For when there is simply neither the space nor the need for all the output of a larger HT model. HT/1003 applies the same approach as its impressive stable mate and scales it down by just a little. 10” high-powered, long throw driver and 300W means it has plenty of power on demand. This unit is intended primarily for high powered home theater applications, immersive gaming set-ups, and pairs nicely with active powered loudspeakers. Scaled down design, up-sized performance.Find a Dealer
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Bring on the special effects
HT/1003 delivers a tough, honest, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; extremely high output home theater at bargain pricing. The cabinet’s width is minimized reducing visual mass, whilst depth is maximized to produce the deepest bass. We selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet. Easily handled, easily cleaned. Yet, the top surface that one’s eye sees is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal we’ve come to be known for.
Speed & Slam
Ten-Inch CarbonGlas™ Driver
REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1003, a modern 10” CarbonGlas™ (250mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones HT/1003 uses tough, stiff carbon fibre over 60% of the driven surface, backed by lightweight glasfibre. Naturally, we use true high quality natural butyl surrounds as they remain soft and pliable for decades—something REL owners have come to expect. We believe the new 10” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers.
Punching Beyond Its Weight Class
300 Watts: To accomplish our single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater in a such a compact footprint requires a special amplifier. Our NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into ultra-deep bass despite its modest footprint. 300 watts means the driver is never starving for power ensuring high output, delivered effortlessly in a long running, reliable design. Within HT/1003’s input filter, we designed specific inverse filtering to permit our CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than conventional designs.
zero compression wireless compatable
There is wireless and there is REL wireless. We are well-known for having the finest wireless purpose-built systems in the component audio world. Though HT-Air™ is affordable, it retains our corporate fixation on zero compression and maximum dynamics. HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust, delivery latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place their HT model wherever it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room.
Whether you believe in this practice or not after burning in my new paradigm speakers with this sub I am in listening heaven. Music plays beautifully with the sub accentuating the bass when required and movies are a joy to watch now. Greedily I'm looking forward to adding another subwoofer for more punch but realistically I am fine with the 1 HT/1003 I have. Customer service is wonderful. Dealing with REL is like dining at a fine restaurant , getting an awesome meal, and feeling like you were taken care of like family.
We purchased the HT/1103 to augment a budget oriented system in our den (13 x 25) where we listen to a wide array of music, and also watch movies. The system consists of a Mac Mini running Roon Core, Allo USBridge Signature streamer feeding a NAD D3045 integrated amplifier via USB, which is then cabled to a pair of KEF Q150 speakers sitting atop Atacama 700 speaker stands. TV output to NAD D3045 via HDMI. Denon CD player output to NAD is coax. All cables are by Audioquest. The HT/1003 fit the bill on cost, size and the ability to integrate with the Q150's for playing both music and movies. We couldn't be happier with the sound for both. We are considering adding another HT/1003 for better room fill. Nice sub for the price.
I am using this subwoofer strictly for music playback in a 20x20 living room. This subwoofer has plenty of power for a room this size. I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of reproduction and it seamlessly blends with my current stereo set-up; PS Audio Electronics and PSB loudspeakers. Set up was a breeze. A remote to adjust volume and crossover frequency would be a great enhancement but probably not possible at this price point. Also a very small footprint and it’s easy to place. A very good value.
I purchased the subwoofer for my turntable setup. I use a upgraded rega p2, mofi ultra phono stage, audio engine hd6. Sounds amazing with powered speakers. Doesn’t overpower adds depth and clairety to the bass. Great build quality. Could not be happier with my purchase. Highly recommend.
Ich war eine Weile auf der Suche nach einer Steigerung zu meinem Canton Sub 600 Downfire.
Wunsch war ein geschlossener Frontfire.
Ich bin beim dem Standort vom Subwoofer etwas von den Maßen beschränkt.
Durch Zufall bin ich auf diesen Subwoofer von REL Acoustics aus Großbritannien gestoßen.
REL Acoustics fertigen ausschließlich Subwoofer.
Leider findet man im Netz nur wenige Rezensionen.
Deshalb an dieser Stelle meine Rezension.
Einsatz mit kleinen Satellitenlautsprechern von Teufel Cubycon 2 und Verstärker Denon AVR X2600H DAB.
Dieser Subwoofer macht alles RICHTIG!
Durch die geschlossene Bauweise sehr sehr sehr präzise.
Er bildet ein sensationelles Bassfundament und holt die kleinen Satellitenlautsprecher bei 150 HZ ab.
Egal ob Kinofilm, TV-Sendungen oder Musik (von Klassik, Techno oder Instrumental), dieser Subwoofer meistert alles.
Geniales ausgewogenes Klangbild und bei Bedarf richtig viel Druck.
Nach dem einmessen am Verstärker, ist er bei einem viertel der Leistung am Subwoofer eingestellt.
Wohnzimmer 20 Quadratmeter offen zum Vorsaal (in Summe 30 Quadratmeter)
Kurzgesagt klingt dieser Woofer einfach nur Hammer!!!
Preis - Leisung = UNSCHLAGBAR!!!
Reviews + Awards
Although the HT/1003 is a departure from purist REL philosophy, the result is an outstanding-value home cinema subwoofer. For AVR owners after a compact, affordable bass box that delivers movie mayhem in spades, look no further. If your budget runs higher, a pair of HT/1003s could be a consideration. And for soundbar users looking for a sonic upgrade, you won't get more bang per buck than this. Read More +
Home Cinema Choice
The REL HT/1003 impressed right from the start, with a cracking performance in terms of its bass presence. I was immediately impressed by just how much low energy this relatively small sub could generate. I have recently reviewed some much larger and far more expensive subs like the SVS PB-4000, but the HT/1003 held its […] Read More +