"More and Deeper Bass Than I Expected"
Get ready for an amazing bass experience, plus enhanced performance from your other speakers. Stepping up to a T-9 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-9 combines a forward-firing 10" passive with a down-firing 10" ULT driver, along with a high current 300W Class A/B amp with remote-mounted toroidal transformer. The combination of a larger cabinet, the driven cone area of a 15" driver, and 300 watts of power results in epic bass at a reasonable price.
"This sub kept pace with large and powerful ancillary equipment and was capable enough to shake the sofa like a much larger sub," notes Jim Clements in a January 2, 2014 review for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. "The REL T-9 is also a fast, nuanced and musical sub, particularly when connected via its high level link."
"I wasn’t all that surprised to find it was delivering far more – and deeper – bass than I would otherwise have expected from a cabinet that’s so small," reports Greg Borrowman in Australian Hi-fi magazine, May 9, 2012. "It was also tighter bass than I would have expected."
Classic REL Quality
The T-9's rear panel embodies classic REL quality. The very large heatsink allows the T-9 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 extremely large sound field reproduction mates with medium-sized tower speakers and quality monitors.
Impressive Amp and Driver
The amplifier design for T-9 is a high current 300W Class A/B linear power amplifier with remote mounted toroidal transformer. These workhorse amps have proven themselves in over 50,000 units to date, with excellent reliability.
T-9 uses a quality stamped steel-frame 10" Ultra Long Throw (ULT) driver in the T-9. 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-9 features a forward-firing 10" coated paper passive for the driven surface area of a 15" driver.
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.
"This sub kept pace with large and powerful ancillary equipment and was capable enough to shake the sofa like a much larger sub… The REL T-9 is also a fast, nuanced and musical sub, particularly when connected via its high level link."
- Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, January 2, 2014
"I wasn’t all that surprised to find it was delivering far more – and deeper – bass than I would otherwise have expected from a cabinet that’s so small. It was also tighter bass than I would have expected."
- Greg Borrowman, Australian Hi-fi magazine, May 9, 2012