I have both REL and Hsu Research and love them both. The Hsu gives you the option of returning it if you don't like it.
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OK, you're British, so we'll type slow OK. (Just kidding, calm down).
I have two HSU's - one in a bedroom system, and one in my guitar system - they're excellent at their price point, however the EQ set-up in the Velo DD and (my personal fav after trying everything it seemed), the Revel B-15 is something you don't want to be without if you don't have to.
The AerialSW12 is also exquisite, albeit expensive and without the EQ feature.
Your Nautilus speakers are very refined, so you do not want a cheap sub to muddy up the bass. This is one reason I recommended the REL Stsdium or better.
I have a REL Storm III that I used for 2 channel until I got my latest speakers. In the past the Storm always made the room sound better. My new speakers have reached the point where that is no longer the case.
Another vote for Rel. I'm using a pair of Strata III's
and they are excellent. Rel subwoofers have a highly
adaptable crossover network with provisions for both
high and low level inputs simultaneously. I have mine
set up on low level input with my 5.1 home theater sound
system and on high level with my Magnepan 1.6QR's for
two channel stereo. Rel subwoofers are easy to integrate
with many systems including challenging matches such as
thanks for all the advice thus far. REL looks wonderful, but so too are the prices on the SumikoAudio US dealer site. I may have refound my hearing, but the screech of the dollars leaving the wallet (I'm Scottish) might not be totally countered by the bass notes from the REL! I had an 'open box' Velodyne 15" DD from Tweeter last night..I had gone looking for a 12", but they didnt have that & the 15" DD had 200$ off. 15" vs 12" to me is 225 vs 144, so 56% larger. But there was a reason for the open box...it was DOA & missing the handheld. Still, it looked cool and helped establish a "this is what a woofer looks like" rapport with the other half...(this is important) So I'm still looking.
Anyone with a comment on running a Nautilus 804 on its side as a center?