I would use REL , which will reinforce the low end without affecting the rest of the range. Which model will depend on your budget and how much bass you want.
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Just an update I demoed the REL and the new Sunfire Ture Subwoofer EQ this afternoon and decided to get the new EQ series I also listerned to the EQ signature and a meridian 1500. I wish I had acces to the meridian 2500 sub but nobody arround had one I knew. I will keep you all up to date on recieveing and finishing setup on the new sunfire EQ with the Quad L-Series
Snappy, I'm interested in how the 12Ls are working for you as surrounds. I have the 21Ls and Quad L center, but thought the 12s wouldn't be suited as surrounds because they are rear ported. Do you have them attached to the walls or on separate stands? Also, which REL did you demo and what did you prefer about the sunfire? Thanks.
Well I have good space behind my rear seats for placement. I ended up placing them on 29" VTI stands and moved them back and forth for the right placements. I had problems with them being to "noticeable" you know. I was aware that they were there. I ended up solving the problem by moving then closer to the wall actually and also setting my meridian to playing them a bit softer. The nice thing was that they ended up sounding "fuller" closer to the corner and lost all the harshness they had from just being 4 feet away. That being said. They almost seem overkill as surrounds as if they are to powerful (i know i said to powerful ;) ) But after plugin in the Sunfire this morning before I came to work everything changed. the whole room dynamics were on it's head. I will have to reset and move everything. I have a feeling that I am going to move them a slight bit foreword now. I am not 100% sure but I think the REL Model was a REL Q401 or a Q400.
Just to mention it, the October issue of What Hifi has a review of the L-Series Subwoofer, finally! They gave it 5 Stars, and thought it was the best of the subwoofers within that pricepoint that they tested in that issue.
30 CM woofer, 12 inches(?), 300W Amp IIRC, Crosses over at a low point of 35hz... same gorgeous look.