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post #8491 of 9548
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Originally Posted by purplerain View Post

I picked up a Velodyne SPL-1500R 2 months ago (got it for $350 new). How does this model rank today, even being several years old?

That sounds like a great deal. The SPLR series subwoofer was replaced by the Optimum series subwoofer.
post #8492 of 9548
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Originally Posted by Rob Morse View Post

That sounds like a great deal. The SPLR series subwoofer was replaced by the Optimum series subwoofer.

Thanks Rob, what Optimum model is equal to the 1500R? Thanks
post #8493 of 9548
Hmm thx for your reply Rob, though it's a bit disappointing :-/
I don't know that accessory your mentioning, do you know where I can buy it, AND of course, would it be possible to connect the output of my Glibal Cache Itach IP-IR gateway direct to the external remote input on my DD??
post #8494 of 9548
I have 2 DD-15's that I want to daisy chain. Each one is eq'd with Velo software and Audyssey. Each has discrete and different settings as a result of location e.g. one has a volume setting of 11, the other 14, Can I just run cable from the tru in one to the other? Do I really need to connect the 2 with a RS-232 cable thereby creating a master/slave relationship?

Thanks!
post #8495 of 9548
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Originally Posted by purplerain View Post


Thanks Rob, what Optimum model is equal to the 1500R? Thanks
The Optimum 12
post #8496 of 9548
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Originally Posted by runnernorth View Post

Hmm thx for your reply Rob, though it's a bit disappointing :-/

I don't know that accessory your mentioning, do you know where I can buy it, AND of course, would it be possible to connect the output of my Glibal Cache Itach IP-IR gateway direct to the external remote input on my DD??
The external remote eye is available from Velodyne, but is nothing more than an external IR sensor with a long cable. The idea being if your subwoofer was placed someplace that prevented the integrated IR sensor from easily detecting the remote, you could place this sensor near the rest of your gear then run the cable to the subwoofer.
post #8497 of 9548
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

I have 2 DD-15's that I want to daisy chain. Each one is eq'd with Velo software and Audyssey. Each has discrete and different settings as a result of location e.g. one has a volume setting of 11, the other 14, Can I just run cable from the tru in one to the other? Do I really need to connect the 2 with a RS-232 cable thereby creating a master/slave relationship?
Thanks!
You can daisy chain the subwoofer, just be sure you are using the "thru" connections on the back of the first DD subwoofer which will send the original signal on to the second. Do not use the "out" jacks which have a high pass filter on them and would remove some of the bass before it gets to the second sub.

You do not need to connect the RS-232 cable and put the subs into Master / Slave mode, however you may want to. The Master / Slave mode simply passes remote commands from the master to the slave. This ensures the subwoofers are always in sync, if you change the volume they will both go up in volume at the same time and by the same amount, change listening modes, the same. If you choose to not engage the Master / Slave mode the two subs will operate independently. If the two are near each other one remote will cause both subs to react, however if you hedge towards one sub over the other when you aim the remote, it is possible to get them out of sync. In either case the Master / Slave mode will not effect your equalization.
post #8498 of 9548
Thanks so much Rob.
post #8499 of 9548
^Rob, I have 2 DD10s, each on its own dedicated sub out. The Audyssey XT32 EQ pings each for vol and distance then creates an EQ filter with both firing. I have bypassed all processing in the subs. One is 2.5' behind me (easy enough to aim the remote) and the other is 10' in front, behind the TV cabinet-so IR is blocked. I installed a RatShack IR wireless repeater that worked fine but recently gave up the ghost. From your recent posts, I take it that

1. The Velo IR extender would work fine for the front sub, but would require me to repeat all commands aimed backwards in a forward direction.

2. An RS232 from rear sub/master to front sub/slave would enable control of the front sub with a single command to the rear. Just to clarify, Master/Slave would work the way I have things wired and would have no effect at all on EQ? TIA
post #8500 of 9548
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

^Rob, I have 2 DD10s, each on its own dedicated sub out. The Audyssey XT32 EQ pings each for vol and distance then creates an EQ filter with both firing. I have bypassed all processing in the subs. One is 2.5' behind me (easy enough to aim the remote) and the other is 10' in front, behind the TV cabinet-so IR is blocked. I installed a RatShack IR wireless repeater that worked fine but recently gave up the ghost. From your recent posts, I take it that
1. The Velo IR extender would work fine for the front sub, but would require me to repeat all commands aimed backwards in a forward direction.
2. An RS232 from rear sub/master to front sub/slave would enable control of the front sub with a single command to the rear. Just to clarify, Master/Slave would work the way I have things wired and would have no effect at all on EQ? TIA

