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Velodyne Acoustics Optimum-10
2 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  1300.00
Description: The Velodyne Optimum-10s 10 driver combines with 1200W of output power and a forward-firing design to deliver full, detailed bass from a compact subwoofer that can be easily placed in a cabinet or corner without sacrificing performance. The included setup microphone can be used in conjunction with the Optimum-10s room equalization technology to customize this subs performance to the acoustic properties of your listening area. Finally, the front-panel LED display and remote control make it easy to command your bass experience. <ul> <li>1,200-watt RMS Class D amplifier</li> <li>10" front-firing driver with dual-layer voice coil</li> <li>Stereo line-level/LFE inputs</li> <li>Room Bass Correction automatic equalizer</li> <li>Night Mode limits maximum output</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by testedvelo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Who wouldn't want to try velodyne if you are in the market for a subwoofer? It's the first name that crosses people's mind when researching for a subwoofer. So, I've bought this little 10 incher.

In my opinion: this sub is a bit of a let down. Comes with such glowing reviews everywhere but In reality it doesn't sound any better than some of the cheaper polks. It has fair bit of power but nothing "spectacular" like online shills have proclaimed. I **** you not It doesn't sound any better than a $80 logitech subs. I had listend to it for days try to come up with any reason for not returning it, before I gave up. It is heavy and it's a giant hassel to return it.

On the upside, It handled movies well but any junk dayton or DIY subs can handle movies. I find it hard believe velodyne's claim that this subwoofer can fill a 3000 sq ft space. It barely filled my small 900 sq.ft. room at 2/3 volumn. DSP is a total markettting gimmick as I found out the hardway. Unless of course You've been weened on trash car subwoofers.
Another upside was that It integrated well with my exisiting paradigms which I really liked.

Jesus, I've been trying to find a musical sub for 10 yrs now. I've tried/built 2 DIY subs, paradigm low end subs and this optimum 10 hoping throwing money at it will solve the problem. I've listend to Deftech, para, velo, martinlogan, B&W, infinity etc. They all sound boooooooooomy, and sloppy. Optimum 10 so far is the best one out of them all but still no cake.

Search continues, sigh...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sotobird a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
well just brought this little guy home from sony only and more in protland or yesterday it is replacing 2 mk subs i have had for about a year so this is a very early impresion i purchased a set of quads 22l2 a week prior and wanted to finish off the system with a new sub i got the sub for 1200 new in gloss black it is very good looking and is small enought to not attract attention well setting up the unit is a breeze to a very large room the sub blends in very will with the quads getting the volumn set correctly is deciving because you dont want to turn it down right it is a sub but this much power unless you want to here it down the block you need to it default setting is 30 on the led i find that for music 26-27 sounds great set to jazz settking deepest
cleanest and i mean deep best blend i am experementing with crossover settings i have a thx reciever integra 40.1 so im setting it to 80hz for now higher then i would normally normally i would match the sp low end roll off at 40hz but for 1200 you would exspect great bass at 80hz as well so far so good dont hesitate to try the 10" before putting out extra money for the 12" i have more cleaner bass then i could have expested
truely a great SUB..

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Product model year:   2009




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