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.
Excerpt: The Velodyne EQ-Max 12 has a 225W class D amp powering its forward-firing 30.5cm driver, meaning it's powerful enough to fill even very large rooms without losing control. The downward-firing port and sturdy cabinet (on rubber feet) ensure there'is minimal port noise affecting the output, too, leaving notes clean and deep, while the pushbutton automatic equalisation. handled from the remote control, helps set-up no end by 'dialling-in' the sub to suit your room.
Pros: Lots of deep bass, bags of punch, user friendly
Cons: Some may want a little more precision, not the most stylish sub we’ve seen