Velodyne
Velodyne
Velodyne

Velodyne

Founded in 1983, Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality powered subwoofers across all price ranges. The company’s head office is located in the famous Silicon Valley (California, USA). High-tech products are distributed through authorized dealers, installation companies and a network of distributors covering many countries around the world.

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Company founder David Hall saw it as his top priority to limit or completely eliminate speaker distortion. In 1983, he pioneered the use of his extensive experience in developing precision instrumentation to create the HGS (High-Gain Servo) system, which uses feedback to control the movement of woofer cones. As a result, the first series of servo-controlled ULD (Ultra-Low Distortion) subwoofers was released, which made a real revolution in the audio industry, comparable in its significance to the advent of Dolby Laboratories noise reduction technologies. Patented Velodyne technology has reduced bass distortion from the previous standard 15-30% to an incredibly low level of less than 1% at 105 dB SPL. This allowed Velodyne to create a fundamentally new category of subwoofers that enrich the sound of a conventional stereo system or home theater with deep, precise and dynamic bass.

The first subwoofer with the new technology was the ULD-18 model, which had enormous dimensions and weight – 54.5 kilograms. However, the subwoofer was still smaller than other devices of this type. And it reproduced sound with 30 times less distortion. For this, Hall received a huge number of awards in 1984, including a special prize for technical sciences. Since then, Velodyne has developed a huge number of technical solutions to improve sound quality and received hundreds of different patents. For example, the world’s first subwoofer with DSP technology was released by Velodyne. Velodyne has accumulated extensive experience in the development of powered subwoofers and is recognized worldwide as the premier manufacturer of low-distortion subwoofers for home theater applications. The company’s product range includes a series of unique Digital Drive products (this includes the flagship High End model DD-1812 Signature Edition). EISA experts named Velodyne “Best Home Theater Subwoofer 2004-2005”. The Velodyne CHT-R models have gained particular popularity, which, thanks to the optimal price-quality ratio, invariably lead in comparative tests of specialized publications, and have been awarded numerous awards and diplomas at international electronics exhibitions.

For nearly three decades, Velodyne has proudly held the title of the most respected manufacturer of subwoofers for home applications. The company’s engineers do not stop there: almost every year Velodyne brings to the market new products based on the most advanced technologies. The company has developed and implemented many exclusive solutions protected by international patents. Among them are High Gain Servo™ Technology Patent, Anti-Clipping Circuitry, Dual Tandem Voice Coil, Dynamic Driver Control System, SPL™, Patent-Pending Digital Drive™ Room Equalization System. The patented designs and superior performance of our Best Buy equipment require very specific operating conditions. Precision branded equipment of this level can only be created within the company itself, at its own production facilities. Anyone who entrusts the production of various components and parts to third-party suppliers can hardly be completely confident in the impeccable characteristics of their finished products – they can only hope for the best. Velodyne is committed to maintaining its reputation as a top manufacturer and all engineering, manufacturing and assembly work is carried out entirely within the company. Each speaker is assembled by hand. All components are carefully coordinated and seamlessly integrated with each other.

Once assembled, each speaker and amplifier is individually tested and thoroughly inspected before being assembled into the product’s enclosure. After this, it’s time for the final finishing, the “finishing touches” are applied. All products are then further visually inspected and tested before the finished units are packaged and shipped to Velodyne dealers. Today, Velodyne’s philosophy is a holistic systems approach to the development of specialized low-frequency acoustics (Total System Design), and this approach can be seen in literally every product of the company. Velodyne’s uniqueness is the result of the fusion of revolutionary Silicon Valley technologies and high-tech manufacturing to develop and produce the most accurate audio reproduction equipment in the world.

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