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REL Quake set up

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Jack the lad, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Jack the lad

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    Ive got one of these Quake thingy's and can I work the manual out?

    NO:confused:

    Can anyone please help.

    I will be connecting it to my amp via phone lead.

    If Ive read the manual correctly I ignore the high level dial completely.

    Set the Depth/Slam to Depth.

    Crossover frequency to MAX (set to 100hz on my amp).

    Low level input to whatever sounds best.

    Now whats the 1,2,3,4 dial about? Reading the manual doesnt make much sense.

    Cheers

    Jack
     
  2. Ian J

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    Position 2 allows the amplifier to handle the crossover and not the sub itself. Position 4 is the same thing but in reverse phase.

    Try it on either 2 or 4 to see which one sounds better (probably 2)
     
  3. Jack the lad

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    Thanks Ian
    I'll give it a try
     
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    Hi Jack
    When i had the relq150e it sounded better in slam than depth, depth didnt sound as dynamic imo try it and see.
    Gonzo.
     
  5. Jack the lad

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    gonzo

    Tried it but it sounded too boomy for me.

    Thanks though.
     
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    What are the sonic advantadges of letting the amp do the crossover and rather than the sub?

    I have got a Rel Quake and have it Position 1, Oops should I have had it 2 or 4? :lesson: .

    Cheers
     
  7. Jack the lad

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    Good point does having the amp sort out the crossover improve the sound?

    If so how and why?

    Jack
     
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    I agree with you on the REL Quake manual, shows you everything, but tells you nothing:mad:

    As I quake owner myself, I have had mine set on 2 since I have had it and only recently switched from depth to slam as I now find slam - despite its moniker more subtle and better overall.

    Depth was tending to overpower a soundtrack at times, and I kept having to turn it down whilst watching a movie.

    As far as I know, Bass should under pin a good soundtrack, not dominate it.

    Try both however, see which you prefer.

    A good reference piece is the scene with the chained tigers in Gladiator.

    regards,

    Cap.:smashin:
     
  9. Jack the lad

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    Captain Benefit

    Me thinks I have some playin to do. :)
     
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    Boys! here's the explanation on how to use your Quake. You may find it useful

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    Mode selector:-
    In position 1 the roll off (filter) control is active for both high level and low level inputs, in position 2 the roll off (filter) control is bypassed for the low level input only, still active for the high level input. This means, when the switch is in position 2, if you are using the low level input (phono input) the Quake will reproduce the full range of frequencies fed to it from the LFE (sub) output of your 5.1 amplifier/processor. ( If want to set the roll off (filter) on the quake then the mode switch needs to be in position 1 )
    Positions 3 and 4 do exactly the same as 1 and 2 but 180 degrees out of phase. It is usual to use positions 1 and 2, the best way to determine which position suits your circumstances is by switching between 1 or 2 and 3 or 4, the correct setting for you will be the one which gives the greatest volume and depth.

    Roll OFF Control:-
    The roll off control (or filter) sets the upper cutoff frequency. For example, if you set the roll off control to 41Hz then the Quake will reproduce all frequencies below 41Hz and cut the frequencies above this point. This way if you are using the high level input on the Quake you can integrate the Quake with the main front speakers by setting the cut off point such that the Quake will reproduce the frequencies which your main speakers are not capable of. As stated above the roll off control is still active for the high level input with the mode switch in position 2.
    By using the low level input and the high level input you have the best of both worlds, the low level input reproduces the .1 effects channel from your amplifier/processor and at the same time the high level input will underpin your main front speakers.
     
  11. Ian J

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    As I said earlier in the thread position 2 is the normal one where the speakers are set to small and the amp is diverting bass and LFE to the sub. Position 4 is the same but in reverse phase.
     

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