Availability: This item is expected to begin shipping in mid-September
REL’s Serie HT is designed specifically to answer the challenge of creating affordably priced, exceptionally dynamic, pure home theater powered subwoofers.
The HT/1205 home theater subwoofer delivers a brand new 500W Class D power amplifier design, coupled to a 12” long travel driver to deliver extremely high output. HT is a powerhouse for dedicated high powered home theater applications, transforms gaming experiences, and partners nicely with active wireless speakers. Destined to become a modern classic, the HT/1205’s svelte cabinet is finished in an attractive, yet purposeful line-grained black aluminum look and topped by a 12mm thick polished top that serves to damp vibrations on the critical top surface.
For REL owners already enjoying Reference, Serie S, and T/i subwoofers, the HT/1205 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce chest rumbling home theater special effects.
For total freedom, go wireless. The optional HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust, delivery latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place their HT/1205 where it works best – without resorting to unsightly cables – all while retaining REL’s category-leading super-fast wireless.
HT/1205 delivers a tough, simple, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission – devastatingly high output home theater. The cabinet’s width is minimized, reducing visual mass, while depth is maximized to produce the deepest bass. REL selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet, which offers easy handling and easy cleaning.
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. HT/1205 uses tough, stiff carbon fiber over 60% of the driven surface, backed by lightweight glassfiber. HT/1205’s 12” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers.
Accomplishing the single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater applications requires a special amplifier. REL’s NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space while running cool, which results in more cabinet volume. More cabinet volume 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 their CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than traditional designs.