Field Notes is where we share insights, information and opinions on subwoofers, hi-fi systems and the joy of sound. So, put on your favorite album, mix yourself a drink and kick back, you might be here awhile.
When we set out make T/i, we wanted to make the best possible
subwoofer for small to mid-size systems, adjusting only it's size,
not it's speed, clarity or chest thumbing low-end.
"By a country mile the No.25 produces the fastest,
tightest bass I have ever heard in my cinema room.
This might not be what you would expect from such
a sizable driver – we tend to think of smaller
woofers having the edge in terms of speed.
Yet each percussive event is so eye-wateringly
taut it has sharp edges."
- Richard Stevenson, Home Cinema Choice
Revelation: T/i Supplies Great Theater AND 2-Channel Sound
Let’s review the basics:
Music reproduction calls for truly wide bandwidth in order to capture the natural sense of space and air around voices or instruments and to create a believable context for the performance. Deep bass, perfectly integrated, is key to this sense of live people playing live instruments in real space—and that could be in a small recording studio, a huge outdoor concert, or a symphony hall. Hell, even electronic pop music that never sees the light of day going straight from synthesized creation to recorded medium– say, the solid state memory in a home recording studio–still gets the benefit of spaciousness being restored because deep bass simply does that to music.
Theatre is a lot more complex in many ways, needing multiple channels; as many as 11 main and overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos (and a goodly number of RELs) all of which, in a highest-and-best-form of the art requires truly full range (down into the lower 20-30 Hz range) channels to do their best work This is exactly what REL's High Level connection accomplishes.