Summary: So far so good. I like the option of always having it on or on standby. The blue light on the lower left can be a bit distracting at times, but I just put a bit of dark tape to dampen it. It's behind the cover, so it's no big deal.
Summary: Velodyne is among the top runners in mid range audio gear, however it's a brand that leaves quite a bit to be desired in terms of build quality. Having owned a couple variations of the "HLS" series I can tell you that you'll get 2 maybe 3 years worth of moderate use out of these units at best. It will begin with intermittent failure under moderate loads (with no lights indicating overload), which will then lead to frequent failure under the same conditions (i.e.
Summary: This is a great small sub that I use primarily for music but also home theatre. It does both very well and the small size is an added bonus. Obviously it cant go to the extremes of depth like larger subs can but what it does is fast, articulate, and everything one could hope for in build quality and execution of sound.
Summary: Just so you know - I consider myself a sub skeptic. I think most setups that include a sub are horribly distorted and provide an acoustic mess as a result. It is my firm belief that subs are like liquor, best enjoyed in moderation: judiciously applied things can get a tad livelier, but too much of it results in a slurry embarrassment.
Summary: It's a great choice for urban apartment dwellers, where the extent of vibrations and boom need to be considered if not harnessed. You can adjust the volume and frequency cutoff controls to blend the bass output to the range of your front and surround speakers. A remote would be great to tweak these settings per each recording (as mastering levels vary) but no remote is available on this model (nor on any other subs at this price range).