When You Gotta Have Massive Bass
When nothing short of massive low frequency bass response will do, choose Velodyne's Optimum 12 compact subwoofer. The Optimum 12 has an 12" forward firing woofer with 9.7" piston diameter and achieves low frequency response down to 21 Hz.
The incredibly potent built-in Class D amplifiers delivers a walloping 1200 watts RMS and 2400 watts dynamic power for excitement that will keep you glued to your music and movies.
"It is a good value and worthy of consideration if you have a subwoofer budget of up to $2,500," reports Jim Clements in his December 22, 2008 review for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity online. "I, for one, could happily live with an Optimum-12, even in my large theater."
Powerful Bass from a Tiny Cabinet
Powerful bass from tiny cabinets has never looked so good. Velodyne's Optimum Series features a contoured cabinet design and beautiful high-gloss, black piano lacquer finish.
Front Panel Interactive Display
The Optimum Series also features a front panel interactive display. Each time you press a button on the included remote control, the results are displayed on the front panel. Adjust volume, select a listening preset, correct phase, turn on or off the front LED, or limit the output for late night listening.
Never again will you have to get up and reach behind your subwoofer to adjust for each different source. The four programmable listening presets let you call up blocks of favorite parameters to easily sculpt the sound. And you can recall the presets with the included wireless remote.
The automated, one-button, 7-band EQ room correction system with included microphone makes initial set up incredibly simple. And the DSP digital control delivers tight and tuneful, hard-hitting bass just the way you like it.
Beautiful styling, unmatched performance, low distortion, ease of use and incredible dynamic output. It's just what you'd expect from Velodyne.
The Optimum 12 has a frequency response of 21-240 Hz, power delivery of 2400 watts Dynamic, 1200 watts RMS, and is 13.5" high, 13" wide, and 16" deep.
"Velodyne Acoustics is so strongly associated with the powered subwoofer product category, that I was kind of surprised to learn they were 'just' founded in 1983. I learned this fact as I prepared to review the newly-released Optimum-12. Velodyne produces powered and passive subwoofers at every conceivable price point. Whatever your bass production needs and budget are, odds are you can find a Velodyne model that can fill the bill."
"The Cars Blu-Ray in multi channel PCM has a very complex mix that is immensely enjoyable. Once again, I noticed a certain organic quality in the bass during the California race scene. This organic characteristic of the Optimum-12 is most likely due to its low distortion and acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure design. The pitch definition in the bass registers helped draw me into the movie. One more notable quality of the Optimum-12 that was really evident while auditioning this movie is that it was not as localizable as my Hsu Research combo. This was an all-around authoritative performance by the Optimum-12."
"It is a good value and worthy of consideration if you have a subwoofer budget of up to $2,500... I, for one, could happily live with an Optimum-12, even in my large theater."
- Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, December 22, 2008