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  1. Hello there friends. This is my first post to the forum and I'm quite new to the game of Hifi. My system currently consists of a Peachtree Nova 65se powering a pair of KEF LS50's on my desktop, nearfield, in a small room that is 2.7m x 3.3m. I love the ls50's but I now have the nagging need to purchase a sub to accompany them. At the moment my two choices are the REL T5 and the SVS SB-1000. I need some advice and opinions on the following. 1.) I know the REL T5 can be connected to this system, but can the SVS? 2.) What would be the more suitable sub for this application, obviously the subs are quite different, 12" vs 8", with the SVS being quite a bit more powerful at 300w vs 125w for the T5. Even though it is such a small room would the more powerful option still be the go? 3.) the two subs are the same price as far as I can tell, at $999, so are we dealing with a difference in sound quality? Any input would be great, thanks guys.
  2. Item: Rel R305 subwoofer Location: Pakenham Price: $850 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale REL R305 sub bass system (subwoofers). RRP price was around $2600. Now you can get it for 1/3 of that price. It's in perfect working conditions. It comes with power cable only. No box. Pick up preferred but may assist with shipping at buyer expense. Pictures:
  3. Item: REL Strata III subwoofer in walnut Location: Adelaide Price: $650 $500 Item Condition: Good considering age - see below Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: This is a very solid, compact subwoofer. I am the original owner. I paid $2400 I originally bought it sub for music. Which I found to be very useful in my old house with my Duntech Viceroys. Quite a few years ago I bought Vaf i66s and I find that these don't require a sub for music. The sub is in good condition for its age although the top of it shows signs of fading in parts but this isn't really that noticeable from a metre or so. The coolest thing about the REL is you can connect it for home theatre and two channel simultaneously. It has a LFE input as well as a Speakon connector (mine is around 4.5m to 5m long) that connects to the speaker binding posts on your integrated/power amplifier. If running direct from your two channel amp, the amp will run the speaker full range with REL adding some fill or presence in the lower octaves. I don't believe you can connect it via the speakon connector you have a Class D amp. I have the manual Two Minor issues: The light in the power switch has not worked for years. If using the speakon connector for two channel music and if you insist in turning the sub off at the power when not in use it may “crackle” for a little while before settling down. If you leave it on or for LFE it does not do this at all. (even if turning off and on) ***This has not happened at all in the last 6 weeks*** I'd prefer pick up only as I don't have the original packaging. I can probably drop it in at a pack and send at your risk if you are interstate and interested Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or comments about this listing. Will donate to SNA when it sells. The first photo below shows the fading to the top of the sub.
  4. Item: REL Strata III subwoofer in walnut Location: Adelaide Price: $850 $700 Item Condition: Good considering age - see below Reason for selling: New room is too big - see below Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Extra Info: Expressions of Interest at this stage. I’m looking to sell this in early April. If I can’t sell this I will happily keep the sub and buy a second sub and run both for HT. If it does sell I will buy a bigger sub to run it alone for HT I am the original owner. I paid $2400 This is a very solid compact subwoofer. I originally bought it sub for music. Which I found to be very useful in my old house with my Duntech Viceroys. Quite a few years ago i bought Vaf i66s and I find that these don't require a sub for music. So these days it only gets used for home theatre duties in a 8.5m x 4.1m room. Needless to say the 10inch woofer in the REL struggles with the boom boom crash effects of movies in such a large room. The sub is in good condition for its age although the top of it shows signs of fading in parts but this isn't really that noticeable from a metre or so. The coolest thing about the REL is you can connect it for home theatre and two channel simultaneously. It has a LFE input as well as a Speakon connector (mine is around 4.5m to 5m long) that connects to the speaker binding posts on your integrated/power amplifier. I don't believe you can connect it via the speakon connector you have a Class D amp. I have the manual N.B: The light in the power switch has not worked for years. N.B: If using the speakon connector for two channel music and if you insist in turning the sub off at the power when not in use it will “crackle” for a little while before settling down. If you leave it on or like me will only use it for LFE it does not do this at all. (even if turning off and on) I'd prefer pick up only as I don't have the original packaging. I can probably drop it in at a pack and send at your risk if you are interstate and interested Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or comments about this listing. Will donate to SNA when it sells. Pictures to follow Pictures:
  5. Item: REL B3 Subwoofer Price Range: see below Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Looking for REL B3 Subwoofer in Sydney or within reasonable distance. Black preferred, however will consider other colours. Willing to spend up to $1000 for a near perfect unit and less if there are cosmetic or other issues.
