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.
How to Build a High Performance Theater Without Breaking the Bank (Part 1)
A properly constructed full-blown theater can be an expensive proposition. We advocate for the buildable theater—one in which the end goals are clearly identified early on, and then the theater system is built in stages that make sense. For the sake of brevity, this post deals only with the audio portion of the system but […]
“Every sub should have two of these,”-Hunter “I just wish we could afford to put these into every one of our designs, unfortunately great filters are not cheap and they take up a significant amount of space inside—something always at a premium inside of powered subwoofers,” John Hunter our Head of Design said recently. “These” […]
Hendrix. Joplin. Jefferson Airplane. Legends all, a veritable pantheon of incredible musical acts that helped define a generation and the musical revolution that was the essence of late-60’s rock. And it all took place just 12 miles from REL’s offices in Berkeley in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a gathering of 100,000 of what […]
A system setup to bring home the experience of live music
“OMG, who says a great high end system can’t replicate the live concert experience?” asked a good friend who happens to edit a highly respected webzine on high end audio. I had just spent 6 hours dialing in his reference system and adding in an important missing element. “Technically, it’s like standing at the microphone […]
Sales of matched stereo pairs of REL subwoofers have increased at an incredible pace in the past year. At first blush you might think customers are suddenly demanding massively more quantities of bass. However, REL buyers are choosing this path for entirely different reasons than the norm suggests. As usual, they are listening carefully, rather […]
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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.