Morgan Hill, CA (September 11, 2006) — Velodyne Acoustics broadens its support of the fast-growing custom installation market with the introduction of the SC-IW subwoofer, an in-wall able to fit flush in a standard 2×4 wall, show less than 5″ high of grill area, and deliver reference quality bass performance. The SC-IW is the ideal solution for installations that demand an easy-to-install subwoofer with an unobtrusive design that won’t compete with a room’s decor, and delivers deep, accurate and visceral bass performance with minimal wall vibration.
The SC-IW subwoofer can be used for either new construction or retro-fit installations. The SC-IW features a unique two-piece cabinet design with separate driver and back box enclosures. In new construction, the back box can be mounted at the rough-in stage at very little cost to the installer, while the driver module is installed at the trim-out stage. In retrofit situations both enclosures are mounted together.
The innovative, vertically firing T-shaped driver is specifically designed to maximize the SC-IW’s performance while significantly reducing wall vibration. The driver uses a quad spider design using a patent-pending “drive shaft,” a neodymium motor structure and a ½” thick composite drive surface. These enhancements enable an extremely long throw driver sporting more then one inch peak-top-peak travel while exhibiting exponentially less wall vibration than traditional in-walls that fire in and out.
Complementing the cutting-edge driver technology is the enclosure, also specifically designed for in-wall installations. The enclosure utilizes a propriety multilayer “sandwich” material that is laminated under high pressure. This yields an extremely rigid cabinet that has the density and performance of traditional high-end enclosures while having very thin walls allowing for maximum internal driver air volume.
The SC-IW includes both a 14-inch high standard grill for easy installation and servicing and a sub-five inch high grill for the absolute minimum of visible grill area. Both grills can be painted to match the room’s decor, and feature a 90º scoop that enables the vertically firing woofer to project bass into the room.
The SC-1250 amplifier, sold separately, powers the SC-IW with 1250 watts of continuous RMS power and 3000 watts dynamic power. This rack-mountable amp is a two-unit high design and features a DSP-controlled built-in seven-band automatic room-EQ to provide the best bass performance regardless of subwoofer placement. The amp can drive up to two SC-IW subs using conventional speaker wire.
The SC-IW has a suggested retail price of $999. Velodyne provides custom installers with greater flexibility by providing two separate model numbers for the SC-IW to provide convenience in staging and installation. The SC-IWBB is the enclosure and can be installed at the rough-in stage at very little cost to the installer. The SC-IWDVR is the driver module and comes complete with the two grills mentioned above. The SC-1250 amplifier has a suggested retail price of $999.
The SC-IW is part of the new SubContractor series of subwoofers from Velodyne. The SC series consists of the SC-8, SC-10, SC-12, SC-15, and SC-IF/IC (in-floor/in-ceiling) subwoofers, also driven by the SC-1250.
Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company’s technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.velodyne.com.