Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Velodyne Acoustics is arguably the most well known subwoofer manufacturer in the world. In the early 1980’s, a Velodyne subwoofer was simply the subwoofer to own. If you wanted the best subwoofer made, you purchased a Velodyne - end of story. At that time, the Velodyne ULD Series set the standard in subwoofer design and everyone soon wanted to purchase the big subwoofer that looked like a coffee table. By the time the 1990’s rolled around, home theater became all the rage and Dolby Digital and DTS, both 5.1 configurations with left front, center front, right front, left surround, right surround, and a separate low frequency effects (LFE) channel for deep bass, almost made owning a subwoofer mandatory. Subwoofer demand grew, but subwoofer cabinet size began to shrink. Companies like Velodyne started to design compact subwoofers with output levels that ...