  6. Item: REL B3 Subwoofer Location: Newcastle 2290 Price: $1000 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pickup ONLY Subwoofer is showing some signs of use, and a few small scratches. Also 1 little chip out of a rear edge. Photos show this. Pictures:
  7. Item: REL S2 Subwoofer Location:Brisbane Price: $1500 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: moving to larger room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Wire, COD Only Extra Info: This sub goes quite low and is fast with good resolution and texture.10" active driver with a 10" passive radiator. The 'S' series is REL's 2nd from top line G series... Sub is $2500 new and only been played about 30 hours (2 months) as I've never been home. Free personal delivery to SEQ area Pictures:
  8. Got one, would be good to get a 2nd.
  9. Hi Anyone connected a REL to a Yamaha A-S1000 (or 2000) balanced amp ??? I have a loan of a rel T5 but am confused how to conect the Rel speakon The Rel web site states the two positives get connected to the speaker terminals ( left / right) on the Amp and in the case of a balanced amp you conect the black to ground (the phono earth terminal or a frame screw) The dealer tells me to disregard this and conect the black to one of the speaker neutrals I emailed Yamaha and got a garbled reply stating the A-S1000 is not suitable for a sub I emailed REL and got no reply Thanks in advance for any help
  10. Hi, I am looking to buy a second REL T-5 for my system (I already have one). Must come with the REL interconnect to hook it to the AMP speaker outs. Preferably white but I would consider black. I could also consider a bigger REL if in great condition such as T-7 or T-9. I am in Sydney but happy to pay for postage. Thanks
  11. Hi there, I recently purchased a subwoofer to complement my system and after testing it I think that perhaps it may be too small. I have two Martin Logan Motion 20 floor standing speakers powered by a Vincent Sv236MK with new NOS tubes. My room is not super large so this setting itself was already quite satisfying. However since we alway think about buying something new (we are sick) I decided to buy a subwoofer and I went for a REL T-5 (150W, 8"). After setting the sub up, I realised that I need to keep it at very high volume in order to get the sound I want in my room, and when I say very high I mean at about 80% of the volume scale. This is also because I am crossing over quite low in frequency, as my speakers do go quite low theirselves (great great speakers by the way). Do you think my subwoofer is too small? I did not want to buy one with a cone too large because I want to keep la bass section it quite fast. However I guess I could bring it back and get the more expensive T-7. Or perhaps keep my T-5 and buy a second one sometime in the future. My question is, do I risk to damage it if I keep the volume so high all the time? What do you think? Is there a rule about how big the sub should be compared to the rest of the system? Many thanks
  12. To Sub or not Two Subs – that is the question. Product: REL 528SE (until very recently - no longer manufactured) R-528SE Specifications Type: Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator Active Drive Unit: 12 in., (300 mm) carbon fibre aluminum chassis Passive Radiator: 12 in., (300 mm) carbon-carbon Lower Frequency Response in Room: 21 Hz at -6 dB Input Connectors: Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Lo Level single phono, LFE phono Gain Control Range: 80 dB Power Output: 500 watts (RMS) Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees Amplifier Type: Class D Protection System Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE: Yes D.C. Fault: Yes Output Short: Yes Mains Input Voltage: 110-120, 220-240 volts, for certain markets Fuses: 9 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation 5 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation Dimensions (WHD): 15.5 x 17.5 x 17.2 in., (394 x 445 x 436 mm) Net Weight: 58 lbs. (26.3 kg) Finish: Gloss Piano Black Lacquer Gloss White Piano Lacquer - Special Order See more at - http://rel.net/ REL make Subs and pretty good ones at that. The whole Serie R model and line that I auditioned has since been made redundant and replaced with the S line which has already received some great reviews. They look fantastic too. This REL is the Special Edition and only 546 are in existence worldwide. What makes it special? It employs the same driver as the monolithic Gibraltar G1 sub – a beautifully constructed 12 inch carbon fibre driver, and a tweaked amplifier. Now on paper this Sub seems like a bargain considering the G1 is over twice the retail price. The G 1 of course has different amplification, class A/B and a gargantuan sealed and braced cabinet. Do they sound the same? In a word no, the G1 is deeper, meatier and has more presence. The SE does a very good job at keeping close to its performance though. This is impressive. The REL can run duel High Level and LFE line to the pre-amp. This high level connection which REL calls the Neutrik Speakon, is a supplied 10m cable with connects to the back of the amp – to the speaker terminals. This ensures that the Sub gets exactly the same signal as the front left/right speakers in two channel stereo. More here: http://rel.net/support/rel-connectivity/ Set up was a breeze and I fiddled with the volumes and crossovers until I thought they sounded good. This was by no means a professional shuffle but more of a rudimentary ear by