Compact Velodyne Microvee X subwoofer plays louder

posted on Thursday, 9th December 2021 by Steve May

Subwoofers  home cinema  Redline  Video Games 

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The Velodyne MicroVee family has expanded to include the MicroVee X. Now shipping from distributor Redline, the new model boasts a number of performance improvements over its stablemates, including Carbon Kevlar drive units and dedicated remote-control functionality providing access to volume, phase and crossover adjustments.

The cabinet remains compact, at 23cm x 23cm x 25cm, making it easy to accommodate in smaller living and media rooms, where space may be at a premium.

The fluted aluminium casing is available in white or black satin finishes. Exclusive Velodyne technologies include the Digital Drive Control System (DDCS) partnered with a high current, Class AB amplifier for low-distortion bass reproduction.

The DDCS is an active signal-based approach that delivers linear cone movement, controlling the unit’s frequency and distortion characteristics. Velodyne says this enables the MicroVee X to reduce distortion to only around 1/6th of the values of comparable and competing subwoofers.

Bass extension is reportedly improved over the previous model, driven by an 800W amplifier.

Micro Vee X On Shelving (1)

Design enhancements mean that the MicroVee X can play about 15 per cent louder across the frequency range when compared to previous models in the range, says the company. A 6.5-inch active driver is combined with two side-mounted passive radiators of the same size.

Typical applications would include home cinema and gaming. The Velodyne Acoustics’ Subwoofer Direct feature gives the option to bypasses the internal crossover, for improved performance. There’s also a patented Energy Recovery System said to increase the efficiency of the unit.

Martin Morecroft, MD of Redline says, “This new version further improves the concept delivering a step-up product for the range. There is nothing small about MicroVee X’s abilities and its obvious placement advantages and attractive aesthetics add another dimension to its appeal. We have had the product on demo in our showroom for a while now and have been very impressed, we think you will be too.”

The MicroVee X retails for £1095. More from Redline here.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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