Why AVS is a big believer in REL Subwoofers
REL Acoustics is a renowned manufacturer of powered subwoofer speakers for stereo and home theater systems. Their award-winning home theater subwoofers have wireless capabilities that elevate the cinematic experience, creating an immersive user environment.
One of their remarkable products is the REL Acoustics T/9x Subwoofer, which has sparked much debate in the home audio world due to its performance and design. The T/9x is praised for the sheer joy and engagement it brings to music, showcasing its versatility not just in home theaters but also in music systems.
The REL 212/SX Subwoofer is another product that offers more output capabilities than one might ever need. It’s a perfect solution for 2-channel and home theater systems, indicating the company’s commitment to versatility and high performance.
Their HT series, including the HT/1510 Predator II, is particularly noteworthy. With a 1000-watt, 15” woofer, this sealed bruiser exemplifies REL’s claim of producing fast and musical subwoofers. On the other hand, the HT/1205 model has a softer silhouette due to its less angular design and rounded edges, demonstrating REL’s attention to aesthetic details.
The REL Acoustics 212/SE Sub-Bass System is a testament to the company’s pursuit of excellence. John Hunter, owner and chief designer for REL, stated that the 212s were designed to offer “the most” of everything that REL could provide.
Lastly, the REL Studio III subwoofer, part of the Stadium series launched in 1992, was designed to reproduce not only bass but also what Lord, the founder of REL, calls “sub-bass,” highlighting the company’s innovative approach to sound reproduction.
Can I Afford a Subwoofer?
Even a moderately priced REL subwoofer can significantly enhance the home theater experience. Here’s how:
- Improved Sound Quality: Subwoofers are specialized speakers designed to deliver bass frequencies, typically low-frequency sounds that many regular speakers struggle to reproduce. Adding a subwoofer to your home theater system can dramatically improve overall sound quality by filling in these missing low-frequency sounds.
- Enhanced Listening Experience: According to Reddit’s Budget Audiophile community, a subwoofer will 100% enhance your listening experience. Adding a subwoofer can provide a more immersive and full-bodied sound, making movies, music, and games more enjoyable.
- Better Home Theater Dynamics: A good subwoofer can change the dynamics of a home theater system. An impactful subwoofer can make a significant difference by adding depth and realism to the audio, making the movie or music experience more engaging.
- Room-Shaking Bass: For those who crave that room-rattling, couch-shaking bass experience, a subwoofer is a must-have component. Even moderately priced subwoofers can deliver impressive bass performance, enhancing the impact and excitement of action movies or music with deep bass lines.
- Dual Subwoofer Setup: Having two subwoofers can greatly improve your home theater system. The advantages of having two subwoofers include smoother bass response across a broader range of listening positions and increased system headroom for cleaner, louder bass.
Remember, the key to getting the most out of a moderately priced subwoofer is excellent design, proper setup, and correct placement. And who can do this better than REL Acoustics, a company specializing only in subwoofers? It’s also essential to choose a subwoofer that matches well with your main speakers and the acoustics of your room for the best results. The experts at Audio Video Synergy can help you with that.
So, the next time you settle into your sofa, or for those fortunate enough to drop into their $125,000 purpose-built theatre and fire up your theatre for a long night with Netflix or the Blu-ray of your choice, remember that it’s those subs like REL’s HTs that deliver improvements across the board in theatre.
Follow the tips above; you’ll hear the benefits of dialogue and totally uncompressed .1/LFE special effects. You’ll quickly appreciate the speed and transient snap REL subwoofers deliver.