REL-Q400E -or- 2xREL-Q150E

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  1. MarkB

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    I'm either going to buy 2 REL Q150E's or a single REL Q400E, but I can't make my mind up.
    What do you think – comments please

    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    I have the Q150 and apart from not knowing how to get it set right its a great sub, and people recommend that you get a pair of subs instead of one.
     
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    Some people recommend 2 subs, some people recommend 1.
    The best and only way for you to make your mind up to your 100% satisfaction would be to audition both configurations at home for a weekend. Retailers like Sevenoaks will let you take them home, choose the setup you want and return the sub or subs you don't want.
    It would be a busy weekend, but the vey best way for you to make your mind up.
     
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    I 100% agree with Spectre. I have a good relationship with my local dealer and one year he let me borrow a REL Storm for the Christmas fortnight.

    Having it for that length of time helped me establish that there was a problem integrating all my equipment and resulted in me buying a DD amp from them instead of using the decoder in my Pioneer 606D. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford both the amp and the sub, so the sub went back :(

    Cheers,
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    I went for two subs, it integrates much better with the room, and the showroom is not the place to test it...

    Also, you will have twice the speakers moving air, less distortion...

    If you where choosing between two very different models there could be other arguments, but those two vary mainly in the power...
     
  6. MarkB

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    Cheers, the idea of auditioning them at home is a good one.

    Mark
     
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    You should place them simetrical to the listening position, and close to each of the front speakers for best results...

    Also get a Y connector as you probably only have one sub out...
     
  8. MarkB

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    The REL-Q150E has line out i thought...

    Mark
     
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    Mark,
    I recently completed an install whereby I used a pair of Rel 150 subs. Two subs are most definately better than one but positioning is crucial.
    If you want things nice and tight, keep away from the corners. This position in most cases is incorrect. You will achieve more boom in the corners but at the cost of a horrible loose and sloppy low end. Also, subs away from the corners means faster bass. Great for music.

    What would I do given the choice of the Rel 150 or 400?

    Buy one Rel 400 and add another one asap.

    Eric
     

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