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Velodyne DEQ-15R 15-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
About the Product
  • 1-touch auto-EQ room bass correction with microphone automatically adjusts your sub for great sounding bass
  • 15-inch forward firing long-throw woofer with 2-layer copper voice coil for low distortion
  • Remote control and front panel display keep you informed of any change you make to the bass
  • 4 1-touch listening presets customize the bass sound for best performance with music or movies
  • Efficient front-firing slotted bass reflex cabinets for high output with low distortion
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Product Description

Product Description

The DEQ-R Series subwoofers are the ideal combination of technology and an intuitive user interface, and they offer incredible value. Quickly and easily add a powerful, feature-rich subwoofer to your entertainment system. Use the included remote control to maximize the bass in your room from any source, while a clearly visible front LED display instantly confirms your choice. The DEQ-R subwoofers deliver great bass...made easy.

From the Manufacturer

The Velodyne DEQ-15R 15-Inch Powered Subwoofer - 1500 Watts of Dynamic Power at Your Command

There's nothing small about the DEQ-15R 15-inch powered subwoofer when it comes to power or performance. The DEQ-15R starts with Velodyne's high quality Class D digital amplifier cranking out 1500 watts dynamic power and 750 watts RMS. Look inside and you'll find a 4.4 lb. magnet structure, a 2.5-inch 4-layer copper voice coil and a stiff reinforced driver cone. Add

The remote's "EQ" button automatically adjusts your subwoofer
it all up and you have a subwoofer speaker that produces deep, loud bass with low distortion. All of this comes wrapped up in a stylish black pica matte vinyl wrap. So whether you're listening to music or movies you won't find anything else that combines small size, accuracy, and efficiency at such a low price.

Room Bass Maximization

DEQ-R subwoofers are easily matched to any room. Place the included microphone in your favorite seating position, push the remote's "EQ" button and a five-band equalizer automatically adjusts your subwoofer speaker for great sound.

Velodyne's DSP Distortion Limiting System

Digitally controlled, the embedded Digital Signal Processing chips control all audio functions with digital precision that is unsurpassed in this price range, tuning the subwoofer more accurately than analog systems and producing louder, lower and more accurate bass. The digital precision of Velodyne's Distortion Limiting System assures maximum driver excursion and amplifier output, reproducing music and home theater with a fraction of the audible distortion found in competitive products, without sacrificing output or dynamics.

The DEQ-R Series cabinets are engineered
using a front-firing, slotted bass-reflex design


Convenient Remote Control with Easy to Read LED Display

DEQ-R subwoofer speakers offer high technology made easy. The remote control lets you control all of the subwoofer's functions from the comfort of your favorite chair with visible feedback on the front panel. Adjust the volume, blend perfectly with the main speakers, customize the bass to your taste or input source or limit the subwoofer's output for night listing and neighbor-friendliness--all with one touch of a button.

Efficient "Green" Digital Amplifiers

A newly designed series of efficient, low-noise, digital "Class D" amplifiers feature a switching-mode power supply. Using sonically superior MOSFET output devices, this technology amplifier generates tremendous amounts of clean power in a small, efficient package.

Velodyne Acoustics for Your Home

The DEQ-R Series subwoofers are the ideal combination of technology and an intuitive user interface, and they offer incredible value. The DEQ-R Series cabinets are engineered using a front-firing, slotted bass-reflex design, minimizing the distortion known as 'port noise' and maximizing bass impact. With all the bass generated forward, DEQ-R subwoofers are easily placed in any location, or concealed in custom cabinetry. Quickly and easily add a powerful, feature-rich subwoofer to your entertainment system. Use the included remote control to maximize the bass in your room from any source, while a clearly visible front LED display instantly confirms your choice. The DEQ-R subwoofers deliver great bass...made easy.


Technical Specifications

  • Amplifier: 1500 watts Dynamic, 750 watts RMS
  • Woofer: 15-inch forward firing (12.7-inch piston diameter)
  • Magnet structure: 4.4 lbs
  • Frequency response: 14 – 240 Hz
  • Voice coil: 2.5-inch 4-layer copper
  • Cone: Reinforced fiber
  • Speaker-Level Pass-Through: Fixed at 120 Hz high-pass
  • Low Pass Crossover: 40 Hz – 120 Hz adjustable (12 dB octave, 24 dB ultimate)
  • Outputs: Line-lever
  • Inputs: Gold-plated line-level
  • Cabinet Design: Extended Excursion Slot-loaded Bass-Reflex
  • Auto On/Off: Yes
  • Removable Grille: Yes
  • Video Shielding: No
  • LED Display: Yes
  • Accessories: Mic, mic stand and remote control
  • Dimensions (H/W/D): 21 x 18.375 x 20.75 inches (with grille)
  • Shipping weight: 75 lbs




Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 18.4 x 21 inches ; 72.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 72.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001IZRKB8
  • Item model number: DEQ-15R
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,201 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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I purchased the Velodyne after a month of research. I compared wattage, frequency range, enclosures, etc. before deciding on the Velodyne.

