I have a pair of S5 SHO subs in my dedicated room. I went with these subs on the recommendation of the dealer from which I also bought my speakers. Right now they are connected with both high level and LFE input.
I thought initially I may use the room for music and and movies/games, but have found my music usage is zero. I'm debating reconnecting the system to use LFE only for HT purposes and thinking I overbought based on the defunct music use case.
I came back to the thread to see what people were saying about REL and was considering reconnecting my system for LFE input only (wish the S5 has XLR inputs), but I'm seeing the comments about reduced LFE only output. Is this a systematic concern?
I really like the audio results for HT in the room. These subs rock and I don't feel I'm missing out on anything. Going LFE only though, I could position the subs away from the mains for potentially more optimal HT use as well as not second-guess myself that I have the dual high/low level configuration done properly.
Even have it in the back of my mind perhaps to flip the S5 for a pair for HT/1508 Predators. I like extension, but I also like the feel of fast, tight, accurate bass and that's kind of the selling point of this brand. The HT has XLR inputs, so I can more easily move things around the room than with RCA cables.
Video: JVC NX7, Stewart Cima Neve 135"
Audio: Marantz AV7704, Emotiva XPA-11 Gen 3
Speakers: Focal Electra 1038 Be x 2, Electra CC 1008 Be, Aria 906 x 8, REL S5 SHO x 2
Sources: Apple TV 4k, Kaleidescape Strato, Oppo 203, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch
Xbox Live: TrackZ