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Velodyne Impact Series Impact-12

Velodyne Impact Series Impact-12
alaScore 87

49 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Velodyne Impact Series Impact-12. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

price, reliability, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Velodyne Impact Series Impact-12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Velodyne Impact Series Impact-12 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also appreciated.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Velodyne Impact-12 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Black)Velodyne Impact-12 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Black)

Nov, 2015


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Velodyne Impact 12


Velodyne has an impressive 30-year history of building some of the world's finest subwoofers for home use. Some would argue that when it unleashed the 120-pound ULD-18 subwoofer in 1983, it set the stage for what would become a new trend in home audio....

Great low frequency extension ; Minimal cabinet resonance ; Speaker level inputs and outputs ; Attractive design

No metal spikes or footers included ; No power switch to kill vampire power ; Some bloat in upper range at extreme volume

While the Impact 12 admittedly lacks some of the refinement that its $1,000+ brethren offer, it delivers seriously impressive performance at a price anyone can live with.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (

Velodyne Impact 12


While the company is renowned for its subwoofers, the Velodyne Impact 12 is part of a budget series of home subwoofers that are designed for common people and not audiophiles. In use, this sub acts as training wheels to help you gear up for bigger,...

The Impact 12 works well for movies and aesthetically complements any home theater

This sub is a stepping block to more expensive Velodyne home subwoofers

As a first home subwoofer, the Velodyne Impact 12 will bring out the big sounds from your favorite movies.


Expert review by: (

Velodyne Impact-12


Good enough to earn five stars and ideal for many buyers but not a true all-rounder

Formidable bass depth for its price; well-equipped

Musically, not the best in this test

Consumer review by: nowlen (

Velodyne Impact 12


I purchased this sub for

Consumer review by: Elena Case (

Great Subwoofer


This subwoofer has rounded out the surround sound experience for our family. It brings so much depth and fullness to movies. I can actually feel the vibration through the floor, across the room from the system and it makes movies more realistic. It is...

Consumer review by: CKW1 (

Excellect for Price


I bought this to supplement my Bose AM 10 speakers. Adding it significantly improved the sound. The only negative is it seems to require a high signal level for the auto power-on to activate, but the level can be reduced once the power is on. I thought...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Velodyne Acoustics Impact-12


This really is a great sub, perfect for home theater, at this price. I also own the impact 10 and both have that nice velodyne sound, that alot of us love (you know what I'm talking about) that has made this company famous. Alot of named brands put out...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: SkaBoom (

Impact 12


12 inches @ 165Watts sure can rattle the couch something fierce, I was advised to go with  the velodyne impact 12 by the sales guy at a local audio shop, I sure am glad I listened, this thing is mad tight.

Deep, Dynamic bass ,very tight sound. Very impressive

No remote, and no "power on/off" switch on the back

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: friedom (

Definitely makes an "impact"


I purchased this from my best friend who is an authorized dealer to go along with my Polk RM95 speaker package.  I originally priced out and demo'd the Polk series of subs in the same price range but my friend insisted on the Velodyne.  My previous sub...

Deep powerful bass, omnidirectional, never feels overworked, great value for the


Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Al (

Just bought...


I haven't had time to put it through its paces yet but so far I have been happy with the build quality, looks, and performance. I have listened to some music, it hits cleaner than my older PS-1000 and has plenty of boom for the movies. I will give it a...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The Impact Series are stylish, affordable, high-output, low distortion subwoofers. They feature beautiful cabinets with black gloss lacquer trim that fit easily into your home, while their deep, defined bass brings your favorite movies and music to life - at very friendly prices. The Impact-10 and 12 feature a down firing port for high output and low distortion. The Impact-Mini, with a 6" forward-firing driving and 8" down-firing passive, produces amazing bass from a tiny cabinet.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Velodyne Acoustics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Velodyne Impact Series



Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max (RMS) Output Power:275Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:165Watt
Speaker System Type:Subwoofer