High-end audio technology company Velodyne Acoustics and The PowerHouse Alliance, a consortium of regional wholesale distributors, have entered an agreement that will provide audio visual installers and retailers in all 50 states with access to Velodyne’s full line of high-performance, low distortion subwoofers.
Velodyne Acoustics Digital Drive Plus subwoofer
“Velodyne is pleased to make our full line of subwoofers available to the thousands of small consumer electronics retailers and professional installers around the country who rely on The PowerHouse Alliance when selecting the highest quality components for a home theater or entertainment center installation,” said Rob Morse, director of business development, Velodyne.
Founded in 2010, The PowerHouse Alliance is a consortium of 13 regional wholesale distributors that provide everything a small consumer electronics retailer or installer needs to outfit a home theater, entertainment center, or home security system. Each of its 40 warehouse locations stock a full line of nearly 200 different brands, ranging from home theater components and wire to lighting fixtures and furnishings.
“Velodyne is both long-respected and highly regarded as a leading manufacturer of high-quality subwoofers,” said Dennis Holzer, executive director of The PowerHouse Alliance. “We believe this will prove to be a good marriage between two high-tech companies who both know how to take care of the customer.”
For more than 30 years, Velodyne has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers that fit any budget – from the Velodyne Impact-Mini 6.5-Inch Subwoofer ($459) to the powerful Velodyne Digital Drive Plus 18-Inch Subwoofer ($5,799) and plenty of options in between. Newest on the shelf are the Velodyne Wi-Q Wireless 10-inch and Wi-Q Wireless 12-inch subwoofers, which are the culmination of three decades of leadership in subwoofer technology. With no clumsy wires, it can be quickly integrated into any entertainment system – in any location within 50 feet (15 m) – or concealed in custom cabinetry.
Velodyne’s history of innovation extends all the way to 1938, when David Hall, founder and chief engineer, revolutionized subwoofer design with the ULD-18, incorporating a patented, accelerometer-based High Gain Servo System to control the woofer cone movement. The massive speaker system went lower, played louder, and produced distortion levels 20 to 30 times less than anything else on the market.
Hall and Velodyne have introduced other innovations, including the Dual Tandem Voice Coil, Energy Recovery Amplifier, Digital High Gain Servo-Control and the Digital Drive Room Bass Equalization System. In 2003, Velodyne introduced the world‘s first digitally tuned subwoofers with DSP technology.
Today, Velodyne subwoofers contain the industry‘s most flexible and complete feature packages, enabling perfect integration with virtually any system. High-quality crossover networks in all Velodyne subwoofers can actually double a receiver’s usable power and even lower the main speakers’ distortion levels when using the “Subwoofer Direct” feature with the LFE output. Crossover parameters are meticulously engineered to guarantee a perfect blend with any system, regardless of speaker size.