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Just got my DD-18 yesterday !
I have never owned a Velodyne product up until now. It is a very impressive visual piece, and the fit & finnish of my gloss black unit are top-notch ! Nice packaging, complete accessories, etc ... just what one would expect out of a top-rated product/company.
Setup was extremely quick, and the user interface is very inituitive. My complements to the Velo engineers for keeping it simple, yet highly functional. Within 1/2 hour and basic fooling around, I had great sound when mating the DD-18 to my Waveform Mach 17 mains, crossed over at 60 Hz. There will surely be hours/days/weeks/months of fine-tuning, customizing, and of course happy listening. This is an exciting product no doubt !
Software FYI ...
There is only one EQ curve that you can define, and this is a global EQ curve that is then used by each of the 6 presets. Each preset will use that global EQ curve along with each preset's unique filter crossover frequency, slopes, relative volume, phase, subsonic filter, servo-feedback, and 1 extra EQ/Contour setting.
I had thought/hoped that each preset could have its own unique EQ curve, rather than rely on the global EQ curve ? Now one may ask why one would want/need that ability. There are scenarios that would/could benefit from it ... such as running multiple subs ( or not ), running the mains full-range ( or not ), etc. This is not really a big deal for me, but any thoughts on this ?