It takes a lot to get the Audio Video Synergy team excited. But we are incredibly enthusiastic about REL Acoustics and their offering of subwoofers. We added a pair of REL Acoustics 212/SX to a McIntosh system with Bowers & Wilkins 800 series speakers, and the result is nothing short of amazing. You may enjoy this set up with a visit to our stereo room.
Our featured system now has subs firing six subwoofer elements! It is hard to imagine a better sounding system. These subs have extended the soundstage while providing incredible clarity to the mid-tones in perfect synchronicity.
REL Acoustics has a singular focus on subwoofers, and that is all they make. The company has carved out a reputation for unique design, artistry, and quality materials, crafting subs that complement the finest speakers. REL designs and crafts only subwoofers, and their singular focus is apparent in the pure, clean sound their subwoofers produce. Instead of overwhelming, REL subs provide a powerful sense of balance.
The 212/SX we demonstrate incorporates alloy drivers with carbon fiber blades that are incredibly strong, with a new flat passive radiator that extends even more profound than previous models. With REL’s proprietary PerfectFilter™, your system will deliver crushing low bass with great speed and air, well beyond most subwoofers.
So, while the 212/SX thunders and shakes foundations, it also resolves detail and restores midrange warmth to its correct balance. At 1,000 watts with (4) 12″ (350mm) drivers, 212/SX drives rooms hard and in multiple modes, allowing it to create richer bass everywhere in a room.
REL has refined its ultra-fast filters, and newly developed drivers produce harder slam, bringing to life quieter, gentler moments, improving system performance at both extremes. The 212/SX plays brilliantly with both high-end 2-channel systems and large power theatre applications.
At 1,000 watts of output, plus the ability to connect both High Level and .1/LFE simultaneously with optional state of the art wireless, 212/SX delivers the goods at scale. It does so with incredible grip and control in the intense bass where most amplifiers get loose and lose control.
Too many subwoofers provide brute strength, whereas the 212/SX delivers massive power and every secondary category of performance with ease and effortless versatility. Deafening output in a concert video or blockbuster movie is impressive, but beautifully rendered female vocals are accurate and precise.