S/510 takes REL’s compact-medium chassis concept to reference-like levels of performance and does so with style, power and incredible speed. It delivers incredible levels of all ‘round performance. S/510 allows those with less space, or when pairing with high end speakers that are slightly less robust to have a perfect dance partner when the S/812 is simply too much of a great thing.Find a Dealer
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S/510’s Bass Engine
S/510 required upgrades to its ContinuousCast™ Alloy Cone to allow it to survive its massive power upgrades. To permit its thin, aluminum cone to survive 500 watts and incredibly long stroke, we added an ultra-lightweight backing of pure carbon fibre strategically placed over portions of the rear surface of the cone. This produces two benefits; it strengthens and stiffens the cone and also eliminates reversion, wherein the backwave inside the cabinet is now prevented from interfering with the main launch of bass into the room. The result is more accurate and far louder deep bass.
Nothing Passive About This
SuperProgressive™ passive radiator
Our uniquely tuned passive radiators use special suspensions, now with an additional 8mm of linear travel, to produce performance unlike conventional subwoofers. Our new SuperProgressive™ passive radiator produces extremely long travel allowing for very loud output while retaining the variable stiffness of its suspension. This allows it to act like a sealed box compact 12” design at low volumes and a high output 14” design at its limit.
500 Watt Monoblock Within
At 500 watts the NextGen3 amplifier is borrowed from our former flagship model and produces huge reservoirs of power and current. The 20%+ increase in power (previous version was 400 watts) is needed to deliver the high output levels needed for modern theatre, as well as to produce the extremely deep bass in a high end 2-channel system. This increase in power is necessitated by our development on the musical front of an all-new circuit termed PerfectFilter™ that balance both frequency extremes.
PerfectFilter performs two seemingly disparate qualities; extending the strong, even response of the extreme low end of bass frequencies while simultaneously opening up air and delicacy in the middle and high frequencies of one’s system. Additionally, we applied customized PureTheatre™ filters to allow S/510 to keep up with modern theatre effects without breaking a sweat.
Stacked for Ultimate Performance
Serie S Line Arrays
In the real world, bass occurs with width, depth and height. By stacking up to three units per side (stereo or theatre main L-R speakers) the proper perspective and height of sonic events are illuminated. This elevates reproduction from conventional stereo or theatre to a floor to ceiling panoramic, full scale perspective of each sonic event. Reviewers are lining up to marvel at the transformation of music and film into the full-scale representation that REL Line Arrays uniquely deliver.
I quickly installed the two S 510 subs. Easy. It took me two days of music listening to adjust and fine tune the sound to integrate with my Harbeth 40.2 speakers. Amazing bass. Some recordings will shake the floor. Highly recommended for any full or not full range speakers. Clean bass extension. Musical.
I have owned sub-woofers since the mid 1980's before they were mainstream. I've owned several sizes, styles, brands. The S/510 is by far the most accurate and enjoyable I have ever listened to. I am amazed at the results while listening at low volume levels.
I bought this also to know what all the hype is all about and boy do this marvel of engineering own up to its name.
Music even at low volumes, the lower frequencies it dispenses with ease and accuracy and warmth.
Well worth every Penny and a worthwhile investment in audio.
Quite frankly the best audio investment I have ever made. It performs beyond any stated or implied advertising.
Thanks for all the blood,sweat and tears that it took to develop such a magnificent instrument of sound.
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"With the S/510 I found a few more quieter spaces in the music as if it was truer to the acoustic space and more refined in how it allowed the synergy of itself and the main speakers to behave in a more three-dimensional manner, dealing with layers more intelligently."
"REL's 10in Serie S model doesn't have the spec-sheet power or depth of the larger and more expensive S/812, and this is apparent during single-model playback, but it comes very close and if anything it’s faster and more responsive. If you’ve got the budget, a pair of these smaller units will deliver a balanced and composed low-frequency foundation that can give your favourite movie moments some serious slam and an epic amount of scale." Read More +