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Subless in Scotland

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Spooky, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Spooky

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    About to be subless :( , anyone give any ideas as to what Sub I should go for with Kef Q5,3 and 9c combo on a 2011.
    Was recomended the MJ acoustic Ref 1 but I think its a tad too expensive for the mo( that and I aint heard from anyone with one), need something that would go with the speakers looks ( her indoors insists) and goes low.
    Any recommendations, I know you guys like the sound of the Velodyne (sp?) but I aint seen one and dont know if she would like how they look.
    Thanks for looking
    Spooks
     
  2. Ian J

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    Have you thought of the Ref 1's younger brother the Pro 50. It's small, fairly powerful and well liked by most that have listened to it, including all of the magazines.
     
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    Subless in Scotland.
    If you're anywhere near Edinburgh or Glasgow, why don't you pop into one of the Loud & Clear shops for a subwoofer demo.
    The Glasgow shop is in St Vincents St and Edinburgh is Hamiltons place.
     
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    Playing devils advocate for a mo & I know that this is heresy - but have you tried without a sub?

    Q5s produce a good amount of bass, so until you can afford the sub of your dreams you may be better off without one. Got to be worth a try.

    On the looks front (I'm giessing your Qs are maple), MJ acoustics are good as they make subs with wood veneers. I have a Ref 100 & i'm happy with it
     
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    Eric, Loud & Clear do sell Velodynes, and one of the lads at the E'burgh branch considers himself a bit of a Velodyne devotee, but of course they only sell them at RRP. :( I had a demo of a lovely wee HGS-12 a year or so back, and was thrilled until I found out the price - something like £2100!!!

    'Course, you could always demo one at L&C and then buy from Eric's Power Buy... but that's a little cold-hearted. :(

    Oh, and the HGSes have been discontinued! :( :(

    Eric, any word on that new line of "no frills" HGS replacements..? Don't think I'd have the need for a DD (and certainly couldn't afford one!) but may be interested in something priced comparably to the HGSes... ;)

    ('Course, if my ATC Concept 4 ever turns up, I may have no desire for a Velo, and if it lives up to my expectations I won't have any need for another sub ever again! :D But we'll see...)

    Dunc
     
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    I have the Pioneer 2011 with a Kef Q55.2, 100c and Q15.2 set-up and found that the Velodyne CHT-10 performs excellently with them, far better than the Rel Q150 I had used previously. The CHT-10 is quite large in size but looks great against the Q55s/Q5 size floorstanders, especially if your Kef's are black.

    For the money, you won't touch the CHT-10's performance IMO.
     
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    That's hardly surprising as the shop is owned by the Velodyne importer ;)
     
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    Hi Duncan,
    Not yet I'm afraid. More info as it comes.

    Ian,
    "Redline Ltd" (Velo distributers) as a company are run by Martin Morecroft and John Carroll.
    Although John is also a director of Loud & Clear, Martin, his co director in Redline, has nothing to do with Loud & Clear hence both companies operate independently of each other.

    Just thought I'd clear that up :)
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys, hadnt really thought of the smaller Pro 50 or 100 for that matter but I may look into it.
    As for going without the sub , dear god man what are you thinkin off ;) .....I havent heard the Q5's in my system in my house anyways as I pick them up Saturday, but having spent a fair amount on my 3rd generation system I may need to go without for a bit anyways. Agreed that the Q5's do produce loads of bass though, at least I thought so after the demo.
    And the colour I chose for my Kefs were Dark apple BTW look loverly imho
    Uncle Eric you would prolly be able to answer this, what would say, is the VX10 ( i think its the wee one) and the MJ Pro 50 about equal? Thinkin for music and movie ability. And what price for the Velodyne range?
    Also any places that I could order a Pro 50/100 online or any good prices?
    Again thanks
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    Spooks
     
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    Hi Spooky,

    I have the q50 from kef and I found out that the Pro 50 didn't give the subbass that I was looking for.
    It's really small and just 50 watts of power.Not enough IMHO.
    I think the the ref 100 is a better option.
     
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    The KEF PSW2500 has 10" driver closed box, 250w power amp.
    Q series finishes.
    Just picked 1 up to replace my PSW2000 £350.
    Deep, clean bass and nice lookin :D
     
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    I'd second that.

    Just got the PSW3000 myself. 10" driver with open box linked to a 300w amp.

    Extremely pretty whilst looking menacing too! Kicks the original Kef sub into touch.

    Big A
     
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    There is a review of the Velodyne vx-10 in what hifi sound & vision this month and it got a decent write up at the review price of £250. Uncle eric will sell you one for £199 over in the pewer buy forum.
    If looks are important to you though I would give it a miss.
     
  14. MuFu

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    The latest BKE "Bargain Corner" sub is definitely worth a look at £279: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83388

    They delivered to a mate of mine in the Netherlands for ~£15 so Scotland shouldn't be too much of a problem. Pretty much no chance of getting a demo though. The closest thing available in hifi/AV stores is a REL Q200E.

    MuFu.
     

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