REL HT/1205 Subwoofer

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$1,695.00

High Power Home Theatre Subwoofer

500 Watt NextGen5 Class D Power Amplifier

Long Throw 12” CarbonGlas Lightweight Bass Driver

Optional HT-Air Wireless Operation

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About The REL HT/1205 Subwoofer

The REL HT/1205 Subwoofer is designed specifically for Home Theatre use. It features a proprietary 12" CarbonGlas™ Driver and a powerful 500 Watt Class D Amplifier to deliver the sort of low end thrills a good home theatre setup deserves.

Allright! A REL Subwoofer specifically designed for making bomb blasts & volcano eruptions sound more realistic. Bring it on. This is the big brother in the HT range and brings some serious mumbo to the party. Guaranteed to blow your socks (and almost everything else) off. Get ready - this sucker has some serious punch and it's coming to get you.

The REL HT/1205 home theatre subwoofer delivers a brand new mind-blowing 500 Watt RMS Class D power amplifier design, coupled to a 300mm (12") long travel driver to deliver extremely high output in an attractive design. HT is a powerhouse for dedicated high powered home theatre applications, that will also transform the gaming experience and partners nicely with active wireless speakers.

REL HT/1205 Subwoofer

Rethink What's Possible: Performance Home Theatre: Series HT is designed specifically to answer the challenge of creating affordably priced, exceptionally dynamic, pure home theatre powered subwoofers. The HT/1205 is the ideal combination of a lightweight, modern 300mm (12”) CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver coupled to a powerful 500 Watt Class D amplifier that runs cool, producing extraordinary dynamics. Internally, REL developed 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 12” unit available for pure home theatre use, and at truly attractive pricing. You’ll be the judge of how well they accomplished that goal, but critics are already lining up for reviews. REL believe the HT/1205 is destined to become a modern classic with svelte 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 Reference , Series S and T/i subwoofers designed for both 2-channel and theatre use, the HT/1205 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce extremely high output for chest rumbling home theatre special effects.

Purpose Built - Bring On The Special Effects: HT/1205 delivers a tough, simple, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; devastatingly high output home theatre. 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, which is easily handled and easily cleaned. This more basic design vocabulary differs from the more refined finishes found in REL’s other lines, however the top surface that catches one’s eye is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal REL have come to be known for.

Size Matters - Twelve-Inch CarbonGlas™ Driver: REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1205, a modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones HT/1205’s 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. HT/1205’s new 12” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theatre-specific drivers.

Warn The Neighbours, It's Movie Night: 500 Watts!

To accomplish the single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theatre applications requires a special amplifier. REL’s NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into louder and deeper bass. 500 watts means the driver is never allowed to starve for power ensuring a long running, reliable design. Within HT-1205’s input filter, REL designed in specific inverse filtering to permit the CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than traditional 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 entire 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, delivering latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place your HT/1205 where it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room, all while retaining REL’s category-leading super-fast wireless.

About REL

REL was founded in 1990 in Bridge End, Wales, UK by Richard E Lord and for the last 30 plus years REL has been developing better and better subwoofers designed to bring the ultimate bass response to your stereo or home theatre system, regardless of budget.

But lots of companies make subwoofers, so what makes REL special? Well for starters, they ONLY make subwoofers, whereas almost every other company make a range of products, including subwoofers. You can guess which company pays subwoofer development the most attention. Also most REL subwoofers are designed for music systems and have two very unique features. The first is the High Level Input which brings the signal in from the amplifier’s speaker outputs so the signal your subwoofer is seeing is the same as the one your speakers are seeing. This means the subwoofer has a much better chance of sounding like an extension of your speakers.

The second unique feature is the lightning fast filters which REL have developed which allow REL subwoofers to be as quick as your speakers. To illustrate, a typical loudspeaker has a response time of 4ms (milliseconds), whereas most subwoofers have a response time between 37ms & 80ms. No wonder most subwoofers sound as slow as a wet week. By contrast the response times of a REL Subwoofer vary between 9ms for the Serie T, 7ms for the Serie S and a loudspeaker-equalling 4ms for the Reference series. On top of that, REL have some of the lightest most rigid cones found on any sub and some of the most powerful amplifiers, all housed in uniquely braced cabinets that ensure no cabinet resonances of any kind and no turbulence or noise inside the cabinet. Last, but certainly not least, REL subwoofers are some of the most harmoniously designed and downright good looking subwoofers on the planet, ensuring it’s not just the bass response that brings a smile to your face.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Product Description: REL HT/1205 powered Subwoofer
  • Design: Closed box, front-firing driver
  • Active Driver Size & Material: 12 in., 300mm long-throw, CarbonGlas™ cone structure, inverted carbon fibre dust cap, steel chassis
  • Low Frequency Extension: -6dB at 22 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: 500 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 50Hz
  • Fuses: 8 Amp semi delay
  • Finish: Line Grained Black Composite
  • Power Cable: Standard IEC C13 Cable - We recommend you upgrade to something better - see below
  • Dimensions (WxH xD): 376 x 405 x 399 mm
  • Net Weight: 17.2 kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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