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Old 11-17-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Opinions - Velodyne DPS Series Subwoofers Vs Yamaha Subwoofers?

I have been recently researching subwoofers to add to my system. I already own a yamaha yst-sw215 (nice but just not enough), and was looking for more. My first thought was to buy the yamaha yst-sw315 and run both subs together. It could be nice and if I get one of the new RX-V_63 series recievers I could be set (dual sub pre-outs). However, I am doubtful of the yst-sw315's ability to really perform that much better with my 215. Yamaha also likes to fluff actual specifications.

To get more to the point, I found that the Velodyne DPS-10 and DPS-12 have been discontinued. I am really interested into the DPS-10. The price is perfectly in my budget, and the reviews have been very positive. I have had some experience with velodyne subs before (DLS-4000R), and I am pretty sure that one great velodyne will beat two good yamahas. The DLS-4000R btw is unbelievable.

I just wanted to know if anyone who owns either the velodyne or the yamaha subs I have metioned above would recommend them, and which would be a better decision. I am definately leaning towards the velodyne's. So let me know what you think.

Price Summary:
Yamaha YST-SW315 = $125 - 175
Velodyne DPS-10 = $199 - 215
Velodyne DPS-12 = $299 - 315

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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I have the DPS-10, and love it. I tend to not recommend speakers because, when it comes to sound, everyone's likes are different. I really like this sub though and everyone that has watched a movie at my house comments on it.

edit: just saw the price at Amazon, definitely worth it.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Default Thank You.

Thanks for the input. I am probably going to go with the DPS-10 or if I can managed it the DPS-12. I have heard some good things, and I feel like its a good deal. I still would like to know more about the 315, but that doesn't really matter.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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I have had a DPS-10 for a few years now and love it. The only thing I dislike is the blue lights in the front are fairly bright and annoying. Also, the volume up and down is a bit difficult since it just has the lights blink faster or slower depending on where you set it.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
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as far as sound quality goes, I would say Velodyne is leaps and bounds about above yamaha for subwoofers at pretty much every price point.

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Old 11-19-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
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My recommended setup for Home Theater Virgins:

Speakers: Polk Monitor 50's, Polk Monitor 40's, Polk CS2 Center, and eD subwoofer or
HTIB: Polk 5.1 system and
Receiver: Non-Network Onkyo TX-SR608 or Onkyo HT-RC180 Network Receiver
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