ear calibration. With only a subtle hint of High Level volume adjustment (perhaps 30-40%) stereo music certainly had more bass and filled the room with more ambience. The SE was both subtle and prominent when it needed to be, dependant on what music I was listening too. Playing anything from acoustic, strings, cello, to hip hop and RAP provided entertaining and enthralling listening. This made the system of two Monitor Audio PL300’s (already great in the bass department) bigger, deeper, wider, resonating sound from beyond the boxes. The system sound reminded me of listening to the rather large PMC MB2SE’s which I recently had the pleasure of hearing. This was very good indeed. With a good run period of a week I found the SE’s got deeper and louder and I had to turn down the high level connection a notch or two. Moving onto soundtracks such as the Thing and The Dark Knight – the system reminded me of listening to the DAC – Chord QBD76 HDSD , a fuller richer sound with plenty of low end adjustable thump. Placing the SE’s on spikes and then sitting them on Blue Coast spike stands, made a huge difference to the sound, dampening excess resonance through the hard wood floorboards. The resonating is an issue in my listening room, as the floorboards sit on hard wood joists (stumps) which are around 90 years old. Moving onto movies in DTS was an excellent transforming experience. The SE’s are deep, tight and extremely fast Subs. There is no presence of sloppy, tired or slow effect here. The word I’m looking for is extremely precise. Yes they will not go as subterranean as some larger varieties, but they certainly go low enough for my needs and for me, the accuracy far outweighs the trade-off of lower thumping units. One SE was great – but what about two? I set up one at the front of the room, and one at the rear of the room in the opposite corner. It was the only place I could fit them! I had a demo from REL at the last Melbourne Audio show. They played an excerpt from the western 310 to Yuma. In this particular clip, two shots are fired from a pistol. They played the clip with one sub, then again with two subs of the same model (R218’s I think). The difference? The sound of the gun shot resonated with much more presence, surrounding the listener, there was much more grunt to the sound, more echo, and more realism. I really didn’t expect to hear such a difference. I tried the same experimentation with the SE’s with the film Jack Reacher. At the very beginning of the movie a sniper fires a rifle. The lead up before the first shot is some ambient incidental music which sets the scene nicely. I wasn’t really prepared for the sound of the first shot as it made me jump. That doesn’t happen often; especially I as knew what was coming. The crack and ambient sound of the first shot reminded me of being on the rifle range, great realism - it was excellent. From then on I was hooked, playing quite a few movies and excerpts from car chases, helicopters and star ships. One sub was good, two was magnificent. Given the rudimentary set up – with proper time, effort and calibration, I can only assume that the SE’s will sound even better. The build quality of these models was the usual high standard from REL. My models were white, and in the flesh I much preferred them to the black ones you always see. The white cabinet contrasted with the black carbon fibre driver looked quite stunning. My only gripe would be that REL does not supply a remote. The thing would be to calibrate – set it and forget it. However if you’re like me and you like to tinker around sometimes – dependent on the quality of the sound recording or mastering, it’s always handy to do adjustments on the fly. Sadly these models are no longer made. If you can hold of one (or two) I highly recommend a serious listen. They have a great all round ability with music and movies and provide detailed precise bass that blends in seamlessly with the system. Two G1’s – now that would be something… and in washer dryer configeration -
  13. Hi all I have just discovered my prized REL Q50 has shed it's outer rubber cone. so I have two questions 1. can it be repaired or 2. What would be a very good replacement speaker to replace the REL one? Thanks in advance mysticpete
  14. - Interested in purchasing older REL model subwoofer. - Will consider subs in good working order. Colour or cosmetic condition not a big problem but no structural damage. - Stampede or Strata 5 preferred (as I've used before) but would be interested in older models as well. Please PM me or reply to this thread.
  15. Looking for a Subwoofer to fill out the bottom end a little. Currently considering Rel R328 vs SVS PB13 Ultra vs Rythmik F12 SE (price - I max out at $2K, but I'm very happy for less!) It will be connected into a WLM Sonata tube amp and supporting WLM Diva monitors. My usage is 70% music. The sub will have to take high-level inputs as I don't have a dedicated sub out or pre-out so I think this eliminates the SVS PB13 Ultra. I've had an offer of a demo of the Ryhtmik F12, but I have no comparison or ability to have both it and the Rel R328 in the same room. I do like that both of them should integrate well for Home Theatre, but prioritise music. Looking for suggestions or comparisons as I have no idea on subs other than they should integrate well.
  16. alex87

    Wtb: Rel B2

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone is thinking about selling their REL B2, preferably black in colour. Pm me if you do! Thanks.
