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I just found the first review of the Velodyne SPL-1200R on the Home Entertainment Reviewer website: www.homeentertainmentreviewer.com
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I just found the first review of the Velodyne SPL-1200R on the Home Entertainment Reviewer website: www.homeentertainmentreviewer.com
Thanks for posting the link. It's good to read some affirmation. :)

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Thanks for the link.

Have there been any reviews on the 800R and 1000R?

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JohnGZ28,
I thought the Velodyne SPL-1200R review was pretty good.

mpedris,
I haven't seen any reviews on the 800R and 1000R.
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Does anyone know how the Velodyne SPL-1200R compares to the Velodyne DD-12?
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there are 2 reviews 1 each for spl-1000r and spl 800r http://www3.shopping.com/xPR-Velodyn...D-192105975428
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here is 3 reviews of the spl 1000 they are the previous model http://cgim.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/src...velodyne&zzANY
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Heard the SPL1200R today had the wow factor. Also heard the SPL1000 11 they didn't have the SPL1000R set up , it also sounded pretty good. Couldn't make a direct comparison they were in different rooms, the 1200 was set up in smaller room while the 1000 was set up in a pretty big room. Also heard the SUPERCUBE 11 in a third room bass wasn't as tight. Almost bought the 1000r based on what I heard from 1200R and 1000 11 sent the salesperson back twice to the manager for a better price but they only stocked black and I wanted cherry to match my BA VR2 towers. Just as well I would like to get even a better price. p.s. cherry would have been special order and they wouldn't deal on special orders. :(
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If it were me, I would get a killer deal on the SPL II at closeout prices, and pick up the outboard DD equalizer when it becomes available in a month or so.
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I've had my SPL-1000R for about 2 months now, and couldn't be happier. In my room, it totally disappears into my Monitor Audio Silver RS surround setup, and provides all the bottom end I could want. With music, it's tight and defined and with movies it'll blow things off the walls. I got it in cherry, and the wife has happily accepted it.
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Tenfingers what size is your room? Did you use the auto setup and did it help also your thoughts on the different settings for movies,music modes.
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My room is a family rm/kitchen/dining area, and is about 18x18, roughly 3500 cubic feet. This sub is more than adequate to fill this space to deafening levels.(This mother's got a 1000 watt amp!)
The auto-eq feature works flawlessly, and the presets work exactly as advertised - the "jazz/classical" setting is very tight and detailed, the "movie" mode really startles the dog. (I programmed them into my MX-500 remote) I read about some of these other killer subs costing three to five times what the SPL cost me (got it for 1050) and I don't know how anyone could tolerate anything more powerful...and I like it loud!
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Sounds like the SPL- 1000r will be a real winner for me also :) I kinda thought after hearing the 1200r that it would be a overkill. plus the fact it's smaller than my present sub is good for WAF.
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I've had my SPL-1000R for about 2 months now, and couldn't be happier. In my room, it totally disappears into my Monitor Audio Silver RS surround setup, and provides all the bottom end I could want. With music, it's tight and defined and with movies it'll blow things off the walls. I got it in cherry, and the wife has happily accepted it.
What level do you have your volume set at?

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I have a pair of 1200r's and I didn't see much of a difference with the default setting and the autoeq. I RTAed them before and after, here is the graph. It appears that I have some problems with my room. here is what I did with a BFD http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=587049

Edited, I pulled the graph. I now have a very strong suspicion that my sound card isn't calibrating correctly and the RTA data isn't valid. I will repost when I get it working correctly.
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Ken, your link didn't work for me.

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Ken, that chart doesn't look right - are you sure you don't have some feedback getting into your soundcard? That chart looks sort of like ones I used to get when I was trying to use my laptop's onboard sound card. I found out that there was no way to separate my line-in from the onboard mic, and it gave me sinusoidal charts similar to yours. What kind of sound card are you using?

