Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Pollywoggle, Dec 24, 2004.
Am I going mad or was there a Velodyne specific forum
I think Stuart removed it due to lack of interest.
Seriously though what did happen?
Ah well nevermind, I'm sure SVS and REL will make a good SUBstitute.
I think that the lack of posts ment that the forum was a dead zone. The fact that another well known UK forum is very active regarding Velodyne probably didn't help matters. As it happens I have just bought a Velodyne CHT12-R and think it is very good, if not the deepest sounding model around. So it is not like Velodyne are crap, just this forum is more interested in other brands.
No way are Velodyne crap, I WILL have that dd18 one day!
Velodyne certainly make good models. As has been metioned though, another forum seems to have the more official forums so less interest here. It's what makes competition good though.
Russell - how does it compare to the Rel Q400 that you had?
REL are an established brand in the UK.
SVS has an enthusiastic fan base on these forums.
Velodyne are/have neither of the above.
But Bruce Hall had an opportunity to support his products and raise awareness of them here - the largest and most well respected home cinema forums in UK.
Despite initially promising to to that, under pressure from a tiny UK retailer, he has obviously decided not to.
As a result there has been insufficient interest to maintain a dedicated forum.
This situation may change, but at the moment, I am looking at starting an MJ acoustics forum instead. Who thinks that's a good idea? Maybe you have other suggestions?
I know i have asked this before but what about an M&K forum or do you think that there will not be enough interest to make it worthwhile?
How about a B&W general forum ?
MJ Acoustics although popular will not generate enough interest to sustain a forum given their limited product range.
I have absolutely no idea whether there will be enough interest. My speaker system is M&K so it's not a case of me being anti or pro any particular brand.
I guess it's a case of trying it and seeing what the results are.
The Problem with M&K and B&W is where to put the forums.
The REL and SVS forums can easily go beneath the subwoofer forums.
But MJ and BW would have to go under the manufacturer-specific category. Maybe I'll start a poll.
No dont listen to Recruit !!! M&K fanboy
Start a poll - ill get all my mates/colleagues to vote for B&W !!!!
At first I thought that I had made a big mistake. The Velodyne CHT12-R was loose and didn't go down as far as my REL Q400. As it happens, the CHT series requires a substantial run in. So in went a CD of various MP3 files of different genres and I left the disc on repeat for two days. Didn't even go into the same room over that period except to turn down the volume for overnight. Afterwards it was a quite different animal. As a musical sub, I think the REL still has it beat, though not by that much.This has probably got more to do with the Neutrik connection than anything else I would say. As a HC sub, the CHT12-R is fantastic, and I am not just saying that because I bought one, either. I bought a Q200 at full price and thought it was dreadful, so it isn't like I am trying to defend a purchase; The CHT12-R is a great HC sub, the remote control making setup easy from the sitting position. The fact that there is no display a la REL, makes no difference as there is a blue LED that flashes to show a remote command has been received (see pic).
One thing I will say is that positioning is quite important, and by merely rotating the sub a few degrees makes a big difference.
I think that is somewhat sad that a small company had an impact on what could have been a very interesting source of info. Velodyne are a superb manufacturer of Subs and deserve more attention, in this forum at least, than is currently in evidence.
Asit stands, I think MJ Acoustics are a fine company, their Pro200 seems to have a good word of mouth rep at the moment. You should try and get someone from MJ to "cut the ribbon" of the forum section to generate interest up front. If that is at all possible?
Russell - Thanks for the Reply and i have been reading up on the CHT range and for the prices they seem to be very good value and with the added bonus of the remote control even better for fine tuning..
My own feeling is that product-specific fora/forums deny the general reader much interesting material and information.
I never read (or will read) a single thread (or post) of the Velo or REL forums. No doubt I miss/missed much of interest from which I could learn more about subwoofers in general. But since I shall probably never buy from one of these makes I have no further interest. Though I might read the threads if they were in the general subwoofer forum. I really can't be bothered to go looking in a product specific forum for this more general information.
I can also see the viewpoint that selective forums unburden the reader of potential bias if there happens to be a lean in that direction in the posts and threads. But any false claims would be quickly brought under control by other members.
Product loyalty is a funny thing. But productive-specific forums/fora aren't the answer. More posts on the alternative products and topics in the general subwoofer forum are the real answer.
I wouldn't mind a specific forum for greater depth of discussion and the use of subs for stereo music in particular. But I would still much prefer to see it in the general subwoofer forum. Where all can learn from and contribute to the discussions.
I really believe product-specific forums dilute the general forum and thus weaken its value for all.
Wow, ITS BACK
WOW how long for??
You are missing the point of manufacturer-specific forums. Which is to provide quite specific information for owners/potential owners of that product.
And to focus those specifc threads away from the more general threads int he subwoofers forum.
I've been assured that Velodyne will support the forum more proactively, so it has been reintroduced.
Yes lets see an M&K forum specifically! either in the speaker Forum or the Subwoofer section as there is quite alot of M&K owners out there...
You could end up with a forum for every brand of sub but what would be the point ,i can see why it was done for the svs range of subs because the subwoofer section was being over run with svs threads.
If they are going to do separate sections it should be baised on the interest in the products.
Separate names with a comma.