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Velodyne Releases SubContractor Subwoofer Series


Morgan Hill, CA (September 11, 2006) — Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home-theater and consumer audio, announces the introduction of the SubContractor (SC) Series, a complete range of passive subwoofers powered by a 1250 watt amplifier that combine to offer a solution that satisfies the needs of any installation. This powerful, reliable, easy-to-install line of subwoofers delivers reference quality bass for any in-wall, in-cabinet, in-room, in-floor or in-ceiling custom application.

The SubContractor Series product line consists of the SC-IW (In-Wall), four in-room or in-cabinet subwoofers (SC-8, SC-10, SC-12 and SC-15), and the SC-IF/IC (In-Floor/In-Ceiling) subwoofer, all powered by the SC-1250 digital amplifier.

“The SubContractor Series addresses the needs of both custom installers and interior decorators by providing a subwoofer option that not only fits into any decor, but delivers high-impact, low-distortion bass for both home theater and music,” said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. “It’s a perfect blend of aesthetics and performance that combines to deliver a total solution that meets the high standards of bass that customers have come to expect from Velodyne. CIs will like the ease-of-install features and reliability engineered in from the beginning.”

The highlight of the SubContractor Series is the SC-IW (In-Wall) subwoofer. The SC-IW fits flush in a standard 2×4 wall and is easy to install with a unique two cabinet system for either new construction or retrofit applications. This in-wall sub fires vertically in the wall using a patent-pending T-shaped driver design that minimizes wall vibration and maximizes woofer travel and performance. The SC-IW includes both a standard 14″ grill for easy installation and servicing and an incredibly small grill that is less than 5″ high. Both grills can be painted to match the room’s decor.

The SC-1250 amplifier is a two-unit high rack-mount design with 1250 watts RMS and 3,000 watts peak power. The DSP-controlled Class D amplifier comes complete with a seven-band automatic room-EQ for room bass correction providing the best bass performance regardless of woofer placement. Additionally, four internal EQs as well as subsonic frequency, slope and overload protection have been customized to each SC series subwoofer model, ensuring optimal performance.

“Digital Signal Processing (DSP) made the SC series incredibly easy to tune,” said Hall. “We use a configuration of four internal parametric EQs as well as other adjustments for each SC model and each of the four presets. The precision and repeatability we can achieve using our TI DSP chips for signal management are virtually impossible in the analog world.”

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The SC-1250 can drive up to two SC series subwoofers with no reconfiguration. The SC-1250 comes complete with remote, microphone and rack mount hardware, and can be controlled via universal remote systems via IR mini-jack or RS-232 connection.

The four SC series in-room subwoofers (SC-8, SC-10, SC-12 and SC-15) have a shallow depth ranging from 9 1/8″ to 13 3/8″ allowing for easy placement in any interior. They sport recessed binding posts enabling a flush rear panel and complete hardware to configure the woofer to be downward firing. Like all SC series subs, they are connected using standard speaker wire. With these features the SC in-room subs can fit easily into any room or into standard cabinetry with in either a front-firing or down-firing orientation.

The SC-IF/IC (In-Floor/In-Ceiling) offers many mounting options for the installer looking to completely hide the subwoofer under the floorboards or up in the ceiling. It comes with a 12″ driver and full mounting hardware.

The SC-IW (In-Wall), and the SC-1250 amplifier each have a suggested retail price of $999. The SC in-room subwoofers (SC-8, SC-10, SC-12 and SC-15) are priced at $399, $599, $799 and $999 respectively, and the SC-IF (In-Floor) is priced at $799.

About Velodyne
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

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