HT/1205

Serie HT

$799

HT/1205 home theater subwoofer delivers a brand new 500W Class D power amplifier design, coupled to a 12” (300mm) long travel driver to deliver extremely high output in an attractive design. HT is a powerhouse for dedicated high powered home theater applications, that will also transform the gaming experience and partners nicely with active wireless speakers.

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Rethink What's Possible

Performance Home Theater

Serie HT is designed specifically to answer the challenge of creating affordably priced, exceptionally dynamic, pure home theater powered subwoofers. The HT/1205 is the ideal combination of a lightweight, modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver coupled to a powerful 500W Class D amplifier that runs cool, producing extraordinary dynamics. Internally, we developed specially adapted home theater input filters that produce extremely flat bass down in the 20’s.


We set out to build the loudest, relatively compact 12” unit available for pure home theater use, and at truly attractive pricing. You’ll be the judge of how well we accomplished that goal, but critics are already lining up for reviews. We believe the HT/1205 is destined to become a modern classic with svelte cabinet dimensions finished in an attractive, yet purposeful line grained black aluminum-look and topped by a 12mm thick beautifully polished top that serves to damp vibrations on the critical top surface of the cabinet.


For REL owners already enjoying our Reference, Serie S and T/i subwoofers designed for both 2-channel and theater use, the HT/1205 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce extremely high output for chest rumbling home theater special effects.

design

Purpose Built

Bring on the special effects

HT/1205 delivers a tough, simple, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; devastatingly high output home theater. 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, which offers easily handled, easy cleaning. This more basic design vocabulary differs from the more refined finishes found in our other lines, however the top surface that catches one’s eye is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal we’ve come to be known for.

driver

Size Matters

Twelve-Inch CarbonGlas™ Driver

REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1205, a modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones HT/1205’s 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. HT/1205’s new 12” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers.

amplifier

500W Amplifier

Warn the neighbours, it's movie night

500 Watts: To accomplish our single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater applications 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 louder and deeper bass. 500 watts means the driver never is allowed to starve for power ensuring a long running, reliable design. Within HT-1205’s input filter, we designed in specific inverse filtering to permit our CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than traditional designs.

wireless

HT-Air™

Zero Compression Wireless Compatible

There is wireless and there is REL wireless. We are well-known for having the finest wireless purpose-built systems in the entire 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 your HT/1205 where it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room, all while retaining our category-leading super-fast wireless.

Customer Reviews

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L.
Awesome

I’m so pleased that I purchased this sub. I mainly use this for music and what a fantastic sound it provides. It compliments my other speakers with tight bass.
I now enjoy hours of great music.

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P.C.
Wowzer!

I own a REL 212SX and on the strength of that fantastic experience, I bought an HT 1205. I have almost finished the setup and I can tell you that I already love this device. In comparison to the sub that it is replacing, this sub makes definable sounds. It does not just make booming grunts but it actually adds to the cinematic experience. I have two test films, the opening scenes in Gladiator and the foggy sea battle in Master and Commander. I both of those films, I am hearing a measure of sound that I never heard before, What is going on is that the sub-bass region has filled in. Of course, I wonder what things might be like with the Predator but, I'm going to be satisfied with what I have - for now!

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J.
Awesome

HT 1205 this is awesome sub paired with wireless communication transmitter. Bass you can feel in the seat of your pants. No regrets with this purchase.

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S.
Its just too good!

There is a part of me that wanted to send this sub back and use the money somewhere else, possibly floor standing speakers that don't need a sub to produce some decent base. But, Its just too good... Oh and by the way, I bought this home theater sub for mostly music! I saw a couple of reviews on the YouTubes and people were praising this thing's musical potential. I know there are a couple other decent options in this price range for musical subs but something about a beautiful, 12in REL with a 500 watt amp just kind of turned me on. So far, Sooo good. It's seems to be sounding a little better everyday and I am looking forward to researching and buying some speakers to compliment this subwoofer in my Mostly audio set up. I did watch some x-men something or other last night and it was quite impressive. It's not going to crack your floor boards but very fun and most importantly, it just sounds good. OH yeah, and it looks amazing. the carbon fiber looks all tough and gangster and the top of this sub, well, It's just freaking sexy. I wanted to give this thing 4 stars just because. But, for the price range, It's just too good...

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S.O.
My new favorite sub

I bought this as an interim to replace a Velodyne F1500-B and after initially auditioning it, I have to say I found a replacement worthy to own a spot in my system. Musically, it's subtle, punchy, never taking center stage and blends well (like everyone says). A wide variety of music from Jazz (acid too), Classical, stand up bass, metal, rock, EDM, vocals and acoustic is like hearing everything again, all over. Movies are nice and pronounced, yet restrained when need be. I always hated how overly done the bass is in movies, but this tames it and keeps its target. I'm amazed at the tone of every note and the speed! As quick as it starts, it stops!
Great sub, you got a customer for life!

Reviews + Awards

The low-frequency delivery is superb, thanks to a fast and responsive performance created by the sealed cabinet. The 12-inch driver and 500W of Class D amplification go deep, but there's still plenty of control. As a result, the bass remains tight rather than boomy, allowing this sub to create a big and bold performance that has both power and agility.

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"The 12-inch driver and 500W of Class D amplification go deep, but there's still plenty of control. As a result, the bass remains tight rather than boomy, allowing this sub to create a big and bold performance that has both power and agility."

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HT/1205

Wireless
Suggested Retail: $799

HT/1205 home theater subwoofer delivers a brand new 500W Class D power amplifier design, coupled to a 12” (300mm) long travel driver to deliver extremely high output in an attractive design. HT is a powerhouse for dedicated high powered home theater applications, that will also transform the gaming experience and partners nicely with active wireless speakers.

Specifications

Type

Closed box, front-firing driver

Active Driver Size & Material

12 in., 300mm long-throw, CarbonGlas™ cone structure, inverted carbon fibre dust cap, steel chassis

Passive Radiator Size & Material

NA

Low Frequency Extention

-6dB at 22 Hz

Input Connectors

Dual purpose Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA

Output Connectors

Daisy Chain Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA

Power Output

500 watts (RMS)

Amplifier Type

NextGen5 Class D

Wireless Capability

HT Air Wireless (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip

Protection System

Fully Electronic Set Safe

Yes

D.C. Fault

Yes

Output Short

Yes

Mains Input Voltage

220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets

Fuses

8 Amp semi delay 230 or 115 volts operation

Dimensions

W x H x D

15 x 16 x 15.7 in. (376 x 405 x 399 mm)

Net Weight

38 lbs. (17.2 kg)

Finish

Line Grained Black Composite

Supplied Accessories

Mains Lead

Yes

Neutrik Speakon

NA

Interconnect

No

Users Manual

Yes

In the interest of product development, REL Acoustics Limited reserve the right to vary these specifications without notice.

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