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REL S5 SHO White Subwoofer

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Home Cinema Choice Best Buy

Home Cinema Choice Best Buy

"REL makes superb active subwoofers in general and this one is so good, it is peer to at least one 15in model and other products nearly twice the price. In the S5, driver and amplifier engineering have created a new benchmark".

S/5 SHO exceeds the mandate for mid-level models and crosses this model into true reference quality. S/5 SHO produces exceptionally low bass with tremendous impact and speed. Even difficult-to-render instruments such as pipe organs are dealt with effortlessly.Large scale, high end 2-channel systems make a perfect pairing for S/5 SHO and grand theaters are ideal. Medium to grand rooms are appropriate. Scale is Very Large, Speed is Exceptional, Attack and Slam is Visceral.

 

Smooth Speed & Slam - Continuous Cast™ Cone Bass Engine

S/5 SHO’s driver features an all-new alloy cone structure that takes our mid-level product to a performance that exceeds our reference products of only a few years ago. By reducing moving mass, with a balanced approach to design, our engineering team was able to produce far more speed than prior designs. By carefully adjusting key parameters, we were able to increase the self-quieting key to a high end component’s ability to resolve space and inner detail. Improvements in our designs translate into enhancement in your entire system.

 

Sound Beyond Its Size - Carbon Passive Radiator

S/5 SHO uses a special carbon/carbon passive that is stiff, lightweight and incredibly well-behaved. Our approach to passive design results in performance more akin to a variable ratio driver size. On an S/5 SHO, think of it as a sliding ratio design wherein the S/5 SHO begins as an ultra-fast 12” sealed box design and, as more power and deeper bass is demanded, the S/5 SHO gradually morphs into the power and output of a 15” design.

 

Fast, Extended Lows - NextGen2 550W Digital Amplifier

Beyond our proprietary drivers, the performance of a REL is determined by our unique input filters and amplifiers. REL S/5 SHO uses a simple filter-type that is very fast—about 8 milliseconds in group delay– to cross out unwanted higher frequencies to our driver. This speed and our carefully sorted filters allow for seamless blending of RELs with the main speakers. REL do not include a high pass filter to cross out bass from the main speaker because to do so would generally produce more unwanted effects than the minor benefits such a design confers.

S/5 SHO’s power amplifier is a powerful NextGen2 550W digital amplifier. This design has powered thousands of RELs and has proven exceptionally reliable and very fast with deep, extended lows—it provides a perfect mate to our new driver.


Freedom - LongBow™ Wireless Connectivity

LongBow permits very fast, uncompressed bass to be sent wirelessly within the same room approximately 45 feet (somewhat dependent upon room clutter). We have selected an un compressed format as it results in natural, quick delivery compared with conventional wi-fi or Bluetooth systems. Because it is a REL, we developed LongBow with both high level (or low level with crossover intact) AND .1 channel delivery so that REL Theatre Reference performance can be maintained even when using our wireless delivery system.

 

Each Serie S model is available in stunning gloss piano black and gloss white lacquer which will grace your living environment as well as your stereo, music or film sound system.

 

  • Tick Newly re-engineered to feature Super High Output
  • Tick Compatible with Longbow Wireless Transmitter (optional-available to purchase seperately)

Monoblock Amplifiers and High Level Connection Note:

REL do not recommend use of a single REL subwoofer with ANY brand of monoblock amplifier as it is possible to observe slight channel-to-channel dc offset that can result in mild oscillation. For any monoblock, REL recommend use of stereo pairs of the appropriate model of subwoofer.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Type Passive Radiator, down-firing passive radiator, front-firing active woofer
Drive Unit 12 in., 300mm long throw, die cast alunimium chassis
Passive Radiator 12in., 300mm
Lower Frequency Response in Room 21Hz at -6bB in room
Input Connectors Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, LH and RH Lo Level single phono, LFE phono, SMA for wireless antenna
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Power Output 550 Watts (RMS)
Phase Switch Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
Amplifier Type Next Gen II Class D
REL Longbow Wireless capability Yes- REL Longbow™ transmitter [required]. Sold separately.

Protection System

Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE Yes
D.C. Fault Yes
Output Short Yes
Mains Input Voltage 220-240 volts
Fuses 5 Amp semi delay 220 volts operation
Dimensions (WxHxD) 444.5 x 455.5 x 507 mm (add 44.5 mm in depth when using high level connector)
Net Weight 31.6kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.