Velodyne’s new Digital Drive Plus subwoofer.
“Our Digital Drive series has long been regarded as one of the best in bass reproduction, and the Digital Drive Plus has taken the lineup to another level,” said Doug Smith, national sales manager for Velodyne. “As visitors to our exhibit at Salon Son & Image will get to experience, the Digital Drive Plus series offers more low-distortion output, enhanced automated setup, amazing styling and many more new features.”
The Digital Drive Plus series utilizes newly engineered drivers with twice the extension of their predecessors, according to the company. Using Velodyne’s digital high-gain servo technology and a Class D, patented Energy Recovery System (ERS) amplifier, delivering over 3000 watts of dynamic power, the Digital Drive Plus produces under 0.5 percent, with a 4.5 to 6 dB upgrade in output from the previous Digital Drive Series.
Digital Drive Plus features real-time feedback to manage bass performance using Velodyne’s proprietary room management software. Crossovers, slopes, subsonic filters and phase can be adjusted for the primary settings as well as for the five presets. The sub also offers controls on the front panel including volume, crossover and Auto-EQ+ with instantaneous feedback shown on a front panel LED display.
All four models in the Digital Drive Plus series (DD-10+, DD-12+, DD-15+ and DD-18+) incorporate massive magnet structures, starting at 35 lbs, fiberglass and Rohacell sandwich cones and six-layer, custom wound voice coils for more output and better heat dissipation.