REL T-Zero vs B&W PV1D?

MarathonZephead

Novice Member
Hello

I have a small (16' x 6') study with a very large PC monitor, a Cambridge CXA80 integrated amp with Monitor Audio Silver 50's, a PC DVD-drive to play movies.

I'm looking for a subwoofer to enhance my movie experience (I'm not convinced I need one for music audio with these speakers and the size of the room) and I can't decide between the REL T-Zero vs B&W PV1D. The B&W's are far more expensive and I'm wondering if the difference will be money well spent.

Many thanks for your advice!
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
PV1D is an expensive bowling ball, save yourself some money and get a REL or even better a subwoofer from BK, something like the P12-300SB-PR

 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Expensive bowling ball indeed. One needs to be big B&W fan and love the looks to pay 1200£ for that. :)

@MarathonZephead if you want something small for the tiny 8sqm room, BK XLS200 and SVS SB1000 would be good options at the 300-520£ range if you don´t want to spend too much. The SB1000 is likely one of the smallest subwoofer with 12" driver. Box size: 33x33x33cm. 5year amp warranty and quality product!


You can get the XLS200 slightly cheaper from their ebay site.
FF= Front Firing driver, DF = Down Firing driver.


If you want REL then the HT1003 would be lot wiser choice than T-Zero for movie use!


The larger P12 and XXLS400 can´t be built for possibly another 3months because missing parts (virus).
 
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MarathonZephead

Novice Member
Many thanks for your responses guys. For some reason I wasn't notified of your replies by email, even though I'm subscribed o_O

PS Any Curb fan is alright by me :clap:
 

password1

Well-known Member
good point, if that expensive bowling ball is within budget then there's plenty of choice.

If I had a spare £1200, Id look subs from the likes of Rel Acoustics, SVS, JL Audio and others to name a few.
 

Bfonseca

Novice Member
I own two of the expensive bowling balls. But my goal was always more towards music and I can guarantee that the bass you get from the PV1D is very very good for music. It integrates so well with my KEF R11s and never get bloaty/boomy bass. Howeverrr.... if movies were my priority, I would maybe go with something else, at least in my room which is very large (25x30 + an open side of another 15x15). They actually go deep without distortion but there isn't enough volume at those frequencies in my room. Maybe the PV1D in your room will sound huge, only one way to find out ;)
 

MarathonZephead

Novice Member
Thanks Bfonseca, I'm much more music than movies, but I'm having trouble overcoming the logic that says if those subs do their job then there must be something lacking in a brand new pair of £700 MA Silvers.
 

Bfonseca

Novice Member
Thanks Bfonseca, I'm much more music than movies, but I'm having trouble overcoming the logic that says if those subs do their job then there must be something lacking in a brand new pair of £700 MA Silvers.
The MA Silver 50s have a 5-1/4 inch mid/bass driver and naturally they won't extend that low. I have a 5.0 system consisting of 4 B&W CM5 S2s (bookshelfs) and a CM Centre 2 S2 that I use in a small game room. The room is small, 10x10 ft and honestly I don't think I will be adding a sub for the time being. But in my case its 5 speakers producing bass.
 

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