Simply put, it is incredible.

My particular unit had some damage to the cabinet so I contacted the seller, OneCall. The cause of the damage was never completely determined, but the seller offered me many options as to how to proceed. I opted to keep the unit and a price adjustment was made. Now on to the sub's performance (which did not appear to have been adversely affected by the damage).

It is a beast. It hits hard, low, loud, and clean......not sure what else you could ask for. I did discover that placement is very important and a little experimentation can produce big gains in sound quality.

When I really crank it up, I have to dust the furniture afterward. It is in my "man cave," which is a 16x24 room with a drop ceiling. The vibration from the sub causes white particles from the drop ceiling to fall out during extended loud play. Fine by me.

If this beast is within your budget, and you like lots of low, clean bass, don't hesitate.....well worth the price.
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This is the third sub I've owned, but the first Velodyne. It was purchased to enhance a new speaker system for the surround-sound in the living room...which is 18' X 16' with 18' ceilings. It's a big, open room that opens to a kitchen on the side. The previous speakers were DefTec 7002's with the build-in subs, and it never sounded right in the living room -- horrible bass, poor dialoge, etc. Not the case here at all. The sub setup was super easy. Immediately the entire system sounded better than the others I've had, and provided focus, "thump", and low-end effects that I've missed in other movies. I popped in the new Star Trek on Blu-Ray and, pardon the pun, was immediately transported into the movie and off the sofa because of the better sound-intro, explosions, and the like. My wife noticed it as well and remarked that it was like "seeing a movie for the first time".

Music was equally good, and since the sub has separate settings for listening types (as well as 90 degree phase adjustments) it was really easy to get fantastic low-end sound on different songs and music types --- she likes country, me not so much. Rock, some jazz. It all sounded great. Authoritative. Like it was easy to go low and not muddy the sound. Since a sub that big can punch you in the chest if you let it we found ourselves turning the volume down a bit and adjusting the crossover so it didn't become too much. Great buy for the money. Great sub.

Highly recommended.
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I replaced a twenty year-old Velodyne, then state of the art, with this one. I had little idea that it would make such a huge difference in my movie gazing experience! My old sub would flinch at times and not get the whole pounding sounds needed for the realism of some of the newer soundtracks. This baby shakes the whole g-d room! The neighbors in the houses next door have already "commented'. Not to mention the accuracy of the sound and response. It is likely not the highest quality available in terms of precision or distortion, but I can't tell, and I've listened to a bunch. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way it handles more delicate music and if you like the true sound of cannons going off in the 1812 Overture, I suggest you try this one. I purchased this for 777.00, including tax. It is about 75 lbs. so it's not easy to move, but who moves their sub around?
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My av123 MFW-15 developed an amp problem. With av123 out of business, I began looking for alternatives to an expensive repair with no warranty.

My research in my price range pinpointed this subwoofer. Sound unseen, I gave it a try. Very glad I did.

I've had it 2 weeks now, and will update later.

The bad:

As others have pointed out, the posts holding on the grille are flimsy. Mine arrived with 4 broken by FedEx. Velodyne says they're changing the design.

The documentation. Nearly useless. What happens with the presets after you use the auto EQ? Why Y-plug left and right RCA inputs as recommended? This is a $1000 subwoofer. Most people buying it want more information.

Keep reading, and I'll explain the EQ/preset interaction, courtesy of Velodyne customer service.

The good:

Velodyne customer service. They're as good as they say they are. New grille on its way to me. Other questions answered promptly.

The sound. Better than the MFW-15. The subwoofer gets out of the way when it should and sounds great when you want to watch a movie. There have been criticisms that the subwoofer tanks between 20 and 30 hz, and what the hell are they doing with all kinds of lowpass filters on the presets? Evidently, they're doing things right. They are engineers and all, you know. Subjectively, this thing rattles the couch when it should and behaves itself otherwise.

Features. The remote control and different profiles are very useful. What finally sold me on giving this box a try was being able to easily switch between what I want for music and what you want for movies. Mission accomplished.

If you use the auto-EQ, it will configure setting 3 (the jazz/classical setting).
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