Originally Posted by dirtyvinyl
Is there REALLY that much audible difference with those modelsl? I guess I don't have a discerning ear when it comes to subs at this level. I like my B3 yet, I can't imagine other than a 2nd(to balance overall ) a real improvement in sonics. You already have a superb model. Location and setup isn't satisfying?
Other than upgradeitis I don't understand.
Hi-pretty much aesthetics at this point. I purchased the B2 and it was fantastic with stereo but I always felt with the 10inch driver that perhaps I wasn't getting all I could for HT. RELs are fantastic and some of the best for stereo but there are times for HT I wanted more
I then purchased a B1 later and it is truly a great sub. Stereo 2.1 is just as great as it was and HT is at a much higher level. The B1 has played out to be a really good performer for me all around.
I have the B2 boxed and in my closet. It is like new. I keep telling myself to sell it but then change my mind. It took several years of building a piece at a time but my set-up is now done. Now I can consider things like the matching sub for the front. I do want to try two subs up front as I think it will add to the overall quality and dispersion of bass. This is the one time that aesthetics do come into play for me. I do not want different size subs in the front of my room. It annoys me what can I say? The B2 looks considerably smaller than B1.
I can look to Audiogon for a second B1 but I am also curious about these latest offerings from REL. I am curious how they compare to the B1s. And I think they are beautiful and the remote may help with fine tuning and not going behind the sub in tight spaces to make minor adjustments. I think the remote is a good idea although it is round and ugly (-: