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REL Carbon Special Limited Edition Subwoofer

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Carbon Special

REFERENCE PERFORMANCE, MODEST SIZE

Where previous special editions have used existing cabinets, drivers and filters, Carbon Special uses many elements developed solely for Carbon Special. We employed our newest BlackWidow 12”(350mm) carbon fibre driver, developed to deliver superior dynamic balance throughout the full range of its considerable 4”(100mm) of fore-and-aft stroke. It is better able to handle, smoothly and effortlessly, the massive power needed to deliver explosive dynamics. We mated it with our NextGen 5 1,000 watt amplifier which has proven to be both a sonic wonder and utterly reliable. Directing all this is a CS PerfectFilter, a custom-designed variant of our latest evolution of filters that improves both ends of the spectrum. It delivers airy, delicate highs with greater reach into the nether regions within a soundstage, as well as truer, more powerful ultra-low bass delivery. If it sounds too good to be true, it almost is.

We didn’t stop there. The cabinet extends deeper than previous mid-chassis designs to optimize performance for this new driver complement. And its looks are delivered in a refined, mature manner with subtle use of carbon fibre details sprinkled among chrome and polished stainless accents. We predict Carbon Special will become one of the highest demand ultra-high performance subwoofers of all time.

CS PerfectFilters</br>ELEVATING LOW BASS PERFORMANCE AND OVERALL CLARITY

CS PerfectFilters
ELEVATING LOW BASS PERFORMANCE AND OVERALL CLARITY

Perfect is not a word REL throws around lightly but these latest filters are so good they require its use. Our PerfectFilters elevate the low bass performance to a new standard for a mid-chassis design, while subtle tweaks to its upper range performance allow for an airier, more transparent soundstage and improved clarity throughout the entire system’s performance. It is impossible to overstate its benefit to a fine audio system and all benefits that accrue to its musical performance go on to expand its merits in power theatre. A true two-for-one upgrade.

Sound Beyond Its Size</br>INSPIRED BY THE G/1 MK II

Sound Beyond Its Size
INSPIRED BY THE G/1 MK II

The key to Carbon Special’s amazing performance is its new BlackWidow 12”(350mm) forward firing active driver. Carbon fibre grabs the headlines with its ultra-lightweight and tough, resilient nature. Carbon fibre, while light, has excellent self-quieting properties that allow for far greater dynamics because the driver itself is so quiet. This generation 3 version features a much larger surround to better allow the explosiveness needed to set itself apart from the pack. The inner suspension was re-tuned to take advantage of this and the result, found only here and upcoming versions of the G-1 MK II is a 12” that hits like a heavyweight but reacts like a much smaller driver.

Now Hear This</br>NEXTGEN5 1000W DIGITAL AMPLIFIER

Now Hear This
NEXTGEN5 1000W DIGITAL AMPLIFIER

Power matters, and especially when our CS PerfectFilter demands more from the driver, additional power is crucial. This is why we placed the heart of our flagship No.25 amplifier into Carbon Special. At 1,000 watts, it has the current reserves to easily keep up with the demands placed upon it by even the most rigorous user. Carbon Special is capable of startling the listener, used in dual duty for both theatre and music its merits are immediately obvious in music which can lull the theatre aficionado into complacency, only to be yanked out of any sense of normalcy when a huge, unexpected transient explodes without warning. Think Pierce Brosnan’s 007 using plastique at work here.

Totally Stacked Performance</br>THE REL LINE ARRAY

Totally Stacked Performance
THE REL LINE ARRAY

REL’s signature gift to the art of sub bass performance is undoubtedly our Reference Line Arrays, wherein three units per side are stacked vertically. This arrangement was practically invented for subs with the deportment of Carbon Special. For those who always dreamed of owning a REL Reference Line Array but were denied it because of their size, your ship has arrived.

Without Wire’s Snarl</br>AIRSHIP™ WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

Without Wire’s Snarl
AIRSHIP™ WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

Carbon Special works brilliantly with AirShip™, our state of the art wireless that transports sound invisibly with none of the compromises of conventional wireless. Available optionally, and at reasonable expense with Carbon Special. While most wireless compresses horribly, Airship uses military grade 5.8Ghz wireless with zero compression to send signals so pure and fast they sonically outperform hardwired using anything but the best cables. Not having to see a snarl of cables tangling

Monoblock Amplifiers and High Level Connection

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. (each newline is a paragraph, links allowed)

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 Front firing, Active Woofer with Down- firing Passing Radiator
Active Drive Unit 12", 300mm Long-throw, Carbon Fibre cone with inverted Carbon Fibre Centre Cap
Passive Radiator Down 12", 300mm, Carbon/Carbon flat Cone structure, Steel Chassis
Lower Frequency Response 19Hz at -6 dB
Input Connectors Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Lo Level Single Phono, LFE Phono, LFE XLR
Input Impedance High Level: 150k, Low Level: 10k, .1/LFE: 10k ohms
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Power Output 800 Watts (RMS)
Phase Switch Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
Amplifier Type Next Gen 5 Class D
Rel AirShip Wireless capability Yes - Rel AirShip System 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 7 Amp semi delay 220 volts operation

Dimensions

WxHxD Including Feet and Rear Panel Controls 17 x 18 x 21 1/4 in., (430 x 455 x 539mm) Including Feet and Rear Panel Controls.
Add 1.75 in (44.5 mm) in depth when using HiLevel connector
Net Weight 38.7kg
Finish Gloss Piano Black

Supplied Accessories

Mains Lead Yes
Neutrik Speakon Interconnect Yes (10 Meters Nominal)
Users Manual Yes

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.

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