I have electrostatic speakers and my JL Audio F110 sub has no problem keeping up with them. They also have good detail and are easy to set up.
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What speakers are you getting the subwoofer for, and what's your budget? If you want fast and a good blend, the recommendations so far are helpful. I'm especially predisposed to the JL for anyone who can afford them. I've heard their Fathom F212's mated with Magnepan 20.1s and it was a seamless match. Anything that mates well with panels is probably a good bet.
Also, given your curiosity about the Paradigm Millenia sub, what sort of space considerations do you have?
I'd like to try it with two very different speakers: a pair of tiny Sonus Faber Minima (the original ones), which go down to about 70Hz, and then a pair of Ocellia Kedros, which have the famous PHY driver. It has deep bass, but I think it would benefit a lot from something that takes over under 80Hz.
As for space, it's more a matter of look than space...the Paradigms look cool, while most subs are ugly black cubes.
I have owned the Vandersteen subwoofer and it is very good. I like how it connects to the system relieving the amp and main speakers of the lowest frequencies. However, I feel the REL is better and is much simpler to connect and dial in to the system. The REL does not sound like a subwoofer it makes bass music.
IME, the SF Minuetto will be a very tough mate for any subwoofer. The speaker's FR is significantly elevated thru the entire bottom octave (plus) of it's response. If you mate a sub for seamless transition at the crossover point, you'll have too much bottom end, overall. If you set the sub for a natural octave to octave balance overall, you'll have a significant level mismatch at the crossover point. The only solution that worked reasonably well was to mate the sub for smooth "hand off" and slowly taper its response (as pitch falls) with parametric EQ. And even that wasn't particularly great.
PS There are a lot of threads here re: subwoofer "speed". You might want to read some of them. My guess is that you'll have a different view of the world afterwards.
PPS As to speed of a the large driver vs the speed of a small driver debate, I've tried both (extensively) and I come down squarely on the highly damped driver (large or small) side of the fence. In all other ways, large drivers are compelling, so I'm a highly damped, large driver guy, myself.
My bad. I have Minuettos and my experience refers to that model. I simply misread your original post.
OTOH, I wouldn't be surprised if all of the older SF bookshelf speakers were voiced in a similar manner (midbass hump) and might be a tough match for a subwoofer. Can't say for sure, though, as it's been too many years since I've listened to the other models of similar vintage to be sure.
Best of luck.
PS My Minuettos are still doing yeoman's work in my home office, 20ish years after I first brought them home. No subwoofer added.
01-09-12: HornguysNo, because in addition to high frequency extension, a tweeter needs wide dispersion. The shorter the wavelength, the smaller the diaphragm must be to avoid "beaming." The woof/midrange unit in the GoldenEar Triton series has a frequency response out to 20KHz. This speed has often been cited as a reason that these midrange cone drivers blend so well with the folded ribbon tweeter. By the same token, Magnepan's end table-style woofer responds up to at least 7 KHz. It blends seamlessly with Magnepan's new desktop mini-panels. Both of these are drivers cross into tweeter territory but are still not tweeters. Still, the speed they have means they accelerate as quickly as the mids and tweets they are trying to blend with.
As to the subject at hand, REL and Sonus Faber are both distributed in the US by Sumiko, and there have been some packages put together by the two companies, such as the SF Toy/REL home theater setup. You could almost certainly get a good blend with a small REL sub. However, for a complete range of dynamics, power, blend, and speed, I think JL set the new standard.