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Velodyne Optimum-12 Digital EQ Subwoofer (Gloss Black Lacquer)

B&H # VEO12GB Mfr # 80-OPT12RB
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Product Highlights
  • Dynamic Drive Control System (DDCS)
  • 1200W RMS/2400W Amplification
  • Energy Recovery System (ERS)
  • 12" Woofer with Kevlar Reinforcement
  • 3" Dual-Layer Voice Coil
  • 7-Band EQ Room Correction System
  • DSP Controlled
  • Variable Phase Control
  • Exquisite Craftsmanship
  • Full-Feature Remote Control

The advent of unparalleled bass reproduction and exquisite craftsmanship is at your fingertips with the Velodyne Optimum-12 Digital EQ Subwoofer. Designed and built with both home theater pundits and home audio enthusiasts in mind, this self-powered subwoofer combines unsurpassed clarity and functionality by incorporating Energy Recovery System (ERS), Dynamic Drive Control System (DDCS), and DSP digital control technologies. It features an active 12" front-firing resin cone with Kevlar reinforcement, dual layer 3" voice coil, 346 oz magnet structure, sealed enclosure, and 1200W RMS/2400W peak power Class D digital amplification. This powerful design enables it to reproduce the tightest "punch" at the highest sound levels in its class.

Moreover, this dynamic subwoofer will take your audio listening experience to a whole new level. The Optimum-12 offers an adjustable low-pass crossover, high-pass crossover, 13 - 240Hz frequency response, RCA line-level input/output, LFE input, and speaker-level inputs with 5-way binding posts. Enjoy the convenience of (4) customized listening modes, one-button 7-Band EQ room correction system, intuitive front-panel LCD display, Auto Turn On function, IR remote compatibility, and Night Mode function for conscience minded night time listeners.

With its hand-rubbed black gloss lacquer finish and cube-style design, magnetic video shielding, the Velodyne Optimum-12 is an ideal solution for home theater, whole house audio systems, and anywhere high quality, powerful bass projection is required.

Dynamic Drive Control System (DDCS)
Designed with Velodyne's DDCS distortion limiting technology; this subwoofer is capable of reproducing well defined bass tones that will enhance the overall sound value of any soundtrack with lower distortion. It is an active, signal based system that assures linear cone movement and controls the driver's frequency and distortion characteristics.
Energy Efficient Class D Amplification
It features Reliable Class D Energy Recovery System (ERS) amplification with 1200W RMS/2400W peak power. Because of the high efficiency of its design (over 95%), it's capable of reproducing exceptional sound quality, and clarity in every audible detail without wasting valuable energy.
Kevlar Reinforced 12" Linear Driver
Its forward-firing, multi-layer 12" resin driver is designed with Kevlar reinforcement, 9.7" piston, and mounted in a die-cast aluminum basket. The Optimum-12 is capable of reproducing the most demanding home theater soundtracks and music with authority, accuracy and low distortion.
3" Dual-Wound Voice Coil
Developed with dual-wound voice coil technology; this subwoofer assures linear travel and allows for heat dissipation throughout the enclosure.
Room Bass Correction
It features Room Bass Correction with a 7-band internal parametric equalizer, which is an advanced metering system that uses a small calibrated microphone (included) to analyze room acoustics for the proper balance of the low-frequency output of your subwoofer. With a single push of the EQ button, it automatically adjusts the subwoofer output to match the surrounding environment.
DSP Controlled
Built with DSP technology to digitally configure the output parameters and equalization, the Optimum-12 is capable of delivering a full, clear, and tight low-frequency response - superior to any analog system.
Superior Low-Frequency Response
With a frequency response of 13 - 240Hz, this subwoofer offers a full range of low-frequencies with the capability of reproducing a very tight bass-response throughout your home theater.
Variable Phase Control Switching
The phase switch determines whether the subwoofer speaker's piston-like action moves in and out with the main speakers. Proper phase adjustment depends on several variables such as room size, subwoofer placement and listener position. Adjust the phase switch to maximize bass output at the listening position; it offers 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270° adjustments.
Features and Controls
This subwoofer offers line level RCA inputs and outputs, speaker level inputs, LFE input, 12V trigger input, variable volume control, high-excursion rubber surround, adjustable (40 - 120Hz/12dB octave, 24dB ultimate) low-pass crossover, (4) selectable preset modes for customized listening (Movies, R&B-Rock, Jazz-Classical, Games), and signal sensing (auto turn on/off).
Convenient IR Input
Use the IR input connection when using a third-party infrared remote sensor (i.e., Xantech) on an extended cable for placement closer to your other remote controlled components.
Night Listening Mode
This function limits the maximum output of the Optimum-12 for late night listening. Night mode, when activated, will dim the brightness of the front-panel LED.
Stylish Design
Its stylish design will complement the newest flat-screen Plasma and LCD TVs in your home theater set-up. The Optimum-12 is a well-constructed subwoofer that's finished off in a hand-rubbed black gloss lacquer.
Full-Feature Remote Control
Included with this unit is a full-feature remote control capable of executing multiple commands on the Optimum-12 from any angle up to ±30°. Enjoy the ability to adjust the output volume, correct phase, (4) user presets, LED on/off, and adjusts the output for night listening with "Night Mode.
Type Active
Power Rating 1200W RMS/2400W Peak
Frequency Response 13 - 240Hz (Overall), 21 - 120Hz (±3dB)
Crossover Frequency Low-Pass 40 - 120Hz (12dB octave, 24dB Ultimate) Adjustable
Phase 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° (Adjustable)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <5% (typical)
Magnetic Characteristics 346 oz (21.6 lbs)
Impedance N/A
Drivers 12" (304.8mm) Resin Cone
9.7" (246.3mm) Piston
Voice Coil Dual Layer 3" (76.2mm)
Enclosure Sealed
Inputs Speaker Level, Line Level (RCA), LFE, Mic (for room calibration)
Outputs Speaker Level (80Hz High-Pass Crossover)
Other IR Input, 12V Trigger Input
Shielded Yes, Magnetic
Construction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (HxWxD) 15.2 x 14.8 x 18.5" (386 x 375.9 x 469.9mm)
Shipping Weight 49 lbs (22.2kg)
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Color Gloss Black
Velodyne Optimum-12 Digital EQ Subwoofer (Gloss Black Lacquer)
  • Equalizer Mic
  • Mic Stand
  • Remote Control
  • 3-Year Electronics Warranty, 5-Year Driver Warranty
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