What Speakers Are Best To Use With These Compact Subwoofers
Hey, John Hunter from REL here, one of the questions that we get fairly frequently is customers trying to make a decision between our Tzero and the T/5i. The Tzero is probably best thought of as something that works brilliantly in a small study, perhaps an office at home. Think of a room that is perhaps 10 foot by 15 foot, 12 foot by 15, not a full size living room.
T/5i on the other hand was designed with bigger drivers, much more powerful amplifiers, and it’s designed to drive sort of a normal, if you will, a household living room. When you hear a T/5i, it will fill out a 16 by 20 foot room easily, and even if you’ve got an open floor plan like I do in our house, it seems to handle it just fine. Whereas the Tzero would be struggling a little bit in that exact same venue. Also, the sorts of speakers that you’d want to pair them up with.
For the Tzero, smaller quicker say five 5 1/4 inch 2 ways that really don’t produce deep bass will actually benefit from the Tzero’s ability to go up higher into the middle and upper base regions and get a really good seamless handoff. The bigger and more extensive you make a subwoofers bottom end typically the less reach it has. The T/5i is probably best thought of for things like big 5 ¼ inch, with larger cabinets, 6 1/2 inch two ways and up.