Has anyone compared Velodyne SPL800i vs Monitor Audio RSW12

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  1. Don Guido

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    Hello everyone,

    Just wondering, has anyone had the chance to compare the above two subs?

    I am really stretching my budget by going for the Monitor Audio Radius R90AV-12 system, I could save a couple of hundred quid if I switched out the RSW12 sub and replaced it with the Velodyne sub.

    I have had a demo of the Velodyne and the MA360 subs which imho the Velodyne won.

    Does anyone have any thoughts?

    Kind regards,

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    anyone out there ?
     
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    Hello Guido and welcome to the forum.:)

    To be fair, it would appear you may have answered your own question, but have a look at this thread as it's along very similar lines.

    It'll possibly throw a couple of names up that you may not have heard of before.:smashin:

    What in particular made you prefer the Velo over the MA? As I say, this question has cropped up before and it'd be nice to hear your thoughts.

    Russell
     
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    Hi,

    Will read the thread you posted in a minute, I preferred the Velo sub for a couple of reasons, firstly - it was well finished and very dinky size wise, therefore helping with the wife factor.

    Secondly, compared to the 360 the bass - to my untrained ears - seemed less boomy/waffly (Im a noob at this so not sure how to explain it properly)

    I haven't heard the RSW12 though.

    I also like the idea of buying a sub from people who specialise in subs, I guess it doesn;t hurt though that the Velo is cheaper - although in an adjunct to this post it turns out that I was listening to the SPL800R, so the much vaunted automatic tuning/equalising that I though was really cool doesn't come with the £500 SPL800i :rolleyes:

    Kind regards,

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    I'm on a similar mission (audio sic !) to decide between the RSW12, and something else ... Why ?

    Because the RSW12 is rather large, so I was wondering about something from the REL range for example the RS305 is positively pocket sized by comparison, or even a REL 505, S* series etc etc.. Then there are the Velo range that you just mentioned.. Not wanting to hijack your thread but there seem to be a number of us at the moment looking for better bang for our buck or the same or better performance in a better package ...

    To think I was going for the RSAV 6 package a few weeks ago. Once you start swapping bits out you can't stop !:)
     
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    SVS SV12+ has to be on the list, 13" cube, looks good and less than £500 (the same as the Velo!)
     
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    Having now heard the Velo and the SB12+, I would actually put the SVS sub ahead of the Velo. To my ears it just provided deeper, tauter bass and a more of it too boot!

    The only cavest though would be that it is cheaper £460, but that's only in matt black, if you want some of the very nice wood finished, then it would actually be an extr £100 on top, so therefore £60 more expensive than the Velo.

    Both are excellent subs mind you, to be honest.

    DG
     

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