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Which Sub under £400?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by liamjf, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. liamjf

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    I'm looking to add a sub to my system, mainly for movies but to add a bit of low end to my stereo setup as well. To this end I need a sub that has dual gained hi and low inputs, which basically rules out the Velodynes. I'd also quite like it in cherry so it matches the Monitor Audios! Anyway, I guess I have the REL QUAKE, Q150E (a bit expensive and black!) and the MJA PRO50 (dual gain controls?)/REF100.
    Any advice on this shortlist or any others I should add?
    Thanks, Liam.
     
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    Look at the Velodyne CHT10 in the power buys for £325, it is very highly regarded.
     
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    thanks for the reply but I did say that Velodynes were out as I wanted to use HI and LO inouts simultaneously :)
    I believe the RELS and the MJA (ref100 at least) can do this.
     
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    Oops! sorry, pays to read threads excuse my dumb a**e. I would be completely biased if I said go for the MJ's. Can you not get a demo of the gear to help make your decision.
     
  5. liamjf

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    I'll definately try and get a demo but I won't be able to take all my gear along (obviously) and might not be able to test say REL and MJA in the same shop, so I was kinda looking for any pointers or opinions (i.e. does the PRO50 accept both hi and low inputs and how much better is the Ref100?)
    Cheers, Liam.
     
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    if you have a good local hi-fi shop they will usually loan you gear for a deposit.5 mins in your own room is worth is worth hours in a demo room!
     
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    The MJ gear has high and low level inputs, with seperate gain controls as do the Rels. The Ref 150 as I recall is about £50 dearer than the pro 50 but has the following extras:-

    A lower Fs higher power drive unit with large magnet assembly
    A Frequency Display and Vu metering
    A 120W RMS amplifier
    Substantial steel feet tapped M8 for spikes

    The REF100 is most definately louder than the Pro 50, but not a lot deeper, The extra power being used for SPL instead of trying to drive the 8 inch unit lower in frequency and beyond it's capabilities.

    That said the final decision on the selection of any speaker must be made by listening to them.
     
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    But it has to be said (even if Dan won't) that £ for £ the MJA thrashes the Rel
     
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    Thanks, so do you think the REF100 is worth the extra £100?
     
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    The Ref 100 in black retails for £349 (£399 for veneers) only £50 more than the pro 50 - I think at that price it's excellent value for money.
     
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    Got an offer for £314 for a black Ref 100 from Audio-T in Oxford, BTW - not bad if you missed Bristol. :)

    So wilber - anything more to add now you've spent a little more time with the sub?

    MuFu.
     
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    no more than I wrote yesterday on your FYI thread - bit busy today (washing day :boring: )
     

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