Velodyne Acoustics has been the industry leader in subwoofer styling, performance and value for over 25 years. Combining “Silicon Valley” space age engineering, close tolerance manufacturing, computer testing and extensive listening evaluations, Velodyne subwoofers represent the fusion of the science and the art of speaker design.
In 1983, David Hall, the founder and chief engineer of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., introduced a technological breakthrough in subwoofer design that was to completely redefine the reproduction of low frequency sound. This product was called a ULD-18 and it incorporated a patented, accelerometer-based High Gain Servo System to control the woofer cone movement. In an era long before the dawn of “Home Theater”, this large, 120 lb. speaker system went lower, played louder, was more musical and had distortion levels that were 20 to 30 times less than the competitive products of the day. For this achievement, Velodyne received the first of dozens of international awards and acknowledgments, the 1984 Special Engineering Award.
The rest of the renowned ULD Series subwoofers soon followed, then the acclaimed F, HGS, SPL, DLS, DEQ-R, Optimum and today‘s industry standard DD series. Throughout the years, reviewers, music lovers and home theater buffs alike consistently ranked Velodyne subwoofers as the best in the world. Along with continually refining existing technologies, Velodyne has pushed the limits of subwoofer engineering with other ground-breaking technologies like the Dual Tandem Voice Coil, the Energy Recovery Amplifier, Digital High Gain Servo-Control and the Digital Drive Room Bass Equalization System.