1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

which sub is better?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Tracey, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Tracey

    Tracey
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm looking around at subs, I won't be getting a new one for a while but before I demo any I want to make sure they're not ugly black boxes. I need something in a light wood or maple finish and the only two I have on my shortlist so far are the MJ Accoustic Reference I or REL Q400e. Has anyone got any experience of these or are there any other subs available in a maple wood veneer? I don't really want to spend more than £1100 but could afford a bit more if it was worth it. I also may need to put it nearish a corner so need one that would operate ok there.
     
  2. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,628
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,905
    B&W make some rather nice subs in a light wood
     
  3. Tracey

    Tracey
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    ooh thanks, I'll have to check those out.
     
  4. Dean

    Dean
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,886
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +262
    How about Mission M5AS? Been getting rave reviews everywhere I've seen and is a bit cheaper than the subs you are considering. Has a nice light oak finish too.
     
  5. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,196
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    The B&W ASW675 is a nice looking sub and a great performer too, IMO.

    Do you have the option of getting something ugly (read: "black box") but so small you can hide it completely? A couple of members recently bought Velodyne SPL-800s. These sound like absolutely cracking subs and are only ~11" cubed.

    MuFu.
     
  6. rOAdeh

    rOAdeh
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    Messages:
    648
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Winchester
    Ratings:
    +5
    ...surprised you're not pushing the pb1 plus with the natural blonde finish ian ;)

    or maybe even the pb2 plus if those will be allowed to have their own custom finishes in the near future.

    although personally, as far as aesthetics go, i much prefer the cylinder subs from the front (although the pb2 plus upwards have a cool back plate)... ok ill stop now before i scare people
     
  7. jhjerpe

    jhjerpe
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Messages:
    700
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    North London
    Ratings:
    +58
    The B&W ASW675 gets a :smashin: from me. Looks really nice for a sub and the performance is great.
     
  8. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,628
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,905
    and from Home Cinema Choice
     
  9. Steve.EX

    Steve.EX
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    3,161
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +69
    Servo 15 + table cloth.
     
  10. rags

    rags
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,161
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +324
    I bought an ASW675 from the classifieds section and I am very very happy - light oak colour, lots of power and small enough so as to not kill the decor.
     
  11. hindutimes

    hindutimes
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    rags,

    how much is your ASW675 and where you bought it?
    I'm looking to buy the same thing. How's the performance? I'm a bit concern on my windows and foundation of my house as it has 500W amp on board.
     
  12. rags

    rags
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,161
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +324
    Hi I bought a 6 month old one from a member of these forums just under two weeks ago.

    Lovely sub - bags of grunt and quality bass. I'm sure your house will be fine ;)
     
  13. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,628
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,905
    A large amp is needed to compensate for the small size of the enclosure. I wouldn't worry about structural damage as most of that is just macho talk from people who have never heard sub bass before.
     
  14. hindutimes

    hindutimes
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I didn't realize that you took my concerns seriously....
    I was only joking about the structural damages.

    Anybody is planning on selling their ASW675, kindly let me know.

    Cheerio
     
  15. Cool-hand

    Cool-hand
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,116
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Middle East
    Ratings:
    +77
    Hi all

    Not looking to hijack this thread but just got back from a very respectable hifi/av outlet after demo-ing 2 subs.
    First the B&W 675 and then the MK K-10 from the K series.

    I was very surprised by how they both performed;- the 500watt B&W675 had a big sound but sounded a bit lumpy and slow a bit heavy footed kindof,
    but the little 50watt K-10 and it is quite a descrete size with only a 8" driver sound fast and tight and had a great deal of bass control which i felt the former lacked. They both weigh in at the same price too, well nearly but i can get that down.

    Has anyone however, heard the K-10 with the K-11 in push-pull config? The whole K-series sub sat will not be set up for a few days yet plus i wanna leave a few weeks running in period.
    Is the K-series a recommened system here. Do you own one?

    Rgds

    Snowman
     
  16. Dutch

    Dutch
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,601
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +284

Share This Page

Loading...