Rel G2 sub still competitive?


I have a seven year old Rel G2 subwoofer. I’ve just sent the amp off for a repair as it won’t turn on. I’m wondering if the newer technology has advanced enough to justify replacement. The G2 sounds good and blends well with the speakers. I know newer is not necessarily better. Thanks
dalims4
You'd be better off spending money on room acoustics than upgrading a good sounding sub.

Integrate it well and it will be spectacular, if it isn't already.  Changing subs out will just put you on a merry-go round.

Another possible direction is to get a pre/processor with built in room correction, as some have excellent sub integration.
Hi Erik. The Rel is the fourth one I’ve had and it outperforms the others by one-thousand percent. I’ve found the right placement for it and it does sound fantastic. I had a Velodyne DD-15 with built in equalization through a microphone. Lots of deep bass and subsonic feel, but it kind of flabbed along behind the music and never really integrated. I traded it for another sub that was horrible. I don’t remember the brand. Sold it and bought two Definitive Technologies next to top of the line models and hated them. The merry go round led me to the Rel and I’ve been very satisfied. Any suggestions on room correction processors? I’m not familiar.
I hope you checked the fuse.  
Yes, both fuses. Thanks. And went over the circuit board carefully while I was on the phone with Rel’s engineer looking for components that were obviously fried. Ain’t none.
I'd say to just repair it, if it's not cost-prohibitive.  It sounds like you really like it.  It's a nice unit, for sure.  I'm still rocking my old REL ST subs from many years ago.
 It’s a $495 maximum cost for the repair and whatever upgrades are available from the newer amps. I’m looking forward to have it working again. It really does sound great.
That G-2 ought to be fabulous with your mains. I don't think 7 years is old for an REL at all. Once you get it back, I'd keep it as it'll cost an awful lot to try and better its performance. I do admit there are some great new inexpensive ones though...

I have two RELs, an old Storm III in the TV room, and a Britannia B1 mated at 28Hz to some quick D2 speaker woofers. That B1 locks the bottom end in, an audibly invisible, going to 25. It is hard to top. Good luck!


01-08-2021 11:01ambuilt in equalization through a microphone. Lots of deep bass and subsonic feel, but it kind of flabbed along behind the music and never really integrated. 
If after running Auto EQ followed by the potential of Manual EQ adjustments of nine parameters within eight discreet frequency bands and this was your result?
I'd suggest there's no competition for you, definitely stick with the REL 1000%.