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Rel q100 frequency vs rel q200

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by sparkymarky, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. sparkymarky

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    what sort of frequency does the rel q100 go down too??

    I've heard that the q200e runs out of steam at around 30hz so does that mean that the q100 does also

    (I know that they are different subs so maybe it doesn't)


    So what i'm really asking here is if anyone knows what sort or frequency the q100 does go to in the real world, not off a magazine?????????
     
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    The Q100 is a smaller,lower powered sibling of the Q200,and I'd be surprised if it's bass response extends beneath that of the Q200.
    The REL website is somewhat unhelpful,quoting only in-room results.

    It's also true to say that both these subs,being relatively compact,don't have the LF extension of either larger or more powerful subs(certainly not that of say the B&W ASW CDM,which is similar in size,but backed by a much more powerful amp),but what I would say,as someone who has a Q201E,is that it works very well in certain rooms.

    The in-room response of a sub is one of the most argued-about areas,and a sub that works well in one room may be awful in another.
    What you really need to do is to shortlist a number of similarly priced subs,and get as many on home demo as you can before buying,and try and put manufacturers figures,and test results out of the way,for the reasons outlined above.
     
  3. sparkymarky

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    I thought the 100q was bigger than the q200??

    the 100 is approx 400mm whereas the 200 is around 200mm????


    I was under the impression that, whilst both are small compared to servo15s and the like, the q200 was a 'compact sub' and the q100 was a larger but less well powered sub???
     
  4. Ian J

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    Alex - I think that you may be confusing the Q100 with the Q150 as I seem to recall that it is quite a bit bigger than the Q200.

    I don't know how low the Q100 goes but it's still a marvellous sub all the same.
     
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    Yep...quite right,Ian,and apologies,marky.....wires crossed there....thanks!
     
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    No worries mate, the more input the better;)
     
  7. Ian J

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    I seem to recall that you were looking at a Q100 second hand at a local dealer. Have you had a listen to it as that may make your mind up for you
     
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    That's right Ian, good memory.

    Unfortunately it's not a dealer.

    It's a 'cash converters' which I went into on the off chance, so no chance of a demo unfortunately.

    Think I may have to just buy it as I should be able to sell it on again for the same price if i'm unhappy with it.
     
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    If you have a large room in a detached double glazed house you find that you could do with more power but other than that it is an excellent sub. I used to have the Q Bass which is the earlier 40 watt version and that pumped out loads of bass that filled my room
     
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    My room is at an educated guess, approx 11 to 13 ft by 14 to 16 ft
    in a terraced double glazed house with thick carpets.

    Only place I will be able to poition sub is approx half way along wall to the right of seating position, prob pointing in towards middle of room.

    Anywhere else is going to take some wife convincing as the TV takes up quite a bit of room.

    What do you think???
     
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    I have the 100e and it is a good sub, I'am not sure how low it goes but you can feel it in your chest and the floor vibrates along with the settee and it even vibrates pots in the kitchen.

    Dave.
     
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    sounds what i'm after in this sort of price range dave!
     
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    I've had a QE100 for about 4 yrs and have loved it dearly, still kicks out plenty of bass and really adds something to cd's and movies on sky.

    Dont think the wife would of let me get away with anything larger in front room...(different story in dedicated room tho:p ) its quite a handy size for placement.

    Great sub if its at the right price ,seen them go here for between £200 and £300
     
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    It is a very good sub - easily the best option available for <£250, IMHO. Personally I think the Q200E falls into the same sort of performance range. What it lacks in terms of size, it makes up by having a better quality drive unit and more powerful amp.

    There's a Q100E on loot.com at the moment for £175. :D

    MuFu.
     
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    At +/-3dB the "in room" low frequency of them (according to REL) was:

    Q200: 25Hz
    Q100: 20Hz

    Matt.
     
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    I also used to have a Q100E but sold it because it wasn't powerful enough, it started 'farting' during loud sections of films.
    I now have a Velodyne CHT15 which is more powerful.
     

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