  17. Item: SGR Trapezoids Location: Melbourne or Perth Price: $5200obo Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Up for sale is my much beloved SGR trapezoids. This is a chance for someone to get a taste of the SGR sound with their own amplifier as these are passive speakers. For the money you get a very serious speaker. Comes with German ribbon midranges and tweeter in an MTM configuration as well as a Focal 13" bass driver, which is the same bass driver as used in the Focal Grand Utopia (which are in themselves worth a google). The quality is obvious, they have the notoriously hard to photograph SGR finish, detachable grills, solid milled aluminium spikes and weigh in at 80kg each. When I bought these I auditioned a great range of speakers and for the money these absolutely trounced the competition. I was originally going to buy a set of speakers from another Australian manufacturer but once I heard these I had to have them as there was no competition. The sound? This is where it gets interesting. With the 13" focal driver these speakers obviously excel in authoritative bass and presence, however they have startling resolution and speed in the bass department. The other element that really won me over with these speakers is the ribbon mids and tweeter, they have excellent soundstage, placement and detail retrieval while still maintaining a lush full sound, the sound presented is effortless and natural. Against their competition in this class this is where they really shone, you can hear the separation between instruments and there's a real sense of space. Also important for me, despite their size they're excellent at low to mid level listening levels. They obviously kick arse at loud volume however! Even though they're quite large they don't need a huge room to shine, I have them in a 5m x 3.5m room and they sound amazing. I'm selling these as I'm moving to Perth and for someone who is going to have to move around a bit for work they're not the most practical member of the family as they weigh in at 80kg each. As such I'd prefer to sell them in Melbourne however they will be available in Perth in a few months. What will I be replacing them with? More SGR, albeit a lighter model. The only issue they have is a tiny paint chip in the rear of one of the speakers, it isn't visible unless you're poking around the back of the speakers. I also promise that they don't come with the reflections of my lounge room, they'll hopefully reflect your own lounge room when they're in there. Audition is welcome. PM me to discuss. Also up for sale will be an 8ft pair of Goertz MI3 'Divinity' 7AWG cables, my REL Strata 5 sub and a piece of Australian hifi history; the Symfonia Opus 10 Amplifier. Specs: Bohlender graebener ribbons. NEO8/NEO3/NEO8 (MTM) 13" Focal bass driver (same as Focal Grande Utopia) Solid, machined aluminium floor spikes. 80kg each Piano black SGR finish Height: 111cm Width: 48cm Depth: 50cm Pictures:
  18. Item: REL Strata 5 (black) Location: Melbourne Price: $1100 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Can't find another one Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank transfer Extra Info: As far as musical subs go this one is hard to beat, it's a 10" sub and the sound would be best described as fast and effortless. Where the REL excels is in music reproduction, it's a sealed box design so there's no boomy, flabby bass. I use it in conjunction with my SGR speakers that have a 13" woofer, and they're nothing to sneeze at when it comes to bass reproduction but the REL gets the last few Hz that the SGR's can't quite get to. I cross it over on a quite low frequency and integration is a cinch. RRP when this was released was $2800. Another nifty feature is the fact that it comes with a remote, this makes adjusting the levels, crossover freq, phase and other settings a cinch from the listening position. I'm selling this because I've been unable to locate another one and I want to go to a dual sub setup. I'll be sad to see it go since it's an amazing sub, but I haven't been able to locate another after some time trying. I have all the original boxes so the item can be shipped, though I'm not sure how much that would cost. I can also throw in a cable that I've made that has DH Labs silver sonic wire with low mass Banana plugs and a neutrik connector. Also included is the cable the sub came with. Pictures: Not the actual sub, I can take pics of the actual sub if there's any requirement, but this is what it looks like. Like This Quote MultiQuote
  19. Hi all, I'm looking to sell some of my current gear to save up enough cash for some larger full-range floorstanders. I'm located in Brisbane (south) - pickup is preferred given the relatively large size and weight of the items. All are in great condition and original receipts can be provided for the REL and Ushers. Item: REL T1 subwoofer Price: $1100 Condition: Immaculate Payment: Cash or paypal Extra Info: Had this sub for just under a year - perfect condition. A very musical sub. Original speakon connector (for line level input) and spikes provided as well. Refer specs from manufacturer: http://www.rel.net/t1.htm Pictures: Item: Usher S-520 Bookshelf speakers SOLD Price: $300 Condition: Immaculate Payment: Cash or paypal Extra Info: Had these for about a year as well. Great sounding budget speakers, many glowing reviews can be found online. Refer specs from manufacturer: http://www.usheraudi.../s-520-shielded Pictures: Item: Selby acoustics 900mm speaker stands (sand filled) SOLD Price: $90 Condition: Great, very slight vertical twist but hardly noticeable. Payment: Cash or paypal Extra Info: These match perfectly with the Ushers as seen in pics. Thick metal construction and i have sand filled them myself. For those wondering what the white spot is down the bottom of each stand that it is my elite DIY skills in action using "quicksteel" putty to block the lower hole in order to keep the sand in. Including the sand these weigh about 15kg each. Bought from Selby Acoustics: http://www.selbyacou...148&i=239464051 Pictures: Cheers, Mark
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