Velodyne returns with mini MicroVee MKII subwoofer

posted on Wednesday, 8th July 2020 by Steve May

Subwoofers  home cinema  Games 

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Velodyne has launched the MicroVee MKII, an evolution of its original compact subwoofer. The new product marks a UK relaunch of sorts for the famed bass brand, which is now owned by German music specialist Audio Reference.

The ultra-compact subwoofer is intended for MDUs and smaller residences where prodigious amounts of bass are not needed, and would probably cause problems with neighbours.

The MicroVee MKII is also expected to appeal to homeowners who do not want to sacrifice a significant amount of floor space to a larger subwoofer, but still want an improved mid-bass response. Typical uses include media, music and gaming. Distribution is through Redline.

First introduced in 2006, this second generation MicroVee has a new power amplifier and matching DSP profile. The power plant is now rated at 1200 W (2000W Peak). As well as more slam than its predecessor, the MicroVee MKII boasts less distortion. The promise is of a tighter and cleaner bass delivery, but an emphasis on control and speed.

The distributor describes the MicroVee MKII as a ‘plop and play’ product, as it’s particularly accommodating when it comes to placement.

Velodyne Micro Vee MK2

There’s no deep set-up required, allowing integrators to have the box up and running in a few minutes. Martin Morecroft, Managing Director of Redline Distribution says, “We are really excited about bringing the new version of this classic Velodyne creation to market. We know everyone is going to be impressed with the performance and flexibility delivered. It has evolved this category to deliver a product that exactly fits where the demand is. Its combination of performance and size is really hard to beat.”

The Velodyne MicroVee MKII retains its compact form factor, and remains the company’s smallest self-powered sub. Measuring just 229 x 229 x 244 mm, it sports an LFE input, plus speaker level and mini-jack support. Speaker level pass through is set at 120Hz.

There’s a single active 165mm driver and two passive radiators. The machine also benefits from Velodyne’s Patented Energy Recovery System amplifier technology (2000W Dynamic Power).

Cosmetically it adopts the same design as its predecessor, with a ribbed extruded aluminium cabinet. Colour choices cover satin black or satin white.

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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