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Great looks, great performance ?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by smallangryboy, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. smallangryboy

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    I'm thinking of chucking in my REL Q50 for something, well a little less square or just not black ! Budget runs to about £450 and it will partner satellites, possibly AG Nucleus or similar. I'm looking at :

    Anthony Gallo M150 [active]
    Kef PSW 2500
    Monitor Audio R360

    It has to work well with 2 channel music as well as big soundtrack film, trouser flapping bass would be great though I doubt I would be able to really crank up the system, so good bass at reasonable or low volumes is a must. Your opinions are greatfully received.
     
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    Have a read of all the info on the BK XLS200 on this site, it might well be up your street.
     
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    Also at the same site as above the Ruark vita 100 and there is always the importing SVS way :devil: and the MJ acoustics sub range.
     
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    Would the MJ Refference 100 be a substantial step up from the REL Q50 in terms of quality, control and extension ?
     
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    No - the Q50 was an excellent sub in it's day and was a worthy winner of it's five star accolade from every magazine.
     
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    Ah righto, so what would be a suitable successor to the Q50, bearing in mind my room is about 14ft x 16ft ? Buget is up to about £350, and to be honest I'm tring to get away from a black box if possible but not at the expense of quality or sound.
     
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    If you want something compact I can't think of anything but the BK sub fitting the bill at your price point.

    If you are going to take up Hayes offer to visit Tunbridge Wells for a demo of the Gallo speakers you will probably hear them with the Gallo sub. AV-Sales are also Velodyne dealers so you will probably be able to listen to the CHT-10 which is larger than the Gallo sub but will probably be able to significantly outperform it at a cheaper price.
     
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    The KEF PSW2500 isn't too far off the performance of the BK, and is much better looking, not too bad with music either.

    It also has a bit more power than the BK which you may be able to benefit from with your room size. Available in some nice finishes too I believe.

    I lived with one happily before I got the SVS bug :devil:
     

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