Replacement for Strata 5, now it's gone !

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  1. DodgeTheViper

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    My REL Strata 5 is now provisionally and hopefully sold, so i now need a replacement.

    My current equipment is Denon 3806, MA RS6, LCR, and RSFX.

    Room is approx 16' x 12' x 8' high.

    Although i thought the Strata was very good, it just didn't move enough air for me. I like the low stuff but i like to feel it as well.
    I'm not too worried about a high level connection on the new sub because for me, the RS6's are enough for music playback in stereo.

    I'm kinda leaning towards a DF sub, purely because of the cabinet. Yeh i know, but, asthetics do play a part in it. I prefer wood finishes to the standard black or polished black.

    I actually think my choice is quite narrow but wondered what anyone else may think ?
     
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    What's your budget?

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    Up to £900 or so, but dont let that discount anything cheaper.
     
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    I recommend the B&W ASW675... The best value Subwoofer on the market, in my view :D .. Professionally built, nicely finished, 500 watts of power and a neat and compact design :smashin:
     
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    If you want something which goes lower and moves more air, then a DF sub may not suit. Most of the DF I can think of are the sort of Strata size, which won't really do the job. However, I think BK do the Monolith as a downard firer, and that probably shifts some air. Have a look on www.bkelec.com It's about £400.

    But, of course if you are willing to forego a DF, then the SVS PB12plus from the power buys @ £875 in wood veneer comes to mind. I've got the cylinder version, & with it tuned to 16hz it really packs a punch with depth & control. It's the one piece of AV kit I own that I never consider upgrading :)
     
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    Isn't the PB12+ a downfiring sub?

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    Nimby is correct as all SVS subs are downfiring except the PB-10
     
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    Just found this little nugget from HCC................

    Buy the meatiest-performing subwoofer you can afford, since you'll never reproduce true life-scale effects anyway. Sounds extreme? Ever been to a firework display? Ever seen one on telly? They go 'phut'. Likewise, even a small car crash, if you've ever heard one, is sickening and you can feel it. Movies abound with stuff like this. The more bass-dynamic headroom you have, the closer you'll approach movie 'reality'.
     
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    Pure poetry mozzer! :devil:

    You can never have enough headroom. :cool:
     
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    Doh, for some reason I thought it was only the cylinders. I think the ports must have thrown me. I thought I remembered a driver being on the other side.

    Apologies Mozzer for the misinformation.
     
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    No worries, i knew were you were coming from :)
     
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    The B4Plus (PB12/4 Plus?) had at least one exposed driver.

    Now it seems to have vanished from the SVS website.
     

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