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Rel Q50

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by smallangryboy, May 5, 2003.

  1. smallangryboy

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    Hi

    I'm trying to get my hands on a Rel Q50 sub, after much recommendation. The only problem is that this has been discontinued, and I can't seem to find one for love nor money, new or second hand - anyone have any ideas where I could look ?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. puddleduck

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    Try Loot

    I got the one of the last Q50s that REL made, and its a top subwoofer.

    Expect to pay around £200-£250 second hand.
     
  3. Ian J

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    Or here

    There was one in the classifieds of this forum but that was sold yesterday.
     
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    They go on eBay fairly regularly.
     
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    You could look for a Rel Q100E instead, basically the same but with 100W amp and a grille (Q50 has no grille)
     
  6. smallangryboy

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    There is a Q 150e sub up for grabs - how is this in comparison to the Q50 ?
     
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    The Q50 and Q100 are much better than the Q150.
     
  8. Ian J

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    It rates poorly in comparison so don't buy in haste and repent at leisure. Alternatives to waiting are a Velodyne CHT-10 in the forum Power Buy section at £325 or a 300watt sub from the company that actually made the Q100 on behalf of REL at £280 available from here and click on bargain corner
     
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    smallangryboy, theres a few on ebay right now, i just won an auction for one for £250, im happy !
     
  10. smallangryboy

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    Thanks gentlemen , sage advice... hopefully managed to get my hands on a secondhand Q50 :D
     
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    Have just seen an advert for a very reasonably priced Rel Storm II.

    How does this compare, apart from looking like the monolith out of 2001...
     
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    Alot better than the Q series (I have a Storm) goes louder & lower, the Q struggles and runs out of excursion quite easily (with certain frequencies)
     
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    My room is approximately 12' x 14', would the Storm be too large for this area, both physically and sonically, would the Q50 better suit a diminutive room ? Or doesn't size matter after all :)
     
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    My room is 3.5M x 2.5M. I think my Storm isn't enough- for AV like the sub loud & low.

    You can never go "too big" cos you'll just have the sub lower- a better sub will sound better anyway at the same volume (plus louder & lower of course)

    My mate has the Rel Q100E, compared the Storm v Q100E (similar to the Q50). One problem with the Q100E is on Startship Troopers Whiskey outpost scene the 100E parps even at lowish volume, I don't know why. The sub is not faulty. Also has problems with digital-sourced audio (ie Toy Story II intro, Titan AE) Most other DVD's are fine.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what are the dimensions of the Storm / Q50 ?

    I guess sonically there is no contest, unfortunately my other half has a significant input into the aesthetics of our house. Large black objects that look like they come from the bridge of the Enterprise are frowned upon - hence the tradeoff !
     
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    Q50 I think is 45cm cubed.

    Storm is 42 wide, 30 high, 65 high (cm)

    The Storm takes up less floor space than the Q50/Q100, it's just higher.
     

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