Velodyne Acoustics In-Wall Sub Available in the UK
Velodyne's Sub Contractor SCIW Series subwoofers are available once again in the UK.
Velodyne Acoustics has built a reputation as one of the world's leading experts in sub-bass reproduction and when developing the SC-IW Velodyne had to put all its performance know-how gained through developing in-room products into an integrated design.
This of course was no easy task, as a sub generally gets its power and performance from the physics of an in-room design, speaker size, cavity space and driver excursion – not to mention the ability to place the speaker at the optimal point inside the room. However, Velodyne accomplished this with a design that includes the company's revolutionary 'T' shaped driver, enabling it to be mounted in the same plane as the wall studs, eliminating unwanted movement in the wall.
The combined driver and backbox are 730 x 356 x 86 mm (HxWxD) and tip the scales at 19kgs. Once installed, the SC-IW is super discreet with only the small grille visible and comes bundled with a perforated metal grille which can be painted to suit your decor. Also, it's possible to attach a 90° scoop (in place of the grille) allowing bass pressure to vent through small slots in skirting boards or joinery. The package can even be installed into a solid wall. Finally, this set up has an impressive quoted frequency response of 22-120 Hz (+/- 3dB).
Martin Morecroft, Managing Director at Redline Distribution, told StereoNET:
Since the Sub Contractor SCIW Series (SC-IW) launch, others have tried to get close in terms of its performance and integration abilities – but for us, it's still the best on the market. Partnered with the dedicated enclosure box (SC – IWDVR) and driven by the dedicated rack-mountable amplifier (SC-1250), this combination meets any custom installation need, whether it's in-wall, in-floor, in-ceiling or in-cabinet.
Weighing in at 13kgs, the SC1250 amplifier is used to power the driver and offers a generous 1250W RMS of Class-D performance with a built-in five-band automatic room EQ to get the bass just right in any environment. The amp is powerful enough to drive two SC – IWDVR subs and, of course, comes with rack mount fixings for this 2U high machine. RS232 control is also on board, and the five-band EQ also has four listening pre-sets to match the customer's preference.
The Velodyne Sub Contractor retail pricing is as follows: Driver - VEL-SC-IWDVR – £1,495.83 + VAT; Back Box – VEL-SC-IWBB – £291.67 + VAT; Amplifier – VEL-SC-1250 – £1,245.83 + VAT.
Velodyne delivers a two-year warranty on the Sub Contractor SCIW Series. However, Redline is so confident in the product, it offers a further year on top of that, bringing it to a three-year warranty.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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