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So which Manufacturer of Subs, really does have a hold of the forum.

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Phil Hinton, Mar 5, 2003.

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  1. Velodyne

    46 vote(s)
    37.7%
  2. Rel

    24 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. Paradigm

    21 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. M&K

    7 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. MJ Acoustics

    7 vote(s)
    5.7%
  6. Yamaha

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Anthony Gallo

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  8. B&W

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. Mission

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. Kef

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
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  1. Phil Hinton

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    Theres lots of talk about the velo boys against the servos etc.

    So which manufacturer at this moment in time can claim to have hold of the most members here.

    Yes it is a rather pointless poll, with no scientific outcome or benefit, but at least it will be fun, and partners Tom's(tee) thread nicely with some actual figures that are quick to digest.

    Yes i know I have left out some, such as a few high end manufacturers and the likes of SVS, but i only know of two members who own them so that was easy, if you really want to add your vote for your make i forgot and i will add them to the final result Only get 10 choices anyway!
     
  2. EvilMudge

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    Well, the early money is on Velodyne, for obvious reasons:laugh:
     
  3. SystemBlack

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    I don't have any of the makes above but do have an eltax sub10 which is £59.95 from richer sounds. 10" 175W with 35-175Hz response, active with a high level input/output with variable crossover. My floor shakes and the walls shake and my heart shakes and.......and........ you know the rest !
     
  4. Apocalypse

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    My guess is that the frequenters of this particular section of AV Forums will put Velo in the lead but if the poll was on the entire membership REL would win hands down.
     
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    I don't know about that. I for one have gone from REL to Velodyne.

    Looking at the amount of power buys I'd say there are many, many more.
     
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    Kef sub for me but only because it came along with the Eggs......so really i still don't know what came first the kef or the egg!:laugh: Realitive newbie so just finding my feet in it so far but i am well impressed up to now.
     
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    13 000 members, fair to say a high number of those read UK mags in which case it's fair to say REL would be high on their shopping list. People buying Velo from UE might perhaps constitute say 1% of the entire forum (130 I think :blush: ) now can you honestly see REL owners on a UK forum being less than 1%.

    Maybe UE can offer exact figures for his Velo sales but if the number is higher than 130 I'll shut up then I'll damn well congratulate him for a job well done :smashin:

    All figures used in this post are of course pure guesses and are only IMHO
     
  8. petrolhead

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    Although I have a Rel, I would love a Velo and deffinatly this it is the Sub of the forum
     
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    I have a RelQ201E which is currently on the way to plymouth sevenoaks to be repaired its very good with music and movies and cost £600, id love to try a Velodyne sub though and wonder does Velodyne have a sub at the £600 price range that can go as low as my Rel and sound as good ? anyone know ?
     
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    CHT-15, although it's a little more, it does go a lot lower.
    Whether you like musical subs or accurate subs is a personal choice.
     
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    I have both REL Q400 and Velodyne HGS18.
    But i voted Velodyne as i only use that one.
     
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    As a member who doesn't have a sub at the moment & is looking around for one, there is only one manufacturer whose subs I am lusting after - Velodyne.
     
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    :confused: I like mine musical and accurate
     
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    Difficult to see how a sub could musical without being accurate, IMO.
     
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    My ambition is to sell one to Nicolas B.
    HGS-18 for £500 if you can pay and pick it up in the next 30 seconds Nic :D
    Holy crap, was that the doorbell :eek:
     
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    I'm one of the few that's actually done a full-on like for like comparison (ie, both subs in my own home at the same time for an extended period of comparison with music and DVDs).

    At the end of the evaluation process I had no hesitation whatsoever in swapping out my Rel Q150 for a Velodyne CHT-10.

    Three months later and the Velo still makes my jaw still drop on occasion. Contrast that with spending more time worrying that the Rel would start breaking up during 'explosive' moments than actually watching the film and you have a clear short and long term winner.

    That a sub of the quality of the CHT-10 is available so easily and inexpensively to forum members is fantastic news. I can only imagine how good the higher models in the Velo range must be.
     
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    :rotfl:

    I have no doubt that sooner or later I will buy something from Uncle Eric. He's like the borg: resistance is futile. You may evade one item for sale, but he will adapt. I sometimes get the uneasy feeling that if I talk to him for too long he will successfully sell me the clothes I am wearing. :D
     
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    Well, they would provide a substantial and noticeable upgrade to what you're wearing at the moment :D :smashin:
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Walked into that one Nic :rotfl:

    Nice one Juboy
     
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    I've got a monster gloss-black Atlantic Technology 452 PBM sub taking up loads of space in my lounge at the moment. 15" long-throw cone, mega heavy (40 kg), and lots of impressive sounding features including a THX Ultra badge ... well they look impressive to me.

    Unfortunately, I haven't listened to it yet as I'm still waiting for the amp to power it!! Hopefully soon......
     
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    SVS, come on Bone Daddy, Garmtz and any other SVS owners back me up here :D

    Steve
     
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    I've got a monster gloss-black Atlantic Technology 452 PBM sub taking up loads of space in my lounge at the moment. 15" long-throw cone, mega heavy (40 kg), and lots of impressive sounding features including a THX Ultra badge ... well they look impressive to me.

    Unfortunately, I haven't listened to it yet as I'm still waiting for the amp to power it!! Hopefully soon......
     
  24. Ian J

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    You don't get two votes for posting twice :D
     
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    I own an SVS 20-39 PC+
    Will

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    Wasn't me ... some gremlin in the ether did that! ;-)
     
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    I don't have a sub. Who wants my vote?
     
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    So... Am I the only lonely ATC monkey in this forum..?

    *sniff, sniff* :(

    Dunc

    P.S. - That's the Concept 2 sub for me. BTW, I'd be dead curious to compare it with, say a Velo CHT-15, Servo-15 or low-end HGS - anyone up for it nearish to Edinburgh?
     
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    So, how much are these Velodyne subs then?

    And are they good with music too?
     
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    I've got a Rel but wouldn't mind trading it for a similary-sized sub with XLR inputs on it.
     
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