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    sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    Hi all - just playing with the idea of adding a sub to my Marten Coltrane 3's, as no matter what i say or do the valve power amps (triode corp M845) just can't do what the solid state amps i used to use (Vitus SM011) did.

    so what shud i get? Magico Q15 is probably top of the list at the moment, but why about things like the evolution acoustics sub?

    any thoughts welcome

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    sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    RELs are nice, so the No. 25 comes to mind. Mike has some RELs in the store as well, I am using REL S5 with Magico S3 mk2s.

    Magicos are great, both the S and Q series, but they are pricey.

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    Re: sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    REL G1 or REL No.25 would be my choice. I regret selling my G1 and will probably get another REL in the near future. If you don't have the floor space, the REL 212se is really nice too.
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    Re: sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    Quote Originally Posted by pweg View Post
    Hi all - just playing with the idea of adding a sub to my Marten Coltrane 3's, as no matter what i say or do the valve power amps (triode corp M845) just can't do what the solid state amps i used to use (Vitus SM011) did.

    so what shud i get? Magico Q15 is probably top of the list at the moment, but why about things like the evolution acoustics sub?

    any thoughts welcome
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    Re: sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    JL Audio makes a fantastic sub.


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    Re: sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    I may be in the minority here, but my advice to potential purchasers is if you can only get one sub, do without until you can get two.
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    Re: sub to go with Marten Coltrane 3

    I agree. The only exception is if you have an home theater only setup.

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    I may be in the minority here, but my advice to potential purchasers is if you can only get one sub, do without until you can get two.
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