REL: 2X2 No. 25 versus 3X2 G1 Mark II?

Which is the better set-up to reproduce 10Hz to 20Hz with resolution and extension?

  • G1 Mark II Six Pack

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • No. 25 Four Pack

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7

Ron Resnick

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Four (4) REL No. 25s are approximately the same cost as six (6) REL G1 Mark IIs.

Assuming space and aesthetics are not issues, how should one go about deciding whether to get a four pack of No. 25s or a six pack of G1 Mark IIs?

Which is the better option if one wants to reproduce with resolution, nuance and extension the frequency range of 10Hz to 20Hz?

Why?

What are the pros and cons of each set-up?
 

dbeau

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Apr 20, 2018
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Four (4) REL No. 25s are approximately the same cost as six (6) REL G1 Mark IIs.

Assuming space and aesthetics are not issues, how should one go about deciding whether to get a four pack of No. 25s or a six pack of G1 Mark IIs?

Which is the better option if one wants to reproduce with resolution, nuance and extension the frequency range of 10Hz to 20Hz?

Why?

What are the pros and cons of each set-up?
I have a pair of 25s and the guidance from REL was based upon my main speakers and the room.
I think those will be the parameters for deciding upon which units are stacked.
 

LL21

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Personally, 25s:
- it is the reference piece which means longer-term investment because...
- ...you can upgrade later if you want a 6-pack of 25s by 'just' going to 2 more
- never feel like you spent good money on 6 G1s and then want to upgrade the WHOLE thing; those kinds of deals are the most costly in the end
- fewer components to setup/calibrate...i have read that multiple subs (even stacked) take some real calibration finetuning
- as for all out sound comparison, the 25s 'seem' to be designed to dig deeper which intuitively i prefer given what you are targeting which is super-low frequencies (subsonic basically)
 

Minnesotafats

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Aug 27, 2020
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I was faced with this decision and went with 4 N25s. They go lower in frequency than the G1s and I think they will integrate better with the MBL 101s. This picture does not show their final destination which will be closer to the speakers.
 

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