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sub purchase and decoder or new amp

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by bassman, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. bassman

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    I am looking to purchase a SUB to add to my existing B&W SPEAKER (603 FRONT L&R CC6 CENTRE 601-S2 REAR L&R) set up.

    My amp is a SONY TAVA8ES

    My budget is £500-£700.

    I listen to music and watch dvd movies regularly so am looking to add sub which works with both music & movies.

    I want a sub that's position is FREE so can be sighted anywhere in the room.

    I have read that the REL Q150E is a good sub.

    I want some impartial advice on what sub's I should be considering.

    I would also like to know if it is worthwhile buying a YAMAHA DSPE800 DOLBY DIG PROCESSOR to add to my existing amp as I want DTS output, or should I ust buy a new amp which has DTS and if so which amp should I go for, budget for amp £500 - £1000
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Hi Bassman,

    With your budget, you could go for a Q200E Rel (currently £380 for ex-demo in the classifieds, or £600 new), or maybe something like a Paradigm Servo15. That looks like a seriously potent sub for only £500 from Richer Sounds. I went for a Rel due to cost and size.

    Read the Servo15 review and see why it sounds so good! :O) I would have bought one if my ht room wasn't in my loft, and if I wasn't terraced. Sick bags would not have been a problem though (see the review).

    As for a processor or new amp, you could try the Denon 3802 receiver which also does 6.1 surround and DPL2, and it can be had for as little as £630 from such places as www.hifijunkies.co.uk. I think that has got to be the best value with regards to features for your money.

    I use mine for movies, but you may want to use it for music too, and I'm not so sure how it would perform if you're a purist.

    A demo of course would help you decide.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  3. Reiner

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    You may also want to check out the Monitor Audio ASW110, cute little sub with a fast driver - hence very suitable for music - but also enough slam for movies (switchable audio/video).
     

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