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Old 08-31-2019, 10:38 AM
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I directly asked REL via Facebook a few months back, they were quick to answer. I believe it was John Hunter responding. Here’s his take on adding either a pair of 212/SE or G1 mkII to my Dynaudio speakers with McIntosh MC601 monoblock amplifiers, in the context of a multipurpose 2 channel, surround sound, theater environment .......

“Hi Jason, and thank you for the reach out--The 212/SE will work brilliantly in this application, whereas the G-1 MKII a. will likely present space problems due to its greater depth and b. for this sort of multi purpose system, the 212 is in its glory.

As to connectivity, I will note two things. First, we have ZERO issues connecting to McIntosh Quad Balanced stereo or monoblock amps including the 402 model. What that style of amp requires is a proper ground, nothing fancy. Here's a link to the connectivity page on how to properly connect to MC601's--the 402 is the same but the little screw on the chassis is located very slightly differently. Because these are balanced amp designs, the "ground" tap on the rear is NOT ground at all. The solution is to locate ground, which in the case of all modern McIntosh amps can be found somewhere on the shiny chrome back panel. Here's the link and thanks again for the question.

Remember to configure your AV processor for Full Range on your main channels (we do so for ALL channels except Atmos which generally cannot be set to Full Range) if you intend to use both High Level and .1/LFE and remember that neither Marantz nor Denon recent offerings allow one to do so in theatre (but CAN be configured to do so for 2-channel music reproduction).”

Another key point in the linked article is they warn not to connect a single REL sub to a monoblock amplifier. Always use pairs of subs for monoblocks.

https://relsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en...ced-MonoblocksIMG_9499.jpgIMG_9500.jpg

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