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REL and Magnepan

Magnepan make unique speakers, they look different (and cooler) than conventional box speakers because they are different in significant ways from a conventional speaker. The thing about Maggies, as owners affectionately refer to them, is that they don’t sound much like speakers. Sound just seems to appear, almost from nowhere, effortless and freed from the usual boundaries of box speakers.

REL subwoofers (I still like our original term Sub Bass System for its more complete description of what we do) have a special affinity for Magnepan speakers. These tall, thin panels make fantastic midrange and high frequencies; some models even make decent bass down into the 50 Hz range. But the nature of panel speakers is such that making high levels of deep, accurate low bass in a room of normal dimension is expensive and difficult to achieve.

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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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