"Superlative Sonic Performance"
Stepping up to a T-7 powered subwoofer from REL Acoustics produces a huge increase in performance over the smaller, less expensive down-firing models, such as the T-Zero or T-5. The T-7 adds a forward-firing 10" passive, along with a high current 200W Class A/B amp with remote-mounted toroidal transformer to a superb 8" down-firing active driver. The combination of a larger cabinet and the driven cone area of a 13" driver, results in powerful performance you can feel.
"It was amazing to me that REL was able to bring much of the superlative sonic performance of its reference-level subwoofers to the reasonably priced T-7 Subwoofer," reports Terry London in his HomeTheaterReview.com review for November 9, 2012. "The greatest compliment that a reviewer can give a piece is to purchase it. I purchased the pair of T-7s for my smaller system, which I use to review two-way stand mount monitors."
"Superb Balance of Speed, Agility and Depth"
"The REL T-7 has a superb balance of speed, agility and depth – this a very complete woofer," raves England's Home Cinema Choicemagazine.
The T-7's rear panel embodies classic REL quality. The larger heatsink allows the T-7 to run cool for years. A full REL connectivity suite allows for both perfectly blended musical sub bass, as well as powerful, concussive home theater bass. The large sound field reproduction mates with medium-sized tower speakers and quality monitors.
The amplifier design for T-7 is a high current 200W Class A/B linear power amplifier. These workhorse amps have proven themselves in over 50,000 units to date, with excellent reliability.
REL uses a quality stamped steel-frame 8" Ultra Long Throw (ULT) driver in the T-7. REL drivers are a big part of the company's success, with much care and attention paid to producing truly low bass from relatively small drivers, and then engineering them to be able to withstand high power and output for long periods of time. T-7 features a forward-firing 10" coated paper passive for much greater driven surface area.
Advanced Input Filter Design
REL's latest input filter design is borrowed from its more expensive sibling (Serie R) and is considerably quicker than previous REL designs. This speed is partly responsible for the slam and attack for which Serie T is known. Note the separate volume controls for High Level and .1 that allow perfect levels for music and home-theater. With REL, there is no need to turn it up for theater, then turn it down for music.
Note the High Level Connection that allows the seamless blend of sub with your main speakers. Note also the .1 input which can be used simultaneously with the high level connection to provide a unique home theater experience that provides truly immersive bass due to the restoration of low bass in the soundtrack to the main speakers.
Beautiful Inside and Out
The REL is as beautiful to look at as it is to hear. The meticulously crafted cabinet boasts multiple layers of hand-rubbed Gloss Piano Black or White Lacquer finish. It also features solid aluminum feet and badging.
"It was amazing to me that REL was able to bring much of the superlative sonic performance of its reference-level subwoofers to the reasonably priced T-7 Subwoofer. It will work great in a home theater system, but my goal was to see if it would add to the musicality in a two-channel high-level system strictly for music. It wonderfully did just that, the way that I described in this review. The greatest compliment that a reviewer can give a piece is to purchase it. I purchased the pair of T-7s for my smaller system, which I use to review two-way stand mount monitors."
- Terry London, HomeTheaterReview.com, November 9, 2012
"The REL T-7 has a superb balance of speed, agility and depth – this a very complete woofer."
- Home Cinema Choicemagazine