A Miracle in Miniature
Smaller is better when it comes to AV components and you want to conserve space in a room. But not at the cost of audiophile performance. You still want movies to spring to life with growls and rumbles and your gaming to render effects with exciting bass. You also want your favorite digital music files appear and float in front of the listener with lifelike clarity and power.
If you want all of this, the compact T-Zero powered subwoofer from REL Acoustics is for you. The T-Zero makes each experience better, enriching even modest AV systems with power and natural bass. It's a miracle in miniature.
"Highly recommended," says Alan Sircom in his HiFi+ magazine review for November 2012. "These are small, powered subwoofers, benefitting from all the high-performance system integration and control you get from REL designs, but in a cube not much larger than a couple of shoeboxes."
It's the Real Deal from REL
REL Acoustics is known worldwide for its powerful, no-compromise subwoofers. The T-Zero brings the REL experience to a new level of affordability. It gives you the full REL connectivity suite, long throw drivers and powerful, reliable amplifiers at a new lower price point and beautifully compact dimensions.
The T-Zero is the result of the collaboration between REL's American design and engineering team and our British production team. Many competing products are clearly the result of cost engineering, however, T-Zero is a pure high-end product in design and execution.
In many ways T-Zero was the most difficult design that REL ever executed. Never before has the company delivered so much quality for so little. T-Zero offers next generation Class D amplifiers, High level inputs, .1 separate input stages, and a rugged 6.5" main driver with exceptional output and low bass extension for its size. T-Zero gives up little to much larger units from the competitors. And for the finishing touch, T-Zero boasts a gorgeous cabinet finish with five coats of lacquer, as in all REL Serie T components.
Mechanical and Acoustic Advancements
Many of the sonic virtues – speed, warmth and slam – embodied in T-Zero are the direct result of mechanical and acoustic advancements. In particular, we have utilized thick slabs of dense, acoustically inert MDF, masterfully bonded to create an exceptionally rigid, near-monocoque cabinet creating an inert structure that allows more of the music to emerge.
The powerful and efficient Class D amplifier is mated to a down-firing 6.5" long-throw driver capable of launching a surprising amount of room filling bass that belies the T-Zero's size.
Super Solid All the Way
T-Zero is built with superior fit and finish and the attention to detail that you expect from REL. T-Zero takes advantage of a super stiff cabinet construction that drives the resonant frequency higher so it is more easily damped by REL's instrument-grade cabinet bracing.
To give you the look you want that will do your whole room proud, REL utilized five full coats of lacquer, and solid aluminum feet and badging, because REL owners understand quality must extend throughout a product, not just in the most obvious applications. And its diminutive scale allows T-Zero to all-but-hide among the furnishings in your home.
T-Zero enjoys all the connectivity options found on all REL subwoofers. For two-channel systems the high-level connection, using the Neutrik Speakon connector, is preferred because by connecting to the amplifier's speaker outputs the sonic signature of the entire amplification chain is folded into the REL signal thereby keeping timing and timbre cues consistent.
The REL Connectivity SuiteTM allows for using both high and low input options. The ability to blend and individually control both signals that, for example is useful in a home theater system where the sub-bass system must reproduce both main speaker and .1/LFE low frequency content. Additionally, connectivity to Class D main power amplifiers cause no problem thanks to REL-DTM, a proprietary circuit that creates the proper grounding environment for most Class D amplifiers.
"Highly recommended… These are small, powered subwoofers, benefitting from all the high-performance system integration and control you get from REL designs, but in a cube not much larger than a couple of shoeboxes."
- Alan Sircom, HiFi+ magazine, November 2012