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Introducing the REL LongBow – an easy-to-use, zero compression, ultra high-quality wireless system that frees your system from placement limitations imposed by conventional cables.
LongBow permits very fast, uncompressed bass to be sent wirelessly within the same room at distances up to approximately 45 feet (somewhat dependent upon room clutter). Conventional wireless systems operate by hugely compressing the sound, shipping the compressed digital bitstream through the air, and then expanding it back to its “original” form. The results are a noticeable lag in speed and deteriorated sound that often suffers from thinness.
LongBow upgrades the digital pipeline from 16 bit to 24 bit, then ships over uncompressed 48kHz signals. Eliminating the compression/expansion chokepoint and using audiophile grade A/D encoders results in fast rich, natural bass – typically about 80% faster than traditional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi systems.
The REL team developed LongBow with both high level and .1 channel simultaneous delivery so that REL theater reference performance can be maintained even when using the wireless delivery system. This approach produces the rich, natural, warm bass REL theater systems are known for, along with the devastating punch of great .1 dynamics. Shifting back and forth between music and film sound requires no switching of inputs, altering subwoofer settings, or the like.
The REL LongBow is compatible with REL’s No. 25, 212/SE, S/5 SHO, and S/3 SHO subwoofers.