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Velodyne Acoustics CT 80
6 Reviews
rating  3.67 of 5
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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Cookiemonster6969 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this Velodyne subwoofer (CT 80) back in November 2000 at the local Future Shop (Ottawa, Canada) , setting me back $500. I was assured this was a quality unit with great subwoofer sound characteristics. I used this unit 4 times (limiting this expensive unit only to worthy movies such as Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, Star Trek IV and Heat) , and in 2004, the 5th time I powered it up, it failed to turn on. I attempted some basic trouble shooting ie: power connected, fuse) and it was a blown fuse. Replacing the fuse, it still wouldn't power up. The fuse blew for a second time, and a third one as well! It turns out there was (un-officially) a design flaw with these units, hence they are no longer sold. The warranty expired, and calls to Velodyne were the least helpful. I'm now stuck with a busted subwoofer, having to dish out an additional $250 to get it working again. Needless to say, I'm disappointed, and this was the first(and definitively) and last time I purchase anything bearing the Velodyne brand name.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Future Shop (Ottawa



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by katsco a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
for a small powered sub its unbeatable-perfect for a medium sized room-can handle anything i throw at it-matched with my paradigm mini monitors and with its total adjustability all types of music sound superb-and for home theater it blows the competition away.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $199.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by norman emralino a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
this is review for the cht-8, i couldn't find the right section for this sub. the store owner highly recommended this subwoofer so i heard their demo sub. i was amazed how this little sub can produce a clean and deep bass. it can match a 10 inch or 12 inch subwoofer of any brand except a velodyne of course. this isn't a boomy sub, you won't hear the bass, you can feel it too. it's good for a small room and definitely a must for home theatre. the only weakness i can tell is that it pops at low frequencies outside the limit. i saw from another review with the same problem (u-571 dvd). in my case, i got the popping sound in star wars 2 attack of the clones from the opening sequence when queen amidala's ship arrives in coruscant. the only solution i made was lower the volume. it's good for stereo music too. i agree with other reviewers, if you have extra money, get the cht-10 or 12. but this ones ok with my home theatre needs, i don't like a boomy set-up.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Sound Dimension Audi



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Omar a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a floor model. For only 80Ws, this sub is powerful. I have it in a 20'x20' room, and there is no way I can keep the volume up. Crisp, clean base.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Enrico a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This little sub has plenty of omph. The bass is extremely tight and when crossed over correctly (about 100 Hz), sounds great with movies. If you have a relatively small to medium size room, this sub is perfect. It's small woofer size gives you the advantage of very tight and snappy bass. I also have a 15" Audio Source sub which garnered great reviews on this board and it's not at responsive. If I remember correctly, the sub was about $250 since it was a floor model at Circuit City. For what I paid, it's been worth every penny. Might be a little expensive if paying retail, though. If you like a lot of bass (and who doesn't) pay the extra $$$ for the 10" model (CT-100). The size is still small enough to be quick/punchy and you get the advantage of more bass and more power.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   Circuit City (demo)




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