Morgan Hill, CA (October 20, 2004) — Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. announced that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has named the Digital Drive DD-10 as the European Subwoofer of the Year 2004-2005. The subwoofer was recognized by the 50 leading photo, video, audio, home theatre and mobile electronics magazines from over 20 European countries for its outstanding innovation and technical excellence.
The Digital Drive DD-10 is a DSP-controlled, high gain servo subwoofer. Powered by Velodyne’s patented 1250-watt RMS Energy Recovery System (ERS) switching amplifier, the DD-10 is part of the first subwoofer series to incorporate Velodyne’s patent pending Digital Drive room equalization system. This latest Velodyne innovation allows the subwoofer’s frequency response in any room to be observed on the user’s television, digitally corrected in real-time, and stored in the unit’s memory to assure ideal performance in the consumer’s listening area.
“We are delighted to receive this award. Recognition from an independent and well-respected organization such as EISA in not only an honor, but also reinforces our continuing innovation and technological advances in subwoofer technology,” said Derek Whiteman, international sales manager for Velodyne. “Room equalization is a huge challenge for critical listening, and the DD-10 is just one example of how Velodyne is anticipating and responding to the needs of the market.”
The EISA Awards applaud the new products that combine the most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and greatest value for money.
EISA, founded in 1982, is now Europe’s largest organization dedicated to multimedia. In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The five categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography and Mobile Electronics. This is the most prestigious honor for a consumer electronics manufacturer to receive in Europe and this year around 42 products were declared as “Outstanding” by the EISA judges for the period 2004-2005.
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.