my good friend recently got the s-10 to use with his magnepan 3.7s and i was genuinely impressed--the sumiko was very fast and integrated pretty seamlessly; seemed like good value. i haven't heard the hsu.
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Thanks again. My system is music only also. And my room is similar in size except it opens to a DR . I'd like to do 2 subs but considering it is my living room, placement is not easy & WAF further complicates placement. Then there's budget. Purchasing 2 is going to put me in the doghouse. (>:
Thanks for your input. I considered the JL until I read a review wherein the reviewer said he had run dual JL's and thought the JL to be the best for music until he got a Rel S5. Of course, that's just one man's opinion. But he had experience. If I had the $$$ I'd try all the top contenders
Hello All. New to the forum, happy to contribute what I can.
I bought a pair of S.10's almost a year ago after removing a couple walls thus increasing the room size. Went from one smaller Rel to the pair of Sumikos.
I put them where I wanted them to be based on looks and educated guessing, tweaked a little, was happy with the outcome and have left them there ever since. I run them in stereo so each is dedicated to their respective channel.
My room is 23' wide x 25' deep, with a vaulted ceiling rising to 10-1/2' high. I easily forget they are there, which is a good thing. I simply enjoy how deep they can go and how natural everything sounds. Then there's what they can do for my Movie Nights, . . . . Wow!!
I've been very happy with this purchase, even with one issue that I haven't put any time into solving. If I use the Neutrik cable I get a faint hum. In the past with the Rel it turned out to be the Comcast coax that I needed to run through my power conditioner. I confirmed through Sumiko Tech Support how they recommend connection with my Krell amp, the hum is still there, but I really think the source of the hum is elsewhere in the system, I don't think it's the subs. I'll get after it someday. (The Krell is on its own dedicated circuit with isolated ground, the subs are each on their own dedicated circuits with a shared but otherwise isolated ground).
Hope this helps.
@ttocs I now have 2 of the Sumiko S-10's. Fantastic subs. Goes deeper than my Rel Storm 3 which was a great sub in its day. I too had a hum which I had to overcome. I found the fix on Rels website. It was not the cable coax in my system. I can tell you how to fix it if you need the fix. Give me a shout if its still humming.
Like you, I'm very glad that I bought these.