1. You could purchase the external IR sensor placing the sensor on the sub up front and running the sub to the rear.

2. Correct, using the RS232 along with Master / Slave mode does nothing to the EQ unless you go in and alter the EQ. Master / Slave simply has the master sub relay all commands given to it to the slave.
post #8501 of 9548
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Originally Posted by Rob Morse View Post

1. You could purchase the external IR sensor placing the sensor on the sub up front and running the sub to the rear.
2. Correct, using the RS232 along with Master / Slave mode does nothing to the EQ unless you go in and alter the EQ. Master / Slave simply has the master sub relay all commands given to it to the slave.

Thnx, this is very cool. I will use a RS232 serial extension cable as it is elegant, involves no potential IR detection error and is cheaper!

Another matter:
1. Can I trigger the subs on/off by using my AVR 4311 12V/150mA max trigger out (it is mono miniplug) by making a miniplug to RS232 "adapter" cable, using pins 3 & 5?
2. I'd connect that to the Master RS232 IN? TIA
post #8502 of 9548
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

Thnx, this is very cool. I will use a RS232 serial extension cable as it is elegant, involves no potential IR detection error and is cheaper!
Another matter:
1. Can I trigger the subs on/off by using my AVR 4311 12V/150mA max trigger out (it is mono miniplug) by making a miniplug to RS232 "adapter" cable, using pins 3 & 5?
2. I'd connect that to the Master RS232 IN? TIA

No, the 12 trigger is accross pins 7 and 9 of the RS-232 out port. Unfortunately this means it is not possible to use both the 12 volt trigger and the Master/Slave.
post #8503 of 9548
^Oh, OK, thnx. I will try to make the adjustments we discussed previously when I rerun Audyssey to get the sub ch trim up and the xovers up to 80 so Auto ON should then work reliably.

Question: On the sweep graphs, is there smoothing applied and if so is it 1/6, 1/12, etc Octave smoothing?
post #8504 of 9548
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

^Oh, OK, thnx. I will try to make the adjustments we discussed previously when I rerun Audyssey to get the sub ch trim up and the xovers up to 80 so Auto ON should then work reliably.
Question: On the sweep graphs, is there smoothing applied and if so is it 1/6, 1/12, etc Octave smoothing?
Yes there is 1/5th octave smoothing on the sweep graph.
post #8505 of 9548
^Thnx again, Rob.
post #8506 of 9548
???? DS-10????? I have tried without success to find ANY evaluations of the Velodyne DS-10 servo subwoofer. Seriously, I can't find a single review or owner's experience. I need a very small sub (in the dimensions of the Velodyne-DS-10) that still has good output and fast response. From my read of the technical specs, the DS-10 seems like it fits my needs but I have nowhere to demo one and I can't find any info other than standardized preview info. Has anyone heard this sub? Does anyone have one? I have owned bigger Velodyne's and SVS so I know that there will be some sacrifice from the small form factor, but the specs of this sub seem like it would be the best of the super-small foot print subs -- but no one has published anything objective about it!. Thanks for your help. Mark
post #8507 of 9548
I have SPL-800R and last week while I was watching a movie, it went "booom and pop". It shut down and no power since. Did the amp blow?

I live in Portland OR. I see there is a service center nearby. How much is it usually to fix an amp?
Edited by yuimyt - 6/9/12 at 6:10pm
post #8508 of 9548
Hello,

I'm living in Germany and bought an CHT 8 Q about 3 years ago. This winter a high frequency chirping started, which for some time I could not locate, first I thought I was the central heating, but then I discovered that it is coming from the sub. Warranty was expired as it is only 2 years in Germany. Over the time it's getting worse, and it get's more and more annoying. It's there, even when the woofer is on standby, but changes a little bit, when actually running. Could you advice, how to deal with it. It's not, that I'm a complete novice to working on electrical devices, but I don't want to ruin anything. I asked some guys in our repair center here and we all think, that it may be a blown Electrolytic capacitor. Any suggestions would be appricated, as it is quite heavy, I would prefer just swapping circuit board or capacitor. Thanks in advance, Karsten
post #8509 of 9548
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Originally Posted by mgt6103 View Post

