I hope this is the right place for this.... I recently inherited a REL R305 from my father in law who upgraded. Having had an original Strata since it was released many moons ago I deftly ignored the Nuetrik Speakon plug socket and plugged in the .1lfe phono and sat back. Hmm it banged and boomed and was a 'mare. I just wanted to voice this to anyone else who might not realise the difference a Neutrik cable makes. Once I'd contacted REL and had one posted to me - it has worked like a dream. I realise there are uber subs out there that will literally shake your spleen out the nearest orrifice, but the depth and speed within my lounge are amazing. I have now re-connected my strata (which does not have the neutrik) and run the 2 together - and it sounds even better! I have the strata set at it lowest roll off point and have turned the volume waaaay down. It seems to fill in where the sealed R305 drops away. No boom (little) is evident and the tried and tested HNRR test disc frequency tests (and garage door) sound great. I hope that helps anyone new to this forum to go along with REL's advice. .1lfe and neutrik all the way with fronts set to large. Got to go now - I have some fillings to dislodge ps the service from rel was really good. They sent me spikes and a replacement glass instrment panel cover too - next day delivery and very good prices.