I am looking for a new sub to match up with my Ruark Preludes, a British 2-way floorstander with 6.5 mid-woofer and dome tweeter. Currently there are three contending companies.
1. REL-The R-205, the Q108E, and the Britannia B3. (though this one may be beyond my budget currently) I've heard the R-205 and was impressed, just leary of the small cabinet size.
2. Martin Logan- The Abyss, the Grotto and maybe the Depth. I haven't auditioned these yet.
3. Essex Audio- Their SW-2 model. I have heard this sub and thought it performed nicely but I have not heard of this company before and know nothing of their reputation. The high-end store where I bought my speakers carries this brand and I'm completely confident in their reputation, so I figure it must be a good sub. It retails for $1500 which is the upper end of my budget.
Ultimately, my ears will make the decision for me but I would certainly welcome any experiences you've had with these and/or advice & recommendations.
BTW, it's for two-channel use only. Thanks!