???? DS-10????? I have tried without success to find ANY evaluations of the Velodyne DS-10 servo subwoofer. Seriously, I can't find a single review or owner's experience. I need a very small sub (in the dimensions of the Velodyne-DS-10) that still has good output and fast response. From my read of the technical specs, the DS-10 seems like it fits my needs but I have nowhere to demo one and I can't find any info other than standardized preview info. Has anyone heard this sub? Does anyone have one? I have owned bigger Velodyne's and SVS so I know that there will be some sacrifice from the small form factor, but the specs of this sub seem like it would be the best of the super-small foot print subs -- but no one has published anything objective about it!. Thanks for your help. Mark
The DS-10 subwoofer is not going to be found in stores or in reviews. It is the original 10 inch digital drive subwoofer with a flat black finish, and a new front panel display. The DS-10 is only available from Velodyne.com but is currently on back order.
post #8510 of 9548
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Originally Posted by yuimyt View Post

I have SPL-800R and last week while I was watching a movie, it went "booom and pop". It shut down and no power since. Did the amp blow?
I live in Portland OR. I see there is a service center nearby. How much is it usually to fix an amp?

If the subwoofer has no power then there is definitely an electronics issue. The local shops can assist you, but you would need to contact them for typical repair cost, as they make their own rates for out of warranty repairs. I would recommend contacting our product support department as well, they can provide you a flat rate repair, that is usually less expensive than the local shop. Though it will require you to own a screwdriver and be capable of disconnecting 4 wires that have plug in connectors.

The product support team can be reached Mon-Fri from 7am-4:30pm PDT at 408-465-2851
post #8511 of 9548
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Originally Posted by Cyric View Post

Hello,
I'm living in Germany and bought an CHT 8 Q about 3 years ago. This winter a high frequency chirping started, which for some time I could not locate, first I thought I was the central heating, but then I discovered that it is coming from the sub. Warranty was expired as it is only 2 years in Germany. Over the time it's getting worse, and it get's more and more annoying. It's there, even when the woofer is on standby, but changes a little bit, when actually running. Could you advice, how to deal with it. It's not, that I'm a complete novice to working on electrical devices, but I don't want to ruin anything. I asked some guys in our repair center here and we all think, that it may be a blown Electrolytic capacitor. Any suggestions would be appricated, as it is quite heavy, I would prefer just swapping circuit board or capacitor. Thanks in advance, Karsten
It is impossible to diagnose from here, it is not a complaint I can say I recall hearing before. My recommendation would be to contact your retailer, the German distributor will be able to provide service for you. Typically they will swap the whole electronics panel.
post #8512 of 9548
Recently Velodyne collaborated with a local art gallery to hand select some artists for an experimental project that brings together the worlds of art and music. Check out the article and pictures here: http://velodyne.com/blog/velodyne-subs-are-the-perfect-canvas-for-up-and-coming-san-francisco-artists/ . Sound off and let us know what you think.
post #8513 of 9548
Thanks, Rob. That info helps a ton.

Any idea when you guys will have Optimum 12s or DS-10s back in stock and ready to ship?
post #8514 of 9548
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Originally Posted by mgt6103 View Post

Thanks, Rob. That info helps a ton.
Any idea when you guys will have Optimum 12s or DS-10s back in stock and ready to ship?
The Optimums just arrived this week and are going through quality control, they should be available to ship tomorrow. The DS-10s are expected in early to mid July.
post #8515 of 9548

Is the SMS-1 going away?  Is there a newer product on the horizon that will replace the SMS-1?

post #8516 of 9548
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Originally Posted by Augmont View Post

Is the SMS-1 going away?  Is there a newer product on the horizon that will replace the SMS-1?
There are currently no replacement plans for the SMS-1.
Edited by Rob Morse - 6/14/12 at 7:15am
post #8517 of 9548
What do you guys think about the combination of Subwoofers and Art?

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post #8518 of 9548
^Can't decide if it's sub-lime or sub-par.biggrin.gif
post #8519 of 9548
Bought a used DD-15 plus and during self-eq it keeps stopping and returning an error (err) message no matter what volume it's set at. Can anyone give me some insight as to what the problem is? I have adjusted receiver and sub volumes multiple times. My new DD-15 plus (2nd sub) eq's perfectly.
Edited by Glashub - 6/15/12 at 5:15pm
post #8520 of 9548
The used sub keeps returning a hi/low err message no matter what I do. It does auto-eq okay.
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