Excerpt: When it released its Digital Drive subwoofers back in the mid-2000s, Velodyne got the jump on all of its competitors. The Digital Drive circuitry and software let you tweak a sub’s sound — manually or automatically — to perfection, and also provided several preset EQ modes to suit different types
Conclusion: I had great fun with the EQ-Max 12 but I won't and I don't think Velodyne would, claim that it has been designed with subtlety as it's foremost goal. But that's not to dismiss its pretty much all round ability, that will only leave the musical purists wanting something different. Of course, it's a moot point if most of that branch of humanity actually understands subwoofers full stop, but I digress.
Pros: Goes deep, Goes loud, Effective Auto EQ, Ease of use, 3/5 year driver/electronics warranties
Cons: Not the most subtle with acoustic music, Henry Ford colour options
Excerpt: You have to love the phrase ‘doing the doof-doofs’. A silly term for describing a clever technical process where a device, either a subwoofer or a system-tuning equaliser, has both voice and ears. The voice makes tone burst sounds that sweep from low to high (and go ‘doof-doof’) and the ears are the microphone, supplied with the Velodyne EQ-Max12 – part of a new range of mid-priced subs from the LFE brand.