REL HT/1003 Subwoofer
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High Power Home Theatre Subwoofer
300 Watt NextGen5 Class D Power Amplifier
Long Throw 10” CarbonGlas™ Lightweight Bass Driver
Optional HT-Air™ Wireless Operation
The REL HT/1003 is designed specifically for Home Theatre use. It features a proprietary 10" CarbonGlas™ Driver and a powerful 300 Watt Class D Amplifier to deliver the sort of low end thrills a good home theatre setup deserves.
About REL HT/1003 Subwoofer
Allright! A REL Subwoofer specifically designed for making bomb blasts sound more realistic. Bring it on. Even though this is the baby of the HT range, don't let its compact size fool you. This sucker has some serious punch.
For when there is simply neither the space nor the need for all the output of the larger HT model. HT/1003 applies the same approach as its impressive stable mate and scales it down by just a little. 10” high-powered, long throw driver and 300W means it has plenty of power on demand. This unit is intended primarily for high powered home theatre applications, immersive gaming set-ups, and pairs nicely with active powered loudspeakers. Scaled down design, up-sized performance.
Compact Power & Punch
The home theatre focused Series HT line is designed specifically to answer the challenge of affordably priced, highly dynamic pure home theatre powered subwoofers in a handsome, compact package that makes it easy to tuck a few of these into most environments. The HT/1003 combines a lightweight, modern 10” CarbonGlas™ (250 mm) driver, coupled to a powerful 300W Class D amplifier that runs cool, producing startling dynamics. Internally, REL designed specially adapted home theatre input filters that produce extremely flat bass down in the 20’s.
REL set out to build the loudest, relatively compact, affordable 10” unit available for pure home theatre use. Critics are already lining up for reviews. The HT/1003 is designed to deliver the best bang (quite literally) for your buck when building a home theatre system, featuring: crisp cabinet dimensions finished in an attractive, yet purposeful, line grained black aluminium-look and topped by a 12mm thick beautifully polished top that serves to damp vibrations on the critical top surface of the cabinet.
For REL owners already enjoying the Series T/i or S subwoofers designed for both 2-channel and theatre use, the HT/1003 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce even higher output, adding further depth to special effects to provide a true home theatre experience. If you own a REL and want theatre to be wildly dramatic, add in an HT (or a few).
Purpose Built So Bring On The Special Effects: HT/1003 delivers a tough, honest, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; extremely high output home theatre at bargain pricing. The cabinet’s width is minimised reducing visual mass, whilst depth is maximised to produce the deepest bass. REL selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet. Easily handled, easily cleaned. Yet, the top surface that one’s eye sees is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal REL have come to be known for.
Ten-Inch Carbonglas™ Driver: REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1003, a modern 10” CarbonGlas™ (250mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones HT/1003 uses tough, stiff carbon fibre over 60% of the driven surface, backed by lightweight glassfibre. Naturally, REL use true high quality natural butyl surrounds as they remain soft and pliable for decades—something REL owners have come to expect. We believe the new 10” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theatre-specific drivers.
Punching Beyond Its Weight Class With 300 Watts Output: To accomplish REL’s single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theatre in such a compact footprint requires a special amplifier. The NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into ultra-deep bass despite its modest footprint. 300 watts means the driver is never starving for power ensuring high output, delivered effortlessly in a long running, reliable design. Within HT/1003’s input filter, REL designed specific inverse filtering to permit the CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than conventional designs.
Zero Compression Wireless Compatible: There is wireless and there is REL wireless. REL are well-known for having the finest wireless purpose-built systems in the component audio world. Though HT-Air™ is affordable, it retains REL’s corporate fixation on zero compression and maximum dynamics. HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust with delivery latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place their HT model wherever it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room.
In The News
Although the HT/1003 is a departure from purist REL philosophy, the result is an outstanding-value home cinema subwoofer. For AVR owners after a compact, affordable bass box that delivers movie mayhem in spades, look no further. If your budget runs higher, a pair of HT/1003s could be a consideration. And for soundbar users looking for a sonic upgrade, you won't get more bang per buck than this. Home Cinema Choice
Main Features & Specifications
- Type: Closed box, front-firing driver
- Active Driver Size & Material: 10 in., 250mm long-throw, CarbonGlas™ cone structure, inverted carbon fibre dust cap, steel chassis
- Low Frequency Extension: -6dB at 24 Hz
- Input Connectors: Dual Purpose Low Level Stereo RCA or LFE RCA
- Output Connectors: Daisy Chain Low Level Stereo RCA or LFE RCA
- Power Output: 300 Watts (RMS)
- Amplifier Type: NextGen5 Class D
- Wireless Capability: HT Air Wireless (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
- Protection System
- Fully Electronic Set Safe: Yes
- D.C. Fault: Yes
- Output Short: Yes
- Mains Input Voltage: 220-240 volts
- Fuses: 6.3 Amp semi delay
- Finish: Line Grained Black Composite
- Supplied Accessories: Mains Lead
- Dimensions (WxH xD): 318 x 347 x 351 mm
- Net Weight: 12.7 kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE