still torn, but all of a sudden leaning towards the T9 or the R-218. Single sub.
there is ZERO interest nor money in getting two subs if I buy a higher REL model. I'd rather use my money upgrading other weak points. Consistently, all the reviews I've read love the performance with a single sub. Obviously a few music only guys have dual subs
The store did lend me a T7 demo to bring home tonight. Compared to my Mirage MM8, I'm expecting better results with the REL. Maybe even "enough" . The price jumps are hard to swallow in the REL line.
Saving money on a SINGLE T7 or T9 is welcome. Turns out dual T5 = single R218 in price.
The design of the T5 is similar to the R218. Just less power and smaller driver size. Both are a single down firing driver. Only the T7/T9 and R328/528 have a passive driver also.
again, quality over SPL. On paper, even as a single driver, the R218 goes lower than the T9. The reviews above say the T9 is already chest pounding. Incredible and WAY more performance than I'm looking for.