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03-27-15 08:57 AM
shkumar4963
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

Thanks Tony. As you mentioned there are subs at $500 price that go to 20 hz and there are subs that go to only 32 hz and cost $1000 or more. It is not practical to set up various subs with my system to test which one sounds the best as each set up may take long time even with measurement equipment. I will take it up again when i have a month or more to test a few subs.
03-26-15 03:23 PM
Lumen
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

Deal!
03-26-15 02:14 PM
tonyvdb
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

Start a post over there and I will help you find something
03-26-15 02:11 PM
Lumen
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

Thanks, Tony--gives me hope as my budget is slim-pickin's right now (stupid Plasma) . I'll head on over to the purchased subs section for some pointers and ideas for better questions. Thanks again.
03-26-15 02:05 PM
tonyvdb
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

There are lots of subs that dig down to at least 20Hz before rolling off. Of course budget is a big part of it but you can get into this range for under $450 without DIY
03-26-15 02:00 PM
Lumen
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

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I think this explains it about as best you can get. REL is a "musical sub" it is not good for anything but that. Even the T-9 only goes down to 28Hz and thats already down -6db according to the specification sheet.
Yes, but it still sounds very, very good (on movies) to this beginner who's trying to break out of the audiophile mold. I think it's a little harsh to say it's not good for movies at all. Thanks for raining on my parade, pal.

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If you use them for home theater be warned that are missing out on alot of the real impact of the soundtrack.
When I thought I had finished upgrading, I knew it was too good to be true. What you're saying makes sense, and you now have my attention. But where do I start? I've been eyeballing the DIY subwoofer thread, but that seems really intimidating. Can't hijack the thread here, so think I need to start my own or do some more research.
03-26-15 01:44 PM
tonyvdb
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They are not a subwoofer as a dealer tried explaining to me - they are a sub speaker they connect directly to the binding posts and play the same signal as your speakers
I think this explains it about as best you can get. REL is a "musical sub" it is not good for anything but that. Even the T-9 only goes down to 28Hz and thats already down -6db according to the specification sheet.
If you use them for home theater be warned that are missing out on alot of the real impact of the soundtrack.
03-26-15 01:27 PM
Lumen
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Thanks jb. I have heard a few people praise rel t5. Although it is only 8 inch driver with 125 watts, it somehow produces very musical low end. Can someone explain why?
Here's a mainstream review that does a good job.

I have a T-9 in a smallish ~10x13 home theater setup. Incredible impact and realism for movies. Proper positioning really does get the room pressurized instead of just full-of-bass. You can actually feel a movie explosion hit you in the chest. The T-Rex from Jurassic Park? Yup, feel its footsteps through the concrete slab that is my floor. The T-9 is not in my main music-listening system, but I do play music videos and the occasional CD/SACD.

Integrating the sub correctly is not as easy as the (somewhat) vague instructions in the user manual would have you believe. If you do it by ear, use a variety of test and demo material for setup, and take your time with lots of breaks to avoid listener fatigue. If you have the equipment and experience, then integrate it using acoustic measurement software such as REW and room correction such as Dirac Live.
03-25-15 06:56 AM
jb5200
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

I can't explain it - I am dumbfounded! The T5 is this tiny little cube but it fills his room just right for music. Speaking of music it is extremely musical as all Rel subs are. They are not a subwoofer as a dealer tried explaining to me - they are a sub speaker they connect directly to the binding posts and play the same signal as your speakers get and just carry the signal down below where your speakers can't play so it is pretty much seamless. Not sure on how they do it, all I know is it sounds outstanding for what it is and the size it is!
03-25-15 12:50 AM
shkumar4963
Re: Need advise for a good Amp for LS50.

Thanks jb. I have heard a few people praise rel t5. Although it is only 8 inch driver with 125 watts, it somehow produces very musical low end. Can someone explain why?
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