Which Sub?

GJC

Active Member
CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING:


I will have around £1500 to spend on a sub or two in about 8 weeks.

What would be the best Sub/s option for me when factoring in the following:

I have wooden flooring which is not on a solid floor. There is a 4ft gap below. This causes boom but thats something I am trying to sort out.

My room is 5x5.5m ish

I love low bass and lots of it + decent punch.

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Should I consider x1 Velo. CHT-15 or one HGS-12/15 (slightly over my budget)?

What is the build quality of the CHT-15 like compared to the HGS or REL ST.?

or

x2 Rel Strata III?

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Thanks.
GJC.
 

dts_boy

Well-known Member
Also look at the m&k mx150 and Monitor Audio FB212. although, 2 strata IIIs sound (feel!) like fun:D
 
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Gambit

Guest
The 212 uses isobaric 12" drivers, so goes lower than the REL Strata, but I think the REL is more controlled and precice so I'd go for a pair o them, matey:D
 

Guest
GJC.

Start from the Velodyne HGS series and.......and.......and....????

Adzman.
 

Matt F

Active Member
I'd say you've got to be looking at the Velodyne HGS range - servo control, very low distortion and 1250 watts!

Eric can get the HGS12 for £1700 - only a couple of hundred quid over your budget. I was looking to get the 12 but then the 15 is only another £150 so I went for that - it should be with me later this week so I'll post some thoughts on it in due course.

The question you have to ask yourself is - do you want to spend £1500 or less and get something very good or are you willing to spend a few hundred more to own one of the finest subs on the planet?

Get an HGS12 or 15 and you'll never need to upgrade it.

Matt.
 
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uncle eric

Guest
Without doubt I would recommend the HGS-15. Listen to this and go listen to other subs. You will be a converted in faster than you can say holy $hit.
M&K push pull range is not even a fair contest.
 

GJC

Active Member
Thanks for the advice guys.

I am lucky in that my wife has slowley grown to accept my love for Subs and it is she that will be buying it for me :) But £1700 may be too much for her.

I would love to hear the HGS 15. Can anyone recommend an outlet that will have this range so that I can get a fix - I mean audition.

A couple more questions is there a decent size pic available of one these so that I can picture it in bed.... I mean in the Lounge.

And How heavy is it?


Many thanks,

GJC
 

Guest
GJC.
You could go and have a look @ Eric's HGS-18 to see what your 15 maybe like..
The dimensions for the HGS-15 are:

H/W/D 19.5"x 18"x 17"

Apparently it weighs 95lbs..(what's that about 40+ kilos?)

Hard to find a pic of it mate......
I'll have a hunt around for you later on.......

Here's a pic of the HGS-18....So the 15 would be a tad smaller..

Ignore the rugs & flowers!!!!!

(pic from Home Theatre Hif-Fi)

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_6_4/velodyne-hgs-18-subwoofer.html

Adzman
 

GJC

Active Member
Adzman

Thats a serious mother.......

OK same weight as my old Q400 but a bit larger in all respects.

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GJC
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by GJC
Adzman

Thats a serious mother.......

OK same weight as my old Q400 but a bit larger in all respects.

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GJC

Bit heavier than your Q400!!:eek: :D
 

GJC

Active Member
Jase never a truer word spoken. I knew the Q400 was a light weight:D

Now all I need to do is convince the wife that its worth that bit extra!.

Shouldnt be difficult if I can get her to a demo and take her favourite (Korn) Cd. Her taste not mine.

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GJC
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Korn!:eek: You´ll be able to blow your eardrums and pop your internal organs at the same time with Velodyne.:D
 

GJC

Active Member
Yep - THere's surprisingly a lot of bass on the Untouchables album.

What modern CD do you recommend for demoing this Sub apart from Korn. I would like a Decent quality CD with some <25hz material.

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Destiny's Child - Bootylicious is a good track for 30-40hz (very peaky) All you need there is a ported sub tuned to that level and BANG there goes the double glazing.:devil:
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Faithless - Reverence/Irreverance is pretty good. Though not sure how low it actually goes bass wise. Just got my mits on Sasha´s album - airdrawndagger this morning, should be good.

The Prodigy - Fat of the Land is another good one.

I used Moby - 18 to give my Velodyne a work out, got a nice balance of bass, low stuff and higher up the range.

You probably want some organ music for the really low stuff!! Not my cup of tea though!!:eek: :)
 

GJC

Active Member
PRodigy Excellent.

I have their first Album - Out of Space. I will get Fat of the Land


ORgan Music isnt my Cup of tea either.

All I want is a good demo CD something that can show me what the HGS15 is made off.
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
These Velodynes handle pretty much anything you care to chuck at them, if my CHT15 is anything to go by, you should end up with a daft grin stuck all over your face after hearing the HGS.:D
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Imagine a cross between your avatar and this :eek:
 

GJC

Active Member
Got it.

Have you seen a film called Private Parts (its not xxx) with the DJ Howard Stern?


In this there is an interesting clip involving Deep Bass..............

....now I know why the wife is willing to pay for this sub! :eek:
 

Apocalypse

Standard Member
I have 2 pieces of MP3 that I prolly can't post on a forum but if you email me I'll send em to you, one is rated to 5Hz and the other to 7Hz....................and yes they really do go that low. When I play the 7Hz one (dino footsteps) I can't hear anything but you feel it and the TV screen shakes slightly as my sub picks it up at 17Hz. Be interesting to know what the HGS series of subs can do with the said MP3s.

When I played the 5Hz MP3 (1812 Overture cannon fire) at loud levels it caused the subwoofer to cut out as it was stressing it too much and this is a 500 watt sub (B&W ASW 675) :eek:

Email me here
 

Guest
Hmmmmmm......lets see if the Servo control & 1270 watt amp
can get destroying.......:eek: :eek: :devil:
Turn it up!
 

Apocalypse

Standard Member
Adzman - Is your email working ok cos I keep getting a failed send, do you have another email address I can send it to?
 

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