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What sub can I get away with?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by moviemike, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. moviemike

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    Its been suggested that I go for REL Q150E sub with my B&W in-wall speakers and a NAD DVD & AMP. (reason behind this sub is because the in-walls won't be able to handle much bass - and the REL will be need to compensate).

    However another store suggested that I go for Cambridge Audio DVD and AMP and a Tannoy R15 sub with my B&W in-wall speakers if I want to cut costs - and that that should be more than sufficient for a 14*12 foot cellar.

    The REL does sound good, not yet heard the Tannoy - is it any good, and can I get anything nearly as good as the REL for less cash? (Looking to spend £300-400 MAX.
     
  2. Ian J

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    It would be nice to think that AV and hifi dealers were altruistic and only ever recommended the most appropriate kit for the money but sadly they all have to make a living and that is only achieved by selling whatever products they happen to stock.

    If you read a few of the threads here you may come to the conclusion that the REL Q150 is over rated and that there is better value available elswhere.
     
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    wasn't richersounds by anychance was it..?? :laugh:
     
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    RANT MODE: In my personal experience, the level of service received from Richer Sounds has gone down by a massive amount.

    The only store that I've received decent advice in recent times has been the Watford store. Wasn't always like that though, there was a time when almost any Richer Sounds store I went into gave great advice and didn't push their own brand gear only, I may be wrong, it may just be my own experiences, but it takes the shine off shopping there.

    As long as you know what you want, and they have it at a knock down price it's great, but I've found MUCH better service and advice from online shops like www.AVLAND.co.uk, in my opinion, they are one of the best, and their prices are mostly equal or cheaper to that of RS. Another great place to shop is Peter Tyson.

    Many of the online retailers are catching up with high street specialist stores (in fact, many ARE high street stores with an online presence), and places like RS need to watch out, giving bad advice to newbies can have an effect when they become more learned and realise they were told a load of tosh for their first proper system. END RANT MODE!

    Anyway, as for the sub, the BK is a great buy, BK Electronics are also selling the Ruark Vita subs as well, they could also be worth looking at.
     
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    MJ acoustics REF150???
     
  6. moviemike

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    Oh dear! Yes it was Richer Sounds that tried to sell me Cambridge Audio and Tannoy equipment. I had a problem with the first demo I had (the guys who recommended the NAD system). I was all set to buy a Denon but it sounded crap in store compared to the NAD - much worse than the cheapy sony all in one solution I have at the moment! You can read all about that here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152400
     
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    Thanks HornyDragon, however I didn't want to spend over £500! Any other suggestions?
     
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    Rel Quake

    Mj Acoustics REF100
     
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    I agree my deco sub only went down to 28hz and then fell like a brick and that was with 600watts.This has been done before with the mj subs it would be good to see a graph from someone that has one.
     
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    Have you looked in the classifieds to see if anyone is parting with a servo 15? If you looked at the tannoy you could fit a servo in then (as they are both large). You might be able to twist someones arm to get it for approx £400:devil:
     
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    Being a newbie I've not checked out the classified section yet - I'll have a look a little later on today :)
     
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    If nobody has a Servo15 advertised, you could place a WANTED post and see if anyone is then tempted to sell.
     
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    MJ ref100 in black is £350 (mike sent you a PM) as far as budget goes lesser subs BOOM and you want nice tight BASS S/H kit is the best VFM but i understand that wanting to buy new mindset.
     
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    yeah, there's something about buying new - silly I know, but there's a real feel good factor attached to unwrapping something that's brand new.
     

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