Does anyone have experience using the REL subwoofers with a BHK amp? I’m going to home audition one but I’m a little concerned because the manual states the way to connect it (for music not HT) is through the speaker terminals on the main amp.
To increase the versatility of connecting up, the G1 has two separate stereo inputs. A Neutrik Speakon socket and two phono sockets. This is to facilitate use with various system configurations.
The high-level, unbalanced, dual-channel (stereo) input is via a Neutrik Speakon connector which is connected to the power amplifier’s left and right channel speaker terminals.This has the advantage of ensuring that the REL receives exactly the same signal as the main speakers. This means that the character of the bass from the main system is carried forward into the sub-bass. This is a very important point and together with the REL’s Active Bass Controller (ABC), ensures far superior system integration of the sub-bass with the main system. There are two RCA sockets for Low Level connection to the output of a stereo preamplifier or receiver. Another single RCA socket connects to the .1/LFE output of a home cinema amplifier or processor.
The idea of connecting two pair of speakers to the BHK terminals makes me very nervous. Does anyone have any experience hooking up a sub this way?
I’m interested in the REL because while I think my Wilson (Duettes) could use the help, I have to be able to audition one at home before I buy in case I don’t like it. I’m NOT a basshead though I have a pair of subs for my HT setup.