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What is a High Pass Filter and Why Doesn’t REL use Them?

The first half of the question is easy, the second gets into some very important thought about what a subwoofer is and where it should leave off and your loudspeakers start earning their keep. REL thinks of this issue differently and with more respect for the artists of all genres– the musical artists, the film sound engineers and the speaker designers who created your speaker– as uniquely gifted artists who bring you a truly magical experience. We’ll get into more on that later in the post.

Let’s start with, what is a High Pass Filter? Well, the name says it all, a High Pass Filter allows the higher frequencies to pass through. All sound systems begin with a Source component. Could be a CD player, these days it’s more likely to be streamer, might even be a smart phone sending information via BlueTooth to your system. Whatever its origins—and for pure sound quality of the ones I listed, the better CD players and transport/DACs still provide the best sound by a significant margin – sound emerges from the source, travels through the electronic heart of your system to your speakers.

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Our Purpose

We make subwoofers. That’s it. Nothing else. No distractions. Nothing to steal our focus. No kidding ourselves that we can be good at everything. No trying to conquer the whole world. We just do our best to conquer our bit of it.

Each day we come in to work in pursuit of only one intention, to produce the most raw, perfect, pure sound possible, to capture the raw intention of the artist. We use the best quality materials, employ the most exacting construction requirements. We think of the problem holistically. We pursue the chase of the perfect experience of sound with an obsessive passion and vigor.

We do it because we love sound. We believe sound can move people more than any other sense. We believe it’s the integration of the bass via the perfect subwoofer that makes everything else better. And, ultimately, there is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained from doing this well, creating something of unique quality, such that you know it is going to inspire. It makes the hard work and the obsessing over each and every detail worth all the effort. That’s our reward.

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