Excerpt: If you have a copy of Men in Black II or even Stuart Little II on DVD then you have the 2001-2002 Academy Award-winning animated short, The ChubbChubbs. Its stars are some impossibly cute, fuzzy things that look like ducklings with noses like piglets – yet they turn out to be scary monsters with huge teeth and a terrifyingly large appetite. And so it is with Velodyne’s SPL-800 Ultra subwoofer.
Pros: Potent output; room-filling; even picky loved ones will hardly be able to object
Cons: This level of engineering to stretch audio physics ain’t cheap
Excerpt: ‘Preeminent': eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing. Where subwooofers around the £1000-mark are concerned, B&W's PV1 is the preeminent product, as six back-to-back What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards testifies. Velodyne is nothing if not an enterprising company, though, and this SPL-800 Ultra subwoofer seeks to shift the PV-1 from a perch it has, at times, seems superglued to. The SPL-800 Ultra certainly looks intriguing.