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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by neilbennett, Nov 1, 2000.

  1. neilbennett

    neilbennett Guest

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    I was thinking of posting a message today asking if a Speakers forum was in the pipeline. Ta da as if by magic one appears.

    So lets get this one started.

    I currently have a Yamaha YST 90 sub, I was wondering what difference a REL or something that is two or three times the price of the Yamaha would be. Also is there any benefit in having two (or more) subs in a set up?
  2. Mad Max

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    Hi neilbennett,

    I personally don't have 2 subs (Actually, I might be buying my first today), but I've been reading a lot, and a lot of people seem to agree that two subs fill better a room than one.

    The same peolpe also seem to agree about the dificulty of ideal placement, in order for the two subs not "anulating" eachother's effect.

    If I buy the Sub today, it will be a REL Q100E [​IMG]

    Rui

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  3. HT Dude

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    The REL subs are in a different league. What, out of interest are the specs on the Yamaha (quoted lower frequency, cut-off frequencies, power etc)?
    A REL Q100e, for example, should be much better.
  4. neilbennett

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    The Spec of the Yamaha 90 are as follows,

    Driver 20cm
    High Cut Filter 50 - 150Hz variable
    Output 100w
    Frequency Response 23-170 Hz (–10 dB)


    Neil

  5. HT Dude

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    Actually that's not a bad spec if it goes down flat to 23Hz.
    Still REL subs are very popular with very good reason. It's likely that the unseen electrical elements of a REL sub will be far superior to the mass-market electronic components in subs like the Yam. Chances are the filter, amp, protection and power supply components are better. But that's just a guess based on what I've seen about REL construction.
    Try it and a REL side by side and let us know what you think.
  6. simonsez

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    For anyone who is interested the Yamaha spec. 23-170Hz (-10db) is accurate, but does not tell the whole story. It would not be flat to 23Hz, that is the lowest frequency it can produce at -10db. What that means is at 23Hz it will produce less than 1/3 the SPL it would produce at...say 60Hz.
    I would imagine the real world performance would be somthing like flat to 50Hz and severe rolloff below 40Hz. I suggest looking on the Yamaha website, they may have a graph showing the performance of this sub.
    If you are taking votes, I vote for the Rel. You may also want to take a look at Paradigm,Definitive,Velodyne as they also manufacture good quality, budget minded subs.
  7. Matt F

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    If we're voting on the best subs then we mustn't forget M&K who arguably make the best subs known to man, albeit at a price.

    Having said that, their cheapest model (the VX7 MKII) is supposed to be very good and is very small too - might be worth comparing that one against the Q100.

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  8. Reiner

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    Compare Monitor Audio ASW110 against the REL Q100E if you can, IMHO a worthy alternative with a small footprint and fast yet tight bass.

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