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Kef 30B and Quake II subs...

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by tan1415, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. tan1415

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    Anyone familiar with this subwoofer?It's an old model. With which REL subwoofer can you compare it with. In performance and quality.

    Also in WHF the Rel Quake was given 5 stars. Is it the quake II or the quake I?
     
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    I didn't know that there was a Quake 2. It certainly isn't mentioned on REL's website.
     
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    Must be getting confused with the game
    in which case I'd go for the Quake 3 Arena :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: :D or the new Velodyne Doom III :devil:
     
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    Well I can give you some information on this sub as I have it's smaller sibling the 20B series 2 which has the same amp - so fairly comparable I would think.

    It's very fast, quite deep (mine was measured at 20htz at Kef's factory +/- 3 db) very good with music. I have compared mine to the Rel 150, the Rel was deeper in depth mode very similar in slam mode and had more grunt, but the kef appeared faster especially when the Rel was in depth mode.

    The 30B is probably a little deeper that the 20B but otherwise I expect it to be fairly similar.

    A asked Uncle Eric how my 20b would compare against the MJ pro 50 and he said I would not gain anything by changing

    Overall I would expect the Kef to give better bass quality than the Rel Quake, probably fairly simillar to the pro 50.
     
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    The quake 1 is sidefiring model and the Quake II is a downfiring model. Like the Yamaha 320 subwoofer.
    Not sure if the they just side ended the model.

    Funny how it's unknown in GB, in holland teh Quake is on sale because of teh Quake II.
     
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    Brox,

    "it's very fast, quite deep (mine was measured at 20htz at Kef's factory +/- 3 db) very good with music. I have compared mine to the Rel 150, the Rel was deeper in depth mode very similar in slam mode and had more grunt, but the kef appeared faster especially when the Rel was in depth mode"

    According to the KEF website this sub is more like 40 hz at +/- 3 db, while the 20B is at 45hz.
    Are you sure your sub goes that low?

    Not sure if this is due to numbers inflation with the older models and Kef is just more conservative.

    Maybe Kef BEN could help clear this up.
    With which currant KEF PSW model can you compare the 30B?

    Thanks for the reactions
     
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    I have the rel quake(downfiring). And can't praise it enough!
     
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    Tan1415,

    You are right the 20b goes down to 35htz on the Kef website as the typical in room response, the 20htz was measured by Kef in their workshop so is unlikely to give the same depth when in the normal listening position, however Kef are conservative with their figures.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
     

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