I need some help choosing a sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by David Bunker, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. David Bunker

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    I have a setup comprising of Castle Howard S2 front pair driven by Audiolab 8000S and 8000P amps, with a Castle Keep centre and mission surrounds which will be powered by a Yamaha DSP E800.

    I have shortlisted a REL Q201 or Rel Strata. Can anyone comment on these or suggest a sub that will match my setup.
    My room is not large at 16ft * 12ft.

    I will probably not use the sub for music, as I am concerned that a sub would detract from the quality of my front pair, but would like more base during movies.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ian J

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    there have been a few posts on the forum recently criticizing the Q200 and Q201 range but everyone seems to speak highly of the ST range.
     
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    Depends on the size of your room David, my listening room is quite small.

    I tested the Rel Q150, Q200, Q400, Storm and Strata, settled on the Strata although the Storm sounded good but too powerful for my room.

    I thought I would not use it for music also, but how wrong I was, it complements my Stereo speakers superbly.

    Regards

    eddie:)
     
  4. eddiea

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    David

    Thought you might be interested in this quote from the Rel manual:

    One of the most frequently reported benefits of owning a REL is the improvement in imaging and depth of the sound stage at ALL frequencies. Many theories exist as to why this should be, but with many listeners, this has been their most pleasing and substantial benefit of owning a REL. Strangely, it often occurs most obviously with those listeners who previously have had the least interest in deep base. This effect is most pronounced when the REL has been adjusted for the flattest response, i.e. not an overblown bass.

    I could not agree more.

    Regards

    Eddie:)
     
  5. Electric Mayhem

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    I would definitely agree with this, if you´re prepared to experiment with placement then the Q200 is a worthwhile purchase.

    Takes a while to get it all sorted but its well worth the effort.
     
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    The Q201 is just a Q200 with a grill and some rubber feet.
     
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    I think the downfiring Strata III will be easier to set-up, but leave room around it to "breath"...
     

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