I have a couple of RELs from the "Q" model era and they work as advertised providing seemingly accurate low end for days, and are built very well so if there are less than high quality caps in these things this is the first I've heard about that. In any case, the impedance "load to the amp" is so small due to the fact that it's simply using the speaker output as a very high impedance signal and not to drive anything…I have my 2 RELs on the same speaker posts as the main speakers and there is zero audible or loading effect on the power amp for those reasons…the general tone of the power amp is there (low range only of course). You adjust the output and range of the sub (phase also) to fit your taste with no effect on the main speakers except to generally improve how they sound. Note, if I was buying a new REL I'd get that "longbow" wireless gizmo as the you can more easily put the damn woofer anywhere to get the best sound.
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