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Ken, that chart doesn't look right - are you sure you don't have some feedback getting into your soundcard? That chart looks sort of like ones I used to get when I was trying to use my laptop's onboard sound card. I found out that there was no way to separate my line-in from the onboard mic, and it gave me sinusoidal charts similar to yours. What kind of sound card are you using?

I have a usb soundblaster live into my Dell 700m. I was able to get a straight line when I calibrated it with TrueRTA
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Ken have you noticed any difference switching between movie and music modes? The newer r series would be worth it to me knowing I didn't have to make any manual tweaking every time I switch between music and movies.
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Ken have you noticed any difference switching between movie and music modes? The newer r series would be worth it to me knowing I didn't have to make any manual tweaking every time I switch between music and movies.
I have only used the jazz and movie modes. There is a big difference between the two. Movie mode is much louder. The manual says that its pushed up 5dbs at 35 hz. Here is what the presets do.

Preset, sub filter, eq freq, eq level, volume diff

movie 25 35 +5 +5
Rock 28 55 +1 +1
Jazz Ref 15 na na na
Games 34 62 +4 +4
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Well I finally did it placed order for spl1000r/cherry today at a local authorized dealer for a little under a grand. :)
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Well I finally did it placed order for spl1000r/cherry today at a local authorized dealer for a little under a grand. :)
I am sure you will like it. How big is your room?
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Odd shape room (because of wall with fireplace) wall where widescreen/equpt/front speakers are is 9 ft. wide, this extends about 10 ft. then it opens up to 12 ft. wide for about 7 1/2 ft. which is open to a kitchen and dining room with cathedral ceilings(about 12-14ft high) ceiling in living room has 8 ft ceiling ft. so our sofa is against wall that is about 17 1/2 ft from wall with widescreen/ equipt. /front speakers. Have tile floors thru out the entired mentioned area.
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It sounds like you room is on the larger side, but I can't tell by the description Why did you settle for the 1000 and not the 1200r? My listening room is 3500 cf and it opens to one side to the kitchen which is another 3000 cf. I have a pair of 1200r's
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It may seam on paper to be large, without the fireplace wall it would be about 17x12 but that fireplace eats up about a 10x3 ft. of realestate. When we first moved in we brought our sectional sofa with us and it was overwhelming. To actualy see it in reality you would say it was a small to medium size room. If it doesn't work out I can always get a bigger one right ;) PS when I heard the 1200 it almost knocked my shoes off.
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Ok your room is 1600cf. You say it opens into your dinning and kitchen. You should add the square footage of all three rooms to deterime how much sub you need. I'm thinking a single 10" isn't really going to cut it. The cost difference is only a couple of hundred dollars but you are going to get almost 60% more output and it will go 2hz lower
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which do you think will be good for a 10x14x9 room? I believe that's around 1300 cubic feet. What do you guys think?
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which do you think will be good for a 10x14x9 room? I believe that's around 1300 cubic feet. What do you guys think?

For my money I would go with the 1200, more output and only a couple hundred more. I would only consider the 1000 if I couldn't handle the additional size or the additional $$ is more then you can handle. The 1200 is pretty small.
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I had chance to listen to the SPL-1200R...l'll I can say is wow! It has a tremendous amount of bass output and slam, much more than I expected for such a small subwoofer. Are there any better small subwoofers than this?
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I had chance to listen to the SPL-1200R...l'll I can say is wow! It has a tremendous amount of bass output and slam, much more than I expected for such a small subwoofer. Are there any better small subwoofers than this?
I am looking for subs in this category, and have done tons of demos. I think the ones that are close are the Paradigm Seismic 12 and the Sunfire Signature. The newest Sunfire has eq as well, but is more expensive than the Velo. The Seismic is a little more powerful, but not by much and has no eq. I think the Velo sounds much better than the other two. My only debate now is whether to go with the SPL-1200 II without the eq for around $900, or the 1200R with the eq? Anyone have any thoughts on how much benefit they saw from their eq?
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