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Earthquake Subs, any good?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by nathan_silly, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

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    Hi

    Looking replacing my subwoofer - Eric's HGS-18 seem excellent, but anyone heard Earthquake Supernova 15?

    http://www.hometheaterplus.com/earmkiv.html

    Also what do you guys think of Revel subs? And finally the Linn's? To be used only for .1 LFE.


    Thanks
    Nathan
     
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    Never heard of the Earthquake.

    The Revel B15 is a great sub, I've installed a couple and using their built in equalising you can get a nice flat response.

    The larger Revel is good also, worked with just one and it was nice! It's got a big sperate power amp which is pretty cool.

    The big Linn Melodik sub is also very good, only worked with one but it was pretty impressive. Gordon can help you with more info on the Melodik.
     
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    Spotted another sub, Sunfire- looks identical to the Earthquake (and the Rel Q200/Q400) Supposed to be pants though.

    I guess that Revel is VERY expensive?!

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    I think the B15 is around the £2k mark, the other one doesn't appear on the Revel website anymore. Revel Ultima Sub 15 subwoofer, probably £3k+.

    I doubt you'd find a Sunfire dealer in the UK, which would mean importing, not cheap for a huge heavy box.

    ED: The better Revel is $2,500 for the sub and $6,000 for the amp.
     
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    Better off looking on AVS forums speaker section for info on Home Cinema Earthquake Subs.

    As far as I'm aware only the Car audio side is distributed in the UK.

    Bry
     
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    Earthquake subs come very well recommended Stateside(see the following link http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?60)

    but don't have a UK importer that I'm aware of.

    The big Linn sub is very good,but clearly aimed at the HiFi market in that compared to some AV type subs,may sound a bit light,until you realise how well controlled and subtle it is.
     
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    I've been reading alot about subs, and the Sunfire has been getting flak for bad sound quality for the price, and way over-rated, the HGS-18 slaughter's it.

    Looks like I'll settle for the big Velo. Only going into a 4m x 4m room!! It's a tight fit, but what the hey!

    Nathan
     
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    What system is it going to be used in?
     
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    My system obviously! :p

    Only for AV (.1 LFE) main speakers are Q75's, centre is Kef 200, rears are NHT HDP-2's

    Nathan
     

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