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REL S3 (Gloss White)


400 Watt Powered Subwoofer

REL S3 Subwoofer - Front angle view.

REL S3 Subwoofer - Front angle view.

Powerful 400 Watt Subwoofer That’s Brilliant For Movies & Music.

Includes Both Active Long Throw Alloy Fibre Driver And A Passive Driver.

Wireless Operation Available With Optional REL LongBow

Designed And Made In The United Kingdom.

Availability: Despatched In 1 - 2 days.
Your Price $3,199
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Product Description

The middle child in the Series S family of advanced sub bass systems from REL, the S3 is small enough to fit almost anywhere and powerful enough to fill even a large room. 


The REL Series S takes the concept of audiophile quality components as furniture-grade companion to the sophisticated home to a new level. Because not everyone lives in the same sized house with identical speakers, REL offer three different levels of accomplishment (S2, S3 and S5) that increase in quality, scale and refinement. Series S combines a higher performance level than REL have ever set out to deliver within their mid-level range, with ease of use and freedom from conventional restraint.

Power and Performance: The S3 derives a lot from the flagship S5 and offers a more compact footprint and much of S5 performance for use with either slightly more modest systems or rooms that cannot handle the power and output of S5. Qualitatively, it is the equal of the S5 and scales the grand scale, power and majesty of its larger sibling. Beautifully balanced, the S3 offers powerful, incisive and beautifully balanced performance.

Smooth Speed & Slam: The S3’s driver features an all-new alloy cone structure that takes this mid-level product to a performance that exceeds our reference products of only a few years ago. By reducing moving mass, with a balanced approach to design, the engineering team was able to produce far more speed than prior designs. By carefully adjusting key parameters, they were able to increase the self-quieting key to a high-end component’s ability to resolve space and inner detail. Improvements in the designs translate into enhancement in your entire system.

Sound Beyond Its Size - Carbon Passive Radiator: The REL S3 uses a special carbon/carbon passive that is stiff, lightweight and incredibly well-behaved. the approach to passive design results in performance more akin to a variable ratio driver size. On an S3, think of it as a sliding ratio design wherein the S3 begins as an ultra-fast 250mm (10”) sealed box design and, as more power and deeper bass is demanded S3 gradually morphs into the power and output of a 15” design.

Fast, Extended Lows: Beyond the proprietary drivers, the performance of a REL is determined by the unique input filters and amplifiers. REL S3 uses a simple filter-type that is very fast—about 8 milliseconds in group delay– to cross out unwanted higher frequencies to the driver. This speed and the carefully sorted filters allow for seamless blending of RELs with the main speakers. REL does not include a high pass filter to cross out bass from the main speaker because to do so would generally produce more unwanted effects than the minor benefits such a design confers. The S3’s power amplifier is a powerful NextGen2 400 Watt digital amplifier. This design has powered thousands of RELs and has proven exceptionally reliable and very fast with deep, extended lows—it provides a perfect mate for the new driver.

Bassline Blue: Although all REL Subwoofers are supplied standard with a Hi-Level Cable, REL also offer an upgade Hi-Level Cable called Bassline Blue. This REL designed cable is the perfect way to improve the sound quality of your REL Subwoofer and in fact your entire system. The Bassline Blue cable is an upgrade every REL owner should investigate. For more information click here >>.

LongBow Wireless Connectivity: Freed from the need to snake ungainly audio cables across one’s salon, use of the optional LongBow Zero Compression Wireless Delivery Method produces two responses: utter amazement at the quality of sound (most wireless delivery systems destroy music’s warmth by compressing and expanding the sound digitally) and visual relaxation because, for once, there are no visible cables to detract from this experience. For more information click here >>.

In The News

“Although it can happily shake the walls every bit as much as its R328 predecessor, this is also a subtle and deft device. It just adds more depth to the bass and control to the upper registers. I’ve become something of a convert!” Hi-Fi Plus 

A Closer Look

Click here to read a little more about the design features that make REL Subwoofers worthy of serious consideration.

  • Design Type: Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator
  • Active Drive Unit: 1 x 250mm long-throw, Continuous Cast Alloy cone structure
  • Passive Radiator: 1 x 300mm
  • Lower Frequency Response in Room: 22Hz at -6 dB
  • Input Connectors: Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Left and Right Lo Level phono, LFE phono, SMA for wireless antenna
  • Gain Control Range: 80 dB
  • Power Output: 400 Watts (RMS)
  • Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
  • Amplifier Type: Next Gen II Class D
  • REL Longbow Wireless capability: Yes – REL Longbow transmitter [required], Sold separately
  • Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE: Yes
  • D.C. Fault: Yes
  • Output Short: Yes
  • Mains Input Voltage: 220-240 volts
  • Fuses (semi delay): 5 Amp 220 volts operation
  • Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to better quality cord for improved performance.
  • Neutrik Speakon Interconnect 10 Metres Nominal: Yes
  • Finish (Gloss): Piano Black
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 406 x 424 x 463.5 mm
  • Net Weight: 27.8 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 32.2 kg
  • Finish (Gloss): Piano White
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years

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

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 400 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Brand REL
Subwoofer Driver Size 254mm (10"), 305mm (12")
Finish/Colour White
Subwoofer Power Output 400- 799 Watts
Subwoofer Firing Direction Front/Down Firing
Other Subwoofer Features Wireless Optional
Shipping Weight (kg) 33.0000
Price Range $3,199


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