Just Demoed Storm 5

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  1. Timbo21

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    Just tried the Storm 5 at Sevenoaks.

    Must say this is probably the biggest sounding sub I've tried; others are Stampede, MJ Acoustics 200, Quad L, Strata 5.

    It goes verry loooow :devil: (15 hz I think) But unfortunately I really couldn't subject the old lady next door to it (I live in a terrace house). If I lived in a soundproof room, or detached house I might consider it. I must say It handled all the really low bits in the Incredibles very well.

    I think the Strata will do nicely. :) However, the Rel's do have a certain sound. I think they give bass guitars a sort of 'wiry' sound. I think the Quad had a richer sound, but didn't seem to cope with pop music or anything with a bit of tempo.

    I think I can imagine what a good SVS might sound like, but again in my room
    I wouldn't be able to give it the space or any level
     
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    Don't worry about the old lady she is probably deaf anyway!
     
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    She might wonder why her crockery is falling off the shelves :)

    How's your Storm? Have you got it yet?
     
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    Not a chance. :rotfl:
     
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    I wish, I'm still waiting on builders quotes as I'm having a load of work done on the house soon so I wanted to get that done before buying anything.
     
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    Won't even get close....
     
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    I agree the Storm 5 won't go flat to 15hz but it is still a very fine performer, is very small, superbly finished and allows high and low simultaneous connections (something I like a lot for music). The Storm 5 is crisp, clean and more powerful that I gave it credit for prior to listening to it, I would get one tomorrow if I could afford one. From memory, the Storm 5 is better, in that it has less distortion and more accuracy, than the Storm 3 which is itself a good performer. I would probably say my old Q400 went lower (I measured it flat to under ~18Hz in my room) and louder, but this is not how a sub should be measured: I would rather have a very good sub capable of reproducing bass to 25Hz than a good sub down to 15Hz.

    Russell
     
  9. Timbo21

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    You're not suggesting Rel's -3db @ 15 hz claim is innacurate are you?
     
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    Yes. Though I must say that MJ Acoustics are the worst for "optimistic" frequency responses.

    Russell
     
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    Yes, can you see it getting there cleanly with a 10" driver and a 200watt amp?

    I'm not saying it's not good (I've owned 4 RELs in the past), but distortion-free, usable output down to 15hz defies belief. IMHO of course:)
     
  12. Timbo21

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    I'm sure you're right

    In the end I don't suppose many people have a room large enough to accomodate a 15 hz wave. Or could you hear/feel a 15 hz or similar bounced
    wave? (I'm not too hot on the technical side, but I know what I like to hear)
     

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