NEWS: Honey, I shrunk the subwoofer! Velodyne unveils the MicroVee

If you're struggling to squeeze a subwoofer into your room/past your partner, Velodyne may have the answer in the diminutive form of the MicroVee.

The bass box measures a tidy 22.9x22.9x24.4cm - that's roughly nine-inches squared in old money – while still claiming to deliver "huge" bass.

Velodyne's baby sub uses the latest generation of the company's patented digital amplifier, along with a triple-driver system, to deliver what the company describes as "room-pounding bass from a room-friendly box".

Aimed at both movie and music set-ups, the MicroVee is available from September, priced £575. We'll be running an exclusive First Test review of it in our November issue, out 20th September.

In the meantime, here are the MicroVee's full tech-specs:

  • Drivers: active 6.5" forward firing anodized aluminium cone (5" piston diameter) 2 x 6.5" side-firing passive radiators with aluminium cones ?(5" piston diameter)
  • ERS class D amplifier: 1200 watts Dynamic power, 600 watts RMS
  • Frequency response: 38-120 Hz +/-3 dB
  • Digital Dynamic Driver Control: yes
  • Phase: 0 or 180 degrees (selectable)
  • Low-pass crossover: 50 Hz – 200 Hz (adjustable), 12 dB octave, 48 dB ultimate
  • Auto on/off: yes
  • Magnet structure: 1.8kg
  • Voice coil: 2" dual layer
  • Inputs: speaker-level, mini-jack and gold plated line-level
  • Outputs: speaker-level (120 Hz high-pass crossover), mini-jack (through)
  • Subwoofer direct (crossover bypass): yes
  • Cabinet (hwd) includes grill: 22.9 x 22.9 x 24.4 cm
  • Warranty: electronics – 3 years (parts/labour) / driver – 5 years (parts/labour)
  • Shipping weight (approx.): 9.1Kg
  • Finish: black or white