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Need Sub Recommendation, Please!

I have a Mystere ia21 INTEGRATED tube amp running KT120 tubes [no line level out] and Martin Logan Theos in gloss black. I am using the 4-ohm taps. I am looking to add a sub [Theos is lacking in bass]. My room is about 200 SF and has wall-to-wall carpet. This is for a 2-channel system only. I have a separate HT system. I have two requirements for sub:

1. Must be gloss black to match Theos.
2. Must have high level inputs [connect to amp outputs] since I have no line level outputs on amp.

I was thinking of the REL T/7i as it meets both of my above requirements, but there is a lot of negative opinions on REL on this website. So realistically, what are my options?

Thanks in advance, and everybody please remain safe!
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Rythmik F12SE or F15HP (with PEQ3 amp)
SVS SB-1000
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Anything from Rythmik that fits your budget/size requirement.
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5.1: Power - Denon 4308ci, Fronts - Def Tech BP9040's, Center - Def Tech CLR 2000, Surrounds - Def Tech PM1000's, Sub's - Rythmik E15HP x2, Display - Panasonic TC-55AS530U, TT - Rega Planar 2 w/ Dynavector 10x5
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I have a Mystere ia21 INTEGRATED tube amp running KT120 tubes [no line level out] and Martin Logan Theos in gloss black. I am using the 4-ohm taps. I am looking to add a sub [Theos is lacking in bass]. My room is about 200 SF and has wall-to-wall carpet. This is for a 2-channel system only. I have a separate HT system. I have two requirements for sub:

1. Must be gloss black to match Theos.
2. Must have high level inputs [connect to amp outputs] since I have no line level outputs on amp.

I was thinking of the REL T/7i as it meets both of my above requirements, but there is a lot of negative opinions on REL on this website. So realistically, what are my options?

Thanks in advance, and everybody please remain safe!
I have seen a lot of negatives in the forums on RELs, mostly in price to performance. However, i'm in the minority and definitely a fan especially for the application you're using it for. I have my REL connected to the 8ohm taps on my integrated tube amp for my dedicated 2Ch. There are videos and resources from REL that help you dial in your sub setup to your speakers.
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Anything from Rythmik that fits your budget/size requirement.
Another vote for anything from Rythmik.
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SVS has a great black gloss finish.

I would go with the SVS SB-2000 or the SB-3000 if you think you will need better output/low end.

The Rythmik L12 also comes in gloss black.

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I believe Rythmik is more limited on models available in gloss black. SVS has lots of choices.
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^^ You can have piano gloss black with all Rythmik subs except the fv18 and fv25. Some are even available in gloss white. These are really beautiful finished subs.
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Another vote for anything from Rythmik.
Agreed. I moved from and a PC4000 to FV15HP and the precision in the Rythmiks is what surprised me. Lots of great suggestions here though.
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