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HGS10 or REL strata III

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Donald Shrum, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Donald Shrum

    Donald Shrum Stunt Coordinator

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    OK, Next to me I have a Velodyne HGS10 series II and a REL Strata III. I get to pick one and sell one. I have listened to both subs and I am having a VERY hard time deciding. The REL for music is superb but the HGS is not far off. The HGS for movies is Amazing, the REL is not far off. I am stuck. Can I get your opinions?

    Donald
     
  2. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    What do you do more of, music or movies?
    Which is cheaper?
     
  3. Donald Shrum

    Donald Shrum Stunt Coordinator

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    Both same price and I do the same of both. I listen to music and also movies. Looks like I might be keeping the HGS because of cosmetics. Unless you guys tell me other wise.

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  4. Mark Leitch

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    Go to a REL in the cherry finish... it may make you change your mind about cosmetics ;-)

    I have decided to keep my REL and build a DIY sub for double HT duty to get the best of both worlds.

    M.
     
  5. Donald Shrum

    Donald Shrum Stunt Coordinator

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    I know how perty the REL is, I have it already. How does the REL do for movies?

    Donald
     
  6. Raymond D'amato

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    I HAVE 2 REL STRATTA 111 . I LIKE THEM VERY MUCH.
    BUT I LISTEN TO MOSTLY MUSIC. I HAVE HAD MANY SUBS OVER THE YEARS AND I FIND THEM THE MOST MUSICAL. BTW MY SYSTEM CONSISTS OF B&W N804'S ,N805'S & HTM1 CENTER.
     
  7. Scott Oliver

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    Personally, I would go for the REL, because of its greater ability to blend in with speakers through that hook-up method they use. Great technical description there[​IMG]
    This way you could use it either as your LFE sub and/or low bass augmentation for the front mains. More flexible.
     
  8. RichardH

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    Who's got the better warranty?
    or just flip a coin ! [​IMG]
    Sometimes it's cool to leave decisions to chance.
     
  9. Donald Shrum

    Donald Shrum Stunt Coordinator

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    Well after listening to music, The REL definitely blended much nicer than then the HGS. But as soon as I popped a movie in, The REL's chances went "pop" Literally. Well the sub didn't pop but it sure couldn't hang in movies the way i wanted it too. I played ID4 on the opening scene where they show the moon, I spent 5 or so hours moving it, placing it in different areas of the room. Just couldn't get it to impress in movies. When i played Pleasentville movie, when they are in the dinner, There is some Miles Davis in the background, the HGS was a little boomy and the REL was so perfect it made me sick.
    I am going to keep the HGS cause I do 50/50 and the HGS matches my room better but I have definitely heard a beautiful sub. Wish I could afford both of them. The REL is now up for sale. Check the sale forum

    Donald
     
  10. DavidGT

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    Listen to Velo SPL series...much tighter and less muddy than the HGS, and cheaper too. I had both and much happy with the SPL1000. Movies are AWESOME with the SPL.
     
  11. Murali Kalapala

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    For the price of a REL Storm III. You can get a wood veneer Paradigm Servo-15. It does'nt blend as well as the Rel does for music but it's definately better than going with a Velo HGS-10.

    I wanted to buy a Storm III, however it just does'nt have the "Oomph" needed for a movie experience. I think a Stenor would be really nice in my room(3000 cu.ft) however I don't have that kind of money. So I settled for the Servo-15.

    Kris
     

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