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Velodyne DSP-12 VS JBL E250 subwoofer...

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by johnny_munyak, Aug 19, 2005.

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    I am having problem deciding on a subwoofer for my system. I have narrowed it down to the above 2 mentioned subs and I am having a hard time deciding. Both have very favorable reviews. The JBL is a 250 w RMS with a 12" driver. The Velodyne is a 12" sub with a 200 w RMS amplifier. Both are priced competitively between each other and both have comparable power. The Velodyne is a heavy sub at 60 lbs vs the JBL at 43 lbs. Normally, I wouldn’t expect this to mean anything, but that is a substantial difference.

    I’ve auditioned both and they each have a lot of power. The velodyne does have some custom digital sound fields that the JBL doesn’t have, but do these sound fields really make a difference? They seem to be another *toy* for them to use as a selling feature. Most user’s end up setting it and leaving it….except for the occasional gain adjustment. Any insights would be greatly appreciated…
     
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    As per the answer in the thread currently two below this one - JBL isn't well known for subwoofers here in the UK which is why there has been no response.
     
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    Fair enough. Point taken. JBL is out of the picture.

    How about an Energy 12.3 sub? Have ready many compared to the above mentione Velodyne? Energy is a well known Canadian speaker manufacturer. The 12" - 300 W sub looks very impressive? Impressive Frequency range (19-120Hz) and impressive Dynamic power (1200 W). Price is also very comparable to the Velodyne. Can't help but feel the DSP setting on the Velodyne are gimmicky....or am I wrong? I played with some of the settings and they seem very subtle.....almost trivial. It does have impressive power though.

    Comments? Advice??
     

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