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.
People wonder what it is that makes our subwoofers so special; how do we obtain the startling results that we deliver? About 90% of it is good, sound, common sense engineering built on a foundation stretching back some 25 years. But then, there is that last bit, the tricky bits that elevate merely very good […]
When the idea to create a 25th Anniversary model sprang to life, it quickly emerged that this opportunity couldn’t be wasted on some fluffy dressing up of an existing model; this had to be special. As the project gathered steam, it changed from being a warm and fuzzy look back at the last 25 years […]
So, we’re diving into the deep end of the pool with a REL 3-D Theater system. Why? Because it allows us to lay out a number of basic principles that operate quite differently from the somewhat dumbed down approach that mid-fi uses to approach home theater. We build systems based largely on what a professional […]
Lately, we’ve been getting an unusual number of inquiries from customers—we love your emails—that make zero sense. The typical email starts off promisingly enough; “I own a pair of B&W 802 Diamonds and a pair of 600W Classe (balanced differential) monoblocks. I am interested in adding a single REL T/5i. Can you please tell me […]
We sell a lot of subwoofers, most of them black and as the old saying goes, “Black is beautiful”. But think about expanding this saying to High Gloss White Lacquer. Instead of thinking of what matches the loudspeaker’s finish, consider the all-important color choice from the perspective of a home owner. More specifically, a homeowner […]
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.