Summary: Great sub! It is replacing a Aperion 10D and a Sunfire. After a week of break-in period it now sounds better than both of the others. The remote is very handy to adjust from your sofa. The sub is more accurate but has the dynamic power power to really pump it out when there is a movie effect. The Velodyne reps said this model sub is for audiophiles as well as the casual movie watcher and it's true. It handles both jobs really well.
Summary: If you love base and are serious about your surround sound, the Velodyne Optimum 12 Subwoofer is for you! It's awesome! It really makes you jump out of your seat every time a building blows up in a movie and makes you want to dance to the latest hip hop songs... highly recommended!