not Curt but I received a level of customer service that I would never have expected, the man I spoke with was very knowlegable about his own product , so much so that it seemed like the guy was a designer for Velodyne. We spoke for 10min or so and I learned a little about Velodyne and had alot of questions answered about the Deco system. Rarely have I received this level of personal service from a company. The conversation sealed the deal, I ran back to Good Guys and bought the set.
BTW guys , these have a 5 yr warranty on the sats and 2 years on the sub.
I hope this did not sound too much like a salespitch because I certainly dont have anything at stake in Velodyne but I think credit should be given where credit is due.
BTW this is my first Velodyne subwoofer , the first commercial subwoofer I had was a Paradigm PW2200 and the last commericial subwoofer I had was
a Paradigm Servo-15. After that I began building my own HT/music subwoofers because I found the DIY section of HTF where Tom Vodandle
of SVS used to partipate. I have build at least 10 subwoofers for myself and friends since then ,so
I consider myself a bass connoisseur and the Deco subwoofer provides very satisfying bass for music and movies.
BTW if anyone buys the Deco system , make sure and buy a DVD-A player because they are good at mutichannel music as well as HT duty.