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Velodyne Acoustics FSR 15
6 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
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Description: The F-Series subwoofers from Velodyne not only reproduce the lowest bass found in the most complex music, but also recreate the dynamic excitement of today's demanding high impact movies.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Quart2000 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I've had this sub for many years, it still sounds awesome. The FSR-15 is equally good for movies and music, it can play loud and low for movies, and is extremely musical especially for a larger diameter sub. This sub is even capable of getting way too loud if set to be. I compared it to many subs when I got it, from M&K, Paradigm, and others, it was easily victorious even over the FSR-18 which was my original choice.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $1200.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Brunner a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
WOW! This product has no flaws!
None!
Excellent construction, excellent components and EXCELLENT sound.
This baby goes DEEP, goes lound and and go all night!!!
(almost sounds like a porn star!!!)
That being said, the FSR-15 is an exceptional performer for both audio and video!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   AMTV



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fellow a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The Velodyne FSR-15 is a true SUBwoofer unlike many of the subwoofers available today. This sub shines in the 18Hz-60Hz range. I bought this sub in 1997, but recently upgraded nearly my whole system. The FSR-15 is the only piece that made the cut to the new system. FYI - B&k AVR 305, B&W CDM 9NT's, CDM CNT, and CDM SNT's are the new peices. I would have had to spend $3000 on a Velodyne HGS 18 to see a significant inmprovement. The best impovement in my opinion would be to find a used FSR-15 for a total of 2 FSR-15's in my system. This would easily surpass a single HGS 18. For those of you wondering what the hype is about the servo mechanism in this sub and many other higher priced subs - The servo compares the input signal with the actual movement of the 15" driver 3000 times/second. Any differences, i.e. the 15" driver isn't doing exactly what the input signal is saying, the amplifier power is reduced until the signal and driver movement match again. The result is a sub with very very low distortion. If you are seeking quality, effortless sounding bass that can easily dip to 18Hz, this sub looks at this task as a cake walk. A 10" driver in an 11" cube enclosure no matter how much power can not get the job done as well as a 15" driver in a 3 cubic foot sealed enclosure - no comparison. If you have heard quality 15" + subs, chances are you know what I'm talking about.

If you are looking for a used subwoofer, a FSR-15 in good condition is a good deal for anything less than $1000 all day long. Don't call me, mine is not for sale.

Remember, placement and the size of your room will have a huge effect on how well any sub will perform. More than most individuals think. Smaller room = way more potential for low frequency output.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Listen Up



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by audiomaster audiomaster a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
the CS-3009 is the top of the line model in the Crescendo series. the Crescendo is pretty much identical to the legendary Kappa line of speakers.

i am biamping these speakers: denon powers the mids and highs, adcom takes care of the lows. my lows are augmented by my FS-15 velodyne monsters. this setup kicks ass!

at the time i bought these speakers, the original was $2600 a pair; i paid $1200 a pair as circuit city was clearing them out. the EMIT tweeter is time-tested and has put infinity in legendary status.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $1100.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Ok, for the money it seemed pricey. However, no other subwoofer can really outperform it at its price. I use it for the lowend goods with Thiel 3.6's, B&K, Classe setup. Instant gratification was mixed but after awhile you realize how special this sub is. Another person I know has it running with Apogee Duetta ribbons, just beautiful. I have not heard the HGS model so I don't know if that is better. I just know you will not be disappointed with this sub. I have a Steve Vai disc, Fire Garden I think, that has some unearthly bass. Same for an Ottmar Liebert Live disc. The Velodyne almost scares me during quiet, low frequency passages. It's seamless enough that with proper placement, you won't find it in the mix.

Beware of used or refurbished ones. If the servo does not work properly it will sound like s#@t. As always with any sub, placement is critical. I know there are better subs out there but have no fear buying one of these.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1180.00

Purchased At:   Soundcity




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