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which subwoofer?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by todinks, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. todinks

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    i'm upgrading my system from prologic and want a kick-ass sub specifically for home theater.
    what should i be looking at?

    B&W ASW-1000/B&W ASW-2500 - how are they in comparison?

    how about REL? whcih model would be perfect for a room size of 260 sq.ft.?

    advice anyone?
     
  2. pc

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    The M&K V125 is great. Check out the review in this months hcc.
     
  3. Lowrider

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    The REL Strata III sounds very loud in my 340 ft room...
     
  4. pc

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    surely we're all after something more than just 'loud'. We want dynamics, speed, control, depth, seamless integration AND loud! The M&K's do this fantastically, especially the larger push/pull models.
     
  5. Lowrider

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    Paul,

    I assume that when someone asks if a sub would fit a certain size room he wants to know if it will be powerful (loud) enough for that room...

    I don´t think anyone needs to be told how good the REL speakers dynamics, speed, control, depth, seamless integration are...
     
  6. ReTrO

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    The MK V125 gets my vote.

    Failing that the MX350.
     
  7. pc

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    MX350. mmmmm nice
     
  8. todinks

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    nobody likes B&W subs???
     
  9. ReTrO

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    The B&W ASW 2500 is a good sub, but if you've got the room you should go for the V125.
     
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    I'd have to say REL but then there is more than a little Bias you see we're both welsh.

    No they're Great Subs

    also Try richer sounds £150-200 will get you a Nice REL looking sub.

    But what I'd love to do is get a kit from

    http://www.iplacoustics.co.uk/ipl_acoustics_kits_for_hi.htm

    And build my own Just think of the braging value "ho yes I built that little number myself and does'nt it sound great."
     
  11. Stuart Wright

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    Ok, so your best options so far would be to audition a REL - Q150, Q200 Storm or Strata, the B&W ASW 2500 and the M&K V125 or MX350.
    There is a subwoofer buying guide I wrote somewhere - either on HCC or at the REL site. Basically go for depth rather than mid-bass boom - even though in an audition - to the uninitiated - the latter may 'sound' more impressive than the former.
     
  12. Peter

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    I auditioned the REL Q400 and the Q200, and decided that the Q200 was enough for my needs, intending to buy a second one if it proved necessary. I've never felt the need to. Dynamics, speed, punch and sheer b*lls are excellent. It's great with hi-fi, too - nice and subtle.

    I initially considered the B&W's as I was buying their speakers, but the REL was so much smaller (wife factor) and seemed better value.
     
  13. Laingy

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    has anyone compared the rel 200 to the 201?
     

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